UN urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions(07:42) United Nations, Feb 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and offered to mediate in the face of rising tensions following the attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.
Venezuelan military brass dismiss ultimatum from Trump(04:12) Caracas, Feb 20 (IANS) The Venezuelan military reaffirmed on Tuesday its loyalty to Nicolas Maduro in the face of US President Donald Trump's threat that the generals and admirals will "lose everything" if they do not switch their allegiance to self-proclaimed interim head of state Juan Guaido.
Imran seeks evidence on Kashmir attack, India dubs it 'lame excuse' (Night Lead)(21:08) Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday denied his country's involvement in the Kashmir suicide bombing and sought "actionable intelligence" but New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading the world" and take "credible action" against terrorist masterminds operating from its soil.
If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warns (Second Lead)(15:56) Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Pakistan will certainly retaliate if India declares war after the suicide bombing in Kashmir but also pledged to act against Pakistanis found involved in the attack if "actionable intelligence" was provided.
Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks, says Imran (Lead)(14:16) Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will have no other option to retaliate if India wages war against it in the wake of the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers.
Will act if Pakistanis involved in suicide bombing: Imran Khan(13:58) Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged that his government will act against any Pakistani national found involved in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir if India provided "actionable intelligence".
India battles Pakistan in ICJ, says Jadhav's detention unlawful(19:48) The Hague, Feb 18 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India battled Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by asserting that the trial of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan did not meet minimum standards of natural and human rights and urged the court to declare that his detention since 2016 for espionage was "unlawful" and order his release.
Stop blaming China, Pakistan: Chinese media to India(18:02) Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) India must self-introspect its anti-terrorism policy rather than blaming Pakistan for the Pulwama suicide bombing and China for blocking efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist without proof, said a Chinese state-run newspaper.
US-Taliban talks in Islamabad postponed(17:08) Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) The peace talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban, slated to take place here on Monday, were postponed after most members of the group's negotiating team were unable to travel due to "the US and UN travel restrictions", the media reported.
Shehbaz Sharif indicted in housing scam case(15:56) Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) An accountability court on Monday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif along with nine others in a housing scandal.
World must unite to act against terrorism: Modi(14:50) New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Asserting that the time for talks is over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world should unite against terrorism and those supporting it.
Pakistan summons its envoy in India for consultations (Lead)(13:50) Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday summoned its High Commissioner in India, Sohail Mahmood, for "consultations" following diplomatic tensions between the two countries after the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir killed 49 CRPF troopers.
Pakistan will be very important in future: Saudi Crown Prince (Lead)(08:52) Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has expressed optimism about the economic future of Pakistan, saying his country had been waiting for a leadership like that of Prime Minister Imran Khan to partner with Islamabad in various areas.
8 killed in Bangladesh slum fire(17:14) Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) As many as eight people were killed and many others injured in a fire that engulfed a slum in Bangladesh's southeastern seaport city Chattogram, some 292 km away from here, on Sunday.
Saudi Crown Prince to arrive in Pakistan(16:14) Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is set to arrive here on Sunday on his first-ever visit to Pakistan after his elevation to the position of Crown Prince in April 2017.