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  • Wanted Sudan leader Bashir attends Turkey’s Islamic summit

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISTANBUL: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes, attended Wednesday an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic group in Istanbul. Bashir was among leaders who responded to a call by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend the meeting after US President Donald Trump outraged the Islamic

  • Indonesia court indicts ex-parliament speaker after delays

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    JAKARTA: Indonesian prosecutors charged a former parliament speaker on Wednesday in connection with a $170m graft scandal after he held up proceedings for hours at the opening of his trial, saying he was ill. Setya Novanto has been brought to trial by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), which suspects extensive pilfering of public funds linked

  • Saudi King says determined to confront corruption

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Wednesday his government was determined to confront corruption with “justice and decisiveness”, signalling continued support for a crackdown on sleaze involving mass arrests of top Saudis including royals. In a televised speech to the country’s consultative Shura council, Salman also said the world’s

  • Afghan women officers train at Indian military academy

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    NEW DELHI: From shooting an AK-47 to dealing with computer-simulated sieges, 20 Afghan women officers are being put through their paces at a military training academy in India. They are the first Afghan women to attend the academy in the south Indian city of Chennai, which has been training men from the country’s military for several years. The women

  • Geo TV reporter injured in house robbery

    December 13, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Geo TV reporter Kamran Razi sustained injures on resisting a robbery bid at his house in DHA Phase-I on Monday night. Defence police SHO Liaquat Hayat said three to four armed robbers entered Razi’s house for robbery. He added Razi who was present in the house tried to block the mugging attempt of suspects, but they opened fire on Razi and escaped

  • Present system has failed to deliver: Qadri

    December 13, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said the rule of aristocracy has left all state institutions destroyed, the Constitution trivial, law powerless and the masses without resources. Nobody could get rights without coming to the streets and the masses had left with no option but to block roads for seeking justice, the PAT chief

  • 4 brothers killed in house collapse

    December 13, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    LAHORE: As many as four brothers died when a roof of their house situated in the Shahkot area of Nankana Sahib collapsed due to heavy rain during wee hours on Tuesday. According to the Rescue, the mother and sister of the deceased were also injured in the tragic incident. The local administration along with the local rescue officials immediately shifted

  • ANP awards six more tickets to candidates

    December 13, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) awarded six more party tickets to the candidates for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in the next general election. The ANP Parliamentary Board nominated former lawmaker Saqibullah Chamkani for PK-11 and Ibrar Khalil for PK-5 in Peshawar. The parliamentary board selected Pervez Ahmed Khan, a former MPA, to contest

  • HRs inclusion in syllabus as subject suggested

    December 13, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    PESHAWAR: Speakers have suggested inclusion of human rights as a subject in the syllabus of educational institutions across the country. The suggestion was made at a seminar arranged by the Regional Directorate of the Human Rights KP of the Ministry of Human Rights Islamabad. The seminar was organized by the Regional Directorate of Human Rights at the Higher

  • Weather to remain cold, partly cloudy

    December 13, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Weather remained cold with scattered rain and partly cloudy conditions in the provincial metropolis on Tuesday while the Met office predicted similar weather conditions. Met officials said a westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and may persist till Wednesday. They predicted more rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills