Imran Khan to embark on four-day China trip next week

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Forum and hold bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership on the new phase of the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office announced.

Iraqi PM to visit Saudi Arabia to boost ties

BAGHDAD:  Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday said he will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to promote bilateral relations.

Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security

WASHINGTON: US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan has met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy, Pentagon said.

Trump vetoes resolution to end US role in Yemen war

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump has vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, describing the congressional measure as an "unnecessary" and "dangerous" attempt to weaken his constitutional powers.

Indonesia goes to polls to elect new President

JAKARTA:  Millions of Indonesians queued up outside voting booths on Wednesday to elect the next President of the world's third largest democracy as incumbent leader Joko "Jokowi" Widodo faces off against longtime rival and former Army general Prabowo Subianto.

Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security

WASHINGTON:  US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan has met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy, Pentagon said.

9-year Indian girl wins $1 million in Dubai raffle

DUBAI: A nine-year-old Indian girl on Tuesday won a $1 million jackpot in Dubai Duty Free's Millennium Millionaire, six years after she had won a luxury car McLaren Coupe in the same raffle.

Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved

 A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday, while the Cathedral's main structure as well as its two towers has been saved, the city's fire brigade has confirmed.

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said that in the days since President Donald Trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month, she has experienced an increase in death threats.

Indian-origin man jailed for bursting crackers

SINGAPORE:  An Indian-origin man has been jailed for three weeks in Singapore and also fined for setting off fireworks near housing blocks during Diwali celebrations last year.

Trump plans to move illegal migrants to 'sanctuary cities'

US President Donald Trump has threatened to release detained undocumented immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities, while blaming the country's immigration laws on Democrats.

Sudanese President Bashir forced out in coup

KHARTOUM:  Sudanese Army on Thursday removed President Omar al-Bashir from power after nearly 30 years, following widespread protests that escalated at the weekend, Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf said.

Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday asked Britain to return to Islamabad the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and also Iran.

US dollar rises amid declining euro

The US dollar increased amid a weaker euro, as latest data showed the euro zone suffered sharp contraction in manufacturing sector, raising concerns over a slowdown in the region's economy.

Pope Francis warns Trump about border wall

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis has issued a warning to US President Donald Trump and other political leaders, saying that those who close borders "will become prisoners of the walls that they build."

Sikh Dharma International hosted a fund-raiser for a hospital in Venezuela

NEW DELHI: Sikh Dharma International (SDI) hosted a fund-raiser for a regional hospital in Venezuela. The lack of food and medicine in that country is overwhelming and raising money is just one-step - finding a way to spend that money on the people who need it.

'Positive progress' on Azhar's listing: China

BEIJING: China on Monday said it has made "positive progress" with other parties on the issue of declaring Pakistan-based terror group JeM chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist but warned that a US-proposed draft resolution on it will only complicate the matter.

Pakistan military courts cease to function

ISLAMABAD: Military courts in Pakistan, set up in 2015 to help the government curb terror attacks, have ceased to function following the expiry of their second two-year constitutional term.

UK MPs threaten to reject May snap election efforts

LONDON: Conservative MPs from across the ruling party have threatened to reject any effort by British Prime Minister Theresa May to lead them into a snap election, warning it would aggrevate the Brexit crisis, the media reported.

China welcomes Modi, Khan exchanging greetings

BEIJING: China on Monday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan exchanging greetings amid heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.


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