UN expresses alarm at looming Indonesian executions

CILACAP, Indonesia: The United Nations expressed alarm Wednesday at the looming execution of 14 drug convicts in Indonesia, urging Jakarta to put an end to the “unjust” practice of capital punishment. A group of...

Bombings kill at least 31 in northeast Syria city

QAMISHLI: Two bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State hit the northeastern Syrian city near the Turkish border on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding 170 others, state television reported. The British-based Syrian...

Indian parliament allows ‘child labour’ in the country

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday approved a controversial law that would allow children to work for family businesses, despite widespread concern by the United Nations and other rights advocates that it will push more...

Hillary Clinton makes history as first female Democratic presidential nominee

PHILADELPHIA: Hillary Clinton became the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party Tuesday, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia. The former...

Gen Raheel meets Egyptian President, discuss regional security situation

CAIRO: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi and discussed regional security situation and prevalent/emerging security challenges in the meeting.  According to Inter Service...

Two attackers ‘neutralised’, one hostage killed in France church attack

PARIS: French police “neutralised” two men armed with blades who had taken several people hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday, the police said. A police source said that one of the...

Trump says he would consider alliance with Russia over IS

WINSTON SALEM: Republican nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if elected US president he would weigh an alliance with Russia against the militant Islamic State (IS) group but rejected any suggestion Russian President...

Nine militants killed in police raid in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh police on Tuesday killed nine militants who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 in which 22 people were killed, the...

Chinese FM lauds Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts

VIENTIANE: Pakistan and China have emphasized the importance of reconciliation between the Afghan Government and Taliban as an essential element for peace and stability of Afghanistan. In this context, the Chinese Foreign Minister appreciated...

COAS Gen Raheel reaches Egypt on two-day official visit

CAIRO: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has reached Egypt on two-day official visit on Monday.  The COAS was presented with guard of honour at Army headquarts in Cario, where he held separate...

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