Monday, May 23, 2022

Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to 16 nations, including India
Riyadh | May 23, 2022 4:22:51 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has banned citizens from travelling to 16 countries, including India, over the Covid-19 situation in those nations, the media reported ... read..

Ukraine, wheat ban to be discussed at Biden-Modi meet: US NSA
Washington | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Indian restrictions on wheat exports will be among a range of issues that will figure at the upcoming meeting of the Quad in Tokyo next week and the bilateral between American President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Nare ... read..

Tripura, Mizoram approach MEA to ferry essentials via Bangladesh
Agartala/Aizawl | Monday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Tripura and Mizoram have approached the External Affairs Ministry to bring essential supplies and transport fuels via Bangladesh as the rail links have been cut off for the past nine days. ... read..

Imran Khan says long march to Islamabad from May 25
Peshawar | Monday, 2022 1:45:14 AM IST
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his party's long march towards Islamabad for the country's "battle for real freedom" will begin on May 25, media reported. ... read..

India, Singapore to work together against terror, transitional crime
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
At the joint working group (JWG) meeting between India and Singapore, it was decided that the two nations will work jointly against terror and transitional crime. ... read..

Zelensky accuses Moscow of 'attempting to kill as many Ukrainians as possible'
Kiev | Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces have 'completely destroyed' Ukraine's eastern Donbas region and accused Moscow of trying to 'increase pressure' with 'brutal' and 'senseless' bombardments, the media reported. ... read..

Indian diplomat calls Bilawal Bhutto's UNSC statement 'Pavlovian response'
United Nations | Saturday, 2022 1:45:17 AM IST
An Indian diplomat has described Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's off-topic reference to India at the Security Council as a "Pavlovian response". ... read..

US offers 'full, total, complete' support for Sweden, Finland's NATO applications
Washington | Friday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Thursday offered "full, total, complete" support for Sweden and Finlands applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). ... read..

Global famine likely this year: Putin aide
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The attempt by the US to take over Ukraine's grain reserves may spark a humanitarian crisis in the country and lead to grain shortages globally, Russian President Vladimir Putins aide, Maksim Oreshkin, said on Thursday. ... read..

Pakistan's flawed foreign policy and its internal dimensions
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Pakistans foreign policy has traditionally been flawed, especially in times of critical importance, mainly due to the countrys highly-politicised foreign policy strategy which tends to link external policies with internal developments. ... read..

Balochistan CM could be voted out by no-confidence motion
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
In the midst of what seems like a never-ending political crisis in Pakistan where Imran Khan got ousted through a no-confidence motion, similar political winds are now shaking the walls of the Balochistan provincial assembly, as a no-confidence motion has ... read..

Russia ranks 'unfriendly' nations; US tops chart
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Russian State Duma chairman Vyacheslav Volodin has published on social media a list of "unfriendly nations" ranked by the number of anti-Russian sanctions they have imposed. ... read..

'Russia used laser weapons in Ukraine operation'
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Russia has developed its own anti-drone laser capability and is already using it in Ukraine, Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Yury Borisov, claimed in an interview on Wednesday. ... read..

Climate change making record-breaking heatwaves in India, Pakistan 100 times more likely
London | Thursday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Climate change has made the odds of a record-breaking heatwave hitting northwestern India and Pakistan 100 times more likely to happen, scientists said Wednesday, as the two countries experience high temperatures that are disrupting daily life, media repo ... read..

Russia may sever ties with WHO, WTO
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
Russia may sever ties with prominent global bodies as President Vladimir Putin continues to isolate his nation from the West following the invasion of Ukraine, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Blame game erupts in Russia's secret services over 'bogus' intel that led to invasion
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
A new blame game has erupted in Russia's secret services over the 'bogus' intelligence that led President Vladimir Putin to believing his troops would be welcomed in Ukraine with open arms, media reports said. ... read..

West waging war against Russia: Kremlin
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Western powers opposing Russia in Ukraine could be considered enemies as they are waging a war against the state, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday. ... read..

Russian commanders allegedly slaughtering their own wounded soldiers
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russian commanders are slaughtering their own wounded soldiers instead of retrieving them from the battlefield for treatment, Russias own troops have said, the media reported. ... read..

Pakistan's ex-envoy to Italy dismissed for sexually harassing female colleague
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
A Pakistan federal ombudsperson has recommended dismissal of Pakistan's former Ambassador to Italy, Nadeem Riyaz after he was found guilty of sexually harassing a female colleague, media reports said. ... read..

