ISLAMABAD: In a series of flip-flops, the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said he will not go to India for talks only for “a leisure trip” and backtracked on his earlier claim that his counterpart Mr S M Krishna received repeated calls from New Delhi taking instructions during their July 15 parleys.Read More »
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber killed 43 people at an army office west of Baghdad today, as anti-Qaeda fighters gathered to receive their salaries, defence and interior ministry officials said.
Another 40 people were wounded in the 8.30 am local time attack, the officials said.
ISLAMABAD: The US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan on Sunday for strategic talks aimed at bolstering bilateral ties and securing firmer support for the war in Afghanistan.Read More »
NEW YORK: The world is marking the first Nelson Mandela International Day to commemorate the birthday of South Africa’s first black president, who turns 92 today (July 18).Read More »
BEIJING: At least 33 people, including 28 mine workers, were killed when an electric cable caught fire inside a coal shaft and an explosion rocked a shipyard in two separate incidents in China’s northwest and east.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday promised to act on the leads given by Pakistani American terrorist David Headley on the Mumbai terror attacks after discussions between External Affairs Minister, Mr S M Krishna and his counterpart, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi were marked by sharp differences.Read More »
TEHRAN: An Iranian nuclear scientist claimed today that he suffered extreme mental and physical torture at the hands of US interrogators after disappearing last year, adding to Tehran’s allegations he was abducted by American agents.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Acknowledging that Mumbai will continue to cast a shadow on Indo-Pak talks, Pakistani media today hoped that the India’s External Affairs Minister, Mr S M Krishna’s visit to Pakistan will “give peace a chance” but doubted whether it will result in anything tangible for the two sides.Read More »
WASHINGTON: US officials have reiterated Washington’s disagreement with a measure approved by the Lower House of France’s National Assembly banning the use of face-covering Islamic veils in public.Read More »