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

Modi govt plans $2.6 billion military deal ahead Trump’s visit

NEW DELHI: India is expected to give official approval to the American global defense and security company Lockheed Martin’s $2.6 billion deal for military planes ahead of President Donald Trump’s scheduled visit this month in February. The government of Prime

India’s rising military budget

India has increased its defence budget by six percent with the aim to implement an offensive against Pakistan. It has now become the fifth largest country in terms of defence spending.  Currently, India’s defence budget has been upped to $45.45

US military plane crashes in Afghanistan

KABUL: A plane which US officials described as a small military aircraft crashed in a Taliban-controlled area of central Afghanistan on Monday. The Aghan Taliban claimed to have brought it down but US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity

Afghan military launch air, ground strikes on Taliban, kill 51

KABUL: Afghan forces have used ground attacks and airstrikes over multiple operations against the Taliban, killing 51 militants in an escalation that indicated a new deadlock in peace negotiations. Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry on Sunday said government forces had launched 13

Boot antics

Talk shows have always been controversial for their theatrics, but PTI leader Faisal Vawda went a step further when he brought a military boot to a show and placed in on the table during a live TV programme. The federal

Faisal Vawda brings military boot to TV talk show

ISLAMABAD: In a rather bizarre move, federal minister for water resources Faisal Vawda brought a military boot to a live TV talk show. When asked if Nawaz Sharif was genuinely sick, the PTI leader said that the PML-N leader had

Hastily passed military bills

The amendments in the constitution regarding an extension in the tenure of the chief of army staff had a smooth sailing in the National Assembly. Never has the House witnessed such unity on an issue of national security, other than

Rohingya genocide hearing

It was an unusual sight as Nobel laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice to defend the Myanmar military over charges of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingyas. The human rights icon who struggled against

Musharraf treason case

The highly-anticipated verdict in a treason case against former military ruler retired General Pervez Musharraf has been halted just a day before it was set to be announced. The former self-proclaimed president may never be brought to justice. When a

US warns Serbia off buying Russian missile systems

Skopje: US army warns Serbia to be “careful and cautious” about acquiring Russian air defence systems. US special envoy Matthew Palmer said, “We do of course have concerns not just about the deployment of Russian military equipment on the territory