Punjab CM slams targeted killing of two Sikh traders in Pakistan
Chandigarh | Monday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday condemned the targeted killing of two Sikh traders in Pakistan and urged External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to speak to Pakistan on the security of minority communities. ... read..

Putin warns Finland joining Nato would be a 'mistake'
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that joining Nato and abandoning Finland's neutral status would be a "mistake", the media reported. ... read..

Relatives of Azovstal works defenders ask China to intervene
Kiev | Sunday, 2022 2:15:11 AM IST
The relatives of Azovstal forces have called on China to help with the extraction of Ukrainian troops from Mariupol. ... read..

Chinese currency declining rapidly as economy falters
Hong Kong | Saturday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
The Chinese currency is declining rapidly as the world's second largest economy falters under the weight of Covid restrictions, CNN reported. ... read..

Wickremesinghe, in sixth PM stint, assures end to Sri Lanka's economic crisis
Colombo | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Setting several world records, Sri Lanka's veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the 26th Prime Minister of Indian Ocean island nation, which has been crippled with its worst-ever economic crisis. ... read..

Pakistani rupee hits new all-time low
Karachi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Pakistani rupee on Thursday broke all previous records against the US dollar and dropped to an all-time low of Rs191.77 in the interbank market, media reports said. ... read..

Former President Medvedev warns of nuclear war between Russia and NATO
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Military support for Ukraine risks sparking nuclear war with Russia, Putin ally and ex-President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, warned, media reports said. ... read..

Kiev rejects Russia's gas transit request
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Thursday that it currently supplies gas for transit to Europe via the Sudzha entry point. The application for pumping through the Sokhranovka transit point has been rejected by Ukraine, according to Gazproms official s ... read..

Finland joining NATO a threat to Russia, says Kremlin
Moscow | Friday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russia would see Finland's accession to the NATO military alliance as a threat and the move would not contribute to more security, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, media reports said. ... read..

Amid violence, SL President says will appoint new PM, government
Colombo | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
To end the ongoing political crisis, Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced that a new government with a new Prime Minister, who can command the majority in the Parliament, would be appointed this week. ... read..

Putin could use nuclear weapon if he feels Ukraine war being lost
Washington | Thursday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin could view the prospect of defeat in Ukraine as an existential threat to his regime, potentially triggering his resort to using a nuclear weapon, a top US intelligence official has warned, The Guardian reported. ... read..

Pak PM to leave for London as Nawaz summons emergency meeting (Ld)
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave for London on Tuesday night along with senior PML-N leaders to meet party supremo Nawaz Sharif in the wake of heightened political uncertainty in the country, media reports said. ... read..

IMD sending Severe Cyclone Asani updates to other countries
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Even as Sri Lanka witnesses a political implosion in wake of its people's wrath, Sinhalese word 'Asani' (wrath in English) assumed significance along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, not just in India but also in Bangladesh and Myanmar. ... read..

Imran must be reined in before he divides Pak further: Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:16 AM IST
Following an "anti-state" speech by former Pakistan premier Imran Khan a day earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday that Khan must be reined in before he divides the country any further, media reports said. ... read..

Self-aggrandising China in Sri Lankan humanitarian crisis led to another emergency
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Sri Lanka, where a second state of emergency was imposed after the crippling strike over the external debt and the pervading economic crisis but Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa finally forced to step down, has seen China playing a shrewd game for years. ... read..

Putin 'shocked' to discover his gymnast lover is pregnant again
London | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:11 AM IST
Russia President Vladimir Putin has been 'shocked' to discover his gymnast lover is pregnant again, sources have claimed, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Sri Lanka: Govt MP found dead amid violent protests
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Amid the anti-government protests across the islands nation, a government MP was found dead with gunshot injuries after he fled the spot when his vehicle was blocked by the protesters on whom he allegedly opened fire. ... read..

Pak Army warns against deliberate attempts to drag military into politics
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
The Pakistani military on Sunday warned politicians, journalists and analysts against dragging Pakistan Army and its leadership in the country's political affairs, saying that the practice is "extremely damaging", reports said. ... read..

Russia will destroy NATO countries in half an hour in case of nuclear war: Roscosmos chief
Moscow | Monday, 2022 1:45:16 AM IST
The chief of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that Russia would destroy NATO countries in the event of a nuclear war in half an hour, so he urged them not to allow such a scenario. ... read..

It's my right to disagree with policies of Imran Khan as PM: Afridi
Karachi | Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Reacting to the criticism on social media for extending felicitation to newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi said that it is his right to disagree with the policies of former premier Imran Kha ... read..

