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  • Lithuania peasant party set to lead new coalition after vote

    VILNIUS: Lithuania’s Peasants & Greens Union unexpectedly won the most seats of any party in 20 years in parliamentary elections, leaving it poised to form a new government to replace outgoing Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius’ coalition...

    The Peasants, neck and neck with the conservative Homeland Union after the national ballot two weeks ago, triumphed in Sunday’s runoffs in single-mandate constituencies, eventually securing 54 of...

  • 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...

  • Story Time: Making a real difference

    Saleha got the second highest marks instead of the first and she wondered why Ms Fareeha cut one whole mark for making the slight mistake of not capitalising ‘P’ of Pakistan...

    Rabia got a detailed note on her paper for using the sheets economically, reducing the width of the margins she drew and making her usually large handwriting a little smaller...

  • I feel honoured and will try to make a difference at ICC: Zaheer

    KARACHI: Former captain Zaheer Abbas has termed his nomination for the presidency of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as a great honour for Pakistan and himself...

    The 67-year-old Zaheer, while talking to Dawn shortly after being nominated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following Monday’s announcement of Najam Sethi withdrawing his candidature, described the decision as recognition of his services for the country...

  • The difference between Germany and Turkey is admitting to genocide

    AS German Green Party co-chair Cem Ozdemir put it, there is “never a favourable time to speak about something as dreadful as genocide”...

    Between the slow-motion unravelling of the Turkish-EU refugee deal signed in March, and widespread accusations that Chancellor Angela Merkel has betrayed European values in order to appease an increasingly autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, relations between the two countries of late have...

  • 'No difference' between men and women in Islam, says Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar...

    Prince Mohammed has implemented some reforms on women's rights, loosening clothing restrictions, pushing for greater participation in the workforce, and,...

  • Difference in number of voters in CBC wards baffles contestants

    KARACHI: After over two decades, more than 142,000 voters — 75,000 men and 67,000 women — will go to the polls in the Cantonment Board Clifton on April 25 to elect 10 councillors, each representing a ward...

    The 10 directly elected councillors will then elect two more councillors to represent minorities and women, making a total of 12 elected councillors on the board...

  • Sculpture show with a difference

    The exhibition, titled ‘Garden of Making’ was spread out within the embassy gardens, with modern pieces finding homes against the verdant foliage and the azure waters of the pool...

    Twelve graduates from the National College of Arts exhibited 30 pieces, all varying in size, form, medium and execution...

  • Microfinancing with a difference

    What distinguishes FINCA from other microfinance banks operating in the country is its focus on job-creating, urban, micro and small businesses, and entrepreneurs in need of capital...

    The rest of the microfinance industry is mostly focused on group lending to small farmers and home-based women workers...

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