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Islamic court legalises 'test tube babies' in Pakistan

Pakistan's top Shariat court has validated the option of using 'test tube baby' method for conceiving for the married couples having some medical complications.

Pakistan court seeks Punjab govt's reply on Saeed's detention Pakistan court seeks Punjab govt's reply on Saeed's detention

A Pakistani court today served a notice on the Punjab government seeking a reply on the petition filed by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenging their house arrest under the anti-terrorism act.

 

Toll in Sri Lanka boat capsize rises to Thirteen

The deaths in a boat capsize in Sri Lanka has risen to 13 after rescuers on Wednesday recovered two more bodies.

Five terrorist killed by Pakistan Air Force

As part of the ongoing crackdown on militants, the Pakistan Air Force has killed five terrorists in Khyber Agency, along the border with Afghanistan, media reported on Wednesday.

War on Islamic State takes a deadly turn as terror group now possesses a dangerous weapon War on Islamic State takes a deadly turn as terror group now possesses a dangerous weapon

Islamic State – world's most dreaded terrorist organisation – is now using small remote controlled drones to drop bombs on security forces which are trying to drive jihadis out of Mosul in Iraq.

Baloch, Sindhi activists protest against CPEC, China, Pakistan outside Chinese Embassy Baloch, Sindhi activists protest against CPEC, China, Pakistan outside Chinese Embassy

The Baloch and Sindhi leaders staged a joint protest against the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor outside the Chinese embassy in London on Wednesday.

Hafiz Saeed to be released from house arrest? Pakistan court to decide today Hafiz Saeed to be released from house arrest? Pakistan court to decide today

Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenged their house arrest in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Taliban suicide bombers attack court in Pakistan, 7 killed

Seven persons, including a lawyer, were killed and 21 others injured on Tuesday when a group of heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers stormed a court in Pakistan's volatile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the latest in a wave of terror attacks in the country.

After acknowledging Hafiz Saeed as 'serious threat', Pakistan cancels weapons licenses issued to JuD After acknowledging Hafiz Saeed as 'serious threat', Pakistan cancels weapons licenses issued to JuD

The Pakistan government has now cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to Jamaat-ud-Dawaah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons.

 

Beijing opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea Beijing opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea

China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator Philippines' Duterte a serial killer: Senator

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges which she insisted were meant to silence her.

Madhesi Front protests against Nepal's local body polls

Nepal's Madhesi Front demanding early amendment of the country's Constitution today burnt Prime Minister Prachanda's effigy during their protest against government's decision to hold crucial local body elections in May.

CCTV captures man jumping on tracks to save 8-year-old Russian kid, video goes viral CCTV captures man jumping on tracks to save 8-year-old Russian kid, video goes viral

A thrilling CCTV footage showing a young man jumping on live tracks with trains passing by to save the life of a toddler has gone viral on the social media platform.

Cambodia amends law to bar criminals, convicts from politics

Cambodia`s Parliament has approved an amendment to a law governing political parties with provisions for barring candidates with criminal records and dissolving parties with convicted leaders, a local media report said on Tuesday.

This is how Pakistan reacted when its defence minister called Hafiz Saeed a threat This is how Pakistan reacted when its defence minister called Hafiz Saeed a threat

Jamaat-ud-Dawa announced holding protest rallies across the country today against Pakistan's Defence Minister Khwaja Asif's statement in Germany.

Pakistan: 7 killed, several injured in multiple blasts in Charsadda; police hunt suicide bomber inside court Pakistan: 7 killed, several injured in multiple blasts in Charsadda; police hunt suicide bomber inside court

The terrorists resorted to indiscriminate firing after the blasts in Tangi in northwestern Charsadda district.

Bangladesh pays tribute to language movement martyrs

Bangladesh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day today.

Kim Jong-Nam murder investigation impartial: Malaysia Kim Jong-Nam murder investigation impartial: Malaysia

Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang says the investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner.

Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said today, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition.

Pakistan's Defence Minister admits Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to country Pakistan's Defence Minister admits Hafiz Saeed a serious threat to country

Pakistan has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been listed under an anti-terrorism law, can pose a "serious threat" to the nation and was thus placed under house arrest in the country's "larger interest".

Armed guards at Kim morgue, reports say son arrives for body

The body of Kim Jong-Nam -- assassinated last Monday at Kuala Lumpur airport -- has been at the centre of a diplomatic row between Pyongyang and Malaysia.
 

Sri Lanka drought: India to donate eight water bowsers, 100 tonnes of rice

Foreign Secretary of India S Jaishankar visited Sri Lanka from February 18 to 20 for bilateral discussions with their leaders, as part of the continued high-level engagement between the two countries.

UN-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on the back foot

UN-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict.

UN`s Staffan de Mistura: `Chronic optimist` in Syria quagmire

Staffan de Mistura, the UN`s Syria envoy, has an experience in some of the world`s most troubled hotspots.

Nepal to hold local bodies elections, Madhesis reject move

Nepal government on Monday decided to hold the elections in local bodies across the country in a single phase on May 14. But the decision saw strong reservation from Madhes-based political parties.