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Sharif sends INR 1 billion legal notice to NAB chief

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Sharif sends INR 1 billion legal notice to NAB chief

Islamabad, May 24 (PTI): Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today sent a legal notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal for issuing a statement that accused him of laundering USD 4.9 billion to India. The notice was in reference to a NAB press release issued after a news item […]

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North Korea demolishes nuclear test site

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on North Korea demolishes nuclear test site

Punggye-ri, May 24 (IANS): North Korea destroyed its only known nuclear test site with a series of explosions over several hours on Thursday, taking an initial step towards denuclearization, according to journalists visiting the area. The North dynamited the North Portal, also referred to as Tunnel No. 2, at Punggye-ri, a northeastern remote area, at […]

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Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military — investigators

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military — investigators

Utrecht, May 24 (PTI/AFP): Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 said today for the first time that the missile which shot down the plane over eastern Ukraine travelled from a Russian military brigade. The Joint Investigation Team “has come to the conclusion that the BUK-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from 53rd Anti-aircraft […]

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US demands two Venezuelan diplomats leave within 48 hours — state dept.

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on US demands two Venezuelan diplomats leave within 48 hours — state dept.

Washington, May 24 (PTI/AFP): The United States ordered two top Venezuelan diplomats to leave within 48 hours in a tit for tat response to Caracas’ expulsion order against the top two US diplomats there. “This action is to reciprocate the Maduro regime’s decision to declare the Charge d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the […]

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China says report on President Xi asking Pak to relocate LeT chief Saeed shocking, baseless

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on China says report on President Xi asking Pak to relocate LeT chief Saeed shocking, baseless

Beijing, May 24 (PTI): China today dismissed as “shocking” and “baseless” a media report that President Xi Jinping has asked Pakistan to relocate the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country, amid mounting international pressure on Islamabad to act against him. According to the report, a close aide […]

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Trump cancels June 12 summit meeting with Kim Jong Un

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Trump cancels June 12 summit meeting with Kim Jong Un

Washington, May 24 (PTI): In a surprise move, US President Donald Trump today cancelled his proposed summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore and blamed Pyongyang’s “tremendous anger” and “open hostility” for his decision. Trump’s announcement came hours after North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition […]

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Pak teenager killed at Texas school laid to rest in Karachi

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Pak teenager killed at Texas school laid to rest in Karachi

Karachi, May 23 (PTI): The funeral of Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani student killed in last week’s mass school shooting incident in Texas was held here today, with her grieving father hoping that her death would be a catalyst for change to America’s gun laws. Sabika, 17, was among 10 students and staff who were killed […]

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China a strategic competitor, Russia poses challenge to US strategic interest, says Pompeo

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on China a strategic competitor, Russia poses challenge to US strategic interest, says Pompeo

Washington, May 23 (PTI): China is a “strategic competitor” to the United States, while Russia poses a challenge to America’s strategic interests globally, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today. Appearing before a Congressional panel, Pompeo told lawmakers that President Donald Trump is committed to diplomacy as the primary means of achieving the US’ foreign […]

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Asean lawmakers seek release of 15 Thai activists

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Asean lawmakers seek release of 15 Thai activists

Jakarta, May 23 (IANS): Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Wednesday urged Thai authorities to release 15 activists, who were arrested in Bangkok for participating in pro-democracy protests. The activists were arrested on Tuesday and were accused of sedition and other charges, including violating a ban on political gathering of more than four persons, […]

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Keep distance of 6 inches when together: Pak varsity to male and female students

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Keep distance of 6 inches when together: Pak varsity to male and female students

Islamabad, May 23 (PTI): A Pakistani university has asked male and female students to maintain a distance of six inches when together, causing an uproar in social media against the varsity’s notification. The Islamabad-based Bahria University last week issued the notification to students at all three of its campuses in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, Dawn […]

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