Lebanon-Syrian border plan begins to restore order; bodies of dead fighters exchanged

Lebanon-Syrian border plan begins to restore order; bodies of dead fighters exchanged

Lebanon-Syrian border plan begins to restore order; bodies of dead fighters exchanged  Beirut: Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hezbollah and Syria exchanged dead body-fighters along the Syrian-Lebanese border in the first stage of an agreement to restore order in a disputed border area. Lebanese militant group Hezbollah handed over the bodies of nine al Qaeda fighters in exchange for […]

Pakistan set to elect new prime minister tomorrow to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan set to elect new prime minister tomorrow to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan set to elect new prime minister tomorrow to replace ousted leader Nawaz Sharif Pakistan lawmakers will elect a new PM tomorrow to replace deposed leader Nawaz Sharif with the ruling party, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who is expected to become a caretaker leader until Brother Sharif is eligible. Parliament’s confirmation came after Pakistani President Mamnoon […]

A 'game of thrones' in Pakistan's dynastic politics

A ‘game of thrones’ in Pakistan’s dynastic politics

A ‘game of thrones’ in Pakistan’s dynastic politics ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif deposed the leadership for his brother’s staff, ensuring continuity of a dynastic political system in a country where the government has been run by the same family. In Pakistan’s semi-feudal stratified society, patronage and kinship play an important role in politics, […]

Ten killed as Venezuela vote turns violent

Ten killed as Venezuela vote turns violent

Ten killed as Venezuela vote turns violent A wave of blood swept Venezuela Sunday that troops repressed violent protests against the election to elect members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro ordered to write a new constitution. Demonstrators attacked polling stations and barricaded streets across the country, drawing a bloody response from security […]