Saturday , 17 November 2018

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American officials meet former Afghan Taliban leaders: report

Washington: American officials are meeting former Afghan Taliban leaders amid intensifying efforts by the Trump administration to seek a negotiated settlement of the country’s longest war, according to a media report. Please like & share: Read More »

PTI candidate survives assassination bid

Peshawar: A former provincial minister and senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) today survived an assassination bid when a suicide bomber blew himself near his car, injuring him and killing his driver and guard in Pakistan’s troubled Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. Please like & share: Read More »

‘ISI pressuring judiciary to get favourable verdicts’

PTI   LAHORE A Pakistani high court judge Saturday alleged that the country’s powerful ISI spy agency is pressuring the chief justice and other judges to get favourable verdicts in different cases, including against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Speaking at the Rawalpindi Bar Association today, Islamabad High Court judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui openly lashed out at the Inter Services ... Read More »

Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer’s tape ‘perhaps illegal

REUTERS   WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump. The president said in a tweet it was “perhaps illegal” for a lawyer to record a ... Read More »

Terrorists being brought into Parliament: Pakistan Senators

PTI   ISLAMABAD Several Pakistani lawmakers today expressed concerns over candidates having links with banned outfits being allowed to run in the elections, saying terrorists would enter the Parliament. They also warned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that allowing banned organisations to contest elections would lead to bringing the extremist elements into the mainstream. “Terrorists were being brought inside ... Read More »

Protected Bangladesh interests while maintaining good ties with India: Hasina

PTI   DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday said her government had protected Bangladesh’s interests while maintaining friendly relations with India even as she blamed past Bangladeshi leaders for making compromises when in power. “They all – Zia, Khaleda Zia and Ershad uttered anti-Indian words in public but were out to please India for their own narrow gains,” she said ... Read More »

Hackers steal personal info of 1.5 mn patients, including PM Lee

PTI   Singapore In the worst ever breach of personal data in Singapore, hackers have stolen information of 1.5 million patients, including that of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, by infiltrating the computers of the country’s largest health group, the authorities said today. The hackers infiltrated SingHealth and stole the health records, including the outpatient prescriptions of 1,60,000 people, from ... Read More »