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Sharif indicted in third corruption case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-corruption court on Friday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third graft case related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies.

Obama, Bush decry deep US divisions in Trump era

WASHINGTON: Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "prejudice" in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

Pakistan Taliban confirms US drone kills leader

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani Taliban group on Thursday confirmed that its leader Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghan side of the border.

Tillerson to visit Middle East, South Asia, Europe

WASHINGTON: The US State Department announced on Thursday that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland from October 20-27.

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft

ISLAMABAD: Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar were indicted by an accountability court on Thursday in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family.

US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson

WASHINGTON: 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.

US judge blocks Trump's new travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US judge blocked the latest version of the Trump administration's travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect from Wednesday, saying that it "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".

Seven policemen killed in Pakistan blast

 Seven policemen were killed and 22 injured in an explosion in Quetta in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Trump's wealth down $600mn, drops 92 spots in Forbes list

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's net worth has slid by $600 million to $3.1 billion, the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans showed on Tuesday.

41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack

Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said.

Nearly 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW

NAY PYI TAW:  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said nearly 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August.

China provides emergency food aid to Afghanistan via WFP

KABUL: Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, Yao Jing, has said that Beijing will provide 1 million USD worth of emergency food aid to Afghanistan via the WFP.

Three killed as Hurricane Ophelia hits Ireland

Two men and a woman were killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. Thousands of homes and businesses have lost power in Northern Ireland and Wales.

California to allow gender neutral birth certificate

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a state senate bill, allowing a gender-neutral marker on birth certificates and driver's licenses starting from 2019.

12 US airstrikes hit al-Qaeda hideouts in Yemen

Several hideouts of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were hit by a series of airstrikes launched by US drones in the central province of al-Bayda, a military official said.

US, Pakistan, China hold talks in Muscat on Afghanistan

KABUL:  Senior Foreign Ministry representatives from the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are meeting in the Omani capital on Monday to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

DHAKA: A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday.

Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines

MANILA: Two key Islamic State (IS)-affiliated leaders engaged in a standoff with Philippines forces in the conflict-ridden Marawi city have been killed, a top official said on Monday.

AirAsia flight returns to Perth after plunging 20,000 feet

PERTH:  An AirAsia flight was forced to turn back to the Australian city of Perth after the plane suddenly dropped 20,000 feet, officials said on Monday.

Trudeau defends NAFTA, calls for labour improvements

MEXICO CITY: Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and called for changes to the deal that ensure workers across the region enjoy better labour standards and compensation.

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