U.S. lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations

WASHINGTON: Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S....

World community should fully recognize Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts: China

BEIJING: China on Wednesday said that Pakistan was at the forefront of counter-terrorism and had made important contribution to the international campaign against terrorism. "I must say that Pakistan is at the forefront of counter-terrorism...

S. Arabia refuses to budge from demands as top Gulf diplomats in US for...

RIYADH: Top Gulf diplomats were in Washington on Tuesday as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to help resolve the stubborn Qatar crisis, amid concerns that Saudi Arabia's unyielding stance could foil the...

Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul from Islamic State, PM sees victory soon

MOSUL: Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul's Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State's de-facto capital, and Iraq's prime minister predicted victory very...

U.S. says it saw preparations for possible Syria chemical attack

WASHINGTON: A U.S. warning to Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack was based on intelligence about what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in...

25 migrants found dead on Libya coast: Red Crescent

TRIPOLI: The bodies of at least 25 migrants, who drowned trying to reach Europe, were found near Tripoli Tuesday, the Libyan Red Crescent said. Some of the corpses were washed ashore on a beach near...

U.S. threatens Syria, says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

WASHINGTON: The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducted a chemical weapons attack and said the United States had...

China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory

BEIJING: China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already...

Kashmiri militant leader punished as Modi visits US

WASHINGTON: The State Department has designated Hizbul Mujahideen's supreme commander Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) and imposed sanctions on him. He is the leader of the largest militant group that fights...

Trump, Modi ask Pakistan to stem terror attacks

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, vowing to work more closely on combating terrorism, the war on Afghanistan and defence cooperation. The...

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