Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:57 Written by

Pakistani police have placed Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the alleged mastermind of coordinated attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed more than 160 people, under house arrest in the eastern city of Lahore.

U.S President Donald Trump fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders.

Palestinians decry Israel's settlement bill

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 03:56 Written by

Palestinian politicians in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory have warned of dangerous consequences if Israel's parliament passes a bill to legalise land grabs in the West Bank. 

At least 10 Yemeni women and children have been killed in the first US military operation in the country authorized by President Donald Trump, medics and local media have said.

Philippine police suspend drug war

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:33 Written by

Police in the Philippines are suspending their war on drugs until they have "cleansed" their ranks of "rogue" officers, the head of the national police force has said.

Attackers kill 6 in mosque in Canada

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 03:32 Written by

At least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said.

Trump and Putin vow to cooperate in ISIS fight

Monday, 30 January 2017 10:06 Written by

In their first phone conversation that lasted nearly an hour, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the new US President Donald Trump have outlined their intent to cooperate on issues ranging from defeating Islamic State to mending bilateral economic ties.

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said US President Donald Trump's decision to ban arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries was "a great gift to extremists", as Tehran takes retaliatory action on US passport holders.

US President Donald Trump signed a sweeping new executive order Friday to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travellers from seven Muslim countries.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticized steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new US President Donald Trump.