Texas set to execute serial killer
Texas was set Wednesday to execute a confessed serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered three girls and a...
Imam’s debut 100, Hasan’s five propel Pakistan to series-clinching win
A century on debut by opener Imam-ul-Haq helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third one-day...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weeps as he pays tribute to Tragically Hip singe
The death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, a music superstar beloved for songs about culture, small towns and...
Senate body to launch media manual on enviroment
The country’s first-ever media manual for journalists covering environment and climate change will be unveiled by Senate Sub-committee on Environment today (Monday). The Media Manual, aimed at promoting cleaner environment in the country will be launched by a sub-committee of Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights.  “It is our... Read more
Taliban vow to disrupt Afghan elections
The Taliban have urged their fighters to target polling staff, voters and security forces in Afghanistan’s April 5 elections. Monday’s statement is the Taliban’s first formal threat of violence over the upcoming vote.   In a statement emailed to media outlets on Monday, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid urged Afghans not to take part in the April... Read more
China urges malaysia to step up search efforts for missing flight MH370
China has urged Malaysia to intensify its efforts to find Flight MH370, as frustration at the failure to locate the missing jet threatened to boil over. “The Malaysian side attaches importance to the incident with a sincere attitude, but in light of the situation, the Malaysian side needs to... Read more
Russian forces gain in Ukraine as separatist vote looms
Russian forces advanced in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, ignoring Western calls to halt a military takeover before the region’s separatist referendum. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said yesterday he’d travel to Washington this week as Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Crimea’s local government, which may use the March 16 vote... Read more
El Salvador ex-rebel claims victory in tight presidential election
San Salvador (Reuters) – Former Marxist guerrilla leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren claimed victory in Sunday’s presidential election, as results showed he had a wafer-thin lead over his conservative rival with almost all votes counted. Sanchez Ceren of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), the rebel group in the country’s... Read more
42 African Refugees Drown off Yemeni Coast‏
About 42 African refugees drowned off the Yemeni coast after their boat capsized in the Gulf of Aden, while about 30 people on the boat were rescued, the Yemeni defense ministry said in a statement. The accident took place a few kilometers away off the Bir Ali coast of... Read more
New Zealand PM calls September 20 election
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key today called a general election for September 20, when his centre-right government will seek a third term in office on a platform of strong economic management. The popular Key said he wanted to give New Zealanders  plenty of notice about when the vote... Read more
North Korea leader’s younger sister in spotlight
Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is currently the subject of media scrutiny. Kim was identified by the North Korean media for the first time during the elections held for the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) on Sunday. North Korea watchers say the 27-year-old Kim Yo-jong... Read more
Syria rebels release kidnapped nuns
A group of nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian town of Maalula in December were released early on Monday thanks to Lebanese-Qatari mediation and handed to the Syrian authorities. A monitoring group said the release was secured in exchange for some 150 women prisoners who were being held in Syria’s... Read more
Manmohan Singh condoles Afghan Vice-President Fahim’s death
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the passing away of Afghanistan Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim.  In his message, Ansari said he was deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing away of Marshal Fahim who, he said, was a fearless commander and... Read more
Nawaz and Bilawal jointly visit Mithi
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited civil hospital Mithi and reviewed medical facilities being provided there to affectees of Tharparkar drought. Both leaders were briefed on current relief activities in the affected areas. They visited hospital, medical camps established for affectees . They assured government’s full... Read more
Malaysia probes two names on missing jet’s manifest: minister
Malaysian investigators have highlighted four names on the flight manifest of an airliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, as it probes a possible terror link, the transport minister said Sunday. At least two people boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 with stolen European passports. Read more
Terrorism is the biggest threat to Pakistan’s future
In a telephonic address to a ‘Sufia Conference’ in Lahore, Altaf Hussain said that terrorism is the biggest problem for the country’s 200 million people and we would face massive devastation if it was not dealt with properly. While addressing a huge gathering he said “Pakistan had fallen apart when we had... Read more
Ch. Nisar Called Imran Khan to discusses Talk progress with Taliban
Federal Ministern of the Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called PTI chief, Imran Khan on Sunday and exchanged views over the ongoing dialogue process with Taliban militants. According to PTI Sources, the minister apprised the PTI chief of his role  and also conveyed stakeholders’ reservations over some government decisions Read more