Turkish leader says Iraq troop pullout ‘out of the question’

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkish troops deployed in Iraq for training purposes in the fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group were not on combat mission and their pullout...
Pentagon confirms Trump ordered killing of Iran Guards commander

Pentagon confirms Trump ordered killing of Iran Guards commander

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iran Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, who died in Baghdad "in a decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad," the Pentagon said. "General Soleimani was...

UN sets Syria peace talks target date of January 25

United Nations: The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hopes to convene talks between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition on January 25 in Geneva, his office said Saturday....

Obama directs federal authorities to help Orlando shooting investigation

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday ordered the federal government to provide any assistance necessary to local law enforcement officials investigating a shooting in Orlando, Florida. Obama was briefed on the shooting by...

PM seeks Qatar investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said that Pakistan want to promote its bilateral relations with Qatar in various fields. Addressing Pakistani community in Qatar today, the premier vowed to enhance cooperation on all...

Imran Khan meets Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan today met with Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal and discussed issues of mutual interest. Khan, who was honoured by Cricket...
Thousands protest in Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

Thousands protest in Kashmir over new status despite clampdown

SRINAGAR: Police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi’s withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar on Friday,...

Turkey forcibly returning thousands of Syrian refugees: Amnesty

ANKARA: Turkey has illegally forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria, a report by Amnesty International says. The group says about 100 Syrians have been sent back to their war-torn country every day...

New PM urged to respect Scottish anti-Brexit vote

LONDON: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insisted Wednesday that Brexit should not apply to Scotland, where a majority voted for Britain to remain in the EU. As David Cameron handed over power to incoming...
WHO warns countries to 'wake up' and halt coronavirus pandemic

WHO warns countries to ‘wake up’ and halt coronavirus pandemic

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation has urged countries to take control of the coronavirus, as it continues to wreak havoc around the globe. "People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation...
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Peshawar BRT will be operational ‘in weeks’, says Jhagra

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance and Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra said the Bus Rapid Transit Peshawar will be opened for public "in weeks" ahead, either...

Highway Police system begins in Khyber district

PESHAWAR: The system of Traffic Highway Police has been introduced in Khyber tribal district. However, the local transporters said the government should have taken...
Peshawar major markets sealed as coronavirus cases surge

Man shot dead for honour in ‘Nowshera’ District

NOWSHERA: A man was killed in the name of honour in Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday, police said. According to police, 24-year-old...
Federal govt repatriates services of Fazl's brother to KP

Federal government repatriates services of Fazl’s brother to KP

Federal government repatriates services of Fazl's brother to KP After intense debate, the federal government repatriated the services of Zia-ur-Rehman, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's...
PM Imran Khan, KP Governor, CM discuss overall situation of province

PM Imran Khan, KP Governor, CM discuss overall situation of province

Governor KP Shah Farman and CM Mahmood Khan called on PM Imran Khan in Islamabad yesterday (Friday) and discussed overall situation of the province...