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CAPE TOWN: The High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa Najm us Saqib presented his credentials to President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia, in Windhoek, today. Besides accreditation to South Africa, the High Commissioner is concurrently accredited to Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland. The...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday termed the statement of Indian Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag’s statement as irresponsible and against the realities of South Asia. On first day of assumption his office earlier this month, General Suhag issued a stern warning to Pakistan, saying if the neighboring nation “provokes” — like the beheading of an Indian soldier...

KABUL: At least ten Afghan local police (ALP) including their commander have joined the Taliban in northern Kunduz province, local officials said. Chahar Dara district Governor Zalmai Farooqi, confirmed the news. “The commander named Yar Mohammad was fighting against the Taliban in Yateem village of Chahar Dara district, but on Wednesday along with nine other local...

NEW DELHI: Pakistani authorities Thursday assured their Indian counterparts that an Indian soldier, who was captured in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, will be handed back today (Friday). The Indian media quoting BSF sources said a company commander level flag meeting was held in the Nikowal post area...

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Thursday dismissed allegations by Afghan government that the country “supports Afghan Taliban” and it does not “abide by its commitment to fight against terrorism.” Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni alleged this week that Pakistan has “increased its presence of both military and advisors among the terrorists...

Now you can own a piece of pop culture history – but it’ll cost you! MiNow you can own a piece of pop culture history – but it’ll cost you! Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas estate that he leased from 2006 to 2008 has been listed for a whopping $19.5 million. The 24,276 square foot mansion features seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, three kitchens, and guest...

  DHAKA: Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers on board, leaving about 120 missing, many of them feared dead. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has an appalling record of ferry accidents, with casualties...

    CAIRO: When Egyptian activists organized an aid convoy to Gaza last month, their challenge took on political dimensions. When the convoy of more than 500 activists, 11 buses and 2.3 million Egyptian pounds ($320,000) of medical aid cruised into a government checkpoint near the city of Arish in North Sinai, scuffles with army personnel broke out and it was...

DONETSKL: Residents say the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk is dying. The power grid was completely down Monday, the city government said, and fuel is running dry. Store shelves are emptying fast, and those who haven’t managed to flee must drink untreated tap water. With little medicine left, doctors are sending patients home. As Ukrainian government forces slowly...

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