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Iran termed U.S. Navy helicopter hovering as “provocative and unprofessional”

TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps navy said a U.S. Navy helicopter hovered over one of its patrol boats in the Persian Gulf on Friday afternoon, a move it called a “provocative and unprofessional”. “At 4 pm (11:30 GMT) on Friday, the supercarrier USS Nimitz and its accompanying warship, …

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India keeps close watch as verdict on Nawaz Sharif puts Pakistan in a flux

NEW DELHI: The ouster of Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan+ and its after-effects are being closely watched in India as New Delhi keeps an eye on who will succeed him and the possibility of heightened adventurism by the Pakistani military. The government has stayed silent, refraining from even categorising this as an “internal …

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‘China ready to continue working jointly on CPEC despite PM’s disqualification’

China on Friday said that the Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification from public office would not affect Islamabad and Beijing’s bilateral ties or the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang, while reacting to news of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case, said during a press briefing: “We believe …

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Nimroz bibliophile embarks on book-collecting drive

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A young resident of southwestern Nimroz province of Afghanistan has launched a book-collecting campaign to encourage the reading habit and enrich the Information and Culture Department Library. Mohammad Zarif Yousafzai has erected a tent in Zaranj, the provincial capital, as part of his campaign to promote the reading …

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Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile test, US officials say

Two enemies of America are poised for upcoming rocket launches, two senior U.S. officials told Fox News, with another North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch expected as soon as Wednesday night and Iran on the verge of sending its own vehicle into space. Iran’s Simorgh space-launch vehicle is believed to …

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Iran to face ‘big problems’ if it does not adhere to nuclear deal: Trump

AFP US President Donald Trump has threatened Iran with “big, big problems” if Tehran fails to comply with the 2015 nuclear agreement.  His veiled warning comes a week after the White House certified to Congress that the Islamic Republic was complying with the agreement it signed with the P5+1 group …

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78 tons of imported chicken meat rejected by Nimroz authorities

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials on Tuesday said more than 78,000 kilograms of chicken meat imported from China and France to southeastern Nimroz province had been rejected and turned to the two countries. Mohammad Akbar Sharifi, provincial agriculture and livestock director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that two containers of frozen chicken meat produced …

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No victory in Afghanistan without Pakistan’s support: US military chief

WASHINGTON: Recent experiences indicate that the United States cannot win the war in Afghanistan without Pakistan’s support, says US military chief Gen Joseph Dunford. And US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that a recent decision to stop reimbursements to the Pakistani military was not part of a tougher new …

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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel: US official

AFP A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf Tuesday after it approached within 150 yards (137 metres), a US defence official said. “The IRGCN boat was coming in at a high rate of speed. It did not respond to …

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Pak army chief is concerned over increasing criticism by the US and Afghanistan

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday raised Pakistan’s concerns over a “blame game perpetrated by some quarters in Afghanistan and US to undermine Pakistan’s contributions” in the war against terrorism. The concerns were shared in a meeting with the Commander, Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and …

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