US-Taliban to sign peace pact today

DOHA: Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a deal in Doha on Saturday to secure America’s exit from its longest war through gradually withdrawing troops and starting talks between Kabul and the militants. The agreement will likely be heralded as marking the start of a hopeful new era for Afghanistan, which has seen […]

Saudi halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Madina over virus

Saudi halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Madina over virus

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, a move that came as the Mideast has over 240 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia stops foreigners from reaching the holy […]

UN rights chief expresses ‘great concern’ on CAA

Highlights arrests, social media ban in Kashmir

UN rights chief expresses ‘great concern’ on CAA

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday voiced “great concern” over India’s amended citizenship law and reports of “police inaction” in the face of communal attacks in Delhi, urging political leaders to prevent violence. Updating the ongoing 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on human rights developments around the world, UN […]

OIC condemns violence against Muslims

OIC condemns violence against Muslims

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned violence against Muslims in Delhi, resulting in the death and injury of people and the arson and vandalism of mosques and Muslim-owned properties. In a statement issued Thursday, the pan-Islamic body expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these acts. The OIC called […]

J&K integral part: India at UNHRC meeting

Geneva: Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and shall forever” remain an integral part of India, a top Indian diplomat asserted at the UN Human Rights Council’s meeting here on Wednesday, a day after Pakistan sought the international community’s intervention on the Kashmir issue. Speaking at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council which […]

‘Horrifying religious intolerance’

Washington: The violence over the citizenship act in New Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump. Reacting to the violence that has claimed at least 13 lives in the past a couple of days, US Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said […]

At UNHRC, Pak demands release of Kashmir leaders

At UNHRC, Pak demands release of Kashmir leaders

Geneva: Pakistan on Tuesday raked up the Kashmir issue at the UNHRC here and demanded the immediate lifting of the communication restrictions and release of all the political leaders and activists in the Valley, saying any “inaction” by the international community will only “embolden” India. Speaking at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council […]

US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence

US lawmakers express concern over Delhi violence

Washington: The violence over the amended citizenship act in India’s capital New Delhi drew sharp reactions from US lawmakers with the mainstream media prominently reporting it along with the just-concluded visit of President Donald Trump. Reacting to the violence that has claimed at least 13 lives in the past a couple of days, US Congresswoman […]

Nawaz Sharif declared absconder’ by Pakistan govt for violating bail terms: Report

Nawaz Sharif declared absconder’ by Pakistan govt for violating bail terms: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been declared an “absconder” by the government for violating the bail requirements by not presenting his medical report from his doctors in London, according to a media report on Wednesday. Sharif, 70, left for London in November last for treatment after the Lahore High Court allowed him […]

US President Trump leaves for maiden visit to India

US President Trump leaves for maiden visit to India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Sunday left for his maiden visit to India for talks with the top Indian leadership during which the two countries are expected to significantly ramp up bilateral relations, especially in the defence and strategic ties. Trump, who is accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and […]

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