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Pakistan court to indict PM Gilani for contempt on February 13

PAKISTAN’S top court today summoned Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear on February 13 to be indicted with contempt over his refusal to...

New Zealand PM regrets TV host’s race remarks

NEW ZEALAND Prime Minister John Key today said the entire nation had been embarrassed by a television anchor whose “racist” remarks provoked a furious...

Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth’s atmosphere

Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation,...

Will Lagarde face BRICS challenge as IMF term nears end?

AS International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde's mandate enters the final stretch, emerging-market powers seem hesitant about teaming up to try to wrest the...

Israel and UAE to normalise ties in ‘historic’ US-brokered deal

Israel and the UAE agreed Thursday to normalise ties in a landmark US-brokered deal, only the third such accord the Jewish state has struck...

Death toll rises to 98 in Karachi violence

PAKISTANI security forces combed troubled neighbourhoods in the country’s commercial hub, Karachi, on Saturday (July 9) in search of gunmen as the death toll...

53 dead, several missing in shopping mall fire in Russia’s Siberia

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday that at least 53 people had been killed in a fire in a shopping mall in the...

First time since Taliban takeover, Indian diplomats visits Kabul

  For the first time since the Taliban’s capture of power in Kabul, India has sent a team led by a senior diplomat to Afghanistan...

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Uganda’s parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say...

India defends rejection of Novartis patent bid

AN INDIAN was fully justified to reject a patent bid by Swiss drug giant Novartis last week, India’s trade and industry minister insisted in...