Pakistan’s desire for talks should not be misconstrued as weakness

NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commissioner (HC) to India Abdul Basit on Thursday said that Pakistan was ready to hold dialogues with India over lingering issues but clarified that Pakistan’s desire for talks should not...

Gunfire outside British Parliament; at least two injured

LONDON: At least two people were said to be injured as the British Parliament went into lockdown after reports of gunshots and knife-wielding man charging through the gates of the compound. The reports led to...

India jails Hindu extremists for Ajmer Dargah blast

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Wednesday jailed two Hindu extremists for life over a deadly bombing at the Ajmer Sharif shrine that has a huge following amongst both Muslims and Hindus. Police had initially...

Afghanistan needs US help in addressing military shortfalls: Salahuddin Rabbani

WASHINGTON: Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said that the country needed US help in addressing “military shortfalls,” through increased training, ground and air capabilities, and reconnaissance and intelligence support. Salahuddin Rabbani during a meeting with...

UN rights expert says Israel subjugates humanity

GENEVA: A United Nations rights expert issued a blistering criticism of Israel’s policies on Monday. In a report, the UN special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, charged Israel with “the subjugation of...

Man shot dead at Paris airport after taking soldier’s gun

PARIS: Security forces at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. Witnesses said the airport was evacuated following the shooting at around...

UN adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution against drug trafficking

NEW YORK: The United Nations has unanimously adopted a Pakistan Sponsored resolution calling for curbing drug trafficking and related crimes. The resolution, co-sponsored by several countries, was adopted on the occasion of sixtieth anniversary session...

Pakistan attaches great importance to Commonwealth role in promoting peace

LONDON: Pakistan says it attaches great importance to the role of Commonwealth in promoting peace, development and democracy. This was stated by Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz while addressing 50th Commonwealth...

‘Iran pilgrims to join this year´s hajj’

RIYADH: Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year´s annual hajj, Saudi Arabia said on Friday, after an absence last year during tensions between the regional rivals. "The ministry of hajj and the Iranian organisation have...

Naval Chief presented Legion of Merit during US visit

WASHINGTON: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was presented with the United States Legion of Merit — one of the highest military awards of the US Armed Forces — by Chief of Naval...

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