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APS attack survivor Ahmed Nawaz bags Diana award

LONDON: Valient boy Ahmed Nawaz, a survivor of 2014 APS attack, continues to make Pakistan proud as he bags Diana Award in London for his campaign related to the education of youth. As per details, the award ceremony was held at the British Parliament. Ahmed is first Pakistani to receive …

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Hong Kong protests: China says protesters ‘trample rule of law’

BEIJING: China has accused protesters who vandalised Hong Kong’s parliament on Monday of “serious illegal actions” that “trample on the rule of law”. A group of activists occupied the Legislative Council (LegCo) building for several hours after breaking away from a peaceful protest. Hundreds of police used tear gas to …

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Indonesian police arrest leader of network with ties to al-Qaeda

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network linked to al-Qaeda, authorities said on Tuesday, on suspicion of recruiting members and sending them to Syria to train with extremist groups. Counter-terrorism police also arrested at least four other suspects linked to Para Wijayanto, who experts …

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Giant Beijing airport set to open on eve of China’s 70th birthday

BEIJING: Beijing is set to open an eye-catching multi-billion dollar airport resembling a massive shining starfish, to accommodate soaring air traffic in China and celebrate the Communist government’s 70th anniversary in power. Work on the Beijing Daxing International Airport officially ended on schedule Sunday, ready for a September 30 inauguration …

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Heavy rains batter India’s Mumbai, disrupting air, rail traffic

MUMBAI: Heavy rains battered India’s financial capital Mumbai on Monday causing disruption to the commuter train network, snarling traffic on water-logged streets and delaying flights from the country’s second-busiest airport. The city, home to India’s two biggest stock exchanges and the headquarters of several major companies, has been hit by …

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Erdogan: ‘Some people paying serious money’ to bury Khashoggi issue

OSAKA: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says “some people” are paying “serious money” to bury the issue of the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a former advocate of the Saudi royal court who later became a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed and …

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Trump holds historic meeting with North Korea’s Kim at DMZ

PYONGYANG: President Donald Trump becomes the first US leader to enter North Korean territory after meeting its leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ. US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jon-un shook hands across the border at the Korean Demilitarised Zone on Sunday, in an historic photo-op as Trump …

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Haftar’s forces down Turkish drone, arrest Turks

TRIPOLI: A Turkish drone has been downed in Tripoli and two Turkish nationals arrested by forces loyal to Libyan renegade General Khalifa Haftar after the two sides exchanged severe warnings. The aircraft was targeted by Haftar’s eastern Libyan air force at Tripoli’s Mitiga military airbase, Haftar’s war information division said …

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Hong Kong protesters smash legislature windows ahead of handover rally

HONG KONG: Protesters tried to storm Hong Kong’s legislature on the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese rule on Monday, using a metal trolley and poles to smash windows amid anger over planned legislation that would allow extraditions to China. More than 100 riot police raced towards protesters, beating …

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Many casualties as blast hits Kabul’s diplomatic district

KABUL: A powerful explosion in Kabul’s diplomatic district during the morning rush hour has shaken the Afghan capital, leaving multiple casualties. Tens of injured were taken to hospital and ambulances were still transferring more, authorities said on Monday. Kabul’s chief police spokesman, Firdous Faramaz, said there was a loud explosion, …

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