IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

A group of jihadists tried to escape across the Tigris River from west Mosul where they hold a dwindling pocket of territory, but were killed by Iraqi forces, a senior commander said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka look for redemption against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka look for redemption against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka are looking to pick themselves up as the series against Zimbabwe begins this week in Galle after a string of poor performances prompted their coach to quit.

Unicom counts Alibaba, Tencent among investors in drive to raise $10bn

Unicom counts Alibaba, Tencent among investors in drive to raise $10bn

Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group Holdings and Tencent Holdings will be among new investors pouring a total of around $10bn into mobile carrier China Unicom, sources said, part of efforts by Beijing to rejuvenate state behemoths with private cash.

2mn trees planted under Pakistan PM’s Green Programme

2mn trees planted under Pakistan PM’s Green Programme

More than 2mn indigenous trees have been planted throughout Pakistan so far as a part of Prime Minister’s Green Pakistan Programme.

Bangladesh ends rescue work; landslide toll at 154

Bangladesh ends rescue work; landslide toll at 154

Bangladesh has called off search operations following a series of rain-triggered landslides in the country’s southeast, with rescuers having found at least 154 bodies beneath chunks of mud, officials said.

India set up blockbuster final with Pakistan

India set up blockbuster final with Pakistan

Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten century sealed India’s place in a Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan after the title-holders thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets at Edgbaston yesterday.

Pay up, make nice if you want ‘soft Brexit’, EU to tell May

Pay up, make nice if you want ‘soft Brexit’, EU to tell May

Theresa May should agree to pay Britain's bills to the European Union and drop threats to walk out without a legal deal if she wants talks on the ‘softer Brexit’ some of her allies are calling for, EU negotiators say.

South Carolina terminal evacuated after "potential threat"

South Carolina terminal evacuated after "potential threat"

Federal and local authorities evacuated a terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina on Wednesday to investigate a "potential threat" in a container ship, the US Coast Guard said.

Australian police arrest man for allegedly supplying gun in deadly siege

Australian police arrest man for allegedly supplying gun in deadly siege

Australian police said on Monday a 25-year-old man had been arrested and charged with allegedly supplying a firearm used in a deadly siege in Melbourne last week ...

Tension as niece denied entry into Jaya’s home

Tension as niece denied entry into Jaya’s home

Tension prevailed outside the Poes Garden residence of late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa here yesterday as her niece J Deepa was prevented from entering the building by supporters of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran.

US banks to remain under pressure as policy hopes dim

US banks to remain under pressure as policy hopes dim

A rough few months for most US bank stocks has been particularly unkind to regional banks, and that’s not likely to change soon as hopes dim for higher long-term interest rates and timely policy relief from Washington.

ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear Jadhav case: Pakistan

ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear Jadhav case: Pakistan

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria yesterday said the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no jurisdiction to hear the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.