Osama’s head had to be put together for identification’

NEW YORK: An ex-Navy SEAL, who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, has revealed that the al-Qaeda chief’s head was so severely destroyed by his gun­fire that it had to be pressed back together for identification. Ex-Navy SEAL team shooter Robert O’Neill has reasserted his claim that he alone pumped three bullets into Osama, […]

 Hasina ‘selling’ Bangladesh to India to stay in power: Zia

 Hasina ‘selling’ Bangladesh to India to stay in power: Zia

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia has accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of “selling out” the country to India to translate into reality her “dream of staying in power for life”, hours after New Delhi and Dhaka signed 22 pacts in key sectors includ­ing defence. “Hasina dreams of remaining in power for life. She has […]

Malala to become youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

Malala to become youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is set to become the UNs youngest-ever Messenger of Peace after she was selected by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the highest honour bestowed by the world body on a global citizen. The designation ceremony will be held next week at the UNs headquarters here. “Even in the […]

‘Trump accepts Xi’s invitation to visit China this year’

‘Trump accepts Xi’s invitation to visit China this year’

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump has accepted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s invitation to pay a state visit to China this year, state media reported on Friday. Xi, who is currently in the US to hold talks with Trump for the first time in Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago, yesterday extended the in¬vitation to Trump for […]

ISIS calls Trump ‘stupid idiot’ in 1st remarks on US President

ISIS calls Trump ‘stupid idiot’ in 1st remarks on US President

WASHINGTON: The Islamic State has derided US President Donald Trump as a “stupid idiot” and said his rise to power was a sign of America’s bankruptcy. Targeting Trump directly for the first time since he took office, the ISIS terror group in the 36-minute audio released by its spokesperson Abu Hasan al-Muhajir on Wednesday called […]

UN group investigating ceasefire violations in PaK: official

UN group investigating ceasefire violations in PaK: official

UNITED NATIONS: The UN observers group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is investigating alleged ceasefire violations in the Pakistan administered Kashmir, a UN official has said, describing the security situation across the Line of Control as “tense.” “We’ve seen the alleged ceasefire violations over the Line of Control, which are currently being investigated by the […]

US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion

US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion

WASHINGTON: The US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because of the organisation’s “coercive” family planning practices, including providing abortions, officials in Washington have said. According to a State Department official, President Donald Trump has instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “to take all necessary actions, to the extent permitted by […]

Pak suspends visa on-arrival facility

Pak suspends visa on-arrival facility

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has suspended issuance of visas on arrival to foreigners in a bid to streamline the visa regime and avoid any irregularities in the database. Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan, during a high-level meeting on Monday, asked officials to revise and update visa rules besides introduction of online visa regime to bring in […]

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

ISLAMABAD: China, Pakistan and Russia are inching closer to form an alliance to sta­bilise war-torn Afghanistan, where the three countries see the emergence of Islamic State terror group as a common threat, a media re­port on Monday said. The strategic calculation is changing after competing for well over two decades. Islama­bad and Moscow are all […]