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Pakistan condemns Motiur Rehman Nizami’s hanging in Bangladesh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the execution of the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Motiur Rehman Nizami in Bangladesh, while Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan termed the hanging ‘inhumane’ and a ‘violation of international laws’.

“Nizami’s main fault was … Read More

In India, second journalist killed, burned in two weeks

NEW YORK: On June 20, the burned body of a journalist was found in the Indian state of Maharashtra, a day after he had been kidnapped, according to media reports. The murder of Sandeep Kothari comes as the second such … Read More

Scots vote to stay in the United Kingdom

EDINBURGH: Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared.

Scotland’s final verdict on the … Read More

Scots vote in record numbers, await independence verdict

EDINBURGH: Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom.

Scotland’s verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time on Friday, … Read More

Explosion fells building outside Paris, killing at least 2

ROSNY-SOUS-BOIS: A four-story building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion on Sunday morning, killing a child and an elderly woman, and emergency teams were searching the rubble for others still missing.

About 150 emergency workers were on hand … Read More

Obama orders air strikes on ISIL in Iraq

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized “targeted” U.S. air strikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a “potential act of genocide.”

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U.S. general dead, German general wounded in Afghan attackf

KABUL: A U.S. general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded on Tuesday, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said. … Read More

British lawmaker Warsi resigns from Govt over Gaza issue

LONDON: United Kingdom’s minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi announced her resignation from the Government due to UK’s policy on Gaza issue, ARY News reports in Islamabad.

In a message on social media website Twitter, Sayeeda Warsi tweeted “With deep regret I … Read More

Bodies, black boxes of downed MH17 handed over to Malaysian experts

DONETSK: The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to … Read More

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 … Read More

China’s top paper says no place for a ‘new cold war’ with U.S.

SHANGHAI: China and the United States must avoid a “new cold war” in their international relations, China’s top newspaper said on Saturday, in the wake of high level talks in Beijing between senior leaders of the world’s two largest economies.

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Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel’s heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave.

Missiles from the … Read More

NSA spying on Pakistan among 193 countries

WASHINGTON: US spy agency, National Security Agency (NSA) is authorized to stake out 193 countries and political parties including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), says a classified document revealed by former CIA director, reports ARY News.

Former official of Central Investigation … Read More

Russian news cameraman killed in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW: A cameraman for Russia’s state-owned Channel One television channel was killed overnight in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, the channel said on Monday, the third Russian journalist to die in the conflict.

The channel said on its website Anatoly Klyan, … Read More

US will cooperate with Islamabad against terrorism, State Department

WASHINGTON: United States State Department spokeswoman Mary Harf has said that the US will extend full cooperation to Pakistan against terrorism and in other sectors, ARY News reports.

In a press briefing, Mary Harf said that it was the decision … Read More