Japan unveils biggest military build-up since WW2
Japan on Friday unveiled its biggest military build-up since World War Two with a $320 billion plan that will buy missiles capable of striking China and ready it for sustained conflict, as regional tensions and Russia's Ukraine invasion stoke war fears.
Netanyahu eyes full diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that he will seek to establish full diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia “as soon as I get into office.”
President Erdogan on a one-day visit to Ukraine
President Erdogan is visiting Ukraine to hold talks with President Zelenskyy and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Finding a solution to the prevailing crisis in the war-hit country is on the agenda of the meetings.
FM Bilawal says disengaging India doesn’t serve Pakistan’s interests
However, he said the Indian "incredible assault" on Pakistan’s position on Kashmir, attempts to change the demography of the disputed territory, and recent Islamophobic remarks of the BJP officials made it "very difficult, if not possible" for Pakistan to re-engage with India.
Taiwan’s air defense system get $95 million boost from US
Despite approval by the State Department, the notification does not indicate that a contract has been signed or that negotiations have concluded.
UK sanctions Lashkar-e-Jhangvi commander for crimes against humanity
The UK sanctioned a Pakistani national, Furqan Bangalzai, former commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, that is accused of orchestrating the bombing of the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine. Sanctions have also been placed on Myanmar's military.
Indian-American Gita Gopinath takes on the second-highest role in IMF
Gopinath, 49 would take over as the First Deputy Managing Director in January 2022. She also has the honor of being the first woman Chief Economist in the international body's history.
Strong future: NSA meets Russian counterpart in Moscow
The National Security Advisor expressed his satisfaction with the trajectory of the Russia-Pakistan relations after a meeting with his Russian counterpart on bilateral ties between the two countries in Moscow.
PM Imran Khan lands in Dushanbe for 20th SCO summit
This is the third visit of the Prime Minister to Central Asia, undermining Pakistan’s enhanced engagement with the region. The prime minister will hold bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines.
Wang Yi in Singapore to push back US influence
Singapore, which has strong security ties with Washington and vibrant economic relations with Beijing, has said countries should not be made to choose between China and the US. Wang's trip represented a "strategic decision" by Beijing.
Pakistan joins Chinese conference on reducing food insecurity
Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, said that Pakistan has drawn on drying techniques and climate-smart storage technology to alleviate post-harvest food loss.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi revives Pakistan’s prestige: Reigniting a diplomatic legacy
This is the country that was being blamed for harnessing terrorists, but here it was serving humanity with all its resources employed. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reignited the charge for Pakistan to take regional affairs by the wheel.