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22 killed as 'suicide bomber' hits Muharram procession in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 22 people, including five children, were killed and dozens injured when a "suicide" bomber targeted a Muharram procession in Pakistan's Sindh province on Friday night, media reported.

The dead and critically injured were shifted to Larkana hospital, where an emergency had been declared, Dawn TV reported.

Police confirmed that over 40 people, including several children and women, were injured in the attack.

India committed to Palestine cause, also to two-nation solution

United Nations : While supporting a two-nation solution to the burning Israeli-Palestinian conflict, India also maintained its strong commitment to the Palestinian cause, India's delegate Kamlesh Paswan told the Security Council on Thursday.

Speaking at a Council debate on the situation in the Middle East, Paswan said: "India supports a negotiated solution resulting in a sovereign, independent, viable and united State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living within secure and recognized borders, side by side at peace with Israel."

Pakistan to act against LeT; no n-deal, or US role in Kashmir

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to the US with a litany of complaints against India with the hope of getting an India type nuclear deal and involving Washington in the Kashmir issue. He got neither.

Instead Sharif ended up giving President Barack Obama an assurance that Islamabad would take effective action against Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT) and its affiliates responsible for the Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

District governor killed in Afghan attack

Kabul: A district governor in Afghanistan's Ghazni province was killed along with one policeman following an armed attack on Thursday.

"Governor of Jaghatu district Mohammad Dawood and one police were killed after militants attacked his vehicle," a police official told Xinhua news agency.

The deceased governor was travelling in his official vehicle from provincial capital of Ghazni city towards the district, the official added.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

US commission wants Pakistan designated for violations of religious freedom

By Arun Kumar

Washington : An independent US commission has asked the State Department to designate Pakistan and seven others as "countries of particular concern," where governments "engage in or tolerate systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom."

Welcoming the release of State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said the next step is to promptly designate the worst violators as CPCs and to press for much-needed reforms in those countries.

Akram, Akhtar to return to Pakistan over security concerns

Chennai: Former Pakistani pace greats Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar, who are currently in India for their commentary commitments with a television sports channel, will return to Pakistan and won't be here for the last One-Day International (ODI) between the hosts and South Africa.

The development comes a day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) was forced to withdraw Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar from the remaining two matches in the ongoing five-match ODI series, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Pakistan urges US to play role in resolving Kashmir dispute

Islamabad: Pakistan has urged the US to play its role to ensure strategic stability in South Asia and in resolving the Kashmir issue.

During Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to the US, we will talk about the tension with India on the Line of Control (LoC), Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry told the reporters in Washington on Monday.

Pakistan wants to have good and peaceful ties with its neighbours, including India, and Sharif went to New Delhi for this purpose, but no positive response was received from Indian side, Radio Pakistan quoted Chaudhry as saying.

ICC withdraws Pakistani umpire from India-South Africa series

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that it has withdrawn Aleem Dar from the remaining matches in the ongoing series between India and South Africa.

The ICC made the decision following Monday's incident in Mumbai where a group of Shiv Sena activists stormed the headquarters of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in order to prevent BCCI chief Shashank Manohar from holding talks with his Pakistan counterpart Shahryar Khan.

Indian maid lost arm due to fall from building: Saudi police

Riyadh : Riyadh police on Friday said that an Indian maid lost her arm due to a fall from a building and not because of an attack by her Saudi employer as was reported in India and elsewhere.

According to media reports earlier this month, Kasturi Munirathinam, 55, was allegedly attacked by her employer, which led to severe injuries and the amputation of her hand. The incident was quickly condemned by India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Jamia organises interactive session on West Asia, film screening on Afghanistan

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: The Subject Association of Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday organized an Interactive Discussion on the current political crises in West Asia.

The programme was formally inaugurated by Professor Tasneem Meenai, Dean Students’ Welfare and Director, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace & Conflict Resolution, JMI.