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South Asia

The presidential election is scheduled to take place on September 4. (Representational Image)

PPP, PML-N likely to field joint presidential candidate

In this regard, an all-party conference chaired by PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is scheduled to take place in Murree on August 25.

Addressing the media persons here Friday, Sirisena said he would use his address at the UN general assembly later this month to make a case for removal of war crimes charges. (Photo: File)

Sri Lanka to urge UN to remove war crime charges against its troops

Sirisena, who will lead a delegation to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, will address general debate on September 25.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed death sentences awarded to 13 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, the Pakistan Army said. (Photo: AP)

Pak military court has sentenced 13 terrorists to death, says army

The military said 13 convicted militants were involved in attacks on armed forces, destruction of schools, and killing of civilians.

Nawaz Sharif and two others were transported to Jati Umra in a special plane from Nur Khan Airbase Rawalpindi in early hours of Wednesday after the Punjab government home department issued their release order for a 12-hour parole.  (Photo: File)

Nawaz Sharif, daughter granted parole to attend Kulsoom’s funeral, reach Lahore

Kulsoom, the wife of Nawaz Sharif, died on Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits in a vehicle alongside his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif (R) following his release from Adiala prison in Rawalpindi on September 19. (Photo: AP)

You're innocent: Supporters welcome Nawaz Sharif in Lahore after release

A large number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party supporters, including women workers, gathered outside Haj Terminal to welcome them.


High waves hampered initial rescue efforts but 126 people had been saved by Saturday afternoon. (Representational Image)

Children among 13 dead as ferry catches fire, sinks in Indonesia

The boat was believed to be carrying nearly 150 passengers off the coast of Sulawesi province on Friday when the blaze started.

'It seems to me counterproductive if we demand everything from the North Korean side and in response they are given nothing,' he said at an event with China's Xi Jinping and Japan's Shinzo Abe. (Photo: File)

Putin urges security guarantees for N Korea denuclearisation

'North Korea, in return for its denuclearisation, was after all promised security guarantees,' Putin said.

Ju oversaw the launch of North Korea's Unha 2 long-range rocket in 2009, which he watched alongside then leader Kim Jong Il, Yonhap news agency said. (Photo: AFP)

Developer of North Korea missiles, nuclear weapons dies

Ju was a former minister of the North's defence ministry, which was in charge of developing the country's nuclear weapons and missiles.

China will not be content to only play defence in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on USD 200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday. (Photo: AP)

China won’t just play defence in trade war with US: Media

US and China already levied duties on USD 50 bn worth of each other’s goods in intensifying row that has jolted global financial markets.

Middle East

Images on state television showed President Hassan Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new 'Kowsar' fourth-generation fighter at the National Defence Industry exhibition in Tehran. (Photo: AFP)

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet to deter enemies, create ‘lasting peace’

'When I speak of our readiness to defend, it means we seek lasting peace. If we lack readiness, we welcome war,' President Rouhani said.

Members 'reaffirmed that a political solution remains the only way to end the conflict,' the Security Council said in a statement. (Photo: File)

UN calls for 'all parties' to find political solution for Yemen

The UN also repeated a call for the key port of Hodeida to remain open.

'The operations of the Turkish army in Jarabulus, Al-Bab and Afrin will be carried out in other Syrian regions, up to the Iraqi border,' Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. (Photo: ANI)

Turkish forces to continue counter-terrorism ops in Iraq, Syria: President

Turkish troops, along with various Syrian opposition groups took part in several military ops, mostly against Kurdish militants in Syria.

Then US President Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as they shake hands on September 13, 1993 at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords. (Photo: AFP)

Norway’s bid for Mideast peace fades 25 years on

Omari, who served as an adviser to Palestinian negotiators in later talks, has no illusions about the current state of the peace process.

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the richest emirate of the UAE. (Photo: AP)

Emirati prince flees to Qatar, publicly criticizes UAE rulers: Report

Sheikh Rashid accused Emirati rulers of blackmail and money laundering but did not offer evidence to back up his claims.


The three survivors are a 6-year-old child, an adult man and an Italian doctor with an aid organization who was in surgery and in serious condition. (Representational Image)

21 dead as overloaded plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

The 19-seater commercial Baby air plane had been travelling from South Sudan capital, Juba.

Police patrol outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices in Harare. (Photo: AP)

Zimbabwe: Army clears streets, election panel begs 'patience' to declare poll results

Soldiers were on guard outside the headquarters of the ruling ZANU-PF party.


