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  • Iraq says it killed 45 IS militants in Syria strike

    June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    BAGHDAD: Iraq said Saturday it had killed 45 jihadists from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an air strike in eastern Syria, the second such operation in less than a month. Iraqi F-16 fighter jets carried out a “successful strike targeting a meeting of Daesh (IS) leaders” on Friday in the Hajin region, in the eastern Syrian province

  • Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

    June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey´s most fiercely contested elections in years. Turks vote on Sunday in snap twin presidential and parliamentary elections called by Erdogan one-and-a-half years ahead of schedule, with the president

  • Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim hospitalised

    June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, was rushed to hospital late on Saturday night after he complained of a pain in his shoulder and back on his return from Turkey. Anwar was pardoned and released from his five-year jail term for sodomy last month after a coalition that includes his party secured a surprise victory in the May 9 general

  • Venezuela urged to stop spread of measles, diphtheria

    June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON: The Pan American Health Organization on Friday painted a bleak picture of Venezuela’s healthcare system, calling for urgent action to stop the transmission of measles and diphtheria amid an intensifying crisis that has seen an exodus of doctors. The Americas were declared measles-free in 2016, but the viral disease, which causes pneumonia

  • Russia rejects UN-backed call to withdraw troops from Moldova

    June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday rejected an international call backed by the United Nations for it to withdraw troops from the Transdniestr breakaway region of Moldova. The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that its troops stationed in ex-Moldova’s Transdniestr region despite Chisinau’s calls for them to withdraw "remain a guarantor of peace and stability"

  • Three killed in road accident

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SUKKUR: Three people were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident on Friday. According to reports, the accident happened when a passenger coach was overspeeding on the Obaro Indus Highway in Ghotki. The local people and police reached the spot. The deceased driver of the coach was identified as Zakir Hussain, while the rescue team shifted nearly

  • CJP dissatisfied with conditions at Civil Hospital Sukkur

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    SUKKUR: The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, visited the Civil Hospital, GMMC on Friday. The CJP, accompanied with judges of the Sindh High Court, inspected various parts of the hospital. He was shocked to find that there is no ventilator in the hospital and asked the Medical Superintendent as to how does he manage the emergencies without

  • Illegal structures razed in Miani Sahib graveyard

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The city administration has demolished a number of structures built illegally in Miani Sahib Graveyard on Friday. The action was initiated on the directions of Lahore High Court, which directed the city administration and the Lahore mayor to clear the oldest graveyard in the city of all kind of encroachments. Officials said the walls of dozens

  • Process of appeals against nominations’ rejection continues

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    MULTAN: The Lahore High Court Multan election tribunal-I withdrew from hearing the election petition of ex-MNA Rana Qasim Noon for want of counsel and sent the petition back to LHC Multan bench office to fix another bench on Friday, said the court sources. The tribunal discharged the petition against candidate M Ali Langrial from PP-232 Vehari-IV after

  • NA-141, NA-142 nominations approved

    June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    OKARA: The nomination papers of 11 candidates in NA-141 and 15 candidates in NA-142 have been approved. In NA-141, 11 candidates have been declared eligible to contest general elections. They include Syed Samsam Ali Bokhari, Chaudhry Nadeem Abbas Rubera, Ashiq Hussain Kirmani, Rai Ghulam Mujtaba Kharal, Dr Liaquat Ali Kausar and others. In NA-142, the nomination