Ex-Israeli spy chief: Netanyahu planned Iran strike in 2011

A former Mossad chief has told an Israeli television programme that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the order in 2011 for the military to prepare to attack Iran within... Read more »

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

Senior Taliban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the Pentagon has said, even as US forces killed over 50 Taliban leaders in a... Read more »

Pak Govt to block Musharraf’s national identity card, passport

The Pakistan government today directed the interior ministry to block the national identity card (NIC) and passport of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, a media report said today.... Read more »

Pakistan president signs KP-Fata merger bill into law

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today signed a key constitutional amendment bill to merge restive tribal region along the Afghan border with the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, bringing an end... Read more »

PM Modi launches three Indian digital payment apps in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched three Indian mobile payment apps in Singapore at a business event aimed at internationalisation of the country’s digital payment platform. At the ‘Business,... Read more »

Mike Pompeo says there is no ‘deep state’ at CIA or State Department

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said that there was no “deep state” in either the CIA or the State Department. “I don’t believe there’s a deep state... Read more »

Nepal: Oli government prepares for clemency to ex-Maoist leaders serving jail term

The recent unification of the two Communist parties having a near two-third majority in the parliament is being seen as a precursor of political stability and economic prosperity in... Read more »

China says report on President Xi asking Pakistan to relocate LeT chief Saeed baseless

China on Thursday dismissed as “shocking” and “baseless” a media report that President Xi Jinping has asked Pakistan to explore ways to relocate JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to a... Read more »