• UN fails to set international Yemen war crimes probe

    UN fails to set international Yemen war crimes probe

    The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday declined to set up an independent inquiry into abuses in Yemen, instead calling on a national inquiry to investigate by violations by all sides, including the killing of civilians and attacks on hospitals.
  • Saudis warn of 'consequences' of 9/11 law

    Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over US 9/11 law

    Saudi Arabia has reacted angrily to the passage of a US law that allows families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to sue the kingdom for its backing of the attackers, warning that the anti-Riyadh measure would lead to “disastrou
  • US Drone Strike Kills 15 Civilians in Afghanistan: UN

    US Drone Strike Kills 15 Civilians in Afghanistan: UN

    At least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded in a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the UN said late on Thursday, calling for an independent investigation into the incident.
  • US Congress overrides Obama's veto on 9/11

    US Congress overrides Obama's veto on 9/11

    The US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke of his eight-year presidency.
  • This undated photo shows Palestinians holding a protest rally against Israel in Gaza.

    Hamas calls for 'Day of Rage' during Peres funeral

    Hamas has called on Palestinians to hold a “Day of Rage” on Friday which will coincide with the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres.The call is meant to mark the one-year anniversary
  • Hekmatyar calls for peace as signs Afghan pact

    Hekmatyar calls for peace as signs Afghan pact

    Notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called for peace as he appeared by video to sign a deal with President Ashraf Ghani Thursday, marking a symbolic victory in Kabul’s struggle to revive talks with the Taliban.
  • A wounded Syrian child is rushed into a hospital after she was hit by mortar shells

    Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

    Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.
  • US to send about 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive

    US to send about 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive

    The United States is sending about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an upcoming offensive on the militant Islamic State group's stronghold of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday.
  • US air strike kills 18 in Afghanistan. PHOTO: Reuters

    US strike in Afghanistan kills 18

    A suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed 18 people on Wednesday, most of them militants but possibly including some civilians, Afghan officials said.
  • Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

    Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, known as the regime’s “last remaining founding father,” has died almost two weeks after suffering a stroke.
  • SAARC Conference In Pak Postponed, Confirm Official Sources

    After India,three more countries pull out of SAARC summit

    Apart from India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan have also pulled out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, saying the environment is not right for the successful holding of the meet.
  • An Iraqi woman walks past a damaged building covered with death announcement banners after a massive bombing earlier that killed at least 323 people, July 31, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

    Baghdad blasts leave 19 dead, many injured

    Four explosions, two of them back-to-back, have rocked the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing 19 people and injuring 61 others.On Tuesday, a bomber struck a crowded area in the vicinity of the al-Samarrai Mosque
  • Return of Peace to Syria impossible:Russia

    Return of Peace to Syria impossible:Russia

    Russia says the return of peace to war-torn Syria is almost “impossible,” more than a week after US warplanes carried out several airstrikes against Syrian government forces, killing dozens.
  • Israeli military indicts Palestinians for 'incitement' over social media

    Israeli military indicts Palestinians for 'incitement' over social media

    The Israeli military says it has indicted more than 145 Palestinians so far this year for incitement over social media.Sunday's announcement comes amid an Israeli campaign to stamp out the online incitement it claims has fuelled a yearlong campai
  • Top TTP commander killed in Afghanistan: sources

    Top TTP commander killed in Afghanistan: sources

    Afghan security forces have killed one of the top Pakistani Taliban commanders along with at least 10 other militants in a border area operation, sources said Sunday.