Palestine’s Abbas urges UN for Mideast conference next year

NEW YORK: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appealed to the United Nations to arrange an international conference on the peace process in the wake of Gulf Arab recognition of Israel. In an address to the UN General Assembly, Abbas asked Secretary-General

Zoom to offer end-to-end encryption for all users

SAN FRANCISCO: Zoom Video Communications is planning to offer all its free and paying users end-to-end encryption for video calls and will launch a trial version in July. The company’s business has boomed with the coronavirus lockdowns forcing more people

Video app Zoom gains popularity during pandemic

SAN FRANCISCO: Video-conferencing application Zoom has gained newfound fame amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic as people stay at home, right from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to thousands of students. The Silicon Valley-based company has also come under increased scrutiny

Pakistan ready to host SAARC Health Ministers video conference: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored has reiterated Pakistan’s readiness to host the SAARC Health Ministers’ Meeting, suggesting a video conference could be organised due to the prevailing global pandemic. In a telephonic conversation with Secretary-General SAARC Esala Ruwan

SAARC unity on coronavirus

The coronavirus has brought bitter foes, India and Pakistan, to the table to chalk out a divisive strategy. South Asian nations held a conference via video link to meet the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic which has been sweeping across

40 years of Afghan refugees

Pakistan still hosts one of the highest number of refugees as over 2.5 million Afghans are displaced from the war-ravaged nation. Afghans comprise the largest refugee population in Asia and ongoing violence and political instability keep people from returning to

Pakistan to host youth conference with Commonwealth’s support: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Friday said that Pakistan will host an international youth conference with support from the Commonwealth. The prime minister’s aide was speaking to a 23-member delegation of Islamic

FM Qureshi lands in Kenya to attend “Engage Africa” conference

KENYA: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Kenya on a two-day visit as part of the government’s policy of economic diplomacy to participate in the “Engage Africa” conference. In a video message before leaving for Kenya, FM Qureshi said

Meghan Markle skips the royal conference in London

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth met with Prince Harry on Tuesday to formulate a roadmap for him and his actress wife Meghan after they caused a family crisis by deciding to leave royal duties and spend more time in Canada. Prince Harry’s

Pakistan-sponsored resolution adopted at UN moot on corruption

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan-sponsored resolution on strengthening the role of parliaments in preventing and combating corruption has been adopted unanimously at a UN conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A wide range of developing and developed countries from all geographical regions co-sponsored

Resumption of US-Taliban talks is a positive development: FM

ISTANBUL: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has underscored the need for achieving the goal of a secure and stable Afghanistan for the economic progress and prosperity of the entire region. Addressing the 8th Ministerial meeting of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul

President calls for enhanced collaboration with African region

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasised on enhanced collaboration between Pakistan and the African region in common priority areas of peace, education, health, trade, tourism and climate change. Addressing the Envoys’ Conference titled “Engage Africa,” organised by the Ministry

FM Qureshi holds Envoys’ conference of African countries

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan has political ties with African countries and also increasing its military cooperation with the states.  While addressing the inauguration ceremony of a two-day conference for envoys from the African

NA Speaker meets Turkish President Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser held an informal meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a reception hosted in honour of the participants of the 3rd Speakers Conference in Istanbul. The National Assembly Speaker complimented Turkish president his

4th annual Pakistan Investment Conference concludes in US

KARACHI: The Fourth annual Pakistan Investment Conference concluded in the United States. After wrapping the discussion on adopting methods to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.  The conference was hosted by JS Global, which is a subsidiary of JS