Palestinian state ‘best way’ to resolve conflict with Israel: Biden at UN

NEW YORK: US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that a sovereign and democratic Palestinian state is the "best way" to ensure...

Taliban say working on reopening girls’ high schools

KABUL: The Taliban administration in Afghanistan is working towards reopening high school education for girls, who were left out of a recent...

Taliban appoint hardline battlefield commanders to key government posts

KABUL: Afghanistan's Taliban rulers announced several senior appointments on Tuesday, naming two veteran battlefield commanders from the movement's southern heartlands as deputies...

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

BEIJING: The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began...

World powers to meet with Iran at UN to push for return to nuclear talks: France

NEW YORK: Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will meet with Iran at the United Nations later this week to...

Canada’s Trudeau headed for another minority in ‘status quo’ election

MONTREAL/OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on track to retain power, television networks projected on Monday as results trickled in, but...

Analysis: From Doha, EU limits diplomacy with Taliban to Afghanistan aid

BRUSSELS: The European Union will focus on humanitarian aid as it figures out how to deal with the Taliban, aiming at an...

UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

UNITED NATIONS: Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to...

Trudeau’s future on the line as Canada votes in snap election

TORONTO: Canadian elections headed for a photo finish Monday with liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau, who is seeking a third term, threatened...

‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘The Crown,’ win top Emmy Awards on streaming heavy night

LOS ANGELES: Royal drama "The Crown" and feel-good comedy "Ted Lasso" nabbed the top prizes at television's Emmy awards on Sunday on...

Explainer: The case for, and against, Covid-19 vaccine boosters

The US government aims to begin offering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots next week to Americans aged 16 and up. A panel of...

SpaceX capsule with world’s first all-civilian orbital crew returns safely

TEXAS: The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down in the Atlantic off Florida's coast...

Analysis: French break-up a blow to Biden’s China-focused alliance rebuilding

WASHINGTON: European capitals celebrated a visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in June, as President Joe Biden's top diplomat cracked...

French minister decries ‘duplicity’ in US-Australia sub deal

PARIS: France’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France’s lucrative...

At least 2 dead in explosions targeting Taliban vehicles in Jalalabad

JALALABAD: At least two people were killed and 19 more were wounded in separate explosions in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad...