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Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

By AFP BEIJING, CHINA:  Taiwan’s giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men as punishment […]

Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

Norway urges India, Pakistan for dialogue on Kashmir issue

By News Desk The Norwegian Foreign Minister, on Tuesday, called for dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir issue, Radio Pakistan reported. Borge Brende made the comments in response to a motion tabled by leader of the Christian Democratic Party, Knut Arild Hareide on the human rights violations being committed by the Indian forces […]

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump raised eyebrows as she arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis, wearing a veil which she chose to forego during her trip to Saudi Arabia. Melania, who is accompanying Donald Trump on his first foreign tour since he became president, wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, […]

Sohail Anwar Siyal re-appointed home minister of Sindh

Sohail Anwar Siyal re-appointed home minister of Sindh

The Sindh government on Tuesday issued a notification for the reshuffling of portfolios in the provincial cabinet, announcing Sohail Anwar Siyal’s appointment as the new provincial interior minister. Siyal will retain the portfolios of the Agriculture and Supply and Prices ministries in addition to his recently allocated portfolio, the notification said. A copy of the […]

Bahrain police open fire on Shia sit-in

Bahrain police open fire on Shia sit-in

Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shia cleric in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state, hit by years of unrest. Eyewitnesses told AFP there were multiple civilians wounded in the raid targeting the months-long sit-in in Diraz, the hometown of cleric Isa Qassim. Qassim was sentenced on Sunday […]

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now

By News Desk As the seven year anniversary of the first bitcoin transaction hit, the cryptocurrency also hit a record high trading at $2,251.61 on Monday, reported CNBC. In simpler words, if seven years ago you bought $100 of bitcoin, they would now be worth $75 million. On May 22, 2010 a programmer named Laszlo […]

Former President Zardari condemns attack on peace committee volunteers in Khyber Agency

Former President Zardari condemns attack on peace committee volunteers in Khyber Agency

Islamabad, 22 May 2017: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned attack on members of peace committee in Khyber Agency on Monday morning. Former President in a statement said that blood of innocent martyrs will not go in vain and defeat of the enemies of humanity […]

Indian woman abducts lover at gunpoint on his wedding night

Indian woman abducts lover at gunpoint on his wedding night

By News Desk A young woman abducted a groom from his wedding at gunpoint in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. So far, there are no clues about the kidnapped groom’s whereabouts. People said the young man and his abductress had been in a relationship, before things went awry and the jilted woman took this ‘drastic’ […]

This Pakistani designer dressed Kareena Kapoor for her first post-baby shoot

This Pakistani designer dressed Kareena Kapoor for her first post-baby shoot

DESK REPORT Kareena Kapoor sure seems to like Pakistani fashion. She was the face of Faraz Manan lawn for a long time (and still shows up to support Faraz’s achievements). Now, she’s wearing Tena Durrani for her comeback shoot in Asiana Dubai magazine. Tena designed a bespoke three-piece collection for the shoot, which took place […]

JIT formed to probe murder of former Millat-i-Islamia chief

JIT formed to probe murder of former Millat-i-Islamia chief

Our Correspondent A joint investigation team (JIT), formed to probe the murder of Maulana Azam Tariq — former chief of the Millat-i-Islamia — held its first session on Tuesday to discuss the case. The JIT also questioned suspect Sibtain Kazmi, who had been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) last week at Islamabad airport […]

Prime suspect in Azam Tariq murder case sent on judicial remand

Prime suspect in Azam Tariq murder case sent on judicial remand

By Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  A magistrate, on Tuesday, sent a suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Maulana Azam Tariq to jail on judicial remand. The suspect, identified as Syed Muhammad Sibtain Kazmi, was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on May 11. Tariq, the then MNA, was […]

Lal Masjid cleric announces another controversial event

Lal Masjid cleric announces another controversial event

Our Desk   ISLAMABAD:  Abdul Aziz, the controversial Lal Masjid cleric, has announced that there would be a public gathering at the mosque on July 7 to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2007 military operation there in which around 150 people were killed. The announcement came weeks after authorities had stopped the firebrand cleric and the […]