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No German arms to Saudi until Khashoggi case is clarified: Merkel

No German arms to Saudi until Khashoggi case is clarified: Merkel

Prague: German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia until the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is clarified, a stance French President Emmanuel Macron dubbed “pure demagoguery”. “The case of journalist Khashoggi is, of course, something incredible, I told the Saudi king yesterday in our telephone conversation,” […]

 Press Trust of India

Kashmir still a ‘core vexed agenda’, says Pak Army chief

Kashmir still a ‘core vexed agenda’, says Pak Army chief

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said the Kashmir issue continues to be a “core unresolved agenda” and warned against “misadventure” against his country. Gen Bajwa made the remarks during a visit to Sarpir and Pandu Sectors at the Line of Control where he interacted with the Pakistani troops, the Inter-Services […]

 Press Trust of India

Pak FM urges UNHRC to probe HR abuses in Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the UN Human Rights Council to constitute a commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir. He made the remarks while addressing a ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations which was jointly organised by the Foreign Office and the […]

 Press Trust of India

Amnesty Bengaluru office raided

Bengaluru: Amnesty International office in Bengaluru was raided by the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday. News agency PTI reported that the ED officials conducted searches at two locations in Bengaluru in connection with FEMA probe against Amnesty International India. The raids have been on since 2 pm today, reports said. Earlier this month, the ED had […]

 Press Trust of India

First Pak astronaut will go into space in 2022 with China’s help: Pak Govt

Islamabad: Pakistan would send a human to space for the first time in 2022 with China’s help, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced Thursday, ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Beijing to further cement the all weather strategic cooperative partnership. Pakistan’s first space mission has been planned for 2022 and the federal Cabinet […]

 Press Trust of India

Israel to supply missile defence systems to India

Israel to supply missile defence systems to India

Jerusalem: India has awarded an additional USD 777 million deal to a leading Israeli defence firm for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defence Systems to seven ships of the Indian Navy, the company announced Wednesday. The Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) system is an operational Air and Missile Defence (AMD) system used by Israel’s […]

 Press Trust of India

Saudi chips in USD 6 billion assistance package to Pakistan

Saudi chips in USD 6 billion assistance package to Pakistan

Move to provide breathing space to Pak Govt

Islamabad: Saudi Arabia’s USD 6 billion assistance package of loans and deferred payments to Pakistan will immediately relieve pressure on the cash-strapped government and improve its negotiating position during the tough bailout negotiations with the IMF, media reports said Wednesday. In the deal announced Tuesday after Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Saudi King Salman […]

 Press Trust of India

Gunmen open fire at school in Pakistan, four injured

Karachi: At least four children were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a school in Pakistan’s Quetta city in the restive Balochistan province. The gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on the gate of Danish Kadah School – a private school located in the city suburbs, the Dawn reported. Four students received bullet injuries on […]

 Press Trust of India

Pakistan to go tough on IWT

Pakistan to go tough on IWT

Says it will launch aggressive campaign against India

Islamabad: Pakistan will launch an aggressive campaign against India to highlight its concerns over the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) after New Delhi failed to let Pakistani officials visit two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said Tuesday. Pakistan’s Commissioner on Permanent Indus Water Commission Syed Mehr Ali Shah said the Indian […]

 Press Trust of India

On Masood Azhar China keeps India guessing

On Masood Azhar China keeps India guessing

Beijing: China on Tuesday made it clear that there is no change in its position on India’s request to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ by the UN and said it will decide on the issue on the “merits of the matter”. India had asked China to support the pending application […]