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  • 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...

  • India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

    NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir...

    An official said the order was made earlier this month over the maps that showed parts of the Himalayan Kashmir region in Pakistan and in China ? an extremely sensitive issue in India...

  • India’s inter-ministerial committee recommends taking Al Jazeera off air in map row

    The Hindu said an inter-ministerial committee of the Information and Broadcasting ministry has found that Al Jazeera channel violated the programme code by showing wrong maps of India on repeated occasions and recommended that it be taken off air...

    According to sources it quoted, the issue had come to the notice of the I&B ministry that on repeated occasions the channel had showed a wrong map of India in some of its broadcasts in...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • Turkey pounds Kurdish bases after Ankara bombing

    ANKARA: Turkish warplanes pounded Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq Monday, the day after a suicide car bomb tore through downtown Ankara killing at least 36 people, the third attack on the capital in five months...

    "It exploded, there was a red flame that came out," he said, adding that the force of the blast pushed his car backwards...

  • Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a 'show of strength' against Trump

    A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump's new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said...

    A recent flurry of drone strikes in the lawless region near the border with Pakistan has also seen dozens of suspected militants killed...

  • US bases to come under threat if it imposes sanctions, says Iran

    BEIRUT: Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said US regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed...

    “As we’ve announced in the past, if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000km range of Iran’s missiles,” Guards’ commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, according to state...

  • US plans to set up more bases in Iraq, says Pentagon

    WASHINGTON: The United States is considering setting up additional bases in Iraq similar to a new hub planned in Anbar province to help Iraqi forces battle the self-styled Islamic State, the Pentagon said on Thursday...

    Establishing more bases to get US military advisers closer to the battlefront would likely require yet more American troops to deploy to Iraq beyond the 450 reinforcements announced by the White House on Wednesday... ...

  • Rare butterfly thrives on US military bases

    “Military training requires vast open areas, so these bases are some of our last great wild places,” Niver said...

    The little brown butterfly has been confirmed at Westover Air Reserve Base and Camp Edwards in Massachusetts; Fort McCoy in Wisconsin; Fort Bragg in North Carolina; and the New Hampshire State Military Reservation, she said...

  • Turkish warplanes strike rebel bases; three Kurds killed

    DIYARBAKIR: Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdish rebel bases in Turkey and northern Iraq, the army said on Tuesday, as officials announced the first militant deaths since the government swept back to power at the weekend...

    The military said it had targeted bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Monday in the southeastern Hakkari province, as well as several northern Iraqi regions including their main stronghold on Qandil...

  • Massive protest against US bases on Okinawa after Japanese woman’s killing

    TOKYO: Tens of thousands of people on Okinawa protested on Sunday against the presence of US military bases on the Japanese island, many wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which an American contractor is a suspect...

    Also contentious is a plan to relocate a Marine Corps air station to a less-populated part of the south-western island...

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