Tuesday , 13 November 2018

World News

Yemen in shock after Saudi-led strike on bus kills 29 children

AFP   Dahyan The remains of victims and children’s clothing were strewn across a market in northern Yemen Friday, as the US and UN called for an investigation into an air strike the previous day by a Saudi-led coalition that killed 29 children on a bus. Yesterday’s strike on a bus filled with children at the Dahyan market in the ... Read More »

In a 1st, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Pak allowed to remarry

PTI   Karachi For the first time, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Pakistan’s Sindh provincce have been allowed to remarry under a landmark amendment made by the provincial assembly, a media report said. Earlier, divorced or widowed Hindu women were not permitted a second marriage. The Sindh Hindu Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2018 not only accords the right of separation ... Read More »

Malaysia ex-PM Najib to face corruption trial in February

Kuala Lumpur Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s trial on corruption charges related to a massive financial scandal that led to his shock election defeat will start in February, a court said today. Najib, 65, will stand trial for criminal breach of trust, money laundering and power abuse linked to billions of dollars allegedly looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. ... Read More »

Imran Khan apologies to election commission for voting in open

PTI Islamabad Pakistan’s Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan Friday tendered an unconditional written apology to the election commission for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last possible hurdle in his swearing-in next week. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in a 3-1 vote, accepted the apology submitted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson. It also ordered the issuance of ... Read More »

Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok: death toll tops 300

AFP   Mataram (Indonesia) The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 today, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies only just starting to reach ... Read More »

Apology dedmanded from Imran Khan

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan’s election commission Thursday demanded a signed apology from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan for violating the electoral code of conduct while casting his vote during the general election on July 25, according to a media report. A four-member bench headed by the chief election commissioner heard the case against Khan, after the Election ... Read More »

Guterres taps Chile’s 1st woman president to be UN rights chief

PTI   United Nations Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first woman president and prominent rights advocate, was Thursday nominated by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to be the global body’s next human rights chief. Bachelet, 66, will succeed Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who had been one of the most outspoken critics of alleged abuses by the governments in many countries. Following consultations ... Read More »

Pak NA session likely to be called next week: Minister

PTI Islamabad Pakistan’s caretaker government has submitted a report to the president for convening a session of the newly-elected National Assembly which is likely to be called next week, Law and Information Minister Ali Zafar said Wednesday. Talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court, Zafar said the National Assembly session is likely to be called between August 12 and 14 ... Read More »

US Navy veteran gets three life sentences for killing Indian engineer

PTI New York A US Navy veteran has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences on hate crime charges for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounding two others after he thought they were Iranians at a suburban Kansas City bar last year. Adam Purinton of Olathe shot and killed Kuchibhotla, and wounded two others – Indian national Alok Madasani ... Read More »

Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military institutes

PTI Islamabad For the first time, Pakistani soldiers will undergo training at Russian military institutes after the two countries signed an agreement related to it, in a sign of further strengthening their defense ties amid Islamabad’s increasingly uneasy relations with the United States. The agreement was signed Tuesday at the conclusion of the first meeting of Russia-Pakistan Joint Military Consultative ... Read More »