At least 15 killed, several injured in storm and flashfloods in Pak

At least 15 killed, several injured in storm and flashfloods in Pak

Lahore: At least 15 people were killed and 22 others injured in heavy downpour and windstorm that lashed different parts of Pakistan, according to local media reports. Heavy rains and storm hit different parts of Punjab province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Nine people were killed and 13 others suffered injuries […]

19 killed in fight between Myanmar army and rebels

19 killed in fight between Myanmar army and rebels

MYANMAR: At least 19 people have been killed in fresh clashes between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic armed group on Saturday in remote northern Shan State, Myanmar army and local sources told AFP, as fighting in the country’s borderlands intensifies. “Nineteen [people] were killed in fighting,” the military source said, adding that two-dozen had been […]

In meeting with Kim, Trump to seek ‘complete’ denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

In meeting with Kim, Trump to seek ‘complete’ denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump would seek a “complete, irreversible and verifiable” denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, the White House has said. Hours after Trump announced the location and date of what is being billed as the historic US-North Korea summit, […]

US set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after Trump junks N-deal

US set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after Trump junks N-deal

Washington: With President Donald Trump junking the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the US will now reimpose the stringent sanctions it placed on Tehran before the 2015 agreement and is considering new penalties, the US media reported today. Trump yesterday argued that the deal struck by the previous Obama administration and world powers was “defective […]

Iran says will quit nuke deal without European guarantees

Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that Tehran would quit a key nuclear deal unless European signatories offered solid guarantees that trade relations would continue after the US withdrew. Addressing Iran’s government in a televised speech, Khamenei said: “If you don’t succeed in obtaining a definitive guarantee — and I really doubt […]

Germany hunting for ‘Nazi grandma’ as she skips jail

BERLIN: German police are hunting for an 89-year-old woman convicted on several occasions for Holocaust denial, after she failed to turn herself in to serve her prison sentence. Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed “Nazi-Oma” (Nazi grandma) by the German media, was convicted in October on eight counts of incitement and sentenced to two years in prison. But […]

6 Indians abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan

6 Indians abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan

New Delhi/Kabul: Six Indians working in a power company in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province were allegedly abducted today by Taliban gunmen who apparently mistook them for government employees, Afghan media reports said. External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi said it was in touch with Afghan authorities and was ascertaining the details of the incident. The […]