Explosion outside Kabul University kills 6, wounds 27

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 6, wounds 27

  Kabul: A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 27, according to police and health officials. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest to target Kabul. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group often stage […]

Hezbollah says Iran able to bombard Israel if war started

Hezbollah says Iran able to bombard Israel if war started

AFP Beirut :  The head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah said Friday that US ally Israel would not be “neutral” if a war broke out between the United States and Iran. And “Iran is able to bombard Israel with ferocity and force,” Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview broadcast on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television. His remarks came […]

‘Pak will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases’

‘Pak will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases’

Agencies Islamabad : Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward IAF airbases, Pakistan”s Aviation Secretary Shah­rukh Nusrat has informed a parliamentary committee. Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck […]

Experts from India, Pak to meet on July 14 to discuss modalities of Kartarpur corridor: Pak FO

Experts from India, Pak to meet on July 14 to discuss modalities of Kartarpur corridor: Pak FO

Islamabad: Experts from India and Pakistan will meet on Sunday at the Wagah border to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor and related technical issues, Pakistan Foreign Office said on Thursday. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and […]

US, Taliban scramble to rewrite draft on troop withdrawal

US, Taliban scramble to rewrite draft on troop withdrawal

Agencies Taliban and US negotiators are scrambling to rewrite a draft agreement that will outline the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan as well as detail a verifiable Taliban guarantee to fight terrorism ahead of a summit Sunday in Qatar. Officials familiar with the talks, but not authorized to speak about them, say […]

Two persons shot dead at Lahore airport in Pakistan

Two persons shot dead at Lahore airport in Pakistan

Agencies Lahore : Two persons were shot dead and another was injured at Pakistan’s international airport in Lahore city by unidentified attackers on Wednesday, police said, causing panic among passengers within the lounge.The incident occurred around 10 am (local time) when the victims were returning from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah. They were gunned down […]

Airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli: Libyan officials

Airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli: Libyan officials

Agencies Benghazi : An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants early Wednesday in the Libyan capital, killing at least 40 people, a health official in the country’s UN-supported government said. The airstrike targeting the detention center in Tripoli’s Tajoura neighborhood also wounded 80 migrants, said Malek Merset, a spokesman for the health ministry. Merset […]

At least 53 wounded as powerful car bomb rocks Kabul

At least 53 wounded as powerful car bomb rocks Kabul

Kabul: Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday and gunmen battled special forces in an area housing military and government buildings, officials said. The rush-hour explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air above the Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of the Afghan capital and shook […]

US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

US, Taliban to open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war

AP   / Islamabad  :  A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban is to begin in Qatar, just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before September 1. Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, tells The Associated Press […]

UN Security Council urges dialogue, end to US-Iran tensions

UN Security Council urges dialogue, end to US-Iran tensions

United Nations : The UN Security Council on Monday called for dialogue and measures to end tensions in the Gulf, but Iran rejected talks with the United States after President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions. In a unanimous press statement drafted by Kuwait, the council condemned recent attacks on oil tankers, calling them a threat […]

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