Pak court rejects Sharif’s plea to merge 3 graft cases

Pak court rejects Sharif’s plea to merge 3 graft cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s anti-graft court today rejected ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea for clubbing together three corruption cases filed against him by the countrys anti-corruption watchdog in the Panama Papers scandal. After the announcement of the judgement, Sharif was indicted separately in each of the three graft cases stemming from the Panama Papers leaks. Now, […]

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station: Witness

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station: Witness

Kabul: Gunmen stormed a television station in Kabul on Tuesday and many staff were still in the building, an employee told AFP, describing the attack as ongoing. “I saw three attackers on security cameras entering the TV station building. They first shot the guard and then entered the building. They started throwing grenades and firing,” […]

Indian arrested for stealing cash in Thailand

Indian arrested for stealing cash in Thailand

SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old Indian man has been arrested in Thailand for allegedly stealing cash belonging to an Egyptian passenger at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, police said. Mahesh Vaijinath Mote was identified after the footage of a security camera showed that at 2.15 am on November 4, he walked into the lounge and sat on […]

UK rejects 2 Indian extradition requests

UK rejects 2 Indian extradition requests

London: A British court currently hearing the extradition case of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has rejected two extradition requests by the Indian authorities in recent weeks. Judges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London ruled in favour of UK-based alleged bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla on October 16 and also discharged a fraud case against a […]

Pakistan court adjourns hearing in corruption cases against Sharif

Pakistan court adjourns hearing in corruption cases against Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before an anti-graft court which adjourned till November 7 the hearing of corruption cases against him, his daughter and son-in-law spiralling from the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, and some of his family members are facing charges relating to their ownership of properties in London. He […]

Sedition complaint filed against Khaleda for meeting with ISI

Sedition complaint filed against Khaleda for meeting with ISI

DHAKA: A sedition complaint was on Wednesday filed against Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia for allegedly holding a “secret meeting” with Pakistan’s spy agency ISI during her recent stay in the UK. Mashiur Rahman, a lawyer and supporter of the ruling Awami League, filed the plea with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court here, […]

Hamas hands over Egypt border crossing to Palestinian Authority

Hamas hands over Egypt border crossing to Palestinian Authority

GAZA CITY: Hamas handed over control of the Gaza Strip’s borderwith Egypt to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, an AFP journalist said, in a first key test of a Palestinian reconciliation accord agreed upon last month. Nazmi Muhanna, the Palestinian Authority’s top official for border crossings, formally received control of the Rafah crossing with Egypt […]

Drabu calls for making JK trade corridor

Drabu calls for making JK trade corridor

DUBAI (UAE): Finance minister Haseeb Drabu on Tuesday called for making Jammu & Kashmir a transit and trade corridor for arching out to Central Asia. “Given its geographical location, Jammu and Kashmir could become a nucleus towards forging a new economic alliance in the region between the South and the Central Asia,” Drabu said while […]

No one can ‘contain’ China: Chinese envoy

No one can ‘contain’ China: Chinese envoy

WASHINGTON: The Chinese envoy to the US on Tuesday said that no one could “contain” China now, expressing his displeasure over the formation of an “exclusive club” in the Indo-Pacific region. Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai was responding to questions on the recent India-centric policy speech by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

China mulls 3-year detention for disrespect to national anthem

China mulls 3-year detention for disrespect to national anthem

BEIJING: China’s top legislature is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem with up to three-year jail term instead of the current 15-day detention, official media said on Tuesday. In September, China’s rubber-stamp parliament passed a national anthem law stipulating 15 day detention for anyone disrespecting the country’s national anthem – “March […]