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Sri Lanka welcomes Cannes award for refugee film

Sri Lanka’s government on Monday hailed the awarding of Cannes’ top prize to a film highlighting the plight of the Tamil minority during the island’s civil war, saying authorities were working to redr

Axact CEO’s protective bail plea dismissed

The Sindh high court on Monday rejected Axact chief executive officer Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh’s application plea seeking grant of a protective bail to avoid arrest in the fake degrees scandal terming his

Pakistan President’s son escapes blast, 3 dead

At least three people were killed and another 15 injured as result of an explosion targeting Pakis-tan President Mamnoon Hussain’s son Suleman Hussain outside a hotel in the outskirts of Karachi, the

Ban on Islamist group after blogger killings

Bangladesh on Monday banned an Islamist militant group suspected of involvement in the murders of atheist bloggers that sparked protests in Dhaka and outrage around the world, an official said.

Pakistan: Parrikar has confirmed Indian hand in terrorism

Pakistan defence minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif said his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar’s statement on sponsoring terrorism had confirmed Islamabad’s assertion that India was involved in terror a

Afghans, Taliban met for secret China talks

An Afghan peace envoy held secret talks with Taliban leaders in China last week which were also attended by Chinese officials and representatives of Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, a media report has said.

Nepalis mark 1 month since quake

A man, who lost his family members in the quake. (Photo: AP)

Hundreds gather near the rubble of 19th-century Dharahara Tower

Fighting rages with Ramadi in balance

Iraqi fighters from a Shia mobilisation unit in action on the outskirts of the Baiji oil refinery. — AFP

ISIS poured more fighters into Ramadi as security forces and Shia paramilitaries prepared to retake the Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.

Rules drafted for joint Arab force

New outfit to intervene in crises ranging from Syria war to Yemen insurgency

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.