Syria’s al-Bab largely under control of Turkey-backed rebels, Turkish PM says

Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. "Al-Bab has been largely taken under control. Our aim is to...

Pretender to India’s Tamil Nadu leadership jailed for corruption

By Suchitra Mohanty and Sudarshan Varadhan | NEW DELHI NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court convicted a confidante of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday in a corruption case that will put her...

Astana Process to Take Place in Kazakhstan’s capital on February 15-16

(Kazakhstan - Astana) – The capital city of Kazakhstan will host another high-level meeting as part of the Astana Process on Syria on February 15-16, 2017. According to the guarantor states – Russia, Turkey, Iran –...

Folk music is now my passion: Katalin Burns

(Exclusive interview by Dr Shahid Qureshi):- Katlain Burns is a famous singer from Budapest, Hungary. Her specialty is Hungarian folk music and she is also singing South Asian Indian-Pakistani folk songs. She attended folk music...

U.N. chief says Israel settlement bill goes against international law

The Israeli parliament's move to legalize thousands of settler homes in the occupied West Bank goes against international law and will have legal consequences for Israel, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was quoted as...

France’s Macron dismisses affair as rival Fillon battles scandal

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Michel Rose | PARIS PARIS France's presidential race sank deeper into smear and sleaze on Tuesday after centrist Emmanuel Macron was forced to deny an extramarital affair and conservative Francois Fillon...

Appeals court to hear arguments on Trump’s travel ban

By Dan Levine | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Justice Department will face off with opponents in a federal appeals court on Tuesday over the fate of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban...

British police say PIA jet diverted because of disruptive passenger

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft which was intercepted and escorted by fighter jets to Stansted airport northeast of London was diverted because of reports of a disruptive passenger, British police said on Tuesday. "This...

The Art of the Deal – Why Putin needs one more than Trump

By Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW MOSCOW In his book, 'Art of the Deal,' Donald Trump said the best deals were ones where both sides got something they wanted. His credo, applied to a potential...

Iran confirms new missile test, says not against nuclear deal

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin | DUBAI DUBAI Iran's defence minister said on Wednesday the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile, but added the test did not breach Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers or...