US blocks $350 million aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The US has decided against disbursement of $350 million in coalition support fund to Pakistan after defence secretary James Mattis informed Congress that he was not able to certify that Islamabad has taken...

US acknowledges reduction of terror incidents in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has acknowledged that continuous military operations in Khyber and North Waziristan agencies have ensured elimination of a significant number of militants and removal of safe havens for terrorist groups. According to...

King Salman orders arrest of Saudi prince Anees Hanif

RIYADH: A Saudi prince was arrested Thursday on King Salman’s order, a state-run broadcaster reported, as outrage grew on social media over videos appearing to show him abusing members of the public. Salman issued a...

Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission

KUWAIT: Kuwait has decided that it would shut the Iranian cultural mission and related offices in the Gulf Arab state and reduce the number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country. The official Kuwait News...

France’s military chief quits after budget dispute with Macron

PARIS: France's military chief has quit in a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. According to reports, the office of General Pierre de Villiers, chief of staff of the armed forces, said he...

Trump, Putin had previously undisclosed visit at G20 dinner

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official said...

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s passport revoked

NEW DELHI: Controversial Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik's passport has been revoked after his consistent failure to present himself before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to alleged terror-funding cases. The Regional Passport...

U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

WASHINGTON: The United States slapped new economic sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran's "malign activities" in the Middle East undercut any "positive contributions" coming from the 2015...

US announces new sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States Tuesday announced new sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme and what it called Tehran's support for terrorist groups in the Middle East. The sanctions announced by the State Department...

Air force chief awarded Turkish Legion of Merit award

ISTANBUL: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was on Tuesday awarded Turkey's Legion of Merit in a ceremony held at the Turkish Air Force Headquarters in Istanbul. The award was conferred in recognition of his...

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