Archive of September 2017

9th Muharram being observed with religious fervour across country

ISLAMABAD: The 9th of Muharram is being observed on Saturday with religious fervour as the preparations for central processions have been completed across the country...

Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone: monitor

BEIRUT: At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign...

China’s Xi says study capitalism, but Marxism remains top

BEIJING: Communist Party members should study contemporary capitalism but must never deviate from Marxism, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, offering a clear signal there will...

Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the...

Poll shows Tokyo governor Koike’s party threat to Abe

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's lead in next month's election has shrunk as the popular Tokyo governor pushes to unite opposition forces, a survey by...

Macron invites Iraqi PM to Paris to discuss Kurdish vote

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit on October 5 to discuss the Kurdish independence referendum, offering France's...

Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month

BEIJING: China's manufacturing activity accelerated for a second straight month in September, official figures showed Saturday, although an independent indicator was less positive about the...

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

BEIJING: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald...

Serena coach happy to let her handle pressure points

LONDON: Next year's US Open is set to allow coaching during matches but the man who guides Serena Williams has vowed to keep quiet for...

South Korea’s KNOC refreshes Iraqi crude supplies in oil reserves

SEOUL/SINGAPORE: Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) issued several tenders to buy and sell Iraqi crude from its strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) this week, three industry...