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Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court
Musharraf challenges treason trial in ci...

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Pakistan’s former ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday challenged the formation of a special court to try him for high treason, saying he had imposed emergency in 2007 as Army Chief and could not be tried by a civilian court. “We have filed a writ petition in the Islamabad High Court challenging... read more »

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue
Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution ...

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands with him for national reconciliation rather than looking for a solution from a “foreign nation”. “I invite Mr (R) Sampanthan (TNA... read more »

Nepal's Maoist party not to join government
Nepal’s Maoist party not to join g...

Nepal’s Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – Nepal’s third largest party, the (UCPN-Maoist), said Saturday that it will not join the coalition government but will join the constituent assembly for the sake of the constitution drafting process.! The party had threatened to stay out of the constitution dr! afting... read more »

Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene into 'show trial'
Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene i...

Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene into ‘show trial’

Islamabad – Lawyers of Pakistan’s ex-President Pervez Musharraf have reportedly urged the United Nations to intervene in the dictator’s treason trial, which they believe is politically motivated. The lawyers have also called on the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia to denounce... read more »

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Want to travel? Go to government, Musharraf told

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf was Monday advised by the Sindh High Court to approach the government if he desired permission to go abroad to meet his ailing... read more »

'Pyar kiya to darna kya': Karzai on ties with India!

‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’: Karzai on ties with India!

Pune – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, acknowledging the “love affair” between India and Afghanistan, has said if India continues with its current levels of support to his... read more »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Colombo – Visiting Pakistani Naval Chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila discussed ways to boost military cooperation with Sri Lanka, the government here said Monday. Admiral Sandila... read more »

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Islamabad – The Sindh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s plea for removing his name from the country’s exit control... read more »

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Male – Former Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan, who left for Hong Kong on the eve of the Nov 16 presidential elections, returned to the Maldives, media reports said Monday. Vice... read more »