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Emir of Qatar hands over power to son: reports

Emir of Qatar hands over power to son: reports

June 24, Doha (AP) – Al Jazeera television, which is based in the Qatari capital Doha, reported on Monday that the emir (pictured above) had informed the members of his ruling family of his decision. The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is to stand down and hand over power to his son, […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Pakistan’s Prime Minister: Musharraf to face treason trial under Article 6

Pakistan’s Prime Minister: Musharraf to face treason trial under Article 6

June 24, ISLAMABAD (AP) — Sharif said the government agrees with the Supreme Court’s decision that Musharraf committed treason under Article 6 of the constitution when he declared a state of emergency in 2007 and suspended the constitution. Pakistan’s prime minister said Monday that the government plans to put the military ruler who ousted him […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Huge blast rips through Peshawar mosque, kills 15

Huge blast rips through Peshawar mosque, kills 15

June 22, AP – The bomber struck in the largely Shia area of Gulshan Colony on the outskirts of the city, which abuts Taleban and Al Qaeda-linked strongholds in the northwestern tribal belt on the Afghan border. A suicide attack on Friday killed 15 people and wounded more than 25 others at a mosque and […]

June 21, 2013 | By More
WHO’s global review of violence against women

WHO’s global review of violence against women

June 21, LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, called it “a global health problem of epidemic proportions,” and other experts said screening for domestic violence should be added to all levels of health care. In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports […]

June 21, 2013 | By More
India: Massive evacuations in Kedarnath, thousands still missing

India: Massive evacuations in Kedarnath, thousands still missing

June 20, AP New Delhi:  More than 180 people are reported dead so far from the “Himalayan Tsunami” in Uttarakhand, but at least 65,000 remain trapped in different part of the state. Officials say they expect the death toll to be in the thousands. The army says this is its largest rescue and relief operation […]

June 20, 2013 | By More