Politics

  Italy prepares to swear in youngest-ever PM

ROME: Italy prepared to swear in its youngest-ever PM and his fresh-faced cabinet Saturday, amid widespread scepticism that the new government has the political maturity to tackle the country´s formidable challenges. Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi t...

  Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday offered his "strong support" for the protection of Tibetans' human rights in China as he defied protests from Beijing to meet the Dalai Lama. With China warning that the meeting would derail ties betwee...

  Wary of Muslim ‘disapproval’, Mamata doesn’t meet US envoy

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday declined to meet visiting US Ambassador Nancy J Powell in Kolkata, apparently to ensure that no “wrong signals” went out to Muslim voters ahead of elections. Enquiries by The Indian Expres...

  Kerry rebukes Venezuela for ‘unacceptable’ use of force

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned Venezuela´s "unacceptable" use of force against anti-government protesters, and declined to respond to a call from Caracas for bilateral talks. "The government´s use of force and judici...

  Venezuelan leader challenges Obama to talks

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged Barack Obama to "accept the challenge" and hold direct talks, a surprise overture made Friday after days of accusing Washington of plotting his overthrow. The announcement came after nearly three wee...

  PML-F General Secretary Imtiaz Sheikh resigns

KARACHI: Imtiaz Sheikh, General Secretary of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), has resigned from his post after developing difference with the party, sources told  media. Sheikh confirmed to media that he had tendered his resignation how...

  Competition Offers Prize for Best Election Song

The School of Leadership in Afghanistan (SOLA) has launched a singing competition for the upcoming elections. The winner of the competition gets 1,000 USD for composing the song that best promotes national solidarity. TOLOnews spoke to Afghan singer ...

  Ukraine protesters have ‘crossed the limits’: Yanukovych

KIEV: Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych said anti-government protesters had "crossed the limits" by taking to the streets to try to oust him from power, in an address to the nation Wednesday as deadly clashes raged in Kiev. "The leaders of the op...

  Thai protesters vow to storm PM’s crisis HQ

BANGKOK: Defiant Thai opposition protesters threatened to storm Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra´s crisis headquarters Wednesday, stepping up their campaign a day after dramatic street clashes left five dead and dozens wounded. The spike in violenc...

  President Mamnoon arrives in China on 3-day state visit

BEIJING: President Mamnoon Hussain arrived here Tuesday evening on a 3-day state visit as the guest of Chinese President Xi Jinping. At the Beijing Capital International Airport, red carpet was rolled-out to welcome the distinguished guest and his en...

  NA Speaker assumes charge as Acting President

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has assumed responsibilities as Acting President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan under clause (2) of Article 49 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. According to press rel...

  Dozens arrested as Thai police raid protest site

BANGKOK: Dozens of Thai opposition protesters were arrested Tuesday during a police operation to seize back besieged state buildings in the capital Bangkok, sparking a tense standoff near the government headquarters. It was the first time that so man...

  Lahore: Protesting Lady Health Workers split into two groups

LAHORE: A large number of Lady Health Workers who continued their protest since Monday morning finally split into two groups after midnight as Punjab government sent Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafique to meet the pro...

  Uproar in SA after MQM MPAs barred from speaking

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly (SA) on Monday witnessed uproar when Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers were not allowed to speak, media reported. The Sindh Assembly session was held in the chair of Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza. PPI adds: Sindh Assembly ...

  India: Man hurls shoe at Haryana Chief Minister

CHANDIGARH: A man threw a shoe at Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Dabwali in state's Sirsa, Indian media reported. According to media reports, Bhupinder Singh was attending an inauguration ceremony. The unidentified man, however, miss...

  Saudi Crown Prince Salman arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrived here Saturday on a three-day visit to Pakistan to further cement brotherly ties between the two countries and discuss regional situation. A red carpet was rolled out...

  New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal resigns

NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal, a leader of India’s new emerging political party Aam Admi Party (AAP) and New Delhi Chief Minister, resigned on Friday only 49 days after he assumed the office, media reports said. According to reports, Kejriwal tendered h...

  Thai police move to reclaim protest sites

BANGKOK: Riot police cleared anti-government protesters from a major boulevard in the Thai capital in a small victory for authorities Friday as they try to reclaim areas that have been closed during a three-month push to unseat Prime Minister Yingluc...

  Pepper spray, chaos in Indian parliament over new state

NEW DELHI: India´s parliament erupted in mayhem on Thursday when a legislator fired pepper spray in the lower house in protest against a bill on a new state. Television footage showed pictures of lawmakers coughing, sneezing and holding scarves to th...

  Prime Minister arrives in Turkey to attend trilateral summit

ANKARA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit to Turkey to represent Pakistan at the 8th Afghanistan-Pakistan-Turkey Trilateral Summit. He was warmly welcomed at the Ankara Esenboga Airport by Idris...


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Feature / Analysis

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