Mobile phone service suspended in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday suspended mobile phone services in the capital Islamabad and adjacent Rawalpindi for security reasons to foil attempt by terrorists to sabotage dress rehearsal ahead of Pakistan Day. The National Day will be celebrated on Wednesday with a grand parade by the armed forces in Islamabad. Exhibition of major weapons and cultural […]

India is not just Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan: Tharoor takes dig at BJP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said nationalism is now decided by whether one can say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ or not. In an apparent dig at the ruling BJP over its stand on the JNU row, Tharoor said people should have the right to choose what they believe is correct and still be tolerant of […]

US wants to restore its hold on Iran

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Sunday said the US seeks to restore over Iran the hegemony and influence that Washington exerted during the reign of the regime that was toppled by the 1979 Islamic Revolution. “They (the Americans) are moving in this direction in a bid to be able to reinstate their […]

US President Obama to meet Castro face-to-face on historic Cuba trip

US President Barack Obama turns from sightseeing to state business on his historic Cuba trip on Monday, pressing President Raul Castro for economic and democratic reforms while hearing complaints about continued US economic sanctions. Obama and Castro will have their fourth meeting , likely their most substantial, at the Palace of the Revolution, where Castro […]

Dog stabbing: Cops access more footage, get close-up of ‘puppy killer’

Delhi Police has accessed further footage and obtained a close-up image of the man who was caught on camera stabbing at least three stray dogs and killing a puppy near Green Park metro station. The close-up of the as yet unidentified man was extracted from the footage recorded by a CCTV camera installed in a […]

11-year-old in ‘monster mask’ killed by guard in Karachi

KARACHI: An 11-year-old boy wearing a ‘monster mask’ was shot dead by a security guard in Ferozabad area of Karachi late Sunday, police said. According to police, a private security guard accidentally shot Ali Hassan, who allegedly tried to scare him. The boy was rushed to the Jinnah hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The […]

Iraq: Why Growing Militia Power Worries Govt.

BAGHDAD: It was a tense confrontation between two forces supposed to be on the same side in Iraq. First, heavily armed police, led by the interior minister, waded into a militia base south of Baghdad and arrested its deputy commander, accused of organizing attacks on Sunni mosques. They loaded the man, Ali Reda, into an […]