US closes Del Rio Port of Entry on Texas-Mexico border due to influx of migrants

The United States closed the Del Rio Port of Entry along the Texas-Mexico border and re-routed traffic to another entry point in response to urgent security needs presented by the influx of migrants in the region, US Customs, and Border Protection said in a press release. “US Customs and Border Protection today announced that the Office of Field Operations […]

Anas Haqqani denies reports of rifts within Taliban leadership

The Taliban have denied the reports of rifts within its leadership as rumours emerged of a brawl between the group’s rival factions at Presidential Palace after the announcement of the interim government in Kabul. The Taliban’s senior leader Anas Haqqani has refuted the rumours. In a tweet, Haqqani said, “The Islamic Emirate is a united front which highly […]

India holds third round of Foreign Office Consultations with Costa Rica

The third round of Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between India and Costa Rica was held in San Jose on September 16, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed on Friday. An MEA release stated that Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East), MEA, New Delhi led the Indian delegation, and Adriana Bolanos Argueta, Vice Minister of Bilateral Affairs and International […]

Pakistani forces kill two terrorists in North Waziristan

Pakistani security forces killed two terrorists in the tribal area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district in an intelligence-based operation (IBO), local media reported. Pakistani military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relation said in a statement, “Security forces conducted an IBO in Razmak, North Waziristan on the reported presence of terrorists. Two terrorists were killed. Arms […]

Russian Army welcomes Indian contingent at SCO’s ‘Peaceful Mission’ exercise

Indian Army contingent was welcomed by Major General Ivan Tereschenko, Chief of Staff, Central Military District, Russian Armed Forces on Wednesday at the sixth edition of ‘Peaceful Mission’ military exercise by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states in Orenburg, Russia. Indian Army contingent participated in the sixth edition of […]

AUKUS defence treaty undermines regional stability, says China

China on Thursday stated that the newly-formed AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) defence partnership threatens stability in the region and provokes an arms race. Speaking at daily briefing Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the AUKUS treaty “seriously undermines regional peace and stability, intensifies the arms race, and harms international non-proliferation efforts.” “This proves once again that […]

SpaceX launches spaceship with first-ever fully civilian crew on board

American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX on Thursday launched the Falcon 9 carrier rocket that placed the Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit. This was the first-ever fully civilian crew mission dubbed as Inspiration4. The launch took place at 00:03 GMT from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “Dragon and the @inspiration4x astronauts are now officially in space! Dragon will […]

Taliban leader Mullah Baradar named among 100 most influential people of 2021 by TIME magazine

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar — deputy prime minister in the Taliban’s newly announced caretaker government and the top figure in the Doha deal — has been named among the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time magazine. Mullah Baradar led the Taliban in negotiations with the US during the peace deal. Baradar is considered to […]

PM Ardern says Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on early Thursday while welcoming the announcement of trilateral security partnership between Australia, UK and US – AUKUS said that Australian nuclear submarines will be banned from New Zealand waters. “New Zealand’s position in relation to the prohibition of nuclear-powered vessels in our waters remains unchanged,” […]

Pakistan’s provincial govt backs recognition of Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s provincial government in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region has extended full support for recognising the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, local media reported on Wednesday. “We (Pakistan) should recognise the Taliban government and give them full support,” Housing Minister Dr. Amjad Ali Khan was quoted as saying by Dawn newspaper. The minister also urged the federal government to […]