King of Jordan arrives in Islamabad

In this file photo, Jordan’s King Abdullah meets with members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the US Capitol in Washington, Feb. 3, 2015. (REUTERS)
Updated 08 February 2018
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King of Jordan arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: King of Jordan Abdullah II has arrived in Islamabad, on Thursday, on two day official visit to Pakistan.
He is visiting Islamabad on the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain, who welcomed the King at airport.
King Abdullah II is leading a high-level delegation, including senior officials and during his stay in Pakistani capital the King of Jordan will hold talks with President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
“Bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest will be discussed,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in statement
A key Pakistani lawmaker and Chairperson Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq told Arab News that the visit of King Abdullah II is an important development for bilateral ties.
“It shows the Jordon values its relations with Pakistan,” she added that Pakistan’s investment friendly policies “will also help to attract an investment from Jordan, this important visit can play significant role for enhancing bilateral economic ties.”


Armed group attacks air base in southern Libya controlled by Haftar: officials

Updated 16 min 29 sec ago
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Armed group attacks air base in southern Libya controlled by Haftar: officials

  • Fighting was continuing at the Tamanhint base near Sabha, the main city in southern Libya
  • The base is Haftar’s main air base in southern Libya, which his Libyan National Army force seized earlier this year

BENGHAZI: An armed group on Thursday attacked a major air base in southern Libya controlled by eastern military commander Khalifa Haftar who has moved much of his forces north to try take the capital Tripoli, officials said.
Fighting was continuing at the Tamanhint base near Sabha, the main city in southern Libya, Sabha Major Hamid Rafaa Al-Khiyali and an eastern military official said, without giving more details.
The identity of the attackers was not immediately clear.
The base is Haftar’s main air base in southern Libya, which his Libyan National Army force seized earlier this year, though tribesmen with flexible loyalties remain strong in the sparsely populated desert region.
Haftar, who is allied to a parallel government based in the east, started an offensive two weeks ago on Tripoli, which is held by the internationally recognized government, increasing the chaos that has plagued the oil producing nation since 2011.
The fighting in Tripoli has killed some 205 people, including 18 civilians, and wounded 913, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.