German chancellor in Saudi for G20, cooperation talks

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Saudi King Salman on Sunday, state media said, as she began a visit focused on bilateral relations and preparations for the next G20 meeting. King Salman received...

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

PYONGYANG: The North Korea Saturday test-fired a ballistic missile. United States and South Korean officials said the test, from an area north of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, appeared to have failed, a fourth successive...

Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for US defense

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that US ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. In an interview with...

Iran summons Pakistani envoy, demands action over killing of guards

TEHRAN: Iran's foreign ministry has summoned Pakistan's ambassador in Tehran to protest against the killing of nine Iranian border guards by Sunni militants attacking from neighbouring Pakistan, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on...

Pakistan asks Russia to help stabilize Afghanistan

MOSCOW: Pakistan has asked Russia to lead the process of stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan. This was suggested by Defence Minister Kh Asif during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow. Khawaja Asif...

10 border guards killed in clashes with outlaws in Iran

TEHRAN: Ten border guards have been killed and three others sustained injuries in clashes with outlaws in southeastern Iran. The clashes, which erupted near the town of Mirjaveh in the province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan while the...

India deliberately stays away from resolving issue of IHK: Khawaja Asif

Leaving issue of IHK unresolved could endanger regional peace, stability: Asif MOSCOW: Federal Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that leaving the issue of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) unresolved could threaten the stability...

Israel strikes arms depot near Syrian capital’s airport: sources

DAMASCUS: Syrian rebel and intelligence sources said Israel struck an arms supply hub on Thursday operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport where weapons from Tehran are regularly sent by commercial and military...

India blocks social media in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian forces in occupied Kashmir ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after an upsurge in violence in the region. The local government said the services...

Russia calls US allegation it arms Taliban unsubstantiated

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a US allegation Moscow was supplying arms to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan was unsubstantiated. The head of US and international forces in Afghanistan said on...

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