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Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

 

130 tons of anti-tank mines worth $14m destroyed in India’s ammo depot fire

NEW DELHI: Sixteen people died and 130 tons of ammunition worth over Indian rupees 100 corer (US $14 million) was destroyed besides collateral damage after a fire broke out at the Maharastra’s Phulgaon Central Ammunition Depot Tuesday. The ammunition depot is one of Asia’s biggest and houses the largest stockpile of weapons in India. Stocks including bombs, grenades, shells, assorted rifles, missiles and other explosives from various factories comes here first and is then distributed to various forward areas. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said 130 tonnes of anti-tank mines were destroyed inRead More


September 11 suspect asks that US judge step down, cites evidence destruction

WASHINGTON: The US military judge overseeing the trial of the accused mastermind of the September 11 attacks should step down and the case should be scrapped because he effectively conspired with prosecutors to destroy evidence, defense lawyers said in a court filing. The motion said Judge James Pohl, an Army colonel, and prosecutors had tainted the case against Pakistan-born Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by keeping defense lawyers from learning that the evidence had been destroyed. The motion was filed on May 10 and recently cleared for release. It raises a potential hurdleRead More


Mostly Muslim becomes victim of terrorism in the world: NATO SG Stoltenberg

WARSAW: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that Afghanistan’s security is still a challenge for NATO because fighting and violence remains in Afghanistan. He was addressing a gathering of academic personalities, researchers and intellectuals and diplomates at University Warsaw. The question of Afghanistan’s situation was raised by Pakistani doctoral research scholar Syed Sibtain Shah during the NATO’s congregation. The researcher asked the NATO’s SG that after the death of Mullah Omar and Akhtar Mansour, the central figures of Afghan’s Taliban, do you think the Afghanistan’s security is still aRead More


غلامی میں قیدکی عالمی درجہ بندی؛ پاکستان تیسرے نمبرپرآگیا

کراچی: دنیا بھرمیں جدید غلامی میں قید افرادکی تعداد 4کروڑ 58 لاکھ ہوگئی۔ پاکستان دنیابھرمیں غلامی میں قید افرادکی فہرست میں3 درجہ اضافے کے ساتھ تیسرے نمبرپرآگیا۔عالمی ادارے واک فری فاؤنڈیشن نے غلامی میں قید افرادکی عالمی درجہ بندی جاری کردی۔ تفصیلات کے مطابق گلوبل سلیوری انڈیکس نے2016کی جاری رپورٹ میں کہا ہے کہ دنیابھرمیں جدید غلامی کی زندگی بسرکرنے والے مردوخواتین اوربچو ں کی تعداد 4کروڑ58 لاکھ ہے۔جنوبی ایشیامیں غلامی میں قید گزارنے والے کی تعداد 2کروڑ 23 لاکھ ہے۔ جدیدغلامی میں قید سے مراد انسانی اسمگلنگ،جبری مزدوری،قرض غلامی، جبریRead More


Sanders says he is more capable of defeating Trump

WASHINGTON – US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders predicts he is more capable than party frontrunner Hillary Clinton of defeating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Although Mrs. Clinton is close to winning the party’s nomination, Sanders, a left-wing politician, is pressing on with his campaign. Experts say a big win in California for Sanders in the state’s June 7 primary election would be a significant problem for the former secretary of state. “The point I will be making to the Democratic National Convention is that in virtually every single poll,Read More


European employers ‘can forbid’ headscarf: Court told

BRUSSELS – Companies should be allowed to prohibit staff from wearing the Islamic headscarf but only as part of a general ban on religious and political symbols, an adviser to the European Court of Justice said on Tuesday. The headscarf is a contentious issue in some European countries, particularly in France which attaches importance to the separation of state and religious institutions. This is the first time Europe’s highest court is handling a case on banning the headscarf, referred to it by a Belgian court hearing a compensation claim fromRead More


Fear for civilians as Islamic State halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.The Iraqi army’s assault on Falluja has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State, with the government backed by world powers including the United States and Iran, and determined to win back the first major Iraqi city that fell toRead More


