Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Rights panel blasts 'blatant bid to manipulate Pakistan polls'

AFP ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN'S human rights commission on Monday slammed"blatant, aggressive and unabashed"attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears following one of the ..

REUTERS KANDAHAR THE United States is ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban in an effort to end the 17 year-long war in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, the top US commander, said on Monday, amid growing speculation ..

DPA MANILA A MAJORITY of Filipinos oppose efforts to amend the Philippines'1987 constitution and to shift to a federal form of government from the presidential system, a survey showed on Monday. The poll, conducted nationwide ..

DPA ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN'S former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday challenged~his 10-year jail term on corruption charges but his party said they do not expect any relief. "The conviction and sentence are based on no ..

ISLAMABAD The death toll from a suicide attack on an election rally in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday spiked to 149, officials said, putting it among the deadliest attacks in the south Asian ..

COLOMBO The European Union could adopt sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes against those in the Maldives responsible for human rights violations and undermining the rule of law in the Indian Ocean island chain, the ..

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's former premier Najib Razak on Monday dropped three civil suits against investigators of a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, two weeks after he filed the applications. The three suits ..

JAKARTA Police in Indonesia's West Papua province~launched an investigation on Monday after an angry crowd slaughtered 292 crocodiles at a breeding farm~as an act of revenge for a~local man who was killed by one of the ..

REUTERS LAHORE POLICE have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week. ..

MANILA Three soldiers have been killed in a clash with suspected communist rebels in the northern Philippines, a regional military spokesman said on Monday. The firefight erupted on Sunday while troops were on combat operations ..

REUTERS MANILA PHILIPPINE soldiers arrested the wife of a top leader of a pro-Islamic State militant group, and killed a suspected bomber in separate raids in a southern city, the army said on Monday. Nafisa Pundog, who had been in ..

DPA ISLAMABAD THE chief justice of Pakistan's top court, Saqib Nisar, is on an unlikely mission to build two multi-billion dollar dams to help alleviate the country's water shortage. He ordered the government to start the ..

AFP YANGON ONE of two Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar with breaking a state secrets law while reporting on the Rohingya crisis protested his innocence on Monday on the first day of a trial that has provoked global ..

AFP COLOMBO EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead. Last week President Maithripala Sirisena said ..