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  • 27 dead in club explosion in Bucharest

    BUCHAREST: An explosion and ensuing flames on a stage at a Bucharest nightclub on Friday left 27 people dead and 180 hospitalised with injuries, Romania's interior minister said...

    Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea said the explosion occurred at Colectiv club, located in a basement in downtown Bucharest, a city of 3 million people...

  • Bucharest mayor held for bribery

    BUCHAREST: The mayor of Romania’s capital Bucharest was taken into custody on Saturday night on suspicion of taking kickbacks on municipal tenders, anti-corruption officials said...

    Mayor of Bucharest since 2008, Oprescu is supported by the ruling Social Democrats...

  • Fire rips through nightclub in Bucharest; 27 killed

    BUCHAREST: At least 27 people were killed and more than 160 injured after a fire ripped through a nightclub in Bucharest late on Friday, in one of the worst accidents to hit the Romanian capital...

    “This is the worst tragedy of its kind” to have ever happened in Bucharest, said the secretary of state for the interior, Raed Arafat...

  • Romania’s Roma rise up with revolutionary theatre

    BUCHAREST: On a hot summer afternoon, two delicately framed women are pulling off a theatrical tour de force, playing out a real-life drama in a village courtyard close to Bucharest...

    Their theatrical approach is a direct challenge to the more simple version of events told on Romanian television that a young woman died because her parents, from one of Romania’s traditional Roma communities, denied her an education...

  • Romania celebrates 99 years of ‘Great Union’

    The chief guest on the occasion was Rana Tanveer Hussain, federal minister for defence production and science and technology, who praised the cordial cooperation between Pakistan and Romania...

    “This is why I think that new bridges should be reinforced or even rebuilt between Romania and friendly countries like Pakistan,” he said...

  • Romania’s last king dies at 96

    BUCHAREST: Former Romanian King Michael I, who was forced to abdicate by the communists in the aftermath of World War II, died on Tuesday...

    Michael, who played a pivotal role in Romania’s switch to the Allied cause following a coup in 1944, spent decades in exile working as a chicken farmer and aircraft pilot...

  • Romania hold Spain on record night for Casillas

    CLUJ: Romania held European champions Spain to a 0-0 draw on Sunday in a Euro 2016 warm-up that saw visiting goalkeeper Iker Casillas equal the record for most international caps by a European player...

    Romania had beaten Lithuania 1-0 on Wednesday...

  • Stalin-era prison chief jailed for 20 years in Romania

    BUCHAREST: A 90-year-old Stalin-era prison commander faced the rest of his life in prison on Wednesday after Romania’s top court dismissed his last appeal against a 20-year jail term for murder and crimes against humanity...

    The pensioner, who did not attend the hearing, was waiting in his downtown Bucharest apartment on Wednesday for police to pick up and take him to jail, witnesses said...

  • Two Israelis arrested in Romania over prosecutor intimidation

    BUCHAREST: Two Israeli men have been arrested in Romania on suspicion that they set up a criminal group to harass and intimidate the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, authorities said on Wednesday...

    Kovesi, known for her tough approach to high-level corruption, was appointed last month for a second term as Romania’s chief anti-graft prosecutor...

  • Honorary Consulate of Romania opens in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that Pakistan has cordial relations with Romania which need further improvement...

    This, he said, while addressing as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Romania here on Wednesday...

  • Romania probes hundreds of books written by prisoners

    BUCHAREST: Romania’s crackdown on corruption and fraud in recent years has created a sudden and unexpected literary boom, as prisoners publish hundreds of non-fiction books on subjects as varied as soccer, real estate, God and gemstones...

    Laura Stefan, an analyst at the Expert Forum think tank, which promotes transparency and good governance, says the “scientific works” coming out of Romania’s jails have more to do with the wealth...

  • Kvitova to lead Czechs against Romania in Fed Cup

    PRAGUE: World number seven Petra Kvitova will spearhead holders the Czech Republic in their first-round Fed Cup tie in Cluj, Romania on February 6-7, the Czech team captain said on Tuesday...

    Romania will in turn miss world number two Simona Halep, who is due to undergo a nose surgery...

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