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COAS for cordial relations with India but not at cost of honour

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has stressed that Pakistan wants cordial relations with India but ruled out any bargain which puts at stake its respect and honour. Addressing a gathering of...

PM lauds China role for promoting peace in region

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan appreciated China’s “proactive role” for promoting peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region. Addressing the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, the Prime Minister also welcomed China’s vision of...

Kashmir issue should be resolved under UN resolutions: PM Nawaz

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is addressing the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Wednesday, highlighting Pakistan’s policy on various important issues. Pakistan is primary victim of terrorism...

Iraqi Kurds take back land from Islamic State militants

ERBIL: Kurdish forces said they drove the self-styled Islamic State (IS) militants out of villages near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Wednesday, in an offensive backed by airstrikes from the...

Woman, child drown as migrant boat sinks off Greece’s Lesbos

MYTILENE: A migrant woman and a child drowned off the Greek island of Lesbos after their boat sank, police said Wednesday, adding 45 other passengers had been rescued. The Greek harbour police did not...

Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices

PARIS: Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo attack in which some of France's most celebrated cartoonists were shot dead, the satirical magazine began moving Tuesday into new high-security offices in southern Paris, sources said....

Russia ‘launches airstrikes in Syria’ after parliament approves intervention

MOSCOW: Russia has conducted its first airstrike in Syria, near the city of Homs after Russia parliament unanimously approves Syria intervention. The Russians told the United States that it should not fly U.S. warplanes...

Explosions kill six, injure dozens in southern China city

BEIJING: A series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed at least six people and injured 15 on Wednesday, officials and state media said. The official Xinhua News...

Saudi-led coalition alleges it seized Iran arms bound for Yemen

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition alleged on Wednesday that it had seized an Iranian fishing boat in the Arabian Sea loaded with weapons destined for Houthi rebels it is fighting in Yemen. A coalition statement...

US lists IS-Khorasan as terrorist group

WASHINGTON: The United States has included the Islamic State’s (IS) affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan – IS-Khorasan – in its newest terror watch-list, slapping sanctions against major IS leaders and financial figures. On Tuesday,...

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