Monthly archives: December, 2016

Imran’s party to train its guns on Shahbaz Sharif

Imran’s party to train its guns on Shahbaz Sharif By Our Correspondent Published: December 12, 2016 LAHORE: In this regard Imran Khan’s party has finalised the draft of a reference to seek disqualification of the chief minister. This is a clever move given the fact that the main target of the PTI in the Panamagate …

India threatens to ‘break Pakistan into 10 pieces’

India threatens to ‘break Pakistan into 10 pieces’ By News Desk Published: December 12, 2016 India’s home minister has turned up the war rhetoric against Pakistan, threatening to break Pakistan into ‘10 pieces’ in a statement that appears to substantiate Islamabad’s fears of Delhi’s meddling in its internal matters. Speaking to a gathering in Indian …

Turkey to fight terror ‘to the end’ after attacks kill 38

 ISTANBUL (AFP) – A defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to fight terror “to the end” as Turkey mourned 38 people killed in twin bombings that authorities said were likely the work of Kurdish militants. The bloodshed, which took place in Istanbul late on Saturday, saw a car bomb exploding outside the home …

Donald Trump dismissed a brewing storm over Russian cyber meddling in the US election

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President-elect Donald Trump dismissed a brewing storm over Russian cyber meddling in the US election, rejecting as “ridiculous” US intelligence reports that Moscow tried to help him win the White House.”I don t believe it,” Trump said in a pre-recorded interview that was broadcast Sunday on Fox News. “I think it s ridiculous,” Trump …

Flight PK-661: DNA profiling of crash victims continues

Flight PK-661: DNA profiling of crash victims continues = By Our Correspondent Published: December 12, 2016 ISLAMABAD: The identification of the remains of PK661 crash victims will continue through the extended holiday break. Results of the DNA profiling are expected to be received by December 17.Once the results are in, the bodies will be handed over …

PIA aircraft escapes disaster in Multan

PIA aircraft escapes disaster in Multan December 12, 201 MULTAN: A Karachi-bound PIA aircraft escaped disaster late on Sunday as it stopped after its engine caught fire moments before taking off. According to Geo News, the pilot informed the control tower about the fire and stopped the plane. Passengers were scheduled to be sent to …

Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar appointed as DG ISI

Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar appointed as DG ISI Dawn.com — Updated about 6 hours ago Lt Gen Bilal Akbar has been appointed Chief of General Staff (CGS). The new CGS comes with a vast experience of dealing with internal security matters. Though his focus or responsibility as DG Rangers was Karachi, the transfer of Gen Bilal …

U.S., Russia Hold Talks to End Aleppo blockade With Kerry ‘Hopeful’

U.S., Russia Hold Talks to End Aleppo blockade With Kerry ‘Hopeful’ Syria’s six-year-old war dominated discussions on the sidelines of the conference in Germany, with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Kerry both meeting Lavrov late Wednesday. Steinmeier pushed for an immediate cease-fire to allow for humanitarian access to eastern Aleppo and a return to a …

Victory in Aleppo won’t end the war Syria president says.

Victory in Aleppo won’t end the war Syria president says. By Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Assad’s comments came as his troops were pushing further into the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo, in swift advances that were hardly possible earlier in the bitter conflict, now in its sixth year. Deeply divided since 2012 between Syrian …