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by | February 11, 2018 | 13:48

The activist co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Women's Action Forum. She was a prominent human rights lawyer and the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan . She received a Bachelors' degree from Kinnaird College and an LLB from Punjab University. She remained there until 1988 before moving back to Pakistan .

by | February 11, 2018 | 13:01

The visual was important, a USA official said. In its first reports about the Games, North Korea's state-run media slammed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday for what it called "shameful" and "snobbish" behavior not in line with the spirit of the Olympics.

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:39

He did not mention any casualties. Talking to reporters in western Muğla province, Yıldırımm said: "Unfortunately, one of our two ATAK helicopters on a mission in Afrin region has crashed ". One chopper belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces was "shot down" during Turkey's Operation Olive Branch , Erdoğan said on February 10, speaking in Istanbul.

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:30

Earlier during the day, Pakistani troops fired mortars shells in Khari Karmara area of Poonch district. Firing was also reported from Gulpur and Balakote sectors yesterday, however, there were no reports of loss of life, Mr Veeri added. A woman was killed during unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir's Balnoi. Ten security personnel and nine civilians were killed and over 75 injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC and the International Border in ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:29

Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power a year ago on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programme.

by | February 11, 2018 | 12:05

For almost a month, Turkey has been engaged in a massive military operation in northwestern Syria with an alleged aim of neutralizing a threat by Kurds from the city of Afrin and surrounding areas in the Syrian province of Aleppo. "You [the U.S.] will not support terror, you will not give weapons to the terrorists, you will not train the terrorists". Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian affiliates of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:55

The US-led coalition said Thursday it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria , in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus . NPR's Tom Bowman has just spent three days with some of the USA troops in Syria and saw how close the ISIS battle is fraying at the edges, and he joins us now from Kuwait.

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:52

It will be cloudy with a chance of showers and lows in the lower 60s. Scattered snow showers of up to 3cm of accumulations are expected by Met Eireann; the west and north are expected to be worst hit. Highs will be close to the middle 50s. Mild. Highs in the low and mid 60s. Another weather disturbance brings the chance for rain on Saturday , and a rain to wintry mix on Sunday .

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:09

Welcoming Pence to the presidential Blue House, Moon took the opportunity to highlight the visit of the North Korean officials to the games, calling them " Olympic Games of peace". Moon and Pence spoke Saturday while taking in the speedskating competition, but aides did not immediately say whether the invitation came up during the discussion.

by | February 11, 2018 | 11:00

There are talks in the saffron corridor that Prime Minister Narendra Modi too on Independence Day could give an indication of an early poll from the ramparts of the Red Fort. "It is shameful and sad for democracy if under the new Congress president Rahul Gandhi, such precedents are set in parliament where his MPs can shout slogan while the Hon'ble PM is his delivering his Vote of Thanks for the Hon'ble President", Mr Shah said.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:47

Islamist insurgents have been targeting security forces since 2013 when the army led by Sisi, then the army chief, ousted President Mohamed Mursi, of the Muslim Brotherhood, following mass protests against his rule. Reuters said that Egypt's military has struggled to put down the Islamic State insurgency in Sinai since the group set up a branch there in 2014.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:28

Temperatures will be jumping up Sunday morning and hovering around the freezing mark before the freezing rain transitions back into snow on Sunday evening. The weather agency says travel conditions may be hazardous. Environment Canada is warning that surfaces such as highways and roads may become icy and slippery.

by | February 11, 2018 | 10:07

Yet the House bill passed Tuesday evening is effectively doomed in the Senate , where Democrats are demanding that Congress raise caps on discretionary spending along with defense spending . "The main thing is we are finally getting what we call the 'fit up bill , ' which is getting the military a budget , number one, but getting the budget they need to actually fulfill their national defense strategy that [Defense] Secretary [James] Mattis just recently gave out", Ryan ...

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:55

However, he said she persisted, bringing her own gun and telling him she wanted to be "executed from behind". The Broomfield resident was reported missing by her family on December 28 and found dead in a wooded area in unincorporated Adams County the following day.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:45

The president cited national security concerns in his decision and requested that sensitive information be redacted before the document is released, sending congressional Democrats into a fury over what some saw as an attempt to avoid transparency in the White House.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:30

She will meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a luncheon, Moon's spokesman said Thursday. South Korea's then president Kim Dae-jung, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his Sunshine policy of engagement with the North, visited Pyongyang for an unprecedented inter-Korean summit with late leader Kim Jong Il.

by | February 11, 2018 | 09:16

Before the two leader's meeting a senior Palestinian official said that Mehmoud Abbas will ask PM Modi to support muli-county sponsorship that would enable to replace the United States as sole mediator in future negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:17

While Trump effectively withheld the Democratic response to a controversial GOP memo , Beyer pointed out that the president brushed aside objections by the Justice Department and FBI that it would release sensitive information on federal surveillance procedures.

by | February 11, 2018 | 08:06

The memo , written by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes , raises concerns about the FBI's attempts to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( FISA ) warrant, which it says "represent a troubling breakdown of legal processes established to protect the American people from abuses related to the FISA process".

by | February 11, 2018 | 07:35

Rob Porter , the White House staff secretary who resigned this week after two ex-wives alleged that he physically abused them, was still operating on an interim security clearance when he stepped down. "Everyone loved him. People commented all the time how lucky I was". The president's praise for Porter's job performance drew a rebuke from former Vice President Joe Biden.