11 injured as terrorists attack Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute
At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture,...
Rap mogul Russell Simmons steps down after sex accusations
Russell Simmons — who helped bring hip-hop into the mainstream with Def Jam Recordings — said Thursday he was...
Govt revises fuel prices, petrol price hiked by Rs 1.48 per litre
From the month of December 2017 the government increased prices of petroleum products. According to notification, the price of...
The thinking behind Kim Jong Un’s ‘madness’
On an icy December day in 2011, North Korea’s new leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by seven advisers as they escorted the hearse that carried his father, Kim Jong Il, through the streets of Pyongyang. None of the men remain with the young Kim. This October, he demoted... Read more
North Korea tests most advanced missile yet; US mainland in range
North Korea test fired its most advanced intercontinental ballistic yet on Wednesday, putting the US mainland within range and increasing pressure on US President Donald Trump to deal with the nuclear-armed nation. Trump, who has vowed to halt North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, spoke with Chinese President Xi... Read more
North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon
North Korea fired what the US Pentagon said appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan on Wednesday, Pyongyang’s first test launch since sending a missile over its neighbour in mid-September. North Korea fired the missile a week after US President Donald Trump put... Read more
Suicide attack targets area southeast of Baghdad
Two attackers shot several civilians on Monday in the Nahrawan area southeast of Baghdad before one blew himself up and the other was killed by security forces, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, without providing official casualty figures. Local media reported at least 17 people were killed and 28 wounded.... Read more
Five American women who married royalty
US actress Meghan Markle, who is to wed Britain’s Prince Harry next year, will become the latest American to marry into a royal family. Here’s a brief look at five other American women who became princesses or queens: Grace Kelly Actress Grace Kelly was at the peak of a... Read more
Prince Harry to marry American actress Meghan Markle
Prince Harry will tie the knot with his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, Clarence House confirmed on Monday. According to a Clarence House statement, the wedding will take place in Spring 2018 and further details about the wedding day would be announced in due course. The statement further added... Read more
Bali’s erupting volcano raises air travel warnings
Indonesian and regional authorities heightened flight warnings around Bali’s Mount Agung on Sunday as the volcano’s eruptions sent a plume of volcanic ash and steam more than 6,000 metres into the skies above the popular holiday island. Ash covered roads, cars and buildings near the volcano in the northeast... Read more
Putin inks ‘foreign agents’ media law
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law on Saturday new measures allowing authorities to list foreign media outlets as “foreign agents” in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable US pressure on Russian media. The new law has been rushed through both Russian houses of parliament in the last... Read more
Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton, defend Malia Obama over video
Both sides of the US political divide are defending Malia Obama’s right to privacy after a video went viral showing the eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama apparently smoking. Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were among the numerous defenders of Malia, 19, on Twitter after the video on... Read more
Ten days to crack Brexit deal, EU tells May
The European Union handed Prime Minister Theresa May a 10-day “absolute deadline” to improve her Brexit divorce offer or face failure in persuading EU leaders to open trade talks with Britain at a December summit. Without a deal next month, time will be very tight to agree on arrangements... Read more
Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 21:49 GMT (2:49 AM PST, Saturday) on Friday, Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said. The epicentre was at Aricilar-Ula district, southeast of Mugla province on the Aegean Sea at a depth of 6.3 km, Kandilli Observatory said. There... Read more
US diplomat shot in foot on highway near Rio
A senior US diplomat in Brazil was shot in the foot during an attempted robbery on a highway near Rio de Janeiro, highlighting surging violence in Rio state where an economic crisis has drained public resources. Police said in a statement on Friday that the vice-consul was taken from... Read more
Tensions down after ‘coup’ in Ukraine’s separatist region
Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of a coup attempt. The so-called Lugansk People´s Republic, one of two regions controlled by the rebels, has for years been blighted... Read more
Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power Friday
Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to a hero’s welcome in Zimbabwe... Read more