Pakistan court orders release of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter

Islamabad, September 19: A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, suspending prison sentences given by a lower court pending the hearing of their appeals. The Islamabad High…

EU warns Britain it must ‘rework’ Brexit plans

SALZBURG, September 19: EU Council President Donald Tusk issued a stark warning to Britain on Wednesday that its Brexit position must be “reworked”, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to address European leaders at a key summit. Tusk said the…

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose ‘bad things’

Washington, September 19: President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that “really bad things” at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against…

Imran Khan propped up by Pak Army, India using ‘wait and watch’ approach: VK Singh

New Delhi, September 17: Union minister V K Singh said Monday the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new prime minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether “the person” will be able…

Imran Khan govt auctions fleet of luxury cars as part of austerity drive

Islamabad, September 17: The cash-strapped Pakistan government on Monday sold 34 cars as part of an auction of 102 luxury vehicles, including some bullet-proof ones, as part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s austerity drive. Apart from luxury cars, the government,…

Trump has ‘insecurity of a teenage girl’: John Kerry

Washington, September 17: Former US secretary of state John Kerry has torn into Donald Trump for accusing him of holding “illegal” meetings with Iran, saying the American President has the maturity of an “eight-year-old boy with the insecurity of a…

Russia claims fresh proof that Ukraine downed flight MH17

Moscow, September 17: Russia’s defence ministry on Monday said it was releasing fresh information to back its claim that the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over war-torn Ukraine in 2014 was fired by Kiev’s forces. At a briefing,…

“Greener, Quieter”: Germany unveils world’s first hydrogen-powered train

BREMERVORDE, September 17: Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built…

Hong Kong begins massive clean-up after Typhoon Mangkhut chaos

Hongkong, September 17: Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.…

British PM ‘irritated’ by leadership speculation

London, September 16: British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday she was “irritated” by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, seen as her most likely challenger. The centre-right Conservative Party’s leader said she…