Malala urges support for girl education in India

Malala urges support for girl education in India

Davos: Corporates should come forward to support the cause of girl education in India and other countries by utilising the financial, technical and human resources available with them, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has said. Overwhelmed by the “love and support” she has been getting from Indians, she is also keen to visit India to meet […]

Human Rights Watch slams Colombo for not abolishing draconian law

Human Rights Watch slams Colombo for not abolishing draconian law

Colombo: Sri Lanka has failed to fulfil its pledge to abolish its draconian anti-terrorism law that gives police sweeping powers to arrest suspects without trial, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, demanding repeal of the law that was widely used during the civil war against the LTTE. “The Sri Lankan government has been all talk […]

Trump seeks decisive action against Taliban

Trump seeks decisive action against Taliban

Washington: US President Donald Trump Sunday asked countries to take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them, in an indirect but obvious reference to Pakistan. In one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years, an explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul […]

Indian-American woman sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment

Indian-American woman sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a ‘sexually hostile’ work environment while working for him. Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein’s personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an […]

Pak journalists observe ‘black day’, seek resolution of Kashmir issue

Pak journalists observe ‘black day’, seek resolution of Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: To mark the Republic Day of India as “black day”, the Pakistani journalists organised a protest demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) to condemn the continued “gross human rights violations” committed by Indian forces in Kashmir. The protest demonstration was among others attended by journalists, AJK resistance camp and civil society from […]

Trump supports free trade with reciprocity rider

Trump supports free trade with reciprocity rider

Davos: US President Donald Trump on Friday said he supports free trade but it has to be fair and reciprocal, as he reaffirmed his nuanced commitment to ‘America First’ policy, saying it does not mean “America alone”. Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) where several leaders have took him on for his alleged protectionist and […]

Ties with US under stress: Pak envoy acknowledges

Ties with US under stress: Pak envoy acknowledges

Washington Acknowledging that Pakistan’s relationship with the US is “under stress”, the country’s envoy here has urged Washington not to look at Islamabad with a “very narrow approach” through one lens or the other. The US has recently suspended about USD 2 billion in security aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on the […]

UNSC sanctions monitoring team arrives in Pakistan: report

UNSC sanctions monitoring team arrives in Pakistan: report

ISLAMABAD: A UN Security Council team has arrived in Pakistan for an assessment of Islamabad’s compliance with the world body’s sanctions regime, amid mounting global pressure on the country to act against alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and entities linked to him. Though there was no official word about the arrival of the UN […]