Tuesday , 17 September 2019
Breaking News

World News

Running of the bulls begins in Spain

PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Tens of thousands of revelers showered each other with sparkling wine and waved red kerchiefs Friday as the blast of a small rocket signaled the start of this year’s running of the bulls.

Read More »

Libyans vote in 1st election after Gadhafi

TRIPOLI: Libyans started voting on Saturday in the first parliamentary election since last year’s ouster and slaying of long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, with jubilation at this major step towards democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule tempered by boycott calls and violence in the country’s restive east.

Read More »

US drone strike kills 21 militants in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A US drone targeted a militant compound in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 21 insurgents in the first such attack since Pakistan reopened NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

Read More »

US designates Afghanistan as major ally: Clinton

KABUL: The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014, Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton said on Saturday.

Read More »

Syria fighting spills into Lebanon

BEIRUT: Syria’s conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from government forces crashed into villages in the north, killing two women and a man after rebels crossed the border for refuge, residents said.

Read More »

Top general defects as West asks Assad to step down

PARIS: The Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands with the French President, Mr Francois Hollande, right, as the German Foreign Minister, Mr Guido Westerwelle, left, looks on during the "Friends of Syria" conference in Paris on Friday.

Read More »

Pakistan to continue support to Kashmir cause: Ashraf

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would continue its support to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of the issue, said the Prime Minister, Mr Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday, a day when talks between India and Pakistan ended in New Delhi.

Read More »

Prince Charles receives amphibious accolade

LONDON: Legend has it that only a kiss from a princess can transform a frog into a prince, but a rare Ecuadorian amphibian has taken on a noble title thanks to conservation scientists.
Amphibian Ark, a group which works for the survival of endangered frogs, newts and salamanders, decided to name a new species of stream frog Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, in recognition of British heir Prince Charles' conservation efforts.

Read More »

UN soldier from India killed in Congo

KINSHASA: A UN soldier from India was killed in clashes between renegade soldiers and DR Congo troops on the border with Uganda, the United Nations said today as the mutineers took a key border post.

Read More »