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  • Most major Western leaders to skip China's New Silk Road summit

    Only one leader of a big Western country is attending China's most important diplomatic event of the year, a summit next month on Chinese President Xi Jinping's New Silk Road strategy, as China's foreign minister denied it had been snubbed...

    Xi has championed what China formally calls the “One Belt, One Road” or OBOR initiative to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a landmark programme to invest billions of...

  • Putin fires new broadside against Western liberalism

    OSAKA: Russian President Vladimir Putin fired a new broadside against Western liberalism on Saturday, saying that policies such as welcoming migrants have hurt people’s interests...

    ” Putin said he and Trump agreed that the nations’ top diplomats should continue discussions on a possible extension of the New Start nuclear arms reduction treaty that expires in 2021...

  • Is US embassy building a hotel, SC asks govt

    ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to verify the allegation by a private petitioner that a hotel was being constructed in the US embassy compound...

    Petitioner Zafarullah Khan, a lawyer and chairman of Watan Party, had approached the apex court in 2009 with the request to stop the government from providing additional land for the expansion of the embassy, which already occupied 38 acres in...

  • Online hotel booking in Pakistan ‘set to grow’

    KARACHI: When it comes to hotel room booking, Wi-fi is a deal-breaker with 68 per cent of visitors asking for this amenity, followed by 24pc looking for swimming pools and 8pc searching for air-conditioned rooms, according to a report released by hotel booking website Jovago...

    Talking about the experience of ‘educating’ hotel and guesthouse owners, she said that it was the website’s biggest challenge to get hoteliers to understand...

  • Makkah hotel evacuated after fire

    A hotel in Makkah, where around 2 million Muslims have gathered to perform Haj, was evacuated on Monday after a fire broke out, the Saudi Civil Defence Directorate said...

    Civil defence spokesman Major Nayef Al-Sharif said no casualties were reported following the fire, which was sparked by a faulty air conditioning unit on the eighth floor of a hotel in the Azaziyah district of Makkah...

  • PIA has no plan to sell Roosevelt Hotel, NA panel told

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was informed on Wednesday that the Pakistan International Airlines has no plans to sell the Roosevelt Hotel in New York...

    A meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs presided over by its chairperson Dr Shezra Mansab Ali Khan Kharal discussed the abrupt discontinuation of PIA flights to and from New York and other issues related to the national flag carrier...

  • Case filed against 5 men for assaulting girl at hotel in Karachi's DHA

    A first information report (FIR) has been registered against five men accused of assaulting a girl at a hotel in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi, police officials said on Monday...

    According to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Karachi South Javed Akbar Riaz, the incident took place on October 29 at a four-star hotel where the girl went with a friend...

  • Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel room

    The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said on Tuesday...

    The cameras Paddock set up at the Mandalay Bay hotel casino were part of his extensive preparations that included stockpiling...

  • Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel, 23 dead

    Somali security forces ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by five attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon...

    Troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning, having killed three suspected attackers and captured two alive, said Capt Mohamed Hussein...

  • At historic Aleppo hotel, nostalgia for a Syria lost

    ALEPPO: On the terrace of the Baron Hotel in Aleppo, the owner’s widow, Roubina Tashjian, sorted through old photographs of its happier past in a more peaceful Syria...

    During most of the fighting, Aleppo’s government-held western districts were subjected to shellfire, an influx of refugees and shortages of water, electricity and food...

  • Fire in German Alps hotel kills five

    BERLIN: A fire that ripped through a hotel in the German Alps on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded seven others, while another person was missing, police said...

    The fire began early on Saturday in the hotel in the southern state of Bavaria with 50 people inside, including 47 employees from the same company who were spending the Pentecost holiday weekend there, a police spokesman said...

  • Security agencies search Jhelum hotel owned by Pakistani-born London attacker's family

    Security agencies on Tuesday conducted a search of a hotel in Jhelum owned by family members of Pakistani-born London attacker, Khuram Shazad Butt, sources told DawnNews...

    Explore: London attacker identified as Pakistani-born British man previously known to police, MI5Reports of the search of the hotel, located on GT Road in the Mujahidabad area, were confirmed by area residents who said the search was carried out in the morning... ...

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