Pakistan records 2,819 new Covid cases
  • Pakistan records 2,819 new Covid cases(10 minutes ago)

    Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) A total of 2,819 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, raising the country's total infection tally to 1,004,694, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.

Pak diplomats sweat & look down when they present Talibs to outside world: Af VP
Quetta is base for insurgency: French Ambassador to Kabul
  • Quetta is base for insurgency: French Ambassador to Kabul(22:20)

    Kabul/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The French Ambassador to Kabul, David Martinon, has said that the base for insurgency is in Quetta, adding that Afghan leaders and people should show unity against any foreign interferences.

Al-Qaeda operates under Taliban protection: UN report
33 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes
  • 33 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes(15:34)

    Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Thirty-three Taliban militants were killed and 17 others injured in strikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in two provinces, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday.

Taliban slams US airstrikes as breach of Doha deal
Banknote used to threaten Afghan envoy's daughter in Islamabad
  • Banknote used to threaten Afghan envoy's daughter in Islamabad(14:52)

    New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A 50 Pakistani Rupees banknote that mentioned threatening remarks to the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhel, was found with his daughter after she returned home in Islamabad following her abduction, a media report said.

Biden reaffirms support for Afghanistan
  • Biden reaffirms support for Afghanistan(14:20)

    Washington, July 24 (IANS) During a phone call with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed Washington's support for Kabul as fighting has escalated in the war-torn country since the withdrawal of American forces began in May.

Bangladesh enters most severe lockdown
3 Afghan districts change hands in 24 hrs
  • 3 Afghan districts change hands in 24 hrs(09:32)

    Kabul, July 24 (IANS) The escalating fighting and ambiguity over the future of Afghanistan have triggered concerns among the civilians as both the government forces and the Taliban have been fighting to gain more grounds with three districts having changed hands over the past 24 hours.

B'deshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir dies due to Covid
  • Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue(22:10)
    By Joy Chakravarty

    Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.

US Secy of State Blinken to visit India to highlight 'shared priorities'
Support for Afghan Taliban increasing in Pakistan
Israel to examine tighter controls on export of spywares like Pegasus
  • Israel to examine tighter controls on export of spywares like Pegasus(19:36)

    London, July 23 (IANS) An Israeli commission reviewing allegations that NSO Group's Pegasus spyware was misused by its customers to target journalists and human rights activists would examine whether rules for Israel's export of cyberweapons such as Pegasus should be tightened, a senior MP said, The Guardian reported.

Afghan forces recapture district in Herat
  • Afghan forces recapture district in Herat(15:44)

    Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghan security forces launched a counter-offensive and recaptured Karukh district in Herat province on Friday, killing 15 Taliban militants.

Pakistan's Covid caseload tops 1mn mark
  • Pakistan's Covid caseload tops 1mn mark(14:31)

    Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) With the detection of 1,425 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Pakistan's overall infection tally on Friday crossed the 1 million mark amid the fourth wave of the pandemic, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said.

Afghan forces evict Taliban from around Kunduz city
15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents
  • 15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents(11:02)

    Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 26 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during the recent spell of heavy rain in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to disaster management authorities.

US launches airstrikes to support Afghan forces: Pentagon
Chinese men start arming themselves at CPEC project sites in Pak
  • Chinese men start arming themselves at CPEC project sites in Pak(19:48)

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With the Taliban beginning to wield its influence in Pakistan, Chinese workers have started arming in order to protect themselves while carrying out maintenance works at various China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan, intelligence agencies stated.

Pakistan's Covid positivity rate rises to 6.3%
  • Pakistan's Covid positivity rate rises to 6.3%(14:54)

    Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) The Covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan has increased to 6.3 per cent, with the detection of 2,158 new cases in the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center said on Thursday.

Taliban has gained strategic momentum: Top US Gen (Ld)
  • Taliban has gained strategic momentum: Top US Gen (Ld)(13:10)

    Washington/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Taliban now controls a total of 212, or roughly half of Afghanistan's 419 district centres, a top US General said, adding that the insurgents appear to have gained "strategic momentum" since the withdrawal of American troops.

Taliban now control about half of Afghan district centres: US Gen
4 killed, 17 missing after 3 boats sink in reservoir in Pak