US to give Afghan forces $3 bn a year from 2018-2020

WASHINGTON: The United States plans to provide more than $3 billion a year in support for the Afghan national security forces from 2018 through 2020, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson...

Bahrain’s move against Shi’ite leader unjustified: U.N

GENEVA: Bahrain's decision to revoke the citizenship of the spiritual leader of the kingdom's Shi'ite Muslim majority is "clearly unjustified" under international law, a spokeswoman for the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday....

50 Saudis detained over necklaces haircuts report

RIYADH: Fifty young men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for haircuts necklaces and other adornments considered un Islamic. The suspects were detained during a Ramzan crackdown in Makkah, according to Saudi news website...

Car bomb kills Jordan soldiers near Syria border

AMMAN: A car bomb killed several Jordanian soldiers and wounded others outside a refugee camp near the Syrian border on Tuesday, the army said. "At 5:30 am (0230 GMT) a car bomb exploded in...

Four dead as heatwave grips western US

Los Angeles: At least four people have died from the blistering heat that has gripped the western United States and sparked wildfire warnings across the region, authorities said Monday. The dead were three hikers...

Sayeeda Warsi quits Brexit camp over ‘lies and xenophobia’

 LONDON: A senior British politician on Monday accused those campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union of spreading lies, hate and xenophobia, saying she was switching to the "Remain" camp. Britons will cast...

Record 65 million people displaced worldwide, breaking all records

GENEVA:  The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a new record, with 65.3 million people forced from their home as of the end of 2015, the UN said Monday. “This is the first...

Iran claims to have foiled several bombings in Tehran, other cities

TEHRAN: Iranian National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani has said that Islamic State militant is hatching terror plots against Iran, while claiming to have thwarted several planned bombings in Tehran and other cities. Iran’s...

Gen Raheel arrives Germany for 2-day trip

BERLIN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has arrived in Berlin for two-day visit to Germany. According to ISPR, he will also pay a day's visit to Czech Republic. During the visit,...

23 IS fighters killed in latest air strikes

DAMASCUS: At least 23 fighters of Islamic State militant group have been killed in latest air strikes in northern Syria, the Ankara based Haberturk reported on Monday. According to reports, the air assault of...

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