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Can’t let Iraqi territory to be used for attacking Iran: Braham Salih to US

Agencies Washington: Baghdad will not allow the United States to use its bases on Iraqi territory for an attack on neighboring Iran, Iraq’s President Barham Salih said on Wednesday. “We do not want our territory to be a staging post for any hostile action against any of our neighbors, including Iran. This is definitely not part […]

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Iran says US sanctions on supreme leader mean end of diplomacy

Agencies DUBAI: Iran said on Tuesday (Jun 25) that US sanctions imposed on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top officials in the country permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic and unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran […]

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Agencies Islamabad: At least 14 people were killed and several others injured when a vehicle plunged into a river in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said on Monday. A senior police officer said the vehicle carrying 21 passengers was on its way to Said Ghaziabad from Ghardar when the driver while negotiating a sharp bend, […]

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7.3-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami threat

Jakarta : A powerful magnitude 7.3 quake struck eastern Indonesia on Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 208 kilometres south of Ambon island at 11:53 local time, the US Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a […]

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UN calls for ‘prompt and thorough’ probe into Morsi’s death

Agencies The UN human rights office has called for a prompt and thorough probe into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, a day after he collapsed and died inside a Cairo courtroom on Tuesday. “Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by […]

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China Warns US Against Opening Mideast ‘Pandora’s Box’

BEIJING — China on Tuesday warned against opening a “Pandora’s box” in the Middle East after the United States announced the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the region amid escalating tensions with Iran. Foreign Minister Wang Yi also urged Tehran to not abandon the nuclear agreement “so easily” after Iran said it would exceed its […]

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Pak will engage with India on ‘basis of equality’: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

BISHKEK: Pakistan will hold talks with India on the “basis of equality” and in a “dignified manner”, and it is up to New Delhi whether to engage with Islamabad to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Qureshi, who was in the Kyrgyz capital to attend the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation […]

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Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks

Washington: President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he’s also hoping that implicit US threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon considers beefing up defenses in the Persian Gulf area. A day after explosions blew holes in two […]

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At SCO Summit, Modi says, ‘Countries sponsoring terrorism must be held accountable’

Agencies BISHKEK: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that countries sponsoring, aiding and funding terrorism must be held accountable as he called for a global conference to combat the menace. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Bishkek, Modi highlighted the spirit and ideals of the SCO […]

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Agencies ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday said Islamabad wants talks with New Delhi to resolve all differences, including the Kashmir issue, a media report claimed. The news comes a day after India said there will be no bilateral meeting between the two […]

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