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Pakistan, Qatar sign $16 billion LNG deal

Under the agreement, 3.75 million tonnes of LNG will be imported annually for 16 years from Qatar on government-to-government basis ‘on comparative rates’DOHA: Pakistan...

PM Nawaz in Iran aiming to defuse tensions with Saudis

Tehran - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Tuesday with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for talks aimed at easing tensions between regional powers Iran...

2016: World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

New York - Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers Friday, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe...

Makkah stampede: At least 717 killed and hundreds injured in crush during hajj

In Summary:At least 717 pilgrims killed on Eid al-Adha At least 7 Pakistanis are amongst killed At least 805 injured outside the holy city of Mecca Two...

Three Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

Riyadh - Saudi authorities said Monday that three Canadians, one Pakistani and a Nigerian woman were among 10 people killed in a fire at...

Indian premier discusses cooperation with UAE

Abu Dhabi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on bolstering cooperation with the United Arab Emirates at...

Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri vows allegiance to new Taliban chief

Dubai - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday pledged his group's allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who is facing a bitter...

Geneva peace talks look to break Yemen deadlock

Yemen's warring factions will meet for UN-sponsored talks in Geneva from Sunday in their first bid to break a deadlock after more than two...

Pakistani drug smuggler beheaded in Saudi

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded a Pakistani convicted of heroin smuggling, despite arguments by rights experts that use of the death penalty in such...

Turkey facing turbulence after Erdogan poll blow

Turkey on Monday entered a new period of political and financial turbulence after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party lost its absolute majority in...

Elections: Turkey PM battles to emulate Erdogan success

For Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, failure in the legislative elections on June 7 is simply not an option.He took over as prime minister...

Saudi beheads Pakistani drug trafficker

Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a convicted Pakistani drug trafficker, adding to what a United Nations rapporteur called a "very disturbing" surge in the...

Enemies of Afghanistan are enemies of Pakistan: Sartaj

Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has expressed the confidence that Transformation Phase, on which Afghanistan has embarked upon,...

Qatar still failing labourers on reform, says Amnesty

Doha - Football 2022 World Cup host Qatar is "failing" many of its migrant workers by not delivering on labour law reform, Amnesty International...

Imran Khan slams Morsi death sentence

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday expressed concern after an Egyptian court sentenced the deposed president Mohamed Morsi to death for his...

Yemen conflict is taking dreadful toll on civilians: UN

The conflict in Yemen is taking a dreadful toll on civilians, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has warned, as he also...

Speaker of national assembly of Kuwait visit Pakistan today

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Kuwait, Mr. Marzouq Ali M. Al-Ghanim along with a Parliamentary Delegation will arrive here tomorrow (Monday) on...

US put Al Jazeera journalist on terror list: report

Washington - US authorities placed an Al Jazeera journalist on a watch list of suspected terrorists, linking him to Al-Qaeda, a report said Friday,...

Yemen: senior UN official urges halt to attacks against civilians

The top United Nations relief official for Yemen has voiced grave concern over reports that “scores” of civilians have been killed and injured...

Kuwait is important for Pakistan: NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq

The Ambassador of Kuwait Mr. Nawaf Abdulaziz A.A. Alenezi called on the Speaker, National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in Parliament House on Wednesday.While talking...