US considering drones in North Africa to monitor Islamic State: WSJ

WASHINGTON: The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State in Libya, the Wall Street...

Gunmen hold up Primark store with 10 people inside near Paris

PARIS: Gunmen were holed up inside a Primark store near Paris Monday with about 10 people inside after what appears to be an attempt to rob the shop, police said. Special forces had been...

Saudi king shuffles government again

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday named a new housing minister and replaced the head of the royal court in his latest government shuffle. A decree named Minister of State Khalid bin Abdulrahman...

PM Sharif performs Umrah, meets King Salman

MAKKAH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday performed Umrah and met King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. The meeting, held in the holy city of Makkah, lasted for about an hour. Earlier on...

Muhammad Anwar removed from MQM Coordination Committee

LONDON: Muhammad Anwar, a senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has been removed from the party’s Coordination Committee London owing to his “continued illness”. According to a statement issued Sunday, Muhammad Anwar has...

Malala opens school for Syrian refugees girls on 18th birthday

BEIRUT: Education advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai marked her 18th birthday in Lebanon Sunday, inaugurating the Malala Fund’s “Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School” near the Syrian border, which will provide quality secondary...

Dallas mayor hosts Iftar dinner to Muslim community

DALLAS: Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings hosted an Iftar dinner at Dallas City Hall in honor of the Muslim community leadership. The event featured also Mayor of Plano Harry LaRosiliere along with Imam Sphendim Nadzaku...

PM arrives in Saudi Arabia for Umrah

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Saudi Arabia. He was received by high officials of Pakistan Embassy at Jeddah. Prime Minister will perform Umra today. 

Some outstanding issues ‘resolved’ in Iran nuclear talks: Kerry

VIENNA: US Secretary of State John Kerry said progress had been made Friday in tough talks with Iran on its nuclear programme, praising what he called the "constructive" atmosphere. "I think we have resolved...

Yemen truce begins, relief agencies hope to deliver aid

SANAA: A UN-proposed Yemen humanitarian truce came into effect just before midnight Friday as relief agencies scrambled to rush desperately needed relief supplies to millions threatened of famine amid doubts over the ceasefire success....

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