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Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

Myanmar takes first step to ease Buddhist-Muslim tension

By Reuters YANGON:  Myanmar on Tuesday launched its first bid to improve relations between Buddhists and Muslims since an eruption of deadly violence in August inflamed communal tension and triggered an exodus of some 520,000 Muslims to Bangladesh.Rohingya Muslims are still fleeing, more than six weeks after Rohingya insurgents attacked security forces in western Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa takes oath as acting CJP

By Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who wrote a 192-page dissenting note in the Supreme Court’s historic April 20 verdict in Panamagate case, has taken oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP). The oath was administered on Monday by top court judge Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan in a simple ceremony in the […]

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Macron takes office as French president, inaugurated at Elysee Palace

Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, taking over from Socialist Francois Hollande in a solemn ceremony. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, arrived at the Elysee Palace in central Paris in a motorcade and walked down the red carpet under light rain to be greeted by Hollande for his inauguration. The new president’s wife […]

Czech president takes a jab at media, declaring himself ‘agent of Putin, Trump, China and Israel’

Czech president takes a jab at media, declaring himself ‘agent of Putin, Trump, China and Israel’

Czech president takes a jab at media, declaring himself ‘agent of Putin, Trump, China and Israel’ By AGENCIES Czech President Milos Zeman. PHOTO:AGENCY Czech President Milos Zeman launched his 2018 re-election bid on Friday, saying he had decided to run due to his strong public support and because he wanted to offer continuity. Zeman, who has […]

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

Facebook is updating its “trending” feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it […]

Shah Mehmood Qureshi takes a motorcycle ride through his constituency

Shah Mehmood Qureshi takes a motorcycle ride through his constituency

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi took a ride though his constituency on a motorcycle. The politician stopped in several areas and asked his constituents about their thoughts on the situation in Pakistan, especially developments in the Panama Leaks case. “I have decided to meet people on my own and get their opinions,” […]

CJP takes suo moto notice over rape of minor girl in Karachi

CJP takes suo moto notice over rape of minor girl in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo moto notice of a rape case in Karachi. An eight-year-old girl was found in a stream in Korangi on Thursday. After medical examination, it was confirmed that the child was raped. Parliamentarians expressed their concern over the case during a session in the Sindh […]