Category Archives: Near East

Pakistan | Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan warns of nuclear war with India, after both sides shoot down warplanes and Kashmir crisis escalates

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India and warned of miscalculations that could lead to nuclear war in a national television address on Wednesday, hours after his nation’s air force claimed to have shot down two Indian warplanes and captured a pilot.

Pakistan | Pakistan army says Indian aircraft cross Line of Control in the Kashmir region

The Pakistani military said on Tuesday that Indian warplanes violated the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region and dropped “payload” hastily.

Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor, chief of the army’s Inter-Services Public Relations, said Pakistan Air Force “immediately scrambled and Indian aircraft went back.”

Pakistan | Pakistani court seeks expenditure details of Saudi crown prince’s visit

A Pakistani high court has demanded details of the government expenses for the two-day visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and his 40-member delegation to Islamabad.

The Lahore High Court was hearing a petition over details of expenses incurred by Islamabad for the royal visit, Express News reported Monday.

India | UN chief urges India, Pakistan to de-escalate tensions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on India and Pakistan to immediately take measures to de-escalate tensions following a deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir that has increased the risk of violent conflict between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

France | Syrie : une attaque à l’explosif passée sous silence a bien visé le QG du renseignement militaire francais à Raqqa

Malgré un blackout total sur l’information et la censure militaire, un membre dirigeant l’instance politico-administrative des kurdes de Syrie a confirmé hier une attaque à la bombe ayant pris pour cible, mardi 12 février 2019, le quartier général du renseignement militaire français ainsi qu’une antenne de la DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure) dans la ville de Raqqa en l’attribuant à Daech.