World Food Safety Day: Key food safety facts worth knowing

World Food Safety Day is being observed across the world. Around 4,20, 000 deaths reportedly occur each year due to foodborne diseases, noted the World Health Organisation (WHO). World Food Safety day is celebrated on June 7 annually across the

US to provide another $1.6mn aid for flood-affected areas of Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The United States has announced another $1.6 million in aid for the flood-affected areas of Sindh. The aid money received from the American side will be used to overcome the food crisis in the flood-affected areas of Sindh. USAID

US is following the case of Khadija Shah: Vedant Patel

WASHINGTON: The United States has once again dismissed the narrative of Imran Khan’s removal from the Prime Ministership through foreign conspiracy as false and said that the US is following the case of Khadija Shah. According to the details, the

Ukraine war zone villagers flee after massive dam destroyed

KHERSON: A torrent of water burst through a massive dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine on Tuesday, flooding a swathe of the war zone, forcing villagers to flee and prompting finger-pointing from

US State Department refuses to respond to question of releasing Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

WASHINGTON: Vedant Patel, the spokesperson of the US Department of State, has said during a press briefing that Pakistan is an ally of the US and is aware of its problems, and does not interfere in Pakistan’s internal affairs. Vedant

Shelling, looting in Sudan’s capital as military factions battle for eighth week

DUBAI: Shelling hit western areas of Sudan’s capital on Monday morning after rival military factions fought through the night, residents said, with reports of deepening lawlessness in Khartoum and in the western region of Darfur. Fighting between the army and

NATO says reinforcements arriving in Kosovo after clashes last week

BRUSSELS:  Reinforcements for NATO’s peacekeeping force have begun to arrive in Kosovo following last week’s unrest in the north of the country, the alliance said on Monday. Violence flared after Kosovo authorities installed ethnic Albanian mayors in offices in northern

Europe talks about human rights if it has its own interest: Russia

MOSCOW: Russia has criticized the European Union countries and said that if it has its own interests, Europe remembers European values and human rights. According to details, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov strongly criticized the West’s silence on

World’s spy chiefs meet in secret conclave in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Senior officials from about two dozen of the world’s major intelligence agencies held a secret meeting on the fringes of the Shangri-La Dialogue security meeting in Singapore this weekend, five people told Reuters. Such meetings are organised by the

Iran to form naval alliance with Gulf states, Pakistan to ensure regional stability

Iran’s navy commander said his country and Saudi Arabia, as well as three other Gulf states, plan to form a naval alliance that will also include India and Pakistan, Iranian media reported on Saturday. “The countries of the region have

Sweden declares sex as sport, Championship starts next week

Sweden has created history, by officially recognizing sex as a sport and hosting the first-ever European Sex Championship. It may sound unreal, but the Swedish Sex Federation (SSF), which is the organizer of the championship, has been functioning since 2016

India train crash death toll mounts to 261, estimated 900 injured

At least 261 people have died in India’s worst rail accident in over two decades, officials said on Saturday, after a passenger train went off the tracks and hit another one in the east of the country. One train in

World Bicycle Day: How cycling changes your body

World Bicycle Day is being celebrated across the world today. This day is observed every year on June 3 to promote the benefits of cycling and raise awareness about the importance of bicycles as a sustainable mode of transportation. The theme

Political parties need a broad-based dialogue on Kashmir issue: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: India’s leading politician Rahul Gandhi has said that the parties need a broad-based dialogue on the Kashmir issue. According to the details, while talking to the media representatives at the Washington National Press Club, Rahul Gandhi said that

China and India expel each other’s journalists as rivalry escalates

BEIJING: Tensions between China and India have escalated further, with both countries expelling each other’s journalists from their respective territories. According to the American newspaper Wall Street Journal, China and India have expelled almost all of each other’s journalists from

Qatar prime minister, Taliban chief hold secret Afghan talks

WASHINGTON: The Qatari prime minister held secret talks with the supreme leader of the Taliban this month on resolving tension with the international community, a source briefed on the meeting said, signaling a new willingness by Afghanistan’s rulers to discuss

Evacuation alerts, sirens cause panic in Seoul after North Korea launch

Rare wailing air raid sirens and mobile phone alerts calling for evacuations rattled residents of the South Korean capital, Seoul, early on Wednesday after North Korea tried to launch what it said was a satellite. Nuclear-armed North Korea’s sixth satellite

Shanghai records hottest May day in 100 years

Shanghai recorded its hottest May day in 100 years on Monday, the city’s meteorological service announced, shattering the previous high by a full degree. Scientists say global warming is exacerbating adverse weather, with many countries experiencing deadly heatwaves and temperatures

Turkey’s Erdogan re-elected president

Turk President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won re-election, according to unofficial results from the state-run Anadolu Agency. With 97 percent of ballot boxes opened in the run-off, Erdogan has 52.1 percent of the vote, and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu has 47.9

Erdogan takes early lead in historic Turkish vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took an early lead Sunday in a historic runoff election that could extend two decades of his dominant but divisive Islamic style of rule until 2028. The official Anadolu state news agency showed Erdogan leading

World’s famous intellectual Henry Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday

Former US diplomat and the world’s famous intellectual Henry Kissinger marks his 100th birthday on Saturday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the United States through one of its most tumultuous periods including the presidency of Richard Nixon

Polls open in historic Turkiye runoff election

ISTANBUL: Polling stations opened Sunday in Turkiye first-ever runoff election, where conservative President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the firm favorite to extend his two decades of Islamic-rooted rule to 2028. Voting began at 8:00 am (0500 GMT) and will close

At least 3 killed in clash on Iran-Afghan border

Two Iranian border guards and one Taliban fighter were killed after a shooting broke out near a border post between Iran and Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman and Iran’s state media said on Saturday. It was not immediately clear what had

World’s ‘slowest’ student finally graduates at 71

Arthur Ross, a 71-year-old man, has achieved a significant milestone by completing his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), after an astonishing 54-year journey. Ross is a record holder for the longest time taken to

‘Don’t lecture Moscow on nuclear deployments’, Russia tells US

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday dismissed criticism from U.S. President Joe Biden over Moscow’s plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, saying Washington had for decades deployed just such nuclear weapons in Europe. Russia said on Thursday it was pushing

US Congresswoman condemns human rights violations in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson has condemned the human rights violations in Pakistan and said that no protection is being provided to the peaceful protestors. In her message on Twitter, the US Congresswoman wrote that as the founder and head

UN to honour eight Pakistani martyrs on peacekeeping mission’s anniversary

NEW YORK: The United Nations has announced honors for the martyrs of Pakistan on the 75th anniversary of the peacekeeping mission. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the peacekeeping mission, a special ceremony was held in the General

Iran says it has successfully launched ballistic missile

DUBAI: Iran successfully tested a 2,000 km-range ballistic missile on Thursday, Iranian state media said, two days after the chief of Israel’s armed forces raised the prospect of “action” against Tehran over its nuclear programme. Iran, which has one of

Tipu Sultan’s sword sold for whopping $17.4 million at London auction

Muslim ruler Tipu Sultan’s bedchamber sword fetched an astounding $17.4 million at the Islamic and Indian Art sale held by Bonhams in London the other day. Tipu Sultan, a valiant Muslim ruler, governed the Kingdom of Mysore in South India

Indian man arrested for crashing truck near White House

WASHINGTON: The security forces have arrested a young suspect of Indian origin who planned to kill US President Joe Biden. According to the details, the suspect of Indian origin was arrested near the White House. The suspect deliberately rammed the