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South Asia

Sharif is accompanied by his daughter Maryam Nawaz who is also convicted and sentenced to seven years of prison. (Photo: File)

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam may be held mid-air; Lahore shuts phone networks

All television channels in Pakistan have been asked to stop live telecast of briefings of political leaders.

The meeting between Naik and Mahathir comes a day after the prime minister gave the clearest indication yet that the Malaysian government would not deport Naik. (Photo: File/Facebook)

Zakir Naik meets Malaysian PM, ruling party defends move not to deport him

Malaysia's ruling party's strategist defends PM's decision not to deport Naik, says it would be like deporting Uighur Muslims to China.

The blast took place shortly before midnight on Tuesday night when ANP leader Haroon Bilour along with other party workers gathered for a corner meeting in the congested Yakatoot area. (Photo: File | Representational)

Haroon Bilour among 13 killed, 50 injured in suicide blast at poll rally in Pak

This is the second terrorist attack on an election rally in Pakistan ahead of the July 25 general election.

As part of reply, Pakistan refuted Indian allegations that Jadhav's wife and mother were mistreated when they visited him in 2017. (Photo: AP)

Pakistan files 2nd counter-memorial at ICJ in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

After the latest rounds of hearing the world court is likely to fix the matter for the hearing sometime in 2019.

Apart from this, around 2,063 women and children fell victim to different types of violence which include rape, eve-teasing, physical torture for dowry demand and others.  (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Nearly 600 women raped in last six months in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad prepared the report compiling news published in 14 dailies from January 1 to June 30.


Footage shows them behind quarantine glass in bed wearing smocks and facemasks, flashing peace signs and doing the traditional 'wai' greeting. (Photo: AP)

Video footage shows rescued Thai boys recovering in hospital

The video shows several of 'Wild Boars' football team in hospital, after being rescued from Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand.

 The plane carrying Nawaz, and Maryam Sharif landed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal Airport at 9:15 pm IST (Indian Standard Time), nearly three hours late from the scheduled arrival. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam arrested at Lahore airport, shifted to Adiala jail

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were shifted to Adiala jail in separate armoured vehicles escorted by police.

Xi told Kim the neighbors’ joint efforts could definitely ensure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, China’s official Xinhua news agency said. (Photo: AP)

North Korea, China discuss 'true peace', denuclearisation, reports KCNA

The visit follows Singapore summit, where Kim, Trump reaffirmed commitment to work toward complete denuclearization of Korean peninsula.

In the video, Dong Yaoqiong splashes ink on a poster bearing President Xi's image at a location in Shanghai's financial district, saying defiantly: 'Xi Jinping, I'm right here waiting for you to arrest me.'  (Photo: Screengrab from Twitter/Huayong798)

Chinese woman detained after tossing ink on Xi Jinping poster: Activists

Chinese Human Rights Defenders said Dong is believed to have been held later and her Twitter account was deleted hours after the incident.

Middle East

The 32-year-old de facto ruler has overseen the most fundamental transformation in the modern history of the Gulf nation and sidelined all rivals after emerging as first-in-line last June. (Photo: AFP)

MBS's moderate Saudi: The liberal crown prince and his many reforms

The prince is the architect of a wide-ranging plan dubbed 'Vision 2030' to bring social and economic change to Saudi Arabia's economy.

Pompeo on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes that would effectively force it to reverse the recent spread of its military and political influence through the Middle East to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: AP)

Commander says Iran's people will punch US Secretary of State in mouth

'History has shown that with attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki America is the top criminal with regard to missiles,' Ismail Kowsari said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his government intended to prevent instability in the foreign exchange market after a possible Washington exit from the nuclear accord. (Photo: AP)

Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if US exits deal

The deal reached between Iran, the US and five other world powers put curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

An overturned train car is seen near a village at Tekirdag province. (Photo: AP)

24 killed, 318 injured after train derails in Turkey

Deputy PM Recep Akdag said that heavy rain had caused the ground under the rails to collapse, causing the crash.

A Saudi woman gets ready to drive her car through the streets of Khobar City on her way to Kingdom of Bahrain. (Photo:Representational   AFP)

Saudi woman’s car set on fire after driving ban lifted

Salma al-Sherif told local media that her car had been deliberately set alight this week by men 'opposed to women drivers'.


The dead body of the father was also found in the hotel room after he committed suicide. (Photo: Pixabay/Representational)

9-yr-old British boy found dead at hotel room in S Africa next to his father

Investigation revealed that numerous 'over-the-counter' drugs were found in his system which were cause of poisoning him to death.

