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China wooing Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects: Report

Islamabad, Feb 20; China has been wooing Baloch militants by quietly holding talks with them for over five years in an attempt to protect the $60 billion infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to a media report. Pakistan’s daily Dawn on Tuesday cited a report by the […]

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100 civilians dead in Syria bombardment

February 20, 2018 BEIRUT: At least 100 civilians, 20 of them children were killed in a Syrian army bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor reported in a new toll Tuesday. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the civilian death toll from Monday’s bombardment of the enclave […]

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‘Syrian forces to back YPG’ in fight against Turkey

The Kurdish YPG fighters claim they have reached a deal to allow Syrian government troops to enter Afrin in the northwestern part of the border town. Nuri Mahmoud, a spokesman for the People’s Protection Units (YPG), told Al Jazeera on Monday that they are calling on the Syrian government forces “to preserve a united Syria”, […]

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Israel escalates Gaza attacks with new airstrike

Mon Feb 19, 2018 Israeli warplanes have bombed areas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip amid escalating tensions in region. The Israeli military said the regime’s fighter jets hit alleged targets belonging to the Hamas resistance movement in Gaza early Monday morning, without elaborating further. Palestinian security sources said several missiles hit […]

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Imran Khan’s third marriage confirmed

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed its chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage to Bushra Maneka. Sharing pictures of the 65-year-old politician with his veiled wife and several others, including PTI leaders Awn Chaudhry and Zulfi Bukhari, the party tweeted: “Congratulation to Chairman @ImranKhanPTI on his marriage, we wish a happy and prosperous life ahead to Imran Khan and his wife.” […]

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Shahid Afridi: Cricket should be used as tool to improve relations between India and Pakistan

Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi had said that politics should not come in between the sporting ties of India and Pakistan. He opined that, instead Cricket should be used as a tool to improve and strengthen the bilateral relations between the countries. According to the news reported in ibtimes, since 2013, India and Pakistan did not […]

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MORE THAN 10,000 AFGHAN CIVILIANS KILLED OR WOUNDED LAST YEAR – UN

15 Feb, 2018 KABUL – More than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in violence last year, the United Nations said on Thursday, with militant bombings the main cause while air strikes by US and government forces inflicted a rising toll. US President Donald Trump introduced a more aggressive US strategy in Afghanistan in […]

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America rocked by another high school mass shooting

At least 17 people were killed and 15 injured after a shooter opened fire in a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon. Police have identified the suspected gunman as a former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. Cruz was expelled from the school for “disciplinary reasons.” A troubled former student armed with an assault-style rifle returned to […]

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Pak developing new types of nuclear weapons: US

Washington, Feb 13:Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America’s intelligence chief warned today. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’ remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including […]

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Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu with bribery

Jerusalem, Feb 14 : Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases. After the month-long investigation, the police handed over their recommendation to Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who will decide whether to press charges against the prime minister, reported […]

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