'Disqualified' Mubarak-era PM allowed back into Egypt's presidential raceApr 26, 11:10 am
Cairo, Apr 26 (ANI): Egypt's election commission has reinstated former premier, Ahmed Shafiq as a contender in the country's upcoming presidential election.Shafiq was earlier disqualified after the Egyptian authorities approved a law that bans senior officials from the Mubarak's regime from running for office.On Wednesday, the commission, however, upheld Shafiq's appeal."The decision to accept my client's appeal proves that the electoral committee functions as an independent body according to the rule of law," the report quoted Shafiq's lawyer, Shawqi Sayyid, as saying.Shafiq was the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak, who was ousted by an uprising against his rule in February last year.The law under which Shafiq was originally disqualified bars from the presidency anyone who served in senior positions in President Hosni Mubarak-led government.According to the report, Shafiq, in his appeal, challenged the measure's constitutionality and the commission has now referred the law to Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court. (ANI)
Sharif underlines resolve to fight terrorism but skips reference to India Dec 17, 5:39 pm
Karachi, Dec 17 (ANI): While presiding over a high level meeting of parliamentary parties in Peshawar following a horrific attack on a school in the city, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that both Pakistan and Afghanistan should not allow militants to use their borders for terror activities but steered clear of making any references to India.Full Story »
Dalai Lama says may be last to hold title Dec 17, 4:47 pm
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that he may be the last one to hold the title instead of allowing someone incapable to take his place.Full Story »
Sharif lifts moratorium on death penalty post Peshawar school terror attack Dec 17, 4:07 pm
Karachi, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lifted the moratorium on death penalty in the aftermath of the terror attack that killed 141 people in a school in Peshawar.Full Story »
At least 66 journalists killed globally in past year amid growing violence against media Dec 17, 3:46 pm
Islamabad, Dec 17 (ANI): At least 66 reporters have reportedly been killed across the globe in the past year following increased violence against the media.Full Story »
- Afghan Taliban says TTP attack on Peshawar school 'against basics of Islam'
- White House says Obama will sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russia 'despite reservations'
- Homeland Security says '9/11-style attack threat' on US theatres screening 'The Interview' not credible
- Expert dubs Peshawar school attack Pak Taliban's revenge for Malala's Nobel Peace Prize
- Sri Lanka condemns terror attack in Peshawar
- Sri Lanka says it is happy with Tamil Nadu gesture to release fishermen
- Sri Lanka calls for concerted global effort to tackle terror
- Peshawar school terror attack reflects TTP's disregard for global humanitarian laws: HRW
- Peshawar school attack: ISPR says Pak Taliban militants intended to kill 'as many as possible'
- NY student who claimed making $72M trading stocks admits story was a big lie
TOP VIDEO STORIES