US sends 4.7m doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has delivered 4.7 million more doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan, surpassing the total number of vaccines donated by the US to Pakistan over 61.5 million. A statement issued by the US Department of State

Ukraine crisis pushes US inflation to new four-decade high

WASHINGTON: Americans paid more for gasoline, food and other essentials last month amid an ongoing wave of record inflation made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to government data released Tuesday. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed 8.5 percent

US again denies allegations of toppling Imran Khan’s govt

WASHINGTON: The United States has again denied allegations that Washington was behind any move for regime change in Pakistan. The US State Department spokesperson Ned Price during a press briefing said that there is absolutely no truth to the allegation.

US refuses to comment on ‘accidental’ missile fire in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States while denying commenting on the missile fire in Pakistan by India has said there is no indication that the recent firing of a missile from India which landed in Pakistan was anything other than accidental. India

US sanctions Russia for ‘initiating’ invasion of Ukraine

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has announced tough new sanctions on Russia for “beginning” an invasion of Ukraine but said there was still time to avoid war, even as Vladimir Putin signaled plans to send troops beyond Russia’s borders. Russia s

US donates 2.2 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received 2.2 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine via the COVAX mechanism, the United States Embassy in Islamabad said in a Twitter statement. The US Embassy has stated that 2.2 million additional doses of the American vaccine

Consumer prices in US surge at fastest rate in 30 years

WASHINGTON: For months now, blistering inflation has been a hallmark of this year’s global economic rebound from last year’s COVID-19 blow. And in the United States – the world’s largest economy – price pressures continue to accelerate at a pace

Pakistan to host Troika Plus meeting on Afghanistan today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will host a Troika Plus meeting with senior diplomats from the United States, China, and Russia to discuss the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. According to the foreign office, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will inaugurate the meeting. About

US blacklists Israeli maker of Pegasus spyware

WASHINGTON: US authorities placed the Israeli maker of the Pegasus spyware on a blacklist of restricted companies, taking aim at the software linked to a scandal over surveillance of journalists and officials. The company, NSO, was engulfed in controversy over

US authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine for young children

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years, making it the first COVID-19 shot for young children in the United States. The shot will not be immediately

Will Pakistan allow US to use its airspace against Afghanistan?

The US broadcaster CNN has claimed that the US and Pakistan are close to an agreement on the use of airspace for military operations in Afghanistan and that If an agreement is reached, Pakistan’s statement based on ‘absolutely not’ will

US propose F-16 sales in return for F-35 investment: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the US had proposed the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey in return for its investment in the F-35 programme, from which Ankara was removed after purchasing missile defence systems from

US to lift restrictions for vaccinated foreign travelers from next month

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The White House will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting November 8, ending 21 months of historic restriction. The unprecedented travel restrictions kept millions of visitors out of the United States from China, Canada,

Funeral of Umer Sharif to be offered in Germany today

NUREMBERG: The funeral of legendary comedian Umer Sharif will be offered today in Germany. The body of the Pakistani comedian will probably be brought to Pakistan on Tuesday and the comedian’s widow Zareen Ghazal will arrive in Karachi with the

Ready for talks with North Korea without preconditions: US

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) has said it is ready to hold talks with the North Korea without preconditions as denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula remains their goal. In his daily press briefing in Washington, US State department spokesperson Ned

US Senate folds to aid debt ceiling, government funding measure

The US Senate has failed to advance a measure that aims to avert a partial government shutdown and suspend the federal debt ceiling, after Republicans refused to support the proposal in the sharply divided chamber of Congress. Senate Democrats were

US admits drone strike in Kabul killed 10 civilians

WASHINGTON: The United States has admitted that 10 civilians were killed in a drone strike in Kabul.  According to the International News Agency, this confession has been made by the US Central Command.  A top general admitted the United States

France recalls envoys from US and Australia over trilateral security deal

PARIS (Reuters): France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal which sank a $40 billion French-designed submarine contract. Foreign minister

Umer Sharif issued US visa, set to leave for medical treatment

Pakistan’s legendary comedian Umer Sharif has just been issued a visa to travel to the US for medical treatment. The news was confirmed by Administrator KMC and Advisor to CM Sindh on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on his official Twitter

US, UK and Australia establish new Indo-Pacific security pact

WASHINGTON: The United States, Britain and Australia said they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by US President Joe

Google bars Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners. In the weeks since the Taliban’s swift takeover of

US Congress expected to finance the UN’s humanitarian work in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Congress is expected to finance the United Nation’s humanitarian work in Afghanistan but is unlikely to directly fund a new Taliban-led government, according to US officials. UN chief Antonio Guterres is travelling to Geneva to convene

US blocking Chinese acquisitions of global tech firms a ‘red flag’

SHANGHAI (Reuters): Chinese state-backed tabloid the Global Times called US efforts to block cross-border acquisitions of tech companies a “red flag” that impedes China’s tech sector and disrupts the growth of the global tech sector. The outlet, which is published

Cannot solve COVID-19 mystery without China: US intelligence community

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The officials of the United States intelligence community have declared that only China can help solve questions about the true origins of the virus that has now killed 4.6 million people worldwide. “China’s cooperation most likely would be needed

US attacks ISIS in Afghanistan after deadly Kabul blast

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States launched a drone strike against an Islamic State attack planner in eastern Afghanistan. The US has killed an Islamic State “planner” in retaliation for Thursday’s suicide bombing in Kabul. Captain Bill Urban, spokesman for US

Pakistan regrets loss of precious lives in Kabul Airport attack: Spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack after the Kabul Airport attack and said that it regrets the loss of precious lives. According to details, two consecutive blasts took place at Kabul airport, killing 90 people, including US troops

United States will never forget or forgive Kabul Airport attack: Biden

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has condemned terrorism and said that the United States will never forget or forgive the terrorist attack on Kabul Airport. Expressing condolences over the deaths of US troops at Kabul Airport, Biden became impatient and

US unsure of Taliban’s involvement in Kabul airport blast

The commander of the US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, has said that whether the Taliban were involved in the Kabul airport bombings or not, it cannot be said, but the evacuation of the American people and troops will continue.

About 1,500 US citizens still in Afghanistan: Secretary of state Blinken

Around 1,500 American citizens remain in Afghanistan ahead of a rapidly approaching August 31 deadline for the US to withdraw troops from the country. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a briefing with reporters said 4,500 Americans have been

Kamala Harris visits Singapore to deepen ties

SINGAPORE: US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Singaporean leaders today, the first working day of a trip to Southeast Asia to strengthen ties as part of Washington’s efforts to counter China’s growing influence. Harris will meet with Singaporean