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Daily Archives: April 19, 2016

Army willing to help uproot corruption: COAS

While addressing a ceremony at Kohat Signal Management Centre, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said accountability at every level is essential. “Accountability of all will lead to a united, sovereign and prosperous Pakistan,” he said. He added that Pakistan Army is ready to offer its cooperation to root out corruption. ...

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No allegation on me in Panama leaks, says Nawaz

LONDON – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday pointed out that Panama Papers did not contain anything against him but still he wants the formation of commission to bring forth the truth before the nation. He said while speaking to the journalists in London before leaving for Pakistan. The prime ...

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Iran-Saudi hajj talks halted because of visa hurdle

Tehran (AFP) – Talks between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia on this year’s hajj pilgrimage have stalled because of a disagreement on how visas can be processed when no formal diplomatic relations exist. An Iranian delegation last week travelled to Saudi Arabia, which cut ties in January, for discussions ...

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Fate of Syria president non-negotiable: Ja’afari

Syria’s chief negotiator says President Bashar al-Assad’s future is not up for discussion after the opposition insists on a transition without the Syrian leader, pushing peace talks in Geneva near collapse. Bashar Ja’afari, speaking to Lebanese TV station Al Mayadeen on Monday, said his team is pushing for an expanded government as the solution ...

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Netanyahu moving Israel in ‘wrong direction,’ Biden says

US Vice President Joe Biden has criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his regime’s illegal settlement activities in the Palestinian occupied territories, saying Netanyahu is moving Israel in “wrong direction.” In a speech to the Israel advocacy group J Street on Monday, Biden called the settlements an obstacle to ...

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Tennis: Djokovic, Williams win Laureus World Sports Awards

BERLIN (AFP) – Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams won the Laureus World Sports Awards at a gala in Berlin on Monday (Apr 18). The 28-year-old Serb Djokovic won sportsman of the year for the second successive year coming ahead of football’s Lionel Messi and the sprinter Usain Bolt ...

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Jordan halts plan to install cameras at al-Aqsa

Jordan has cancelled its plan to install security cameras at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem) over Palestinian fears of Israeli spying. “Because we respect the point of view of the Palestinians… we believe the project is no longer consensual, but a potential source ...

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Israeli settlement activities hamper peace process: UN

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has slammed Israel’s illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian lands and said Tel Aviv’s land grab polices are an obstacle to peace. “I once again reiterate that settlements are illegal under international law and undermine” efforts to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian ...

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