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Myanmar protesters march three months after coup

YANGON: Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts which a United Nations envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt. The military has tried

Microsoft wins $21.9bn military contract to supply AR headsets

WASHINGTON: Microsoft said it has won a deal to sell the US Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years.

Brazilian President names three new military chiefs

BRASILIA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appointed new army, navy and air force chiefs one day after announcing their predecessors’ departures as he faces the biggest crisis of his administration. The new defence minister, General Walter Braga Netto, presented Army General

Royal Saudi Air Force contingent arrives to participate in military exercise

ISLAMABAD: The contingent of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) has arrived at an operational airbase of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to participate in a two-week long multinational air exercise “ACES Meet 2021”. PAF, RSAF and United States Air Force (USAF)

At least 114 killed in bloodiest day since Myanmar coup

YANGON: Across Myanmar, opponents of the ruling junta on Sunday mourned the killings of at least 114 people by security forces in the bloodiest day since the military coup, but vowed to keep protesting to end army rule. Children were

Pakistan Day military parade held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A spectacular Pakistan Day military parade held on Thursday where three wings of the armed forces displayed their professionalism and military prowess. The impressive ceremony at the Parade Avenue started with the fly past of fighter jets of Pakistan

EU imposes sanctions on Myanmar military generals

YANGON: The European Union has imposed sanctions on 11 people linked to last month’s military coup in Myanmar as acts of defiance against the military junta continue despite the regime’s violent and increasingly deadly pushback.    The sanctions marked the 27-nation

Tesla would be shut down if its cars spied in China: Musk

BEIJING: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy, his first comments on news that China’s military has banned Tesla vehicles from its facilities. “There’s a very strong incentive

Myanmar junta accuses Suu Kyi of bribery, 12 protesters killed

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta added new bribery allegations to its charges against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, while an advocacy group said security forces killed 12 protesters in one of the deadliest days since the military took power. The bloodshed

US imposes sanctions on children of Myanmar’s military leader

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed sanctions on two children of Myanmar’s military leader Min Aung Hlaing and six companies they control in response to the military coup and the killing of protesters since the takeover. The US Treasury Department said

‘Shoot me instead’: Myanmar nun pleads with military forces

YANGON: Kneeling before them in the dust of a northern Myanmar city, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng begged a group of heavily armed police officers to spare “the children” and take her life instead. The image of the Catholic nun

38 dead in Myanmar’s ‘bloodiest’ day since coup

YANGON: At least 38 people died on Wednesday in the “bloodiest” day of Myanmar’s crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation of its coup with a violent crackdown. Myanmar has been in turmoil since

Myanmar’s UN envoy fired for denouncing junta

NEW YORK: Myanmar’s junta fired its United Nations ambassador for breaking ranks to denounce the military’s ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as police stepped up a crackdown on protesters across the country. Myanmar’s ambassador to the United

Myanmar envoy urges UN to stop military coup

NEW YORK: Myanmar’s UN envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a military coup there, making a surprise appeal on behalf of the ousted government. The country has been in crisis since the army seized

One-third of US military refusing Covid vaccine: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Pentagon officials said that about one-third of the US military is declining to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, despite significant coronavirus infection levels in the forces. Major General Jeff Taliaferro, who is currently serving as the vice director for operations

UN warns Myanmar against harsh response to protesters

WASHINGTON: The United Nations special envoy has warned Myanmar’s army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to protesters demonstrating against the coup in a call with the military leadership, a UN spokesman said. Despite the deployment of armoured vehicles

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar generals over military coup

YANGON: Myanmar’s new junta leader called on civil servants to return to work and urged people to stop mass gatherings to avoid spreading the coronavirus, as a sixth day of protests against him and his coup rocked the country. The

Myanmar military raids Suu Kyi’s party offices, UN slams violence

YANGON: Myanmar’s military raided the Yangon headquarters of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party late on Tuesday, as the United States joined the UN in “strongly” condemning violence against protesters demanding a return to democracy. The latest assault on

ATATURK-XI: Pakistan, Turkey hold joint military exercise

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and Turkey’s joint military exercise ‘ATATURK-XI’ commended in Tarbela to help in adapting the emerging trends in military modernisation and cooperation. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the opening ceremony of Pakistan-Turkey joint military exercise ‘ATATURK-XI’ 2021

Myanmar military blocks Facebook to shut down dissent

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook and other messaging services in the name of ensuring stability as they consolidate power following a coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The move to silence online activists came after

Megxit punishment: Queen Elizabeth to strip Prince Harry of military titles

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth is likely is to strip Prince Harry of his three military patronages one year after he and his wife Meghan Markle quit the royal family. British media reported that senior palace sources have suggested the monarch has

Myanmar military takeover constitutes coup, reviewing aid: US

WASHINGTON: The US State Department will conduct a review of its foreign assistance to Myanmar after determining that the military takeover this week constituted a coup. President Joe Biden has threatened new sanctions against the generals who seized power in

Biden demands Myanmar military cede power, orders sanctions review

\WASHINGTON: United States President Joe Biden called on Myanmar’s military to relinquish power immediately and ordered a review to consider reimposing sanctions lifted during the nation’s transition to democracy. “The international community should come together in one voice to press

Govts around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

WASHINGTON: The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar’s democracy after the military staged a coup, arresting civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians. The United States “will take action against

Myanmar’s military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON: Myanmar’s military staged a coup on Monday, detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and declaring it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency. The intervention came after weeks of rising

President Alvi confers award on Jordan’s military chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has awarded its second-highest civilian medal to Jordan’s military chief, who is in Islamabad on an official visit. President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordanian Armed Forces,

22 dead in Ukraine military plane crash

KYIV: At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll,

Gen Bajwa discusses security matters with military officers

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met senior serving and retired military officers to discuss security and other professional matters. “The COAS had an interactive session on wide-ranging issues including professional matters, security situation

Gen Bajwa reviews coronavirus preventive measures

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Thursday chaired a Corps Commander Conference at the General Headquarters (GHQ), according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The military’s top brass discussed operational preparedness, the situation along the

PHC directs lawyer to file written argument of military court convictions

PESHAWAR: On Tuesday the Peshawar High Court ordered military court convicts lawyers, federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to submit written appeals on about 230 applications against those prosecutions until 20 February. A bench comprised of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth