Hamza bin Laden, the son of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden (File Photo)

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden dead, say reports

Washington (3 MIN READ):  Hamza bin Laden, the son of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and a rising figure in his late father’s violent Islamist group, is believed to have died in an airstrike, US media outlets reported citing intelligence officials. The date, location and other circumstances surrounding the death weren’t immediately clear, but […]

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US approves $125m support package for Pakistan’s F-16s

Washington (2 MIN READ):  The US has approved $125 million worth of support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ice-breaking visit to Washington where he met President Donald Trump. Approval to support US-built aircraft was approved by the US State Department on Friday and announced simultaneously by the US Defence Security Cooperation […]

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State Department now backs Trump’s claim on Kashmir mediation

New York: The State Department now appears to stand behind US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate or arbitrate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, moving away from a Department official’s clarification that it considered it a bilateral issue. Asked by a reporter if there has been […]

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo/IANS)

Pakistan knew about Osama bin Laden’s presence on its soil: Imran

Washington:  Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country knew about the presence of Osama bin Laden on its soil and that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) provided information to the CIA, which helped the US track down the Al Qaeda chief. His comments are in stark contrast to Pakistan’s official stand, as per […]