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Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

Posted by on 27/08/2015
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Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. It brought to 128 the number of executions so far this year in Saudi Arabia, compared with 87 for the whole of 2014, according to AFP tallies compiled from interior ministry statements. Zulfiqar Ali Mohammed […]

Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

NAKYAL SECTO: India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict in Kashmir, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace. Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz called off a trip to New Delhi for a planned […]

Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

JAMMU: On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic. Buffalo carts lazily make their way through lush green paddy fields. Elderly villagers sit in the gentle sun exchanging local gossip and bright-eyed children fill the local schools. But over the last two weeks the villages have been […]

India, Pakistan blame each other as talks breakdown

Posted by on 23/08/2015
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India issues ultimatum to Pakistan over talks

Posted by on 22/08/2015
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Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan PM – Opposition party joins government

Posted by on 21/08/2015
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Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan PM – Opposition party joins government

Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan PM – Opposition party joins government

COLOMBO: Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister yesterday for another term after securing the backing of the country’s second-biggest party for a new government of national unity. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party of Mahinda Rajapakse agreed to enter a broad-based coalition government with Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), although the former […]

Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India traded heavy gunfire yesterday, killing one person and forcing villagers in divided Kashmir to flee to safety even as the Pakistani president renewed his offer of talks with India to resolve the issue of the disputed region. A Pakistani woman was killed and her two daughters and husband were wounded when […]

Indian court overturns Nestle noodle ban, orders new tests

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Bangladesh tiger poaching sparks Sundarbans ban plan

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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20,000 Indians urge MPs to end parliament deadlock – India Inc pleads as clock ticks

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

Posted by on 11/08/2015
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More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

HUSSAIN KHANWALA: Pakistani police yesterday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits and activists said the case was just the tip of the iceberg. At least 280 children were filmed being sexually abused by a gang of 25 men who […]