B’desh arrests 8,500 in anti-militant crackdown

DHAKA: Over 8,500 people, including 119 suspected militants, have been arrested in Bangladesh, police said on Monday as they intensified their nationwide crackdown on extremists to halt a spate of deadly attacks on minorities and secular writers in the Muslim-majority nation. “During the anti-crime clampdown we have arrested 8,569 people and of them 119 are […]

US has moved ahead of India in its enmity with Pak: Hafiz Saeed

US has moved ahead of India in its enmity with Pak: Hafiz Saeed

LAHORE: The US has “moved ahead” of India in its enmity with Pakistan and wants to damage its nuclear programme, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed said. “America has moved ahead of India in its enmity with Pakistan. It carried out drone attack in Balochistan to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour to test Pakistan whether […]

Zardari asks US to ‘trust’ Pakistan

Zardari asks US to ‘trust’ Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has asked the US to “trust” and “mend ties” with Pakistan to defeat terrorism, amid tension between the two countries over an American drone strike that killed the Afghan Taliban chief in Baluchistan. Zardari, who served as president from 2008 to 2013, also challenged those US Congressmen who doubt […]

3,000 arrested in B’desh crackdown, PM vows to catch killers

DHAKA: More than 3,000 people, including 37 militants, have been arrested across Bangladesh in a sweeping crackdown on Islamists to halt a wave of fatal attacks on minorities and secular writers, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today vowed to catch “each and every killer”. The militants arrested were operatives of the outlawed Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh […]

Clinton campaign gets boost on Obama’s backing

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton received a big boost to her White House ambitions after top Democrats led by President Barack Obama endorsed her amidst a latest opinion poll showing America’s first woman presidential candidate ahead of her Republican rival Donald Trump. Soon after Obama endorsed former secretary of state Clinton, the Clinton Campaign said they would […]

Sikh real-estate developer shot dead in Canada

Sikh real-estate developer shot dead in Canada

TORONTO: A 56-year-old prominent Sikh real estate developer has been shot dead in broad daylight in Canada’s Richmond city in what authorities are describing as a “brazen” target killing. Amarjit Singh Sandhu was shot in the parking lot of a shopping centre in Richmond, British Columbia, as shoppers and restaurant diners witnessed the shooting. Sandhu […]

3 Islamists killed in Bangladesh as Hindu priest murdered

3 Islamists killed in Bangladesh as Hindu priest murdered

DHAKA: Three suspected Islamists were killed on Tuesday in separate gunbattles with Bangladesh police which launched a massive crackdown on extremists as a Hindu priest became the latest casualty in a wave of attacks on secular activists and minorities in the Muslim-majority country. The three were operatives of the outlawed Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) outfit […]

Sharif discharged after open-heart surgery

LONDON: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been discharged from hospital, a week after successfully undergoing an open-heart surgery here. Sharif’s wife Kulsum Nawaz and his two sons Hassan and Hussain accompanied the Premier from the Harley Street Clinic in London to his house in the British capital on Monday evening. Sharif moved to his […]

‘Made ‘a lot of money’ in deal with Gadhafi’

‘Made ‘a lot of money’ in deal with Gadhafi’

JERSEY CITY (US): Donald Trump says he made “a lot of money” in a deal years ago with Moammar Gadhafi, despite suggesting at the time he had no idea the former Libyan dictator was involved in renting his suburban New York estate. “Don’t forget, I’m the only one. I made a lot of money with […]

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