Egypt approves anti-terrorism law setting up special courts

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers in the face of a two-year-long insurgency that aims to topple...

UN chief slams bomb attacks that killed Shuja Khanzada

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Sunday’s bomb attack that killed Punjab’s Home Minister Shuja Khanzada and more than a dozen other people in “Shadi Khan” village, Attock, and called for bringing...

Iraq probe finds Maliki, others responsible for Mosul fall: MPs

BAGHDAD: An Iraqi parliamentary investigation holds former premier Nuri al-Maliki and 35 others responsible for the fall of second city Mosul to jihadists last year, lawmakers said Sunday. Investigative committee member MP Abdulrahim al-Shammari...

India summons Pakistan envoy over ‘civilian deaths’ along LoC

NEW DELHI: India summoned Pakistan’s envoy in New Delhi on Sunday to protest against the weekend killing of ‘at least half a dozen civilians’ in border firings, hiking tensions ahead of talks between the...

Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people goes missing

JAKARTA: An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people went missing on Sunday after losing contact with ground control during a short flight in bad weather in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said....

IS ‘beheads’ 12 in battle for Libya’s Sirte: media

TRIPOLI: The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group jihadists have beheaded 12 people and hung them on crosses during a battle for the coastal city of Sirte, the national news agency LANA reported on Saturday....

China appreciates Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace talks

BEIJING: China appreciates the important role that certain parities especially Pakistan have played in the Afghan peace talks, Foreign Minister Spokesperson Hua Chunying said. According to Chinese media reports, the spokesperson said China is...

China backs peace talks between Afghan govt, Taliban

 BEIJING: China is ready to play a constructive role in helping realize broad-based and inclusive peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said. Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks in response to...

Kerry in Havana for banner day in US-Cuba relations

HAVANA: US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cuba on Friday to raise the US flag over the newly reopened embassy, sealing Washington´s historic rapprochement with Havana. The Stars and Stripes have not flown...

Indian PM Modi greets Pakistanis on independence day

NEW DLEHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday extended greetings to the people of Pakistan on the country’s 68th birthday. The Indian premier in a tweet extended his good wishes to Pakistanis. Modi's greeting...

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