آرمی چیف جنرل راحیل شریف کی ترک صدر اور عسکری حکام سے ملاقات، آئی ایس پی آر

راولپنڈی: آرمی چیف جنرل راحیل شریف نے ترک صدر طیب اردوان اور ترک چیف آف جنرل اسٹاف سے ملاقاتیں کی جس میں ترک حکام نے جنگی مشقوں میں پاک فوج کے سربراہ کی شرکت پر ان کا شکریہ ادا اکیا۔ پاک فوج کے شعبہ تعلقات عامہ (آئی ایس پی آر) کے مطابق آرمی چیف جنرل راحیل شریف نے ترکی میں کثیرالقومی فوجی مشقوں کامعائنہ کیا جہاں ترک جنرل ہلوسی اکار نے جنرل راحیل شریف کا خیرمقدم کیا۔ ترجمان کے مطابق کثیرالقومی فوجی مشقیں کل رات اور آج کی گئیں جس میںRead More


وزیراعظم نواز شریف کو دل کی کامیاب سرجری کے بعد ہوش آگیا

لندن:  وزیراعظم نوازشریف کو دل کی کامیاب سرجری کے بعد ہوش آگیا ہے جس کے بعد ڈاکٹروں نے ان کے اہل خانہ کی وزیراعظم سے مختصراً ملاقات کرائی۔  وزیراعظم نوازشریف کی اوپن ہارٹ سرجری لندن کے ’’ہارلے اسٹریٹ کلینک‘‘ میں کی گئی جہاں 3 سے 4 ڈاکٹروں نے آپریشن میں حصہ لیا اورآپریشن کم و بیش 4 گھنٹے تک جاری رہا تاہم اس دوران کسی قسم کی کوئی پیچیدگی سامنے نہیں آئی جس کے بعد انہیں  آئی سی یو منتقل کیا گیا جب کہ طبیعت بہتر ہونے پر ان کو مصنوعی تنفس سےRead More


Air Force Plan For 2030 Doesn’t Mention The F-35

Militaries change slowly, and technology moves fast. The “Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan,” which the Air Force released today, is an attempt to identify the battlefields of the future, and see what the Air Force needs to put in motion today to do its job right in the future. Unspoken, but alluded to throughout the document, is a move away from expensive, long-in-development aircraft. The Air Force can “no longer afford to develop weapon systems on the linear acquisition and development timelines using traditional approaches,” reads the report. It continuesRead More


Sisters diagnosed with breast cancer weeks apart

Utah sisters Sharee Page and Annette Page share almost everything, including breast cancer. The siblings found out they had cancer two weeks apart, AP reports. They both have the BRCA2 gene, a mutation that puts a woman at a much greater risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Lindsay Page, Sharee and Annette’s sister-in-law, also has cancer. Lindsay, 38, was the first of the sisters to be diagnosed in January 2015, according to People. She has angiosarcoma, cancer of the inner lining of blood vessels. She thought she was cancer free after undergoing surgery, but tumors turned up in herRead More


Tested by Russia, NATO Struggles to Stay Credible

Six weeks before a critical summit meeting aimed at bolstering NATO’s deterrence against a resurgent Russia, the alliance is facing a long list of challenges. The first is to find a country to lead the last of four military units to be deployed in Poland and the three Baltic nations. But that, analysts say, could be the least of its problems. Security concerns are as high now as they have been since the end of the Cold War. As the immigration crisis has strained relations within the Continent, anxieties haveRead More


S. Korea says North fails with attempted missile launch

North Korea apparently failed with an attempted missile launch Tuesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland. South Korea’s defence ministry detected the dawn launch effort, which Japan condemned as an unacceptable and “provocative” act. The ministry declined to speculate on the missile type, but military sources cited by local media said it was a powerful, medium-range “Musudan” that has already undergone three failed launches this year. UN resolutions ban North Korea from any use of ballistic missileRead More