Journalism in Pakistan, a threatened existence

I cannot believe that a life has been lost because of me, how will I live with myself?” This was the first sentence my friend, journalist Raza Rumi, uttered when I went to see him the night he survived an assassination attempt, which killed his driver on March 28. Rumi was surrounded by his other friends, journalists who came to see him, as police More...

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UN calls for ceasefires in S. Sudan

The UN humanitarian agency on Thursday called for immediate cessation of hostilities in South Sudan where a three month conflict has killed thousands of people and displaced over a million others. Humanitarian Coordinator More...

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Fourteen Algerian soldiers killed in ambush

Rebels have killed 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush during a patrol in the mountains east of Algiers. The attack in Tizi Ouzou on Saturday, 120km east of the capital, was the deadliest in years against the country’s More...

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Deaths in latest attack on Egypt’s police

The deaths on Sunday came just two days after a police officer was killed in a bomb blast in Cairo’s Lebanon square. The ministry said in a statement that those killed in the latest attack were patrolling the More...

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More bodies recovered from S Korea ferry

Divers have recovered 13 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea nearly four days ago, bringing the confirmed death toll to 58. Officials said on Sunday that the bodies were recovered after divers More...

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Yemen drone strike ‘kills al-Qaeda fighters’

A drone strike in south Yemen has killed at least five suspected al-Qaeda fighters, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the country, a tribal chief has said. The unmanned plane targeted a gathering of More...

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Prominent Pakistani journalist shot

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country. Hamid Mir, a host on the private television broadcaster Geo, was wounded in the attack More...

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U.S. threatens more sanctions for Russia’s failure to ease tension in Ukraine

The White House on Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine. The U.S., the EU, Russia and Ukraine on Thursday brokered an agreement More...

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Maduro marks one year in office amid turmoil

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is completing one year in office as he grapples with a series of violent protests and attempts to keep up his predecessor’s, Hugo Chavez, socialist legacy in the oil-rich nation. Maduro More...

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Oklahoma schools evacuated over bomb hoaxes

Hoax bomb threats issued on social media prompted evacuations at three separate high schools in the U.S. state of Oklahoma Friday. School officials at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa city, east Oklahoma, More...