Sandy leaves 40 dead, 7.5 million without power in US

Washington/New York – As Hurricane Sandy lost its ferocious punch and veered towards Canada leaving a trail of destruction up and down the US East Coast, President Barack Obama cautioned “The storm is not over yet.” It left at least 40 dead and some 7.5 million people without power along the East Coast with New […]

Iran warships leave Sudan after four-day stay

PORT SUDAN  – Two Iranian warships left Sudan on Wednesday after a visit that drew attention to the countries’ military ties less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of bombing a Sudanese arms factory. Israel accuses the Muslim East African country of channeling weapons to the Gaza Strip, controlled by Iran’s ally Hamas, via […]

Hezbollah Drone Brings ‘Israeli Images for Iran

London – Iranian authorities have claimed to have images of sensitive Israeli military bases taken by an unmanned aircraft that were launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah Movement earlier this month. Senior Iranian MP Ismaeil Kowsari called the Israeli bases “forbidden sites”, but gave no details about the photos. Kowsari also suggested Iranian drones have the ability […]

Man in Afghan police uniform kills 2 NATO troops

KABUL — A man wearing an Afghan police uniform killed two NATO troops in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the international military alliance said. The assault appeared to the be the latest in a string of insider attacks that have threatened to sever the partnership between international troops and the Afghan forces they are trying to […]

Fire at Saudi wedding kills 23 women, children

RIYADH — Saudi media reports say a blaze that erupted inside a tent at a wedding in the country’s east has killed at least 23 women and children. The media cite civil defense officials as saying that celebratory gunfire, common at weddings, brought down a power line that touched off the fire late Tuesday in […]

Protesters delay vote on new Libyan Cabinet

TRIPOLI — Libya’s new prime minister on Tuesday put forward a Cabinet for parliamentary approval, but protesters stormed the building during the session, forcing a postponement of the vote on the new government. Around 100 protesters, a mix of bearded civilians and self-proclaimed rebels, broke into the hall during a session in which Ali Zidan, […]

Bahrain bans all protest gatherings amid violence

MANAMA — Bahrain imposed emergency-style rules Tuesday banning all protest gatherings and threating legal action against groups considered backing escalating demonstrations and clashes in the strategic Gulf kingdom. The order, announced by the Interior Ministry, is the most sweeping attempt to quash the kingdom’s anti-government uprising since martial law rules were in effect during the […]

Pak stalls renaming chowk after Bhagat Singh following objections

Lahore – The plan to rename Fawara Chowk in Lahore after Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been put on hold after it drew objections from “certain sections of society”. City government officials said that 13 people had voiced disapproval of the name change while only six had supported it, at a hearing organized to […]

80 pc animal hides collected in Pakistan through threats during Eid: JI

Karachi – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehnati has said that 80 per cent of sacrificial hides were collected under threats in the metropolis. “I am responsibly claming that almost 80 percent of sacrificial hides were donated under threats in the metropolis,” the Daily Times quoted Mehnati, as saying. Mehnati said that hides of […]

Indian media growth will be fantastic: Nik Gowing

New Delhi – While a lot of of newspapers and magazines in the West would stop print editions in the future, the road ahead for the Indian media is “fantastic” with broadband availability and 4G, says veteran British journalist Nik Gowing, a familiar face for Indian television viewers. The BBC presenter believes the Indian media […]

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