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India hasn’t allowed Yasin Malik to meet family for three years: wife

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Mishal Malik – wife of the imprisoned Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik said on Monday that India has not allowed her husband to meet their family for about three years. Mishal Malik complained that the same humanitarian gesture is never returned by the …

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Mother,wife meet Indian spy Jadhav in Islamabad

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD:The mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav held a meeting with him at the Foreign Office under special permission granted by Pakistan on humanitarian basis.The mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav have reached Foreign Office …

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‘No consular access’:Kulbhushan’s family reaches Islamabad

BY FTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: The mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav have arrived in Islamabad from Dubai via Emirates flight EK612 to meet the Indian spy, meeting to be held shortly. The family will be taken to the Foreign Office building, located …

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IS claims Kabul blast at Afghan intelligence agency

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two. The blast comes a week after the group claimed an attack on a training facility of …

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Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

MOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow warned Saturday that Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide the ex-Soviet nation with lethal weapons, while Kiev expressed the hope arms supplies could help contain Russia. The stern Moscow warning came after a new …

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World’s largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

BEIJING -UNS : China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernization program, reported Reuters. China has stepped up research on …

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Rahul Gandhi takes over as president of Congress party

NEW DELHI -UNS : India’s Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Fireworks erupted over the party …

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China calls for independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital

China has officially stated that it supports the establishment of an independent state of Palestine based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. “China understands the concerns of Islamic countries on the status of Jerusalem, supports the resolution of the status of Jerusalem …

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China not halted payments for CPEC projects: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS- The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rubbished reports that Beijing had halted payments on any of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in the country. FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, during a weekly briefing, said there was no news from Beijing that the …

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Russia to withdraw majority troops from Syria, keep two bases

MOSCOW -Xinhua/UNS — Russia will pull most of its troops out of Syria after claiming a victory against the Islamic State (IS) but will maintain an airbase and a naval base in the war-torn country, President Vladimir Putin announced Monday. During a surprise visit to …

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