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  • Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo in shock ICC acquittal

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday over a wave of post-electoral violence, in a stunning blow to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Judges ordered the immediate release of the 73-year-old deposed strongman, the first head of state to stand trial at the troubled ICC, and his former

  • Turkey to set up Syria security zone after Trump call

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a “security zone” in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan’s comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces

  • Winter weather kills 15 children in Syria: UN

    January 16, 2019 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT: Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday. The UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) said eight of them had died as a result of the cold in the Rukban camp in southeastern Syria and seven others during the displacement from the Jihadist bastion

  • Need to bring development in lives of people stressed

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: In a startling disclosure about prevalence of dialysis requirement among 85 percent outdoor patients visiting one hospital in Punjab's district of Bahawalpur out of total 1.38 million, Ministry of Planning Parliamentary Secretary Kanwal Shauzab said that the reprioritisation of development programme would be done to achieve social sector goals

  • HU produces first woman Urdu PhD scholar

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    MANSEHRA: The Hazara University has produced its first woman PhD scholar in Urdu literature.“I have defended my thesis successfully on the importance of psychology in Urdu fiction novels and got the distinction to become the first ever woman PhD in this discipline at this university,” Raheela Bibi told reporters on Monday. Dr Altaf Yousafzai-led examination

  • Resolution for amendment to PA rules to deseat MPA

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Momna Waheed, a PTI legislator in Punjab Assembly, on Monday submitted a resolution calling for amendment to PA rules for deseating any MPA who does not take oath for three months after being elected. The resolution was submitted in the PA Secretariat and it calls for empowering the House to deseat the MPA who doesn’t take oath for 90 days, so that people

  • 7.2-kanal of overseas Pakistani encroached in Jhang

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    JHANG: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab chapter’s commissioner has directed the Jhang district collector/deputy commissioner to take immediate action against the revenue and municipality officials over their alleged involvement in encroaching the urban land of an overseas Pakistani. Ali Aftab Sial, an overseas Pakistani and a USA citizen

  • Dacoit injured, 3 arrested during encounter

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    HAFIZABAD: An alleged dacoit was injured while his three accomplices were arrested after an encounter with Vanike Tarar police on Monday. According to the police, Aftab Hussain, Altaf Hussain and their two accomplices allegedly stole fish worth Rs 2 million from the fish farm of Umar Hayat at Kharak village on Sunday night. After registering a case, the police

  • 12 held for selling, flying kites

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    police arrested Jawad from Alam Chowk, Nekapura police nabbed Tanvir from Behlul Dana, Uggoki police arrested Shahid from Adalatgarha, Muradpur police nabbed Hamid Ali and Naveed from Harar village and Kotli Loharan police arrested Waseem, Nadeem, Ahsan, Bilal, Faraz and Arslan from Kharta Syedan village. The police have registered separate cases against

  • 2 dacoits killed in ‘encounter’

    January 15, 2019 12:00 AM

    FAISALABAD: Two dacoits were killed during an ‘encounter’ with police near Thikriwala on Monday. Allah Ditta Ranjha and an unidentified dacoit were looting people on Faisalabad-Jhang Road when Thikriwala police rushed to the spot and tried to arrest the dacoits. On seeing the police, the dacoits allegedly opened fire at them, which was retaliated. As a result