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Afghan vote was 'fair': Iranian official

TEHRAN: A top Iranian official declared Wednesday that Afghanistan’s presidential election was held fairly in a sign of progress for the country, despite final results being delayed because of fraud allegations. 179 more words

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30 local officials quit in Indian Kashmir after rebel threats

SRINAGAR: At least 30 fearful local officials have resigned in Indian Kashmir after rebels killed two colleagues and issued a warning against voting this week in the country’s elections, residents said Wednesday. 309 more words

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Palestinians in new unity push as Israel talks teeter

GAZA CITY: Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip agreed Wednesday to form a unity government within five weeks as peace talks with Israel face collapse. 560 more words

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Peace talks: Sub-committee to be formed to look into 'complaints', says Samiul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Samiul Haq said that Wednesday’s joint meeting had decided to formulate a sub-committee that will discuss complaints from both sides, Express News reported. 212 more words

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Travel restriction: SHC grants attorney general more time to respond to Musharraf's plea

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of former president Pervez Musharraf’s plea seeking removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) till May 7 after the attorney general of Pakistan sought more time to respond, Express News reported. 168 more words

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Afghan election commission delays announcement of complete result for two days

ISLAMABAD: Afghan election authorities have delayed the announcement of the preliminary results of the April 5 presidential elections by two days due to the recounting of votes. 309 more words

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US embassy asked to remove Sheikh Rashid from ‘no-fly’ list

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s standing committee on rules of procedure and privileges, on Tuesday, decided to contact Mr Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, to take the up the issue of Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s name on the ‘no-fly’ list with the United States (US) embassy. 274 more words

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