China sacks state firm head amid corruption allegations

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SHANGHAI: China on Saturday announced the removal of the head of one its major state-owned firms, conglomerate China Resources, for suspected law violations, state media reported using terms which typically refer to corruption. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pursued a highly-publicised anti-graft drive since taking office, vowing to go after both senior “tigers” and low-level “flies”. The ruling... 

Protection of Pakistan Ordinance presented in Senate amid protest

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: The controversial Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) was presented in the Senate amid strong protests on Friday, Geo News reported. Federal minister Zahid Hamid presented the bill during today’s session presided over by Deputy Chairperson Sabir Baloch. On this occasion, major opposition parties including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP),... 

Women children amid 14 injured in Quetta explosion

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

QUETTA: At least fourteen persons including the women and children have sustained injuries in an explosion on Sariab Road on Saturday here, Geo News reported. Sources said it was difficult at this stage to report with certainty as to who were the target of the blast, as law enforcing agencies mobiles keep patrolling this most restive area of the city. Police said that the nearby hotels and houses in this residential-cum-... 

Obama visits Saudi Arabia amid strategic diferences over Iran Syria

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ROME: US President Barack Obama on Friday left Italy for Saudi Arabia — the last stop of his six-day tour of Europe and the Middle East. Obama´s plane, Air Force One, left Rome´s Fiumicino airport at 0955 GMT, an AFP photographer travelling with the president said. The US leader was expected to spend Friday evening in talks with Saudi King Abdullah on a royal estate outside the capital Riyadh. The visit... 

Obama urges Europe to retrench amid Ukraine crisis

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BRUSSELS: Calling it a global “moment of testing,” President Barack Obama appealed to Europeans on Wednesday to recommit to the war-won ideals of freedom and human dignity, declaring that people voicing those values will ultimately triumph in Ukraine. Painting a historical arc across the major global clashes of the last century and beyond, Obama said young people born today come into a world more devoid of... 

Woman amid two killed in Karachi firing violence

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Two persons including a woman were killed in firing and violent incidents here, Geo News reported Tuesday morning. Police said that one person was shot dead at Ittehad Town in Baldia. . Earlier, a woman’s tortured body was found at Quaid-e-Azam Colony in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, while a man’s body was recovered from Baldia Town No.7, which was later sent to Civil Hospital, where the medico legal officer... 

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra amid 4 injured in traffic mishap

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

JHANG: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Iqbal Zafar Jhagra’s car rammed into a stationary tractor trolley leaving him and three others on board the car injured on Sunday here, Geo news reported. Police said that Iqbal Zafar Jhagra was on his way back after attending a wedding ceremony in Multan, when his car rammed into a stationary trolley on the road near Doli Shaheed, leaving Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and... 

Crimea votes to join Russia amid Western outrage

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SIMFEROPOL: Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favour of joining former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Exit polls cited by local officials showed 93 percent of the voters in favour of leaving Ukraine and joining Russia in the most serious redrawing of the map of Europe since Kosovo´s 2008 declaration... 

ExIG amid 2 accused in arms scandal put on ECL

Posted by on Mar 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: The federal interior ministry on the advice of Khyber Pukhtunkhaw National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday put the names of the former IG Malik Naveed and government contractor Arshad Majeed on the Exit Control List (ECL), Geo News reported. The interior ministry has notified about it all the airports of the country and other concerned agencies not to allow the aforesaid accused to leave the country, as... 

Five killed amid Nicaragua regional vote

Posted by on Mar 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MANAGUA: Five people were killed Sunday during elections in Nicaragua´s two Caribbean autonomous regions, as the national electoral council blamed radio stations and indigenous leaders´ alleged calls for boycotts and violence. The incident occurred shortly before polling stations opened in Tortuguero, a community in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region. The Constitutionalist Liberal Party said the victims —... 
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