Istanbul nightclub attack suspect confesses

ISTANBUL: A 34-year-old Uzbek man suspected of mowing down 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve confessed on Tuesday to the massacre, Turkish authorities said. In a dramatic assault in the early...

Saudi Arabia ‘optimistic’ about Trump’s rule: foreign minister

PARIS: Saudi Arabia is “optimistic” about Donald Trump’s impending presidency, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday. “When we look at the Trump administration’s view as articulated — wanting to restore America’s role in the world...

Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Monday marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world’s...

World Economic Forum begins in Davos today

DAVOS: The annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) begins in Davos, Switzerland today. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is representing Pakistan at the meeting on the invitation of Executive Chairman of WEF Prof. Klaus...

Five people killed in Mexico night club firing

MEXICO: The shooting erupted in night club of Mexico resort of Playa del Carmen that killed at least five persons and wounded several while the fate of the attackers yet to be ascertained. According to...

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 30 in Kyrgyzstan

MANAS: A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 30 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land...

Protesters vow to fight for civil rights under Trump

WASHINGTON: US civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald Trump, kicking off a week of protests ahead of the Republican's...

Five migrants die in Mediterranean, 750 rescued

ROME: Rescuers saved around 750 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the central Mediterranean but recovered five dead bodies during the operations, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday. Coastguard and naval ships as well...

Saudi grand mufti warns of ‘depravity’ of cinema, concerts

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s highest-ranking cleric has warned of the "depravity" of cinemas and music concerts, saying they would corrupt morals if allowed in the kingdom. "We know that singing concerts and cinemas are a depravity,"...

Jilani expresses Pakistan concern over Daesh influence in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The Pakistan Ambassador to the United States has said Daesh has no concerted structure within Pakistan; however the country is distressed by the militant group’s influence in Afghanistan. Ambassador Jilani addressed media at the...

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