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Pak SC scans ISI sway on courts

Pakistan's top court on Sunday said it had begun reviewing statements by a judge that alleged the country's spy agencies were influencing judicial proceedings, amid a call by the powerful military for an investigation.
Reuters Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Afghan leader escapes airport blast

Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival.
Reuters Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

US starts campaign to pile pressure on Iran

The Donald Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups, US officials said.
Reuters Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Russia unfurls fake news bill

Russia, which American intelligence agencies said spread its fair share of misinformation during the 2016 US election, says it will crackdown on "fake news" at home, with a proposed law that critics say could limit freedom of speech on the Internet.
Lincoln Pigman Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Rouhani warns Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know... war with Iran is the mother of all wars," but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either.
Reuters Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

China vaccine scandal sparks anger

A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares.
Reuters Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Awami colts batter ex-editor

A prominent former editor and critic of Bangladesh's government was assaulted on Sunday by ruling party student activists after a court hearing, police and witnesses said.
AFP Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak leader dies in blast

A former provincial minister and senior leader of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was on Sunday killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up near his car in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.
PTI Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump hits out at Cohen over 'tape'

President Trump lashed out at his longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Saturday, suggesting that there could be legal consequences for Cohen's decision to record a discussion they had two months before the 2016 election about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump.
Katie Rogers Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Fiat Chrysler CEO to step down

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Saturday that it had named a successor to its chief executive, Sergio Marchionne, who will step down early as a result of complications from recent shoulder surgery.
Neal E. Boudette Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

FB suspends US firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.
AP Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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