Arrest, ads spotlight Pak army detentions

KARACHI: Paramilitary troops in Pakistan's biggest city arrested a prominent politician on Thursday, fuelling jitters about a showdown between the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement...

Pakistan upholds death sentence in ‘blasphemy’ reformist killing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court yesterday upheld the death sentence for the killer of a politician who sought blasphemy law reform, in a verdict hailed...

MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

KABUL: Medical charity MSF yesterday demanded an international probe into a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, after reports said NATO's top...

Nepal eyes air-lifting fuel as India border stays shut

KATHMANDU: Nepal is considering air-lifting fuel, possibly from Bangladesh, as supply routes from India stay blocked by protesters opposing its new constitution, a short-term...

Bangladesh pastor escapes knife attack at his home

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi pastor has survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn...

Taleban attack police HQ in embattled Afghan city

KABUL: Fighting erupted anew in the embattled northern Afghan city of Kunduz yesterday after the Taleban attacked a police headquarters overnight and officials warned...

Sneezing monkey, ‘walking’ fish found in Himalayas

NEW DELHI: A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile...

Pressure on US as MSF demands probe into Kunduz ‘war crime’

KABUL: Pressure mounted on Washington yesterday to come clean over the apparent US airstrike on an Afghan hospital that killed 22, an incident the...

Bangladesh PM rejects IS link to Japanese murder – ‘We will not allow any...

DHAKA: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday dismissed the Islamic State group's claim to have killed two foreigners, saying police still had no evidence...

‘Water mafias’ that suck Karachi dry

KARACHI: The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. That day, the water was...

Merkel lands in India, with trade high on the agenda

NEW DELHI: German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in New Delhi late yesterday for a visit in which she is expected to push for closer...

Afghan hospital air strike kills 19 – ‘Full investigation’ into hospital bombing: Pentagon chief

KABUL: A suspected US air strike on a hospital killed 19 people yesterday in the Afghan city of Kunduz, medical charity MSF said, a...

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