Pak Health Minister happy to be called 'Munna Bhai MBBS'
Karachi | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel has indicated that he is happy to be called 'Munna Bhai MBBS' -- a famous character played by Sanjay Dutt in the 2003 Bollywood film by the same title, media reports said. ... read..

Pakistan's political power tussles take centre stage
Islamabad | Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan's political temperature is rising as former Prime Minister Imran Khan has started a massive anti-government protest based campaign and called on his supporters to march together towards Islamabad by the end of May. ... read..

People prepare for stir against govt, Rajapaksas prove majority in Parliament
Colombo | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Amidst a month long public protests and ahead of Friday's island wide "Hartal" to bring Sri Lanka to a standstill demanding the government to "go home", the ruling Rajapaksas in a secret vote on Thursday to elect a new Deputy Speaker, proved that it still ... read..

US hints at resuming cooperation on counter-terrorism with Pak
Washington | Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The US has condemned the terror attack in the University of Karachi targeting Chinese nationals last week and has hinted at resuming cooperation with Pakistan on counter-terrorism and border security, media reports said. ... read..

China orders 'stress test' as fears of Russia-style sanctions mount
Beijing | Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Concerned about sweeping Russia-style sanctions from the West, Beijing has ordered a comprehensive "stress test" to study the implications of a similar scenario for its economy, The Guardian reported. ... read..

Anonymous businessman launches 'Emerging Pakistan' campaign on London buses
London | Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A British Pakistani businessman has launched 150 iconic red double-decker buses carrying the slogan of "Emerging Pakistan" with pictures of Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, media reports said. ... read..

Bankrupt Sri Lanka's dollar reserves drop to below $50 mn
Colombo | Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Predicting a doomsday scenario for crisis-ridden Sri Lanka, the island nation's Finance Minister Ali Sabry on Wednesday announced that total foreign reserves have dropped even below $50 million and warned that the current economic crisis could not be solv ... read..

Indian, Pakistan armies exchange sweets on LoC on Eid
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Armies of India and Pakistan on Tuesday held a customary exchange of sweets in Teetwal and Uri sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K on Eid-ul-Fitr. ... read..

Pentagon, US companies involved in Ukraine military biolabs: Russia
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The head of Russia's Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin has said that his team is making progress in a criminal probe into Ukraine's alleged Pentagon-funded bioweapons programme. ... read..

Cattle smuggling from India curbed, B'desh feels the heat during festive season
Kolkata | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) claims that it has been successful in doing away with the illegal supply lines for Indian cattle in Bangladesh after a clamp down on the movement of smuggled animals across the International Boundary (IB) between the two co ... read..

Mysterious Zamestim artwork signals Russia's anti-West defiance
St Petersburg | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
No one knows who put it here but something rather odd has appeared in the centre of St Petersburg - A bizarre art installation made up of one word: "ZAMESTIM" ("We will replace"), media reports said. ... read..

Pakistan Minister Sanaullah vows to arrest Imran Khan
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday vowed that former Prime Minister Imran Khan will be arrested in a case relating to hooliganism and sloganeering against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation visiting Madina earlier this week, ... read..

Russian troops ready to put shrapnel into their bodies in order to flee, claims Ukraine
Kiev | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russian soldiers are so eager to flee the war in Ukraine that they are ready to put shrapnel into their bodies, according to conversations intercepted by the Security Service of Ukraine. ... read..

Explosion at Kabul mosque kills at least 10 people
Kabul | Saturday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A powerful blast targeted a mosque in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding several others, security officials confirmed, media reports said. ... read..

Pak asks Saudi Arabia to take action against people involved in Madina incident
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday that the government will request authorities in Saudi Arabia to take appropriate action against those who instigated the use of indecent language and behaviour within the premises of Masjid-e-Nabv ... read..

Karachi suicide bombing being used to tarnish image of Baloch nation: Balochistan women lawmakers
Quetta | Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Following the suicide attack on the premises of the University of Karachi which killed three Chinese teachers and a driver on Tuesday, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) member of Balochistan Assembly, Bushra Rind said that the incident is being used to tarnis ... read..

Bengal makes special provisions for Ukraine returnees
Kolkata | Friday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banrejee on Thursday announced some good news for the 422 persons from the state who returned from war-torn Ukraine, including 419 students. ... read..

NATO ready to support Ukraine for years to come in war against Russia
London | Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the military alliance is ready to support Ukraine for years to come in the war against Russia, the media reported. ... read..

Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on Modi's visit to J&K: MEA
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday that Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Russia won't hesitate to use 'weapons no other country possesses', warns Putin
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned outside forces against interfering in the Ukraine conflict, promising a "lightning-speed" response to such actions, with the use of Moscows most advanced weaponry. ... read..

