SUPER-GENERAL RAHEEL SHARIF

THE RETIRED MILITARY COMMANDER’S NEW JOB MAY PROVE DISASTROUS FOR PAK-IRAN BILATERAL TIES. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has appointed Pakistan’s former Army chief, General Raheel Sharif, as commander of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), a force of 39 Muslim states “combating international terrorism.” Given Sharif’s record of initiating the…

CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

Agency reportedly believes individuals acting for Moscow hacked Democrat party emails and gave them to WikiLeaks US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, according to reports. A secret CIA assessment found that Russian operatives covertly interfered in the election campaign…

Japan to cooperate with IAEA against terrorism

NHK has learned that Japan’s government plans to step up cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency in taking measures against nuclear terrorism ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The government will send State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura to Vienna to meet IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. His visit coincides with…