Review of CPEC projects underway, says Imran Khan

Review of CPEC projects underway, says Imran Khan

Monday, 08 October 2018 | PTI | Karachi

Pakistan is reviewing the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to safeguard the interest of the people in Balochistan province, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. The $50 billion CPEC, launched in 2015, is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China’s resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region...

Kavanaugh sworn in as US SC Justice

Monday, 08 October 2018 | AP | WASHINGTON

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the US Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered the Senate, captivated the nation and ushered in an acrimonious new level of polarization — now encroaching on the court that the 53-year-old judge...

British editor in Dubai to serve 15 years for killing wife

British editor in Dubai to serve 15 years for killing wife

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | AP | Dubai

A British former newspaper editor in Dubai who was convicted of killing his wife with a hammer has had his sentence extended to 15 years. Francis Matthew was found guilty in March of bludgeoning his wife to death at their home and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The latest...

Missing Interpol chief detained in China for questioning: report

Missing Interpol chief detained in China for questioning: report

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | PTI | Beijing

Interpol President Meng Hongwei has been detained in China for questioning as part of an investigation against him, a media report said Saturday, a day after he was reported missing in his native country. Meng, 64, the first Chinese head of the international law enforcement agency headquartered in France, was "taken...

Kavanaugh confirmation all but sure after long, bitter fight

Kavanaugh confirmation all but sure after long, bitter fight

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | AP | WASHINGTON

After weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests, a pair of wavering senators declared Friday they will back Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, all but guaranteeing the deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation's highest court on Saturday. The announcements by Republican Susan Collins...

13 killed in central Nigeria after farmer-herder clash

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | AFP | Kano (Nigeria)

At least 13 people have been killed in Nigeria’s restive central region in an escalating ethnic battle between farmers and herders, an army spokesman told AFP. The violence earlier this week between the Berom, indigenous farmers, and the Fulani, nomadic cattle herders, took place in Jol, a community part of the Riyom...

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | AFP | Palu

More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, officials said on Friday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster. Palu city on Sulawesi island has been left in ruins after it was hit by a powerful quake and a...

Pak orders 18 international aid groups closed

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | AP | Islamabad

Pakistan ordered 18 international aid organisations to close, threatening the assistance they provide to some of the country’s most vulnerable, international aid workers said on Friday. The majority of the shuttered aid groups are U.S.-based, while the remainder are from Britain and the European Union, according to a government list, which...

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