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  • Pakistan Air Force commemorates Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort'

    The Pakistan Air Force on Thursday conducted a ceremony at the Air Headquarter to commemorate the first anniversary of the Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort' which resulted in the downing of two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace...

    Addressing the event Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that they were gathered today to commemorate "resounding victory" in 'Operation Swift Retort'...

  • Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-In agreed Wednesday that resolving the North Korea crisis as soon as possible was the top priority...

    “It is more important than anything else to resolve the North's nuclear and missile issues, which are the most urgent and gravest challenges facing this region, at an earliest date,” said Moon as the pair met on the sidelines of an economic forum in Vladivostok on...
  • Pence praises swift response by Pak Army in rescuing American-Canadian family

    US Vice President Mike Pence telephoned Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday evening and praised the country’s armed forces for the swift response and safe recovery of the US national Caitlin Coleman, her husband Joshua Boyle and their three children...

    Last week, Pakistan's security forces, with the support of US intelligence, freed an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children from terrorists’...

  • Bangladesh asks SWIFT to give access to technicians on cyber heist

    DHAKA: Bangladesh has asked Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) to help its police question technicians sent by the global financial network to Dhaka to connect a new bank transaction system months before February’s $81 million cyber heist, according to a source and an e-mail seen by Reuters on Wednesday...

    Bangladesh’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told SWIFT in the e-mail sent on Monday that...

  • Banks need to restore SWIFT codes with Iran: Wathra

    PESHAWAR: Pakistani banks need to restore their correspondent relationship and SWIFT codes with eligible Iranian banks at the earliest to facilitate trade between the two neighbouring countries, said State Bank Governor, Ashraf Mahmood Wathra on Monday...

    The SBP governor said Pakistan’s banking industry was playing its role for increasing economic activity by channelising funds and other banking services...

  • SWIFT discloses more cyber theft

    NEW YORK: SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February’s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank...

    In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said that new cyber-theft attempts — some of them successful — have surfaced since June, when it last updated customers on a string of attacks...

  • Swift wins top Grammy, but Lamar steals show

    LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift made history on Monday as the first woman to win the top Grammy twice, but rapper Kendrick Lamar took home five awards and delivered an electrifying, politically charged performance that rocked the gala...

    The top prizes on the music industry’s biggest night mainly went to mainstream chart-toppers, with Swift taking the Album of the Year prize for “1989” and the retro party anthem “Uptown Funk” winning Record...

  • Taylor Swift leads American Music Awards nominations

    NEW YORK: Taylor Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations on Tuesday, and if she wins everything she’s up for, the singer will become the most-honoured female artist in the show’s history...

    Swift was one of 10 nominees for artist of the year, and her “Blank Space” was nominated for song of the year...

  • France need swift start to escape Iceland eruption

    PARIS: France must take the game to Iceland right from the start of their European Championship quarter-final on Sunday or their dream of glory on home soil might end up buried in volcanic ash...

    The hosts, who have often had to rely on late rallies, with all of their six goals so far scored in the second half, must wake up early for a change to avoid becoming the next casualties of a tiny country with a heart the size of a continent
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