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  • EU summit debates military action over migrant crisis

    BRUSSELS: EU leaders sat down for crisis talks on Thursday on possible military action against human traffickers in Libya, in a desperate bid to halt the tidal wave of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea...

    The heads of state held a minute of silence for the hundreds of men, women and children who drowned Sunday in the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disaster, just hours after Malta honoured the more than 750 victims with a poignant...
  • Iran bans live election debates

    Iran's interior ministry said Thursday there would be no live debates in the run-up to next month's presidential election...

    "Based on a decision by the Election Campaign Monitoring Commission, the election debates of the candidates will be broadcast pre-recorded," said ministry spokesman Seyed Salman Samani...

  • SC debates ‘authority of individuals’ to punish blasphemers

    The high court had dismissed Qadri’s petition against the award of death sentence under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) but accepted his application to void ATA’s Section 7 that asks for the punishment of death for committing acts of terrorism...

    “Today’s Pakistan is not the one envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam since it has been fragmented in different sects and ethnicities instead of becoming one nation because of personal greed, benefit,...

  • Indian parliament debates intolerance amid disruption

    NEW DELHI: The lower house of Indian parliament, Lok Sabha, witnessed clashes and repeated adjournments on Monday as it took up a debate on ‘intolerance’ with the opposition criticising the government and triggering a storm after a member attributed ‘Hindu leader’ comments to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who denied it...

    The comments by Mohammed Salim of the CPI-M, who cited a news magazine report while initiating the debate, led to a...
  • Punjab PA debates perks for terror-hit MPs, kin

    The demand has been made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Mian Aslam Iqbal through a resolution...

    Mian Aslam and PML-N’s Sheikh Alauddin also exchanged harsh words when the former claimed that some of the parliamentarians did not have enough money even to pay their commuting charges when they left for the assembly and stressed that heirs of such lawmakers should be given a better package in case of the lawmaker(s)’ martyrdom...

  • South Asian women are missing in climate change debates. Why?

    We are being urged to stop thinking of women as victims of climate change, but as a valuable resource, capable of contributing to local, national, regional and global efforts to counter climate change...

    Hina Lotia, director of programmes at LEAD Pakistan, was one of the few women presenters from South Asia at the conference...

  • SC debates next step if it finds case against judge was wrongful

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday wondered what could be the consequences if it concluded that top government functionaries — the president, the prime minister and the law minister —exceeded their discretion by filing a reference against a sitting judge of the apex court...

    “If we agree with your arguments and come to the conclusion that the president, the prime minister and the law minister exceeded their discretion, then what...
  • SC debates maintainability of petitions challenging reference against Justice Isa

    ISLAMABAD: Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday wondered whether the petitions challenging the filing of the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa were maintainable or not since the Supreme Judicial Coun­cil (SJC) had already taken cognisance and initiated inquiry against the judge...

    Justice Bandial, the head of a 10-judge Supreme Court bench which had taken up a set of petitions challenging the filing of the reference...
  • Opec+ debates biggest-ever oil cut as virus destroys demand

    DUBAI: The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its allies are working on a deal for an unprecedented oil production cut equivalent to around 10 per cent of global supply, an Opec source said after the US president called on producers to stop the market rout caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

    The meeting of Opec and allies such as Russia has been scheduled for Monday, April 6, the Azeri energy ministry said,...
  • After debates and amendments, NA passes Finance Bill 2020-21

    The National Assembly on Monday passed the Finance Bill 2020-21 with a voice vote, after debates and amendments...

    He claimed the premier now has "only two options — either ask forgiveness from the public and the assembly for destroying the economy and putting peoples' lives in danger or resign and let someone responsible take charge"...

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