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

China has always stood by Pakistan, ties will not be affected by pressure: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to further strengthen relations with China in the spheres of politics, trade and economy. Interacting with the Chinese media on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Communist Party of China

Biden embarks on 8-day trip to rebuild European ties

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden departs for Britain on his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties strained during the Trump era and to reframe relations with Russia. The trip represents a test of

Reviving ties with India

The federal cabinet has rejected a proposal to allow the import of sugar and cotton from India. The decision is more political than economic as the country is facing increasing domestic needs and rising prices of the essential commodities. The

US-India ties under Biden

It has been two months since Joe Biden took over as US President but there has been no outreach towards Pakistan. On the other hand, Biden has already sent Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin to Indian to discuss bilateral ties, which

Pakistan, Kuwait agree to expand bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has underscored the need for forging deeper economic, trade and investment cooperation between Pakistan and Kuwait. He expressed these views during a meeting with Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Sabah in Islamabad. The

Israel, Bahrain formally establish diplomatic relations

MANAMA: Bahrain and Israel signed a joint communique to formalise diplomatic ties during a visit by an Israeli and United States delegation to Manama to broaden cooperation and potential economic boom. Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates in agreeing last

COAS Gen Bajwa arrives in Saudi Arabia to revive ties

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday amid a row between the two countries. General Bajwa arrived in Riyadh at 10 AM, the Pakistan embassy in Riyadh said. He is accompanied by

Trump cuts ties with WHO in midst of global pandemic

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he was severing US ties with the World Health Organisation, which he accused failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus. Trump first suspended funding to the UN agency a

Defence Minister discusses bilateral ties with German envoy

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has underscored the friendly bilateral ties between Pakistan and Germany and the importance Islamabad attaches to its relations with Berlin. Talking to German ambassador Bernhard Schlagheck, who called on him in Islamabad, Pervez Khattak appreciated