Russia warns it may cut natural gas supplies to other EU countries
London | Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has warned that other European Union customers may be cut off from Russian natural gas supplies if they refuse to pay in rouble, The Guardian reported. ... read..

Russia will be unable to fight another war for years: Experts
London | Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Russia will be unable to fight another war for years because of catastrophic kit losses in Ukraine, defence experts said, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Moscow warns London for 'provoking' Kiev
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The Russian Ministry of Defense has warned Britain that London's direct provocation of the Kiev regime to strike targets on Russian soil will result in a proportionate response. ... read..

Senior designer of China's wide-body aircraft dies of sudden illness
Shanghai | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:10 AM IST
A senior designer of China's wide-body aircraft CR929, developed by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), passed away on Sunday at the age of 43, according to a media report, Global Times reported. ... read..

'US wants to see a weakened Russia'
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has said that he hopes Russian losses in Ukraine will deter its leadership from repeating its actions elsewhere, BBC reported. ... read..

Nawaz Sharif issued passport to return to Pakistan
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Pakistan government on Monday issued a new passport to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to return back to Pakistan, Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Five Ukraine railway stations come under attack
Lviv | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Russian strikes have hit five railway stations in central and western Ukraine, BBC reported. ... read..

Some Ukrainian women raped before being killed, say doctors
Kiev | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Forensic doctors carrying out post-mortem on bodies in mass graves north of Kiev said they have found evidence that some women were raped before being killed by Russian forces, The Guardian reported. ... read..

Russian troops compared to ISIS for demanding ransom from mother of captured Ukrainian soldier
London | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
An advisor to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has compared Russian troops to ISIS militants after Russian forces allegedly threatened to execute a captured soldier on video unless his mother paid a ransom, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Putin announces fearsome 'Satan II' missile will be deployed by this autumn
London | Monday, 2022 6:15:39 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced his regime's latest nuclear-capable missile will be deployed as early as this autumn, saying it will 'force those who try to threaten Russia to think twice', the media reported. ... read..

China moves in after Shell's exit from Russia
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Chinas biggest state-owned energy companies are reportedly negotiating the opportunity to buy a stake in a major Russian gas export project from Shell after the British oil and gas corporation exited Russia over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, RT reporte ... read..

Tainted past of Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet raises eyebrows
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from power through a no-confidence motion voting in the Parliament, which he claimed was part of a US-led international conspiracy, implemented by using his opposition parties to throw him out of power. ... read..

Russia's turnaround came after general known as 'The Butcher' was made commander
London | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Russian troops are being 'ritually humiliated' in Ukraine, but they are still in a position to win the war, Western officials cautioned, Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Imran sold Pakistan's economic sovereignty to US: Pak Minister
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday reiterated concerns over the autonomy granted to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) during the earlier PTI-led government's tenure, Geo News reported. ... read..

India condemns US lawmaker's visit to PoK
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A day after US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar went to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, India on Thursday strongly condemned her visit. ... read..

B'desh keen to boost trades, economic activities with NE India : Officials
Agartala/Aizawl | Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Bangladesh has been keen to further increase its trade and economic activities with India's northeastern states and its Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will visit Mizoram on Friday to supervise the infrastructure along the border, officials said on Wednesda ... read..

Pakistan: The Theatre of the Absurd
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
During the past few weeks, the political landscape of Pakistan has been dominated by a high decibel spat between Imran Khan, the ousted Prime Minister, and Shehbaz Sharif, the newly-appointed premier, and between their supporters. ... read..

Imran's chopper used to commute between home and PM office cost Rs 550 mn
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Newly-appointed Finance Minister of Pakistan, Miftah Ismail, has revealed that former Prime Minister Imran Khans helicopter commute between his Bani Gala home and the PM Secretariat cost Pakistani Rs 550 million to the national exchequer in three years an ... read..

Pak lost $40 bn in foreign investment due to slow pace of CPEC: Minister
Islamabad | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
China had so many expectations from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but it was perplexed after seeing the former PTI government's attitude and policies, said Pakistan Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, Geo News reported. ... read..

Russia hit over 1,200 Ukrainian targets with missiles, airstrikes and artillery
London | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Russia has claimed that it has hit more than 1,200 Ukrainian targets with missiles, airstrikes and artillery, and street battles have broken out as President Vladimir Putin's troops launched their new offensive in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, Dai ... read..

India places renewed emphasis on strengthening ties with neighbourhood: Jaishankar
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar on Monday said that India has placed a renewed emphasis on strengthening ties with its surrounding countries under its 'Neighbourhood First Policy' to deepen economic linkages. ... read..

