LAHORE: A Pakistani court has sentenced an imam and his son to life imprisonment after convicting them on controversial blasphemy charges after they removed a poster containing Quranic verses, officials said.Read More »
KATHMANDU: The controversial memoir of a former top palace aide of Nepal, that has dragged India into dispute and besmirched the images of the former royals, also bares Chinese skeletons in Nepal’s cupboard.Read More »
TEHRAN: Investigators have found the black box from a passenger jet which crashed while trying to make an emergency landing in a snowstorm in north-western Iran, killing at least 77 people.Read More »
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK: The Palestinian foreign minister, Mr Riad Malki says he will seek United Nations recognition for a Palestinian state in September and is currently lobbying for votes worldwide.Read More »
WASHINGTON: Indian-American Nikki Haley will script history on Wednesday when she will be sworn-in as the first woman Governor of South Carolina state, becoming only the second person from the community to hold a gubernatorial post in the US.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: The assassin of Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer today confessed in a Pakistani court that he had acted alone in killing the politician and that he had been planning the attack before being deployed to guard him.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of SAARC council of ministers meeting in Bhutan early next month to explore ways to take forward the stalled peace process.Read More »
TORONTO: Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only man convicted in 1985 Air India bombing, has been sentenced to nine years in jail by a Canadian court for perjury at the trial of his two co-accused conspirators.Read More »
WASHINGTON: The US will provide Pakistan with more military, intelligence and economic aid, even though top officials of the Obama administration feel that the country is not doing enough to crack down on terror havens in its tribal belt.
Vice-president Mr Joseph Biden will deliver the message outlining the new aid package when he visits Pakistan next week, The 'Washington Post' reported Saturday.
GUATEMALA CITY: Over 2,000 children under the age of five years died in Guatemala during the first 10 months of 2010 as a consequence of illnesses caused by malnutrition, an official report said.Read More »