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Credited with ending civil war, Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Lanka Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.

21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn as PM today

Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.

21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM

In 1st polls since Easter attacks, Sri Lankans up for tomorrow's showdown

Nearly 16 million people are eligible to vote for the president from among a record 35 candidates.

15 Nov 2019 1:07 PM

Pervez Musharraf says ‘Osama bin Laden was Pakistan's hero'; see video

During the interview, Gen (retd) Musharraf also said that terrorist like Osama bin Laden and Jalaluddin Haqqani were 'Pakistani heroes' .

14 Nov 2019 12:22 PM

Sharif refuses Pak govt's conditional permit to travel abroad

'Sharif would not submit any indemnity bonds worth Rs 7 billion for removing his name from no-fly list,' PML-N leader said.

13 Nov 2019 12:14 PM

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Pak PM Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan wins defamation case against news channel

Reham said in a statement: 'I am glad that justice has finally prevailed. It took me a long legal battle to prove my innocence.'

13 Nov 2019 11:58 AM

Pakistan stoops to new low with Varthaman's mannequin display at PAF museum

A Twitter post by Pakistan journalist and political commentator Anwar Lodhi showed a photo of the mannequin of the IAF braveheart.

11 Nov 2019 1:45 PM

Kartarpur Corridor opening testimony to Pak's commitment to regional peace, says Imran

"Today we are not only opening the border, but also our hearts for the Sikh community," Imran said.

09 Nov 2019 1:43 PM

Nawaz Sharif may travel to London for further treatment, says report

Sharif was admitted to hospital in Lahore on Oct 22 after his platelets dropped to a critical low level of 2,000.

08 Nov 2019 12:06 PM

3 Khalistani leaders, including Bhindranwale in Kartarpur corridor video released by Pak

The video has surfaced just days before the Kartarpur Corridor is slated to be inaugurated.

06 Nov 2019 12:20 PM

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Pakistan court acquits police officials accused of killing ATM thief after Hafiz Saeed mediation

The court acquitted them after the family of Ayubi pardoned the suspects on the ‘wish’ of Mumbai attack mastermind Saeed.

04 Nov 2019 9:16 AM

Pakistanis feel inflation, not Kashmir, is biggest problem facing them, reveals survey

Worries of inflation was followed by unemployment (23 pc), the Kashmir issue (8 pc), corruption (4 pc) and water crisis (4 pc), survey said.

02 Nov 2019 9:14 AM

No passport, no fee: Imran Khan waives 2 conditions for Kartarpur pilgrims

Taking to Twitter, Khan said: 'For Sikhs coming for pilgrimage to Kartarpur from India, I’ve waived off 2 requirements.'

01 Nov 2019 8:49 AM

This Bangladeshi MP hired 8 lookalikes to sit for her exams, expelled from university

Tamanna Nusrat, from the ruling Awami League party, is accused of paying the lookalikes to pretend to be her in at least 13 tests.

23 Oct 2019 11:37 AM

US says deeply concerned over human rights abuses, religious discrimination in Pak

It urged the Pakistani government to uphold the rule of law and the freedoms enshrined in the country's constitution.

22 Oct 2019 9:33 AM

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Not capable of completing term: Bilawal Bhutto's dig at Imran Khan

'Everyone is fed up with this puppet government,' Bilawal Bhutto said.

21 Oct 2019 12:30 PM

Pakistan rejects India's claim of destroying terror camps in PoK

Indian Army chief said that six to ten Pakistan Army personnel were killed and three terror camps destroyed in a retaliatory action.

21 Oct 2019 11:32 AM

Indian tourist detained in Bhutan for desecrating Buddhist ‘chorten’

Though Hajare was officially detained, he was allowed to spend Thursday night at his hotel.

19 Oct 2019 10:48 AM

Bilawal Bhutto announces nationwide anti-govt protests

Bilawal, the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party, said the government had lost its credibility as it did not fulfil any of its promises.

19 Oct 2019 10:38 AM

Pakistan blacklists, expels global journalists' group leader

Joel Simon called the expulsion of Steven Butler 'baffling' and 'a slap in the face' to those concerned about press freedom in Pakistan.

18 Oct 2019 12:32 PM

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