Monday, January 21, 2019

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon heaps misery on Asia – Remote areas of...

YANGON: Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia, authorities said yesterday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach remote areas...

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

KARACHI: Pakistan yesterday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory...

Taleban leader disputed by late figurehead’s brother

KABUL: The brother of the late figurehead of the Afghan Taleban yesterday joined a growing challenge to the extremist group’s newly appointed leader, even...

Land prices in Pakistani cities sky-rocket – Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

ISLAMABAD: Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the brownish-grey shanty homes of his neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, his house...

Saudi executes Pakistani heroin smuggler

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday beheaded a convicted Pakistani heroin trafficker, adding to a sharp increase in executions this year. Shah Faisal Azeem Shah was...

Mumbai bomb plotter Memon hanged – Security tight near targets at sensitive areas

MUMBAI: India executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon yesterday for conspiring in the nation’s deadliest attack, a series of blasts that killed hundreds in...

Taleban silent on Mullah Omar, disavow peace talks

KABUL: The Taleban yesterday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on...

Air India staff arrested over people smuggling opera

NEW DELHI: Indian police said yesterday they have arrested two Air India employees after uncovering a people smuggling operation at New Delhi airport that...

Taleban leader Mullah Omar dead – Afghan statement casts doubt over tentative peace talks

KABUL: Afghanistan said yesterday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taleban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died more...

Pakistan police kill leader of banned sectarian group – Group claims responsibility for civilian...

LAHORE: Pakistani police killed the leader of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, his two sons and 11 others yesterday in a shootout after gunmen...

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final...

NEW DELHI: Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over...

Nepal temple authorities ban animal slaughter

KATHMANDU: In a victory for activists, Nepalese temple authorities said yesterday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts...

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