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11 soldiers die in Afghan army base attack

May 23, 2017

KABUL: At least 11 soldiers were killed and nine wounded when Taliban militants attacked a military base in Afghanistan's Kandhar province. The attack took place in Shah Wali Kot district base on Monday night, Khaama Press quoted a military official as saying. The attack comes after six policemen were killed in by Taliban insurgent in Helmand pro...

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Britain on alert as suicide bomber kills 22 in Manchester

May 23, 2017

MANCHESTER: Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency COBRA meeting at Downing Street on Tuesday to discuss counter-terror strategy as a male suicide bomber killed 22 persons, including children, during a concert at Manchester Arena. Fifty nine persons were injured in the attack that occurred at 22:35 BST just as a concert by American pop s...

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Trump meets Palestine President, urges resumption of peace talks

May 23, 2017

BETHLEHEM: US President Donald Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis. "I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people," Trump said during a ...

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Swedish airport evacuated as suspicious objects found

May 23, 2017

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish airport was evacuated after "traces of explosives" were found in a bag, media reports said. According to Swedish public broadcaster SVT, a bomb group from the Swedish police are on their way to Landvetter Airport outside Gothenburg in western Sweden, after a suspicious object was found there on Monday evening. "Traces of expl...

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May condemns 'appalling terrorist attack' in Manchester

May 23, 2017

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May today condemned the "appalling terrorist attack" at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 19 people and injured more than 50. "We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack," May said in a statement. ...

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19 dead, 50 injured in Britain concert blasts

May 23, 2017

LONDON: At least 19 persons have been killed and 50 injured in a suspected terror attack in a stadium in Manchester, following a concert by singer Ariana Grande, media reports said. Police were called to reports of an explosion at the Manchester Arena at about 10.35 p.m. (local time) following a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande, the BBC ...

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Trump arrives in Israel

May 22, 2017

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off his Israel visit with a short speech in front of Air Force One at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a "rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region". Trump was speaking alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from a podium ne...

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China to block India's NSG bid again

May 22, 2017

BEIJING: China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month. "China's position on the non-NPT member's participation in the NSG has not changed," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chun...

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Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz

May 19, 2017

Islamabad: Pakistan will get a new team of lawyers to put forward its case vigorously in the International Court of Justice against letting off alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, media reports quoted a top official as saying. Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz told the media that Pakistan's counsel had courageously presented their s...

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Will take Jadhav case to 'logical end': Pakistan

May 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday said it was determined to take to its "logical end" the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav whose death sentencing was put on hold by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Indicating that it would abide by the world court's order on "provisional measures", staying the execution of Jadhav, Pakistan Attorney...

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