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Palestinians reject Israel's economic sanctions

Ramallah: Palestinian peace negotiators said Sunday that if Israel is going to impose economic sanctions against the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), they might halt security coordination with Israel.

During a meeting in Jerusalem, the Palestinian negotiation team refused to extend the ongoing peace talks, which will end later this month, unless Israel agrees to release the final batch of Palestinian prisoners. The Palestinians also demanded a halt of Israeli settlement construction, Xinhua reported.

Abdullah leading in partial election result, Ghani still not out of the race

On Sunday the Independent Election Commission announced the partial result of the Presidential Election. With nearly 10 % votes counted so far, Dr Abdullah Abdullah is leading with 41.89% of votes, while Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is close behind with 37.60%.

Israel backs Jewish settlers in West Bank

Jerusalem : Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon Sunday authorised Jewish settler families to move into a controversial building in the old city of Hebron in the West Bank, media reported.

"Following up with the court's decision... the settling of the house by those who purchased it was approved today (Sunday)," Ya'alon said, adding that a restricted number of families had been allowed to move into the building, Xinhua reported.

The four-story building is located in the old city of Hebron in the part populated by Jewish settlers.

36 killed in attacks across Iraq

Baghdad : At least 36 people were killed and 28 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Sunday, police said.

In one attack, eight policemen were killed and 10 people wounded in a suicide truck bomb attack targeting police in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying.

The attack occurred in the morning when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden truck into a police checkpoint and blew it up in Debis town.

Sensuality, glamour mark Rizwan Beyg's show at Pakistan fashion gala

By Nivedita,

Lahore : Already known for the grandeur of his bridal designs and couture range, designer Rizwan Beyg went a notch above at the final day of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2014 Sunday as he showcased a collection that had everything a modern woman wants in her closet - glamorous and sensual but at the same time, wearable.

Beyg, who showcased for the second consecutive time at Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week, modernized the basic idea of truck art with his collection.

Libya PM resigns after violent assault on family

Tripoli: Libya's interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani announced Sunday that he has resigned after receiving death threats the previous night.

He announced his resignation during a meeting of the General National Congress, Libya's highest political authority, saying he and his family were violently "assaulted" the previous night.

"My family and I suffered a brutal attack last night and the shooting terrified local residents and put their lives in danger," Xinhua quoted Thani as saying.

Five TTP fighters killed in Pakistan

Islamabad:At least five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants were killed Sunday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said.

The five militants, including a key commander, were killed in the Darra Adam Khel border area with Frontier Region of Peshawar, Dawn online reported.

The police, yet to confirm the incident, claimed to be unaware of any operation conducted in the area.

Abdullah leads in Afghan presidential election

Kabul: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was leading in the partial results, the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman announced Sunday.

"The IEC had tallied 10 percent of the votes from 26 provinces and the partial results were announced Sunday," IEC chairman Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani said.

The counting of votes cast in the presidential election started April 6 and will end April 20.

A Pakistan where people want Modi as PM

By Imran Khan ,

Purnea (Bihar): It's true. People of this Pakistan want Narendra Modi to become prime minister of India.

More than 250 residents, including over 100 voters of a village called "Pakistan" in Bihar's Purnea district, are set to vote for the BJP to help Modi to fulfil his dream.

"We want Narendra Modi to become PM," said Hira Hembrum, a middle aged villager. Hembrum's view was supported by most of the villagers who are living in abject poverty and without basic amenities.

Unpaid Indian women workers sent home from Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has finally repatriated a group of Indian women workers who were not paid their salaries for the past nine months by their employer.

The Indian embassy in Riyadh arranged the flight tickets for ten workers, who were on contractual jobs for a cleaning company here, from the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) and mediated with the contracting company to safeguard their final exits, Arab News reported Sunday.

Meanwhile, the contracting company which had employed the cleaners for two-and-half years allowed their final exit.