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Daily Archives: December 11, 2015

Hijrat’s release pushed to January 21

A love story that marks the film debut of model Rabia Butt, Hijrat is now set to release on January 21. The director/producer Farooq Mengal had earlier said that the film will release on December 31. However, owing to the release of Asim Raza’s Ho Mann Jahaan on January 1, ...

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Tennis: Nadal casts doubt on another Grand Slam win

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Rafael Nadal cast doubt Thursday on whether he could win another Grand Slam after his long reign as French Open champion ended in 2015 and his rankings slid during the worst year of his career. The 29-year-old Spaniard said he was working hard to return to ...

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Iran envoy submits new WAVE version to UN

Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholam Ali Khoshrou has submitted to the world body an updated version of a resolution based on President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal for the World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE). The draft was presented to the General Assembly in New York during a meeting on Thursday. In ...

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Death toll from bombings in northeast Syria hits 22

The death toll from a triple car bomb attack at a town in Syria’s northeastern Province of Hasakah has risen to 22. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced the new figure on Friday. The initial tally from the Thursday night attacks carried out in the town of Tal ...

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Erdogan: Troop pullout from Iraq ‘out of question’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish troops recently deployed to Iraq will not be leaving the Arab country for the time being. “Withdrawing our soldiers is out of the question for the moment,” Erdogan said at a news conference in the capital, Ankara, on Thursday. He repeated Ankara’s claim that the ...

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Incarcerated Saudi blogger on hunger strike, wife says

An imprisoned Saudi blogger convicted for criticizing the official Wahhabi ideology preached in Saudi Arabia is on hunger strike, his wife says. Raif Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, said on Thursday that her husband has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday after being transferred to a “new isolated” prison. Haidar, ...

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Blair facing MPs questions over Libya

British MPs are expected to grill former Prime Minister Tony Blair about his links to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Blair will appear before the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee (FASC) on Friday to respond to questions about security collaborations with Gaddafi, including the alleged rendition of anti-government figures to ...

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Rival Libya parliaments meet in Tunis on UN deal

Rival parliaments in Libya are holding talks in Tunisia to discuss a UN-brokered deal to set up a unity government in the North African country. Members of the two parliaments met in Tunis Thursday in an effort to focus on the peace process ahead of international negotiations in Rome on December 13, ...

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