Peshmerga will not enter Mosul’, Kurdish Iraqi minister tells FRANCE 24

Peshmerga will not enter Mosul’, Kurdish Iraqi minister tells FRANCE 24

Kurdish peshmerga troops will not enter Mosul if allied forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group recapture the northern Iraqi city, Falah Mustafa Bakir, the foreign minister of Iraqi Kurdistan told FRANCE 24. The pledge is significant, since Baghdad is concerned that the Kurdish peshmerga might seize parts of Mosul, which would give them more […]

Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres poised to become next UN secretary-general

Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres poised to become next UN secretary-general

The Security Council unanimously agreed Wednesday that Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres should be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin made the announcement to reporters surrounded by the 14 other council ambassadors after they held a sixth informal poll of the 10 candidates behind closed doors. Churkin announced […]

Shamed ex-minister implicates former French PM in tax fraud case

Shamed ex-minister implicates former French PM in tax fraud case

Former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac on Monday implicated a former French prime minister at the start of a high-profile tax fraud and money laundering case in Paris. Cahuzac, who is on trial for hiding his wealth in tax havens for years, told judges he opened his first secret bank account in Switzerland in 1992 in […]

Striking Bolivia miners ‘kidnap and kill’ government minister

Striking Bolivia miners ‘kidnap and kill’ government minister

  Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes has been killed after being kidnapped by striking mineworkers, the government said late on Thursday. “At this present time, all the indications are that our deputy minister Rodolfo Illanes has been brutally and cowardly assassinated,” Minister of Government Carlos Romero said in broadcast comments. He said Illanes had […]

Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt

Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt

French President François Hollande threatened Thursday to sack Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, who has hinted at a bid for the presidency, unless he respects the “solidarity” of the government. “In a government, there cannot be any personal initiatives and even less presidential ones,” Hollande said in a TV interview to mark the Bastille Day national […]

French economy minister pelted with eggs amid rail strikes

French economy minister pelted with eggs amid rail strikes

France’s economy minister was pelted with eggs on Monday as a strike against planned labour reforms disrupted rail services for a sixth straight day but appeared to be losing steam. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron was splattered on the head when militants of the hardline CGT trade union cornered him at a post office in the […]

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House on Wednesday passed five bills unanimously including the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014 to amend the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997.

Senate passes five bills with unanimous support

The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, moved by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, will be helpful to counter the terrorist organisations and their supporters who are involved in financing the terrorism and money laundering inside Pakistan. Earlier, the senators condemned the suicide attack in Fateh Jang near Attock district in which five people […]