Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monthly Archives: September 2017

KABUL: Haji Rabbani was preparing for afternoon prayers when he saw the US helicopters hovering above his mud-brick house in a residential area of Kabul. Moments later bombs started raining down. Six members of his family, including four children,...
BRUSSELS: An EU commissioner admitted yesterday to cancelling her account on Facebook because it was a "highway for hatred", as the bloc warned US internet giants to tackle online abuse or risk regulation. Vera Jourova, the European Commissioner for...
BERLIN: One or more blackmailers have threatened to poison food products in shops in Germany and elsewhere in Europe unless they receive millions in cash, police warned yesterday. Authorities have urged the public to be vigilant about signs of...
LONG BEACH: US Navy veteran Mohammed Jahanfar has traveled overseas four times in the last year to visit his Iranian fiancee, most recently hoping to complete government paperwork that would allow her to come live with him in the...
COX'S BAZAR: Many of the half a million Rohingya refugees newly arrived in Bangladesh are refusing to be registered because their ethnicity is not included in the document, slowing a process seen as key to their eventual return to...
MUMBAI: An Indian court yesterday charged the former editor of a renowned news magazine with raping a female colleague four years ago, the prosecutor said. Tarun Tejpal pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, sexual harassment and wrongful restraint,...
Aziz calls for caliphate to be established in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Despite public humiliation and periods of house arrest, the former leader of Pakistan’s notorious Red Mosque is inspiring a new generation of extremists with his old rhetoric-highlighting Islamabad’s ambivalent attempts...
ISLAMABAD: The family of a former director of the Turkish PakTurk Schools in Pakistan has been abducted by authorities in the eastern city of Lahore, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said, less than a year after Pakistan...
MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte voiced rare praise for the United States yesterday, calling it an important security ally, and dismissing historic grievances and his slew of past tirades against Washington as "water under the bridge". Duterte's anti-American outbursts...
KUALA LUMPUR: Two Malaysian teenagers were charged with murder yesterday in connection with a fire that killed 23 children and teachers at an Islamic school this month. The pair, who cannot be named because they are aged under 18,...
China bans imports of N Korean coal, iron, seafood BEIJING: China yesterday ordered North Korean-owned businesses to close, cutting foreign revenue for the isolated North under UN sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile programs. China is North Korea's main...
An auction of items from screen icon Audrey Hepburn's personal collection has made more than $6 million, including a world record for her script of the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", Christie's announced yesterday. The lots realized £4,635,500 ($6.21...

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