Politics

  Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site

OSO: After meeting with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle, President Barack Obama left Tuesday on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a "rebalancing" eastward of US foreign policy. Obama left Andrews Air Force Base o...

  Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

KABUL: Afghanistan´s presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes. Partial results from the April 5 election ...

  Pakistan envoy ´encouraged´ by Modi´s remarks on India relations

NEW DELHI: Pakistan said Wednesday it was "encouraged" by comments from arch rival India´s election frontrunner Narendra Modi who stressed cooperation with foreign governments if he was elected prime minister. Hindu nationalist hardliner Modi and his...

  SC suspends notification declaring Ludhianvi winner from NA-89

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) suspended the notification declaring Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) as a winner from Jhang NA-89 on Tuesday, media reported. A three-member bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer ...

  MQM joins Sindh govt, ministers take oath

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Tuesday joined the Sindh Government with two MPA's being sworn in as ministers at the Sindh Governor House. Rauf Siddiqui and Dr. Sagheer Ahmed were sworn in as provincial ministers at the ceremony held at the...

  Syria calls June 3 presidential election

DAMASCUS: Syria has announced it will hold a June 3 presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office, as fresh claims emerged of his regime´s use of chemical weapons. Syria´s first presidential election -- after constitutional amen...

  Senate Chairman approves MQM’s Mustafa Kamal resignation

ISLAMABAD: Senator Chairman Nayar Bukhari has approved resignation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Syed Mustafa Kamal. His resignation was submitted to the Senate Secretariat. The Senate chairman informed Kamal about acceptance of his resign...

  MQM to join Sindh Govt with six ministers

KARACHI : The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have decided to work together in Sindh. The MQM has decided to join the Sindh government with certain MQM MPA’s joining the provincial cabinet. According to sources, as ...

  Abdullah strengthens Afghan poll lead to 11 points: officials

KABUL: Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan´s presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a run-off vote likely next month. The Independ...

  Parliament's minor mistakes should be overlooked: Khurshid Shah

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and leader of the opposition in national assembly, Syed Khurshid Shah Sunday said that the country could not tolerate any further dictator and added the minor mistakes of the parliament should be overlooke...

  PM Nawaz chairs federal cabinet meeting

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is underway in Islamabad today (Friday) to discuss overall security situation in the country, media reported. According to the sources, the fed...

  PM summons federal cabinet meeting Friday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned federal cabinet meeting on Friday, media reported. Sources said the meeting will discuss security situation of the country. The cabinet members will also likely be taken into confidence over Taliban...

  India goes to polls in biggest voting day

NEW DELHI: India hosts its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi. More than 195 million voter...

  Will resign after final fiery speech today: Faisal Raza Abidi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faisal Raza Abidi has said that he would resign as senator after making a final fiery speech in the Senate today (Thursday). Speaking to media here, Abidi said he would clearly discuss all issues in the...

  Faisal Raza Abidi resigns from Senate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) firebrand leader Faisal Raza Abidi on Thursday resigned from Senate membership. He handed over his resignation to Deputy Chairman Sabir Baloch after criticizing the upper house of the parliament for not provid...

  PPP demands resignation from Abidi over party policy violation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has demanded Faisal Raza Abidi to tender resignation from his senate membership over violation of party policy, media reported. According to a communiqué issued here Wednesday, PPP General Secretary Raja Perva...

  PM Nawaz meets Asif Ali Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari met at the PM House here on Wednesday. During their one on one meeting the two leaders discussed several issues including dialogue with the Taliban, Protection of Pakistan O...

  Sardar Mehtab Abbasi sworn in as new KP Governor

PESHAWAR: Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi on Tuesday took oath of new Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) administered the oath to Sardar Mehtab. President Mamnoon Hussain had signed the summary of Sardar Meht...

  Zardari to meet PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former President Asif Ali Zardari will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday. The sources said that PPP leaders Syed Khurshid Shah, Senator Raza Rabbani and Murad Al...

  Italian court orders Berlusconi to do community service: reports

ROME: An Italian court in Milan on Tuesday ordered former prime minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service following his conviction for tax fraud, Italian media reported. Berlusconi will have to respect a curf...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

  • Bridging the abyss

    DESCRIBING his experience of blindness, Prof John Hull of Birmingham U...

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  • USAID documents cite Hillary Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

    Despite waiver, reviews find U.S. money at riskIn internal government ...

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  • Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan

    Talk of a new regional force is unrealistic. There is only one way to ...

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  • Afghan election: Why the Taliban will win

    The West invaded Afghanistan, but Pakistan may have been the "true ene...

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