Monster snowstorm sweeps across US East Coast

Washington, Jan 23: A monster snowstorm that could bury the American capital under more than two and a half feet of snow swept across the US EastCoast with 85 million residents in its path, bringing the region to a virtual standstill.

Governors in at least 10 states -Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky, declared states of emergency Friday as the snowstorm began.

With the weatherman warning that the epic storm dubbed "Snowmageddon 2016" 
would last for 36 hours until early hours of Sunday, travel was disrupted in at least five major airport hubs, with over 7,600 flights cancelled on Friday and Saturday.

The ripple effect extended to Los Angeles International Airport, with 86 cancelled arriving and departing flights, according to CNN.

By Friday evening over 130,000 people had lost power as Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York faced blizzard conditions with winds of up to 50 miles an hour

Drone strike kills 6 IS terrorists in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least six terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed in the latest drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of ...

Pak court orders suspension of passport of 'absconder' Musharraf

Islamabad: In a blow to Pakistan's former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, the special court hearing the high treason case against him has al...

Saudi Crown Prince Says Will Develop Nuclear Bomb If Iran Does: Reports

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom's crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday, rai...

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over nerve attack on former spy

London: Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, over a chemical attack on a former Russian double ...