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Bodies of two Chinese engineers found

QUETTA: Rescue teams have succeeded in retrieving the bodies of two Chinese engineers who died four weeks ago after going inside a lead and zinc mine in Dudder area of Lasbela district to rescue a Pakistani worker who got trapped inside the mine. An official of the MMC Huaye Dudder ...

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Ethiopia limits diplomats’ movements, media access

Just over a week after declaring a state of emergency,Ethiopia’s government has introduced a new set of restrictions. The government declared the six-month state of emergency eight days ago in response to an unprecedented wave of unrestwhich has left hundreds dead. The new restrictions published in local media on Sunday ...

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Russia halts Aleppo strikes ahead of brief truce

MOSCOW: Moscow announced on Tuesday that Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo ahead of a brief truce, a move the Kremlin said showed “goodwill” as it faces mounting criticism for backing a brutal regime offensive. It comes a day after Russia said there would be an eight-hour ...

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Protests not against CPEC, PTI chief assures Chinese envoy

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassa­dor Sun Weidong called on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan at the latter’s Bani Gala residence on Tuesday. The gist of the meeting, according to PTI sources, was to dispel the impression that the party’s ongoing accountability movement against the prime minister was somehow meant to sabotage ...

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Iraqi forces make gains in bid to retake IS-held Mosul

QAYYARAH: Iraqi forces were making gains as tens of thousands of fighters advanced on Mosul on Tuesday in an unprecedented offensive to retake the city from the militant Islamic State group. With the crucial battle in its second day, Iraqi commanders said progress was being made as fighters pushed on ...

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South Sudan army says 56 rebels killed in weekend fighting

South Sudan’s army says heavy clashes between government forces and rebels have left dozens of people dead over the weekend around the town of Malakal. “Our forces were able to successfully drive them back” after they tried to seize control of the town, army spokesman Brigadier General Lul Ruai told journalists on ...

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China welcomes enhanced cooperation with Iran on CPEC

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong in an interview with Iran’s IRNA news agency on Monday said China anticipates enhancing cooperation with Iran on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). China looks forward to increased regional cooperation by means of the CPEC, Weidong said, adding that it would be a win-win ...

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