President Barack Obama has left unclear the exact role it would play. Washington has F-15 and F-16 fighter jets in Sicily, while the USS Barry and the USS Stout, both destroyers equipped with sea-to-ground Tomahawk missiles, are in the Mediterranean. The USS Bataan, a helicopter-carrying amphibious assault ship, and two other vessels have also been deployed to relieve the USS Kearsarge and the transport docking ship USS Ponce in the Mediterranean. The Bataan was due to leave the state
WELLINGTON – A tsunami triggered by the powerful earthquake in Japan ploughed across the South Pacific on Saturday, sending people fleeing to higher ground but causing only minor damage and no loss of life. Dozens of low-lying island nations were placed on high alert after a monster 10-metre tsunami smashed into Japan following devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake centred near the northeastern city of Sendai.
In the Marquesas islands sirens blared, warning residents to flee to
WASHINGTON – The United States called on Middle East leaders to heed popular unrest in the region, as key regional ally Israel on Wednesday sent Defense Minister Ehud Barak to Washington for top-level talks.
Despite a push by US officials on Egypt to begin enacting reforms and broaden dialogue with opposition groups, Vice President Omar Suleiman warned against such a “hasty” move that he said would lead to even more unrest. Barak was to arrive later on Wednesday for talks that
PARIS – Five EU nations urged an immediate political transition to end violent unrest in Egypt, in a joint statement on Thursday by Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. “Only a quick and orderly transition to a broad-based government will make it possible to overcome the challenges Egypt is now facing,” said the statement. “That transition process must start now.”
Egypt’s long-standing president Hosni Mubarak is facing mass protests calling for him to quit power, which
ISLAMABAD – Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Athar Abbas on Monday said that armies can only win wars if their nations support them.
Speaking at a Seminar entitled, “Role of education broadcasters in eradication of growing tendencies of intolerance and violence in the Society”, held at Allama Iqbal Open University, he said that wars were fought and won by the nations not only by armed forces.
General Athar said that Pakistan army’s battle
Lahore – SICAS Model United Nations (SMUN) started in the SICAS School Gulberg from Friday, with the association of Pepsi and Pakistan Today. Various educational institutes including Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore Grammar School (LGS), Aitchison College, Beaconhouse School System, University College Lahore, City School, ICAS Girls and Salamat Girls campuses.
According to the participants nail biting contests are expected
WASHINGTON – Economic growth in the world’s wealthier nations is still too slow to create enough jobs for the tens of millions who lost theirs during the worst global recession since World War Two, the World Bank said. In a report detailing its outlook for 2011, the multilateral lender forecast the global economy would expand 3.3 percent this year, softer than the 3.9 percent expansion seen during 2010. Growth in the developing world will sharply outstrip growth in mature economies.
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting members criticised the Wikileaks website saying its reports about Muslim countries was a part of a conspiracy to create rifts among Muslim states.
“The leaders of Pakistan are being ridiculed and the people behind WikiLeaks are creating misunderstandings among Muslim states”, Pakistan People’s Party member National Assembly Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi said at the meeting of the NA body held on Tuesday.
LAHORE: Only those nations achieve socio-economic superiority which devote their time and energy for utilisation of knowledge through education and research, Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran said on Thursday.
He made these remarks while addressing the book launching ceremony of PU Pro-VC Dr Jamil Anwar Chaudhry’s “Atom Bomb-Tasawar Say Haqeeqat Tak” at the Undergraduate Block, New Campus. Punjab Education Foundation Chairman Raja Muhammad Anwar, former PU