Oscar Pistorius to face new weapons charges in South African court

Oscar Pistorius to face new weapons charges in South African court

Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, will face new charges of recklessly discharging a weapon in public when he appears in a South African court next week , local media reported on Friday. Neither prosecutors nor lawyers for Pistorius would comment on the reports carried by TV broadcaster ENCA, radio’s Eyewitness […]

Morsi supporters vow to keep protesting

Morsi supporters vow to keep protesting

Cairo: The death toll from the violence engulfing Egypt rose to more than 600, as supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi vowed to continue their protests despite a crackdown by the military-backed government. At least 638 people were killed and 3,994 injured in clashes ignited on Wednesday when security forces broke up two sit-ins by […]

Egypt clashes claim 638 lives; UNSC to meet,US cancels jt. military exercise

Egypt clashes claim 638 lives; UNSC to meet,US cancels jt. military exercise

Cairo: Egypt’s defiant Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched local government offices as they began a march from the Al-Iman mosque in Cairo. The action was taken a day after over 638 people were killed in the deadliest crackdown by security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Maximum number of deaths have been reported […]

International Youth Day today

International Youth Day today

Today is International Youth Day. It is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to be observed on 12th August every year. The theme this year is “Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward .” In his message, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasised on the positive economical, social and cultural contribution young migrants make to societies […]

Colombo to speed up release of 114 Indian fishermen

Colombo to speed up release of 114 Indian fishermen

Colombo: Colombo says it will try to speed up the release of 114 Indian fishermen languishing in jails after being caught by Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters.   Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry was reacting to the demarche issued to Sri Lankan High Commissioner in New Delhi over the issue. […]

Series of car bomb blasts kill 80 people in Iraq

Series of car bomb blasts kill 80 people in Iraq

Iraq: The Iraqi Interior Ministry has said the country faces an open war fuelled by Iraq’s sectarian divisions. In a statement, it underlined the challenges before the nation and said, security has been ramped up in Baghdad by closing roads, putting barriers ,setting up more checkpoints and sending out frequent helicopter patrols. The steps come […]

US to reopen 18 of 19 closed diplomatic missions

US to reopen 18 of 19 closed diplomatic missions

Washington: The United States will reopen today its diplomatic missions in 18 out of the 19 US embassies and consulates in the West Asia and North Africa region which were closed due to a terrorist threat. The US embassy in Yemen will remain closed because of security concerns regarding the potential terrorist attacks from Al […]

Heavy rainfall in Afghanistan kills 13 people

Heavy rainfall in Afghanistan kills 13 people

Afghanistan: At least 13 deaths have been reported due to heavy rainfall and flooding in the Afghan capital. The Kabul police chief said, eleven of the 13 deaths were the result of cars being washed away or caught in flash flooding. Yesterday’s rains damaged dozens of homes as well as an election registration office. Pictures […]

Snowden is not a patriot, says Obama

Snowden is not a patriot, says Obama

Washingto: Days after a US lawmaker compared Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi, US President Barack Obama said the former CIA contractor who leaked to the world the secretive internet and phone surveillance programs, is not a patriot. “I don’t think Snowden was a patriot,” Obama told reporters during a White House news conference. “The fact […]

Senior Pakistan official admits to presence of Dawood Ibrahim

Senior Pakistan official admits to presence of Dawood Ibrahim

After admitting the presence of one of India’s most wanted terrorists, Dawood Ibrahim, on its soil, Pakistan has now played down its statement. Shahryar Khan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s special envoy for improving relations with India, said yesterday Dawood was in Pakistan but has been “chased out” and could be in the United Arab Emirates. […]