KARACHI: Alok Sharma, the UK minister for Asia and Pacific met government officials and businesses in Islamabad and Karachi during his two-day visit to the country to reiterate Britain’s commitment to building further ...

South Korea’s determination to deploy its US THAAD anti-missile systems is widening the rift with its powerful neighbour China, who has urged Seoul to reconsider its decision. The Chinese Foreign Ministry again ...

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation and coordination with neighboring Iraq in the fight against foreign-sponsored terrorism and extremist groups. During a meeting ...

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves declined to $23.163 billion as of December 30, 2016 from $23.286 billion a week ago, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Thursday. The forex reserves held by the ...

NEW YORK —  Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She had spent a few years bouncing around ...

The House passed a resolution Thursday calling for the repeal of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements that the United States allowed to pass last month by abstaining from the vote. The ...

The U.S. Congress will insist on major changes to Colombia’s controversial peace deal with leftist rebels before approving funds committed by President Obama to support the process, according to senior congressional ...

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has sent a letter to the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres felicitating him on assumption of office of the Secretary General of the United ...

Visit of foreign guests ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan took a serious notice of violation of the prescribed rules and regulations by the Sindh government regarding foreign guests coming to ...

The red carpet was officially rolled out for this year’s Golden Globe Awards by host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday morning. The first-time host was joined by Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria, ...

An "inspirational" British free runner has died after a "train accident" on the Paris Metro.Nye Frankie Newman, from Guildford in Surrey, died on 1 January, his parkour group said.The 17-year-old was a keen participant ...

French police have arrested the former prime minister of Kosovo based on a Serbian arrest warrant for alleged war crimes.Ramush Haradinaj served as a rebel commander in the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict, which eventually ...

Calls for Congress to create an independent, bipartisan commission tasked with investigating claims surrounding Russia’s purported interference in last year’s White House race gained support this week from a ...

The French lawmakers are expected to meet with Syria's President Bashar Assad and Foreign Minister Walid Moualem during their January 5 - 10 visit. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Three French lawmakers are departing on a ...

US sanctions and other pressures revving up a second Cold War will be the focus of a congressional trip to Russia after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) has announced. ...

Turkey on January 4 urged Russia and Iran to rein in Hizballah and other Shi'ite militias in Syria who Ankara accuses of repeatedly violating a nearly week-old cease-fire. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu ...

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Wall Street lawyer Walter “Jay” Clayton to be the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, on Wednesday. Clayton, who has previously worked for Goldman ...

  The United States has an inalienable right to pursue justice when terror strikes our nation. Indeed, the atrocities of 9/11 serve a raw reminder of our unwavering duty to protect our security and, with it, the brave ...

(Refiles to drop item on ex-dividend stocks) Jan 5 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to 4 points higher, or up as much as 0.06 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip ...

French police have arrested former Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on a Serbian war crimes warrant, Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry says. Haradinaj, a former guerrilla commander during Kosovo's 1998-99 war, is ...