Facilitator of 2009 Lahore bombing jailed in US

LOS ANGELES: A US man who gave money to a suicide bomber who attacked a headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence service was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Friday, prosecutors said. Reaz Qadir...

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign nuclear power cooperation deal

KHOBAR: Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear energy development, a Saudi government body in charge of such projects said. The government body, the King Abdullah City for Atomic...

President Mamnoon Hussain meets Saudi King Salman

JEDDAH: President Mamnoon Hussain met with King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud in Jeddah and discussed bilateral relations, regional situation and matters of mutual interest. In a meeting held here late Thursday, Crown...

Toxic liquor kills 33 in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Thirty-three people have died in Mumbai and nine are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India. Dhananjay Kulkarni, Mumbai...

President Mamnoon meets King Salman in Jeddah

JEDDAH: President Mamnoon Hussain held a meeting with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Jeddah. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two brotherly...

Yemen peace talks stalled, to discuss local ceasefires

GENEVA: Yemen s warring parties were on Thursday set to discuss the possibility of localised ceasefires, as stalled UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva showed no signs of moving towards an overall truce. UN Secretary...

China restricts Ramazan fasting in far western region

BEIJING: China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramazan and ordered restaurants to stay open, official websites showed as the holy month began on...

After harrowing journeys, Rohingya hope for peaceful Ramazan in Indonesia

KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia: Muhammad Yunus came ashore in Indonesia by accident after a harrowing boat journey -- but he and hundreds of other Rohingya migrants are delighted to be spending Ramazan in the world...

IS group in ´exploratory phase´ in Afghanistan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State group is in an "initial exploratory phase" in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said in a report to Congress, noting the Taliban retained its resilience in the war-torn country. IS extremists have...

Chad bans full veils after deadly Boko Haram attacks

N DJAMENA: Chad on Wednesday banned the full-face Muslim veil and instructed security forces to burn burqas seized in the markets after 33 people were killed in twin suicide bombings blamed on Nigerian Islamist...

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