Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: Islamabad

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

Ashraf Ghani

:: Dozens of Afghan political leaders are holding a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The three-day conference comes ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan next week. Ghani, his political opponents

Trump writes to Imran Khan, seeks Pakistan’s help in Afghanistan

:: Pakistan’s foreign ministry said Monday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad’s support in securing a “negotiated settlement” to the war in Afghanistan. The development comes as Washington steps up

Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi sworn in

:: Pakistan’s new President Arif Alvi was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Sunday, concluding the country’s peaceful transfer of power to its new government after a turbulent election campaign. His appointment further cements the ruling party’s power

Saudi media minister in talks with Pakistan PM

:: Saudi Arabia’s Media Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday as part of an official visit to the country. Following a welcome at Khan’s office, the two men discussed Saudi-Pakistani

Imran Khan’s party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

:: Imran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

Pakistan’s Imran Khan inches toward election victory as opponents cry foul

:: Pakistani authorities said on Thursday full results of a general election would be delayed as cricket hero-turned-politician Imran Khan led in a partial count that opponents said was rigged. The party of Khan’s jailed chief rival, ousted Prime Minister

Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal wounded in a gun attacked

:: Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal survived an assassination attempt on Sunday, officials said, an incident likely to heighten political tensions ahead of general elections expected in late July. “Ahsan Iqbal was targeted and shot in the arm,” Asim Khan,

Pakistani police book US Embassy officer for ‘interference’

:: Islamabad police have charged a US Embassy security officer for trying to stop the arrest of an American diplomat whose car had injured a bike rider on Sunday. A Toyota Jeep driven by diplomat Chad Rex Ausburn hit motorcyclist

Pakistani Pashtun rights group attracts 8,000 to rally despite state pressure

:: A Pakistani ethnic rights group drew over 8,000 people to a rally in Lahore on Sunday, despite pressure from security officials to call off the event focusing on human rights violations in areas bordering Afghanistan. The leader of the

Pakistan court bans ex-PM Sharif from elections for life

:: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has barred former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running in elections for life, ruling on a petition asking the tribunal whether the disqualified premier could ever run again. The court says that under the country’s constitution,

Emirates flight stairway collapses at Islamabad airport, 5 injured

:: An Emirates flight stairway collapsed at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on Tuesday, causing five injuries according to the Tribune. According to airport officials, the plane was departing to Dubai when the incident happened. Rescue officials said that

Shifting alliances as Pakistan manages relationship with US

:: As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for doing too little, too late to stop terror funding, regional alliances are shifting and analysts ponder whether a cozier relationship with countries

Pakistan’s Imran Khan ties knot to ‘spiritual adviser’ in third marriage

:: Pakistani cricketer-turned-politican Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time, his party said on Sunday, confirming his marriage to a woman local media call a “faith healer”. Khan, who captained the Pakistan team when it won the

First the World, now Pakistan: Imran Khan seeks election glory

Imran Khan

:: Clad in a tracksuit and ankle weights, Imran Khan lounges in a plush chair and announces this is his political moment: the World Cup cricket champion believes power in Pakistan is his for the taking. After years in the

Book says Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ suicide bombings

:: More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. Suicide attacks are frequently condemned as fanatical and immoral, especially when

Pakistan summons US ambassador over ‘lies and deceit’ Trump tweet

:: Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over “lies” about militancy. Ambassador David Hale was asked to go to

Family of detained Indian ‘spy’ to visit him in Pakistan

:: The wife and mother of an Indian naval officer facing the death penalty for espionage in Pakistan will arrive for a rare meeting with him in the country’s capital, despite lingering tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, a foreign

Pakistani top court rejects bid to bar opposition leader Imran Khan

:: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition to disqualify cricket hero and opposition leader Imran Khan from parliament for not declaring assets, months after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was removed by the court on a similar charge.

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