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  • Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threat

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday to bolster his country's defences, calling the threat from North Korea the gravest security concern Japan has faced since World War II...

    Outlining his priorities in a policy speech to parliament, Abe described North Korea's sixth nuclear test earlier this year and two missile launches that flew over Japan as a national crisis
  • Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for US defense

    President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that US ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom...

    In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel in the second half of May
  • US Defense Secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    KABUL: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Afghanistan Friday on an unannounced visit, officials said, with media reporting his trip was aimed at assessing the deteriorating security situation in the country...

    The Taliban have stepped up attacks on government and foreign targets despite President Ashraf Ghani's diplomatic outreach to Pakistan aimed at reviving peace talks with the resurgent group...

  • UK Defense secretary says military is hacking IS

    United Kingdom Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday that Britain's military is launching cyber attacks against the militant Islamic State group in support of the offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul ? a first-of-its kind acknowledgement that British forces are launching attacks across the internet...

    "I can confirm we are using offensive cyber for the first time in this campaign," Fallon said in response to a question from a...
  • Saudi Arabia warns on cyber defense as Shamoon resurfaces

    Former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the 2012 Shamoon attack on Saudi Aramco was probably the most destructive cyber attack on a private business...

    The state news agency, meanwhile, said the labour ministry had been hit by a cyber attack, but that it did not impact its data...

  • Djokovic says 'life goes on' as injury wrecks US Open defense

    Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic said "life goes on" after a shoulder injury forced him to quit Sunday's clash with Stan Wawrinka in the last 16 of the US Open...

    Wawrinka, the 23rd seed and 2016 champion, led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when the Serb quit with a nagging left shoulder problem that had troubled him since the start of the tournament
  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Stocks rally 531 points on mutual fund buying

    The gainers were led by the mutual funds, which made hefty purchases of value stocks at bargain prices on the relief offered by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan with regulatory change that seeks to waive the requirement for maintaining a minimum of 5pc of assets in cash...

    Fresh liquidity found its way into equities as was seen in the figures released by the National Clearing Company of Pakistan showing mutual funds...

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