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Islamic State claims killing of 29 at Iran military parade

AFP TEHRAN Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack on Saturday on an Iranian military parade claimed by the Islamic State group, as Tehran accused a US ally in the region of the assault. The attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of ... Read More »

Pakistan PM hits out at India, calls its response “arrogant” for cancelling talks

PTI ISLAMABAD India’s decision to cancel the foreign minister-level meeting in New York was “arrogant”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said Saturday, asserting that he was “disappointed” by the New Delhi’s “negative” response. India on Friday cited the “brutal” killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the release of the postal stamps “glorifying” Kashmiri militant Burhan ... Read More »

Nasheed seeks India’s help for free and fair election

PTI   Colombo Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Friday asked India to exert its influence to ensure a free and fair election in the country as he fears that September 23 presidential polls could be rigged. The Maldives on Sunday will hold its third-ever multiparty presidential election. Opposition parties from across Maldivian politics have formed a united front to ... Read More »

‘No ‘deal’ with Saudi for release of Sharif and family from jail’

PTI   Islamabad There was no “deal” between the governments of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia for the release of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members after a top court suspended their sentences in a corruption case, a senior Pakistani minister has asserted. The Islamabad High Court Wednesday suspended the jail sentences of Sharif, his daughter Maryam ... Read More »

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang passes away

AFP   HANOI Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported. He passed away from a “serious illness despite devoted treatment by professors and doctors” both in Vietnam and abroad, the official Vietnam News Agency said. In office as president since April 2016 after more than four decades at ... Read More »

Woman shoots dead three at US warehouse, commits suicide

AFP   Aberdeen A woman opened fire with a handgun on Thursday at the warehouse where she worked in the eastern US state of Maryland, killing three people and wounding another three in the country’s latest mass shooting, police said. The suspect — a 26-year-old identified as Snochia Moseley — died after shooting herself in the head, Harford County Sheriff ... Read More »

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

AFP Nairobi The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry’s capacity —  when it capsized close to the pier ... Read More »

‘Unconscious racism’ exists in UK’s state-run health service

London: A senior Indian-origin medic who heads Britain’s leading doctors’ union on Thursday called on the government-funded National Health Service to treat its black and minority ethnic doctors more fairly, alleging that there is an “unconscious racism” within the system. Please like & share: Read More »

Sharif will ‘expose’ Imran Khan government: PML-N

Lahore: Nawaz Sharif, who was released from jail after a court suspended his sentence in a corruption case, will “expose” the Imran Khan government and launch a drive against rigging in the general elections, the ousted Pakistan prime minister’s party said on Thursday. Please like & share: Read More »