NAB team in London to probe Sharifs' properties

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:50

Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team is in London to record statements of important witnesses and collect evidence of properties belonging to ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family, a media report said.


Facebook to introduce 'Explore Feed' for desktop

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:02

San Francisco, Oct 19 (IANS) Facebook, will introduce "Explore Feed" for users on the desktop to help them discover stories beyond the friends and pages they already follow, reports said.


N.Korea threatens US, S.Korea over naval drills

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00

Pyongyang, Oct 19 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday strongly condemned naval manoeuvers that the US is presently carrying out with South Korea on the peninsula, and threatened to launch an "unimaginable strike" against them.


UK PM offers more assurances to EU nationals

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:28

London, Oct 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to make it as easy as possible for European Union (EU) citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit, the media reported on Friday.


Australia citizenship overhaul hits Senate hurdle

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:44

Canberra, Oct 19 (IANS) An Australian government plan to overhaul its citizenship process has stalled after opposition parties on Thursday effectively blocked its Senate passage, the media reported.


Khamenei threatens to shred nuclear deal if US quits

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:20

Tehran, Oct 19 (IANS) The Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday warned that his country would shred its multinational nuclear deal should the US decide to quit and criticized Europe's weak defence of the landmark agreement.


Iraqi PM orders withdrawal of militias from Kirkuk

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:28

Baghdad, Oct 19 (IANS) The Iraqi Prime Minister on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal from Kirkuk province of Shiite-led pro-government militias who took part in the successful campaign to expel Kurdish forces from the northern region.


Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:54

Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Senior Taliban leader presumed dead in US drone strike

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:18

Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Pakistani Taliban leader Omar Khalid Khorasani is presumed dead in recent air strikes on the Afghan side of the border, local media and the militant sources said late on Wednesday.


US thanks Pakistan for rescuing N. American hostages

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:08

Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister's office said.


5 policemen detained over attack on Afghan police centre

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:36

Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) The Afghan police arrested five officers in connection with the recent Taliban attack on a police centre in Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan, an official told EFE on Wednesday.


US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:26

Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of his India visit, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, and warned that countries that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation diminished.


Three killed, two injured in Maryland 'targetted attack'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:26

Maryland, Oct 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and two were in critical condition after a "targeted attack" by a gunman at a business establishment in Maryland in the US early on Wednesday, officials said.


Freed priest to return to Italy

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:18

Rome, Oct 18 (IANS/AKI) The Italian Catholic priest who was abducted by an armed gang in Nigeria last week and released will arrive back in his native city of Florence on Thursday, Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Wednesday.