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EC approves Ayyaz Sadiq’s nomination papers for NA-122 by-election

LAHORE – The Election Commission has approved Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Ayaz Sadiq’s nomination papers for upcoming by-election in NA-122 constituency of Lahore. Ayaz Sadiq’s eligibility for by-polls was challenged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Awami Tehreek and Justice Party. The political parties urged the Election Commission to ...

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Egyptian forces accidentally kill 12 Mexican civilians

Egyptian police and army forces have accidentally opened fire on a Mexican tourist convoy during clashes with militants, killing 12 people and injuring several others, Egypt’s Interior Ministry says. “The incident resulted in the death of 12 Mexicans and Egyptians and the injury of 10 others who have been transferred ...

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17 ‘militants’ killed in North Waziristan air strikes

PESHAWAR / DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least 17 suspected militants were killed in air strikes in North Waziristan on Sunday and two security personnel lost their lives in an attack in South Waziristan. Sources said that military planes pounded suspected militant hideouts at Gorbaz and Zoi in Shawal tehsil of ...

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Abuse scandal in CAR to bring UN into disrepute: Amnesty

Amnesty International has criticized a reform plan proposed by the UN to tackle sexual abuse by its peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying the world body must give due punishment to the perpetrators of the crimes that could disgrace the UN. “Sexual misconduct by UN peacekeepers threatens to ...

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At least 107 dead as crane crashes into Masjidul Haram

MAKKAH: A massive construction crane crashed into Makkah’s Grand Mosque in stormy weather Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, less than a fortnight before the Haj pilgrimage starts. According to the Saudi civil defence authority around 238 people were injured in the incident and ...

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Hurriyat leader praises Pakistan’s stance

ISLAMABAD: Lauding the principled stand taken by Pakistan on national security advisers’ talks with India, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that a strong Pakistan is “pre-requisite” for resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people. In a letter ...

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