Tag Archives: tensions

Revoking special status of Occupied Kashmir to inflame tensions: AI

08 August, 2019 8:42 pm 8:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Occupied Kashmir is likely to inflame tensions in the area and increase the risk of further human rights violations. According to a press release issued Amnesty International on Monday, the revocation is expected to cause unrest and wide-scale protests in the … Read More


King Salman approves US troops deployment in SA as tensions with Iran mount

07 July, 2019 11:05 am 11:05 am

RIYADH (92 News) – King Salman has accorded approval to deploy US troops in Saudi Arabia as the Pentagon confirms it will send troops to defend American interests from “emergent credible threats”. The move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over the safety of shipping lanes in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia confirmed that King Salman … Read More

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Iran says it has seized foreign tanker as Gulf tensions deepen

07 July, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the US military commander in the region said the United States would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. The United States blames Iran for a series of attacks on shipping … Read More

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Why US-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

05 May, 2019 10:35 pm 10:35 pm

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Three years ago, when the military of Iran captured 10 US sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors’ release in hours. “No,” Zarif said in a … Read More

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US magazine ‘Foreign Policy’ rejects Indian claim of downing Pakistan F...

04 April, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – A leading international US magazine Foreign Policy has rejected Indian claim of downing Pakistan F-16 during a brief battle in February. Two senior US defense officials with direct knowledge of the situation told US Magazine Foreign Policy that US personnel recently counted F-16s in Pakistan and found none missing. The Magazine … Read More

Pakistan, India should resolve issues through dialogue: Kirby

11 November, 2016 10:18 am 10:18 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman John Kirby has on Friday said that Pakistan and India should adopt the path of dialogue to reduce tensions. Addressing a daily press briefing in Washington, he urged the nuclear arch rivals to work bilaterally to try to reduce tensions. The State Department Spokesman said that the … Read More

CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali won’t fly to New Delhi

09 September, 2016 2:29 pm 2:29 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has on Friday refused to fly to New Delhi to attend a global conference which India is hosting from October 21-23. The step by the Chief Justice of Pakistan comes after Delhi claimed it carried out “surgical strikes along the Line of … Read More

US closely watching tensions between Pak-India: John Kirby

09 September, 2016 11:19 am 11:19 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – US State Department Spokesman John Kirby has on Friday said that the US is closely watching tension between Pakistan and India. Addressing a news briefing in Washington on Friday, he urged India and Pakistan to improve communication in order to avoid an increase in tensions between the nuclear arch rivals. The … Read More