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Wary of Pakistan, US has stepped up surveillance: Report

WASHINGTON: While US intelligence agencies spend billions monitoring enemies like al Qaeda and Iran, they pay just as much as attention to ally Pakistan, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The United States has intensified surveillance of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, is concerned about biological and chemical arms sites there and tries to evaluate the loyalty of Pakistani counter terrorism agents recruited ...

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Football: Madrid unveil Gareth Bale

Real Madrid Football Club has unveiled world-record transfer signing Gareth Bale to thousands of fans inside the Bernabeu Stadium.

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Rodman heads to North Korea again

Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman visits North Korea for the second time this year to meet leader Kim Jong-un.

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Obama starts to build support for Syria strike

WASHINGTON: The White House battled Monday for congressional authorization to bomb Syria, as two top Republicans warned that a “no” vote after President Barack Obama had threatened action would be catastrophic. Hawkish senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham emerged from an hour of talks with Obama suggesting that the White House could be mulling a wider military campaign in Syria than ...

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Law and order: Nawaz Sharif arrives in Karachi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Karachi on Tuesday and plans to stay in the city for two days, Express News reported. During his visit, he will meet political leaders as well as traders and members of business community to discuss the situation of law and order in Karachi. Security in the city was put on high alert to prepare ...

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VIDEO: Videos fuel Russia anti-gay campaign

Gay rights groups in Russia have said a new law restricting the spread of information about homosexuality has sparked a wave of violence against the gay and lesbian community.

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VIDEO: Warning over school place shortage

Almost half of England’s school districts will have more primary pupils than places within two years, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.

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VIDEO: Turtle eggs sold in Costa Rica

A conservation project in Costa Rica is allowing locals to take turtle eggs from a beach during the nesting season and make money by selling them to the community.

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