Pakistan determined to win war against terror: Dar

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said Pakistan is determined to win the war against terrorism. Addressing a ceremony of Heritage Foundation in Washington on Friday, he said we are working for peaceful relations with...

Rouhani, rival to run in Iran’s presidential election; Ahmadinejad barred

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi were both approved to run in May's presidential election by a government vetting body, while former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was disqualified, state media reported...

Islamic State claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

PARIS: A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State...

North Korea says ‘don’t mess with us’ as U.S. plans next move

SEOUL: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program as North Korean state media warned the Americans of a "super-mighty preemptive...

Tillerson accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ as U.S. reviews policy

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of 'alarming ongoing provocations' to destabilize countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy toward Tehran. Tillerson...

US defence secretary meets Saudi King

RIYADH: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis met Saudi King Salman on Wednesday, beginning a series of talks to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance in the face of common adversary Iran. The retired four-star Marine general, accompanied...

Military alliance may be used against any terrorist outfit: Saudi defence adviser

RIYADH: The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday quoted an adviser to Saudi Arabia’s minister of defence, who is involved in assembling the new alliance, as saying that the coalition could take action against rebel...

LK Advani to be tried for criminal conspiracy in Babri Masjid case

NEW DELHI: India's top court on Wednesday restored criminal charges against senior leaders of the ruling party BJP, including L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The...

12 soldiers dead as Saudi helicopter goes down in Yemen

RIYADH: Twelve Saudi soldiers, including four officers, were killed on Tuesday when their helicopter went down in Yemen, the Arab coalition fighting Yemeni rebels said in a statement. The Saudi Black Hawk "fell during operations...

British PM calls for early general election on June 8

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union. "We need a general...

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