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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Germany arrests German-Afghan army adviser for ‘spying for Iran’

BERLIN: Germany on Tuesday detained a German-Afghan man on suspicion he was spying for Iran while working for the German army as a linguistic and cultural adviser. The 50-year-old identified as Abdul Hamid S. was arrested in western Germany, federal prosecutors said in a statement. “The accused was a language evaluator and cultural issues adviser of the German 1

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Turkey to set up Syria security zone after Trump call

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a “security zone” in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan’s comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Cargo plane crashes in Iran, killing 15

TEHRAN: A military cargo plane overshot a runway, crashed and caught fire during a botched landing near the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 15 people, the army said Monday. The plane was carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan when it crashed near the capital Tehran, an army spokesman told state TV, adding that only the flight engineer survived. "The plane

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Japan must recognise all Kurils as Russian’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday after meeting his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo must recognise Moscow’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in order for peace talks to continue. The two diplomats met for the first time since leaders of Japan and Russia agreed last year to increase efforts to sign a treaty

January 13, 2019 6:53 AM APS survivor becomes first Pakistani to receive 'Points of Light Award' in UK

Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, has been given "Points of Light Award" from 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the government in United Kingdom, to honor his services aimed at encourage people to unite and fight extremism through anti-radicalization talks. "It’s an honour to be recognised by the Prime Minister 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM US Navy chief heads to China

WASHINGTON: The head of the US Navy will visit his Chinese counterpart next week, officials said Friday, as the two powers seek to reduce military risks amid ongoing trade tensions. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson will travel to Beijing and Nanjing from January 13-16, when he will meet with Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong, who commands the People’s 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 12 civilians killed in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU: Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said on Friday. The west African country declared a state of emergency in several provinces at the end of last year and on Thursday replaced its army chief as it struggled to put a stop to a spate 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Indian army major, soldier killed in IHK blasts

SRINAGAR: Two Indian army soldiers, including a major, were killed and two other injured in two explosions in Rajouri district of Jammu in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). An army vehicle was moving on a road stretch in Lam Pukharni area of Nowshera sector in the district when an explosion took place. Three army personnel including a Havaldar sustained injuries 2

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM COAS urges traders to capitalise on secure environment

RAWALPINDI: A delegation of business community met the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Karachi, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday. The COAS apprised the business community about improving the overall security situation, especially in Karachi. The army chief asked the community to capitalise on the current 2

January 11, 2019 4:41 PM COAS General Bajwa meets business community in Karachi

KARACHI: A delegation of business community met Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Karachi. Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, the Army Chief apprised the Business Community about improving security situation of the country especially Karachi. General Bajwa asked the community to capitalise on the environment and assist in economic 3