A Pakistani court has sentenced two former police officers to 17 years in prison for failing to protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but acquitted five suspected militants who had confessed to taking part in her 2007 assassination.
Thu, 31 Aug, 2017
A Labour councillor has been suspended after describing “Zionist Jews” as a “disgrace to humanity” and supporting calls for Israel to be relocated to the US, becoming the party’s second elected politician in a day to face investigation.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
Tariq Aziz, the debonair Iraqi diplomat who made his name by staunchly defending Saddam Hussein to the world during three wars and who was later sentenced to death as part of the regime that killed hundreds of thousands of its own people, has died in a hospital in southern Iraq, officials said. He was 79.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
POLICE in Pakistan rounded up almost 500 opposition leaders and rights activists yesterday after the country’s military ruler suspended the constitution, ousted the top judge and deployed troops to fight what he called rising Islamic extremism.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2007
THE captured chief cleric of a militant mosque was allowed to lead funeral prayers for his slain brother yesterday and he predicted that the deaths of the mosque’s defenders in an army raid would push Pakistan toward an “Islamic revolution”.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2007