David Cameron says he mishandled Panama Papers tax scrutiny

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday he should have handled scrutiny of his family´s tax arrangements better, seeking to reassert his leadership after days of negative media coverage and calls for his resignation. After four days and four different statements over...

45 Pakistanis stranded in China due to landsliding

TASHKURGAN:  Foreign Office on Saturday took notice of stranded Pakistanis in Chinese Tashkurgan as Shahrah-e-Resham is shut due to landsliding. At least 45 Pakistanis are stranded in Tashkurgan as can neither go back to Xinjiang nor enter Pakistan as landsliding has confined the movement....

Pakistan, China air forces launch joint training exercise

SHANGHAI: China's air force on Saturday began joint training exercises with that of Pakistan, China's defence ministry said, as the two nations' militaries strengthen operational ties. The countries call each other "all-weather friends", with ties underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbour, India,...

Building peaceful neighbourhood Pakistan’s top priority: Maleeha

NEW YORK: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi says the country has made gains on the political, security and economic fronts in the past three years. She was talking to a group of students and faculty members from the US Army War...

Turkey’s parliament approves accord to repatriate Pakistani migrants

ANKARA: Turkey’s parliament has approved an agreement enabling Ankara to repatriate Pakistani migrants, as people continue to be sent to Turkey from Greece as part of a European Union (EU) deal to stem mass migration to Europe. Pakistani migrants are among those that have...

World Bank to boost funding for climate change projects

WASHINGTON: The World Bank says it will increase funding for renewable energy to reduce the effects of climate change in developing countries. In a statement issued in Washington, the bank said, following the UN climate conference that yielded the Paris Agreement in December, it...

Pakistan pursuing policy of peaceful neighbourhood: Jilani

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has said Pakistan is witnessing a silent revolution with the nation united against extremism.  Speaking at Georgetown University to mark the inauguration meeting of the South Asia Policy and Research Initiative in Washington, he...

PAF wants to upgrade fighter jets for ‘prolonged fight against militants’

PARIS: Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said. Pakistan, fighting a Taliban insurgency in the...

Pak-India peace process suspended, says Basit

NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Thursday said that India's request to give access to arrested RAW’s spay Kulbhushan Yadav was under consideration, but can't say when consular access would be given. “I think at present the peace process between...

Panama will form commission to review financial practices

PANAMA: Panama said it would form an independent commission to review the country’s financial practices following the leak of information from a local law firm that has embarrassed a clutch of world leaders. “The Panamanian government, via our foreign ministry, will create an independent...

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