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Khan looks isolated as crisis hits crossroads – Sharif rules out resignation, talks deadlocked

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan appeared isolated in his struggle to bring down the prime minister yesterday after a fellow protest leader announced he was ready to allow thousands…

Pakistan PM defiant as protest escalates

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s embattled prime minister said yesterday he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, striking a defiant note in his first major speech since the crisis erupted…

Court pressures Modi on ‘criminal’ ministers

  NEW DELHI: India’s top court said yesterday lawmakers with criminal backgrounds should not serve in government, with 13 ministers in the current administration facing charges for attempted murder, rioting…

Pakistan leader meets army chief amid crisis – Army’s role ‘key’ to how crisis pans out

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the country’s powerful army chief yesterday as a political deadlock over mass protests to demand the government’s resignation showed no signs of resolution.…

Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

MUMBAI: A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened yesterday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city.…

Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice

KATHMANDU: Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies…

Temple stampede in India kills at least 10

NEW DELHI: A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at religious events,…

Low-caste Indians still forced to clean human waste

MUMBAI: Low-caste Indians are still routinely forced into manually removing human excrement from toilets despite a highly-publicised law introduced last year to end the “discriminatory practice”, a rights group said…

Stop-start talks fail to end Pakistan political impasse

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s government and opposition groups made little headway in overnight talks aimed at dispersing protesters seeking the fall of the prime minister, as their negotiations entered a fourth day…

Khan calls off talks to end Pakistan crisis – Former cricketer insists on Sharif resignation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan yesterday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests seeking the fall of the prime minister, which have unnerved the nuclear-armed nation.…

Afghanistan gives reporter 24 hours to leave country

KABUL: Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General’s office…

Pakistan anti-government protesters block parliament – SC orders Khan, Qadri to appear in court today

ISLAMABAD: Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries yesterday in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed…

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