Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lawmaker attacked as beef row grows

SRINAGAR: Lawmakers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party tried to assault an opposition member in a state parliament yesterday over eating beef, as debate...

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...

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...

Taleban militants kill 20 in Pakistan military base – Another attack on mosque leaves...

PESHAWAR: A brazen Taleban attack on a Pakistani military base on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar killed 20 people on Friday,...

In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

LUCKNOW: Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: For lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison...

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...

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...

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

HUSSAIN KHANWALA: Pakistani police yesterday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them...

Taleban bombing kills 21 in north Afghanistan – Insurgency escalates after power transition

KUNDUZ: A Taleban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital...

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