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Raising Kashmir issue at Congress more urgent than before: Ilhan Omar

LAHORE: US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that meeting victims of Indian ceasefire violations and “seeing them suffer” had made it all the more necessary than before to raise Kashmir issue at the Congress. “Having met the Kashmiri people in Azad

Britain considering major NATO deployment amid Ukraine crisis

LONDON: Britain is considering making a major NATO deployment as part of a plan to strengthen Europe’s borders in response to Russia massing troops on the border with Ukraine, the government said. Britain has said that any Russian incursion into

US and Iran ready for ‘direct’ nuclear talks

TEHRAN: Iran for the first time said it was open to direct nuclear negotiations with the United States, which declared itself ready to hold talks “urgently” – in a possible turning point in efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear accord.

China, Russia block US bid to sanction North Koreans

NEW YORK: China and Russia delayed a US bid to impose UN sanctions on five North Koreans, as Pyongyang suggested it may resume tests of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. The move by China and Russia came ahead of a

Texas synagogue attacker identified as British national, two arrested in UK

WASHINGTON: A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was killed as federal agents stormed the temple was identified on Sunday as a British citizen, while police in England said they had detained two teenagers for

US sanctions five North Koreans after missile launch

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed sanctions on five North Koreans linked to the country’s ballistic missile program, a day after Pyongyang carried out what it said was the launch of a hypersonic missile. The Treasury Department said the five North

Russian anti-satellite missile test endangers space station: NASA

WASHINGTON: An anti-satellite missile test Russia conducted on Monday generated a debris field in low-Earth orbit that endangered the International Space Station and will pose a hazard to space activities for years, US officials said. The seven-member space station crew

Qatar to handle US interests in Afghanistan: Blinken

WASHINGTON: The United States said it would set up an interests section in Afghanistan under Qatar, creating a more direct way to assist US citizens and engage with the Taliban after the embassy in Kabul was shuttered. US Secretary of

USA, China, and UK are top export destinations of Pakistani products, says Razak Dawood

Prime Minister’s special aide on Commerce and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood revealed that the United States of America (USA) remained the top export destination of the Pakistani products followed by China and the United Kingdom (UK) during the first four

US conducts successful test of hypersonic missile technology

WASHINGTON: The United States successfully tested hypersonic missile technology, a new weapons system already being deployed by China and Russia. The test, conducted Wednesday at a NASA facility in Wallops, Virginia, is a “vital step in the development of a

North Korea’s Kim calls for improving lives amid ‘grim’ economy

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to focus on improving citizens’ lives in the face of a “grim” economic situation, state media reported on Monday, as he marked the anniversary of the country’s ruling party. Kim made

Taliban would be judged on their actions, says US after Doha talks

WASHINGTON: The United States said the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was “candid and professional” and reiterated that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just

FM Qureshi stresses on improving bilateral relations with US

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan desires a broad-based, long-term, and sustainable relationship with the United States for promotion of economic cooperation and regional peace. The minister was speaking to the visiting US Deputy Secretary of State

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’: US defence secretary

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon “by surprise,” as military leaders confronted a contentious Senate hearing about how and why America lost its longest war. Republican lawmakers accused President

North Korea tests new hypersonic missile

SEOUL: The projectile North Korea fired off its east coast on Tuesday was a newly developed hypersonic missile, state news media reported, the latest in a series of new weapons tested by the reclusive state. North Korea fired the missile

US House approves $1bn for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile defence system

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The

US Congress introduces bill to provide $1bn for Israel’s Iron Dome system

WASHINGTON: The leader of the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee introduced legislation to provide $1 billion to Israel to replenish its “Iron Dome” missile-defense system, a day after the funding was removed from a broader spending bill. Some of

Australia defends scrapping of French submarine deal

SYDNEY: Australia defended its decision to ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines and opt instead for an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, saying it had flagged its concerns to Paris months ago. Canberra’s move enraged Paris,

US adds measles to list of diseases requiring quarantine

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signed an executive order adding measles to a list of communicable diseases that could require quarantine after several Afghan refugees were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease after arriving in the United States. The action makes

Boxer Amir Khan furious after being removed from US flight

NEWARK: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan was removed from a flight in the United States after a reported row over face coverings. Amir Khan said he had been taken off the American Airlines plane along with a colleague by police

US expedites removal of Haitian migrants at Mexican border

HOUSTON: US authorities moved some 2,000 people to other immigration processing stations from a Texas border town that has been overwhelmed by an influx of Haitian and other migrants. Such transfers will continue “in order to ensure that irregular migrants

US confronts China

After the withdrawal from Afghanistan, US President Biden had said that their main target will now be to tackle the growing threat from China and Russia. In this regard, US, Britain and Australia have signed a new security alliance in

US reassess Pakistan ties

After the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the next step for the United States would be how to maintain ties with Pakistan. The recent statements by US authorities and Pakistani leaders suggest that the relations may not be heading in the

US to host event marking anniversary of Israel-Arab deals

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host a virtual meeting on Friday with his counterparts from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco to mark the first anniversary of normalisation agreements between the Arab countries and Israel.

Aid for Afghans

There were serious concerns that poverty and hunger has spiraled in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control last month as the people are facing the collapse of an entire country. As the billions of aid flows ended abruptly due to

Sindh receives over 300,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by US

KARACHI: The government of Sindh on Monday received over 300,000 new Pfizer vaccine doses sent by the United States through the COVAX facility. US Consul General Mark Stroh and Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho

George W. Bush warns of danger from domestic terrorists on 9/11 anniversary

SHANKSVILLE: On the 20th anniversary of the deadliest attack on US soil, George W. Bush, who was president at the time, warned of a new danger coming from within the country. “We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to

Qatar’s ruler discusses Afghan situation with US secretaries of state and defence

DOHA: Qatar’s ruling emir and the visiting US secretaries of state and defence discussed developments in Afghanistan and efforts to enhance security there, the emir’s court said The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, received US Secretary of State Antony

Biden to visit all three sites of Sept 11 attacks

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will visit all three sites of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking attacks next week to honour the nearly 3,000 people killed and mark the 20th anniversary of the most lethal terrorist assault on US soil,

Amazon to release its own branded TV by Oct

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com is planning to launch its Amazon-branded TV in the United States as soon as October. The launch, involving teams from Amazon Devices and Lab126, has been in the works for almost two years, a report in Business