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  World   Asia  29 Jul 2017

World, Asia, 29 Jul 2017

Pakistan's deposed PM Sharif names brother Shehbaz as successor

The younger Sharif holds only a provincial seat and thus must be elected to the national Assembly before becoming the new prime minister.

29 Jul 2017 9:17 PM

Nawaz Sharif's disqualification as Pak PM won't affect CPEC: China

Despite the assurances it has received, the Supreme Court's ruling has put China in a 'peculiar position'.

29 Jul 2017 9:05 PM

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pak army court to decide on 'mercy petition', says Abdul Basit

Basit was to retire in April 2018, but he opted for an early retirement and sent his resignation letter to former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif.

29 Jul 2017 7:13 PM

Sri Lanka signs long-delayed $1.5-billion port deal with China to pay off loan

Sri Lankan officials have said, the port’s security will be handled by Colombo to allay fears that China could use it as a military hub.

29 Jul 2017 5:51 PM

Shahid Abbasi to be interim Pak PM till Sharif's brother Shehbaz takes over

Abbasi will run the govt as interim prime minister for 45 days until Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz is elected as member of parliament.

29 Jul 2017 5:47 PM


South Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test

A senior official at the presidential Blue House said Seoul had also informed Beijing of the decision.

29 Jul 2017 1:13 PM

N Korea missile appeared to be 'medium-range' weapon, says Russia

A first ICBM test on July 4 triggered global alarm, with experts saying the missile had a theoretical range that could reach Alaska.

29 Jul 2017 11:51 AM

All US within range: N Korea claims 2nd Intercontinental ballistic missile test

'Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un expressed great satisfaction with the perfectly successful test and praised its developers,' KCNA said.

29 Jul 2017 8:10 AM