US to reopen 18 of 19 closed diplomatic missions

US to reopen 18 of 19 closed diplomatic missions

Washington: The United States will reopen today its diplomatic missions in 18 out of the 19 US embassies and consulates in the West Asia and North Africa region which were closed due to a terrorist threat. The US embassy in Yemen will remain closed because of security concerns regarding the potential terrorist attacks from Al […]

Heavy rainfall in Afghanistan kills 13 people

Heavy rainfall in Afghanistan kills 13 people

Afghanistan: At least 13 deaths have been reported due to heavy rainfall and flooding in the Afghan capital. The Kabul police chief said, eleven of the 13 deaths were the result of cars being washed away or caught in flash flooding. Yesterday’s rains damaged dozens of homes as well as an election registration office. Pictures […]

Snowden is not a patriot, says Obama

Snowden is not a patriot, says Obama

Washingto: Days after a US lawmaker compared Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi, US President Barack Obama said the former CIA contractor who leaked to the world the secretive internet and phone surveillance programs, is not a patriot. “I don’t think Snowden was a patriot,” Obama told reporters during a White House news conference. “The fact […]

Senior Pakistan official admits to presence of Dawood Ibrahim

Senior Pakistan official admits to presence of Dawood Ibrahim

After admitting the presence of one of India’s most wanted terrorists, Dawood Ibrahim, on its soil, Pakistan has now played down its statement. Shahryar Khan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s special envoy for improving relations with India, said yesterday Dawood was in Pakistan but has been “chased out” and could be in the United Arab Emirates. […]

New York Times isn’t for sale, its publisher declares

New York Times isn’t for sale, its publisher declares

Newyork:After a week in which both The Boston Glob and The Washington Post were purchased by new owners, the publisher of The New York Times declared Wednesday night that the publication was not for sale.In a statement, the publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who is also chairman of The New York Times Co., said that he […]

28 people killed in series of attacks across Pakistan

28 people killed in series of attacks across Pakistan

Karachi: A bomb blast that appeared to be targeting a provincial government minister killed 11 people before dawn on Wednesday at a soccer field in southern Pakistan, the latest in a series of attacks that left 28 people dead across the country, officials said.The bomb planted next to the field in the city of Karachi was […]

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