India fails to be NSG member, blames China

NEW DELHI: India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has suffered a setback following the opposition from China and some other member countries of the group. India has blamed regional rival China...

Syria peace talks delayed until Friday: UN envoy

GENEVA: Talks aimed at ending Syria s brutal war will begin in Geneva on Friday, the UN mediator said, after a delay over who will represent the country s fractious opposition. Negotiations had been...

Turkish armed forces chief rescued

ISTANBUL: The head of Turkey´s armed forces has been rescued after being held hostage during an attempted coup by a military faction which used tanks and attack helicopters to try to seize power overnight,...

India says Bangladesh hands over Indian rebel leader

 GAUHATI:: India says Bangladesh has handed over a jailed Indian rebel leader whose group has been fighting to free the northeastern Indian state of Assam from New Delhi's rule. Kiren Rijiju, India's junior home...

Turkish leader says Iraq troop pullout ‘out of the question’

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkish troops deployed in Iraq for training purposes in the fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group were not on combat mission and their pullout...

Saudi authorities have assured problem will be solved soon: Manzoor

DAMMAM: Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that the government was trying to solve the problems of the Pakistani expatriates who have been denied their wages and can't return back to their...

FM Qureshi meets UAE foreign minister

ABU DHABI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with his United Arab Emirates counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the sidelines of Sir Bani Yas Forum, in Abu Dhabi. During the...

US urges Pakistan, India to pursue closer ties on security front

 WASHINGTON: Pakistan and India need to pursue closer relations on security front to counter threat of terrorism, a US Statement Department spokesman said, stressing that the United States need to seek closer ties between...

New Ebola cases hit Liberia after country declared virus free

MONROVIA: Three new cases of Ebola emerged in Liberia on Friday, a setback for a country that had been declared free of the disease on September 3 and also a blow for the wider...

Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter

DHAKA: Gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital on Friday, police and a witness said. The witness said from his house in the upscale Gulshan area...

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