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US working with Pakistan on military supply routes to Afghanistan: Mattis

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the United States is still working with Pakistan to coordinate military supply routes needed for the fight in Afghanistan even after the suspension of American security assistance. Speaking at a news briefing at Pentagon in Washington, James Mattis said the United States …

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Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad reportedly arrested for inciting unrest

TEHRAN: Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been reportedly arrested by the state for inciting unrest and protests. This was reported by Al-Arabiya, which cited reports by Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper. Ahmadinejad during a visit to Bushehr city had said that the country suffered from “mismanagement” and blamed President Hassan Rouhani …

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New York Times advises Donald Trump to adopt diplomatic tools

New York: The influential New York Times has advised President Donald Trump to adopt ‘diplomatic tools’ while dealing with Islamabad as America ‘cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan’. In its editorial titled ‘Pakistan, the Endlessly Troublesome Ally’, the NYT suggested the administration to ‘harness his new friendships with the …

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Merkel ‘optimistic’ in new bid to end political impasse

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced optimism as she opened talks Sunday with Germany’s second biggest party on renewing their alliance, in a new attempt at shaking Europe’s biggest economy out of paralysis after September’s inconclusive elections. The week of meetings between Merkel’s conservative alliance and the Social Democrats (SPD) will …

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