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No plan to sign global anti-nuclear treaty:US

WASHINGTON: The United States said Friday it has no intention of signing a nuclear weapons ban treaty backed by this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, while stressing its commitment to “creating the conditions for nuclear disarmament.” “Today’s announcement does not change the US position on …

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Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile program: sources

ANKARA -: Iran has suggested to six world powers that it may be open to talks about its ballistic missile arsenal, seeking to reduce tension over the disputed program, Iranian and Western officials familiar with the overtures told Reuters. Tehran has repeatedly vowed to continue …

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IS cell dismantles in Riyadh:Saudi Arabia

RIYADH -UNS : Saudi Arabia has dismantled an Islamic State cell in the capital Riyadh, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, citing a statement from the newly-created Presidency of State Security. Saudi state television said security forces had killed two members of the cell, arrested …

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Sultan of Brunei celebrates 50 years in power

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -UNS : Oil-rich Brunei’s absolute ruler marked 50 years in power on Thursday, with elaborate celebrations that included a glittering procession through the capital on a gilded chariot, reported Reuters. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 71, is now the world’s second-longest reigning monarch, after …

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Who won Nobel Peace Prize since 1901?

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded. The 2017 prize will be announced on Friday: 2016: Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia) 2015: The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia) 2014: Kailash Satyarthi (India) and …

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Catalan’s independence ‘in matter of days’

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC. In his first interview since a disputed vote on Sunday, Carles Puigdemont said his government would “act at the end of this week or …

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Over three Indian soldiers killed in retaliatory firing across LoC: ISPR

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Over three Indian soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing by Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) as unprovoked shelling from Indian side killed two children, an ISPR statement said on Wednesday. According to Pakistan Army’s media wing, the Indian forces across …

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Was IS claim for Las Vegas attack ‘fake news’?

LAS VEGAS: Claims of responsibility for terror attacks by the Islamic State group were once seen as credible, but in the wake of the Las Vegas atrocity, experts stress that the retreating militants are increasingly spreading fake news. Via its propaganda news agency Amaq, IS …

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Syria’s Assad ‘victorious’: Israeli defence minister

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that President Bashar al-Assad has been “victorious” in Syria’s civil war and was now being courted by former enemies. “Assad has emerged victorious in the battle,” Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news website Walla!. “Suddenly, everyone wants to …

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Over 50 killed in Las Vegas concert shooting

Over 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in a shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort on the Las Vegas Strip during a music festival on Sunday night. It is the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Shots were fired from the 32nd …

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