6 killed as massive fire engulfs London residential tower

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

London : A massive blaze on Wednesday engulfed a 24-storey residential tower block in west London killing at least six persons and injuring 74 others, in one of the worst fire in the United Kingdom in nearly three decades. The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in Latimer Road was reported at […]

43 Dead As Suicide Bomber Targets Evacuating Buses In Syria

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Beirut: A suicide car bombing killed at least 43 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack in Rashidin, west of Aleppo, targeted residents evacuated from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya under a deal […]

Pakistan hopes to host SAARC soon, accuses India to impede process

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan has expressed hope that it could soon host the SAARC summit which was postponed after India boycotted it, with Prime Minister’s advisor on foreign policy Sartaj Aziz alleging that New Delhi “impeded” the grouping’s process. Aziz said this during a meeting with outgoing South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretary General Arjun […]

Muslims fear that Trump’s visa ban betrays friends and bolsters enemies

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Cairo: Across the Muslim world, the refrain was resounding: President Donald Trump’s freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries will have major diplomatic repercussions, worsen perceptions of Americans and offer a propaganda boost to the terrorist groups Trump says he is targeting. Trump’s stance has been evident since the early […]

Obama thanks PM Modi for strengthening Indo-US ties

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Barack Obama

Washington: Outgoing US President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced the relations between India and America, the White House has said. Obama spoke on the phone with Modi yesterday to thank him for “his partnership” and to review joint efforts of cooperation including defence, civil-nuclear energy, […]

First Lady Michelle Obama selects Indian-American girl for education campaign

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Lady Michelle Obama

Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has selected 16-year-old Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America. Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in […]

Pak seeks US support in water dispute with India

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
water dispute

Islamabad: Pakistan has sought support of the US on the implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with India, as Secretary of State John Kerry called for an amicable settlement of the issue by New Delhi and Islamabad, media reported today. The development came after Pakistan was irked by the World Bank pause in mediation […]

US House to hold hearing on curbs on Christian NGO in India

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Christian NGO

Washington: A powerful Congressional committee will next week hold a hearing on restrictions imposed by the Indian government on an American NGO. The announcement for a Congressional hearing by the House Foreign Relations Committee came the day Colorado-based Compassion International launched a national campaign against the Indian Government’s decision which it alleged is preventing it […]

Haqqani still pose ‘greatest’ threat to America: US commander

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Washington: Pakistan-based Haqqani network continues to pose “greatest” threat to US troops in Afghanistan, a top US commander based in the war-torn country said here, underlining the terror outfit remains America’s principal concern. “The Haqqanis still pose the greatest threat to Americans and to our coalition partners and to the Afghans,” General John Nicholson, Commander […]

Pakistan is ‘amazing’, ready to help them solve any problem: Trump

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Donald Trump

Islamabad: US President-elect Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he is willing to play any role that Pakistan wants to address and find solutions to the country’s outstanding problems. Trump made the remarks when Sharif called him last night to congratulate him as the two leaders discussed various issues. “I am ready […]

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