China ends one-child policy: state media

BEIJING: China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy on Thursday, with the official Xinhua news agency saying that all couples would be allowed two children. It cited a communique issued by...

Nearly 600 killed in Russian strikes in Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: Nearly 600 people have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria nearly a month into Moscow´s campaign, two-thirds of them opposition fighters, a monitor said on Thursday. A total of 595 people...

Air-Chief Marshal Sohail Aman meets his British counterpart

LONDON: Air Chief Sohail Aman has met with his counterpart Sir Andrew Pulford in the head-quarter of British Air Force situated in Ministry of Defence. In the meeting they both discussed country’s internal security...

Turkey to provide 34 T-37 aircraft to Pakistan free of cost

ANKARA: Pakistan and Turkey signed a landmark defence cooperation agreement Wednesday under which Turkey will provide Pakistan with 34 ‘T-37 fighter cum training aircraft and its spare parts on a gratis basis. The agreement...

Nepal’s parliament elects first female president

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s parliament elected lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first female president Wednesday, after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month. The former defence minister defeated her opponent Kul Bahadur Gurung by...

Two more boys charged with ‘insulting’ Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have charged two schoolboys aged 12 and 13 with insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after they tore down a poster of him, local media reports said Wednesday. It is the latest...

Israel sentences Islamic leader to jail for incitement

JERUSALEM: An Arab Israeli Muslim leader, seen by Israel as a powerful voice stoking Palestinian anger over a Jerusalem holy site, was ordered jailed for 11 months on Tuesday for comments he made in...

Edhi declines Modi’s INR10 million donation

NEW DELHI: Edhi Foundation on Tuesday turned down the donation worth INR10 million announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sources in Edhi foundation said Edhi has thanked the Indian premier for his donation...

Iran has sent more military advisers to Syria: officials

TEHRAN: An Iranian official says the Revolutionary Guard has sent more military advisers to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against insurgents. General Hossein Salami, the Guard's deputy leader, says this...

Turkish police detain 30 IS suspects in raid: report

ANKARA: Turkish police detained around 30 self-styled Islamic State (IS) suspects in a dawn raid on Tuesday, a day after a deadly shootout with a group of the militants, local media reported. Police launched...

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