Premature to speak of asylum for Bashar al-Assad: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it was premature to say whether Moscow would grant asylum to embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, who had made "many mistakes." "You know I believe that it...

Nisar calls for coordinated efforts to eliminate terrorism

LONDON: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said terrorism has become a global issue and coordinated efforts are needed to curb this menace. He was speaking at the International Institute of Strategic Studies...

Pakistan has effective mechanism for nuclear security: Fatemi

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has said that it has an effective emergency response mechanism, including a nuclear emergency management system, to ensure security of nuclear materials. This was stated by Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Foreign...

UN tightens the net around IS finances

UNITED NATIONS: Finance ministers from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday unanimously backed a resolution aimed at ramping up sanctions against the militant Islamic State (IS) group and cutting off its revenue...

Trapped Pakistani workers in Dammam renew appeal for help

DAMMAM: Dozens of Pakistani workers, who are trapped in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam city, have once again appealed the Government of Pakistan for help. Pakistani workers have been trapped in Dammam for more than two...

PM monitoring progress on Charsadda attack

DAVOS: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was in regular contact with officials concerned regarding progress of investigation related to Charsadda terror attack and was monitoring the situation. A Spokesperson for the Prime Minister said...

Turkey claims arrest of fighter wanted by Russia for killing pilot

ISTANBUL: Police in Turkey claim to have detained a Turkish citizen accused by Moscow of killing a Russian pilot when he ejected over Syria after being shot down by one of Ankara's war planes,...

Truck bomb in Syria’s Aleppo kills 23, including fighters: Monitor

BEIRUT: At least 23 people, most of them from the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group, were killed by a truck suicide bomber in Syria s Aleppo city on Monday, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian...

Russia plans to build six N-power units in India

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the “partnership” between their two nations as they oversaw the signing of energy and other deals on Thursday. Mr Putin said his...

Imran Khan reiterates demand for CJ-led commission to probe Panama Leaks

LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that due to the Panama Leaks, it was for the very first time that a Pakistani Prime Minister has been made answerable to the allegations...

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