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Russian Army to hold first mountain drills with Pakistan this year

MOSCOW: The Russian Army’s Commander-in-Chief Oleg Salyukov on Friday announced that Russian ground forces will hold its first ever military exercises with Pakistan in the coming year, according to TASS news agency. The Russian Army is scheduled to hold seven international drills in 2016, including the “the first ever Russian-Pakistani ...

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Earthquake tremors felt in northwestern Pakistan

CHITRAL: Earthquake tremors were felt in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early Saturday morning, a few weeks after a severe earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The jolts were felt in Buner, Malakand, Swat and adjoining areas. People left their houses and workplaces and headed out for open spaces fearing ...

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Nuclear race can jeopardise strategic stability: US report

WASHINGTON: Conti­nued Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapons development could jeopardise strategic stability between the two countries, warns a congressional report sent to US lawmakers this week. The Congressional Research Service (CRS), which prepared the report, notes that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is “designed to dissuade India from taking military action against ...

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Kerry in Riyadh as Saudi-Iran tensions simmer

RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday hoping for an easing of tensions between the Sunni power and its predominantly Shia rival Iran. Kerry was to attend a joint meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir and other foreign ministers from the six-nation Gulf ...

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Saudi jets bomb residential areas in Yemen’s Sana’a

Saudi warplanes attack the Yemeni capital, targeting residential buildings and areas near the presidential palace, a day after several families were targeted in deadly bombings.   On Friday, the Jabal al-Nahdain neighborhood in central Sana’a came under aerial attacks which also targeted areas around the presidential palace in al-Sabeen, Yemeni media reports said. The fresh ...

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Firing near govt girls school in Faisalabad causes panic

FAISALABAD: Firing was reported near a government-run girls school in Faisalabad on Friday. The incident caused panic amongst the parents of the students who rushed to the school and tried to barge into the premises in order to evacuate their children. DawnNews showed footage of a large crowd gathered outside ...

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‘Charsadda attackers didn’t wear suicide jackets’

PESHAWAR: The militant attack on the Bacha Khan University Charsadda appears to be the first of its kind in the province as the attackers didn’t wear suicide vests in sharp contrast to the past. Security officials say they’re curious to know why the militants didn’t use suicide jackets while storming ...

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Attack on Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Raheel Sharif vowed on Wednesday to continue efforts to wipe out terrorism and extremism and said that the nation’s determination to counter the menace had not been affected by the strike in Charsadda. “The prime minister and the chief of army ...

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