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World fumes as relatives stone Pak woman to death

SRINAGAR: A Pakistani woman Farzana Iqbal was stoned to death by her relatives outside a court in Lahore, in Pakistan’s Punjab province, for marrying the man of her choice. Husband of the pregnant woman has alleged that the policemen deployed outside court did not act while the enraged relatives battered to death the 25-year-old pregnant […]

Protests in Pattan after pregnant woman dies in hospital

SRINAGAR: Hours after the death of a pregnant woman due to the alleged negligence of doctors of Sub District Hospital Pattan, authorities Thursday placed Block Medical Officer Pattan Dr Haseena Mir under suspension till the completion of the probe into the death of the said female patient. Pertinently, on Wednesday evening soon after the death […]

6 Pakistani soldiers killed in mine blast

PESHAWAR: At least six soldiers were killed and four others injured in separate explosions triggered by militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Thursday, news reports said. In the first incident, three soldiers died when two improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded in North Waziristan, Express News reported. “A Road Opening Party was inspecting […]

3 More Shia’s Gunned Down in Karachi

KARACHI: Suspected sectarian terrorists gunned down the son of an Imambargah caretaker in the Gulberg area last evening hours after a shopkeeper was killed in Nazimabad on sectarian grounds, police said on Thursday. Meanwhile a car mechanic targeted a day ago in a suspected sectarian attack died during treatment at hospital, officials said. All the […]

Sisi sweeps to victory in Egypt vote

CAIRO: Egyptian ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reportedly won a crushing victory over his sole opponent with more than 92 percent of the votes counted so far, provisional results showed on Thursday. According to Sisi’s campaign, the former military chief has won 23.38 million votes, with left-wing politician Hamdeen Sabahi taking 735,285. Invalid votes […]

US To Train Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON: In an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to Syrian rebels seeking military help in their quest to oust President Bashar al-Assad, the White House may soon sign off on a project to train and equip rebels. President Barack Obama is weighing sending a limited number of American troops to Jordan to […]

Iran welcomes Saudi invitation

TEHRAN: Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to attend a meeting of Islamic bloc foreign ministers in Jeddah next month, an Iranian official said in comments published Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian welcomed the “friendly” gesture by Iran’s regional rival, with which relations have been strained by the Syrian conflict and the fallout from […]

Saudi policeman caught resting shoe on Kaaba

DUBAI: A picture of a Saudi policeman leaning on Makkah’s sacred Kaaba with his shoes against the wall has prompted media outrage on Wednesday. Makkah governor, Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, has ordered an investigation into the incident, saying such an attitude would not be tolerated. Prince Mishal also called for disciplinary action […]

2 Dalit sisters gangraped, hanged

LUCKNOW: Two teenage sisters belonging to lower caste of Hindus were gangraped and then murdered with their bodies found hanging from a tree in Katra village, media reports said on Thursday. Villagers allege local police men themselves were involved in the crime. The incident took place in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh, around 140 […]

Google unveils self-driving car with no steering wheel

Los Angeles: Google is building a car without a steering wheel. Sergey Brin, co-founder of the technology titan, told a Southern California tech conference Tuesday evening that Google will make 100 prototype cars that drive themselves – and therefore do not need a wheel. Or brake and gas pedals. Instead, there are buttons for go […]