Nawaz Sharif to stay in jail till elections, hearing on appeals adjourned

ISLAMABAD, July 17: The hearing on appeals filed by jailed leader Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law against their conviction in a corruption case has been adjourned till the last week of July. They were hoping to come out of…

Nepal to host fourth Bimstec Summit in August

Kathmandu, July 17: Nepal will host the fourth Bimstec Summit on August 30 and 31 in Kathmandu, the foreign ministry announced on Monday. After the stalling of the Saarc process, India has been actively pushing Bimstec, which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan,…

54 people released from Taliban prison in Afghanistan after raid

Kabul, July 17: At least 54 people, including security personnel and civilians, were released from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province, a provincial official said on Tuesday. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the prisoners were freed…

Two-hour Trump, Putin meeting in Helsinki ends on ‘very good start’

Helsinki, July 16: US President Donald Trump described his one-on-one meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a “good start” on Monday. Trump made the brief remarks in front of reporters, at a conference table surrounded by top officials at the…

UAE prince flees to Qatar, claims threat to life in Abu Dhabi: Report

London, July 16: An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in Qatar after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Sheikh…

Russia targeted by almost 25 million cyber-attacks during World Cup: Putin

Moscow, July 16: Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks. “During the period of the World Cup, almost…

Illegal Indian immigrants were kept in handcuffs and chains all day: Activist

Astoria, July 16: Over 50 illegal Indian immigrants, mostly Sikhs, seeking asylum in the US are being treated like criminals with their turbans taken away in a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in the Trump administration’s controversial…

India, Pak to be part of anti-terror SCO drill in Russia next month

New Delhi, July 15: Militaries of India and Pakistan will be part of a mega anti-terror drill in Russia next month which is being organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with an aim to expand cooperation among the member…

Donald Trump says Britain must get Brexit ‘carve out’ for US trade deal

Turnberry, July 15: Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the US in its Brexit agreement with the EU, President Donald Trump said in an interview today. Trump said he had told British Prime Minister…

Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit: Theresa May

LONDON, July 15: Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference…