Obama confirms death of Taliban supremo Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:16

Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, two days after a US drone killed the militant leader in Pakistan's Balochistan province.


Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:02

Kabul, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an "important milestone" in the longstanding effort to bring peace in Afghanistan.


Thailand dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:44

Bangkok, May 23 (IANS) A schoolgirl boarding-house in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai was burnt down late Sunday, killing 17 girls, injuring five others while two girls were missing, a local newspaper quoted police as reporting on Monday.


No confirmation of Taliban chief's death: Sharif

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:20

London, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that reports were still not confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Mansour was killed during a US drone strike.


New poll shows Trump beating Clinton in general election

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:06

New York, May 23 (IANS) Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been given a boost by a new poll showing the presumptive Republican nominee winning November's general election against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


Pakistan confirms drone strike, remains vague about Mansoor's death

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:10

Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan late on Sunday confirmed that two people were killed in a US drone strike on Saturday in its remote area along the Pakistan-Afghan border, but remained vague about the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansoors death in the strike.


India, Oman sign MoU on defence cooperation

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 20:30

Muscat, May 22 (IANS) India and Oman have signed an MoU on defence cooperation among others during Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's visit to the Gulf country, an official statement said on Sunday.


Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mansour killed in Pakistan

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 20:14

Islamabad/Kabul, May 22 (IANS) Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, Afghan and Pakistani officials as well as the militant group confirmed on Sunday.