Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police detain four on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group

Belgian police searched houses in the city of Antwerp on Wednesday and detained four people on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group and trying to drum up recruits to fight with Islamist militants in Syria or Libya, state prosecutors said. Two…

Tony Blair fears Labour cannot win next election under Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Blair fears Labour cannot win next election under Jeremy Corbyn

Tony Blair today cast serious doubt on Labour’s chances of winning the next election with Jeremy Corbyn at the helm. At a rare public appearance in London, the former PM said it was “not yet a proven concept that Corbynism can win…

Brexit would mean ‘years of austerity and wipe £40m from UK public purse’

Brexit would mean ‘years of austerity and wipe £40m from UK public purse’

The Institute for Fiscal Studies claims quitting the EU would cause the Treasury to cut billions of pounds from British public services and welfare Brexit would lead to more years of austerity and tax hikes – and wipe £40billion from UK public…

Six months after Paris terror attacks, victims’ families want answers

Six months after Paris terror attacks, victims’ families want answers

    Investigating judges are scheduled to field questions from around 1,000 people over three days in the French capital as the government tackles the complicated task of distributing financial compensations and revealing victims’ autopsies. On Tuesday, they will meet with the…

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

US Supreme Court sides with black death row inmate in racial bias case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively overturned a black man’s 1987 conviction for murdering a white woman, rebuking Georgia prosecutors for unlawfully excluding black potential jurors in picking an all-white jury that condemned him to death. The 7-1 ruling handed a…

US-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near IS group’s ‘capital’

US-backed Syrian alliance launches new attack near IS group’s ‘capital’

A US-backed alliance of Syrian militias launched an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group near their de facto capital of Raqqa on Tuesday, a monitoring group and an official said. An unspecified number of Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters were seen…

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

US seeks death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. “The nature of the alleged crime and the…

Iraqi operation kicks off to retake Falluja from Islamic State group

Iraqi operation kicks off to retake Falluja from Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Falluja. The military told residents on Sunday to get ready to leave before fighting started. “Zero hour for the liberation of Falluja has…

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

Two suspected terrorists of Shikarpur attack arrested in Sindh

KARACHI: Two suspected terrorists connected to Shikarpur imambargah attack were arrested from interior Sindh on Friday, police official said. SSP Saqib Ismael Memon told media representatives that the terrorists were arrested after being identified by already arrested suspects during interrogation. He said…

Younis out, Rahat likely to play against Zimbabwe

Younis out, Rahat likely to play against Zimbabwe

BRISBANE: Pakistan has decided not to include Younis Khan in the group-match against Zimbabwe on Saturday. The decision to drop Khan was made by the team management on Friday. While Khan was present in the practice session and even came to bat,…

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

Govt to table bill to stop horse-trading on Monday

ISLAMABAD: No consensus could be reached on Friday on a constitutional amendment to prevent horse-trading for the upcoming Senate elections, during an All Parties Conference (APC) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today. However, the government will still move ahead and present…

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

US trial: Pakistani says he ‘posed as a woman’ to meet women, not plot terror

NEW YORK: A Pakistani man on trial in the US for planning to bomb a British shopping center testified on Thursday he was exaggerating his prowess with women in online chats and emails he sent mentioning potential wedding dates and a bride,…

Spanish combatants detained for ‘joining Ukraine rebels’

Spanish combatants detained for ‘joining Ukraine rebels’

Police on Friday arrested eight Spaniards who they said had returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, sources close to the investigation said. Officers detained the eight suspects in six regions across Spain, the interior ministry said in a statement.…

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

President Jonathan visits site of Boko Haram massacre

With just one month to go ahead of March 28 elections, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of a Boko Haram massacre in the northern city of Baga on Thursday and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. But the…

I killed 13 Palestinian kids today: Israeli sniper

I killed 13 Palestinian kids today: Israeli sniper

An Israeli sniper has admitted to killing 13 children in the Gaza Strip in one day, as Tel Aviv continues its aerial and ground attacks in the besieged enclave. Posting on an Instagram account, David Ovadia released a photo of himself holding…

France beat Nigeria 2-0 for a place in World Cup quarter-finals

France beat Nigeria 2-0 for a place in World Cup quarter-finals

A header by Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal sent France through to the World Cup quarter-finals as the French beat African champions Nigeria, 2-0, in Brasilia on Monday. France will play either Germany or Algeria in Rio de Janeiro…

Imran questions MQM’s Karachi protest

Imran questions MQM’s Karachi protest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should not punish the people of Pakistan for an action carried out in London by the British government, He said that the party should hold protests…

Spanish young cool to monarchy as Felipe VI arrives

Spanish young cool to monarchy as Felipe VI arrives

Juan Carlos, 76, announced Monday that he will hand over the crown to his son Felipe, 46. MADRID (AFP) – Spain s future King Felipe VI will ascend the throne hoping to revive the scandal-hit monarchy but many young Spaniards would prefer…

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and wanted in Pakistan in relation to a murder case, was arrested in northwest London where he has lived in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s. Police said a 60-year-old man was…

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government on Tuesday presented its second budget with a total outlay of Rs3.945 trillion for the fiscal year 2014-15. Federal Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar read out the budget proposals at the special session of National Assembly…

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

Apple on Monday unveiled the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company has labeled iOS 8 as “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store,” however Android fans have…

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

They have led lives of quiet desperation on the margins of society as victims of never-ending wars and prejudice but Afghanistan’s wheelchair basketball team was in celebratory mood as it made its international debut in Italy. In between a punishing round of…