ISLAMABAD: Authorities in northwest Pakistan have launched a crackdown against banned terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba that are engaged in relief efforts for flood victims and closed down 16 camps set up by these organisations.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of minority Hindus rendered homeless by the devastating floods in Pakistan were served beef by authorities at a relief camp in Karachi, triggering protest from the community members.Read More »
JERUSALEM: As the Palestinian Authority prepares to resume direct negotiations with Israel, its chief Mr Mahmoud Abbas has warned that any effort to renew construction activities in the settlements would lead to the collapse of direct talks.Read More »
COPIAPO: All 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 17 days have been found alive, Chile’s president confirmed on Sunday.
But as relatives celebrated outside the San Jose mine at Copiapo, 800 kilometre, north of Santiago, rescue workers said it could take four months to get them out.
WASHINGTON: New satellite imagery shows an alarming shrinkage in mangrove forests worldwide.
The imagery reveals that approximately 1,37,760 sq km of mangroves exist, which is 12.3 per cent less than the previous estimates.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: Offering its wholehearted support to flood-stricken Pakistan, India has vowed to do all it can to assist the country in relief efforts, apart from the US dollars five million in aid already extended by it.Read More »
BUSHEHR (IRAN): Iran’s first nuclear power plant was opened Saturday by Iranian and Russian nuclear officials in the southern port city of Bushehr after a delay of almost three decades.Read More »
MOSCOW: Russian security forces on Saturday claimed a major success in their anti-terror drive as they gunned down a top Islamist militant said to be the mastermind of the March suicide bombings on Moscow metro.Read More »
LONDON: A couple in Germany were in for a rude shock when they came to check on their home that had undergone renovation. A goat had not only moved into their third-floor apartment, it had also chewed up and ripped their curtains.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: Amid global concerns that terrorists may take advantage of the devastating floods in Pakistan, its Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi has assured the international community that Islamabad will not allow this to happen.Read More »