Russia is preparing to attack Poland: Envoy

Warsaw, March 25: Aggression by Russia against Poland or another European Union (EU) country is possible in the near future, said Andrii Deshchytsia, the Ambassador of Kiev in Warsaw.

“Russia is preparing to attack Poland. Diplomatic missions, including the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, probably have this information. And they are covering their tracks,” European Pravda quoted the envoy as saying… [READ MORE]

US to up pressure on Iran if nuclear diplomacy fails

WASHINGTON: The US is still pursuing talks on Iran’s nuclear program but will work with allies to increase pressure on Iran if diplomacy fails, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday.

The talks were close to an agreement until Russia made last-minute demands of the US, insisting that sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine would not hurt its trade with Iran.

Delimitation Commission revises schedule of public sittings

Delimitation Commission on Friday tweaked its schedule to hold public sittings in J&K to hear suggestions and objections from the people and rescheduled them on April 4 and 5 instead of earlier announced March 28 and 29.

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Srinagar airport to get advanced system to operate flights at lower visibility

To overcome the problem of frequent cancellation of flights due to low visibility at the Srinagar airport here, authorities on Friday said the process to install Category II instrument landing system (ILS) will commence next month.

The system will bring the visibility threshold down to 500 metres from the current 1,000 metres and it will be ready for commissioning in October, they said.

India’s stand over Ukraine “Unsatisfactory” But “Unsurprising”: US

Washington: A senior White House official said on Friday India’s position at the United Nations over the crisis in Ukraine has been “unsatisfactory” but was also unsurprising given its historical relationship with Russia.

Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked Again, Fourth Time In Five Days

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 80 paise a litre each today, the fourth increase in five days as oil firms passed on to consumers the spike in cost of raw material.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost ₹ 98.61 per litre as against ₹ 97.81 previously while diesel rates have gone up from ₹ 89.07 per litre to ₹ 89.87, according to a price notification of state fuel retailers.

PPP not in favour of opposition’s power show

ISLAMABAD: The PPP is pressing the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — a multi-party opposition alliance — to cancel its planned long march and public meeting in the capital on March 28 in response to the power show being organized by the ruling PTI ahead of the crucial vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan rejects India’s remarks over OIC resolutions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday rejected as ‘totally untenable’ and ‘irresponsible’ statement by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the outcome of unanimously adopted resolutions at the recently held session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM).

Yemen’s Houthi rebels strike oil depot in Saudi’s Jiddah hosting F1 race

Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked an oil depot on Friday in the Saudi city of Jiddah ahead of a Formula One race in the kingdom. It was the rebels’ highest-profile assault yet, though Saudi authorities pledged the upcoming grand prix would go on as scheduled.

The attack targeted the same fuel depot that the Houthis had attacked in recent days, the North Jiddah Bulk Plant that sits just southeast of the city’s international airport and is a crucial hub for Muslim pilgrims heading to Mecca. No injuries were reported in the attack.

US, UK, Canada sanctions target Myanmar air force, ‘arms dealers’

The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada have imposed coordinated new sanctions on Myanmar, focusing on senior military officials, including the newly-appointed chief of the air force and those linked to the arms trade in response to the military’s brutal crackdown on opponents to its rule.

Egypt, Algeria seal narrow wins in Qatar World Cup qualifiers

Mohamed Salah was the architect of the lone goal as Egypt edged Senegal 1-0 in Cairo in a World Cup playoff first leg.

Salah turned inside the box and slammed the ball against the crossbar, with the rebound hitting Senegal defender Saliou Ciss and rolling into the net.

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