Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen
Karachi: Pakistan jail authorities here on Sunday, August 12 released 26 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture on the eve of the inaugural session of the National Assembly where newly-elected members will take oath of their office, the media reported.
Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 387
Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Saturday raised the death toll in Lombok island earthquake to 387, while the number of injured and displaced went up to 13,688 and 387,067, respectively.
Trump's SC pick's confirmation hearing in September
Washington: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump's nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice, will begin his Senate confirmation hearings on September 4, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced.
9 dead in Japan chopper crash
Tokyo: A Japanese government helicopter has crashed in the mountains of Gunma. All nine crew members on board have been confirmed dead, police said on Saturday.
US cuts military training programme for Pakistan
Washington: US military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year, as President Donald Trump's administration refused to provide funds for their training, official sources said.
Imran to take oath on August 18, ex-Indian cricketers invited
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan will take over as Prime Minister on August 18 and Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony, a party spokesperson said on Friday.
Melania Trump's parents become naturalised US citizens
New York: US First Lady Melania Trumps parents became American citizens in a naturalisation ceremony here, completing a year-long immigration process even as President Donald Trump called for new laws to bar Americans from sponsoring parents and other relatives.
Washington D.C. braces for far-right rally
Washington: Washington D.C. is bracing for a far-right rally and counter-protests, marking the first anniversary of a white nationalist rally that erupted in deadly violence a year ago.
Russia slams 'unacceptable' US sanctions
Moscow: Russia on Thursday, August 9, slammed as "categorically unacceptable" and "illegal", the Trump administration's decision to impose tough new US sanctions on Moscow following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK earlier this year.
New quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok
Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia's Lombok Island on Thursday, less than a week after a major earthquake in the region left at least 168 people dead, more than 1,500 injured and 156,000 affected.