Yemeni vice president: Iran’s dangers are a threat to our nation’s future

:: Yemeni Vice President Lt. Gen. Ali Mohsen Saleh has described Iran as a “source of danger” and said it poses a threat to Yemen’s future. The official Yemeni More »

Tunisia’s Grand Mufti ‘to appear before the judiciary on corruption charges’

:: Controversy is brewing in Tunisia after several media outlets began reporting that the judiciary is mulling charging the country’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Othman Battikh with corruption charges. Local More »

Abdullah Al-Thani hopes ‘Qatar will cooperate to facilitate Hajj pilgrims’

:: Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has said he regrets the inability of pilgrims from Qatar to travel to Saudi Arabia directly from Hamad International Airport via Saudia More »

Russian jets kill more than 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

:: Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of ISIS fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies More »

Pentagon’s Mattis again seeks to reassure US allies

:: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is More »


Category Archives: Asia

US destroyer in collision off Singapore, rescue efforts launched

:: A rescue operation is under way after a US destroyer was damaged in a collision with a tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the US Navy said, in the second accident involving an American warship in

Imran Khan opposes fencing of Durand Line, favours European style ties with Afghanistan

:: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has opposed the fencing along the disputed 2,500km Durand Line with Afghanistan and favoured having an open border between the two neighbours like European Union type of relationship. “Rather than building

China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan

:: A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said. Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nasir Ahmad Andisha joined the Chinese

Death sentence for 10 over attempt to kill B’desh PM Hasina

:: Ten persons were awarded death penalty by a Dhaka court in a case filed over the attempted murder of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 17 years ago. Dhaka’s Second Speedy Trial Tribunal also sentenced one person

North Korea accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war

:: North Korea accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defence, the media reported. Official newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Saturday said the Japanece Defence Ministry is planning to boost

Pakistan holds state funeral for German nun who fought leprosy

:: Pakistani soldiers on Saturday carried the flag-draped coffin of German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau to a state funeral where she was honoured after devoting her life to eradicating leprosy in the country. Widely known as Pakistan’s

Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day

:: Afghanistan on Saturday marked the 98th anniversary of its independence from British occupation. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday morning laid wreath at the Independence Minaret in the Defence Ministry compound, Tolo News reported. Ghani paid

Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

:: Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system. The launch from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima

PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers

Kulsoom Nawaz

:: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court a returning officer’s acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan’s returning

N. Korea urges Latin American countries not to break ties with it


:: North Korea on Saturday urged several Latin American countries not to break ties with it and criticised a recent petition by Washington asking them not to have any relations with Pyongyang. During a recent visit to

Train derails in northern India, killing at least 23

:: Six coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Saturday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 81, officials said. Two of the coaches telescoped into each other, while four others toppled over after

Afghan forces foil Taliban’s offensive, 70 militants killed

:: As many as 70 Taliban militants were killed and scores injured after Afghan aircraft dropped bombs on a militant convoy in Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday. The incident took place late Friday night when

Akshay Oberoi: I’m a huge fan of the horror genre

:: Actor Akshay Oberoi says he is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is always looking out for a nice horror movie. At the moment, the actor is excited about Annabelle: Creation — a film

Four arrested in India for leaking ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

:: Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday. Already the most pirated show in TV history,

Pakistan Ulema Council praises King Salman’s hosting of pilgrims

:: The Chairman of Pakistan Ulema Council, Taher Mahmoud Al-Ashrafi, praised Saudi King Salman’s order to host 1,300 pilgrims from 78 countries from all over the world to perform Hajj this year, and allowing Qatari citizens passage

Chinese teen Internet addict dies after rehab

:: A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a center that treats Internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. The first country

India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action’ over alleged anti-smoking violations

:: The Indian government has threatened Philip Morris International with “punitive action” over the tobacco giant’s alleged violation of the country’s anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the company by the federal health ministry. The

IndiGo grounds eight Airbus A320neo aircraft amid reports of engine problems

:: India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, said on Friday it had grounded eight Airbus A320 neo jets, in comments that came after local media attributed the action to issues with Pratt and Whitney-made engines in the aircraft. Local

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