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South Asia

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday alleged that the Indian claims about the presence of militants along the Line of Control is aimed at creating unrest in Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir. (Photo: AP)

People of PoK are fully aware of Indian atrocities and agendas: Pak army chief

Army said in a statement that the Chief of Army Staff visited the LoC in Kel sector and a forward post at Sharda.

 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is expected to visit Tawang early next month. (Photo: AP)

Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang to impact Indo-China ties: Tibetan scholar

Lian Xiangmin said Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Arunachal Pradesh is an ‘unfriendly’ move on the part of India.

 Nawaz Sharif had also warned against destruction of the places of worship of other religions, describing them as 'a crime in Islam'. (Photo: AP)

Cleric demands public apology from Pak PM Sharif for anti-Islam Holi speech

On March 14, Sharif had said that forced conversion and discrimination against minorities were not allowed in Islam.

 Sharif said Gen Musharraf was willing to meet him and made several attempts to do so in the past. (Photo: PTI)

Nawaz Sharif says he rejected Musharraf’s ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt

Sharif's claims were disputed by former Musharraf aide Ahmed Raza Kasuri who said that he had never heard of any such thing.


A panel of 14 grand justices will hear a debate over a disputed law.  (Photo: AFP)

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Two petitions for interpretation of Taiwan's Civil Code have been brought by veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei and Taipei city govt.

The ongoing protest was overshadowed this week by the death of one of the women involved.

Indonesia: About 50 farmers cement feet to protest factory

Farmers in the village of Kendeng have battled against plans for the factory for years, saying it could taint their water.

Justice Siddqiui said the court might order the government to conduct a referendum on whether to ban Facebook or not.(Photo: AFP)

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui says Pakistan may ban Facebook

Justice Siddiqui said the court would decide in the next hearing if the social media platform was required or not in the country.

A file photo shows young Sayed Jamal Mubarez (left) and competitor Zulala Hashemi performing in the music competition Afghan Star in Kabul. (Photo:AFP)

Barber-turned-rapper wins Afghan Star

This year’s edition stood out after 18-year-old singer Zulala Hashimi from the east of the country — reached the final for the first time.

 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pervez Musharraf wanted secret deal, says Nawaz Sharif

Many members of the Sharif family too had to live in the Gulf nation after the coup until their return to Pakistan in November 2007.

Middle East

Jeff Sessions said 'today's arrest in Israel is the culmination of a large-scale investigation spanning multiple continents for hate crimes against Jewish communities across our country'. (Photo: AP)

Israel: Jewish teen arrested for anti-Semitic bomb threats in US, other places

A source familiar with details of the case said he held dual US-Israeli citizenship.

Caught in the middle of the ban are thousands of travellers growing increasingly frustrated with what they see as an absurd measure. (Photo: AP)

‘I need my iPad’: Travellers across Middle East express ire over electronics ban

US and UK have cited intelligence indicating passenger jets could be targeted via explosives planted in electronic devices.

Somalia is among three nations on the verge of famine, along with Yemen and Nigeria. In South Sudan (Photo: AP)

UN releases USD 22 million to fight famine threat in Somalia

Somalia declared a national disaster last month as the number of people going hungry hit three million.

The Public Prosecution for Cybercrimes office had ordered Ahmad Mansoor's arrest. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

UAE rights activist detained for social media criticism

Mansoor was detained after a raid on his home in the emirate of Ajman on Monday.


 The state police said that the attackers on motorcycles and in a car, opened fire on a market and set buildings on fire. (Photo: Representational/AP)

Gun attack in Nigeria market kill 17, says police

The police said that this was the latest violence linked to grazing rights disputes.

Shekau denies Cameroon's claims earlier this month that 60 of his men were killed and 5,000 people were rescued from captivity. (Photo: AFP)

'Will continue insuregency attacks in Nigeria until caliphate is established': Boko Haram

A multinational force has been fighting Boko Haram extremists in the Lake Chad region amid one of Africa's largest humanitarian crises.

In this photo taken from video footage, Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma hands a diamond during a meeting with delegates of Kono district, where the gem was found, at the presidential office in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photo: AP)

706-carat diamond unearthed by pastor in Sierra Leone

The diamond was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday before being locked in Freetown's central bank vault.

Many Egyptians who lived through Mubarak's rule view it as a period of autocracy and crony capitalism. (Photo: AFP)

Egypt: Ex-Prez Hosni Mubarak cleared of charges, released after 6 years

Mubarak was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring to murder 239 demonstrators during the 18-day revolt.

 A police search party with more than 100 officers, found one-month-old Siwaphiwe Mbambo after two days. (Photo: Representational/File)

South Africa: Woman fakes month-old daughter's kidnapping, arrested

After the police was informed, they set up a roadblock at a toll plaza and found the baby in a car.


 Police have searched 16 addresses, with five more raids still underway, mainly in London and the central city of Birmingham. (Photo: AP)

UK Parliament attack: Police arrest 2 more suspects

9 people are now in custody over Wednesday's rampage in Westminster, in which at least 50 were injured, 31 requiring hospital treatment.

Emergency services transport an injured person to an ambulance, close to the Houses of Parliament in London (Photo: AP)

UK Parliament assailant Khalid Masood: 'A nice guy' turned extremist

Prime Minister Theresa May said he was once investigated by the intelligence service MI5 "in relation to concerns about violent extremism".

(Photo: Representational Image)

At least 250 feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

In over a year we have never seen any of these dinghies that were anything other than packed, Proactiva spokeswoman says.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in Parliament.

UK won’t be cowed by terror, says PM Theresa May

Lawmakers return to Parliament for work a day after attack that left 3 people dead.


President Donald Trump about the health care overhaul bill in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)

No repeal for 'Obamacare': A humiliating defeat for Donald Trump

Democrats said Americans can 'breathe a sigh of relief.'

 The move comes days after the Public Broadcasting Service aired a documentary on H-1B visa programme that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US. (Photo: DC/File)

US: Bill claims outsourced jobs abuse H1-B programme, may hit Indian techies

During his presidential campaign, Trump had promised to increase oversight of H-1B and L-1 visa programmes used by Indian tech firms.

Family of the deceased persons in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada mourn the loss. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Indian-origin woman, 7-year-old son found dead in US

The deceased woman and her husband, both software professionals, had been living in the US since the last 9 years.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI)

Adityanath as UP CM is shocking rebuke to minorities: US media

There was no immediate comments on the editorial from the Prime Minister's office in New Delhi.

Gilma J. Ordonez-Guevara of Lawrenceville on charges including vehicular homicide, hit and run, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and no license. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Woman charged with vehicular homicide of baby granddaughter

Police say 23-month-old Valeria Leiba died from her injuries after she was hit on Tuesday afternoon.


Dutton said there would have been 'significant consequences in our own country' if the govt had followed the opposition’s advice by bringing all the refugees to Australia quickly. (Photo: AP)

Australia denies entry to Syrian refugees; cites London attack for justification

A minister said that the deadly rampage near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday showed Australia was right to be cautious.

The shocking incident took place in 2014 for at least three weeks.

Australia: Sexually abused 8-yr-old tries to kill self after school’s shocking apathy

To add to the mother’s woes, the boy also suffers from high-functioning autism.

The authorities have been unable to find or contact him saying his current whereabouts are unknown. (Representational Image)

Australia: Indian man charged for impersonating doctor for 11 years

The immigration minister termed the case as a 'big failing of the system'.

The charges include rape, indecent treatment of children, making child exploitation material.

Australia: Justin Bieber impostor charged with 931 child sex crimes

As part of the investigation, a 42-year-old man had earlier been charged with a number of child sex offences.