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Daily Archives: December 9, 2016

Russia-Taliban ties worry Afghan, US officials

KABUL: Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the militants, who are contesting large swathes of territory and ...

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YouTube Pakistan releases list of top 10 videos

KARACHI  – YouTube Pakistan has released the list of Pakistan’s top 10 most watched videos and music videos for the year 2016. According to the press release issued by YouTube, the videos have been selected based on the time spent watching, sharing, commenting and liking by users Commander Safeguard came ...

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Jennings hits debut ton but Ashwin leads India fightback

MUMBAI: England opener Keaton Jennings struck a century on debut before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led an Indian fightback with late wickets to leave the visitors 288 for five on the first day of the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. The touring side, trailing 2-0 in the five-match ...

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Ex-president Morsi’s son arrested by Cairo forces

Egyptian police have arrested the son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on charges linked to a protest against his father’s ouster that resulted in hundreds of deaths. Police arrested Osama Morsi at his home in the city of Zagazig, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud said, according to media on ...

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South Korea lawmakers pass impeachment motion against Park

South Korean lawmakers have approved an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye, stripping her of sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that has rattled her administration. The motion was passed in a secret balloting South Korea’s National Assembly during a Friday session by 234 votes to 56, easily winning ...

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Pak-Afghan region has highest concentration of terrorists: US

WASHINGTON: The Pak-Afghan region has the highest concentration of terrorist groups in the world, warns Gen John W. Nicholson, the commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. In an annual assessment of US military operations in Afghanistan this year, the general also took credit for rescuing former prime minister ...

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Some 8,500 civilians flee to government-held

Russia says around 8,500 civilians have been evacuated from the militant-held eastern side of Aleppo via humanitarian corridors, amid ongoing clean-up operations in the northwestern Syrian city. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the there were 2,934 children among those evacuated from the occupied parts of Aleppo ...

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Persian Gulf Arab states shedding crocodile tears: Syria

Syria’s Foreign Ministry has criticized the Persian Gulf littoral states over their inability to take independent decisions, heavy reliance on foreign powers and enmity towards the Syrian government and nation. The ministry, in a statement released on Thursday, said the Syrian nation and army soldiers, who are recording straight victories against Takfiri ...

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