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Freedom for 10 Turkish sailors abducted off Nigeria

Freedom for 10 Turkish sailors abducted off Nigeria

  Ankara: Ten Turkish sailors kidnapped last month by pirates off the coast of Nigeria have been released. They are all in good health. The sailors were abducted on July 16 in the Gulf of Guinea after pirates attacked Turkish-flagged ship Paksoy-1 on her way from Douala in Cameroon to Abidjan in Ivory Coast, the […]

U.S. defense chief calls for Seoul’s cooperation in safeguarding Strait of Hormuz

U.S. defense chief calls for Seoul’s cooperation in safeguarding Strait of Hormuz

    Seoul: South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper have agreed to work together to support diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea despite Pyongyang’s saber-rattling amid stalled nuclear talks. During the defense talks held in Seoul, Esper also asked for South Korea to play a role in the U.S.-led […]

Kashmir Issue: Pakistan suspends another Express Train Service with India

Kashmir Issue: Pakistan suspends another Express Train Service with India

    By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan has discontinued operating another train service ‘Thar Express’ to India following the suspension of ‘Samjhota Express’. ‘Samjhota’ (Reconciliation) Express used to operate between Lahore (Pakistan’s Punjab Province) and Indian Punjab’s Amritsar city while ‘Thar Express’, launched in 2006, operated once a week from Sindh province’s capital […]

Kashmir Issue: Pakistan suspends cultural, trade and diplomatic relations with India

Kashmir Issue: Pakistan suspends cultural, trade and diplomatic relations with India

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended cultural, trade and diplomatic relations with India over the Kashmir situation, which had been the bone of contention between two countries since their independence from British colonialism in August 1947. The two countries have fought two wars beside regular clashes at borders over the Kashmir […]

Kyrgyzstan’s former president arrested in second attempt

Kyrgyzstan’s former president arrested in second attempt

  Bishkek: In their second attempt, Kyrgyzstan security forces were able to arrest former president Almazbek Atambayev despite cordons by his supporters. “As a result of joint measures, law enforcement officials detained Almazbek Atambayev,” the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported, cited by Kabar news agency. “On Aug. […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Jeenbekov vows to maintain unity as political crisis looms large

Kyrgyzstan’s Jeenbekov vows to maintain unity as political crisis looms large

  Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan seemed to be inexorably descending into a grave political crisis after attempts to contain the consequences of a failed raid in Koi-Tash village to capture the former president. One officer was killed and others were injured during the “special operation to detain former President Almazbek Atambayev by special forces of the State […]

Mongolia, U.S. agree to enhance defense cooperation

Mongolia, U.S. agree to enhance defense cooperation

  Ulaanbaatar: United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Mongolia’s Minister of Defense Nyamaagiin Enkhbold have discussed the participation of Mongolia in peacekeeping operations and defense cooperation between Mongolia and the U.S., the official state agency has said. The Mongolian side noted that the US is a country of top priority in terms of […]

Proud day for Singapore as it leads signing breakthrough international mediation treaty

Proud day for Singapore as it leads signing breakthrough international mediation treaty

  Singapore: Singapore led 45 other countries, including the United States and China, in signing a new international treaty on mediation named after Singapore. The breakthrough treaty will enable the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements among the signatory countries. The Singapore Convention Signing Ceremony and Conference, co-organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and the […]

Turkmenistan’s TV shows Berdimuhamedov on holidays

Turkmenistan’s TV shows Berdimuhamedov on holidays

  Ashgabat: Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was shown driving a rally car in circles near a 230-foot wide fiery pit in the first footage of him since rumors of his death last month. Last month, reports emerged that Berdimuhamedov died while on vacation abroad. The reports started with a foreign-based medium run by Turkmenistan regime […]

South Korea to consider travel warning for Japan: Ministry

South Korea to consider travel warning for Japan: Ministry

Seoul: South Korea could consider issuing a travel advisory for Japan, if necessary, to ensure the safety of its citizens amid an escalating trade and diplomatic row with Tokyo, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Foreign ministry spokesman Kim In-chul made the remark after a special committee of the ruling Democratic Party said it has asked […]

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