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Govt agrees to postpone PIA bill for three weeks

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The government has agreed to postpone the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) bill for another three weeks after successful talks with the opposition parties, Dunya News reported. The federal government has formed a 10-member committee on the matter. Minister-In-Charge of the Cabinet Secretariat was expected to move ...

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Indonesia copter crash leaves 13 dead

According to Indonesian military spokesman Tatang Sulaiman, the Bell 412 helicopter went down in Kasiguncu village in Poso district on island of Sulawesi Sunday evening local time. The chopper was en route to help with a counterterrorism operation in Poso — where a Takfiri terrorist group is waging a guerilla ...

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US President Obama arrives in Cuba for historic visit

Obama’s arrival on Sunday afternoon was eagerly anticipated in the capital Havana, according to The Associated Press. “Que bola Cuba?” Obama wrote on his Twitter on landing, using Cuban slang to ask what’s going on. “Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people.” ...

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Russia may use force against Syria truce violators, US warned

Russia warns the US that it may resort to the use of force against those parties that refuse to honor the ceasefire in Syria. In a statement on Monday, Sergei Rudskoi, the head of the Main Operative Department of the Russian General Staff, said Moscow will begin unilaterally applying the provisions envisaged by the ceasefire ...

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Libya authorities oppose UN-backed unity government

Libya’s internationally recognized government has opposed a UN-sponsored unity government in the Arab country, citing fears of more divisions. On Friday, the government, backed by an internationally recognized parliament warned against “measures by certain international parties that want to impose this government of national unity.” The government, based in eastern Libya, added on ...

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PM, COAS in rare talks on military matters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a special meeting on “issues related to the military” on Friday. It was one of those rare meetings that exclusively discussed military affairs. Most previous meetings featuring the prime minister and the army chief have been about national security matters, even though this one ...

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Iran FM in Turkey to discuss ties, Mideast issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives in Turkey to hold talks with the country’s senior officials on ways to promote economic relations and the latest developments in the Middle East. Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Istanbul on Saturday, Zarif said Iran seeks to forge the highest level of ...

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