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North and South Korean soldiers enter each other’s territory

Soldiers from North and South Korea crossed into each other's territory peacefully for the first time on Wednesday, Seoul said, as they began checking the dismantlement of guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone. The North invaded the South in 1950, triggering the Korean War, and Seoul went on to change hands four times as Pyongyang's Chinese-backed forces and the US-led UN troops supporting the South fought their way up and down the peninsula and back again. The conflict ended in an armistice in 1953, leaving the two…

Pakistan won’t allow its territory to be used against any other country: Aizaz

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry has affirmed that Pakistan will not allow its territory to be used against any other country. Speaking to a delegation of American journalists here, the envoy said the country has accomplished remarkable success in the war against terrorism, which was why law and order situation has significantly improved in the country. He was briefing the eight-member delegation about the country’s role and achievements in the fight against militants. The…

23 Indian fishermen arrested for violating territorial waters

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency on Sunday arrested twenty-three Indian fishermen for violating maritime boundaries and seized four ships in open sea. According to a spokesman of the agency, the Indian fishermen were arrested for fishing illegally within Pakistan's territorial water. They have been handed over to police for further legal proceedings. Meanwhile, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) are also said to have arrested six Pakistani fishermen who had sailed from the coast of Thatta. The Indian…

Syrian army sweeps across IS-held territory: state media

DAMASCUS: Syrian government forces have swept across territory south of Islamic State group stronghold Raqa, capturing a string of villages and oilfields from the militants, state media said on Monday. The landscape south of Raqa city strategically borders several provinces: Aleppo to the west, Homs to the south and Deir Ezzor -- much of which is still held by IS- to the east. On Monday, state news agency SANA said government loyalists had scored significant gains against IS in the area. "Over the past two days,…