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Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit: Indian media

Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit: Indian media

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to visit the Taj Mahal during his upcoming visit to India, local media reported on Saturday. Obama was scheduled to go to India’s famed monument to love with First Lady Michelle ...

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World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman

World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman

RIYADH: Dignitaries and leaders from around the world were to arrive in Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince ...

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King Salman takes Saudi throne with continuity pledge

King Salman takes Saudi throne with continuity pledge

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman vowed Friday to keep his oil-rich, conservative Muslim kingdom on a steady course and moved to cement his hold on power following his half-brother King Abdullah’s death. Abdullah, a cautious reformer who led the ...

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Terror safe havens in Pakistan not acceptable: Obama

Terror safe havens in Pakistan not acceptable: Obama

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama called upon Pakistan to dismantle terrorist organizations and uproot their safe havens in the country. He also urged Pakistan to prosecute those responsible for the Mumbai attacks in 2008. Speaking to India Today ahead of ...

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Washington bets on Islamabad’s anti terror resolve

Washington bets on Islamabad’s anti terror resolve

WASHINGTON: The United States of America says it has full faith in Pakistan’s commitment to take steps against militant groups operating on its soil without any discrimination. “Islamabad has made clear in statements that it’s in Pakistan’s own interest to ...

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Peshawar massacre can never be rationalized, Kerry says

Peshawar massacre can never be rationalized, Kerry says

DAVOS: US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday said that terrorist attacks such as the one on the Army Public School in Peshawar could not be justified by any means. “This kind of atrocity can never be rationalized,” said Kerry adding, “We ...

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Saudi Arabia buries King Abdullah, Salman takes throne

Saudi Arabia buries King Abdullah, Salman takes throne

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia buried King Abdullah Friday as foreign leaders gathered in the capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam. Abdullah, a cautious reformer who led his kingdom ...

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Yemen president quits, throwing country deeper into chaos

Yemen president quits, throwing country deeper into chaos

SANAA: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has resigned, just days after Houthi rebels battled their way into his presidential palace, plunging the unstable Arab country deeper into chaos and depriving Washington of a key ally against al Qaeda. Hadi, a ...

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman becomes king: official statement

Saudi Crown Prince Salman becomes king: official statement

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday and was replaced by Crown Prince Salman, the OPEC-kingpin’s royal court said in a statement. The late monarch’s half brother Moqren was named crown prince, according to the statement. King ...

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Iranian general killed in Israeli Syria raid

Iranian general killed in Israeli Syria raid

TEHRAN: Iran confirmed Monday that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese group Hezbollah. “General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi and a number of fighters and Islamic Resistance ...

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