Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid

Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid

  Kabul: Joint U.S. and Afghan air raids targeted the Islamic State group in Afghanistan’s northern Jowzjan province, while in northeastern Badakshan province U.S. fighter jets pounded Taliban camps that were providing support to militant Turkic Muslim Uighurs who seek independence from China, a U.S.-led coalition statement said Thursday. Taliban militants in the camps were […]

India can play a role in Middle East peace process: Palestine Prez Abbas

India can play a role in Middle East peace process: Palestine Prez Abbas

  Ramallah: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic Palestine visit, President Mahmoud Abbas said he will discuss with him India’s role in the Middle East peace process and the creation of a multilateral forum of negotiations to strike a final deal with Isarel. Mr. Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine, is […]

Donald Trump favours merit-based immigration reform, says White House

  Washington: US President Donald Trump favours a merit-based immigration system, which attracts the best and the brightest from across the world, the White House has said. “I think the president wants to see legal immigration reform. He wants to see us move from a process that currently exists in law of extended family chain […]

Kim’s sister arrives in South Korea for historic visit

Kim’s sister arrives in South Korea for historic visit

  Pyeongchang: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister joined athletes and officials from around the world at the South’s Winter Olympics on Friday, the first member of Pyongyang’s ruling dynasty to set foot in its rival since the Korean War. Kim Yo Jong was part of a diplomatic delegation led by ceremonial head of […]

Egypt launches assault on militants weeks ahead of election

  Cairo : Egypt began a major assault on Friday against Islamist militants in the Arab world’s most populous country, aiming to crush their insurgency ahead of a three-month deadline set by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is seeking re-election. Residents reported seeing and hearing warplanes above the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, which is […]

3 Pakistanis named as ‘global terrorist’ for providing support to LeT, Taliban

  Washington: The Trump administration today imposed sanctions against three individuals allegedly linked to Pakistan-based terror networks as it called on the Pakistani government to deny sanctuaries to “dangerous” individuals and organisations. The US Department of Treasury designated the trio as “global terrorists” for their links to terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Taliban. […]

Amid political crisis, Maldives sends envoys to ‘friendly’ nations, India excluded

  Male: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday decided to reach out to friendly nations amid power struggle at home and announced envoys’ visit to three countries – China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia An announcement by Yameen’s office said that Members of the Administration’s Cabinet will visit “friendly nations of the Maldives” and “provide updates […]