Sharif cuts short London trip after oil tanker blast

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:04

Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cut short his London trip over the oil tanker fire incident that killed at least 140 people and injured over 100 others in Punjab province, the Prime Minister's Office said.


Turkey rejects Arab demand to close military base in Qatar

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:32

Ankara, June 25 (IANS) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday denounced the list of demands put forward by four Arab states in efforts to defuse the diplomatic crisis with Qatar, rejecting their request to close its military base in Qatar.


Syria's Assad goes on unusual visit to Hama for Eid prayers

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:54

Damascus, June 25 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday made an unusual visit to the central city of Hama in order to perform the prayers of the Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


Iraqi forces seize two-thirds of Mosul's Old City

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:54

Mosul (Iraq), June 25 (IANS) Iraqi forces have captured two-thirds of the Old City of Mosul, which was the main stronghold of the Islamic State in Iraq, the commander of the federal police said on Sunday.


Mother tweets child's surgery bill to slam Trumpcare

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:46

Washington, June 25 (IANS) Highlighting the potential flaws in the new healthcare plan of President Donald Trump, a mother in the US has put a series of posts on Twitter, explaining the costs and complications involved in her son's rare medical condition, the media reported on Sunday.


Mexican actress becomes Hollywood's rising star

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:32

Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Mexican actress Eliza Gonzalez, at age 27 and on the point of premiering the movie "Baby Driver", promises to become a real Hollywood star with "Alita: Battle Angel," produced by James Cameron.


Women directors become rising Hollywood stars

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:28

Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) For anyone who thought women directors weren't ready for the "Big Chair" on studio blockbusters, think again. They're giving as good as they get.


Afghan President urges Taliban to join peace process

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:22

Kabul, June 25 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday again urged the Taliban militants to give up fighting and join the peace and reconciliation process.


Modi encourages Khadi gifts

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:46

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Encouraging the concept of gifting Khadi handkerchieves, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Queen Elizabeth II has preserved the one presented to her by Mahatma Gandhi many decades ago.


Tanker blast kills 140 in Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:44

Lahore, June 25 (IANS) At least 140 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur city in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported.


123 killed in Pakistan tanker blast

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:18

Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) At least 123 people were killed when an oil tanker exploded after it overturned in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday morning, police said.


'Ivanka Trump must answer questions in shoe design lawsuit'

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:40

Washington, June 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled.


China urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to improve ties

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 08:52

Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve ties as tensions between the two nations were not conducive to their stability and development as well as regional cooperation