Category: International

Ghani asks Taliban to join peace process

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani renewed his dialogue offer to the Taliban on Sunday and said the “Taliban are facing a major test — to choose whether they want...

OIC summit on Palestine kicks off in Jakarta

JAKARTA: An extraordinary summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) was opened here on Sunday, bringing together...

China to produce 10 million jobs this year

BEIJING: China aims to create at least 10 million new urban jobs and keep the registered urban unemployment rate within 4.5 percent this year, according to a government...

Philippines impounds North Korean ship under UN sanctions

MANILA: The Philippines said on Saturday it had impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to...

Trump says US troops needed in Afghanistan to protect Pak N-arms

WASHINGTON: If elected to the White House, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump would keep US troops in Afghanistan to ‘protect’ Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. “I...

BJP leader offers Rs 5 lakh prize for cutting off Kanhaiya’s tongue

SRINAGAR: A leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has offered Rs 5 Lakh prize for cutting off the tongue of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union...

Trump triumphs amid Republican divisions, Clinton’s Democrats coalesce

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s triumphal march toward the Republican presidential nomination left his party in disarray Wednesday as Democrats coalesced around their...

Red Cross donates trees to war-ravaged Gaza

WADI SALQA, Palestinian Territories: The Red Cross on Wednesday began distributing thousands of almond trees to growers in the Gaza Strip whose fields along the border...

UNSC imposes tough sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve broad new sanctions against North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and...

Japan Contributes US$16m to Benefit FATA Returnees and Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),...