China accuses US of ‘double standards’ on South China Sea row

BEIJING: China has accused the US of “double standards” on the issue of militarisation of the South China Sea, days after it emerged that Beijing has deployed surface- to-air missiles on an island in the hotly disputed area. “Instead of questioning China about “militarising” the region, the US should reflect on its own behaviour. Stopping […]

4-yr-old jailed for life for four murders in Egypt

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has mistakenly sentenced a four-year-old boy to life imprisonment for committing four murders when he was only one-year-old, sparking furor on the social media. Ahmed Mansour Karni received the lengthy prison term after he was convicted in absentia of four counts of murder, eight of attempted murder, vandalising property, disturbance of […]

GHAZI MURDER CASE: Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf

GHAZI MURDER CASE: Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: A non-bailable warrant was issued against former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday in connection with the murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who was killed in a military crackdown in 2007. A local court in Islamabad issued the order and directed the authorities to produce Musharraf before it on […]

UK universities organise Kashmir Solidarity Week

LONDON: Two of London’s leading universities, King’s College and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) organised Kashmir Awareness Week which concluded on Saturday. The Kashmir solidarity movements of the two institutions had planned a series of symposiums and talks over the past week in an attempt to trigger debate and present all sides […]

Iraq tribesmen battle IS inside Fallujah for 2nd day

BAGHDAD: Sunni Arab tribesmen battled militants of the Islamic State group in their Fallujah stronghold for a second day today in a major blow to the jihadists in Iraq, officials said. Fallujah is one of two Iraqi cities still controlled by IS, but residents — said to number in the tens of thousands — vastly […]

Indian mission among top defaulters in London

Indian mission among top defaulters in London

LONDON: The Indian High Commission in the UK has been ranked fifth in an assessment of foreign missions that have refused to pay London’s traffic congestion charge over the years, owing over 4.4 million pounds in unpaid dues. The list is topped by the US Embassy in London, which owes over 10 million pounds, followed […]

Bail plea dismissed for Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan

LAHORE: Notwithstanding a police clean chit, a Pakistani court has dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of ace cricketer Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges for hoisting the Indian flag atop his home. Umar Daraz, a 22-year-old Kohli lookalike, is facing an imprisonment of up to 10 years for hoisting […]

26/11: Pakistan court orders deposition of Indian witnesses

26/11: Pakistan court orders deposition of Indian witnesses

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani anti-terrorism court holding the Mumbai attack trial has ordered the Federal Investigation Agency to present all 24 Indian witnesses before it so that their statements can be recorded, an order which could further delay proceedings in the high-profile case. The Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad, which is holding the trial of the seven […]

US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria

US-led strikes kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria

BEIRUT: Strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group killed at least 15 civilians, including three children, in northeastern Syria on Thursday, a monitor said. The strikes hit four IS-controlled villages in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, saying the toll could rise. The Britain-based monitor said the latest civilian […]

Kenya army says it killed Shebab intelligence chief

NAIROBI: Kenya’s army said today it had killed the intelligence chief of the Shebab insurgents and 10 other commanders in an air strike in Somalia. The US government had placed a USD 5 million bounty on the head of spy chief Mahad Karate, with Kenya celebrating what it called a “major blow” to the Al-Qaeda-linked […]

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