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Saturday, March 12th, 2016


US nominates Scaparrotti as top NATO commander

WASHINGTON : President Barack Obama nominated US Army General Curtis Scaparrotti on Friday to become NATO’s top military commander, the Pentagon said, a key role as NATO builds up its posture in eastern Europe in a bid to deter Russia. Scaparrotti, currently commander of US forces in South Korea, would succeed US Air Force General Philip Breedlove as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe. His appointment requires US Senate confirmation. Breedlove has been an outspoken critic of Russian military moves during his tenure. NATO said in a statement on Friday thatRead More

Saudis protest Iraq’ minister’s comments

CAIRO : The Saudi delegation at the Arab League stormed out of a meeting after Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari defended the Shia Hashd Shaabi militia grouping, an Iraqi foreign ministry source told Reuters on Friday. Tensions between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim powers have been on the rise as sectarian wars rage in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, and the Arab League has become a forum for predominantly Sunni countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to air grievances with regional Shi’ite power Iran. “The Saudi delegation withdrew from the meeting hall afterRead More

Israel raids Palestinian TV station

RAMALLAH: Israeli forces have raided the West Bank offices of Palestine Today television and arrested its manager over allegations of inciting violence, Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency said on Friday. The overnight operation targeting the station’s Ramallah offices was the latest attempt to silence Palestinian broadcasters Israel believes are fuelling a five-month wave of violence. The Shin Bet charged that the channel “broadcasts on behalf of the Islamic Jihad” militant group and said it had closed it in a joint operation with the army. “The channel served the Islamic JihadRead More

ایران9/11حملوں کا ذمے دار قرار، ساڑھے 10ارب ڈالر ہرجانے کا حکم

نیویارک:  نیویارک میں ایک امریکی عدالت کی جانب سے جاری فیصلے میں ایران کو 11 ستمبر 2001 کے حملوں میں ملوث قرار دیا گیا ہے۔ اس کے علاوہ ایران کو حملوں میں ہلاک ہونیوالوں کے خاندانوں کو ساڑھے 10 ارب ڈالر بطور ہرجانہ ادا کرنے کا بھی حکم دیا گیا ہے۔ جرمن اخبار کے مطابق امریکی عدالت کے جج جارج ڈینیئل نے فیصلہ سنایا کہ ایران انشورنس کمپنیوں اور ہلاک شدگان کے گھر والوں کو7.5ارب ہرجانے کی ادائیگی کرے۔ مزید3ارب ڈالر کی رقم انشورنس کمپنیوں اور جائیداد کے نقصان اورRead More

سوڈانی فوج کا ظلم؛ 60 افراد کوکنٹینرمیں دم گھونٹ کرماردیا

خرطوم:  انسانی حقوق کیلیے کام کرنیوالی تنظیم ایمنسٹی انٹرنیشنل نے دعویٰ کیا ہے کہ اس بات کے ثبوت موجودہیںکہ جنوبی سوڈان کی سرکاری فوج نے ایک جہاز رانی کے کنٹینر میں60 سے زائد افرادکوجان بوجھ کردم گھونٹ کرمارڈالا۔ غیرملکی میڈیاکے مطابق ایمنسٹی انٹرنیشنل کی لامہ فاکی کاکہناہے کہ درجنوں افرادکواس سرکاری فوج کے ہاتھوں ایک بری اوردردناک موت کا سامنا کرناپڑا جسے ان کی حفاظت کرنی چاہیے۔ محققین کا کہنا ہے کہ انھیں مقتول افراد کی باقیات ملی ہیں جنھیں اکتوبر2015 میں قتل کیا گیا تھا۔ اجتماعی قتل کے اسRead More

آئی جی سندھ سمیت اعلیٰ افسران پولیس میں غیر قانونی بھرتیوں کے ذمہ دار قرار

کراچی: سندھ پولیس کے اعلیٰ افسران نے اپنے ہی آئی جی کے خلاف انکوائری رپورٹ پیش کردی جس میں پولیس میں غیر قانونی بھرتیوں کا ذمہ داری آئی جی سندھ کو بھی قرار دیا گیا ہے۔ جسٹس امیرہانی مسلم ، جسٹس عظمت سعید اور جسٹس خلجی عارف حسین پر مشتمل لارجر بینچ نے پولیس میں تفتیشی لاگت كی تقسیم میں بدعنوانیوں كے معاملات كی تحقیقات نیب كے سپرد كرتے ہوئے ایك ماہ میں  تحقیقات مكمل كركے عدالت میں پیش كرنے كی ہدایت كی ہے۔ عدالت کی جانب سے 16صفحات پر مشتملRead More

