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Pak using Haqqani, LeT as proxies: Mullen

WASHINGTON: Army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is the most powerful man in Pakistan and he controls the military-run ISI, which supports terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT, using them as proxies, top US commander Mike Mullen has said.

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Political groups threaten to boycott Egypt polls

CAIRO: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, tipped as favourites in the nation's first free elections, has threatened to boycott the upcoming parliamentary polls, along with other groups, demanding scrapping of reservation of one third of the seats for non-party candidates.

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Hasina felt indebted to India for support: WikiLeaks

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Prime Minister, Ms Sheikh Hasina felt "indebted" to India for supporting her during her imprisonment under the previous military-backed interim regime, and had authorised her adviser to open an exclusive channel of negotiation with New Delhi, unknown even to the Foreign Ministry here.

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Oz to loosen visa requirements

MELBOURNE: Witnessing a steep decline in foreigners' enrolment in its universities, Australia today announced that it will relax some visa requirements to win back overseas students, including Indians.

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