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Daily Archives: July 6, 2015

DJ Butt claims PTI owes him Rs80 million

LAHORE: DJ Butt who gave life to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rallies and last year’s sit in claims he is owed Rs80 million by the party. According to DJ Butt the PTI racked up a bill of Rs140 million during the Islamabad sit in of which he had been paid Rs59 ...

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Gunmen kill 2 Shias, policeman in SW Pakistan

Armed militants have killed two Shia brothers and a policeman at a passport office in the city of Quetta in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern province of Balochistan. The incident occurred on Monday after the waiting gunmen opened fire on the brothers, who were members of the Shia Hazara community, as they were ...

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Guatemalans protesters call for resignation of corruption-plagued president

Thousands of Guatemalans have taken to the streets of the capital to protest against corruption in the government, calling for the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina. On Saturday night, some 5,000 protesters marched in downtown Guatemala City, demanding the resignation of the country’s corruption-plagued president. The demonstrators, who were marching from ...

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Bomb blasts leave 44 dead in central Nigeria

Two bomb explosions have targeted a mosque and a restaurant in the Nigerian central city of Jos, killing at least 44 people. The blasts blamed on Takfiri Boko Haram militants hit the crowded Yantaya Mosque and Shagalinku restaurant in Jos on Sunday night. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency coordinator Abdussalam ...

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Nawaz, Modi to rendezvous in Russia

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are set to meet on the sidelines of a security summit in Russia on July 10. The meeting will take place in the Russian city of Ufa as the leaders attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, sources confirmed ...

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PM Nawaz leaves for Norway to attend Oslo summit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday left for Norway to participate in ‘Oslo Summit on Education for Development,’ said a report published on. The visit would be a milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries as the three-day trip is the first official visit of a Pakistani ...

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Turkey mulling direct military intervention in Syria

The Turkish military has called on all troop commanders stationed along its border with Syria to be present at a meeting aimed at discussing a possible intervention in the crisis-hit country. The meeting was called by Land Forces Commander General Hulusi Akar and 2nd Army Commander General Adem Huduti following ...

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Greek FM resigns after bailout vote

ATHENS: Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Monday has resigned, saying he was told shortly after the Greek referendum result that the some eurozone finance ministers and Greece’s other creditors would prefer he not attend the ministers’ meetings. As per the results of the referendum, the “No” side won with ...

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US destroyer arrives in Black Sea for war games

An American warship has arrived in the Black Sea amid growing tensions between the United States and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter entered the region on Monday. The Arleigh Burke-class vessel is set to join military drills, called Operation Atlantic Resolve. The United States ...

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