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‘Nothing will be same’: NATO chief warns of long haul in Ukraine

Russia‘s war against Ukraine has changed Europe like hardly any other event since the fall of the Berlin Wall. At the turn of the year, NATO’s secretary general calls on international partners to accept uncomfortable truths – including when it comes to arms deliveries. For NATO, dealing with Russia’s war against Ukraine means walking a dangerous tightrope day after day. On the one hand, the world’s most powerful military alliance wants to play an active role in ensuring that Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin‘s invasion fails. On the other hand, it wants to prevent a direct military confrontationRead More


Shahid Afridi’s eldest daughter Aqsa ties the knot

Shahid Afridi’s eldest daughter Aqsa tied the knot with Naseer Nasir in a nikah ceremony in Karachi on Friday. Videos of the event, doing rounds on social media, showed star-pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi standing with Shahid. The former captain’s family and close friends were also in attendance. The e-invite for the ceremony has been circulating on social media and featured the couple in white and yellow-themed clothes. Just 10 days back, the news of Shaheen’s wedding with Shahid’s second daughter Ansha surfaced and the details were finalised. A source closeRead More


China appoints ‘wolf warrior’ as new foreign minister

BEIJING: China appointed US ambassador Qin Gang as its new foreign minister on Friday, state media reported, installing a top diplomat known for tough talk against the West. The 56-year-old replaces Wang Yi, who has been the face of Chinese diplomacy since 2013. Qin had been Beijing’s top representative in Washington since last year, charged with putting the relationship between the world’s two largest economies back on track. Qin, from the northeastern city of Tianjin, has earned a reputation as a “wolf warrior”, a nickname given to Chinese diplomats whoRead More


Govt expresses inability to hold LG polls in Islamabad despite court orders

Minutes after the court’s directives to conduct LG polls tomorrow (December 31), Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said Friday the federal government is not in a position to hold local government elections in Islamabad. “We respect the court [Islamabad High Court], but holding the elections is not possible as the arrangements cannot be made in such a short period,” the federal minister told Geo News. He added that as many as 1,000 polling stations needed security, election material is still not deployed at the stations and the polling staff will also be needed. “ThisRead More


Bad light forces draw in first Pak vs NZ Test

KARACHI: Pakistan staved off a fifth consecutive defeat at home with a hard-fought draw in the first Test in Karachi Friday despite career-best bowling figures from New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi. Sodhi grabbed 6-86 and threatened to give New Zealand victory in the first two sessions on the fifth and final day, but Pakistan fought on before declaring their second innings on 311-8. That gave New Zealand a tough target of 138 to win in 15 overs, and the chase ended in fading light on 61-1, with Tom Latham unbeatenRead More


Uzbek President addresses at the meeting of Council of Heads of State of Organization of Turkic States

Samarkand: Uzbek President has addressed at the meeting of Council of Heads of State of Organization of Turkic States. Shavkat Mirziyoyev said i am very pleased to see you in the great city of Samarkand, one of the centers of world civilization, located at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road. I would like to express my special gratitude to all of you for participating at the Summit of the newly named Organization of Turkic States. First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you forRead More