Nawaz-Modi meeting important step forward: Biden

WASHINGTON: The US Vice President Joe Biden has termed the recent meeting between Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India as an important step forward towards peaceful dialogue. Addressing a function in Washington, he hoped...

Iran, major powers reach historic nuclear deal in Vienna, diplomats confirm

VIENNA: Iran and six major powers have reached a historic nuclear deal, which will grant Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat said on Tuesday. "All the...

‘Enduring partnership with Pakistan in US interest’

WASHINGTON: General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. at a recent hearing on his nomination as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has observed that it was in US interest to have an...

India grants Italian marine 6 more months at home

NEW DELHI: India's top court on Monday granted an Italian marine detained over the 2012 killing of two fishermen off the coast of Kerala another six months at home to recover from a medical...

Greece seals new bailout deal to avoid euro exit

BRUSSELS: Greece reached a desperately-needed bailout deal with the eurozone on Monday after marathon overnight talks, in a historic agreement to prevent the country crashing out of the European single currency. The country´s leftist...

US considering drones in North Africa to monitor Islamic State: WSJ

WASHINGTON: The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State in Libya, the Wall Street...

Gunmen hold up Primark store with 10 people inside near Paris

PARIS: Gunmen were holed up inside a Primark store near Paris Monday with about 10 people inside after what appears to be an attempt to rob the shop, police said. Special forces had been...

Saudi king shuffles government again

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday named a new housing minister and replaced the head of the royal court in his latest government shuffle. A decree named Minister of State Khalid bin Abdulrahman...

PM Sharif performs Umrah, meets King Salman

MAKKAH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday performed Umrah and met King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. The meeting, held in the holy city of Makkah, lasted for about an hour. Earlier on...

Muhammad Anwar removed from MQM Coordination Committee

LONDON: Muhammad Anwar, a senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has been removed from the party’s Coordination Committee London owing to his “continued illness”. According to a statement issued Sunday, Muhammad Anwar has...

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