International News

Four Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes


Kabul, May 20: At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday. “The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy and Shinkay districts and two insurgents’ motorcycles were also destroyed,” Xinhua quoted Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan as saying. Afghan forces and ...

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PCB issues show-cause notice to Hafeez for criticising ICC rules


Islamabad, May 19: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday issued a show-cause notice to all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules related to reporting suspect bowling actions. Hafeez, who was recently cleared for bowling after facing suspension for the third time, had criticised the implementation of ICC’s rules on bowling action during an interview with BBC ...

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Pak summons Indian diplomat to condemn ‘unprovoked firing’


Islamabad, May 18: Pakistan summoned India’s Acting Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the “unprovoked firing” on the Line of Control by Indian forces that killed a civilian, the Foreign Office said today. Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal said that Indian forces resorted to “unprovoked firing” on May 15 in the Hotspring Sector which killed a civilian resident of Dehra Sher Khan ...

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Suzanne Scott is first woman CEO at Fox News

Washington, May 18Fox News has a new CEO, Suzanne Scott, marking the first time a woman has run the cable news network. Rupert Murdoch, who took charge after CEO Roger Ailes was forced out amid a sexual harassment scandal in 2016, will remain executive chairman of Fox News. Scott will report to both Rupert and his son Lachlan, CNN reported. ...

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BSF trooper killed in cross border firing in Samba


Jammu, May 15: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Tuesday after the armies of both India and Pakistan exchanged gun fires in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district. “Pakistan rangers started ceasefire violation at 1.30 a.m. They resorted to unprovoked firing at the BSF positions on the IB in the early hours, news gatherer IANS reported. “BSF constable, Devinder ...

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Netanyahu defends military after it kills 55 Palestinians, injures over 2700


Jerusalem, May 15: After a deadliest day of violence killed 55 and wounded 2,700 Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military acted in self-defence against Gaza’s Islamist rulers, Hamas, who he said wanted to destroy Israel, the media reported. The violence on Monday coincided with the dedication ceremony for the US embassy. The transfer of the US embassy from ...

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37 Palestinians shot dead as US opens new embassy in Jerusalem


Ramallah, May 14: The US today opened its embassy in Jerusalem under a controversial move by President Donald Trump that has infuriated the Palestinians, who clashed with Israeli soldiers who shot dead at least 37 of them in Gaza, in the deadliest escalation of violence since 2014. Trump announced the decision to move the embassy in December, when he formally recognised ...

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Treason petition in Pakistan court against Sharif over Mumbai attack remarks


Islamabad, May 14: A petition was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday to register a treason case against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his controversial remarks on 2008 Mumbai attacks. The petition, filed by political party Pakistan Awaami Tehreek’s (PAT) Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, stated that Sharif’s statement was against national security and state institutions. “Nawaz Sharif’s statement ...

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