SEOUL/BEIJING: North Korea has boosted defenses on its east coast, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, after the North said US President Donald Trump had declared war and that it would shoot down US bombers flying near the peninsula. Tensions have escalated since North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, but the rhetoric has reached a new level in recent days with leaders on both sides exchanging threats and insults. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Trump’s Twitter…
ISLAMABAD: Tension has escalated between the Sindh and federal governments over arrest of the top Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leadership. The former wants to register a case against them, while the latter wants them to be released, ARY News reported. Police on Sunday arrested several senior Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leaders including chairman Mustafa Kamal, Waseem Aftab, Raza Haroon and Dr Sagheer from their rally on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi. PSP held a protest march demanding basic necessities of life for the…
ISTANBUL/ERBIL: Turkey said on Monday it would not withdraw hundreds of soldiers who arrived last week at a base in northern Iraq, despite being ordered by Baghdad to pull them out within 48 hours.
ADEN/CAIRO: Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country.