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  • Dutch 'thwart Russian cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog'

    Dutch intelligence thwarted a Russian cyber attack targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog in April and expelled four Russian agents, the government said on Thursday...

    The Russians set up a car full of electronic equipment in the car park of a hotel next to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons in The Hague in a bid to hack into its computer system, it said...

  • US engaged with Pakistan on tactical N-weapons: Olson

    WASHINGTON: A senior US official has told Congress that the United States has held candid discussions with Pakistan on its short-range nuclear weapons and Pakistan is willing to engage with the US on this issue...

    Richard Olson, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, also told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the Obama administration was “not negotiating a one-two-three agreement — a civil nuclear cooperation...

  • 'Pakistan a problem for US because they have nuclear weapons,' says Trump

    During an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Trump termed Pakistan "a vital problem" for the United States (US) "because they have a thing called nuclear weapons", adding, "They have to get a better hold of the situation...

    "Wouldn't you rather let Japan have nuclear weapons when North Korea is having them? We don't want to pull the trigger...

  • Pakistan-made weapons showcased at exhibition

    ISLAMABAD: A three-day ‘Target and Outdoor Shooting Sports (TOSS) Show 2015’ was inaugurated on Friday and showcased locally made weapons including pistols, revolvers, shotguns, Damascus knives, daggers, swords and also accessories like leather holsters...

    More than 60 companies from across the country participated in the exhibition and mostly displayed weapons produced locally...

  • Reduction of conventional weapons necessary for disarmament, says Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Following recent reports in international media about an offer by the United States to Pakistan for restrictions on the latter’s nuclear program, Pakistan said a balanced reduction of armed forces and conventional armaments is a necessary prerequisite for meaningful disarmament...

    The statement, submitted by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, which is available with Dawn, comes amidst an...

  • Pakistan reaffirms opposition to chemical weapons use

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has told the United Nations that it had repeatedly condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and called for holding accountable the perpetrators of such "heinous crimes"...

    "We remain strongly opposed to the use of chemical weapons by anyone and under any circumstances," Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, the permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva, said in speech to the General Assembly's...

  • Pakistan to follow chemical weapons convention

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan remains fully committed to the objectives of Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), says Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz...

    During a meeting with the director general of the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Uzumcu, here on Friday, Mr Aziz assured him that Pakistan would remain actively engaged with the OPCW...

  • ‘Quality, capacity, safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons better than India’s’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s nuclear programme was launched for peaceful purposes but national security issues forced the country to build nuclear weapons, former nuclear scientist and the chairman of the Underground Gasification Project at the Thar Coal Field, Dr Samar Mubarakmand, said on Tuesday...

    Dr Mubarakmand was speaking at a seminar titled ‘Civilian Uses for Nuclear Energy in Pakistan: Opportunities and Prospects’, organised by the...

  • Pakistan will not transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors: Aziz

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment not to transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors...

    Delivering a keynote address on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 in Islamabad, Aziz said as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will continue to partner with international community to prevent non-state actors from acquiring...

  • Pakistan's 'bowling weapons' to trouble Australian batsmen, says coach Mickey Arthur

    In the run-up to Pakistan's upcoming tour of Australia, head coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday said the the team has the pace artillery to battle the Aussies' fresh-faced batting line-up and bowl the nomads of world cricket to a historic success this summer, The Age reported...

    Arthur remains confident even though Pakistan has never beaten Australia in a Test series in Australia, losing the last six series all the way back to 1981... ...

  • ‘Nuclear weapons did not insulate Pakistan from threats’

    ISLAMABAD: Former military officials and diplomats appeared to reach a rare consensus on Tuesday, at a seminar on the 20th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests, that while nuclear weapons may have prevented war with India they did not insulate the country from threats...

    ”Seminar marks 20th anniversary of nuclear testsMr Lodhi was referring to low intensity conflict and fifth generation warfare that Pakistan is facing, and the...

  • Pakistan Navy buying vessels for special operations from US company

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Navy has placed an order for two 75m Swift Corvettes from a US-based shipbuilding company, Swiftships, said the company’s Chief Executive Officer Shehraze Shah...

    In an interview with a defence and security magazine Mönch, Mr Shah said that the Pakistan Navy had also purchased Swiftships’ 11m Special Operation Craft Riverine, which was deployed for counterinsurgency and drug-interdiction missions...

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