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Pakistan to halt executions in Ramazan

Islamabad: The Pakistani government has imposed a moratorium on executions during the upcoming holy month of Ramazan. A notification was issued on Friday by the federal interior ministry and provincial....

Dalai Lama meets aborigines in Australia

Canberra:The Dalai Lama, who is on a 10-day visit to Australia, said more needs to be done to protect local Aboriginal culture after meeting with traditional owners - as local....

China restores 800-year-old Buddhist statue

Beijing: Chinese authorities have completed restoration of a famous 800-year-old Buddha statue after seven years. Visitors now can see a new appearance of the "Qianshou Guanyin", a statue with 1,000....

Protests in Pakistan over Modi’s remarks, Rohingyas’ genocide

Islamabad: Protests were held across Pakistan's Sindh province to voice anger over what people described as "Indian war hysteria and inhuman brutalities being meted out to the Rohingya Muslims in....

US asks India, Pakistan to cool down after Myanmar strike

Washington: While declining comment on India's surgical strike on militants in Myanmar, the US has asked India and Pakistan to take steps to reduce tensions and move toward resuming dialogue.....

Four tourists sentenced to 3 days in jail for posing nude on sacred Malaysia mountain

Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court sentenced on Friday four tourists among a group blamed for triggering an earthquake by posing naked on Malaysia'a sacred Mount Kinabalu tourists to three days in....

Spanish king strips sister of duchess title

Madrid: By royal decree under Spanish King Felipe VI, his younger sister Infanta Cristina de Borbon will no longer hold the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, Spains official....

Pakistan government rejects EU concerns over executions

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has rejected the European Union's (EU) concerns over the death penalty and the foreign office said on Friday Islamabad is not violating international laws. "Only such....

Investigation begins against TCS, Infosys for H1-B visa violations by US

NEW YORK: Going by a report in New York Times, the US government has opened an inquiry against two of the major Indian outsourcing companies for probable violations of H1-B....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Russians on ‘Day of Russia’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the Russians on 'Day of Russia'. June 12 marks the day when Russia declared its independence from the Soviet Union. The....

MERS infections in S. Korea rise to 126 with 4 more cases

SEOUL: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases in South Korea have increased to 126 on Friday, authorities said. Four more people tested positive for the MERS virus on Friday, Xinhua....

Germanwings crash: Co-pilot saw 7 doctors weeks before fatal crash

PARIS: The co-pilot of the Germanwings airplane who deliberately crashed the aircraft in the French Alps in March, saw seven doctors in a month before the crash, officials said. In....

55 killed in Nepal landslides

KATHMANDU: At least 55 have been killed in several landslides that hit Taplejung district in northeastern Nepal on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, media reported. Republica, an English daily, said....

Pak parliament passes anti-India resolutions

Islamabad: The Pakistani parliament on Thursday passed unanimous resolutions strongly condemning recent provocative statements made by Indian leaders, including the threat of attacks against Pakistani territory. A resolution in the....

Pakistan didn’t build nukes to fire on Shab-e-Baraat, should hit back to India’s aggression: Pervez Musharraf

KARACHI: Amid the ongoing situation in India where the Indian Army killed some militants involved in the Manipur ambush in Myanmar, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf termed the recent Indian....

Wall Street Journal set to release first news app

New York: The Wall Street Journal is gearing up to release its first digest-style news app, a media report said. The app is named "What's News" after the signature news....

Indian workers arrested from England factory

London: Police and immigration enforcement officers arrested 13 Indian nationals during a raid at a factory in England's Leicester city earlier this month, an official statement said on Thursday. The....

US appeals court to hear 1984 case against Sonia Gandhi

New York: A US federal appeals court in Manhattan has set Aug 18 for oral arguments in a case filed by a Sikh rights group against Congress party chairperson Sonia....

Pakistan is not Myanmar, says Islamabad

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday said that India should not have any misconceptions about Islamabad since it is different as compared to Myanmar, an official statement said. The Indian Army struck....

No trace of Coast Guard aircraft, search intensified

Chennai: With no signs of wreckage of the Indian Coast Guard's aircraft that went missing on Monday night and no signals from the plane or from the crew's cellphones, the....

Suicide bomber kills six in Egypt temple

Cairo: At least six people were killed and several injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself on Wednesday at the ancient Karnak temple in Egypt, media reported. The bombing in....

Deals signed with India should be made public: Bangladesh opposition

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has asked the government to make public the deals signed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. It was the....

Three suspected of Syria terrorist links held in England

London: Three people were arrested on Tuesday in central England for alleged links to terrorist activities in Syria, according to West Midlands Police. A 21-year-old woman and two men, 27....

Pakistan slams Modi’s statement in Dhaka

Pakistan on Tuesday slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's acknowledgement of his country's involvement in the 1971 war, saying his statement confirms India's negative role against a sovereign neighbouring state.....

G7 backs Iran-P5+1 efforts for final n-deal

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany): The group of seven advanced economies, G7, has thrown its support behind efforts by Iran and the P5+1 countries to achieve a final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear programme.....

MERS cases in South Korea rise to 95

Seoul: The South Korean health ministry on Tuesday said there were eight more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 95. An infected patient also....

Nepal parties ink historic agreement

Kathmandu: The four major political parties of Nepal on Monday night inked a 16-point agreement to federate the country into eight federal provinces, paving the way for the promulgation of....

26 killed in Pakistan attack

Islamabad: At least 19 terrorists and seven soldiers were killed on Monday in suicide attack and the ensuing gun battle between security forces and militants in North Waziristan along the....

China ship tragedy: Toll escalates to 434

Beijing: A total of 434 people have been confirmed dead after a Chinese cruise ship capsized in the Yangtze River on June 1, authorities said on Monday. According to rescue....

Polling begins in Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad: Polling began on Monday to elect 24 legislators in Pakistani Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly amid strict security arrangements. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have fielded....