Mattis to visit Pakistan next week

Mattis to visit Pakistan next week

Washington,: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Pakistan next week as part of a four-nation tour during which he is expected to pressure Islamabad to do more against militant groups. During the tour, Mattis will visit Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait to re-affirm the enduring US’ commitment to partnerships in the Middle East, West […]

12 killed, 32 injured in terror attack in Pakistan

12 killed, 32 injured in terror attack in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Three burqa-clad Taliban militants today stormed an agriculture training institute in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar and opened indiscriminate fire, killing at least 12 people, half of them students, before being shot dead by security forces. The heavily-armed militants, who arrived on an auto rickshaw, attacked the students’ hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture […]

Suu Kyi meets China’s Xi amid Rohingya refugee crisis

Suu Kyi meets China’s Xi amid Rohingya refugee crisis

BEIJING: Amid the Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Friday met President Xi Jinping, days after her country’s military chief visited China as it seeks to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the problem. Xi met Suu Kyi, who is visiting here to attend the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) […]

Britain replaces UN Ambassador, following ICJ defeat

Britain replaces UN Ambassador, following ICJ defeat

WASHINGTON: Britain Tuesday appointed Karen Pierce as its new Ambassador to the UN, replacing incumbent Matthew Rycroft under whom it suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of India in the recent election to the International Court of Justice. Pierce is the first woman appointed to this role, and is uniquely suited for the position […]

TLY chief Khadim Rizvi calls off Pakistan protests after minister resigns

TLY chief Khadim Rizvi calls off Pakistan protests after minister resigns

ISLAMABAD: The protesters belonging to the hardline religious groups on Monday called off the sit-in in Islamabad and several other cities after Pakistan law minister Zahid Hamid resigned, meeting one of their key demands. Hamid’s resignation comes in the aftermath of Saturday’s deadly clashes between security forces and protesters, who had paralysed the national capital […]

Airport-style security at Ahmadi mosques in UK after threatss

Airport-style security at Ahmadi mosques in UK after threatss

LONDON: The Ahmadiyya community in the UK is introducing airport-style security at its many mosques and centres across the country after receiving death threats from other Muslim groups. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK (AMC), which represents an estimated 30,000 Ahmadis, launched walk-through metal detectors, identity checks and bag searches to screen visitors and worshippers for […]

16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London’s Oxford St

16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London’s Oxford St

LONDON: Police rushed to London’s busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic. Armed officers locked down the area for more than an hour before the Metropolitan Police said it had not found “any trace […]

Pakistan to issue unique identity codes to animals after ‘census’

Pakistan to issue unique identity codes to animals after ‘census’

KARACHI: Animals in Pakistan’s Sindh province will soon be registered and given unique identity codes as lawmakers have passed a law to maintain a computerised record of livestocks, a media report said on Friday. The identification code hanging around the neck of the animals will not be removed or replaced without permission, Livestock Minister Mohammad […]

Indian jailed for robbing compatriot jeweler in Singapore

Indian jailed for robbing compatriot jeweler in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A 53-year-old Indian in Singapore has been jailed for over three years for robbing a compatriot jeweller of cash and valuables to the tune of $31,910, media reports said. Yelchur Sreenivas, 51, was robbed by Srinath Bari Ramdeo Bari and his two accomplices near Towner Road as he was returning home on May 25 […]