Sunday, 18 March 2018


Violent protests in Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia verdict


DHAKA: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail. She was found guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. The Bangladesh Police have detained at ...

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Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism


A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency.   ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan – and it wants the U.S. to help ...

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Pakistani university ranked among Asia’s top 100

Quaid-i-Azam University

SINGAPORE: Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad has broken into the top 100 universities of Asia, ranked 79th, according to the latest rankings issued by the Times Higher Education (THE) at the 2018 Asia Universities Summit in China, local media reported on Thursday. QAU, the country’s top public research ...

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Indian women allegedly robbed of her kidney by husband


BANGAL: In what can only be described as some serious next level patriarchal bullshit, an Indian woman recently discovered that one of her kidneys had gone missing. The most likely culprit? Her husband. The BBC reports that a West Bengal woman’s husband arranged to have her appendix removed, several years ...

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Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower


HUALIEN: Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies. At least 10 people have now been confirmed killed by the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck the popular eastern tourist city ...

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King Abdullah II of Jordan begins Pakistan visit

King of Jordan Abdullah II -Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Jordan’s King Abdullah II arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day state visit for talks on bilateral relations, officials said. He was received at a military airbase near Islamabad by President Mamnoon Hussain. A 21-gun salute was given in honor of the distinguished guest. The Jordanian King is ...

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Canada orders review of deal to sell helicopters to Philippines

Canada Philippines

Just one day after signing a $233 million agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines , the Canadian government on Wednesday ordered a review of the deal amid concerns the aircraft could be used to fight rebels. Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that the deal – formally signed on ...

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Verdict in Bangladesh Former PM Graft Case: Dhaka to be Delinked


DHAKA: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow’s expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh braced for possible unrest ahead of a court verdict in the corruption trial ...

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Maldives’ chief justice arrested as state of emergency declared

Maldives chief justice arrested

MALE: The Maldives’ top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands. The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge dramatically raised the stakes after Yameen refused to ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

Nepal ban on women migrants

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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