Afghan Taliban chief Mansour killed in air strike: US

WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area along the Pak-Afghan border, the Pentagon announced late on Saturday night. “Today, the US Depart­ment of Defence...

Pakistan committed to eliminate terrorism: Asif Zardari

NEW YORK: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed concern over the current strain in Islamabad-Washington relations, saying Pakistan was committed to combating terrorism. “We are fighting for our lives,” Zardari, who is also...

EgyptAir flight data suggests ‘smoke alerts’ went off before crash

 CAIRO: Flight data from EgyptAir Flight MS804 showed smoke alerts went off inside the cabin before the plane, with 66 people on board, plunged in the Mediterranean, according to reports revealed Saturday. Signals from...

Obama, Modi to meet in Washington on June 7: White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House next month, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Obama and Modi will discuss economic...

US House seeks to tighten restrictions on Pakistan aid

WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers are looking to use a defence policy bill to increase restrictions on military aid for Pakistan, demanding more about Islamabad's crack down on Afghanistan's militant Haqqani network. The $602 billion National...

Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

MADRID: Authorities in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon on Thursday announced a ban on the killing of bulls during traditional festivals, in a partial victory for animal rights activists. The decree targets...

EgyptAir Paris to Cairo flight disappears from radar: airline

CAIRO: A search and rescue operation was under way Thursday after an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with 66 people on board vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo, the airline said. A tweet...

In contact with Pakistani leadership to fight terrorism: US

WASHINGTON: US State department spokesperson John Kirby while briefing the newsmen in Washington on Wednesday said that the United States is in contact with Pakistani leadership to fight terrorism. Answering a question regarding action...

Expatriates cannot leave UAE without paying traffic fine

DUBAI: Expatriates living in Abu Dhabi will be facing stern action in case of traffic violation and wont be able to leave the country without fulfilling certain conditions, traffic authorities said here. The authorities...

Maldives sides with Saudis to cut ties with Iran

COLOMBO: The Maldives has joined its key financial backer Saudi Arabia in cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, accusing it of undermining peace and security in the Gulf region. The Maldives foreign ministry said policies...

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