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Pakistan Rights group warns of ‘blatant’ bid to manipulate vote

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s human rights commission yesterday slammed “blatant, aggressive and unabashed” attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears following one of the country’s deadliest attacks. A…

Walk the talk: India’s opposition urges Modi to pass women’s bill

‘Send India a message that we believe the time for change has come’ NEW DELHI: India’s opposition leader yesterday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “walk his talk” by passing…

Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

FARNBOROUGH, England: British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes…

Amir congratulates France on victory, praises Russia as hosts

France beat Croatia in thrilling final to win second World Cup MOSCOW: Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia…

Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the amir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. The…

India mob kills man over child kidnap rumor, Qatari injured

NEW DELHI: Indian police said yesterday they have arrested 32 people after a man was killed by a mob in the country’s latest lynching over suspicion of child kidnapping sparked…

Syrian forces widen south west offensive

Islamic State-affiliated militants occupy a pocket on Jordanian border AMMAN: Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country’s southwest yesterday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan…

In Mali, jihadism, communal conflict make a deadly mix

New atrocities come to light each week in central Mali SEVARE: From torched villages to mass graves, new atrocities come to light each week in central Mali’s escalating conflicts. The…

France lift second World Cup

One of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades MOSCOW: France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with…

Outrage as Iceland fishermen kill rare whale

REYKJAVIK: Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled…

Hazard and Belgium too good for England in WCup play-off

SAINT PETERSBURG: Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in yesterday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.…

Death by ‘fake news’, social media

Social media-fuelled lynchings shock India PANJURI KACHARI: The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked…