Sri Lanka to hang drug criminals Jul 12, 2018 0 39 12345 AFPColomboSri Lanka announced Wednesday it would start hanging drug criminals, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment as officials promised to"replicate the success"of the Philippines drug war.Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs since coming to power in 2016 has left thousands of people dead and prompted allegations of crimes against humanity.Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told the cabinet he"was ready to sign the death warrants"of repeat drug offenders and deploy the military to tackle drug crime, a government spokesman said Wednesday."From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,"Rajitha Senaratne said. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thousands attend funeral of Pakistan politician killed in Taliban attack Jul 12, 2018 0 336 US may review Afghan strategy after a discouraging year: Officials Jul 12, 2018 0 41 Militants storm Afghan govt compound in Jalalabad, kill 11 staffers Jul 12, 2018 0 36 Will return to Pakistan despite sentencing, says Nawaz AFP London Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he would return to Pakistan this week despite being sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court there. "Despite seeing the bars of .. Afghan man deported from Germany commits suicide AFP Kabul An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday. The 23-year-old man, who has not been identified, was forcibly returned to the .. Act against 'pre-poll rigging', PML-N asks caretaker CM dawn.com Islamabad The PML-N on Wednesday demanded that caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Hasan Askari Rizvi take action against the arrest of over 200 party workers form Rawalpindi and the imposition of Section 144 in .. At lest 50 dead in Nepal floods and landslides dpa Kathmandu Floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in Nepal have killed at least 50 people and injured 20 others~in the last two weeks, officials said on Wednesday. The extreme weather has affected 36 of .. Scholars plead for peace in Afghanistan AFP Jeddah More than 100 Muslim scholars from around the world meeting Wednesday in the Saudi holy city of Makkah issued an urgent appeal for peace in Afghanistan as they ended a two-day conference. "The solution to the ..