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Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video Singapore IS fighter challenges Prince Harry in video

It is believed to be the first time that a fighter from the affluent city-state has featured prominently in one of IS`s videos.

Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of more than 35,000 Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of more than 35,000

Authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level on Friday following a "tremendous increase" in seismic activity. Its last eruption in 1963 killed 1,100 people.

26/11 trial: Pakistan court orders FIA to appoint focal person 26/11 trial: Pakistan court orders FIA to appoint focal person

Prosecution in the case said the Indian witnesses statements are needed to conclude the trial which has been going on for more than seven years.

 

Saudi Arabia to join 'brotherly' Pakistan in CPEC project Saudi Arabia to join 'brotherly' Pakistan in CPEC project

Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Malkiy said his country will invest in Gwadar Port for the progress and prosperity of Pakistanis.

Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

The puja celebration committees across Bangladesh had been asked to save and establish a fund to aid to the Rohingya refugees.

Pakistan Senate Chairman calls Pervez Musharraf a 'murderer' Pakistan Senate Chairman calls Pervez Musharraf a 'murderer'

Pakistan's Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has called the country's former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf a murderer and said the latter should return to Pakistan and face cases against him.

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

"The ballistic missile which Iran fired is a provocation of the United States and its allies, including Israel," Lieberman said in a statement.

Indian sends 1,000 tonnes relief material for Rohingyas Indian sends 1,000 tonnes relief material for Rohingyas

The material was loaded on Indian Naval Ship Gharial, which will deliver it to Chittagong in Bangladesh where thousands of Rohinya refugees have come in from Myanmar.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level yesterday following a "tremendous increase" in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing 1,100 people.

Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push

The festivities are part of a government bid to boost national pride and improve the quality of life for Saudis.

Pyongyang mounts show of support for Kim Jong-Un Pyongyang mounts show of support for Kim Jong-Un

Students in white shirts and red ties held up the red flag of the ruling Workers` Party, with a yellow ink brush representing intellectuals, a hammer for the workers, and a sickle for the peasantry.

China slashes trade ties with North Korea; cuts gas, iron ore imports China slashes trade ties with North Korea; cuts gas, iron ore imports

Beijing has halted its imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods, implementing UN sanctions imposed on North Korea for its provocative nuclear and missile tests.

Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

The UN says 429,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh since attacks by Ronhingya militants in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a major Myanmar military crackdown.

 

US-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al Zor province: Senior commander

US-backed forces on Saturday seized a major natural gas field in Syria`s Deir al Zor province from Islamic State militants after days of fighting close to the western bank of the Euphrates River, a group commander said.

Nawaz Sharif's wife discharged from London hospital after surgery

Kulsoom was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday for the third surgery as part of her throat cancer treatment.

Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkey has repeatedly voiced opposition to the Kurdistan Regional Government`s non-binding independence vote on September 25, urging it to cancel the poll.

China says North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', South Korea says likely natural

The earthquake was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea`s known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official said.

Pak senate bill paves way for Sharif's return as PML-N chief Pak senate bill paves way for Sharif's return as PML-N chief

The amendment relates to a controversial clause introduced by then president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf through the Political Parties Order 2002.

Pakistan fires anti-ship missile into Arabian Sea Pakistan fires anti-ship missile into Arabian Sea

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the missile firing demonstration.

Magnitude 3.4-quake hits North Korea; 'caused by suspected explosion' Magnitude 3.4-quake hits North Korea; 'caused by suspected explosion'

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake has been detected in North Korea.

11 arrested in Bangladesh for terror financing

Eleven people have been arrested for their suspected links in terror financing during separate raids in the Bangladeshi capital, police said on Saturday.

Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings

The launch took place a few hours after the missile was unveiled during a military parade on Friday

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Mount Agung, about 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials have recommended that people stay at least nine kilometres away from the crater.

Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes bank accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes bank accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family

Sharif, 67, had stepped down as PM after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children.

Iran's President Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism Iran's President Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

Tehran says that the missiles are entirely legitimate under the terms of the deal as they are not designed to carry a nuclear warhead.