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43rd death anniversary of Rashid Minhas Shaheed is being observed today A ‘National Hero’ of Pakistan Rashid Minhas Shaheed 43rd death anniversary is being observed today. Pakistan’s young pilot lost his life while saving the honor of his beloved motherland. The young GDP pilot lost his life while trying to fail the evil plans of his Instructor Pilot Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman. The crash site of the T-33 was later found 40 km from the Indian border.Rashid Minhas was a newly commissioned officer at that time, is the only PAF officer to receive the prestigious award, the Nishan-e-Haider. He is also the youngest person and the shortest-serving officer to have received this award.His several acts of bravery did not go unnoticed and he was awarded with letter of recognition from his commandant. He has also become a national hero and has always been remembered even after 43 years of his death. Pakistani nation is proud of him and pay tribute to ...

France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends PARIS: French President Francois Hollande called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume truce talks after a Gaza ceasefire collapsed and said the demilitarisation of the enclave and a lifting of a blockade should be part of a deal.Israeli air strikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said was an attempt to assassinate him after the failure of Egyptian-brokered negotiations."We ...

UK's Cameron returns to London to discuss Islamic State video LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will interrupt his holiday and return to London on Wednesday after Islamic State released a video that appeared to show the beheading of a man identified as a U.S. journalist, featuring comments by a man with a British accent."He will meet with the Foreign Secretary and senior officials from the Home Office, Foreign Office and the agencies to discuss the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed ...

Germany says prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds BERLIN :Germany is prepared to send arms to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq fighting Islamic State militants, Germany's foreign and defence ministers said on Wednesday.Military equipment such as helmets and security vests would be sent immediately, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, adding that Berlin had agreed also to send weapons."We can imagine providing further equipment, including weapons. Great Britain, Italy and France have decided to send such goods and we are prepared to do ...

Anti-government protesters blockade parliament ISLAMABAD: Protesters demanding the fall of government blockaded parliament and key ministries Wednesday in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken country.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri had Tuesday led followers in a late-night march on the parliament building, the culmination of a week-long standoff with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Khan and Qadri say last year's general election that swept Sharif to power by a landslide was rigged, ...

Islamic State video claims to show beheading of US journalist BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants posted a video on Tuesday that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq.The video, titled "A Message To America," also showed images of another U.S. journalist, Steven Sotloff, whose life Islamic State said depended on how the United States acts in Iraq.The gruesome video presented President Barack Obama with bleak options that could define America's involvement in ...


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