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  • US Army names first female infantry officer

    WASHINGTON: Captain Kristen Griest became the United States (US) Army's first female infantry officer this week, the Army said, in a milestone for the US military as it opens up combat roles for women...

    Griest was one of two women who made history last year after becoming one of the first female soldiers to pass the Army's gruelling course to qualify for the elite Rangers unit
  • Nawaz pledges continued personnel, infantry support to UN peacekeeping missions

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Summit on Monday announced Pakistan's resolve to continue contributing peacekeeping personnel and infantry to international missions...

    "We are pledging an infantry battalion, transport, engineering and signals companies, additional utility helicopters, a level-II and level-III hospital, and a canine platoon for deployment to future UN...
  • Qatar Airway, Turkish Airlines among airlines suspending flights to Iraqi Kurdistan

    All foreign flights to and from the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Arbil will be suspended from Friday evening on Baghdad's orders, its airport director said, following a controversial independence referendum...

    “All international flights without exception to and from Arbil will stop from 6:00 pm on Friday following a decision by the Iraqi cabinet and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi,” Talar Faiq Salih told AFP on Thursday
  • Taliban ask airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

    The Taliban government in Afghanistan appealed on Sunday for international flights to be resumed, promising full cooperation with airlines and saying that problems at Kabul airport had been resolved...

    The statement from the foreign affairs ministry comes as the new administration has stepped up efforts to open up the country and gain international acceptance following the collapse of the Western-backed government last month
  • Indonesia's Garuda airlines to start operations from Pakistan soon

    KARACHI: The Garuda Airlines of Indonesia will soon start operating from Pakistan as negotiations are in final stages, stated the Indonesian Consul-General Hadi Santoso at the formal inauguration of Pakistan-Indonesia Business Forum (PIBF) here on Friday...

    Hadi Santoso assured that under the new policy, Indonesian visas will now be issued the same day to applicants who furnish all required documents
  • Airlines told to get health declaration from passengers coming to Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: The government has directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to ensure that all airlines get a health declaration from passengers while travelling to Pakistan...

    During his visit to Islamabad International Airport (IIA) on Monday, Aviation Secretary Hassan Nasir Jamy said all travellers entering Pakistan must fill out a health declaration form as part of accelerated efforts to control the spread of coronavirus
  • Pakistan restricts operation of Kuwait airlines

    RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has imposed restrictions on the flight operation of Kuwaiti-designated airlines from October 1...

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has repeatedly requested the Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority to allow Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to resume its flights to and from Kuwait which were suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but to no avail
  • Army's special security division to protect Chinese workers in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has granted approval for assigning a division of Pakistan Army's special security for the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, during a one-on-one meeting...

    The Army has created a special security division for the protection of Chinese engineers, project directors, experts and workers employed on various Chinese...
  • Pakistan skips Malaysia moot to ‘avert division in Ummah’

    ISLAMABAD: Ending uncertainty over Pakistan’s participation in the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Summit, the government on Tuesday announced that it would not attend the event at any level...

    Talking to a group of journalists at the Foreign Office on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said there would be no representation from Pakistan government at the summit being held in Kuala Lumpur from Wednesday
  • Singapore Airlines plane catches fire in emergency landing

    SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire Monday while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport after turning back from a flight to Milan following an engine oil warning message, the carrier said...

    No one was injured aboard the Boeing 777-300ER, but one passenger described those moments as a "so-close to death" experience
  • Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years

    State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch its first flight to Baghdad in 27 years on Monday, state media said, amid a thaw in ties between the Arab neighbours...

    The airline, also known as Saudia, will depart from the Red Sea city of Jeddah barely two weeks after Saudi budget carrier flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990
  • UAE airlines to operate from 4 more airports

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed five airlines of the United Arab Emirates to carry out unlimited operations at another four airports in Pakistan...

    The CAA said in a statement on Friday that the new airports opened for the UAE airlines were Quetta, Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar
  • Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt'

    The newly appointed chief executive of loss-making Malaysia Airlines said on Monday the carrier is "technically bankrupt", underlining the case for a restructuring to cut a third of jobs, scrap some international routes and review its long-haul fleet...

    "We are technically bankrupt
  • United Airlines to compensate all passengers on flight when man dragged off

    United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights and would compensate customers who were on the flight when the man was removed...

    In an interview with ABC's “Good Morning America” aired on Wednesday, United parent company CEO Oscar Munoz said he felt “ashamed” watching video of the man being forced off the jet
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