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Illegal entry stalls exit of 121 Indians from Iraq

Illegal entry stalls exit of 121 Indians from Iraq

CHANDIGARH: Punjabi youths working in strife-torn Iraq are having a difficult time trying to return to India as many are without a valid visa. Many of them had visitor visas for Dubai and entered Iraq illegally to seek jobs. Visas of at least 121 youths from Jalandhar and Fatehgarh Sahib have expired at least two […]

Philippines to evacuate workers from parts of Iraq

Philippines to evacuate workers from parts of Iraq

MANILA: The Philippines says it will evacuate its nationals from all areas of Iraq except the northern region due to the rapidly deteriorating security situation there. Foreign affairs spokesman Charles Jose said on Thursday that 154 Filipinos in the Baghdad area are expected to be pulled out. The rest of the 900 Filipino workers in […]

‘Friendly fire’ kills Nato troops

‘Friendly fire’ kills Nato troops

Five Nato service members have been killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, the international coalition says. A US defence official said the five were American. A Nato statement said: “The casualties occurred during a security operation when their unit came into contact with enemy forces. Tragically, there is the possibility that […]

Gunmen attack airport security site

Gunmen attack airport security site

Gunmen have attacked a training facility near Karachi airport, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces days after a Taliban assault on the Pakistani city’s busy air hub shocked the country. Security forces managed to repulse the attack on the complex, which serves as a training academy for […]

Man held for alleged cannibalism in Pakistan

Man held for alleged cannibalism in Pakistan

A man has been arrested by Islamabad Police for alleged cannibalism. The police have not confirmed the incident, in order to save the accused and his family from the wrath of local villagers, reported The Nation While the duty officer at the local police station vehemently denied having arrested anyone for such a crime, his […]

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protection from the authorities after telling how she had been shot and thrown into a canal in the city of Hafizabad, in Punjab province. A local police official said Ms Maqsood […]

10 militants killed in Pakistan`s Balochistan province

10 militants killed in Pakistan`s Balochistan province

Karachi: At least 10 militants have been killed during an operation in southwest Pakistan’s Balochistan province, officials said on Friday. The militants were killed in a operation launched in the Panjgur district, Khan Wasey, a Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman told reporters. “These militants were involved in target killings, bomb attacks and kidnappings,” he said. “Three […]

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

Police have used water cannons to disperse hundreds of women protesting against a rise in violence against women in the Indian state where two teenagers were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree. The protesters in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, were demonstrating outside the office of the top elected official, Chief […]

No pig DNA in chocolates: Malaysia

No pig DNA in chocolates: Malaysia

Cadbury chocolates in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products, the country’s Islamic body has said. Earlier this month, the health ministry said porcine DNA was found in two varieties of Cadbury chocolates, prompting the company to recall the […]