Pakistan’s former minister rubbishes Headley’s testimony

Pakistan’s former minister rubbishes Headley’s testimony

Islamabad: Accusing India of trying to defame Pakistan by concocting confessions out of David Headley, former interior minister Rehman Malik has termed Pakistani-American’s testimony in the 2008 Mumbai attack case as “a pack of lies”. On the second day of his video-linked testimony from an undisclosed location in the US, the Pakistani-American claimed on Tuesday […]

Obama rolls out national action plan for cyber security

Obama rolls out national action plan for cyber security

Washington: US President Barack Obama has rolled out a USD 19 billion “national action plan” on cyber security as his intelligence chief warned of new security threats due to growing technologies that can open up doors to hackers. “We’re going to reform the way the government manages and responds to cyber threats. We’ll invest in […]

Pak approves Hindu Marriage Bill after decades of inaction

Pak approves Hindu Marriage Bill after decades of inaction

Islamabad: After decades of delay and inaction, the Hindu minority community in Pakistan will soon have a marriage law as a parliamentary panel has unanimously approved the Hindu Marriage Bill. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice yesterday passed the final draft of Hindu Marriage Bill 2015, where five Hindu lawmakers were specially […]

Pak court accepts plea to bring back Koh-i-Noor from UK

Lahore: A Pakistani court has accepted a petition seeking direction to the government to bring back Koh-i-Noor from British Queen Elizabeth-II, overruling the objection to the plea for the famed diamond, which India has been trying to get from the UK for years. Lahore High Court Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan yesterday overruled the objection by […]

India not immune to ISIS threat, says UAE

India not immune to ISIS threat, says UAE

Abu Dhabi: Warning that India is not immune to the threat from Islamic State (ISIS), the UAE, which has deported about a dozen Indians with suspected links to the terror group, said today that its anti-terror cooperation with India is going to get “more institutionalised”. “There are no grey areas. We need to tackle this […]

IS terrorists entered UK with Paris attacks ringleader: Report

IS terrorists entered UK with Paris attacks ringleader: Report

LONDON: A number of Islamic State (IS) terrorists are believed to have left Syria and entered the UK with the ringleader of the Paris attacks in November last year, a media report said on Sunday. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, counter-terrorismofficials believe the suspects used the migrant crisis as cover to travel across Europe and […]

Mosques across Britain host ‘open day’ to explain faith

London: Seeking to counter the growing tide of Islamophobia in the UK and across Europe, about 90 mosques in Britain hosted an “open day” today to explain the faith of Islam “beyond the hostile headlines”. The initiative, launched last year by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), attracted more than double participating mosques this year […]

UK witness spike in rape claims linked to online dating

LONDON: The number of people in the UK reporting being raped by someone they met on a dating website or app has spiked six-fold in five years, latest official figures show. There were 184 rape allegations in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. It said 85 per cent of […]

Sharif accused of being soft on India by JuD, Islamist parties

Sharif accused of being soft on India by JuD, Islamist parties

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has come under attack from Islamist parties and groups supporting militancy in Kashmir that accused him of being soft on India and advocating peace. The groups led by Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed held a conference outside National Press Club here to mark ‘Solidarity Day’ […]

Pak wants max number of Taliban groups to join Afghan talks

Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday called for collective efforts to persuade maximum number of Taliban groups to join Afghan peace dialogue, as the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan launched third round of talks here aimed at adopting a roadmap for reconciliation in the war-torn country. “We believe our collective efforts at this stage, including through supportive […]