Former Iraqi foreign minister Tareq Aziz dies

NASIRIYAH: Tareq Aziz, who served as the voice of Saddam Hussein's regime, died in Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after many years of poor health as a convicted prisoner, a provincial official said. “Tareq...

NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

Washington: President Barack Obama has approved giving the NSA wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments or others, US media reported Thursday, citing classified documents. The...

HRW urges UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

UNITED NATIONS: Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to add Israel to annual “List of Shame” of children's rights violators, after more than 500 children were killed in the...

At least 90 people killed in Ghana petrol station fire

ACCRA: At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said on Thursday....

Indian rebels kill at least 10 army soldiers in northeast

GUAHATI: A group of rebels ambushed a military convoy in India's insurgency-wracked northeast on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12 others in the latest major attack in the region in recent...

Death toll from capsized China ship rises to 65

JIANLI: The death toll from a ship that capsized on China's Yangtze River has risen to 65, state television reported on Thursday, but more than 370 people were still missing as angry families gathered...

Pakistan deserves Nuclear Supplier Group membership: Aizaz Chaudhry

China supports Pakistan for NSG membership WASHINGTON: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has asserted that Pakistan deserves membership of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). Talking to media after meeting with US Deputy Secretary of Defense and...

China, Pakistan pledge to strengthen military cooperation

BEIJING: Senior military officials from China and Pakistan met on Tuesday in Beijing, pledging to strengthen practical cooperation in such areas as training, military equipment, and anti-terrorism, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. In...

Egypt postpones final ruling on Morsi death sentence

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Tuesday postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising. The court said...

Pak-US strategic dialogue begins in Washington today

WASHINGTON: Pakistan-US strategic dialogue begins in Washington today.       Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will lead the Pakistani delegation in the talks which will focus on the entire gamut of bilateral relations. 

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