‘Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win’

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani has an unassailable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is on course to defeat his hardline rival...

Syrian refugees could become Turkish citizens: Erdogan

ANKARA: Syrian refugees living in Turkey could eventually be granted Turkish citizenship, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled, a plan that could spark controversy at home. "I want to announce some good news," media...

Obama slaps new sanctions on North Korea after tests

Washington: President Barack Obama imposed sweeping new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday intended to further isolate the country's leadership after recent actions by Pyongyang that have been seen by Washington and its allies...

Iran says nuke deal won’t change its US policy

TEHRAN: Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said a historic nuclear deal with world powers reached this week won't change Iran's policy towards the “arrogant” government of the United States. Khamenei said Saturday in...

Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran this weekend after four years

TEHRAN: Britain’s foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, will formally reopen the UK embassy in Tehran this weekend, nearly four years after it was shut down as a result of a mob attack. The Iranian embassy...

Banner of Russia’s Putin hung from New YorK city Bridge

NEW YORK: New York City police are looking for whoever draped a gigantic banner featuring a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin over the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday. The 20 by 30...

23 killed in bus accident in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi

NEW DELHI: At least 23 people hailing from Indore district of Madhya Pradesh were killed when the bus they were travelling in fell into the Bhagirathi river in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand on Tuesday evening,...

Kenyan police accused of abuses against Muslims after massacre: report

NAIROBI: The response by Kenyan security forces to a wave of massacres a year ago in Kenya's coastal region has been marked by beatings, arbitrary detentions and theft, human rights groups said Monday. A...

14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry sinking: official

YANGON: Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies and expect to find scores more after a ferry packed with teachers, students and workers capsized in central Myanmar, a local official said Monday. “So far we have found...

Pakistan JIT reaches Pathankot airbase amid congress protests

AMRITSAR: Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in India will be visiting Pathankot but due to heavy protests by Congress workers JIT will be moving in bullet proof vehicles. Pakistani JIT has been given restricted...

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