US recognizes Jeanine Anez as Bolivia’s interim president

US recognizes Jeanine Anez as Bolivia's interim president

US recognizes Jeanine Anez as Bolivia’s interim president WASHINGTON: The United States recognized Jeanine Anez on Wednesday as Bolivia’s interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales following weeks of turmoil. “The United States applauds Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez for stepping up as Interim President of State to lead her nation through this democratic transition, … Read more

PPP stands with Fazlur Rehman on everything except a sit-in: Bilawal Bhutto

PPP stands with Fazlur Rehman on everything except a sit-in: Bilawal Bhutto

Bilawal Bhutto says he agrees in principle with Maulana Fazlur Rehman and opposition’s demand that the government should be overthrown. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Friday said that he plans on offering JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman his full support except for when it comes to staging a sit-in the federal … Read more

Modi tweets Bollywood celebs, cricketers, political rivals with poll message

Modi tweets Bollywood celebs, cricketers, political rivals with poll message

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister, a prolific social media user, tagged Bollywood stars, politicians, sportsmen, journalists in a series of tweets Wednesday urging them to bring out voters on polling days. In first tweet this morning, he tagged political rivals Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and MK Stalin. “I … Read more

TTP names new leader after Fazlullah’s killing in missile strike

TTP names new leader after Fazlullah's killing in missile strike

Tehreek-e-Taliban Taliban (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the … Read more

US watchdog refers report on Andrew McCabe to prosecutors

US watchdog refers report on Andrew McCabe to prosecutors

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice internal watchdog has referred its findings on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. attorney in Washington for possible criminal prosecution, an attorney for McCabe said on Thursday. The referral from the Inspector General’s office does not automatically mean charges will be filed, and it would be … Read more

Cordial meeting with Nawaz paves way for Hashmi’s entry into PML-N

Cordial meeting with Nawaz paves way for Hashmi’s entry into PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Senior politician Javed Hashmi called on PML-N President Nawaz Sharif at the Punjab House and discussed current political situation in the country and his possible rejoining. Upon arrival Hashmi was warmly welcomed by the elder Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz, the latter saying ‘Welcome Back in Home’ on the occasion. Also present at the … Read more

Game of Throes | Politics

Game of Throes | Politics

Game of Throes If we put Pakistan’s politics into the metaphor of a screenplay and attempt to determine the plot structure, there is 100% certitude that nobody would be able to ascertain whether it is a suspense thriller, horror, historical drama,  mystery or a comedy. And much to the nation’s chagrin (that is constantly lost … Read more

Penguin Random House lands book deal with Obamas | Politics

Penguin Random House lands book deal with Obamas | Politics

Penguin Random House lands book deal with Obamas LOS ANGELES: Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former U.S. President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday. Terms of the agreement, in which … Read more