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Sale of F-16s to Pakistan is part of legacy announcement: US envoy Richard Verma

Feb 14, 2016

Sale of F-16s to Pakistan is part of legacy announcement: US envoy Richard Verma

US Ambassador to India Richard Verma on Sunday described the controversial sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan as "part of a legacy announcement", saying America expects Islamabad to do 'much more' on eliminating terror safe havens there. #F-16 #US #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Richard Verma #Make in India Week
CPI(M) headquarters attacked as JNU row escalates

Feb 14, 2016

CPI(M) headquarters attacked as JNU row escalates

A group of youths on Sunday tried to vandalise the CPI(M) headquarters here as the police detained one of them. The attack came in the backdrop of the raging row over an event at the JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. #JNU #Pakistan #Sitaram Yechury #NewsTracker #CPI(M) #Afzal Guru
SAG: Gloves on as Pakistan's women boxers make history

Feb 14, 2016

SAG: Gloves on as Pakistan's women boxers make history

Three Pakistani women made history this weekend as they stepped into the boxing ring at the South Asian Games (SAG) in India #Pakistan #Boxing #South Asian Games #SAG
#SeditionDebate: If 'Bharat ki barbadi' is not anti-national, then remove the word from the dictionary

Feb 14, 2016

#SeditionDebate: If 'Bharat ki barbadi' is not anti-national, then remove the word from the dictionary

It is not a given that JNU should be allowed to follow a certain ideology, however toxic, in perpetuity at a great cost to our taxpayers #India #JNU #Pakistan #26/11 #Afzal Guru #Hafeez Saeed #Left #SeditionDebate #Bharat ki barbadai #Pakistan zindabad #Maqbool Bhatt
Under fire for Syria bombings, Russia denies hitting civilians | Reuters

Feb 14, 2016

Under fire for Syria bombings, Russia denies hitting civilians | Reuters

MUNICH The United States and France criticised Russia on Saturday for bombing civilians in Syria, a charge Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected as major powers bickered openly a day after agreeing to a pause in combat. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of hitting legitimate opposition groups and civilians with its bombing campaign and said Moscow must change its targets to respect the ceasefire deal clinched on Friday #Syria #Pakistan #Europe #Turkey #crisis
Afghan Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack | Reuters

Feb 14, 2016

Afghan Taliban use captured Humvees in suicide attack | Reuters

LASHKAR GAH Taliban insurgents in captured military Humvee vehicles launched suicide attacks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Saturday, killing several members of the security forces in the district centre of Sangin, a senior official said.     The incident came amid bitter fighting in Helmand, a traditional Taliban heartland where insurgents have overrun many areas, leaving government forces in some district centres including Sangin and Marjah barely clinging on.     Provincial police chief Abdul Rahman Sarjang said that after heavy fighting on Friday during which the Taliban lost around 40 fighters, suicide bombers in two captured Afghan army Humvees targeted the police and governor's headquarters. #United States #Pakistan #Afghanistan #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
Russia, facing widespread criticism, denies bombing civilians in Syria | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Russia, facing widespread criticism, denies bombing civilians in Syria | Reuters

MUNICH France led international criticism of Russia on Saturday for bombing civilians in Syria, a charge Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected as major powers bickered openly just a day after they agreed a pause in combat in Syria. The differences between the stakeholders in a Syria settlement highlighted their lingering divisions despite Friday's "cessation of hostilities" agreement, which was not signed by any of the warring parties on the ground - government forces and the opposition - and does not take effect for a week #Syria #Pakistan #Middle East #Russia #Latin America #crisis
F-16 sale: Obama won't budge; Pakistan is too vital to US interests in Afghanistan

Feb 13, 2016

F-16 sale: Obama won't budge; Pakistan is too vital to US interests in Afghanistan

India’s protest is not going to impact the Obama Administration’s decision. Washington does not see Pakistan through India’s prism and make its strategic decisions. #Obama #F-16 #Pakistan #Taliban #ISI #Afghanistan #Raheel Sharif
India summons US ambassador about sale of F-16s to Pakistan

Feb 13, 2016

India summons US ambassador about sale of F-16s to Pakistan

The US government said on Friday it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million. #India #US #Pakistan #NewsTracker #MEA #F16