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April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Call to defend freedom of expression, civil rights

LAHORE: Journalists, editors, intellectuals and civil society activists Monday expressed serious concern about suppression of freedom of expression, rights-based movements and dissent. In a joint statement, the representatives of civil society and media took serious exception to the ongoing reign of repression against a section of media, rights-based 3

April 17, 2018 12:00 AM Russian investigative journalist dies after balcony fall

MOSCOW, Russia: A Russian journalist who wrote on Moscow’s "shadow army" in Syria has died after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor flat, but investigators said Monday they were not treating the death as suspicious. Maksim Borodin fell from his apartment in Yekaterinburg, a major city in the Urals, last week and died from his injuries in hospital 3

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM S Africa lays to rest ‘Mama’ Winnie Mandela

SOWETO, South Africa: South Africa lays to rest anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela´s former wife Winnie Mandela with full state honours at a stadium funeral in Soweto on Saturday. Tens of thousands of mourners burst into loud cheers as the casket carrying her remains was wheeled into the stadium, less than two kilometres from her home. The casket 1

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Lankan PM wins no-confidence vote

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defeated a no-confidence motion in parliament late on Wednesday but political tensions rose after 13 MPs from an allied party voted against him. Wickremesinghe said he would hold talks with President Maithripala Sirisena after coming through the battle by 122 votes to 76. Sirisena has criticised 5

April 2, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz condemns large-scale Indian atrocities in IHK

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the Indian atrocities unleashed on the Kashmiris in recent days that resulted in martyrdom of 17 people in the held valley besides causing injuries to many more. In a statement on Sunday, the chief minister said that the worst human rights violations over the decades have exposed 6

April 2, 2018 12:00 AM APNS elects its office-bearers

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) has unanimously elected Hameed Haroon as President, Sarmad Ali as Secretary General, Kazi Asad Abid as Senior Vice President, Mehtab Khan as Vice President, Bilal Mehmood as Joint Secretary and Waseem Ahmed as Finance Secretary of the Society for the year 2018-19. The annual general council meeting on Saturday 7

April 1, 2018 5:02 PM Malala a respected role model in China: Global Times

BEIJING: Influential Global Times in a commentary has stated that Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's strength, will and positivity in her fight against extremist forces have won her acclaim with the Chinese public. All these made Malala a respected role model in China, the newspaper said. Malala's return to Pakistan since being shot in the head by Taliban 6

March 24, 2018 12:00 AM Islamabad traders cut cake to mark Pakistan Day

Islamabad: A cake cutting ceremony was held at the residence of senior leader of PML-N Syed Zafar Ali Shah to mark the Pakistan Day. Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry was the chief guest while Muhammad Naveed, Senior Vice President and Nisar Mirza, Vice President ICCI were also present at the occasion 4

March 21, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi billionaire Al-Waleed ‘forgives’ Ritz ordeal

Riyadh: Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal says all is forgiven after his three-month detention in an anti-corruption crackdown, dismissing speculation he had forfeited control of his assets in exchange for his freedom. The prince, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was released from the now-notorious Ritz-Carlton hotel in early January 4

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Asean leaders tackle Rohingya crisis and urge South China Sea calm

SYDNEY: Australia and its Asean neighbours vowed to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea on Sunday at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took centre stage. Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the three-day meeting in Sydney, also agreed to work more closely 3