PTI nominates Arif Alvi as Pakistan presidential candidate
Islamabad: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI), has on Saturday announced to nominate Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.
Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM
Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election.
Russia reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal
Moscow: Moscow is determined to take all necessary measures to preserve and implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Flags in Mauritius at half mast in Vajpayee's honour
Port Louis: In an unprecedented gesture, the government of Mauritius will fly both the Mauritian and Indian national flags at half mast on Friday in honour of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Muslims gather in Mecca ahead of Haj
Riyadh: Thousands of Muslims from around the world gathered on Friday in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca ahead of the annual Haj pilgrimage.
Firefighting helicopter crashes near Sydney
Sydney: A firefighting helicopter crashed near Sydney while battling a wildfire on Friday, a spokesperson from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority said.
Typhoon Rumbia makes landfall in Shanghai
Shanghai: Typhoon Rumbia made landfall in Shanghai on Friday bringing torrential rains and strong winds of up to 23 metres per second, according to the National Meteorological Centre (NMC).
Children deported from Mexico and US face violence, stigma: UN
United Nations: Children deported from Mexico and the US to Central America face violence, stigma and deprivation, worsening the root causes of irregular migration, the UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) warned in a Child Alert issued on Thursday.