PIA aircraft catches fire at the Karachi airport

Karachi- An aircraft of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) caught fire today at Karachi airport due to short circuit. According to sources, fire broke out in a tug master who was bringing aircraft to the terminal building. The blaze resulted in damaging the aircraft.  Fire ...

See more

MORE IN INTERNATIONAL

  • Taliban kill three policemen in Afghanistan

    , By INP

    Kabul- Three Afghan policemen were killed in a Taliban attack in eastern Ghazni province on Saturday night, local officials said today.  One other policeman was injured in the attack. The incident took place after the Taliban attacked a police outpost in Andar district of the ...

    READMORE
  • Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi

    , By Reuters

    Iraq - Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists. They said the bodies of the men from the ...

    READMORE
  • India approved to purchase of 814 mounted gun systems

    , By Reuters

    (Reuters) - India approved on Saturday the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the army at a cost of 157.5 billion rupees ($2.55 billion), a defence ministry spokesman said. India, already the world's largest arms importer, is in the midst of a $100 billion defence upgrade. In October, the new ...

    READMORE
  • Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel

    , By AFP

    BERLIN - Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday.Six months after the investigation began, the experts have failed to find any solid proof to back the case, and have ...

    READMORE
  • Saudi detainee sent home from Guantanamo

    , By AFP

    WASHINGTON - A Saudi Arabian inmate at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba was repatriated Saturday, leaving 142 prisoners still at the jail President Barack Obama has pledged to close, the Pentagon said.Mohammed al-Zahrani is the latest of seven prisoners freed from the controversial jail in the ...

    READMORE
  • Berlin: 550 Germans joined jihadist cause in Syria, Iraq

    , By AFP

    FRANKFURT - Hundreds of Germans have left their home country to fight alongside militants in Syria and Iraq, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.‘We estimate 550. Just a few days ago we had 450,’ the minister told German television channel Phoenix on Friday. ‘These young ...

    READMORE
  • Former Singapore PM recovering after surgery

    , By AFP

    SINGAPORE - Former Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is recovering after successfully undergoing cancer surgery at a local hospital, his office said Saturday.Goh, 73, “is expected to make a full recovery as the cancer was localised and detected early,” his press secretary Heng Aik ...

    READMORE
  • US strikes have killed 910 people in Syria

    , By Reuters

    BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 910 people, including 52 civilians, since the start of the campaign against Islamic State and other fighters two months ago, a group monitoring the conflict said on Saturday.The majority of the deaths, 785, were Islamic State fighters ...

    READMORE
  • Portuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

    , By Reuters

    LISBON - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday.The arrest, the first involving a former premier in Portugal, ...

    READMORE
  • 'Serious gaps' remain in US-Iran nuclear talks

    , By AFP

    VIENNA - The United States said Friday that "serious gaps" still need to be overcome with Iran in marathon negotiations in Vienna on ending a 12-year standoff over the country's nuclear program.With the clock ticking on a deadline for finding a resolution to the dispute, the White House said there ...

    READMORE
  • India invites bids for $2.4b artillery contract

    , By AFP

    NEW DELHI - India on Saturday invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal while deferring a decision on acquiring 106 Swiss Pilatus aircraft for fighter pilot training.The bid for 814 mounted guns is the first big artillery tender in nearly three decades since the scandal-hit Swedish Bofors guns ...

    READMORE
  • No escape for civilians in Syria

    David Miliband‘The number of Syrians able to flee violence in their country has dropped dramatically’From the capture of Mosul by ISIL to the siege of Kobani, the political and media focus on what used to be called the Syrian civil war has changed. The battlefield has become more ...

    READMORE
  • Bahrain holds elections amid opposition boycott

    , By Reuters

    MANAMA - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy.The elections were boycotted by the Shi'ite Muslim opposition over accusations that constituency changes would still favour the Sunni ...

    READMORE
  • Shebab militants execute 28 non-Muslims on Kenya bus

    , By AFP

    GARISSA - Somalia's Shebab militants on Saturday ambushed a bus in Kenya and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers in what they said was revenge for police raids on mosques in the troubled port of Mombasa.‘I can confirm... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab,’ ...

    READMORE
  • Female Afghan MP injured but defiant after suicide attack

    , By AFP

    KABUL - Afghan women's rights campaigner Shukria Barakzai speaks in a tired whisper as she recovers in hospital from an assassination attempt that nearly killed her a week ago, but her message is strong and clear.‘I don't want the women of Afghanistan to be scared,’ she told AFP at her ...

    READMORE
  • West wants Russian regime change over Ukraine: Kremlin

    , By AFP

    KIEV - Russia on Saturday accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke out against Western sanctions on Russia after US Vice President Joe Biden ...

    READMORE
  • UN adopts resolution for safety of working journalists

    , By Special Correspondent

    UNITED NATIONS - A committee of the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists that calls on States to promote a safe environment to journalists to work independently.Proposed by France, Greece, Austria, Argentina, Costa Rica and Tunisia and co-sponsored by more ...

    READMORE
  • Inspectors may access suspect N-site: Iran

    , By AFP

    TEHRAN - Tehran is ready to allow nuclear inspectors access to its Marivan military site, an Iranian official said Saturday, a facility long suspected of being used to develop explosive weapons. The declaration comes as Iran and six world powers hold talks in Vienna to reach a lasting agreement on ...

    READMORE
  • Classified info found at Robin's home

    , By Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON - Classified information was found at veteran American diplomat Robin Raphel's home, who came under investigation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after it intercepted the communication of a Pakistani official that indicated she might have been involved in providing secrets ...

    READMORE
  • China building possible airfield in S China Sea

    , By AFP

    WASHINGTON - China is building a massive island in the South China Sea that could host an airfield in an area where Beijing is locked in bitter territorial disputes with neighbouring states, a US military spokesman said Friday. The vast land reclamation project on the Fiery Cross Reef in the ...

    READMORE
  • Obama authorizes U.S. air strikes to support Afghan forces

    , By Reuters

    WASHINGTON- U.S. President Barack Obama today signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for ...

    READMORE
  • Iran nuclear talks enter final days before deadline

    , By Online

    Vienna- Talks on Iran's nuclear program are entering a crucial weekend in Vienna but there is no sign of a breakthrough as Monday's deadline looms. The US admitted that "serious gaps do remain." But Secretary of State John Kerry did cancel plans to leave Austria, and held further talks with his ...

    READMORE
  • India's first aircraft carrier slips into history

    , By Online

    Chennai- Work has begun on scrapping the India's first aircraft carrier, Vikrant. Built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Hercules in 1943, it was acquired by India in 1957 and saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, playing a key role. When the electric saws were pressed upon the ship, ...

    READMORE