Nawaz dismisses sit-ins as ‘a small storm’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told media on Saturday that the sit-ins being staged in the capital by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek are just a small storm, adding that they will fizzle out with time. Nawaz stated that he was being asked to dissolve assemblies and do things which are not even […]

MoU to develop Varanasi into ‘smart city’ signed

KYOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Saturday at Osaka International airport in Japan on his maiden bilateral visit outside the Indian subcontinent, which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the Strategic and Global Partnership to a higher level. Clad in a black princecoat, the prime minister met […]

Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four people at the Jewish Museum in central […]

Saudi king: Jihadists’ next target West

Jeddah – King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action. “If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted on […]