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International

Gunbattle kills Saudi soldier

DUBAI, May 8, (RTRS): A Saudi soldier died in a gunbattle with militants in the western Taif region outside Mecca on Sunday, state news agency …

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Afghan ‘crash’ inferno kills 73

GHAZNI, Afghanistan, May 8, (AFP): At least 73 people were killed Sunday when two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames in a …

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Saudi ‘reshuffle’ highlights serious shift away from oil – Vision 2030 ‘core’

RIYADH, May 8, (Agencies): With a major government reshuffle, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his powerful son have shown their determination to move the kingdom’s …

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Saudi oil minister axed in government overhaul – Naimi replaced by Al-Falih

RIYADH, May 7, (AFP): Saudi King Salman replaced his long-serving oil minister on Saturday as part of a major government overhaul which comes as the …

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Yemeni parties hold joint session – US step up anti-Qaeda strikes

KUWAIT CITY, May 7, (Agencies): Yemeni parties’ representatives have concluded a joint session of peace negotiations in Kuwait, focusing on key issues on the agenda …

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Rights group slams woman’s brutal murder – Tribal councils in spotlight

MAKOL, Pakistan, May 7, (Agencies): Shock across Pakistan at the murder of a 16-year-old girl accused of helping a young couple run away and elope …

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50 mass graves uncovered in ex-IS territory – Iraq’s political crisis helps extremists

UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 7, (Agencies): More than 50 mass graves have been discovered in territory formerly controlled by Islamic State group fighters in …

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Russia lauds Kuwaiti efforts for Yemen peace

MOSCOW, May 6, (Agencies): The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday commended Kuwait’s efforts for a political settlement in Yemen. Kuwait is playing a positive role …

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Muslim new London mayor – Sadiq Khan vows to take on extremists

LONDON, May 6, (Agencies): Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who …

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Pak doctors treating ‘solar kids’ brothers

ISLAMABAD, May 6, (AP): The two brothers have come to be known as the “solar kids” and their case has mystified Pakistani doctors. Aged nine …

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