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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has appealed for the two men vying to succeed him to end their dispute over election results and save the country from further violence and economic decline. Afghanistan has been paralysed for months after the first round of the presidential election failed to produce a clear...

CAIRO: Israel and the Palestinians struggled on Tuesday to reach a lasting deal in Egyptian-mediated talks before a day-long extension of a Gaza ceasefire runs out. The chief Palestinian delegate to the indirect negotiations in Cairo with Israel cautioned that violence could erupt anew if they failed. After a last-minute agreement was struck on Monday to extend by 24 hours,...

CAPE TOWN: A grand Cultural Gala was organized at Pakistan House (High Commissioner’s Residence) on 17th August 2014 to depict and showcase Pakistan’s...

Iraqi Kurdish forces said they had recaptured the country’s biggest dam from Islamic State militants on Monday, although an employee at the site...

The United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday Iran had begun implementing transparency measures ahead of an Aug 25 deadline, as part of a long-running...

Talks in Cairo on ending the Gaza war showed no signs of a breakthrough on Monday, with Israel and the Palestinians entrenched in their demands hours before...

Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels on Monday of hitting a refugee convoy of buses with rocket fire near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped...

Dubai: Dubai Police statistics show that there were 16 traffic-related deaths in July, bringing the death toll from traffic accidents to 106 in the first...

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel has claimed. The respected news weekly reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013 as part of its surveillance of telecommunications...

GAZA: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas’s head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: “Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face...

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