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  • Lithuania, Romania complicit in secret CIA prisons: European court

    STRASBOURG: The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Lithuania and Romania were complicit in a controversial CIA programme to hold suspects caught after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in secret detention centres on their territories...

    Two suspects now being detained at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay lodged the case with the court in 2011 and 2012, alleging they were illegally held and tortured at...

  • Lithuania, Norway swap spies with Russia at border

    VILNIUS: Russia on Friday returned two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage to Vilnius in an espionage swap that also saw Nato and EU member Lithuania free two Russians jailed for spying in an exchange reminiscent of the Cold War...

    Tensions between Lithuania and Soviet-era master Russia grew after the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, triggering a string of espionage allegations on both sides...

  • Quetta lawyers protest against delay in holding reference to honour slain lawyers

    The lawyers' organisations in Quetta boycotted the court proceedings and staged a protest against what they called “holding of delayed full court reference”, at Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday...

    Some senior lawyers, however, participated in the full court reference to pay tribute to lawyers killed in the deadly suicide bombing at Civil Hospital Quetta on August 8 that killed more than 50 lawyers...

  • Resign or face lawyers' movement bigger than 2007: LHCBA to PM

    In light of the Supreme Court ruling on the Panama Papers case, the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Saturday gave an ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: resign within a week, or face a lawyers' movement bigger than the one that followed ex-chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's ouster in 2007...

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), PPP and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) have all demanded that the PM resign until the JIT has...

  • Obama defends immigration as America’s ‘oldest tradition’

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama launched a full throated defense of open immigration policies Tuesday, hailing them as America’s “oldest tradition” amid a fierce election-fueled argument over the issue...

    Hours before Republican candidates were to hold their final presidential debate of the year, one heavily focusing on security and immigration, Obama told 31 newly naturalised Americans that immigration is “who we are”...

  • Pilgrims protest against slow immigration process

    QUETTA: Pilgrims travelling to Iran and Najaf held a protest demonstration on Alam­dar Road on Saturday against delay in the immigration process at Taftan along the border with Iran...

    A large number of protesting pilgrims gathered at the border carrying placards and banners, calling for the authorities to speed up the immigration process...

  • Over 2,800 Pakistanis to be affected by Trump's repealing of immigration programme

    More than 2,800 Pakistanis and over 5,500 Indians will be affected by the repealing of an immigration programme that protected undocumented aliens — who were brought to the United States as children — from deportation...

    Homes of many such illegal immigrants were recently raided by US Immigration and Customs officers and their parents are now held in detention centers, facing legal hurdles or are forced to wear tracking devices around...

  • Trump sends Congress immigration legislation priorities

    US President Donald Trump sent Congress his immigration legislation priorities on Sunday, including building a controversial border wall, speeding up deportations and dramatically increasing the number of officials involved in enforcement...

    Trump also wants to dramatically ramp up the number of officials involved in enforcement, hiring an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and 1,000 attorneys, 370...

  • French immigration thriller bags Cannes Palme d’Or

    CANNES: A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, “Dheepan”, captured the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday...

    As countries around the world grapple with an influx of people fleeing global crises, a jury led by Hollywood filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen chose the gritty picture about Sri Lankan asylum-seekers by acclaimed French director Jacques Audiard among 19...
  • Trump backs stiff curbs on immigration

    Trump hailed what he described as “the most significant reform to our immigration system in half a century”...

    The National Academy of Sciences studied two decades of data and found the impact of immigration on the wages of American-born workers to be “very small”...

  • UK employers are not prepared for immigration changes

    LONDON: Almost half of British employers are unprepared for the government’s planned changes to immigration rules after Brexit, a survey from the Resolution Foundation think tank showed on Monday...

    The Resolution Foundation said these expectations were “totally unrealistic” given that Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to cut immigration to the tens of thousands, regardless of businesses’ demand for foreign labour...

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