Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

TEHRAN: Iran s parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, effectively ending debate among lawmakers over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation. The motion to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was passed with...

Pakistan vows continued support to UN peacekeeping

UNITED NATIONS: At the UN General Assembly, Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi assured Pakistan’s continued commitment to the UN peacekeeping despite challenging circumstances at home. Participating in the General Assembly debate on peacekeeping, Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan has consistently been among the world’s top...

Army Chief presented ‘Turkish Legend of Merit’ award

ANKARA: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday arrived in Turkey for a 3-day official visit, ISPR said. “The army chief was presented a guard of honor at Turkish Land Forces HQ,” DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted. He laid...

Foreign toll figures show Hajj stampede deadliest in history

DUBAI: The death toll from last month´s stampede at the Hajj has risen to at least 1,587, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it the deadliest incident in the pilgrimage's history. Saudi Arabia has yet to provide an updated death toll after...

35 passenngers of Samjhota Express stranded in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commission in India has said that thirty-five Pakistani passengers have been stranded at New Delhi Railway Station due to cancellation of Samjhota Express. The Commission is cooperating with the stranded passengers and providing them food and other facilities. The High...

Prince says Saudi Arabia will stay in charge of Haj

ABU DHABI: Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal on Sunday rejected the idea of sharing the administration of the annual Haj pilgrimage with other Muslim nations, saying Riyadh considers it "a matter of sovereignty" and a "privilege." The senior member of the Saudi royal family spoke...

Shiv Sena activists attack Kasuri’s book launch organiser

MUMBAI: At least 10 to 15 Shiv Sena activists attacked Sudheendra Kulkarni, organiser of former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch, hours before event, India media reported. "When I got out of home, a group of Shiv Sainiks ─ some 10, 15...

Afghanistan copter crash kills five, including two Britons

LONDON: Two British Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel and three others died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Sunday, the defence ministry said in a statement. The five were killed when the helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters of the Resolute Support...

Iraq claims Islamic State chief Baghdadi hit in air raid

BAGHDAD: Iraq claimed Sunday to have struck a convoy carrying Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air raid near the Syrian border but said his fate was unknown. In Syria meanwhile regime troops backed by Russian air strikes made progress on...

Veteran KP Sharma Oli elected new Nepal PM: speaker

KATHMANDU: Nepal's parliament elected Communist party leader Khadga Prasad Oli the new prime minister Sunday, thrusting him into the center of daunting challenges, from ethnic protests over the new constitution that has also upset vital neighbor India to rebuilding from April's devastating earthquake. Oli...

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