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UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan, says senior diplomat

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help reach a “healthy and functional” relationship. Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba said in a virtual discussion with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

UN chief appoints Jean Arnault as personal envoy on Afghanistan

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues. The appointment comes a day before Russia, China, the United States, Pakistan, a delegation of top Afghan

Motorcyclist killed by Saudi diplomat’s vehicle in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A motorcyclist was killed on Tuesday evening in a traffic accident involving a vehicle belonging to a Saudi diplomat. The incident happened in the Shalimar police station’s jurisdiction after a vehicle crushed a motorcyclist to death.  According to the

Biden picks career diplomat William Burns as CIA chief

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden announced William Burns as his pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, tapping a retired veteran diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran. Burns, along with Biden’s nominee for director of national intelligence, Avril

FO summons Indian diplomat to lodge protest over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office once again summoned a senior Indian diplomat in Islamabad on Sunday to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control yesterday, resulting in serious injuries to an innocent

Expressing solidarity not enough to solve Kashmir dispute, says former diplomat

There are a few personalities who have served the nation in different fields. Dr Jamil Ahmed is one of such esteemed figures in our country. He started his career in the Pakistan Army and due to his dedication, perseverance and

Vajda to replace Alice Wells as top US diplomat for South Asia

WASHINGTON: United States Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas L Vajda will take over charge of South Asian affairs at the US State Department after incumbent Alice Wells retires on May 22, the department confirmed. “I will miss Alice’s wise counsel and

FO summons Indian diplomat to protest ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over the recent ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control. The Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register a strong protest against

Former UN Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar dies aged 100

NEW YORK: Javier Perez de Cuellar, the Peruvian diplomat who led the United Nations as its fifth secretary-general died at his home in Lima on Wednesday. He was aged 100. Perez de Cuellar, who served as United Nations secretary-general from

US diplomat Alice Wells appreciates Pakistani women serving in Congo

WASHINGTON: On Wednesday, US chief diplomat for South Asian affairs Alice Wells said that she was fully inspired by the Pakistani women who are working on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s UN peacekeeping mission. Taking to the social media US