ISLAMABAD: Angered by his defiance of its order to reopen graft cases against the President, Pakistan Supreme Court today summoned Premier, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear before it on February 13 when it will charge him with contempt, a move which may trigger a fresh political crisis.Read More »
CAIRO: Egyptian authorities announced a national three-day mourning period following violence at a stadium in Port S aid that saw at least 73 people killed and about a thousand injured.Read More »
REUTERS: Swedish authorities are looking into whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been going to the "wrong" type of people, like human rights campaigners and environmentalists, in violation of prize founder Alfred Nobel's will.Read More »
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Gustavo Petro was imprisoned as a rebel in the 1980s on a weapons conviction. As the Bogota’s new mayor, Mr Petro wants to get firearms off the streets of this city where the conspicuous display of guns has long been the norm.
So he’s trying an experimental ban on gun-wielding in public.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today reacted angrily to a leaked NATO report that accused its security services of helping the Afghan Taliban just as the Foreign Minister, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar began a visit to Kabul, saying the allegations were "frivolous".Read More »
WASHINGTON: With a thumping win in the Republican primary in Florida, the former Massachusetts governor, Mr Mitt Romney has cemented his front-running status for the right to challenge the President, Mr Barack Obama in November.Read More »
VIENNA: The chief UN nuclear inspector, Mr Herman Nackaerts said on Wednesday that there was "still a lot of work to do" with Iran over its contested atomic programme, after returning from a three-day trip to Tehran.Read More »
WASHINGTON: Scientists from Stanford's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine have successfully converted mouse skin cells directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system,Read More »
WASHINGTON: Masks and hand washing can practically slash the spread of flu-like symptoms, new reseach has demonstrated.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court today ordered the formation of a larger bench to hear an application seeking the registration of a fresh FIR against 12 people, including former president Pervez Musharraf and the Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik, for alleged involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate Benazir Bhutto.Read More »