Newsone Bulletin 6PM | 4-4-2020 |

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US declines visa to Iranian FM Javad Zarif to attend UN meeting

WASHINGTON: The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official said. Monday’s comments by the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, came as tensions escalate between the two countries after the United States...

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Pentagon discards Trump threat to hit Iranian cultural sites

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from US President Donald Trump's assertions that he would bomb Iranian cultural sites despite international prohibitions on such attacks. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said the US will follow the laws of armed conflict. When asked if that ruled out targeting cultural sites, Esper said pointedly, "That's the laws of armed conflict". The split between...

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Karachi to witness another cold day on Wednesday

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that there would be no rain for Karachi under the influence of a westerly disturbance which has caused widespread rain and snowfall in vast areas of Balochistan. The metropolis has been gripped by a new cold wave due to cold and dry northwesterly winds over the last few days. “Karachi missed rain as...

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UAE to give five-year tourist visa to all nationalities

UAE announces a five-year tourist visa for all nationalities. The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday. “Today, we change the system of issuing tourist visas in the country, to make the duration of the tourist visa for five-years, multiple uses, for all nationalities”,...

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35 killed, 48 injured in stampede at Iranian general’s funeral procession: report

TEHRAN: Iranian state television on Tuesday said 35 people were killed and 48 others injured in a stampede that erupted at a funeral procession for Gen Qasem Soleimani slain in a US airstrike. According to the report, the stampede erupted in Kerman, the hometown of Soleimani where the procession was underway. A procession in Tehran on Monday drew over 1 million people...

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National Assembly, Senate committee gave approval to services chiefs tenure bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly and Senate Standing Committee on Defence on Tuesday lent its approval to three bills formalising the tenure of the three services chiefs. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak spoke to media, confirming that the bills have been unanimously passed. “No political party presented any amendment to the bill.” The bills propose amendments to the Army Act 1952, Pakistan Air...

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