Pakistan arrests 34 Indian fishermen for violating territorial waters

Islamabad, May 8: Pakistan has arrested 34 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country’s territorial waters, nearly 10 days after releasing 60 prisoners from India as a goodwill gesture, officials said Wednesday. The fishermen, arrested, have been handed over to the police, a Pakistan Maritime Security Agency spokesman said. “They will appear before a judicial […]

Pakistan releases 55 Indian fishermen, 5 civilians as ‘goodwill gesture’

Karachi, Apr 29: Pakistan on Monday released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians as a “goodwill gesture” amidst tension between the two countries after the Pulwama attack, according to a media report. The Indian fishermen and citizens, arrested in Pakistan, were released from Karachi’s Malir jail. The released prisoners were taken to the Karachi Cantonment […]

Sri Lanka attacks ‘truly appalling’: British PM

London, Apr 21: British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the deadly string of Easter Sunday attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka as “truly appalling”. “The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time,” she said […]

Sudan probes al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’

Sudan probes al-Bashir after ‘large sums of cash found at home’

Khartoum, Apr 21: Sudan’s public prosecutor has begun investigating deposed President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering, a news agency said, citing a judicial source. The source said that military intelligence had searched al-Bashir’s home and found suitcases loaded with more than $351,000 and six million euros ($6.75m), as well as five million Sudanese […]

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Mapastepec, Apr 21: Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she’d brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan, […]

Sri Lanka orders curfew after blasts

Colombo, Apr 21: Sri Lankan government on Sunday ordered a night-time curfew after the island nation was rocked with eight blasts targeting churches and hotels that killed nearly 160 people across the country. The curfew will begin on Sunday night at 6:00 pm (local time) and run until 6:00 am (local time), the defence ministry […]

Czech PM says won’t resign if indicted over EU fraud

Czech PM says won’t resign if indicted over EU fraud

Prague, Apr 21: Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he would not resign if indicted for his alleged role in a two-million-euro EU subsidy fraud. Police this week recommended that Babis be indicted over the case which could see him and several others, including family members, spending five to ten years in prison. “I […]

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle set for new Africa role

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle set for new Africa role

London, Apr 21: Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle are expected to take on a new international role in Africa as part of their Commonwealth youth ambassador commitments, according to a UK media report. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, dubbed rock star royals for their impact globally, will combine work on behalf of […]

Darker portrait emerges of Trump’s attacks on US law enforcement

Darker portrait emerges of Trump’s attacks on US law enforcement

Washington, Apr 21: Rod Rosenstein, the US deputy attorney general, praised President Donald Trump last spring for backing the rule of law and commended the Constitution and American culture for protecting lawfulness. “I don’t think there’s any threat to the rule of law in America today,” he said at a celebration of the concept. Rosenstein […]

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