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Greek PM Tsipras resigns, calls for snap election

ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation on Thursday and called for early elections in the crisis-hit country. "I will shortly meet with the president of the republic and present my resignation...

US committed to support Pakistan in war against terror

WASHINGTON: The United States is strongly committed to supporting Pakistan in its anti-terrorism efforts and would continue to work hard at the bilateral relationship which is very important to overcome common challenges, a State...

India objects to Sartaj Aziz meeting with Kashmiri leaders

NEW DELHI: Raising objections over a scheduled meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz with Kashmiri leaders during his visit to India, New Delhi has termed the move violation of the Ufa agreement,...

Britain to reopen embassy in Tehran this weekend after four years

TEHRAN: Britain’s foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, will formally reopen the UK embassy in Tehran this weekend, nearly four years after it was shut down as a result of a mob attack. The Iranian embassy...

Greece to receive 23bn euro cash injection ahead of key repayment

ATHENS: Greece is set to receive the first instalment of its third multi-billion-euro bailout Thursday, just as a key repayment to the European Central Bank falls due. A source close to the matter said...

Turkey´s election board proposes November 1 for snap polls

ANKARA: Turkey´s higher election board proposed November 1 as a possible date for early elections, after efforts to form a coalition government following inconclusive June 7 polls has so far failed, the state-run Anatolia...

OIC can help resolve Kashmir dispute: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maliha Lodhi told the Security Council on Wednesday that the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) can help resolve the longstanding dispute of Kashmir. “The...

Pakistani HC invites Kashmiri leaders to meet Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in India on Wednesday has invited Kashmir’s Hurriyat leaders to hold talks with National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz on August 23. Indian media reported that at least a dozen...

Bangladesh arrests top lawyers for ‘funding’ militants

DHAKA: Bangladesh has arrested three Supreme Court lawyers for allegedly passing thousands of dollars to a new Islamic militant group in the port city of Chittagong, police said Wednesday. The three lawyers including a...

Suicide bomber kills 10 Kurdish forces in Syria

Beirut: At least 10 Kurdish security force members were killed on Wednesday in a suicide bomb attack on their station in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli, a monitoring group said. "A suicide bomber...

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