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US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

US man on the run after escaping notorious Bali prison

        DENPASAR:  A US man convicted on drugs charges escaped Bali’s notorious Kerobokan jail in an early Monday morning jailbreak with another American prisoner who was caught almost immediately, an official said. The pair made a break from the Indonesian resort island’s main prison by cutting a hole in the roof with […]

Do not drag us into your electoral debate, Pakistan tells India

Do not drag us into your electoral debate, Pakistan tells India

Islamabad, on Monday, rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s accusation that Pakistan was trying to influence the assembly elections in Gujarat, describing it as “utterly baseless and irresponsible”. In a tweet, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate. He added that electoral victories should be won […]

Gen Bajwa conveys concerns over regional instability to US

Gen Bajwa conveys concerns over regional instability to US

Gen Bajwa conveys concerns over regional instability to US Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa highlighted the concerns of Pakistan regarding peace and stability in the region in front of a delegation comprising US ambassadors and officials, military’s media wing reported. Arrording to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief […]

Deadly Hurricane Nate hits southern US

Deadly Hurricane Nate hits southern US

NEW ORLEANS: Hurricane Nate slammed into the southeastern tip of the US state of Louisiana on Saturday and headed toward Mississippi after leaving dozens dead and causing widespread flooding in Central America. Officials urged residents to evacuate some vulnerable areas before the storm made landfall on Saturday evening, and residents scrambled to make last-minute preparations […]

PIA to continue flight operations to US

PIA to continue flight operations to US

  Mashood Tajwar denies reports of possible retrenchment in national flag carrier. PHOTO: PIA KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will continue its flight operations to the United States, the airlines spokesperson said on Sunday. “We are currently running two flights to New York every week and this is going to continue until a formal decision is taken,” […]

Explosion heard near US embassy in Afghanistan

Explosion heard near US embassy in Afghanistan

Explosion heard near US embassy in Afghanistan Agencies KABUL: An explosion hit a bank in an area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday close to the heavily protected US embassy compound, officials said. “An explosion has happened near Massoud Square in Kabul. We have no more details yet,” Najib Danish, a spokesperson for Afghanistan’s interior […]

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

By AFP SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  China cannot use its economic power to dodge its international responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday. After talks in Australia, Tillerson insisted Washington wanted a productive relationship with Beijing, but said China must pull its weight on important […]

Two girls ‘harassed’ by US school authorities for wearing hijab

Two girls ‘harassed’ by US school authorities for wearing hijab

By News Desk Hajah Bah and Fatmata Mansaray, both cousins and students of Freedom High School, Virginia, allege that the school administrators harassed them over their decision to don hijabs. PHOTO: INSIDE NOVA Two Muslim students in a US school were allegedly sent home for wearing hijabs without carrying notes from parents. Hajah Bah and […]

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

Ransomware attack again thrusts US spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON:  An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the US National Security Agency. The attack was made possible by a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows software that the NSA used to build a hacking tool for its own use […]

FBI chief’s firing highlights Trump media team chaos

FBI chief’s firing highlights Trump media team chaos

FBI chief’s firing highlights Trump media team chaos WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s shock dismissal of FBI chief James Comey this week not only unleashed a political firestorm in Washington — it also revealed the discordant sounds emanating from his communications team. It was a complicated week for the Republican billionaire and his spokespersons – one that […]

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

US inmate eats possible last meal as courts consider his fate

AFP WASHINGTON:  A death row inmate in the US state of Arkansas ate what could be his last meal on Monday amid legal wrangling over his fate. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday stayed two executions slated for that evening, but the state’s Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed an application with the US Supreme Court […]

36 ISIS fighters killed by US ‘mother of all bombs’: Afghan official

36 ISIS fighters killed by US ‘mother of all bombs’: Afghan official

Web Desk In its second major display of military might in one week, the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in a remote part of Afghanistan. Afghan officials said 36 militants were killed in the strike in Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border. The US military previously estimated ISIS had 600 […]

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