Frustrated Western powers call for talks to end Syrian war

With Bashar al-Assad’s forces pursuing an onslaught on rebel-held areas of Aleppo assisted by Russian air power, the West’s powerlessness was evident as leading...

Overseas Pakistanis remit $7.8b in first five months of FY16-17

According to the Ministry of Overseas and Human Resource Development, during November 2016, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US $1616.43 million, which...

Emirates offers special discount

Dubai carrier Emirates is offering travellers discounts to some of its popular destinations ahead of National Day celebrations on Friday. The offer, valid for bookings...

Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel

Medellín, Colombia: The pilot of a charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team radioed frantically that he was out of fuel minutes before slamming...

Surprising readout of PM’s call with Trump draws reaction on Twitter

The first telephonic conversation between US president-elect Donald Trump and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif baffled many and drew criticism on social media. The Pakistan government...

Iraqi forces preparing advance on south Mosul

Iraqi security forces are preparing to advance toward Mosul airport on the city’s southern edge to increase pressure on Islamic State militants fighting troops...

Taliban attack German consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif

A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in Afghanistan’s northern Mazar-i-Sharif city late Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 32...

Obama hails ‘excellent conversation’ with Trump at White House

Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump held a 90-minute transition meeting in the Oval Office Thursday, with the outgoing president vowing his support...

Fresh protests in US cities over Trump win

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in several US cities for a second night of nationwide protests on Thursday over the stunning election...

Fake news on Facebook didn’t sway election: Zuckerberg

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg rejected the idea that bogus stories shared at the social network paved a path of victory for President-elect Donald Trump. “The...
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