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Suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14: Officials

JALALABAD: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded 45, an official said, the second attack in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. The explosion happened outside the Nangarhar provincial governor’s office in the capital Jalalabad, his spokesperson Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. …

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At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. The blast in the town of Ghazi Aminullah Khan wounded at least 54 others …

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Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

MOSCOW: Finally let loose after a year-long diet of international friendlies, hosts Russia roared their World Cup intent to the rafters on Thursday with a 5-0 tournament-opening win over Saudi Arabia. The Russians served up an adrenaline-fuelled performance for an 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd which included President Vladimir Putin and the …

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Iran and Donald trump exchange barbs over higher oil prices and sanctions

‘This is business Mr Trump, we though you knew it,’ Iran’s representative said US President Donald Trump blamed the global oil export organisation for high oil prices, but Iran retorted it was the US leader’s fault for suddenly pulling away from the nuclear deal with the country. Mr Trump, on …

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Governor Balochistan stresses upon connectivity aimed Gawadar and Chahbahar Ports

QUETTA: Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai on Wednesday said, connectivity between Gawadar and Chahbahar ports could strengthen Pak-Iran’s prolonged brotherly relations. “Both Islamic countries have similar traditions and culture which magnetic Pak-Iran relations, while both countries have been utilizing their utmost efforts for restoring peace in the region.” Governor Muhammad …

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Qatar takes UAE to U.N. human rights court over boycott

LONDON (Reuters) – The government of Qatar said on Monday it was taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice over what it described as human right violations. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a boycott on Qatar in June 2017, severing diplomatic …

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China says supports Pakistan’s sovereignty, development efforts

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain that it will continue to support the latter in safeguarding it national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. President Hussain is in China for the four-day SCO summit. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Monday that Jinping …

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Islamabad, Kabul chalking out strategy to establish peace in Afghanistan

President Mamnoon Hussain revealed on Sunday that Islamabad and Kabul were collaborating to draft a comprehensive strategy for establishing peace in Afghanistan, Radio Pakistan reported. Addressing the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao, the president reiterated Pakistan’s efforts to promote peace and stability in its war-torn neighbor. He praised …

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گوادر اور چاہ بہار میں رابطے سے پاک ایران تعلقات مضبوط ہوں گے، ممنون حسین

بیجنگ:صدر ممنون حسین نے کہا ہے کہ گوادر اور چاہ بہار بندرگاہوں میں رابطے سے پاک ایران تعلقات مضبوط ہوں گے۔ صدر ممنون حسین اور ایرانی صدر حسن روحانی کے درمیان چین میں ملاقات ہوئی۔ چین کے شہر چنگ ڈاؤ میں شنگھائی تعاون تنظیم کا اجلاس جاری ہے۔ اس موقع …

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No change in stand on CPEC: Sitharaman

Chennai, June 8: India does not view its relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan ties, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Friday, but ruled out the possibility of New Delhi reviewing its stand on CPEC project, a major irritant in Sino-Indian relationship. She also said New Delhi is alert …

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