Baghdad, Dec 16 (IANS) Iraqi security forces launched an operation on Saturday to hunt down remnants of Islamic State (IS) militants in the rugged rural areas in northern central Iraq, the Iraqi military said.
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday.
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is helping to set up up a new 750 million pounds UK-China investment fund aimed at forging closer ties between the two countries, the media reported.
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday vowed to remember December 16 as a Black Day when around 150 people, including over 130 children, were killed in a brutal terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar city.
Bangkok, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and six others went missing after tropical storm Urduja struck the central Philippines, officials said on Saturday.
Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least two people have been killed as multiple earthquakes jolted coastal cities of Indonesia's West Java province and damaged dozens of houses, disaster management officials said on Saturday.
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court has given the Pakistan government a week to implement its order in a case related to the uploading of sacrilegious content on the social media.
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Justice Faisal Arab, a member of a Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI Chairman, has said that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep them hidden from the public eye.
Ottawa, Dec 16 (IANS) Bernard Sherman, one of Canadas most prominent billionaires and community philanthropists, was found dead alongside his wife inside their mansion in Toronto, the media reported.
San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google Maps is adding a helpful new feature for commuters who tend to lose track of time during bus or train ride. It will now send a push notification when the user is approaching their destination.
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is currently probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, next week, the media reported.
Johannesburg, Dec 16 (IANS) South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is preparing to choose a new party leader on Saturday to succeed incumbent President Jacob Zuma.
United Nations, Dec 16 (IANS) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has called to urgently revitalise the long-stalled Security Council reform process by adopting a text on which to base the negotiations during the current General Assembly session.
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him at a hearing by a Republican senator, including his lack of experience on trial work and the amount of depositions he had worked on.