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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 15, 2019 7:43 AM Govt will 'need to take practical steps' if PPP does not bring change to Sindh, warns Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry warned on Tuesday that if the PPP is unable to bring change to Sindh and the chief minister does not resign, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government "will need to take practical steps". Chaudhry, while speaking to reporters upon arrival in Karachi, explained that the government wants "the PPP to bring change themselves"

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM White House sought military strike against Iran

WASHINGTON: The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The report said the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy

January 14, 2019 2:17 AM HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations 4

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles

DAMASCUS: Syrian air defences shot down Israeli missiles late Friday, the official SANA news agency reported, citing a military source. Most of the missiles fired by "Israeli military planes" were intercepted at around 11:00 pm (2100 GMT), the source said. "Only a ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus international airport was hit," SANA cited 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Military courts’ extension: PM forms body for talks with opposition

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formed a committee to hold negotiations with the opposition members pertaining to extension of military courts’ jurisdiction. The task has been handed over to Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The committee will present report to the premier after consultation 3

January 12, 2019 2:56 PM PM Imran forms committee to consult opposition on military courts extension

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a two-member committee to look into the matters of extension in military courts, Geo News citing sources reported. The two-member committee comprising Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will consult opposition parties over the matter of extension of the military courts 5

January 12, 2019 12:46 PM PM Imran's pictures on laptop distribution banners: University orders inquiry

ISLAMABAD: The Government College University has constituted a three-member committee to investigate display o pictures of Prime Minister Imran Khan on banners and flexes of PM’s laptop distribution scheme. The banners went viral on social media, drawing outrage form netizens considering Imran Khan’s staunch opposition to the laptop scheme in the past. “Consequent 4

January 11, 2019 7:10 AM Elderly man killed by stepson over two-acre land in Sukkur

SUKKUR: An elderly man was killed on Thursday night at the hands of his stepson over greed for inheritance, reported According to the report the 70-year-old man identified as Datar Dino was shot dead during sleep by his stepson, Muhammad Nawaz in Sukkur’s Saleh Pat area. Before confessing to the crime, Nawaz had placed the blame of the entire 11

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM PPP demands JIT on PTI’s undeclared bank accounts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Thursday demanded formation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the report of State Bank of Pakistan submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan about 18 undeclared bank accounts of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. “The recent report of State Bank of Pakistan has exposed PTI and slowly and gradually 3