Monday, September 21, 2015



A Christmas tree stands on a roundabout in Bartalla in northern Iraq, its base adorned by posters of Shabak

Maryam Nawaz to contest Pakistan General Elections

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to take

Two key suspects in Zainab murder case arrested

Two people have been arrested in connection with the rape and murder case of seven-year-old

UK shifts Thai visas to India

United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI) will relocate its visa approval centre from Bangkok to

Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who

Gaza family executes its "Criminal" member for helping Israel

 A family in Gaza "executed" one of its own members Friday for passing on information

Wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' arrested

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia's biggest

Philippines stops workers going to Kuwait

The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of

S Korea seeks North’s explanation for canceling visit

South Korea has officially asked North Korea to explain why it canceled dispatching an advance

Moscow had only 6 minutes of sunshine in December

The month of December of 2017 was the darkest in the history of Russia as

N Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympic in the South

North Korea has cancelled the planned visit of a delegation to South Korea to prepare

China to enshrine Xi Jinping's name in state constitution

China's ruling Communist Party will enshrine President Xi Jinping's political thought into the country's constitution, state media said on

India reconsidering shelved missile deal: Israel's PM

Israel's prime minister said that a $500 million Spike anti-tank missile deal that India shelved with Israel is back

Taiwan blocks China flights after route row, official says

Taiwan has blocked nearly 200 flights by Chinese airlines over the strait that separates the two rivals due to

'Filipinos satisfied with Duterte govt'

Public satisfaction with the performance of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government rose in December to the highest level on

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regular clashes between tribes, but

'US forces presence in Syria is act of aggression'

The Syrian government said on Thursday that a US military presence in Syria represented an "aggression" against Syrian sovereignty,

Putin takes Epiphany’s icy plunge with Orthodox pilgrims

Russian President Vladimir Putin and many Orthodox pilgrims braved a bitter winter snap overnight to

Ukraine names Russia as 'aggressor' state

Ukraine's parliament has passed a law defining areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the

South Korea 'clear-eyed' about North talks

South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with "clear eyes" amid global warnings that

Israeli police kill Palestinian gunman

Israeli police killed a Palestinian gunman and captured another in a clash in the occupied West Bank on

China bans Muslim kids from religious events

A mostly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events over a winter break,

India successfully test-fires Agni-5 ballistic missile

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-5 Ballistic Missile yesterday, making entry into super-exclusive club of countries with

Cambodia's PM names son-in-law as police chief

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently

'US forces presence in Syria is act of aggression'

The Syrian government said on Thursday that a US military presence in Syria represented an "aggression" against Syrian

Gunmen kill mother, daughter in Pakistan

Pakistani officials say gunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were taking part in

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