Mourners embrace each other after the explosion in the  eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday. The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi night rose to at least 34, a hospital spokeswoman said. (Photo: AFP)

Double car bombings near mosque kill 34 in Benghazi

Mosque frequently visited by opponents of Libya ‘jihadists’

Swaraj will visit the Phoenix Settlement, a South African Heritage site, a place where Mahatma Gandhi developed his philosophy of non-violence. (Photo: ANI)

Sushma Swaraj discusses bilateral ties with South African President

During visit, Swaraj to have meetings with top South African leadership, participate in BRICS, chair IBSA Foreign Ministers Meeting.


Castros’ 60-yr-rule in Cuba nears end, V-P to be Prez

Assembly members are widely expected to vote in his successor of choice, first vice-president Miguel Diaz-Canel.


The family is originally from Mysore, home to world-renowned yoga gurus, and travel to the region annually. (Photo:

Indian-origin 8-yr-old yoga champion named 'British Indian of the year'

Ishwar Sharma won many titles in individual, artistic yoga, recently gold medal representing Great Britain at World Student Games 2018.

Under this law, 'upskirting'  will now be punishable with up to 2 years of imprisonment. Representational Image (Photo:File)

'Upskirting' to become a criminal offence in Britain

People convicted of "upskirting" would be placed on the sex offender register once the law is approved by parliament.

Trump denounced the 'stupidity' of his own country’s policy, especially the decision to investigate election interference. (Photo: AP)

Helsinki Summit: Trump says ‘no reason to believe’ Russia hacked US election

Trump said he had spent 'a great deal of time' pressing Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about election meddling at summit talks.

US President Donald Trump joins European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel,  Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, for a “family picture” ahead of the opening ceremony of the Nato summit in Brussels on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

Trump, Merkel trade barbs over Russia at Nato summit

Merkel ramped up the febrile atmosphere of the summit with a sharp reply on arriving at Nato HQ.

Police in Wiltshire, where ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent in March, took the rare step of declaring a major incident after a man and a woman were found unconscious on Saturday in Amesbury. (Photo: AP)

2 found in critical condition near Russian spy poisoning site in UK

The pair, both in their 40s, were initially believed to have taken heroin or crack cocaine from a contaminated batch of drugs.


 Elon Musk took to Twitter to issue the apology. (Photo: File)

Elon Musk apologises to Thai cave diver for 'pedo' remark

Tesla CEO Musk issued the apology on Wednesday to Vernon Unsworth, who worked on the rescue of the 'Wild Boars' football team.

Trump last week signalled optimism however, unveiling a letter from Kim in which the young leader hailed the 'start of a meaningful journey' and tweeting 'Great progress being made!' (Photo: AP)

No time or speed limit to denuclearise North Korea, says Donald Trump

Trump said he discussed North Korea with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday at their summit in Helsinki.

The lava is from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which erupted in early May. (Photo: AP)

At least 23 injured after lava bomb hits Hawaii tour boat

There were about 49 people found aboard a boat reportedly, however, the numbers are not confirmed.

Sukhwinder Singh had killed his 39-year-old brother-in-law in August 2017 over suspicions that he was having an affair with his wife. (Photo: Facebook | West Midlands police)

Indian man kills brother-in-law in UK, drove his body to police station

Sukhwinder Singh became delusional and stabbed his brother-in-law to death before driving the body to West Bromwich police station.


'The Hunter class will provide the Australian Defence Force with the highest levels of lethality and deterrence our major surface combatants need in periods of global uncertainty,' said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (Representational Image)

Australia to build AUD 26 bn worth anti-submarine warships to counter China

The frigates will be 'the most advanced anti-submarine warships in the world', underpin country's security for decades to come.

She added that both mother and daughter were doing well. (Photo: Facebook/Jacinda Ardern)

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

Jacinda Ardern becomes second world leader to give birth while in office.

The Australian Federal Police say the 59-year-old naturalized Australian used encrypted communication to broker sales and discuss the supply of weapons of mass destruction. (Photo: File/Representational)

Sydney: Man arrested for acting as N Korea agent, brokering sales of arms

He's the first person charged under Australia's Weapons of Mass Destruction Act and faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

The decision meant ballot papers would be sent out as scheduled next week, with results known in November. (Photo: AFP)

Australian court dismisses challenge to gay marriage survey; Turbull welcomes ruling

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a supporter of same-sex rights, welcomed the ruling, which was handed down in Melbourne.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said his remarks at the closing of a global airlines gathering on Tuesday had been intended as a joke and taken out of context. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar Airways CEO apologises for remarks on women, says 'was a joke'

Baker defended his airline's record of gender diversity, saying 44 per cent of their staff are female including some in senior positions.