Archive of December 2017

Female suicide bomber kills one, wounds 28 in Cameroon

YAOUNDÉ: A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a cafe in Cameroon's far north region Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding 28...

Make reforms while sun shines on world economy: Lagarde

PARIS: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has urged France and other countries to push through reforms "while the sun is shining" on the global...

Iran’s Rouhani will address nation Sunday evening

LONDON: President Hassan Rouhani will address the Iranian nation in a televised speech on Sunday night following days of unrest across the country, the semi-official

China’s Xi vows to support UN, boost living standards

BEIJING: China will play its part in defending the international order and combating climate change while working to raise living standards for its own people,...

Shahbaz takes notice of media report regarding spread of influenza

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of media report regarding the spread of seasonal influenza in Multan. According to a handout, he...

German lawmaker blasts EU for opposing Niki sale to Lufthansa

BERLIN: The German government will probably lose a 150 million-euro government-backed loan to insolvent Air Berlin because the European Union opposed Lufthansa's purchase of Air...

Govt believes in service of people, development of country: Aftab

ATTOCK: Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad has said that those politicians having vested interests are creating hurdles in development process of the...

Afghan war cannot be fought on Pakistani soil: Khurram

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has said Afghan war could not be fought on Pakistani soil. Talking to a private news channel,...

Sydney extravaganza kicks off global New Year parties

SYDNEY: Australia rang in the New Year Sunday with a spectacular display of rainbow-coloured fireworks cascading from Sydney Harbour Bridge, as revellers marked the nation's...

Putin wishes Russians ‘changes for the better’ in 2018

MOSCOW: Russia's President Vladimir Putin wished his compatriots "changes for the better" in 2018 in his traditional televised New Year's address Sunday. "Let the New Year...