ISLAMABAD: Days after the partial easing of their tensions over a mysterious memo, Pakistan’s government and army could be engaged in a fresh standoff over the issue of handing over control of all cantonment boards and military lands across the country to civilians.Read More »
NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.
The UN Security Council is considering a Moroccan draft resolution that includes demands that Syria end all rights abuses while putting down pro-democracy protests.
WASHINGTON: An Indian-origin student has levelled allegations of racial discrimination against two prestigious American universities - Harvard and Princeton - in their admission policy, prompting a probe by US authorities.Read More »
MOSCOW: Mr Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russia’s third-richest man, said he’ll give $17 billion of his $18 billion fortune to charity if he defeats the Prime Minister, Mr Vladimir Putin and three other candidates to win the presidency next month.Read More »
NEW YORK: The New York Police Department recommended increasing surveillance of thousands of Shiite Muslims and their mosques, based solely on their religion, as a way to sweep the Northeast for signs of Iranian terrorists, according to interviews and a newly obtained secret police document.Read More »
MELBOURNE: Over 100 people, mainly students, are feared killed after a ship with over 350 onboard sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, even as over 200 passengers were saved by Australian rescuers from choppy seas.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Angered by his defiance of its order to reopen graft cases against the President, Pakistan Supreme Court today summoned Premier, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear before it on February 13 when it will charge him with contempt, a move which may trigger a fresh political crisis.Read More »
CAIRO: Egyptian authorities announced a national three-day mourning period following violence at a stadium in Port S aid that saw at least 73 people killed and about a thousand injured.Read More »
REUTERS: Swedish authorities are looking into whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been going to the "wrong" type of people, like human rights campaigners and environmentalists, in violation of prize founder Alfred Nobel's will.Read More »
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Gustavo Petro was imprisoned as a rebel in the 1980s on a weapons conviction. As the Bogota’s new mayor, Mr Petro wants to get firearms off the streets of this city where the conspicuous display of guns has long been the norm.
So he’s trying an experimental ban on gun-wielding in public.