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Category: World News

Military takes control of Egypt

CAIRO: Egypt’s powerful military Thursday night said it has started taking “necessary measures to protect the nation” and support the…

Shaky Nepal PM names cabinet

KATHMANDU: The political crisis dogging Nepal for seven months intensified on Thursday with the new Prime Minister, Mr Jhala Nath…

Canada’s Quebec province assembly bans kirpan

TORONTO: Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province’s legislature has unanimously voted to ban the ‘kirpan’ from assembly premises, weeks after four Sikhs…

‘Solid foundation laid for sustained engagement with Pak’

THIMPHU: India and Pakistan appear set to resume their stalled dialogue after a near-freeze of several months with the External…

2 dead Pakistani nationals were intelligence operatives: report

ISLAMABAD: The controversy over the killing of two Pakistanis by a US consulate employee in Lahore took a new turn…

Musharraf named accused in Bhutto’s assassination

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani prosecutors today asked a trial court to declare former president Pervez Musharraf as an “absconder” in the 2007…

11 killed in Sri Lanka floods

COLOMBO: Floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka have forced 320,000 people to flee their homes and killed at least 11.

ICE indicates it may reinstate Tri-Valley students’ visas

WASHINGTON: The US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has indicated that it is ready to consider reinstating the immigration status…

India going for talks with Pak Foreign Secy with open mind: Rao

THIMPHU: Setting a positive tone ahead of their meeting here, the Foreign Secretary, Ms Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart…

Pak may grant immunity to American facing twin-murder charge

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government appears set to grant immunity to a US consulate employee facing a double murder charge following intense…