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  • China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

    China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online...

    Air force researcher Fu Qianshao told the newspaper he believed the missile was designed to hit distant high-value targets, such as early warning aircraft, normally outside actual combat zones...

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan designated new chief of air staff

    Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was designated as the new chief of air staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by the federal government on FridayAir Marshal Mujahid Khan will take command on March 19, when incumbent Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman retires from his post...

    Air Marshal Khan was first commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of the PAF in December 1983...

  • Lahore air remains 'hazardous' as Air Quality Index hits 447

    Lahore's air quality remained 'hazardous' with an air quality ranking of 447, according to Air Visual's Air Quality Index (AQI) list on Wednesday...

    The Punjab capital is ranked the second most polluted city in the world, according to Air Visual, which records air pollution levels across the globe in real time...

  • PCA installing chairs in Open Air Theatre

    LAHORE: The Punjab Council of the Arts (PCA) is going to install fiberglass chairs in the amphitheatre of Open Air Theatre at the Lawrence Gardens...

    Now the council wants to put in the theater some 500 fiberglass chairs that, it estimates, would cover half of the theatre space...

  • 'Hazardous' air pollution halts Australian Open practice

    Soaring pollution halted practice for the Australian Open and delayed qualifying on Tuesday as smoke from raging bushfires hit the build-up to the season's opening Grand Slam...

    Slovenian qualifier Dalila Jakupovic retired with breathing difficulties, but it was not immediately clear whether her problems were related to the smoggy air...

  • Australian Open official defends playing qualifiers despite poor air quality

    MELBOURNE: Aust­ralian Open tournament director Craig Tiley defended the decision to hold qualifying matches this week even though Melbourne’s air quality was among the worst in the world because of smoke from wildfires devastating parts of the country...

    Tiley said on Thursday the conditions were under a threshold set after Australian Open organisers consulted with with sports and medical experts, and scientists from the...

  • Pakistan to feature in Victorian Open, Australian Open

    ISLAMABAD: A three-member Pakistan squad will proceed to Australia on July 22 to feature in Victorian Open and Australian Open, Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) secretary Group Captain Aamir Nawaz said on Tuesday...

    “We will send three players — Nasir Iqbal, Farhan Zaman and Tayyab Aslam — to represent the country in Victorian Open and Australian Open events,” Aamir said...

  • Coronavirus forces French Open delay, US Open switch possibility

    PARIS: The French Open was postponed for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from May to September and juggling the tennis calendar...

    The French Open’s new dates place it right after the hard-court US Open, which currently is scheduled to be held in New York from Aug 31 to Sept 13...

  • Russian air strikes claim 43 lives in Syrian city

    BEIRUT: Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed scores of people in the centre of the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwest Syria on Sunday, rescue workers and residents said...

    They said at least six strikes had hit a busy market place in the heart of the city, several government buildings and residential areas...

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