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June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq says it killed 45 IS militants in Syria strike

BAGHDAD: Iraq said Saturday it had killed 45 jihadists from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an air strike in eastern Syria, the second such operation in less than a month. Iraqi F-16 fighter jets carried out a “successful strike targeting a meeting of Daesh (IS) leaders” on Friday in the Hajin region, in the eastern Syrian province

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Russia rejects UN-backed call to withdraw troops from Moldova

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday rejected an international call backed by the United Nations for it to withdraw troops from the Transdniestr breakaway region of Moldova. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that its troops stationed in ex-Moldova’s Transdniestr region despite Chisinau’s calls for them to withdraw "remain a guarantor of peace and stability"

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Summary moved for appointment of new advocate general

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Law and Human Rights has moved a summary to the governor for the appointment of new advocate general of the province. The two-page summary was moved on the advice of caretaker chief minister to remove Advocate General Abdul Latif Yousafzai and appoint a new one. The summary proposed the names of Abdus Samad

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Nepra slaps Rs5mln fine on power producer

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) slapped five million rupees in penalty on a state-owned electricity generation company for a one-day power breakdown in northern areas, a document showed on Thursday. Nepra fined Northern Power Generation Company Limited (Genco-III) on account of its negligence in maintenance of 220-kilovolt 1

June 21, 2018 3:35 PM Defence ministry agrees to provide 350,000 troops for election 2018

ISLAMABAD: Defense Ministry has agreed to provide services of 350,000 army personal during the general election 2018. As preparations for the elections entered final phase, The Election Commission of Pakistan has sought services of 350,000 troops for security. Sources told Geo News that the Ministry of Defence had given informal response to the ECP's 1

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM $6m UN funds to control cattle diseases

Islamabad: The United Nations will provide Pakistan with over $6 million funds to control foot-and-mouth disease in the cattle. An agreement in this respect was signed in Islamabad by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the national food security and research ministry. At the request of the government of Pakistan, the FAO will implement the project 2

June 18, 2018 5:31 PM TTP commander wanted in terrorism cases arrested from Peshawar airport: official

A commander of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was arrested while attempting to fly out of the country at Peshawar's Bacha Khan International Airport, an immigration official said. Maulvi Bahadur Jan, who was wanted by the police in several cases of terrorism, was taken into custody before he was able to board a private airline's flight to Dubai 1

June 17, 2018 11:37 PM Taliban Commander Molvi Bahadur Jan arrested from Peshawar airport: FIA sources

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has apprehended proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Commander Molvi Bahadur Jan, Immigration sources said Sunday. The most wanted TTP Commander Bahadur Jan was taken into custody by FIA Immigration personnel from Bacha Khan International Airport, the sources said. The sources further said the militant 4

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Ukraine official denied access to hunger-striker in Russian jail

KIEV: Kiev protested to Moscow on Friday after a Ukrainian rights official was barred from visiting hunger-striking filmmaker Oleg Sentsov in a Russian prison amid growing concerns for his life. The 41-year-old director has refused food since May 14 to demand Moscow release all Ukrainian political prisoners, timing his high-profile protest to coincide 3

June 15, 2018 12:00 AM Germany agrees to lease Israeli-made drones

JERUSALEM: Germany has agreed a nine year deal worth over half a billion dollars to lease Israeli military reconnaissance drones capable of carrying missiles, the aircraft’s manufacturers said Thursday. European aerospace giant Airbus, which signed the $600 million (500 million euro) agreement on behalf of the German defence ministry, will maintain and provide 5