I am the ‘greatest supporter of LeT’, says Musharraf

I am the ‘greatest supporter of LeT’, says Musharraf

In a surprise revelation, former president Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday declared himself as the biggest supporter of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The statement was made during a televised interview related to Musharraf’s recently announced 23-party grand alliance and the aftermath of the botched Faizabad operation. The presenter of the show said that it would be […]

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

WASHINGTON: For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear – literally. Scientists said on Tuesday that genetic analysis of nine bone, tooth, skin, hair and fecal samples from museum and private collections attributed to […]

‘Sex education can help teens delay onset of sexual activity’

‘Sex education can help teens delay onset of sexual activity’

In most countries in the world, the act of sex is a forbidden topic, a taboo of sorts that discourages conversation; consequently, these countries suffer because of the severe lack of awareness which leads to societal harm. Recent stats released by the Malaysian government that recorded 174 baby dumping cases, has raised the issue of […]

Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Four Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

YAOUNDé: Four Cameroonian soldiers were killed by suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region early Wednesday, army and government sources said. “Four soldiers were killed around 2am around Mamfe,” a city in the country’s Southwest Region, according to an army source.”They murdered our soldiers. If that’s not terrorism, what is it?” the source said angrily. The […]

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

Cyclone Cempaka kills at least 19 in Indonesia

  JAKARTA: A tropical cyclone which hit Indonesia’s main island of  Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides which left 19 dead, an official said Wednesday. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Java, while four others perished in floods unleashed by Cyclone Cempaka. “Thousands of homes, hectares of agricultural land and public facilities are […]

Two human rights campaigners killed in Philippines

Two human rights campaigners killed in Philippines

MANILA: Two campaigners investigating alleged human rights abuses have been shot dead in the Philippines, authorities said Wednesday, deepening concerns that a “climate of impunity” is threatening rights activists. The pair, who were looking into accusations of land-grabbing by a mayor on the central island of Negros, were riding a motorcycle when gunmen on two other […]

Ivanka Trump a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

Ivanka Trump a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

  HYDERABAD: Ivanka Trump on Wednesday pushed business leaders to change their attitudes toward women at an Indian summit where she has drawn mixed reviews amid criticism over her White House role and clothes brand. US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter stole the show at the summit in Hyderabad, where Indian officials feted the 36-year-old presidential […]

North Korea claims it has joined ranks of nuclear-powered states after recent missile test

North Korea claims it has joined ranks of nuclear-powered states after recent missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Wednesday that his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States (US). The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snapped a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a […]

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on Wednesday with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen, the second European leader to specifically seek him out as he amasses power. May’s visit is expected to include her asking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow humanitarian aid […]

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for possession of illegal weapons. The activist Shakeel alias Banarsi was arrested in Rangers’ raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero in 2015. The court also imposed a Rs100,000 fine. The illegal weapons had been recovered from Federal […]

Saudi Arabia fights extremism with ‘5-star’ rehab centre

Saudi Arabia fights extremism with ‘5-star’ rehab centre

With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it is actually a rehab centre — for violent militants. Riyadh’s Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre, a cushy halfway house between prison and freedom, spotlights a controversial Saudi strategy for tackling homegrown […]