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US has ‘snatch-and-grab’ plan for Pak’s nuke weapons

WASHINGTON: The US has a contingency plan to “snatch-and-grab” Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, if and when the President believes they are…

Yingluck becomes Thailand’s first woman Prime Minister

BANGKOK: Ms Yingluck Shinawatra, who rode to election victory on her promise of achieving national reconciliation in Thailand after five…

Pak moves warships away from Karachi base fearing attack

ISLAMABAD: Claiming there were “all time high security threats,” Pakistan Navy has moved away its main battleships out of its…

Call to protect Taj Building in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: An imposing mansion built in 1920s, called the Taj Building, in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province faces threat from the…

Dalai Lama’s envoy arrested in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Minutes after he held his maiden press conference in Kathmandu, Thiley Lama, exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama’s envoy in…

US$ 7.5 bln aid to Pak runs into serious trouble

WASHINGTON: The whopping US$ 7.5 billion American aid to Pakistan has run into serious trouble as only a fraction could…

UNSC condemns Syrian govt’s crackdown on civilians

United Nations: Headed by India, the powerful 15-member UN Security Council today voiced grave concern over the Syrian government’s deadly…

Cyber raids unlikely to stir faster global action

LONDON: A major new hacking attack underscores that governments and companies are losing the war against cyber thieves, but it’s…

Texts boost malaria treatment in African trial

LONDON: Sending daily text message reminders to health workers can mean nearly 25 per cent more children are properly treated…

New approach a step forward for hepatitis C vaccine