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US wasted billions in failed Afghan stabilization efforts: official

KABUL: The United States wasted billions of dollars trying to stabilize fragile parts of Afghanistan from 2001-2017 and some efforts caused more harm than good, a US government watchdog said Thursday. A report by the office of the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction found that Washington had set unrealistic expectations for itself after the US-led invasion in 2001 and overestimated its ability to build and reform government institutions. "Despite some heroic efforts to stabilize insecure and contested…

Kim Jong-un executes two senior officials after failed missile test

PYONGYANG: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacted furiously after failed missile test by ordering execution of two senior officials The hangings were carried out in just five days over mishaps at North Korea’s test missile site. The latest unnamed executive was killed after he allegedly took responsibility for setbacks at the Punggye-ri nuclear base which led to the date of a rocket launch being pushed back. While five days ago, a high-ranking official once described as the ‘second most powerful man in North Korea’…

Wahab Riaz amazes all with five failed run-ups in a row

Pakistan fast bowler, whose mesmerizing spell to Shane Watson during a Pakistan-Australia match in 2015 rose him to fame, is again talk of the town, but not for a good reason this time. He has set a new record of forgetting run-up for five times in a row against Sri Lanka. He took around seven and a half minutes to complete this over. This caught coach Mickey Arthur off guard and he sunk his head in his hand amid mix feelings of embarrassment and annoyance then he brisked walk out of the pavilion. Captain…

PTI chief failed to produce evidence before apex court: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Sunday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has failed to produce any single piece of evidence before the apex court regarding Panama Papers case. “Imran Khan is deceiving the nation by issuing contradictory statements in the public meetings,” she said in a statement. Read More: PM cannot escape scot free from Panama case, says Imran Khan She said that Imran Khan was used to level baseless allegations while…

UK govt accused of covering up failed nuclear missile test

LONDON: The British government was accused on Sunday of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system. Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she knew about the reported malfunction of an unarmed missile when she urged MPs to support updating the Trident nuclear system. The Sunday Times newspaper, citing a senior naval source, claimed that the Trident II D5 missile failed after being launched from a British submarine off the coast…

How India lobbied Moody’s for ratings upgrade, but failed

India criticised Moody's ratings methods and pushed aggressively for an upgrade, documents reviewed by Reuters show, but the US-based agency declined to budge citing concerns over the country's debt levels and fragile banks. Winning a better credit rating on India's sovereign debt would have been a much-needed endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic stewardship, helping to attract foreign investment and accelerate growth. Since storming to power in 2014, Modi has unveiled measures to boost investment,…

Nisar admits Pervaiz Rasheed failed to stop controversial news

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday admitted former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed failed to stop the controversial news published in a local daily, ARY News reported. “The interior ministry has conducted investigation through every aspect on this matter in which Pervaiz Rasheed has been found in contact with the journalist Cyril Almeida,” he said while talking to media persons in Islamabad regarding the news being termed to be breach of national security. The press conference was held…