Situation along Line of Actual Control tense, says Delhi

NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese troops were facing off on Wednesday, barely a few hundred metres apart, in a remote Himalayan region where shots were fired for the first time in decades, Indian officials said. The nuclear-armed neighbours have accused each other of firing in the air during a fresh flare-up in the Ladakh region […]

Generals want to keep arms makers happy: Trump – Newspaper

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump accused the US military brass on Monday of wanting to fight wars to keep weapon makers happy. At a White House news conference, Trump criticised his rival Joe Biden, describing him as a proponent of “endless wars”, before turning his criticism toward military leaders who he himself appointed, saying they are […]

UK admits to breaking EU treaty as top legal official quits

LONDON: Britain’s government on Tuesday admitted that it may break international law by not applying parts of its Brexit divorce deal relating to Northern Ireland, as a top legal adviser quit, reportedly over the plans. The developments clouded the resumption of already tense talks with the European Union on a future trade agreement after Britain […]

China holds ceremony to celebrate beating coronavirus – Newspaper

BEIJING: China’s leaders held a triumphant ceremony to celebrate beating the coronavirus on Tuesday, as billions of people around the world still suffer the fallout from the pandemic and the global death toll nears 900,000. The upbeat mood in Beijing comes as concerns grow about a resurgence of Covid-19 across Europe, with France tightening restrictions, […]

Typhoon hits South Korea after triggering landslides in Japan – Newspaper

SOKCHO: A powerful typhoon lashed South Korea on Monday after smashing into southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that left up to eight people dead or missing. More than 300,000 households were still without power on Monday afternoon after Typhoon Haishen roared past Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, ripping off roofs and dumping […]

China displays Covid-19 vaccines for first time – Newspaper

BEIJING: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week — vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies […]

Sunken German World War Two battleship found off Norway – Newspaper

KRISTIANSAND: A sonar scan of sunken German WWII warship cruiser Karlsruhe, after it was observed 13 nautical miles from this city in Norway.—Reuters OSLO: The wreckage of a major German warship has been discovered off the coast of Norway some 80 years after it was sunk in a World War Two battle, Norwegian power grid […]

‘Logistical issues’ delay Afghan peace negotiations – Newspaper

KABUL: Afghan negotiators have pushed back a planned trip to Doha for long-awaited peace talks with the Taliban as logistical issues are still being worked on in the Qatari capital, delaying the start of the talks, a government and a diplomatic source said on Monday. After months of delays largely due to a disagreement over […]

California gender-reveal party firework destroys 7,000 acres – Newspaper

LOS ANGELES: A firework at a gender-reveal party triggered a wildfire in southern California that has destroyed 7,000 acres and forced many residents to flee their homes, the fire department said on Sunday. More than 500 firefighters and four helicopters were battling the El Dorado blaze east of San Bernardino, which started on Saturday morning, […]

Pakistan looking to diversify cooperation with S. Arabia: Khattak – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Pakistan values its ties with Saudi Arabia and is looking to diversify the cooperation between the two countries. Mr Khattak was talking to Saudi envoy Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliky, who had called on him here on Monday. “We consider Saudi Arabia as a confident and a trust-worthy […]