Blizzards bring new misery to Mid-East refugees

BEIRUT: For refugees displaced by conflicts in Syria and Gaza, high winds, blizzards and heavy rain have worsened their agony as the bad weather has also led to power outages in the Middle East, from Lebanon to Israel. According to Red Cross, two Syrians, including a six-year old boy, lost their lives to Hurricane Huda […]

Paris investigator kills self after meeting victims

PARIS: A senior policeman in the Charlie Hebdo investigation reportedly killed himself hours after meeting relatives of one of the victims. Helric Fredou used his rifle to shoot himself in his office on the night of last Wednesday’s terrorist outrage. According to French media, the 45-year-old had not yet filed a report on his interview […]

Pak hangs seven convicts in four jails, more likely

FAISALABAD: Ever since the government of Pakistan lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following the Peshawar school attack on December 16 last year, 17 convicts have been hanged already. Seven terror convicts were executed early on Tuesday, 13 Jan, in jails across the country. Officials have indicated that a fresh list […]

Delhi police to quiz Pak journo Mehr Tarar

NEW DELHI: As part of ongoing investigations into the Sunanda Pushkar murder mystery, the Delhi Police could soon question Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar. Sunanda, was found dead in mysterious circumstances at a posh south Delhi hotel on January 17, 2014, a day after her Twitter spat with Tarar over an alleged affair between her husband […]

Rally in Peshawar celebrates Charlie Hebdo attackers

PESHAWAR: While last week’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo sparked global outrage, dozens of people in Peshawar paid tribute on Tuesday to the brothers who carried out the murders. Though small in scale, the event was indicative of the anger that portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) can ignite in some parts of […]

Daesh beheads Syria imam for ‘insulting God’

Beirut: Daesh beheaded on Thursday a Syrian imam, or mosque prayer leader, for “insulting God,” a monitoring group said. “[Daesh] executed the imam of a mosque from the village of Abu Khuyut near Hasakah city [in northeastern Syria] at dawn Thursday,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based Observatory added that three of […]

Bootlegged liquor kills 28 in India

LUCKNOW/ INDIA: Bootlegged liquor claimed the lives of 28 people and has sent another 160 to hospital in the northern Indian city of Lucknow, media reports indicate. Many of the victims had gathered to watch a cricket match Sunday evening in a village near the state capital Lucknow. Nine people undergoing treatment at various hospitals […]

Swiss clamp down on cross-border pizza delivery

Zurich: Switzerland’s frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes dashed for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighbouring Germany. Around a year ago the Swiss customs administration scrapped an exception that, in some circumstances, allowed food delivery like pizza into Switzerland without having to pass through […]

Smuggler Caught with 96 iPhones Strapped to Body in China

BEIJING:Officials on China’s border with Hong Kong caught a smuggler with 96 iPhones strapped to his body like a hi-tech suit of armour. The man caught the attention of inspectors at the Futian crossing in Shenzhen, a southern Chinese metropolis bordering Hong Kong, when he walked like someone carrying a heavy load despite appearing to […]

The new fascism

YOU can disagree with the written word, take exception to images on the screen, be revolted by cartoons. But the answer to the written word should come in the form of the written word and the answer to the cartoon should come in the form of either ignoring it or writing a diatribe against it. […]

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