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Ch Nisar blames India for stalled Mumbai attacks trial

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Senior PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday held India responsible for the stalled trial regrading Mumbai terror attacks. “Pakistan was subjected to heavy criticism over the Mumbai attacks,” Nisar said, in the backdrops of Nawaz Sharif’s …

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NKorea pledges to dismantle nuclear site in May ceremony

North Korea says it will begin dismantling its nuclear test site in less than two weeks in a ceremony attended by foreign journalists. Pyongyang said it was taking “technical measures” to carry out the process between 23-25 May, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported …

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Nawaz Sharif’s ‘Mumbai attacks’ statement triggers criticism

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Deposed premier Mian Nawaz Sharif’s ‘Mumbai attacks’ comments during an interview to a local newspaper have triggered a flood of criticism from analysts, politicians and general public in Pakistan on Saturday. According to ARY tv Former PM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s lifelong leader, …

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Trump to address Jerusalem embassy opening by video

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump will address around 800 US and Israeli dignitaries at the ceremonial opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem by video on Monday, the US ambassador said. It was not immediately clear from Ambassador David Friedman’s comment, on a call …

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World’s best goalkeeper Mansoor is no more

KARACHI -UNS – Former Olympian and hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmad passed away in Karachi on Saturday. He was 49. The former Olympian was suffering from heart disease for the past few months and was undergoing treatment at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). Pakistan’s celebrated …

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ICC’s bowling action law ‘unfair’: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez

LAHORE-UNS – Pakistan cricket team’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez criticized International Cricket Council (ICC) law regarding bowling action. The player, known with the name of ‘Professor’ in national cricket team, has recently allowed bowling in international cricket after remodeling action. He was banned from bowling over …

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Man killing charges : FIA bars US diplomat from leaving Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) on Saturday barred US Defense and Air Attaché Colonel Emanual Joseph from leaving the country. Sources said that a special aircraft had arrived at the Noor Khan Airbase earlier today to fly back the US diplomat to …

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Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s bitter rivalry with Iran has spilled onto Asian soccer pitches with the newly created South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF) reflecting the kingdom’s bid for regional hegemony, including domination of soccer. Saudi Arabia’s most recent victory on the pitch …

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US offers to help rebuild N Korea economy if it denuclearises

BEW YORK -UNS/BBC- US will help rebuild North Korea’s economy if it agrees to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. The US would be “prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our …

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Corruption charges: Ex-PM Malaysia banned from leaving country

Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been banned from leaving the country, immigration officials say. This comes after Mr Najib said that he and his wife were planning to go on an overseas holiday on Saturday. Earlier this week, Mr Najib’s long-ruling Barisan Nasional coalition …

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