Middle East

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya A small Sand Art Tribute to 100 years of Hollywood from an Indian fan. to see the video click: ‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by RahulArya to see the video click: ‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by RahulArya

Syria suspends Aleppo evacuations, blaming rebels

Syria suspends Aleppo evacuations, blaming rebels

The Syrian government has suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, accusing rebels of breaking terms of the deal. Government sources said rebels had blocked the evacuation of civilians from two pro-government towns elsewhere in Syria, agreed under the truce. Meanwhile buses carrying people from eastern Aleppo were fired upon. At least […]

Egyptair crash: Explosives found in investigation

Egyptair crash: Explosives found in investigation

Traces of explosives have been found on victims of the Egyptair crash over the Mediterranean in May, investigators say. A statement by Egypt’s civil aviation ministry said a criminal investigation would now begin into the crash. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on 19 May killing all 66 people on board. […]

Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east under way

Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east under way

An operation to evacuate a besieged rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo is now well under way. Syrian state TV showed footage of at least 10 ambulances and a long line of green buses leaving eastern Aleppo. The evacuation of civilians, rebels and wounded people had been due to take place on Wednesday […]

Aleppo battle: UN says 82 civilians shot on the spot

Aleppo battle: UN says 82 civilians shot on the spot

Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children, the UN says. The UN’s human rights office said it had reliable evidence that in four areas 82 civilians were shot on sight. Meanwhile, the UN children’s agency cited a doctor as saying a building housing as […]

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

Great Barrier Reef: British tourist dies while scuba diving

A British tourist has become the third person this week to die on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The 60-year-old man was scuba diving at Agincourt Reef in Far North Queensland when he was seen to be in trouble, tour operator Quicksilver said. The tourist, a certified diver, was helped to the surface but could not […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan PM Shinzo Abe: ‘I have great confidence in Trump’

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe has said he has “great confidence” in US President-elect Donald Trump and he believes they can build a relationship of trust. Mr Abe described the 90-minute meeting in Trump Tower, New York, as “candid”, with a “warm atmosphere”. Some of Mr Trump’s campaign rhetoric cast doubt over long-standing US alliances, including […]

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

Syria conflict: Children’s hospital hit in deadly Aleppo strikes

A hospital, blood bank and ambulances are reported to have been hit as Syrian government aircraft and artillery bombarded rebel-held eastern Aleppo. The director of the Bayan Children’s Hospital was forced to take shelter in the facility’s basement. Activists say at least 32 people, including children, have been killed in Aleppo over the past two […]

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN ON 139th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF QUAID-E-AZAM (25TH DECEMBER 2015)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN ON 139th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF QUAID-E-AZAM (25TH DECEMBER 2015)

I extend my heartiest felicitation to the Nation on the occasion of Quaid-e-Azam’s 139th birth anniversary which is being celebrated at the time when by the grace of Allah Almighty our country has embarked upon the path to progress as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Quaid-e-Azam’s boldness and sincerity of purpose, determination and integrity endeared […]

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron, officials say

The bodies of three young Jewish settlers who went missing near Hebron two weeks ago have been found near the city in the occupied West Bank, security officials said Monday. The search for the teens, who disappeared on June 12, has become a national obsession for Israel, setting off a frantic manhunt and large crackdown […]