NAB arrests ex-Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

LAHORE:  Pakistan's former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the country's anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday from the outskirts of Lahore.

Suspected arson attack at Japan anime studio kills 13

TOKYO:  At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan's Kyoto city on Thursday, officials said.

Impeachment move fails, Trump steps up attacks on 'left wing' Democrats

NEW YORK:  Democratic Party leaders in the House of Representatives have thwarted an attempt by the more impetuous members to impeach President Donald Trump, but the reprieve was clouded by a vote to prosecute two members of his cabinet for criminal contempt.

Imran Khan hails ICJ ruling on not releasing Jadhav

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the ICJ's decision "not to acquit, release and return" Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. But notably, Khan did not term the court ruling a victory for Pakistan, something that the media and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi have claimed.

US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction

WASHINGTON: The US has welcomed the construction of the Kartarpur corridor to link two Sikh shrines across the border between India and Pakistan, saying it supports anything that increases people-to-people ties between the two countries.

Hope India raises its 1st international sovereign bond in London: May

LONDON:  British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed hope that when India raises its first ever international sovereign bond this year, it should do so in London's capital market.

Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:  One of the most wanted terrorist by India, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack and several cases of terror crime in the country and Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan by the counter terrorism unit on Wednesday, Geo TV reported.

US House condemns Trump for 'racist comments'

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to condemn US President Donald Trump for his "racist remarks" against four Democratic congresswomen.

Iran says its missile programme with US not negotiable

TEHRAN:  Iran has rejected suggestions it is willing to discuss its missile programme with the US

Shehbaz Sharif to sue UK daily over 'fabricated story'

ISLAMABAD:  Shehbaz Sharif, the President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that he has "decided to file a law suit against Daily Mail" newspaper after the British tabloid published an investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in the UK.

7.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

JAKARTA: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's North Maluku province on Sunday, but was not potential for tsunami, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

Pakistani mafia uses bribes, blackmail to pressure judiciary: PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday likened his country's money laundering suspects to the Sicilian mafia, saying they also use bribes, threats and blackmail to pressurize state institutions and the judiciary to protect their money illegally stashed abroad.

Taliban storm Afghan hotel, 10 killed

KABUL: At least 10 persons were killed after a group of Taliban fighters stormed a hotel in Afghanistan's Badghis province on Saturday, leading to a gunfight with the security forces, an official said.

Pakistan's Qureshi heckled by Canadian journalist

LONDON: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist during a panel discussion on free speech here, the media reported on Friday.

Maryam Nawaz's interview 'forcefully' taken off air

ISLAMABAD:  A televised interview of Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was "forcefully" taken off shortly after it was aired, the media reported on Friday.

Biden says he'll 'fortify' collective capabilities with India

NEW YORK: Outlining his foreign policy, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party front-runner for the 2020 presidential race, has said that he will "fortify" US "collective capabilities" with India.

60 detained over SL Easter Sunday terror attacks

COLOMBO:  More than 60 suspects were detained while 167 others remain in custody over the Easter Sunday terror explosions in Sri Lanka which killed over 250 people and injured over 500 on April 21, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here on Thursday.

10 killed, 40 injured in Pakistan train accident

ISLAMABAD:  At least 10 people were killed and 40 others injured on Thursday when a passenger train and a goods train collided in Pakistan's Punjab province.

UAE satellite launch suffers 'major anomaly'

DUBAI:  A "major anomaly" occurred two minutes after lift-off of the United Arab Emirates Falcon Eye 1 satellite during its launch on Thursday, authorities confirmed.

Man arrested after scaling Buckingham Palace gates

LONDON:  A man has been arrested after climbing over the Buckingham Palace's front gates, the Met police said on Thursday.


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