updated 5:52 AM UTC, Aug 22, 2017

Qatar Waives Visa For 80 Countries, Including India, Amid Gulf Crisis

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 18:40
DOHA: Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbours. Nationals from dozens of countries in…

Up To 100 Feared Dead, Thousands Injured In China Earthquake

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:56
BEIJING: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least seven people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Seven people died and 88 were injured in the quake, including 21 seriously, the official…

'Dictators Set Pakistan Right, Civilians Ruined It': Pervez Musharraf

Thursday, 03 August 2017 15:57
ISLAMABAD: Military rule has always brought the country back on track whereas civilian governments have always derailed it, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said. In an interview with BBC Urdu on Wednesday, Mr Musharraf lauded Pakistan's former military dictators…

'All US' Within Range, Says North Korea's Kim Jong-Un After Missile Test

Saturday, 29 July 2017 09:14
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Pyongyang's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile confirmed all the US mainland was within striking range, state media reported Saturday. Kim said Friday's test demonstrated the North's ability to launch…

Nawaz Sharif Steps Down After Pak Supreme Court Disqualifies Him

Friday, 28 July 2017 13:47
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after a damning corruption probe into his family wealth, cutting short his third stint in power and ordering a criminal investigation of his family. Sharif resigned from…

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Disqualified By Supreme Court, Must Step Down

Friday, 28 July 2017 13:45
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have to step down immediately as the result of a corruption case, the country's Supreme Court ruled today as five judges unanimously disqualified him as an MP. "He is no more eligible to…
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