UN urges Yemen talks, renewed ceasefire

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Yemen s warring parties to respect an already shaky ceasefire and to resume their inconclusive peace talks. Talks in Switzerland between government and rebel representatives...

Arab coalition declares 48-hour Yemen truce

RIYADH: A Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government against Iran-backed rebels declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin in Yemen Saturday, it said in a statement on the kingdom’s SPA news agency website. "It has been decided...

Turkey widens post-coup purge, demands U.S. hand over cleric

ANKARA: Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the United States unless Washington...

Al Qaeda after bin Laden, still ‘a dangerous threat’

DUBAI: The militant group Al Qaeda has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen despite suffering a...

World Bank halts arbitration on dams between Pakistan and India

WASHINGTON: The World Bank has has halted the process of arbitration between India and Pakistan on the matter of the two dams being constructed by India to allow the two countries to consider alternative...

S.Sudan oil tanker blast deaths top 150: reports

JUBA: At least 150 people died in South Sudan when a crashed oil tanker exploded as a crowd scooped up spilled fuel, reports said Friday. Senior local official John Ezkia told South Sudan's Eye...

Iran leaders won’t attend receptions serving alcohol: diplomat

TEHRAN: Iran’s leaders won’t attend events serving alcohol, a diplomat said Wednesday after French media reported that President Hassan Rouhani refused to attend a state dinner in Paris because wine was on the menu....

Florida club shooting: shooter identified as Umar Mateen

FLORIDA: The shooter who attacked a gay club in the city on Sunday has been identified as Umar Mateen, a 30-year old from America.  According to details, Umar Mateen is an American citizen whose...

45 Pakistanis stranded in China due to landsliding

TASHKURGAN:  Foreign Office on Saturday took notice of stranded Pakistanis in Chinese Tashkurgan as Shahrah-e-Resham is shut due to landsliding. At least 45 Pakistanis are stranded in Tashkurgan as can neither go back to...

Imran condemns Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians

LONDON: PTI chief Imran Khan slammed Israel for committing atrocities against Palestinians, terming it as state terrorism.  Ina  video message from London, the PTI chief stated that it was a battle with a whole...

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