Bangladesh upholds death sentence for top Jamat-e-Islami leader

DHAKA: Bangladesh s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the top leader of the Jamat-e-Islami party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months....

US lauds Pakistan for role against terrorism

WASHINGTON: The US said Pakistan is wholly resolved against the war against terrorism. “I would note that the Government of Pakistan also publicly and privately condemned this recent attack on the Indian airbase. And...

Turkey finds drowned bodies of 21 migrants, including children

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities on Tuesday found the bodies of at least 21 migrants, including several children, washed up on beaches and floating in the sea off its western coast after their boats sank while...

PM Nawaz calls for peace, stability in the region

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is committed to promoting peace and stability in the region. “Dispute free South Asia is his vision for peace and stability in the region,” said...

Saudi beheadings wrong response to criticism: Iran president

TEHRAN: Saudi Arabia should not respond to criticism of its regime by beheading people, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday, referring to Riyadh's recent execution for "terrorism" of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric...

Six militants who attacked Indian air base now dead – minister

PATHANKOT: Six militants who attacked an Indian air base have been confirmed killed, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday, adding that a four-day-old operation to secure the compound was still under way. Addressing...

Pathankot attack: Nawaz assures Modi action on India’s information

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif Tuesday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and assured prompt action against terrorists. In a statement, India foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said that Prime Minister...

Kuwait recalls ambassador to Tehran amid Saudi-Iran tension

TEHRAN: Kuwait says it has recalled its ambassador to Iran over attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic. Kuwait's announcement, which was carried on the state-run Kuwait News Agency on Tuesday, did...

Fourteen dead in suspected Chinese bus attack: media

BEIJING: Fourteen people were burned to death and 32 injured after a public bus went up in flames in a suspected arson attack in China on Tuesday, state media said. Police have identified a...

At least 1 gunman still remains at Indian air force base

PATHANKOT: A fifth gunman was killed Monday on the third day of a siege at a heavily fortified Indian air base near the border with Pakistan and at least one attacker remained as troops...

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