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1,410 army cadets complete training in Helmand

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: With the commitment to defend the country against any threat by anti-government elements, nearly 1,410 army cadets completed training at 215th Maiwand Military Corps Training Center in sourthern Helmand province, said official on Friday. Speaking at a ceremony in Lashkargah city of Helmand, a senior commander of …

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Pakistan, terrorism, and peace in the region

Advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on foreign affairs and national security, Sartaj Aziz, said the country needs a seismic shift in its relations with Afghanistan, Iran and India. It’s a welcoming move. Yet it looks impossible until Pakistan’s security establishment changes its mood on Pakistan’s foreign relations and …

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Korean Air executive guilty in ‘nut rage’ case

A South Korean court has found a former executive of national airline Korean Air guilty of breaking aviation law over the “nut rage” case. Heather Cho, also known as Hyun-ah, was jailed for one year, avoiding a possible maximum sentence of 10 years. Cho had forced her Seoul-bound plane to …

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Greece bailout talks: No agreement in Brussels

Greek and eurozone officials have failed to reach an agreement over Greece’s debt crisis, though both sides said there was still hope for a deal. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said seven hours of talks in Brussels had been “constructive”. But they ended without a joint statement to outline procedural steps …

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Ukraine crisis: Leaders agree peace roadmap

A deal aimed at ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine has been agreed, following marathon talks in Belarus. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on 15 February. The deal also involves the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line, but some …

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Karzai lauded for leadership traits

AT-KABUL: The chairman and members of National Welfare Party called on ex-President Hamid Karzai here on Wednesday. They hailed Hamid Karzai for his constructive services over the past 13 years. Muhammad Hassan Jafari, the chairman of the party, termed Karzia as a symbol of pride and a great leader for …

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