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Singapore warns maid agencies against `undignified` ads

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 04:23

Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against "undignified" advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.

Pakistan distances itself from Vaidik-Saeed meeting

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 20:45

Pakistan on Thursday distanced itself from the controversy over the meeting between Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed saying it had no role in the private interaction.

Blast kills 7 in northwest Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:08

The blast occurred in Dorri Banda area of Hangu district of Khyber Pakthunkhwa.

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:59

Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul`s airport.

Militants clash with militants in Lahore, 1 police commando, 1 terrorist killed

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:58

A police commando and a Taliban terrorist were killed in a 10-hour gun battle between security forces and militants holed up in a house, about two kilometers away from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s residence here.

Pakistani police lay siege to `militant hideout` near PM`s house

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:23

Pakistani security forces laid siege Thursday to a suspected militant hideout just a few kilometres from the family home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the eastern city of Lahore, officials said.

Taliban attack Kabul airport on the day of vote audit

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:52

Hiding in a nearby building, unknown number of terrorists were firing rockets and grenades towards the Kabul International Airport on Thursday morning.

26/11 attacks: Trial in Pakistan adjourned till July 23

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:39

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing for the sixth time today till July 23 as the judge was on leave.

Afghanistan to begin massive vote audit: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 17:50

The Afghan election commission is set to start on Wednesday an unprecedented audit of all 8.1 million votes cast in the June 14 run-off presidential election, an official said.

Afghanistan probes bloody market bombing

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:25

Afghan officials today began investigating a devastating suicide bombing at a busy market that killed at least 42 people.