US appreciates Pakistan’s support in Afghan evacuation

ISLAMABAD: The US embassy has appreciated Pakistan’s support and assistance in the evacuation of military personnel from Afghanistan. In a statement, the embassy said US military operation to evacuate personnel from Afghanistan has been completed and now Washington will remain

European countries to shut down Kabul embassies, reduce staff

BERLIN: European countries have decided to close their embassies or reduce staff in Kabul amid the Taliban offensive after similar announcements by the United States and other Western governments. Germany will reduce its embassy staff in Kabul to the bare

UAE becomes first Gulf state to open embassy in Israel

TEL AVIV: The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday become the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel, as its envoy hailed the trade and investment opportunities that closer ties would bring at a flag-raising ceremony also attended by

UAE cabinet approves setting up embassy in Tel Aviv

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates cabinet on Sunday approved the establishment of an embassy in the city of Tel Aviv in Israel, state media reported. The UAE and Israel agreed to normalise relations in August last year. Since then Bahrain,

US Embassy to resume student visa services from Oct 1

ISLAMABAD: The United States Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulate General in Karachi will resume student visa services from Thursday 1st October, 2020. In a statement, the US embassy said student visas are a top priority for the US mission

164 Pakistanis stranded in Algeria repatriated

ISLAMABAD: 164 Pakistani workers who were stranded in Algeria have been successfully repatriated to Pakistan. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood played a vital role in the repatriation of workers employed by M.S. Kayi Company

Pakistan embassy staff, citizens safe in Beirut blasts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed condolences with Lebanon a day after a powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 100 people and injured nearly 4,000. “We express our sincere condolences to Govt. & people of

China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

BEIJING: China has ordered the United States to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu, in retaliation against Washington’s move to shut down the Chinese consulate in Houston. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement that they

US contributes $6 million to boost Pakistan’s response to COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: United States has announced to contribute $6 million to strengthen Pakistan’s response by training healthcare workers treating coronavirus-affected patients. US Ambassador Paul Jones said in a statement issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad while wishing Happy Eid to

Diplomat dismissed for harassment at embassy in Ukraine

ISLAMABAD: An senior officer posted at the Pakistani Embassy in Ukrainian capital Kyiv has been dismissed from service for sexual harassment. Waqar Ahmad, a BS-18 officer, was posted as the first secretary at the embassy. He was charged with gross

Pakistan embassy taking measures over coronavirus outbreak in Iran

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran has released a statement that it is actively monitoring the situation in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Iran. The virus which originated in Wuhan city of China has reportedly spread

Three Pakistanis diagnosed with Coronavirus cured: Chinese embassy

ISLAMABAD: The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan on Wednesday announced that three Pakistanis, who had been diagnosed with the Coronavirus in the country, have been cured. “We are pleased to learn that three Pakistani citizens affected by Coronavirus in China have

Five missiles hit US Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Five rocket hits late Sunday near the US Embassy in the heavily fortified enclave in Baghdad’s Green Zone after the escalating Middle East conflict. The attack has been a dangerous escalation in the recent month of rocket attacks aimed

No report of coronavirus among any Pakistani in China: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday released an statement on the coronavirus in China and the welfare of Pakistani Community in Wuhan. The Foreign Office said the ministry and the Pakistan Embassy in China are actively monitoring the

US embassy attack

There were dramatic scenes at the United States embassy in Baghdad as thousands of protesters demanded an end of American intervention. The two-day standoff was the latest episode in spiraling tensions between the US and Iran. The protesters belonging to

Diplomat’s harassment in Kabul

As a fragile Afghan peace process is underway, relations with our western neighbour are crumbling. Pakistan has indefinitely closed its consular section in Kabul amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. On the weekend, the Foreign Office summoned the Afghan

Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with anti-US fervour

TEHRAN: With anti-American slogans and effigies mocking President Donald Trump, thousands rallied outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. Rallies also took place in several other cities four

Pakistan embassy closes in Kabul after harassment of diplomats

KABUL: Pakistani embassy will remain closed from today onwards for an indefinite period due to the harassment of Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan. A message shared on social media app WhatsApp by an embassy spokesman said that the consular section would

400 Rohingya returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh: Embassy

DHAKA: Myanmar’s embassy has stated that around 400 Rohingya refugees have returned to its country from Bangladesh. Myanmar’s embassy posted photos that purported to show 46 more voluntary returnees that were being received in the country, taking the total number

Pakistani pilgrims among dead in Saudi bus crash: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has confirmed that Pakistani nationals were among those dead in Saudi Arabia bus accident. In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that a bus carrying 39 passengers from Riyadh to Makkah met an unfortunate accident