Bangladesh hangs top Islamic tycoon for war crimes: minister

DHAKA: Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, the country s law and justice minister said. Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of...

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in Mardan

WASHINGTON: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terrorist incident in Mardan. In his message, he expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. He also expressed solidarity with Pakistan and its people. He prayed for...

Pakistani man sentenced in U.S. for trying to export military equipment

WASHINGTON: A Pakistani man was sentenced on Thursday to 33 months in a U.S. prison for attempting to export military equipment for the Pakistani military without a license, the U.S. Justice Department said. Syed Vaqar...

SpaceX to launch satellite by reusing rocket

WASHINGTON: SpaceX and satellite operator SES have agreed to launch a commercial satellite later this year by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket, the companies announced Tuesday. The launch of SES-10, which will be the first...

India offers $1bn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance after their leaders met in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen already close ties between the neighbours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated India's...

India unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir: Gen Raheel

BERLIN: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Germany on a one day official visit to participate in a conference of Chiefs of Staffs of the Armed Forces being held under...

Hajj pilgrims get ID bracelets after deadly stampede

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has begun issuing hajj pilgrims with identification bracelets one year after a stampede killed around 2,300 people. The bracelets are a reassurance to some pilgrims, though their distribution has been far from...

1.5 million pilgrims begin Hajj rituals

MAKKAH: Nearly 1.5 million Muslims from across the world begin the Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia Saturday, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300. After preliminary rituals this week in Makkah at...

Ice cream gift warms Russia-China ties at G20 summit

HANGZHOU: Despite warm relations between Moscow and Beijing, Vladimir Putin brought a chilly gift for his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit Sunday: a tub of...

Hujjaj converge in Mina; busy in Rammi, sacrificing animals

MAKKAH: The Hujjaj have converged in Mina after performing waqoof in Maidan-e-Arafat and spending night in open sky at Muzdalifa. They are now busy in stoning satan at Jamarat that is called Rammi and sacrificing...

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