China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 03:34

Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said.


1 killed, 5 wounded in 3 shootings in US

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 03:08

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania, authorities said.


Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 00:20

Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.


UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 20:02

New York, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Civilians in a conflict are not a target, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a special event on Saturday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people living in war zones.


Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:52

Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".


Turkish born, German writer arrested in Spain

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:14

Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Turkish-born German writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested in the Spanish city of Granada on Saturday by police fulfilling an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol in response to a request by authorities in Turkey.


Apple Watch 'Series 3' enters final testing phase

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:12

San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) It seems like Apple could release its upcoming smartwatch soon as Taiwan-based "Quanta Computer" -- an integral part of the Cupertino-based company's supply chain -- is ramping up to begin manufacturing the Apple Watch "Series 3".


Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' laid to rest in Karachi

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 19:10

Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) A state funeral was held in Karachi on Saturday for Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and earned international acclaim as the country's "Mother Teresa".