ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India cannot afford a war, the Pakistani Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, stressing that dialogue is the only way to resolve outstanding issues between the nuclear-armed neighbours.Read More »
MOSCOW: A Russian passenger jet carrying 125 people burst into flames just before take-off on a runway at a Siberian airport in the country’s Far North, killing at least three persons, including a child, and injuring over 40 others.Read More »
MONTREAL: The Canadian Prime Minister, Mr Stephen Harper on Saturday congratulated Ms Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first woman to become president, calling her inauguration an “important event.”Read More »
CAIRO: Egyptian newspapers warned on Sunday that “civil war” could break out unless Christians and Muslims close ranks after a deadly attack on a Coptic church that triggered angry protests.
The authorities said that a suicide bomber blew himself up outside Al-Qiddissin church in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria early on New Year’s Day, killing 21 people and wounding 79 others.
DUBAI: Seventeen Indians, who were sentenced to death in March this year, received a big reprieve ahead of the New Year when an appeals court judge overturned their sentences yesterday.Read More »
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: The United Nations has warned supporters of the Ivory Coast incumbent leader, Mr Laurent Gbagbo not to attack the Golf Hotel where the internationally recognised winner, Mr Alassane Ouattara has set up a shadow government under UN protection.
A pro-Gbagbo youth leader has said that Mr Ouattara and his supporters have until Saturday to “pack up their bags.”
ISLAMABAD: More than two dozen Hindu families in Pakistan have sought political asylum in India after an increase in cases of kidnapping for ransom and target killings of the members of their community in Balochistan province, an official said.Read More »