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  • Pakistan seeks international cooperation for nuclear energy: FO

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Thursday that it seeks cooperation of the international community including the United States on civil nuclear energy, hence there should be a non-discriminatory approach on nuclear issues — including Pakistan's access to peaceful use of nuclear energy...

    Pakistan is generating nuclear energy to meet its energy demands, Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said during a weekly news briefing in Islamabad,...

  • Pakistan, South Korea to boost economic cooperation

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have agreed in principle on an exchange of high-level visits between them to boost economic cooperation, regional peace and security...

    The agreement was reached during a meeting between Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha before the 10th round of Pakistan-Korea bilateral policy consulta­tions held in Seoul on Wednesday, said a press release...

  • In Beijing, Ahsan Iqbal urges global cooperation to tackle terrorism, international crime

    Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday urged global cooperation in the fight against terrorism and international crime at the 86th General Assembly of Interpol in Beijing, according to China...

    "Today terrorists and criminals are forming global networks which require strong global collaboration between crime-fighting organisations," Iqbal said, adding that Pakistan is working on modernising its police force in order to meet the...

  • PM stresses international cooperation in fight against virus

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday emphasised international cooperation in the fight against Covid-19 as he wished speedy recovery to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, both of whom have contracted the novel coronavirus infection...

  • S. Korea seeks deeper cooperation with AIIB

    TOKYO: South Korea called on Saturday for deeper cooperation with Japan on a China-led development bank, while Japan remained cautious about the lender, which it and ally the United States have held back from joining...

    A meeting between the Japanese and South Korean finance ministers was “an impetus to deepen cooperative relations” re­­garding the Asian Infra­s­tructure Investment Bank, South Korea’s Choi Kyung-hwan told host Taro...

  • South Korea detects signs North Korea preparing missile launch

    South Korea has detected signs that the North is preparing another missile launch, the defence ministry of the South said on Monday, adding it could involve an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...

    The ministry said signs that North Korea was “preparing for another ballistic missile launch have consistently been detected since Sunday's test”, referring to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test...

  • N. Korea readies missile launch ahead of America-S. Korea drill

    SEOUL: North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source...

    The US navy said that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state’s weapons programme...

  • N. Korea defence minister executed: S. Korea intelligence

    SEOUL: North Korean Defence Minister Hyon Yong-Chol has been executed by anti-aircraft fire for disloyalty and showing disrespect to leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea's intelligence agency said Wednesday...

    Hundreds of officials watched Hyon's execution on April 30, Han Ki-Beom, the deputy director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIS), told a parliamentary committee, the Yonhap news agency reported...

  • US stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

    OSAN AIR BASE: Four United States (US) F-22 stealth fighters flew over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of power against North Korea, a day after South Korea's president warned of the North's collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and missile ambitions...

    Pyongyang will likely view the arrival of the planes as a threat as they are an apparent display of US airpower aimed at showing what the US can do to defend its...

  • Another North Korea missile fails after launch, say US and S. Korea

    North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the US and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats...

    The missile was believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan and was launched from the western city of Kusong, where the isolated state attempted but failed to launch the same type of missile on...

  • North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes as US carrier joins South Korea drills

    North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of "merciless" attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity...

    North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbours with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the US strike group was part of a "reckless scheme" to attack it... ...

  • Buying a big stick: South Korea's military spending has North Korea worried

    South Korea and North Korea have continued to pour resources into modernising their militaries despite a frenzy of diplomacy since 2018, data shows, creating a point of tension that has sharpened as talks have stalled...

    Military buildups on both sides of the heavily fortified border between the two nations have come to the forefront with recent short-range missile launches by North Korea, perfecting an arsenal it says is necessary to...

  • North Korea missile fire 'inapproriate' amid coronavirus, says South Korea

    North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic...

    KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North Pyongan province, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said...

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