Putin warns West of harsh response if it crosses ‘red lines’

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin warned the West not to cross Russia’s “red lines”, saying Moscow would respond swiftly and harshly to any provocations and those responsible would regret it. At a time of acute crisis in ties with the United

Iran’s report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

TEHRAN: Iran released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces. Iran’s civil aviation body blamed a misaligned radar and an error

UN panel urges Iran to speed up investigation of downed jet

MONTREAL: A governing panel at the United Nations aviation agency urged Iran to accelerate an investigation into the downing of a Ukrainian airliner in January, while an Iranian official said a final report on the crash would be circulated soon.

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,

First vessel carrying wheat imported from Ukraine to reach Karachi

KARACHI: The first vessel carrying 60,804 metric tons of wheat from Ukraine will reach Karachi port on Wednesday afternoon. This import is part of the government’s efforts to ensure relief in wake of ongoing price hike of wheat flour which

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

Chernobyl – the world’s worst nuclear disaster

The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. “Sunday is International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The women, men & children affected by radioactive contamination must never be forgotten,” the

Ukraine’s air chief lauds professional expertise of PAF

ISLAMABAD: Ukrainian Air Force Commander General Sergii Drozdov on Tuesday called on Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan at Air Headquarters in Islamabad. According to a PAF spokesperson, matters of mutual interest, bilateral ties, professional

Iran’s airliner accident

Iran has admitted that it accidentally shot a Ukrainian passenger plane on the same day it fired ballistic missiles at US bases in Iraq as retaliation for the assassination of its commander. The tragic incident gives a glimpse on the

Trump’s impeachment closes in

US President Donald Trump is on the verge of being impeached. The US House of Representatives has approved charges over abuse of power and obstruction of justice. This sets up a historic vote that could make Trump only the third

Fictional narrative by Donald Trump into Ukraine: witness

WASHINGTON: A former top White House Russia expert testified on Thursday that the “fictional narrative” embraced by US President Donald Trump that Ukraine meddled in the US elections was fabricated by Russia to wreak havoc in US politics. Former National

US House formalises Trump impeachment process

WASHINGTON: Congress formally opened a new, public phase of its corruption investigation into Donald Trump on Thursday as US lawmakers voted for the first time to advance the impeachment process targeting the US president. “Today the House takes the next

White House refuses to co-operate with Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON: The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid”. The White House on Tuesday rejected an impeachment inquiry launched

Trump Urges Ukraine, China to Investigate the Bidens

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump called on both China and Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden.  Donald Trump said that both China and Ukraine should look into Jow Biden and his son, taunting Democrats seeking his