Saturday, March 23, 2019

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...

Afghanistan commences ban on toy guns and weaponry – ‘Lead to physical, psychological damage...

KABUL: The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burnedout hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov...

Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

YANGON: From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But...

‘Missile Man’, former Indian president dies

GAUHATI, India: Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died yesterday after collapsing...

10 dead in assault on Indian police station

GURDASPUR, India: Ten people including three civilians were killed yesterday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the...

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