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Police in Sydney, Australia, fired tear gas at protesters staging a demonstration against the anti-Islam film that has sparked mass public outrage across the Arab world. Hundreds of demonstrators threw projectiles at officers outside the US consulate in Sydney, shouting “Down, down USA,” AFP reported. Protesters waved banners calling for the...
NEW DELHI: Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor is being questioned by the Delhi Police officials in city's Vasant Vihar police station in connection with the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar a year back. Police commissioner BS Bassi said that all those people relevant in the...
Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has announced that presidential elections will be held before parliamentary polls -- an amendment to the transitional roadmap. "I have carried out several dialogues with political groups, which saw a majority in favour of holding presidential elections first," said Mansour in a televised speech on...
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said here on Monday that if Imran Khan should engage in talks with the Tehrik-i-Taliban-i-Pakistan (TTP), the government would cooperate with him. Kaira added that the government did not prevent Khan from going to South Waziristan but in fact, informed him...
British troops in Afghanistan are flying a drone that’s shrunk down to its essentials: a micro-machine that spies, built for a solitary user. This is the Black Hornet. Its Norwegian manufacturer, Prox Dynamics, bills it as the world’s smallest military-grade spy drone, with a weight of 16 grams and a...
Riyadh – The Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Saud, has ordered the National Guard, a ground force that exists apart from the army, to mobilise for operations against rebels in Yemen, the official SPA news agency said on Tuesday. It did not clarify how the...
Afghanistan will not return to a situation like that of the Taliban regime, the Second Vice-President Karim Khalili told reporters in Bamyan province on Friday. Khalili stressed that while there are some weaknesses in the system now, they will be resolved and the Afghan forces will be fully capable of...
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Cuba's Raul Castro joined about 30 other heads of state at Friday's funeral for Hugo Chavez in an emotional farewell to the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America. Chavez died this week aged 58 after a two-year battle...
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has widened his lead against Senator Grace Poe for the president’s post, according to the unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Transparency Server. Also leading the race for their respective positions are Senator Bongbong Marcos for vice president and former Technical Education and...
LONDON (AP) — Trust in elected leaders has fallen sharply, a global survey revealed Monday, citing the protracted budget battle in Washington that nearly saw the U.S. default on its debts and Europe's stuttering response to its debt crisis as key reasons for the drop. Ahead of the gathering of...
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said on Monday said it did not see any “particular problems” in top Afghan leaders’ approach of seeking military assistance from India, particularly after 2014, when NATO-led troops are scheduled to leave the country. “In terms of discussions about assistance in the security area, we and the...
In a significant escalation of European sanctions on Moscow, France has announced that it will be suspending the controversial delivery of a state-of-the-art €600m warship to the Russian navy. After an emergency meeting of the national defence council, President François Hollande said that “conditions do not today exist” for the...
ISLAMABAD: Following announcements by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri to hold sit-ins outside parliament, thousands of participants of the Azadi March and Inqilab March are proceeding towards the Red Zone.... see more source: Geo TV
Bagram prison will be fully transferred from US military control to the Afghan government on Monday after an agreement between the two countries was finalised Saturday, according to the US Department of Defence. The Pentagon said that the deal, thrashed out over the past week between Kabul and Washington, was...
An Israeli air strike hit a military research centre near Damascus at dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, denying reports that the raid targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border. Residents who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, however, said the strike targeted a non-conventional weapons research...
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The senior Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned over David Cameron's stance on the Gaza conflict. Announcing her resignation this morning, the former Chair of the Conservative Party said that she had written to the Prime Minister "and tendered resignation". "I can no longer support Government policy on Gaza,"...
Harare: Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series. Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten half-century for Australia but re-injured his hamstring in only...
JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed serious concern over human rights violations in the Indian-administered Kashmir by the Indian military and para-military forces, which have resulted in the killing of more than 30 innocent Kashmiris. The OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission said the use of...
Leftist, liberal, and independent political forces met Thursday at the headquarters of Egypt's Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) to comment on the current political crisis and planned weekend protests. The protests were called for in a number of governorates to demand Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi to withdraw a controversial constitutional...
A "historic" resolution to destroy Syria's chemical weapons has been passed unanimously by the United Nations Security Council. All 15 members of the council voted in favour of the resolution, which was widely seen as a compromise between the US and Syria's key ally, Russia. The vote after two weeks of...
Iran has launched airstrikes in eastern Iraq against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon has revealed. But a spokesman said the US had not coordinated the attacks or military action with Tehran. Rear Admiral John Kirby said the US continued to fly missions over Iraq and that it was up to the...
KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Sunday that has seized an explosive-laden vehicle in Kabul, adding that this was sent by Pakistan's intelligence agency to carry out subversive activities inside Afghanistan. The NDS spokesman, Abdul Hasib Siddiqi, said the explosives were placed in cement packages and was shifted...
MYANMAR declared a state of emergency for a riot-hit town where 20 people have been killed in Buddhist-Muslim violence that has sparked fears of spreading unrest. Swathes of Meiktila, located 130km north of the capital Naypyidaw, have been reduced to ashes as the authorities struggle to establish control after three...
The Liberal Democrats are claiming credit for torpedoing a Home Office plan to make foreign travellers from some countries pay £3,000 bonds before entering Britain. Theresa May, the home secretary, planned to make visitors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ghana, and Nigeria pay deposits before getting six-month visas. However, she has...
Violent clashes across the Egyptian cities of Alexandria and Port Said have left three people dead and more than 70 others injured. A senior security official said a 21-year-old US male died from a stab wound to the chest after violence erupted between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi...
An aviation expert has alleged that Malaysian and Australian authorities, who are handling the search for missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, could be involved in a cover-up, local media reports said Sunday. Desmond Ross, who is also a pilot, also claimed that a breach of protocol by authorities made...
Landing in yet another controversy, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has said that men are scared of talking to women for fear of ending up in jail. However, within hours of making the remark, the Union Minister offered his apologies over it.   Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Abdullah said...
(Reuters) - North Korea has moved two short-range missile launchers to its east coast, apparently indicating it is pushing ahead with preparations for a test launch, a South Korean news agency reported on Sunday. South Korea and its allies have been expecting some sort of North Korean missile launch during weeks of heightened...
The European Union missed out on a major opportunity to spread its influence deep into Eastern Europe on Friday and openly accused Russia of using unacceptable pressure to keep Ukraine from signing a landmark deal on closer association. Even if the EU extended its geopolitical reach eastward by sealing association...
Tawau, Malaysia – Malaysia vowed to beef up security Monday in an eastern state where at least 26 people have been reported killed after a bizarre invasion by Philippine followers of a self-styled sultan. (Inquirer.net reports showed, however,  that  at least 24  combatants  had been  killed since  violence broke out...
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