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New Taliban leader rejected peace talks

New Taliban leader rejected peace talks

KABUL:(APS)May 25, 2016- The Afghan Taliban under their new leader, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, on Wednesday rejected peace talks as a viable solution to bringing the Afghan insurgency to an end, and have stated that fighting will continue. In an audio message released in Pushto, circulated by Taliban commanders, Haibatullah stated the “Taliban will never bow their heads and will not ... Read More »

Egypt Air flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

Egypt Air flight from Paris to Cairo missing with 66 on board

CAIRO:(APS) May 19 ,2016- An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s national airline said.  According to Reuters that officials with the airline and the Egyptian civil aviation department told Reuters they believed the Airbus A320 had crashed into the sea.  Egypt Air said the ... Read More »

Emma Watson named in Panama Papers

Emma Watson named in Panama Papers

Associated Press Service Emma Watson, the Harry Potter actress-turned-liberal activist, has been named in the Panama Papers. But it’s no big deal, she says, because having an offshore company or account is not illegal or unethical. But it is private. Or it was supposed to be. “Emma (like many high-profile individuals) set up an offshore company for the sole purpose ... Read More »

Sadiq Khan elected mayor of London

Sadiq Khan elected mayor of London

LONDON:(APS)MAY 7,2016- Opposition Labour lawmaker Sadiq Khan was elected mayor of London with 57 per cent of the vote, final results showed Saturday, making him the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital. The 45-year-old son of a London bus driver and a seamstress won 1,310,143 votes against 994,614 for his main Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith, 41, the son ... Read More »

PAKISTAN REITERATES TO RESOLVE ALL ISSUES WITH INDIA INCLUDING KASHMIR THROUGH TALKS

PAKISTAN REITERATES TO RESOLVE ALL ISSUES WITH INDIA INCLUDING KASHMIR THROUGH TALKS

New Delhi:(APS)April 26, 2016-Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to have friendly relations with all its neighbors including India. He was talking to his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi on Tuesday. He voiced serious concerns over Indian subversive activities in Pakistan. He said such activities will hinder efforts towards normalization of relations between the two ... Read More »

APS Live:Obama Urges British Youth: Reject Cynicism, Xenophobia

APS Live:Obama Urges British Youth: Reject Cynicism, Xenophobia

LONDON:(APS)April 23, 2016—President Barack Obama has called on Britain’s young people to reject pessimism, cynicism, and xenophobia during a town hall discussion in London Saturday, a day after he dealt with stinging criticism over his remarks expressing support for Britain to stay in the European Union. The U.S. president said that in times of change, there is a temptation to ... Read More »

Obama, Saudi King Meet as Disagreements Persist

Obama, Saudi King Meet as Disagreements Persist

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA:(APS)April 20, 2016—U.S. President Barack Obama has met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Riyadh amid increasingly tense relations and persistent differences over how to combat terrorism and regional conflicts. They offered warm greetings before their two-hour closed meeting Wednesday at Erga Palace. Salman told Obama he and the Saudi people are “very pleased” about the visit, the ... Read More »

Pakistan urges joint efforts to combat terrorism

Pakistan urges joint efforts to combat terrorism

NEW YORK:(APS)April 15, 2016-Pakistan has called on the international community to join hands to combat the menace of terrorism urgently and effectively. Speaking in a UN Security Council debate on countering terrorism, Pakistan ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan had made substantial gains in its anti-terrorism drive and rejected aspersions being cast by some about its contribution. She ... Read More »

Kerala:Fire in temple, killing more than 100

Kerala:Fire in temple, killing more than 100

NEW DELHI:(APS)APRIL 10,2016- A major explosion and fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring scores more who had gathered to watch an unofficial fireworks display.  Thousands had packed overnight into the Hindu temple in Kerala state where fireworks appear to have landed on an unexploded stash, triggering a blast, in ... Read More »

UN Chief offers services to resolve Pakistan, India issues

NEW YORK:(APS)April 10, 2016-The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has expressed willingness to play his role for resumption of composite dialogue between Pakistan and India. This was stated by Ban’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric while talking to reporters at his daily briefing in New York. He said whenever there is an issue between Member States, the Secretary-General’s offer for good offices ... Read More »

US, Afghanistan Call on Taliban to Return to Peace Talks

US, Afghanistan Call on Taliban to Return to Peace Talks

KABUL:(APS) April 9, 2016—The U.S. and Afghanistan are urging the Taliban to return to peace talks with the Afghan government.  According to a VOA report that Secretary of State John Kerry, who visited Kabul Saturday for talks with Afghan leaders, said the Taliban’s participation in the peace process could help end the violence and suffering that the Afghan people have ... Read More »

Paris attacks suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels

Paris attacks suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium:(APS)APRIL 9,2016 – Key Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was arrested along with four other people in a series of raids Friday also linked to the deadly Brussels airport and metro bombings, the federal prosecutor’s office said. According to French news agency that “Mohamed Abrini was arrested in Anderlecht,” a spokesman told a news conference, confirming earlier reports that ... Read More »

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