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.

A Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious law, found Hussein guilty of premeditated murder last month and on Thursday officially sentenced her to death by hanging. Her lawyers have 15 days to appeal. (Representational Image)

Forced to kill 'rapist' husband, 19-yr-old sentenced to death by Sudan court

Hussein said that she refused to have sex with her husband after the ceremony, but on 6th day, he raped her as three of his male relatives.


In this photo provided by the Croatian Defence Ministry, a woman who identified herself as Kay from England, climbs aboard a Croatian Coast Guard ship some 90 kilometres from the Croatian coast. (Photo: AP)

UK woman survives 10 hours in Adriatic Sea after falling off cruise ship

A British woman was rescued Sunday after falling from cruise ship and spending 10 hrs in Adriatic Sea at night, Croatia's coast guard said.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said PM May's handling of Brexit negotiations had become 'mired in confusion and deadlock' and was leading the country down a damaging path. (Photo: AFP)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calls for another Brexit referendum

With Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans still not accepted, many are arguing for people to have final say on any deal with Brussels.

Iran is facing an 'economic, psychological and propaganda war', Rouhani said.

US sends Iran messages 'every day' to begin negotiations: Rouhani

Tensions ramped up between Iran and US after Trump pulled out of landmark nuclear deal with Iran in May and reimposed sanctions last month.

The incident took place just after 11:00pm (2100 GMT) on the banks of a canal in the northeast of the capital. (Photo: AP)

UK tourists among 7 injured in Paris knife attack, say police

A source close to the inquiry said the suspect, believed to be an Afghan national, has been arrested.

Chander, a former town mayor of Leamington Spa, mistook the accelerator for the brake before the fatal smash, which caused the death of seven-year-old schoolboy Rowan Fitzgerald, who was sitting at the front of the upper deck of the bus and died of a head injury. (Representational Image)

Indian-origin bus driver killed 2 in UK crash 3 years ago: Court

Chander had been warned about his 'erratic' driving after four crashes in the previous three years, the court was told.


 Trump also ordered the release of FBI interview reports with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr related to the Russia probe, and FBI interview reports related to the Page surveillance warrant applications. (Photo: File)

Trump orders declassification of more Russia-related probe documents

Among the documents are 20 additional pages of FBI surveillance warrant applications related to Trump's former campaign adviser Carter Page.

'She had been stabbed in the upper torso, head and neck,' Huff said, adding that the attack had happened in 'broad daylight,' sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 am. (Photo: Facebook)

Golfer killed by homeless US man who wanted to 'rape and kill’

Celia Barquin Arozamena's body was discovered Monday morning by staff at Goldwater Golf Links in the city of Ames.

Rescuers carry a body they recovered at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Itogon, Benguet province in northern Philippines. (Photo: AP)

Philippines typhoon: Search on for victims, death toll rises to 74

Hundreds of rescuers used shovels and their bare hands on Tuesday to sift through a landslide in Itogon where dozens are feared dead.

'When the deputies responded they located three victims of the shooting and the suspect had fled,' said King, adding that the man is believed to have shot two more victims at another location. (Representational Image)

Gunman kills five people in California, then himself: police

'We have six deceased, one is the suspect and five are victims,' said Lieutenant Mark said.


Scott Morrison will be Australia's new Prime Minister. (Photo: AP)

Scott Morrison next PM of Australia, ousts Malcolm Turnbull: reports

Scott Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, won a party-room ballot 45-40.

Rescuers managed to reach Terry Harch late Thursday and he was airlifted out during a break in bad weather on Friday afternoon. (Photo: Twitter | @SoldierOnAust)

'Lucky to be alive': Climber found just in time on deadly mountain

Terry Harch, a 29-year-old Australian soldier, was spotted waving his arm in the snow on the South Island's notorious Mount Aspiring.

Google has denied Trkulja's allegations, saying it had innocently disseminated material published by others. (Photo: File)

Australia court paves way for Google 'underworld' defamation case

A Victorian state court ruled in favour of Google, but Australia's High Court has now upheld an appeal by Trkulja.

'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.

US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift addresses an Australian National University security conference in Canberra on July 27, 2017. Swift said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if US President Donald Trump ordered it. (Photo: AP)

US admiral ready to obey Trump nuclear strike order on China

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.