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Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq’s human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday. Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said the Sunni militants had also buried alive some of their victims, including women and...

(Reuters) – U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq’s Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent “genocide.” Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in their drive to eradicate unbelievers, have advanced to within a half hour’s drive of Arbil, capital...

ISLAMABAD (INP): In pursuance of Prime Minister’s directive, the Pakistan Embassy in Libya is making all out efforts to provide relief to the stranded Pakistanis. Two Relief Centers have been set up in Tripoli and Benghazi where hundreds of Pakistani nationals desirous of repatriation have been housed. Two injured Pakistanis have been evacuated through Tunisia. Hectic...

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission to invade, NATO said. Stating the conflict in Ukraine was fueled by Russia, NATO said in a statement that the troop build-up had further escalated “a dangerous situation”. “We’re...

Istanbul: Erdogan remains the hot favourite to win Sunday’s presidential election, thanks to a core base of religiously conservative Turks who have prospered under his decade-long domination. But whatever the result on Sunday, it is certain that Erdogan will not be carrying the whole of an increasingly polarised country with him. Many secular Turks fear the ruling Justice...

CAIRO: Israel and Hamas began indirect talks on a new border deal for the blockaded Gaza Strip as a ceasefire ending their month-long war entered its second day. Israel has said it wants Hamas to disarm, or at least ensure it cannot re-arm, before considering the group’s demand that the territory’s borders be opened. Israel and Egypt imposed a closure after the Hamas...

CAPE TOWN: The High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa Najm us Saqib presented his credentials to President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia, in Windhoek,...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday termed the statement of Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag’s statement as irresponsible and against the realities of South Asia. On first day of assumption his office earlier this month, General Suhag issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying if the neighboring nation “provokes” — like the beheading of an Indian soldier...

KABUL: At least ten Afghan local police (ALP) including their commander have joined the Taliban in northern Kunduz province, local officials said. Chahar Dara district Governor Zalmai Farooqi, confirmed the news. “The commander named Yar Mohammad was fighting against the Taliban in Yateem village of Chahar Dara district, but on Wednesday along with nine other local...

NEW DELHI: Pakistani authorities Thursday assured their Indian counterparts that an Indian soldier, who was captured in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, will be handed back today (Friday). The Indian media quoting BSF sources said a company commander level flag meeting was held in the Nikowal post area...

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