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Pak journo, abducted while pursuing case of missing Indian, rescued after 2 years

Lahore, Oct 21: A Pakistani woman journalist who was allegedly kidnapped while pursuing the case of an Indian engineer two years ago has been rescued, officials said.

Zeenat Shahzadi, a 26-year-old reporter of Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV channel, went missing on 19 August, 2015,...

Muslims hurt as Canada’s Quebec province bans face veil

Montreal, Oct 20: The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services – ushering in a law believed to be the first...

43 soldiers killed as Taliban attacks army camp in Afghan

Kabul, Oct 19: At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the third assault on a security installation this week.

Just two soldiers are known to have survived unscathed after the attack on the...

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif and his daughter

Islamabad, Oct 19: An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law over corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The accountability court in Islamabad indicted 67-year-old Sharif, his daughterMaryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar in the...

Tillerson's speech set tone of India-US bilateral ties for 100 yrs: official

Washington, Oct 19: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his first major India-policy speech set the tone of bilateral relationship between India and the US for 100 years, a State Department official said, observing that the talk had many audiences, including China.

"China's obviously an audience of the speech....

Multiple attacks by Taliban claim over 70 lives in Afghan

At least 71 people have been killed in a series of attacks by the Taliban in Paktia and Ghazni provinces, officials in Afghanistan say.

Of them, up to 41 people have died in a suicide bombing and gun battle, which injured 150 others, at a police training centre in...

US judge blocks Donald Trump's third travel ban bid

US President Donald Trump's third attempt to ban travel to the US from several countries has been blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii, just hours before the executive order was to go into full effect.

Judge Derrick Watson has found that Trump's order "plainly discriminates based on nationality"...

George Saunders wins Booker prize for 'Lincoln in the Bardo'

London, Oct 18: American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday for Lincoln in the Bardo, a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife.

It is the second year in a row an American has won...

World's biggest refugee camp planned in Bangladesh for Rohingyas

Paris, Oct 17: Bangladesh has announced plans to build a refugee camp that could accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims pouring over the border from Myanmar.

The camp would be the largest in the world and has raised concerns about the risks of concentrating vulnerable people, such as the spread...

Journalist Daphne Galizia who covered Malta’s ‘Panama Papers’ link, killed

Valletta, Oct 17: Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist who exposed her island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed on Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.

Ms. Galizia, 53, had just...