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Military helicopter crash kills 3 Afghan air crew

KABUL: An Afghan Mi-17 military helicopter crashed on Sunday after a technical failure during a training exercise, killing three air crew and wounding another in Logar province, south of the capital Kabul, the Defence Ministry said. The Mi-17, a transport and attack helicopter is the mainstay of the fledgling Afghan air force, which has around 50 of the Russian-made machines. Another 36 are used by Afghan special forces. However, a Pentagon report has noted that the fleet was under heavy strain because of the constant operations it was required toRead More

Cylinder blast inside van kills 10, injures several

KARAK: At least 10 passengers including four women were killed and six others injured when a gas cylinder explosion occurred inside a van on Indus Highway in Karak district on Sunday. According to details shared by Karak DPO Muhammad Javed Khan, the passenger van heading towards Dera Ismail Khan from Peshawar suddenly caught fire after a huge cylinder blast on highway near Kanda Khurram area. The injured were rushed to nearby hospital where they are being treated. Initial details reveal that the van was carrying members of the same familyRead More

US condemns terror attack in India

WASHINGTON, 03 JAN (DNA) – Strongly condemning the “heinous” terrorist attack on an Indian Air Force base at Pathankot, the US has reaffirmed its commitment to its strong partnership with the Indian government to combat terrorism. It has also urged all countries in the region to work together to disrupt and dismantle terrorist networks and bring the perpetrators to justice. “The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on an air force base in the Indian state of Punjab on January 2,” US State Department spokesperson John Kirby said inRead More

PM to embark on 3-day Sri Lanka visit Monday

PTI files petition in NAB against Nawaz for corruption

ISLAMABAD, 03 JAN (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Monday. According to Foreign Office, President of Sri Lanka Mr. Maithripala Sirisena invited Mr. Sharif to the country. During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet Mr. Sirisena, who will host a state banquet in honour of the Prime Minister. The prime minister will hold official talks with the President of Sri Lanka. A number of MoUs/agreements of cooperation in various fields would be signed after the talks. The PrimeRead More

Saudi FM’s visit postponed to later this week: FO

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir’s visit to Islamabad, scheduled for today, has been postponed to Thursday, Jan 7, 2016, said the Foreign Office in a statement. Earlier today the FO first announced the postponement, saying the change had come at Saudi Arabia’s request but did not provide a reason for the delay. Later, a new date – Jan 7 – for the Saudi foreign minister’s arrival was announced. Mr Jubeir was due to arrive in Islamabad on a two-day visit on Sunday (today) to take the PakistaniRead More

Isb police seize huge quantity of liquor 

Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

ISLAMABAD, 03 JAN (DNA) – Islamabad Police have arrested 10 outlaws from various areas of the city including a power pilferer and recovered wine, heroin, weapons and stolen property from their possession, a police spokesman said. Following the special directions of SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani, DSP Saddar Circle Muhammad Idrees Rathor, Station House Officer of Tarnol Inspector jamshed Khan, Ghulam Habib Sub-Inspector, Muhammad Hussain ASI along with police team raided New Abadi Sangjani and arrested a bootlegger for having 640 liter wine, 14 plastic cane, two sacks of wine bottlesRead More