قومی کرکٹ ٹیم ورلڈٹی ٹوئنٹی میں شرکت کے لیے براستہ ابو ظہبی بھارت روانہ

لاہور: حکومت کی جانب سے اجازت ملنے کے بعد قومی کرکٹ ٹیم ورلڈٹی ٹوئنٹی میں شرکت کے لیے براستہ ابو ظہبی بھارت روانہ ہوگئی۔ کئی دنوں کی کشمکش ختم ہونے کے بعد بلآخر بھارت کی جانب سے سیکیورٹی کی ضمانت دینے پر قومی ٹیم ورلڈ ٹی ٹوئنٹی میں شرکت کے لیے براستہ ابو ظہبی بھارت روانہ ہوگئی۔ قومی ٹیم کے 15 کھلاڑی ورلڈ ٹی ٹوئنٹی میں شرکت کے لیے لاہور ایئرپورٹ سے بھارت روانہ ہوئے ہیں جن میں کپتان شاہد آفریدی، احمد شہزاد، محمد حفیظ، شرجیل خان، سرفراز احمد، عمر اکمل، شعیبRead More

Man Miraculously Survives Skydiving Accident After Beating Cancer

A Texas man miraculously survived a skydiving accident, just years after beating a close call with cancer. Cody Swenson, 25, is a skydiving instructor with 1,700 jumps under his belt, so leaping from an airplane is normal for him. But in early February, a routine dive suddenly went awry. He told that he was attempting to do a “Hop-n-Pop,” in which a skydiver jumps from a much lower altitude and must pull the parachute within seconds of exiting the plane. “I didn’t notice something was wrong until about twoRead More

Germanwings victim’s father: We’re still waiting for apology

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Families of the Germanwings crash victims say they are still waiting for an apology from those they believe failed to prevent the crash that claimed the lives of 150 people almost a year ago. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, the father of 33-year-old Hewlett-Packard employee Sven Fischenich expressed anger at the airline’s refusal to acknowledge that it should have stopped a pilot with a history of mental illness from taking control of a plane. “When something happens in a company, the person at theRead More

Paris attackers ‘named in IS files’

The names of three of the Paris attackers appear in files leaked from the Islamic State militant group, according to German media reports. The three are believed to have carried out the worst attack, at the Bataclan theatre, where 90 people died. The IS files, obtained by German, UK and Syrian opposition media, are said to identify thousands of jihadist recruits from at least 40 countries. German officials have said the files can be assumed to be genuine. Roughly 22,000 fighters are reportedly identified by the documents, with one fileRead More

Political dignitaries, celebrities pay final tribute to Nancy Reagan

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., March 11 (Reuters) – Nearly 1,000 guests, led by first lady Michelle Obama and representatives from nine former White House families, gathered on Friday for a memorial tribute to Nancy Reagan at her late husband’s presidential library in Southern California. A military honor guard carried her flower-bedecked wooden casket to the front of a large white tent where Michelle Obama sat beside former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, and two fellow former first ladies – Jimmy Carter’s wife, Rosalyn, and the Democratic front-runner inRead More

North Korea warns of pre-emptive strikes against the South

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday its military is ready to pre-emptively attack and “liberate” the South in its latest outburst against the annual joint military drills by the United States and South Korea. In a statement carried through state media, the General Staff of the North’s Korean People’s Army said its frontline units are prepared to strike first if they see signs that American and South Korean troops involved in the drills were attempting to invade the North. The KPA said it will counter the drills byRead More

GOP candidate Trump calls off rally due to security concerns

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled one of his signature rallies on Friday, calling off the event in Chicago due to safety concerns after protesters packed the arena where it was to take place. The announcement the billionaire businessman would postpone the rally until another day led a large portion of the crowd inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion to break out into raucous cheers. Many rushed onto the floor, jumping up and down with their arms up in the air. “Trump represents everything AmericaRead More