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Egypt’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed close collaboration between Pakistan and Egypt in the field of defence production. During the meeting, minister for Defence Production said that Egypt has long history and a significant role in Muslim world. He said that future cooperation […]
On her first trip to Egypt, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said West Asia and North Africa are growing in significance for India’s national interests and the country will pay greater attention to the region by seeking closer cooperation and stronger partnership.
India strongly supports Iraq’s territorial integrity and its government’s efforts to “overcome the current crisis”, President Pranab Mukherjee said amid a war that country is engaged in against ISIS terror group. In a message to his counterpart Fuad Masum on the eve of National Day of Iraq, Mukherjee said India deeply values its close and […]
Describing last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as an “important step forward”, the US has urged the two countries to create “constituencies for peace.” The Modi-Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Ufa, Russia “marked an important step forward in lowering tensions and […]
Pakistan hosted a meeting between the Afghan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan representatives in eastern Murree city near federal capital as part of the commitment to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, said Foreign Office on Wednesday. According to Pakistan Foreign Office, representatives from China and the United States also participated in the […]
Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi left Cairo Wednesday, 8/7/2015 winding up a visit to Egypt during which he met with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Naqvi invited Sisi to attend the third Indian-African Forum Summit.
NATO defence ministers confirmed, during a meeting of the NATO mission Resolute Support nations here on Thursday, enduring support for Afghanistan. The meeting, attended by Afghan Acting Minister of Defence Masoom Stanezkai, reviewed the security situation and the first six months of the Resolute Support mission.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon held “an important meeting” for the first time with all the 28 EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg Monday which also covered development sin Syria , Libya and Yemen. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini noted that this is crucial year for the UN […]
“Enormously concerned” over recent increase in tensions between India and Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to work out how to tamp them down, acknowledging that the latter had just finished a conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The increase “in the tensions publicly between […]
Over 31 people were killed on Wednesday and dozens wounded in five simultaneous bombings claimed by the Islamic State group at Shiite mosques and offices in the Yemeni capital, medics and witnesses said. IS, a Sunni Muslim radical group, said the attacks were in “revenge” against the Shiite Huthis, who have overrun Sanaa and much […]
French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalised within “two to three months”.
Algeria “welcomes” the opening on Monday in Geneva of peace talks among the Yemeni parties and voices hope that this dialogue reaches a “political” solution to the crisis the country is facing, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif said.
The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen on June 15 with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying the country was on the verge of a collapse that the Middle East could not withstand. Ban Ki-moon said the truce, called to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, should […]
At least ten militants were killed in the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, said the military. A statement by the Pakistani military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that at least ten militants were killed in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel area as part of the ongoing operation […]
The US State Department has hailed the resumption of talks between rival sides in the Yemen conflict scheduled for June 14 in Geneva while condemning a missile attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels, Efe news agency reported. “The United States welcomes the June 6 announcement that the UN-facilitated consultations among Yemeni stakeholders will begin […]
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan will continue its support to UN efforts for peace and stability in the world. In a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Dushanbe, the premier said that Pakistan is the largest contributor in UN peace missions. He said that role in UN […]
At least 19 militants including five commanders and seven soldiers were killed during a clash in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, said the military on Monday. A statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “19 terrorists were killed, including five of their commanders, in an intense exchange of fire with security forces […]
Pakistan on Wednesday said it fully supports peace and stability in Afghanistan, as the two sides agreed to work closely for the security and socio-economic development of the region. “Pakistan has firm resolve to fully support Afghanistan’s efforts for peace and stability, including through facilitating an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process,” said
President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika reaffirmed in a message sent to Yemeni President Abd Rabbou Hadi, on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the national unity of his country, “Algeria’s support to the Yemeni people and his support to the steps aimed at laying the foundations of democracy and establishing […]
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar here tomorrow to “launch negotiations” for the 36 Rafale fighter jets that India has decided to buy from France. Drian will arrive here later tonight after his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
India and France will hold the first formal consultations this week for concluding the Rafale deal announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris last month. Indian and French sources said the two sides will discuss the broad contours of the way forward to finalize the “government to government” deal for 36 fighter jets […]
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is likely to arrive in India next week to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar to carry forward the over US $6 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets.
At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said India was proud of its close relations with Afghanistan and shared Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s goal of building a strong, prosperous and independent Afghanistan. He was speaking at the Rastrapati Bhawan during a banquet hosted for the Afghan president who was on a three-day visit to India. Mukherjee […]
The head of a local committee tasked with assessing the needs of humanitarian relief for Yemen said that around 1,000 people are registered to have been killed by Houthi militias or their allies. These deaths have been recorded across Aden, Taiz and Dhale’, Izzudine Al-Asbahi said. In Taiz alone, there are over 100, while in […]
Indian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that Indian Naval Force has started 10-day-long joint military exercises with the French fleet near the Indian state of Goa. Four French Naval ships including Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle and its entourage including Rafel fighter jets have arrived in Goa today, according to a statement by the ministry. […]
A Saudi-led coalition declared an end April 21 to four weeks of air strikes in Yemen, saying it had eliminated the threat posed by Iran-backed rebels, as Washington welcomed the move and urged talks to end the crisis. Despite the claims of success in a campaign launched by Sunni Arab nations to restore the authority […]
India and France aim to finalise the deal for 36 Dassault Rafale fighters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the end of May, according to defence industry sources. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is believed to have insisted on this deadline with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Paris, soon after announcing the fighters’ […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday returned to India after concluding a successful three-nation, nine day tour of France, Germany and Canada, landing at the Palam Air Force Station in the national capital. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including the party’s Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay and Vijay Goel, were present to receive Prime Minister Modi, […]
Clashes between rebels and pro-government forces and Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 85 people in Yemen, medics and military sources said today, after Riyadh pledged to fund a UN aid appeal. The United Nations says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families have fled their homes since the coalition air war began […]
Pakistan on Thursday expressed readiness to help in implementation of a UN Security Council resolution on Yemen which banned arms supply to the Shia Houthi rebels in the war-torn country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting on the Yemen situation here. According to an official statement, the meeting was briefed by a high-level […]
At least 76 people were killed in Yemen today as Saudi-led warplanes pounded rebels heading to bolster an assault on loyalists in Aden and fighting raged in Taez, officials said. At least 20 rebels were killed, and two tanks and four armoured vehicles destroyed, in the overnight air strikes on a convoy headed out of […]
Ankara has voiced pleasure over the adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution imposing an arms embargo targeting Houthi rebels who rule most of Yemen, calling the decision “a clear message and warning” to the force. “In order for peaceful conditions, that will provide the realization of a political resolution, to occur, it is important […]
Saudi-led air strikes hit a rebel base in central Yemen on April 12 and clashes raged in southern city Aden as France’s top diplomat voiced Western support for the air campaign in Riyadh. In the third week of strikes mounted by Saudi Arabia and its allies, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Pariswas “naturally on the side of […]
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked France and wrapped up his first visit that saw the two nations elevate their strategic ties to a new level as they agreed on a deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets and decided to move ahead with the log-stalled Jaitapur nuclear project.