Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder. A Brotherhood spokesman said the arrest was part of a plot against the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Mr Badie was detained near the site of a Cairo protest camp cleared by […]

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that the Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will help improve relations between the two countries. A press release issued by the Afghan President’s office in Kabul last night said the UN Secretary General spoke to President Karzai on phone last evening. The Afghan […]

Hosni Mubarak to be freed soon, claims lawyer

Hosni Mubarak to be freed soon, claims lawyer

Cairo, Aug 20, 2013: Hosni Mubarak, the man whose 30-year tyranny as Egypt’s leader triggered a revolt which shook the Middle East, will be freed from prison by the end of the week, his lawyer claimed. Many Egyptians, plagued by violence and insecurity, will welcome the return of the former President; others will greet his […]

Former Pak Prez Musharraf indicted in ex-premier Benazir’s assassination case

Former Pak Prez Musharraf indicted in ex-premier Benazir’s assassination case

Islamabad: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been indicted by an anti-terrorism court in the 2007 assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto. State prosecutor Chaudhry Muhammad Azhar said, Musharraf was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation of murder. The 70-year-old former president, who has been under house arrest for last four months, […]

Boat carrying over 100 asylum seekers capsizes near Christmas Island, Australia

Boat carrying over 100 asylum seekers capsizes near Christmas Island, Australia

A boat carrying 105 asylum seekers capsized north of the Australian territory of Christmas Island today. The boat sank about 220 kilometres north of Christmas Island, where Australia operates a detention camp for asylum seekers. According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman, a Navy vessel is now conducting a rescue operation with support from […]

38 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners killed in Egypt, while attempting to escape

38 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners killed in Egypt, while attempting to escape

Cairo: In Egypt, at least 38 detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed when they tried to escape during their transfer to a prison outside Cairo. Initially, the interior ministry said they died in an exchange of fire after some of them took a military officer hostage and the convoy of prison vehicles, transporting […]

Private sector power promoters IPPAN to host Power Summit 2013 in Nepal

Private sector power promoters IPPAN to host Power Summit 2013 in Nepal

In Nepal, the private sector power promoters, Independent Power Producers Association (IPPAN) is to host the Power Summit 2013 on the 26th and 27th of this month. Addressing a press conference in Kathmandu, President of IPPAN, Subarna Das Shrestha said, the two day Summit will critically review the performance of the domestic sector since 2006 […]

S Korea, US starts new round of joint military exercises today

S Korea, US starts new round of joint military exercises today

South Korea: South Korea and the United States have begun a new round of joint military exercises today, the second round to take place this year. Official say, thousands of soldiers are taking part in computer-aided drills designed to test defence capabilities. South Korea says that North Korea which was angered by the previous drill, […]

Egyptian security forces clear Morsi’s suppoters off Cairo mosque

Egyptian security forces clear Morsi’s suppoters off Cairo mosque

Cairo: Egyptian security forces stormed a mosque in Cairo where hundreds of supporters of deposed President Mohammed Mursi were holed up. Security forces said, Al-Fateh mosque near Ramses Square in central Cairo was cleared off Mursi supporters last night. They said, all protesters were taken out of the mosque and many were arrested. Nearly 180 […]

Search resumes for Philippines ferry victims

Search resumes for Philippines ferry victims

Philippines: Philippines rescuers are battling rough seas after resuming their search for 85 people still missing in the country’s latest ferry disaster. Thirty-four people are confirmed dead. The ferry, carrying more than 800 passengers and crew, sank after colliding with a cargo ship on Friday evening near the central city of Cebu. The captains of […]