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Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

Posted by on 24/11/2015
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Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a graveyard under a false name, an officer said yesterday. Police suspect Hiroe Miyata, 60, who lived in Bangladesh, was interred last month in the capital Dhaka under a fake identity after […]

Lulu finalizes plan to start operations in Malaysia – First hypermarket to open in February 2016

Posted by on 24/11/2015
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Lulu finalizes plan to start operations in Malaysia – First hypermarket to open in February 2016

Lulu finalizes plan to start operations in Malaysia – First hypermarket to open in February 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Middle Eastern retail major Lulu Group is in the final stages of starting its operations in Malaysia with the 1sthypermarket slated to open in February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur city (Jalan Munshi Abdullah). Elaborating the group’s plan during the official luncheon hosted by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in honour […]

Pakistani militants killed in drone strike buried

Posted by on 23/11/2015
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Pakistani jailed for Facebook ‘hate speech’

Posted by on 23/11/2015
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Pakistani jailed for Facebook ‘hate speech’

Pakistani jailed for Facebook ‘hate speech’

LAHORE: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shiite Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook, officials said yesterday, with rights activists condemning the ruling as “extremely concerning”. Saqlain Haidar, 32, who ran a small hotel in Chiniot district south of Islamabad, was also fined 250,000 rupees […]

Dhaka asks Islamabad not to interfere in internal affairs – Pakistan’s criticism of executions ignite anger

Posted by on 23/11/2015
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Scores dead in Myanmar jade landslide

Posted by on 22/11/2015
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Bangladesh executes two oppn leaders for war crimes

Posted by on 22/11/2015
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Bangladesh executes two oppn leaders for war crimes

Bangladesh executes two oppn leaders for war crimes

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh executed two opposition leaders yesterday for war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed and threats of violence by their supporters. A reporter was shot and wounded after covering the funeral of one of the men, though it was not clear who […]

India blocks US officials’ visit despite warmer ties – Human trafficking issue still remains a thorn in ties

Posted by on 22/11/2015
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Blood money reform to see Pakistanis get away with murder no more

Posted by on 19/11/2015
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Blood money reform to see Pakistanis get away with murder no more

Blood money reform to see Pakistanis get away with murder no more

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to reform its controversial Islamic blood money laws that allow murderers to escape punishment if they are forgiven by their victim’s heirs, a senior official said yesterday. Critics contend that the law, which was passed in 1990, allows the wealthy and the powerful to walk scot-free from homicide convictions either by […]

Top Pakistan model indicted over $500,000 smuggling charges

Posted by on 19/11/2015
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Top Pakistan model indicted over $500,000 smuggling charges

Top Pakistan model indicted over $500,000 smuggling charges

ISLAMABAD: Award-winning Pakistani fashion model Ayyan Ali was indicted yesterday on charges she tried to smuggle $500,000 in undeclared cash from Islamabad to Dubai, court officials said. Ali, 22, was arrested in March for allegedly trying to fly out of the Pakistani capital to Dubai with the cash on her person. She was released on […]

Italian shot in latest attack on foreigners in Bangladesh

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Italian shot in latest attack on foreigners in Bangladesh

Italian shot in latest attack on foreigners in Bangladesh

DHAKA: An Italian doctor working as a missionary was shot and wounded in the neck during an attack by three assailants in northern Bangladesh yesterday, police and a doctor said, in the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners. The assault on the doctor, identified by Italian newspapers as Piero Parolari, in the Muslim-majority […]

Sexual abuse of boys on the rise in Pakistan

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Sexual abuse of boys on the rise in Pakistan

Sexual abuse of boys on the rise in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The number of young boys being sexually abused in Pakistan has increased this year, a new watchdog report said yesterday, with more boys between the ages of six and 10 victims than girls. In total the number of boys being abused increased by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2015 compared to the […]