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 […]

Pak court dismisses charges against cleric in blasphemy case

Pak court dismisses charges against cleric in blasphemy case

A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges. According to a lawyer, the case against Rimsha Masih, 14, provoked widespread international concern about the application of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Ms Masih, who is believed to have learning difficulties, […]

Pak court dismisses charges against cleric in blasphemy case

Pak court dismisses charges against cleric in blasphemy case

Islamabad: A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges. According to a lawyer, the case against Rimsha Masih, 14, provoked widespread international concern about the application of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Ms Masih, who is believed to have learning […]

In Egypt, fresh clashes between security forces and ousted President Morsi’s supporters claim more than 80 lives

In Egypt, fresh clashes between security forces and ousted President Morsi’s supporters claim more than 80 lives

In Egypt, violent clashes between security forces and ousted President Mohamed Mursi’s supporters in Cairo and other parts of the country have left 82 people dead including 10 Policemen. The death toll is expected to mount with several injured in critical condition. European Union has called a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday […]