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China Says Its Military Modernization Not Targeted at Any Country

China Says Its Military Modernization Not Targeted at Any Country

BEIJING – Chinese spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense,Ren Guoqiang, on Thursday criticized a Japanese report for making baseless comments about China’s national defense and military modernization. When asked about the “China Security Report 2021” published by the Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies in mid-November, Ren Guoqiang noted …

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Pakistan Says Kashmir is A Permanent Feature of OIC Agenda

Pakistan Says Kashmir is A Permanent Feature of OIC Agenda

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, on Thursday rejected India’s “bogus propaganda and disinformation campaign”, saying the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was a permanent feature on the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) agenda. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in his weekly press briefing, passed the remarks in response to …

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Turkey Rejects European Parliament Resolution on Cyprus

Turkey Rejects European Parliament Resolution on Cyprus

ANKARA – Turkey on Friday rejected a “non-binding” European Parliament (EP) resolution against Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on the Maras and Cyprus issues. “We totally reject the non-binding resolution adopted by Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on our country and the TRNC,” Foreign Ministry spokesman, …

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Biden Says We’re at War with Virus, Not with One Another

Biden says we're at war with virus, not with one another

WASHINGTON – A day before National Thanksgiving Day, US President-elect Joe Biden called for unity, saying the coronavirus had devastated the country in nearly a year. Speaking in his home state of Delaware, Biden said the virus “has brought us pain, loss and frustration” and that many lives have been …

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Pakistan Hosts Inaugural Meeting of SAARC Planning Ministers

Pakistan hosts inaugural meeting of Saarc planning ministers

ISLAMABAD – The SAARC planning ministers Wednesday discussed national SDG approaches, impact of Covid-19 on economic growth in the South Asian region and a strategy for collective action for development financing in the wake of pandemic. Pakistan hosted the inaugural meeting of SAARC planning ministers on the theme: ‘Shaping the …

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Turkey, Qatar to Hold 6th Strategic Committee Thursday

Turkey, Qatar to hold 6th strategic committee Thursday

ANKARA – The sixth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategy Committee will be held in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Thursday, officials said on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Turkey’s communications directorate said …

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