Death toll in China cruise ship sinking rises to 331

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BEIJING: In China, a total of 331 people have been killed after rescuers lifted the body of a Chinese cruise ship that capsized on...

Former Iraqi foreign minister Tareq Aziz dies

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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...

NSA expands online spying in search for hackers: report

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Washington: President Barack Obama has approved giving the NSA wider powers to spy on Internet traffic in search of computer hacking by foreign governments...

HRW urges UN to put Israel on child rights violators list

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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...

At least 90 people killed in Ghana petrol station fire

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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...

Indian rebels kill at least 10 army soldiers in northeast

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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...

Death toll from capsized China ship rises to 65

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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...

Pakistan deserves Nuclear Supplier Group membership: Aizaz Chaudhry

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China supports Pakistan for NSG membership WASHINGTON: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has asserted that Pakistan deserves membership of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). Talking to...

China, Pakistan pledge to strengthen military cooperation

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BEIJING: Senior military officials from China and Pakistan met on Tuesday in Beijing, pledging to strengthen practical cooperation in such areas as training, military...

Egypt postpones final ruling on Morsi death sentence

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CAIRO: An Egyptian court Tuesday postponed its final ruling on ousted president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to death along with dozens more over...

Afghanistan

Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

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Three female Journalists were shot and killed in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, their TV network said, in what appeared to...
Eight dead, 31 injured as barrage of rocket fire hits Afghanistan capital Kabul

Eight dead, 31 injured as barrage of rocket fire hits Afghanistan capital Kabul

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At least eight people were killed and 31 wounded Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated parts of Kabul, officials said, marking...

Thousands of Afghan refugee families benefit from emergency cash assistance

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PESHAWAR: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has provided emergency cash assistance to over 50,000 vulnerable Afghan refugee families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in...

Terrorists storm Kabul University, Killing at Least 25

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At least 25 people were killed and 22 other wounded when gunmen stormed Kabul University in a 6-hours-long assault that witnessed students left in...