13 killed east of Damascus during Syrian government bombing

BEIRUT: The Syrian observatory for Human Rights said 13 people were killed in the town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday during Syrian government bombing. The Britain-based Observatory which monitors...

Musharraf visits APML office in Dubai

DUBAI: General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, former military ruler and head of All Pakistan Muslim League, Saturday visited the party’s office in Dubai. During his visit, the former president met the APML UAE office-bearers. The...

Pakistan signs Paris agreement on climate change

WASHINGTON: Pakistan says it is boosting capacity to address adverse impacts of climate change. Speaking after the signing of Paris Climate agreement at a high-level ceremony in the UN General Assembly, Interior Minister Chaudhry...

US, Gulf partners to address regional conflicts, economic issues

RIYADH: The United States and its Gulf partners pledged to continue working together to fight Islamic State and de-escalate other regional conflicts, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday, adding that concerns remain over Iran...

100 dead in India heat wave as Pakistan plans response centres after alert

 BHUBANESWAR/KARACHI: More than 100 people are feared dead in India in an early-summer heat wave which forced schools to close and halted outdoor work like construction, government officials said on Thursday. Neighbouring Pakistan, which...

Govt keen on transparent Panama probe

NEW YORK: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that progress has been made towards setting up a commission to undertake the task as the government wants a transparent investigation into Panama Papers...

Three dead in blast at chemical plant in Mexico

Mexico:  A massive explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing at least three people, injuring dozens more, and pumping a...

China’s President Xi assumes title of commander in chief

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role as head of the country's powerful armed forces with the new title of commander in chief of its Joint Operations Command Centre, state...

Iraqi forces kill 13 Islamic State commanders

BAGHDAD: At least 13 commanders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the Iraqi Air Force in the country’s north­central province of Salahuddin. Iraqi F­16 fighter jets targeted...

China eyes deeper military ties with Afghanistan

BEIJING: China wants to have deeper military ties with Afghanistan, a senior Chinese officer told a visiting Afghan envoy. Fang Fenghui, a member of the powerful Central Military Commission which controls China's armed forces,...

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