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Global executions at lowest level in a decade: Amnesty

AFP | Executions fell worldwide by nearly a third last year to their lowest levels in at least a decade, but several countries recorded a...

Pakistan to become Singapore or Syria—the choice is starker 

Jan Achakzai | That old cliché, “Pakistan is facing worse challenges never seen before”, is more relevant today than ever before; economically failing state, dysfunction...

N. Korea talks sidelining human rights: UN rapporteur

AFP | The North Korean talks process with the US and the South is sidelining the human rights of Pyongyang's oppressed citizens, the UN's top...

Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments

News Desk | Washington's top diplomat engaged in an intense day of negotiations with his North Korean counterpart Saturday as he strove to nail down...

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un...

Shortage of vets spells misery for Karachi zoo animals

AFP | A white African lioness stares blankly at the spectators crowded outside her small, steel-barred cage, her extraordinary coat dotted with numerous spots, the...

US envoy Pompeo to return to North Korea this week

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads back to North Korea this week to flesh out the bare bones nuclear agreement between President...

North Korea secretly pursuing nuclear weapons: reports surface

AFP | Reports that North Korea intends to secretly maintain some of its nuclear stockpile and production facilities raised questions Sunday about President Donald Trump's...

Six things we learned from historic US-N.Korea summit

AFP | US President Donald Trump hailed his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "very great day in the history of the...

Six things we learned from historic US-N.Korea summit

AFP | US President Donald Trump hailed his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un as a "very great day in the history of the...

Trump-Kim Summit: History made as both leader convened in Singapore

News Analysis | After a year of threats, name calling and hostile statements, Donald Trump and Kim Jong unmade history by being the first sitting...

Warm words from North Korea on Cold War frontier

AFP | On the world's last Cold War frontier, where troops have long faced off at the truce village that divides the two Koreas, propaganda...

N. Korea media herald Kim’s Singapore stroll

AFP | North Korea's state media lauded Singapore Tuesday as they highlighted Kim Jong Un's visit to some of its top tourist attractions. A few hours...

Trump-Kim creations on the menu as Singapore chefs mark summit

AFP | From "El Trumpo" and "Rocket Man" tacos to the "Bromance" cocktail, restaurants and bars in food-crazy Singapore are rolling out weird and wonderful...

Trump’s brash diplomacy faces summit tests

AFP | President Donald Trump embarks Friday on four days of summitry that could tip the world toward trade war or nuclear peace, and perhaps...

Trump says letter from Kim was ‘warm’

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Thursday that a letter he received last week from Kim Jong Un was "warm," and added that he...

Denuclearisation: the great divide for Kim-Trump summit

AFP | The issue at the top of US President Donald Trump's agenda for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is also...

China’s gateway to N. Korea pins hopes on Kim-Trump summit

AFP | After a sanctions-driven hiatus, dozens of North Korean women are again cutting cloth, pedalling sewing machines and manning production lines at a garment...

N. Korea’s Kim turns from threats to hugs in diplomatic drive

AFP | From threats of war to brotherly hugs, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has emerged as a skilled diplomat with the unexpected assistance...

First Trump-Kim meeting scheduled for June 12

AFP | The White House said on Monday that the first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take...

Placid Singapore braces for Trump-Kim storm

AFP | Singapore hotel rooms are being snapped up, police are preparing to lock down the city and thousands of journalists are set to jet...

Trump, Abe say ‘imperative’ to dismantle N. Korean weapons

AFP | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and...

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

AFP | Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are moving "very nicely", US President Donald Trump said Sunday, as the...

Kim and Moon’s surprise meet up breathes air into dying Singapore...

News Analysis | Without any prior announcement or planning, leaders of both Koreas Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, met in the demilitarized zone to...

North Korea summit could still happen: Trump

AFP | One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with...

The rising tensions between China, US

AFP | President Donald Trump has often bragged of his friendship with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, but recent events point to growing stresses between...

North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

AFP | North Korea said Friday it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit between the...

The nuclear test site North Korea plans to destroy

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to dismantle his country's only known nuclear test site has shone the spotlight on the secretive...

Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House

AFP | Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea's president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president's...

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

AFP | North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump if Washington seeks to push...

The New Islamabad Airport is open and people are confused about...

News Analysis | The long-awaited airport in Islamabad opened its doors to the public today (3rd May, 2018) with contradictory reports of it being a flawless spectacle...

Cyber Security Issues in Pakistan

Afeera Firdous| A special report on cybersecurity norms by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded that many engineered systems, around the world, which depend on digital-computational...

Asian markets sink again as Trump fans trade war fears

AFP | Asian markets turned negative again on Monday as the fallout from Donald Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs continues to feed concerns of a...

China woos Europe through massive investments

News Desk | China’s Belt & Road initiative is a strategic project having great significance for China. China’s state-owned companies are turning this idea into...

Iraq, Saudi face off in bout of football diplomacy

AFP | Iraq is hosting a football international against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for the first time in almost four decades, in a friendly encounter...

Pakistan issues visa on arrival to tourists from ‘friendly’ countries

News Analysis | In light of increasing tourism and a much better security situation, the government of Pakistan has decided to issues visa on arrival...

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