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  • Road reopens in Bara after 12 years

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    BARA: The authorities on Thursday reopened the 12 kilometers road in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency for traffic after it remained closed for 12 years. Several roads were closed down by the security forces during the militancy in Bara sub-division and in Khajori area. Assistant Political Agent Bara Asmatullah Wazir and Major Hamid Mahsud of Scouts reopened

  • S Korea prosecutors indict 12 over deadly hospital fire

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors have indicted 12 people over a devastating hospital fire that left 50 dead and more than 100 injured in January, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. Fire ripped through the Sejong hospital in the southeast city of Miryang on January 26, sending toxic fumes sweeping through the six-storey building in South Korea’s

  • Alexion’s rare blood disorder drug ‘succeeds’

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    WASHINGTON: Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its experimental drug to treat patients with a rare blood disorder met the main goal in a late-stage study, sending its shares up 18 percent in premarket trading. The drug, ALXN1210, was being tested against the company’s flagship drug, Soliris, in patients with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

  • BD airline suspends flights to Nepal

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    DHAKA: Bangladesh's US-Bangla Airlines has suspended its flights to Nepal indefinitely, a spokesman said on Thursday citing a shortage of aircraft, days after one of its planes crashed as it tried to land in the Nepali capital, killing 51 people. The airline and airport authorities in Kathmandu have traded blame for Monday’s accident, the Himalayan nation’s

  • ‘If Iran gets N-bomb, Riyadh will follow suit’

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    WASHINGTON: Likening Iran’s leader to Adolf Hitler, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in a US television interview that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit. "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible," Saudi Crown Prince

  • NA body forms working group on delimitation issue

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    ISLAMABAD: The Special Committee of the National Assembly on Delimitation of Constituencies kicked off its working here on Wednesday and elected Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi as its chairman. Discussing the National Assembly members’ grievances and reservations about the recently carried out delimitationby the Election Commission of Pakistan, the committee

  • Court awards four-year rigorous imprisonment to ex-postmaster Jamrud

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    PESHAWAR: An accountability court on Wednesday awarded four-year rigorous sentence to Naeemullah, ex-postmaster of GPO Jamrud in Khyber Agency, and also fined him Rs6,450,000 in a pension scam. The accountability court judge, Muneera Abbasi, announced the sentence after completion of arguments and recording statements in the case. The NAB's prosecutor

  • Turkish military has encircled Syria’s Afrin town

    March 14, 2018 12:00 AM 8

    ANKARA/BEIRUT: Turkey´s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday, a substantial advance in Turkey´s offensive against Kurdish fighters across its southern border. Turkey launched its operation "Olive Branch" in northern Syria nearly two months ago to sweep the Syrian Kurdish

  • BD court sentences 39 to death for murdering official

    March 14, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Tuesday sentenced dozens of men to death for the brazen daylight murder of a ruling party official in 2014, officials said. Ekramul Haque, the then Awami League leader in eastern Feni district, was dragged from his vehicle by a mob and hacked with machetes before being shot at point blank range. The 47-year-old was then placed

  • US gives Philippine air force first drones

    March 14, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    MANILA: The United States gave the Philippine air force its first surveillance drone system on Tuesday, as the two nations step up cooperation in the battle against jihadist militants. Washington has been boosting its backing for Philippine counter-terror efforts since supporters of the Islamic State group seized parts of the southern city of Marawi