Pro-Russia party wins Slovakia’s parliamentary elections

The populist party of former Prime Minister Robert Fico that wants to stop military aid to Ukraine and is critical of the European Union and NATO has won Slovakia’s election, results showed on Sunday. According to international media reports, SMER-SSD party scored 23.3 percent, beating the centrist Progressive Slovakia (PS) that garnered 17 percent of مزید پڑھیں

Turkey says terrorists set off bomb at Ankara government building

Turkey’s interior minister said on Sunday two terrorists carried out a bomb attack in front of the ministry buildings in Ankara, adding one of them died in the explosion and the other was “neutralised” by authorities there. Turkish media earlier reported that an explosion was heard near the parliament and ministerial buildings, and broadcasters showed مزید پڑھیں

New York flooded by heavy rains, subway partly paralysed

Heavy rains overnight in the northeastern United States left parts of New York under water on Friday, partially paralysing subways and airports in America’s financial capital. LaGuardia airport closed down one of its terminals, with social media images showing passengers walking through water well above the tops of their shoes. Mayor Eric Adams urged people مزید پڑھیں

South Korea, US soldiers hold joint anti-terrorism exercise near Korean border

South Korea and United States soldiers have conducted a combined anti-terrorism exercise near the inter-Korean border earlier this week, local media said. The joint exercise was held at the Rodriguez Training Center in Pocheon, about 30 kilometres south of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas, South Korean media reported on Saturday. “The exercise, involving مزید پڑھیں

Israel, Saudi moving towards ‘Framework’ for deal: US

Israel and Saudi Arabia are moving towards the outline of a historic US-brokered deal to normalize relations after decades of hostility, the White House said on Friday. President Joe Biden is hoping to transform the Middle East — and score an election-year diplomatic victory — by securing recognition of the Jewish state by Saudi Arabia, مزید پڑھیں

Russia says air defence downed nine of Ukraine’s missiles over Belgorod region

The Russian defence ministry said that its air defence had downed all nine missiles launched from Ukraine over its western Belgorod region. Belgorod borders Ukraine’s Kharkiv region and has repeatedly come under fire since the beginning of Russia-Ukraine war in February 2022. Russia’s defence ministry said it thwarted Ukraine’s “terror” attack on its objects by destroying مزید پڑھیں

Nawaz Sharif left his matter with Allah to punish his tormentors: Ishaq Dar

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar has said in a major policy statement on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) narrative that Nawaz Sharif has left his matter with Allah to punish his tormentors and those who threw him out of power using illegal, vindictive and unethical means. Speaking to journalists outside Nawaz Sharif’s temporary party headquarters مزید پڑھیں

Pakistanis deserve to practice their faith without fear or danger: US State Department

The United States has condemned the suicide attacks in Pakistan and expressed its condolences to the families of the victims. During a press briefing in Washington, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said that he condemns the suicide attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, many people were killed and injured in terrorism, and Pakistanis deserve مزید پڑھیں

Iranian President Raisi condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday condemned the terrorist attacks in Pakistan in which at least 54 people were killed and over 100 got wounded in bombings at two mosques in Balochistan’s Mastung and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Hangu. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Tehran is firmly ready to counter extremism in all its forms. In مزید پڑھیں

More than 2,500 migrants dead or missing in Mediterranean this year, UN says

More than 2,500 people have died or gone missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, the UN refugee agency said, while approximately 186,000 people have arrived in European countries during the same period. Ruven Menikdiwela, director of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New York, told مزید پڑھیں