Ramazan starts Thursday in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The month of Ramazan is set to begin Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the Royal Court announced.  The court said that because the crescent moon was not sighted Tuesday, Ramazan will start Thursday. Elsewhere...

Moon not sighted, 1st Ramazan on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Middle East

RIYADH: The Ramazan moon has not been sighted in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East and Gulf region, therefore the 1st Ramazan will be on Thursday there. The state authority on...

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the country s 2011 uprising. The same court also sentenced...

Yemen rebels arrive for Geneva peace talks after 24-hour delay

GENEVA: A Yemeni rebel delegation finally arrived in Geneva Tuesday for the second day of United Nations-backed peace talks after being stranded in Djibouti and accused Saudi Arabia of trying to torpedo the negotiations....

Egypt court sentences Morsi to life in jail for spying

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison on Tuesday on charges of spying for Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, and Iran. The court also...

Bangladesh upholds death penalty of JI leader

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s highest court Tuesday upheld the death sentence against a top religious leader for war crimes during the country’s battle for independence, prompting his opposition party to call a general strike in protest....

OIC adopts Pak proposal to spotlight Rohingya Muslims’ persecution

NEW YORK: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has unanimously approved a Pakistani proposal to bring into greater focus the plight of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar. The approval was given at a meeting at...

CIA drone strike targets top Qaeda leader in Yemen: report

WASHINGTON: The leader of Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen was targeted in a CIA drone strike last week, though US officials would not immediately confirm he had been killed, The Washington Post reported Monday. Nasir...

COAS Raheel Sharif arrives in Moscow on three-day visit

MOSCOW: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Moscow on Monday on a three-day official visit, said an ISPR statement. DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted that a very...

Ban calls for immediate Ramadan truce in Yemen

GENEVA: UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for an immediate two-week humanitarian pause in Yemen to mark Ramadan as talks got underway in Geneva to try and resolve the bloody conflict. “I hope...

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