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  • People power helps Erdogan foil military coup

    • Judiciary, armed forces purge under way• Call to US for arch-foe Gulen’s extraditionISTANBUL: Turkish forces loyal to President Tayyip Erdogan crushed an attempted military coup on Saturday after crowds answered his call to take to the streets in support of the government and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks...

    Over 250 people were killed, including many civilians, after a faction of the armed forces tried to seize power using...

  • Senators call for balance of civil-military power in devising foreign policy

    ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar on Wednesday called for formulation of new guidelines to balance civil-military relationship in the country and empower government to devise foreign policy independently on sensitive issues...

    In a Senate committee meeting convened by Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani to discuss various aspects of foreign policy and status of Pakistan’s current relationships with other countries, Babar said: “Foreign...

  • Rising import of military equipment may disturb balance of power: president

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Wednesday that an aggressive military doctrine in the region had led to increased import of high-tech military equipment, which might disturb the existing balance of power...

    Therefore, he said, Pakistan needed to improve its economy and strengthen its defence capabilities as it would help the country address the internal and external challenges it’s facing...

  • Military seizes power in Burkina Faso

    OUAGADOUGOU: At least one person died and scores more were injured on Thursday in protests in Burkina Faso after a coup led by a close ally of toppled strongman Blaise Compaore...

    The latest unrest to hit the west African nation came just weeks ahead of presidential and legislative elections, slated for October 11, aimed at restoring democracy after Compaore was forced out late last year, ending 27 years of iron-fisted rule
  • SC urged to retain power to review military court decisions

    ISLAMABAD: A petitioner — who moved a plea before the Supreme Court asking that it retain judicial review over the sentences awarded by military courts — now intends to move an application for an early hearing of the case...

    “As soon as Eid holidays end, I will file an application with the Supreme Court so that the case is heard and decided before the two-year life of the military courts, provided under the 21st Amendment, ends,”...

  • ‘Power lies with the civil and military bureaucracy’

    KARACHI: “Where does power lie in Pakistan?” This question was a common occurrence at the seminar titled ‘Constitutional Framework for the Protection of Human Rights’ held to commemorate Human Rights Day on Saturday, and it fell on the shoulders of Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani to answer the question which other panellists had left hanging in the air...

    Mr Rabbani took a no-holds-barred approach and proclaimed: “Power in Pakistan lies...

  • Military courts: Apex court retains power to review sentence

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court may have upheld the establishment of the military courts by a majority judgement of 11 to six, but the fine print of the judgement reveals that the court has kept with itself the power to review the punishment awarded...

    The detailed judgement makes it clear that the apex court has the authority to review any sentence awarded by the military courts if the condition of fair trial is not met...

  • Iran's Rouhani says military power 'purely defensive'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that the country's military power was “purely defensive”, after tensions with the United States over its missile programme and a nuclear deal soared following Donald Trump's inauguration...

    “Our military power is purely defensive,” he was quoted as saying...

  • ‘Power depends on economics and not on military forces’

    KARACHI: An interchange at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) between Prof Dr Conrad Schetter and Dr Masuma Hasan, chairperson of the PIIA, revolved around Pakistan’s role in the international community, its interconnectedness as well as its increasing isolation from global politics...

    An associated member of the Centre for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn, Dr Schetter’s topic of discourse was...

  • Show of military power at annual parade

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday held a grand parade to mark the 77th anniversary of the 1940 Resolution for a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent, showcasing its military might and unprecedentedly displaying its alignment in international politics...

    With some 3,000 troops and paramilitary forces marching alongside dozens of pieces of military hardware and air force aircraft flying overhead, the parade in the federal...

  • Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

    Sudan's ruling military and the pro-democracy movement have signed a political document that is part of a power-sharing deal meant to end the country's deadlock after weeks of stalled talks...

    The two sides representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters signed a so-called political declaration, one of two documents that are part of the deal...

  • Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids...

    The army said it had carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud”, handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year, according...

  • Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

    Sudan’s military seized power on Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the acting prime minister and other officials...

    The takeover comes more than two years after protesters forced the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and just weeks before the military was expected to hand the leadership of the council that runs the African country over to civilians...

  • Putin lauds India as 'great power' as military, energy ties bolstered

    Russian President Vladimir Putin lauded India as “a great power” in New Delhi on Monday as the traditional allies bolstered their military and energy ties, despite Washington's increasing courtship of the world's largest democracy...

    “We perceive India as a great power, a friendly nation and a time-tested friend,” Putin said in the Indian capital alongside Modi...

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