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Russia to use volunteer fighters

Putin’s decision comes during meeting of Russia’s Security Council Centreline Report MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light on Friday for up to 16,000 volunteers from the Middle East to be deployed alongside Russian-backed rebels to fight in Ukraine, doubling down an invasion that the West says has been losing momentum. The move, just over two weeks since Putin ordered the invasion, allows Russia to deploy battle-hardened mercenaries from conflicts such as Syria without risking additional Russian military casualties.  At a meeting of Russia’s Security Council, Defence MinisterRead More

Indian envoy summoned on missile issue

The Indian charge d’affaires has also been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD, MAR 11 (DNA) — Pakistan will invite the representatives of the permanent member (P-5) countries of the United Nations Security Council on India’s recent violation of Pakistani airspace, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Friday.  In a statement, the foreign minister said the Indian charge d’affaires had been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the second time violation of the same kind. FM Qureshi said the act had endangered theRead More

India says accidentally fired missile

News Desk NEW DELHI: India said on Friday it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan this week because of a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance, giving its version of events after longtime foe Pakistan warned the incident could have “unpleasant consequences”. “On 9 March 2022, in the course of a routine maintenance, a technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile,” the Indian Ministry of Defence said in a statement. “It is learnt that the missile landed in an area of Pakistan. While the incident is deeply regrettable, itRead More

3 wickets on 1 ball my target

Says COAS General Bajwa told him not to refer to Fazl as diesel; refers to Opp. leaders as ‘3 stooges’ Special Correspondent LOWER DIR: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed on Friday a huge public gathering in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lower Dir, where he lashed out at all three party heads – PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman – who have joined hands to file a no-trust motion against him. Terming them the “three stooges”, Imran recalled instances fromRead More

PML-Q wants CM Punjab office for Parvez Elahi ahead of NA session

LAHORE: The PML-Q, an important ally of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, has asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce Chaudhry Parvez Elahi the replacement of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar before calling the session of the National Assembly to take up the opposition’s no-trust motion. “The PML-Q leadership has conveyed to PM Khan to announce Punjab Assembly Speaker Parvez Elahi as CM Punjab forthwith as this will help save the PTI government in Punjab in the face of ‘rebellion’ by the Tareen group. Also the PML-Q will announce its open supportRead More

Turkey’s Erdoğan slams West for leaving Ukraine alone in its righteous cause

ANKARA, MAR 11: “1st high-level contact between Russia, Ukraine at level of foreign ministers amid crisis has shown Antalya Diplomacy Forum began to achieve its purpose,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stressed in his comments on Friday. “Turkey can never disregard acts of aggression against the sovereignty of a neighboring country,” Erdoğan underlined while referring to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “If the West had spoken out against the invasion of Crimea in 2014, current Russian-Ukraine crisis would have been prevented,” Erdoğan said in a statement by severely criticizing the West for remaining unresponsive towards Crimea issue. Kyiv has been left aloneRead More