UN urges end to CIA drone attacks

United Nations human rights official has called for the US to end the CIA’s control over a programme of drone attacks that has killed hundreds of people in northwest Pakistan. Philip Alston, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, issued a report on Wednesday which concluded that the US spy agency does not provide enough transparency or accountability for the programme. ...

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China launches 4th Beidou navigational satellite

At 23:53 on June 2, China successfully launched the 4th Beidou navigational satellite into the pre-designated orbit with the “Long March 3C” carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, symbolizing that China has made another important step forward in building the Beidou satellite navigational system. According to introduction, the building of China’s Beidou satellite navigational system is being steadily ...

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Mullen raises Balochistan issue with India

US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen said he has raised the issue of interference into Balochistan with the Indian leadership. Talking to a private TV channel, Mullen said he talked to his Indian counterparts, both former and current, and the Indian political leadership about Pakistan’s reservations. He said he had also discussed the issue with Pakistan ...

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Lockheed unveils the PAF’s first F-16D Block 52 aircraft

Lockheed Martin unveiled the first of 18 new F-16s being produced for Pakistan in ceremonies today at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility. Officials including the Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. and Pakistan Air Forces were on hand to witness the event. Air Chief Marshal Rao Quamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), accepted the first ...

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Pakistan Military to hold Azm-e-Nau-3 military Exercise

The military of Pakistan will hold the Azm-e-Nau-3 military exercise on Saturday to test its new tactics near its eastern border with India. The exercise will prepare the military of its readiness, allowing thousands of troops to get the real feel of the combat missions along the eastern border. “The exercise is aimed at validating and refining newly evolved doctrines,” ...

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