Pakistan’s army strips ex-spy chief of pension over book

World 02/22/19, 10:02

Pakistan's army has stripped a former spy chief of his pension and other benefits over a book he co-authored with his former Indian counterpart.Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, an army spokesman, said Friday that a military court has found retired Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani guilty of violating the military's code of ...

IOC revokes shooting event status over Pakistan visa refusal

Sports 02/21/19, 18:08

The International Olympic Committee has revoked the Olympic qualification status of a 25-meter shooting event in New Delhi because Indian officials refused to grant entry visas to two Pakistani athletes and an official.The IOC said Thursday it was informed on Monday that the Indian government authorities did not grant entry ...

Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks

World 02/21/19, 09:50

Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday authorized the armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by neighboring India, as tensions soared between the nuclear-armed rivals.India has vowed a "jaw-breaking response" to a suicide bombing in the disputed Kashmir region last week that killed 40 Indian soldiers. ...

Afghanistan set to “host” 1st home test in India vs Ireland

Sports 02/20/19, 00:38

For Afghan cricket the series against Ireland includes a debut "home" test match, despite it being on Indian soil in the foothills of the Himalayas.From where the game was in Afghanistan a decade ago, though, it represents significant progress.Afghanistan will host Ireland in the northern Indian city of Dehradun for ...

Pakistani PM willing to talk but warns India not to attack

World 02/19/19, 20:08

Pakistan's prime minister offered to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir.Imran Khan said he hoped "better sense" would prevail after the attack on a paramilitary convoy that killed at ...

Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants

U.S. 02/19/19, 19:05

Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.Reporting by The Associated Press revealed late last month that nine Indian men who were refusing food at a Texas ...

Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’

Europe 02/19/19, 05:21

Pakistan has accused India of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.The International Court of Justice case centers on the fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage by a ...

India taking Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

Europe 02/18/19, 04:18

India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations' highest court in an attempt to spare an alleged spy from execution, in a case that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.In a hearing Monday at the International Court of Justice, India is laying out its case that Pakistan breached the ...

Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

World 02/18/19, 02:46

Four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, officials said, further escalating tensions in the restive region.Another soldier was wounded in the gunbattle, which came after a local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into a paramilitary bus on ...

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

World 02/17/19, 11:09

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in Pakistan's capital for a four-day regional visit.Prime Minister Imran Khan and top officials received him at the airport.During his two-day stay in Pakistan, the crown prince is expected to sign agreements worth billions of dollars for investments in the country.He will ...

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

World 02/16/19, 19:30

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.A local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van ...

Explains: What are India’s options after Kashmir attack

World 02/16/19, 02:39

With India's national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish nuclear-rival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir.India placed the blame for Thursday's bombing squarely on neighboring Pakistan, ...

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

Texas 02/15/19, 14:02

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes ...

Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

Sports 02/15/19, 01:49

Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in ...

Ikea woos India’s rising consumer class, tapping new markets

Business 02/15/19, 00:15

Swedish giant Ikea is tackling the $40 billion Indian market for home furnishings, taking on local furniture makers in places like Hyderabad's bustling Nampally market.Ikea hopes to win over India's growing consumer class with its clean, air-conditioned stores and unique offerings. It says India is a test case for whether ...

Death toll in deadliest car bombing in Kashmir climbs to 41

World 02/14/19, 23:59

Security officials say the death toll from a car bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir has climbed to 41 after rebels fighting against Indian rule struck a paramilitary convoy in the single deadliest attack in the divided region's volatile history.India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force spokesman Sanjay Sharma said Friday that at ...

10 Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by car bomb in Kashmir

World 02/14/19, 06:54

At least 10 soldiers were killed and 35 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy on a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said.Senior police officer Muneer Ahmed Khan said the attack occurred as the convoy reached Pampore on the outskirts of the disputed ...

Police: 17 killed in fire at New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

World 02/12/19, 00:25

Seventeen people died in a fire early Tuesday at a hotel in western New Delhi that left at least four others injured, police said.The fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel has been extinguished, but authorities are still investigating what sparked it, Deputy Police Commissioner Mandeep Singh Randhawa said."We have to ...

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