ISLAMABAD: Six suspects, including two women, were arrested today during an operation to trace the kidnapped son of the former premier, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani in Pakistan’s restive northwest, officials said.
KIRUNA, SWEDEN: China, together with five other states, has been granted observer status in the Arctic Council on Wednesday.
MYANMAR: A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized off western Myanmar with many feared drowned at the start of a mass evacuation from low-lying regions ahead of an approaching storm, a UN official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON: US police are looking for a 19-year-old man identified as a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shooting in New Orleans, the largest city in Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal's state of Louisiana, that injured 19 people.
ISLAMABAD: Ms Sherry Rehman has quit as Pakistan's ambassador to the US, it was reported here Tuesday.
RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Tuesday extended former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's house arrest over the murder of Benazir Bhutto for 14 days, a prosecutor said.
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani authorities did not succeed in ensuring level playing ground for all parties, their candidates, activists and voters, said the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan which recommended a serious initiative to revamp the Election Commission of Pakistan.
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of four Filipino peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights last week.
WASHINGTON: Asserting that he has given a new meaning to “development” during his 12-year rule in Gujarat, Chief Minister Mr Narendra Modi has said that the greatest challenge facing India is restoring the trust of the people.
BEIJING: Hailing the “proper settlement” of the recent border stand off between the two armies in Ladakh as a reflection of “mature handling” of Sino-Indian ties, China on Monday formally announced its new Premier Mr Li Keqiang’s visit to India, the first stop of his maiden foreign tour.