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Saudi air strikes kill 20 civilians in Yemen port

Saudi air strikes killed 20 civilians in Yemen port

ADEN: Saudi air strikes killed 20 civilians in a rebel-held port city of western Yemen, a government official said Thursday in a rare admission of a possible “error” by the alliance. The coalition’s spokesman, however, said the raid on Wednesday night targeted rebel leaders. The strikes came as Riyadh faces mounting international scrutiny over civilian casualties in its 18-month campaign against Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. The Suq al-Hunod district of the Red Sea port of Hodeida was hit, the official in President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s government toldRead More

COAS signs death warrants of 7 terrorists issued by military courts

Pak Army most battle-hardened forces in the world

RAWALPINDI: Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday signed the death warrants of seven “hardcore terrorists”, said a statement released from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The statement added the individuals were involved in committing offences related to terrorism, including killing of civilians, police officials and armed forces personnel. “They were also involved in sectarian killings. Firearms and explosives were also recovered from their possession,” said the ISPR statement. Details of the convicts Mohammad Qasim Tori, Abid Ali and Mohammad Danish – Attacks on law enforcement, possessionRead More

Iran wants to be part of CPEC, says Rouhani

Nawaz Rouhani on the sidelines of UNGA session

NEW YORK: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UNGA on Wednesday expressed a desire to be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as both leaders expressed satisfaction over the positive trajectory in Pak-Iran bilateral ties. Rouhani lauded the PM Nawaz’s vision which he said translated the CPEC into reality. Connectivity projects were recognised by both countries’ leaders as vital to the progress of the region. Rouhani said Iran considers Pakistan’s economic development as its own development. Both sidesRead More

We see Pakistan as ‘a terrorist state’: India replies to Nawaz’s UNGA address

We see Pakistan as 'a terrorist state': India replies to Nawaz's UNGA address

NEW YORK: India, exercising its Right of Reply to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) address, levelled serious allegations against Pakistan in its rebuttal, terming it a ‘terrorist state’, which Pakistan in a reply to India strongly rejected. Nawaz Sharif had in his UNGA speech maintained that Pakistan wants peace with India but it is “not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue”. The premier urged the UN to demilitarise Jammu and Kashmir and called for steps to implement UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir. India’s First SecretaryRead More

Nawaz gives UN chief dossier on human rights violations in held Kashmir

Nawaz Sharif, UN chief Ban Ki-moon

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday handed over a dossier containing details of Indian atrocities against civilians in India-held Kashmir to UN chief, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and briefed him on gross human rights violations being committed in the region by Indian forces. The PM apprised Ban of the plight of the Kashmiri people who he said are victims of Indian brutality in the region which have continued unabated since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani which sparked violent protests and clashes with IndianRead More

Peace in Afghanistan essential for peace in Pak, Janjua tells Stephen Steinlein

Stephen Steinlein, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Germany

ISLAMABAD, 22 SEPT (DNA) – Stephen Steinlein, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office Germany, called on the National Security Adviser Lt. Gen ( R ) Nasser Khan Janjua Thursday. The National Security Adviser briefed the State Secretary Stephen Steinlein about the role played by Pakistan for bringing peace in neighbouring Afghanistan. He reiterated that peace in Afghanistan is essential for having peace in Pakistan. Therefore all the efforts are being made to win peace for Afghanistan. However, our peace overtures are not being acknowledged by some antagonist elements in theRead More