Cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror: 2 US lawmakers to Trump administration

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (Reuters File Photo for representation) Two top US lawmakers have accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism and urged the Trump administration to cut military aid to the country, saying the US should make it more difficult for Islamabad to get its hands on American weapons. During a Congressional hearing this week, Congressman … More Cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror: 2 US lawmakers to Trump administration

Gambia: Magistrate Revokes Alleged Drug Suspect’s Bail

At the Bundung Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Magistrate Pa Modou Njie revoked the bail of one Lamin Demba, a man facing drug charges after his continuous absence in court without genuine reason. Mr. Darboe is charged with being found in possession of 220grams of cannabis sativa on 28th August, 2016. When the case was called, the … More Gambia: Magistrate Revokes Alleged Drug Suspect’s Bail

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan says ICJ has rejected India’s appeal for six months’ time to file plea

A hoarding with a picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav (Photo: TOI) HIGHLIGHTS Pakistan says ICJ’s registrar informed Islamabad about rejecting India’s request for more time through its consulate in the Netherlands. Pakistan also said it told the international tribunal India doesn’t need as long as six months to file a plea. Islamabad claimed on Thursday that … More Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan says ICJ has rejected India’s appeal for six months’ time to file plea

Panama Papers leaks: Pakistan PM Sharif says he and his family have done nothing wrong

Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said he and his family have done nothing wrong as he lashed out at “some unseen elements” for hatching conspiracies against his democratically-elected government. “Today, I have just presented my stance before the JIT,” Sharif told reporters after appearing before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing his family’s … More Panama Papers leaks: Pakistan PM Sharif says he and his family have done nothing wrong

Poland may impose more regulations on Uber

Poland may impose more regulations on ride-hailing giant Uber while softening the rules for granting taxi licences in an attempt to find a compromise after protests by taxi drivers, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. Last week, thousands of cabs blocked streets of Poland’s biggest cities demanding that the government react to “illegal activity” by … More Poland may impose more regulations on Uber

Western sanctions made Russia stronger: Putin

Russia has climbed out of recession despite continuing Western sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, adding that the restrictions have forced the country to “switch on our brains” to reduce its dependence on energy exports. Speaking in a live call-in show televised nationwide, Putin deplored the US Senate’s decision yesterday to impose new sanctions … More Western sanctions made Russia stronger: Putin

Is a Single Human Rights Body in South Africa’s Best Interest?

The following analysis has been done by Judy February, Senior Research Consultant at Institute for Security Studies. Ten years ago, South Africa’s Parliament formed a committee to review the country’s ‘Chapter 9’ and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and accountability. The committee’s most controversial recommendation was to amalgamate five of the numerous … More Is a Single Human Rights Body in South Africa’s Best Interest?

World Refugee Council Raises Alarm Over South Sudan Crisis

The World Refugee Council (WRC) has said nations have not done enough to help Uganda and her neighbors shoulder “the South Sudan humanitarian tragedy.’ The body said nations must “share the responsibility for protecting refugees, assisting host communities and providing robust support.” On June 22-23, Uganda will host the solidarity summit on refugees, jointly organized … More World Refugee Council Raises Alarm Over South Sudan Crisis

Rwanda’s Joseph Areruya wins Europe’s cycling stage

Photo credit: New Times Team Rwanda’s fast rising cyclist Joseph Areruya has just written history becoming the first Rwandan cyclist to win a stage in Europe in a UCI race after clinching the stage five of the ongoing 40th edition of Giro d’Italia Under 23. The 21-year old cyclist put on a stunning performance to … More Rwanda’s Joseph Areruya wins Europe’s cycling stage

London fire: May orders probe, search on for bodies

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ordered a public inquiry into the devastating London tower block fire which killed at least 17 people, with firefighters searching for bodies and dozens of people still reported missing. “We owe that to the families, to the people who have lost loved ones and the homes in which … More London fire: May orders probe, search on for bodies