Strasbourg, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Parliament (EP), during a plenary session in Strasbourg Tuesday, ratified an association agreement signed June 27 between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine. The agreement, which includes a comprehensive free trade deal, was ratified … Continue reading

Paris, Sep 16 (IANS) The French Socialist government faces a key parliamentary confidence vote Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President Francois Hollande’s popularity at a record low. Prime Minister Manuel Valls will outline the … Continue reading

By Saeed Naqvi As soon as President Barack Obama Wednesday announced his intention to lead a Coalition of the Willing to “degrade and destroy” the ISIS, his core coalition partners began to fidget and reach out for the exit door. … Continue reading

5 construction labrors killed in Makkah as wall collapses At least five construction workers were confirmed dead on Wednesday when a retaining wall at the Jebel Kaaba project in the holy city of Makkah collapsed, the Civil Defense Department said. … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia to host conf. on combating terrorism Thursday JEDDAH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is setting the stage for a regional conference on the joint combat against terrorism this Thursday. The conference will bring together representatives of the GCC … Continue reading

Blast kills 50 seniors leaders of Syrian Islamist group AMMAN: At least 50 leading members of Syria’s Islamist insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham were killed in an explosion in Idlib, northwest Syria, on Tuesday, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. … Continue reading

TEHRAN: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) thwarted a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint in Saravan area, in southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, near the borders with Pakistan on Tuesday. A group of terrorists and outlaws attacked a … Continue reading

TOKYO: China’s President Xi Jinping will make his first official visit to India next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. According to a press release from the ministry, Xi will pay state visits to Tajikistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and … Continue reading

Jerusalem, Sep 8 (IANS) Israeli security forces have been put on high alert after a Palestinian teenager, who was critically wounded during a protest in east Jerusalem a week ago, died on Sunday. Muhammad Abd al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, hurled rocks … Continue reading

Jerusalem, Sep 8 (IANS) Hamas has started to rebuild its military capabilities, including tunnels and rockets, an Israeli diplomatic official said Sunday. Hamas has started to rebuild the underground tunnels used as a channel to smuggle weapons and possibly conduct … Continue reading

CAIRO: The Special Envoy of the international Quartet on the Middle East, Tony Blair, started on Sunday a day-long visit to Egypt to discuss regional issues namely prospects of establishing viable peace in the troubled Middle east. Official security sources … Continue reading

Tripoli, Sep 6 (IANS) Libya’s Islamist-backed cabinet was sworn in Saturday. The new cabinet is headed by Omar al-Hasi. It comprises 19 ministries and three supreme councils, Xinhua reported. According to Libya’s transitional plan, the House of Representatives elected in … Continue reading

Behemoth Argentine dinosaur Dreadnoughtus was huge and very big T. rex looked miniscule when compared to it. Size has its advantage as well as demerit. This has been the case with a dinosaur, whose complete skeleton was found southern Patagonia, … Continue reading

Lava fissure unnerve Icelanders. There is no denying the fact that the long period of uncertainty is further making things difficult for them. Since August 16, Iceland has been in the news. What turned the focus on this country were … Continue reading