Category: International

Malaysians travel 15,000 km by land for Haj

Dubai: Nothing could stop this team of Malaysians from travelling 15,000 kilometres by land from Malaysia to perform Haj in Saudi Arabia — not even harsh weather,...

2 million Muslim pilgrims converge on Mecca for Hajj

Muslims from all corners of the world started gathering in Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage. “I’m so excited because many people dream of coming to this...

Leaving big challenges behind, Erdoğan enters 4th year as president

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s first president elected by popular vote, began his fourth year in the post Monday, leaving behind numerous challenges, including...

Saudi King, Turkish President discuss efforts to combat terrorism

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed efforts to combat terrorism and terror financing during their talks at...

World leaders approve joint communique, outcome list for Belt and Road cooperation

BEIJING: Leaders from 30 countries and key international organizations reached broad consensus on the Belt and Road cooperation as they adopted a joint communique and...

AT UN, Pakistan pushes for ‘practical action’ to end conflict-related sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has called on the international community to convert political will into practical action to end conflict-related sexual violence that poses a...

North Korea could be in final stages of new nuclear test: report

WASHINGTON: Satellite images suggest North Korea could be in the final stages of preparation for a new nuclear test according to US-based analysts, who echoed similar...

Turkish Red Crescent mobilizes for unprecedented famine threat in Somalia

YUNUS PAKSOY: As hundreds of thousands of Somalis have been struggling to survive in the face of famine and drought, the Turkish Red Crescent has mobilized to offer them...

Cyclone-ravaged Australia like ‘a war zone’

QUEENSLAND: Towns were cut off and without power in northern Australia on Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and...

Iran urges ‘war crime’ hearing into US killings in Mosul

TEHRAN: Iran’s top security official says US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul which reportedly killed large numbers of civilians in recent days should be...