Imran accused of creating wave of public anger that could prove difficult to control
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Many fear that the deep polarisation cultivated by former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan could prove deeply destabilising for the country, pushing it into greater political turmoil that the new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is known more for his ... read..

Pakistan's relationship with Taliban now on the edge
Islamabad | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
It appears that after several months of failed efforts to deal with TTP, Islamabad's relationship with the Taliban government is now on the edge, the media reported. ... read..

Kiev banned militants in Mariupol from negotiating surrender
Moscow | Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Kiev ordered the militants located on the territory of the Azovstal metallurgical plant, surrounded and blocked in Mariupol, to shoot those who want to lay down their arms, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Major General Igor ... read..

The Great Wail of China: A pervasive and perilous phenomenon
Beijing | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
As China spreads its economic footprint across the world, the Chinese universe of 'Made in China has gone beyond the pale of just manufacturing and supply chains. ... read..

Imran sold gifts from foreign govts in the market: PML-N spokesperson
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Marriyum Aurangzeb, has accused former Prime Minister Imran Khan of selling gifts worth millions of rupees received from foreign governments, media reports said. ... read..

Imran never sought Pak military's help to break political deadlock: Ex-Minister
Islamabad | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Former Pakistan cabinet minister Shireen Mazari has categorically said that former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan had never called the military for help to break the 'political deadlock' ensuing from the National Assembly deputy speaker's ruling again ... read..

NATO membership unlikely to help build Sweden & Finland's int'l prestige: Russia
Moscow | Saturday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Sweden and Finland will lose part of their sovereignty while compromising their security if they join NATO, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned on Friday, referring to the two nations expected requests for formal membership in the US-led military bloc. ... read..

Permit TN to send essential items to Sri Lankan Tamils: Stalin
Chennai | Saturday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
With the Indian government enabling shipping of food and essential items to Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin has urged the Centre to allow his state too to send such items to areas where Tamils reside there. ... read..

Russia says Ukrainian choppers carried out strikes on its territory
Moscow | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russia has claimed that two Ukrainian helicopters were responsible for an attack on the border village of Klimovo in the Bryansk Region on Thursday, which left seven persons injured. ... read..

Pak Assembly accepts resignations of 123 PTI MNAs
Islamabad | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Deputy Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly, Qasim Suri, on Thursday accepted the resignations of 123 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs after they decided to disassociate themselves from the National Assembly following the ouster of PTI Chairman ... read..

General Bajwa doesn't want an extension: DG ISPR
Rawalpindi | Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar, has clarified that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is neither asking for an extension nor will he accept it, media reports said. ... read..

US Treasury Secretary warns countries 'indifferent' to sanctions against Russia
New York | Thursday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday sent a warning to countries that are not moving to snap financial ties with Russia or seeking to undermine sanctions imposed due to the war in Ukraine, media reports said. ... read..

Shehbaz Sharif will request China to include Karachi rail in CPEC
Karachi | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan would request China to include Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, media reports said. ... read..

Talks with Ukraine have reached a dead end: Putin
London | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that peace talks have reached a "dead-end situation" after Ukraine made allegations about war crimes, media reports said. ... read..

Pak PM highlights financial upliftment, better global relations & institutional harmony
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
After days of chaotic political crisis, democratic instability and constitutional warfare, Pakistans shaky political ship seems to have come out of the storm and is showing a picture that is in line with the democratic political setup. ... read..

Pakistan military endorses Gen Bajwa's stance to uphold Constitution
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
Pakistans top military brass has taken notice of the recent propaganda campaign by some quarters to malign Pakistan Army and create division between the institution and the society, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday ... read..

Ukraine probing if chemical weapons were used in Mariupol
Kiev | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Ukrainian military officials are currently confirming information regarding the use of chemical weapons by Russian forces in Mariupol. ... read..

Sonowal, Bhutanese delegation discuss potential of waterways
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India's Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday held discussion with a Bhutanese delegation on harnessing the potential of waterways for progress of both, especially the northeast region. ... read..

Street fights have dangerous ends, Sri Lanka PM warns protesters
Colombo | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Amidst week-long unending protests against the government and politicians, mainly by youths, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday urged protesters to stop the street fights, warning that it could have dangerous repercussions. ... read..

Wheat could open new area of US-India cooperation, softening rift on Ukraine (Analysis)
New York | Monday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Cooperation on the global food crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine could open a new area of cooperation between the US and India, softening the fallout from the rift over dealing with the invasion. ... read..

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