Pak claims concern by US over its elections due to ‘misunderstanding’

Pak claims concern by US over its elections due to ‘misunderstanding’

Friday, 22 March 2024 | PTI | islamabad

Pakistan on Thursday said that the concerns a top US official raised over last month’s general elections and its outcome were due to a “misunderstanding” of its internal situation and election laws. Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch at a weekly press briefing was responding to queries about the remarks...

Ukraine intercepts all 31 missiles fired by Russia at Kyiv

Friday, 22 March 2024 | AP | kyiv

Russia fired 31 ballistic and cruise missiles at Kyiv before dawn Thursday in the first attack on the Ukrainian capital in six weeks, officials said. Air defenses shot down all the incoming missiles, though 13 people including a child were injured by falling wreckage, they said. Residents of Kyiv were woken...

Women Premier League looking to push boundaries, literally

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | Bengaluru

Shafali Verma shimmied down the track and deposited off-spinner Ashleigh Gardner’s slot-ball on the off-stump 91 metres over wide long-on for a six, the longest of this year’s Women’s Premier League. That nearly 20 seconds of explosive moment underlined the fast-evolving landscape of women’s cricket — the increasing infiltration of power...

HK lawmakers approve new security law

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | AP | Hong Kong

(): Hong Kong lawmakers unanimously passed a new national security law on Tuesday that grants the government more power to quash dissent, widely seen as the latest step in a sweeping political crackdown that was triggered by pro-democracy protests in 2019. The legislature passed the Safeguarding National Security Bill during a...

‘Kim Jong Un supervised tests of rocket launchers targeting Seoul’

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | AP | seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire drill of nuclear-capable “super-large” multiple rocket launchers designed to target South Korea’s capital as he vowed to boost his war deterrent in the face of deepening confrontations with rivals, state media said Tuesday. The report came a day after South Korea...

Russia to evacuate 9k children from border region

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | AP | Moscow

A Russian border region plans to evacuate some 9,000 children from the area as it is continuously shelled from the Ukrainian side, an official said Tuesday. Kyiv’s forces have increasingly been striking at targets behind the extensive front line that has changed little after more than two years of war. The...

2 Af nationals serving in Pak Army expelled

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan on Tuesday revealed that two officer-rank Afghan nationals serving in the army were among those expelled from the country under its drive against illegal immigrants. The revelation comes a day after tension flared between Islamabad and Kabul following overnight raids by the Pakistan Air Force targeted at armed groups hiding...

Nepal’s new five-party coalition govt unveils common minimum policy

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 | PTI | kathmandu

Nepal’s new five-party coalition government Tuesday said it will adhere to an independent foreign policy to safeguard its interests while adopting efficient policies on land management, forestry, climate adaptation and disaster management.The coalition’s common minimum programme was unveiled at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in...

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