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Land mafia grabbed, sold President Arif Alvi’s plot in Karachi

KARACHI: A group of land grabbers not only occupied but sold President Arif Alvi's 400 square yards plot in Karachi, ARY News reported. Arif Alvi had bought this plot in Block 10, Gulistan-e-Johar, for Rs50,000 in 1978, 40 years ago. He could not reclaim it even after passage of many years. He had declared this plot in his asset details with the Election Commission of Pakistan and his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.  The PTI leader had submitted an application with the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) in…

Ten ultra-right suspects arrested in France over plot to attack Muslims

PARIS: Ten people with links to the radical far-right have been arrested by anti-terrorist police in France over an alleged plot to attack Muslims, judical sources said Sunday. The arrests were made Saturday in operations across France but mainly on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the sources told AFP. The suspects had an "plan to commit a violent act targeting people of the Muslim faith," one source close to the probe said. Another source said the gang was looking to hit "targets linked to radical Islam".…

Ukraine detains MP over parliament attack plot: prosecutor

KIEV: Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko, once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, was detained on Thursday over accusations she plotted a terrorist attack in Kiev, authorities said. "She was detained after the prosecutor general read out her indictment," the prosecutor's spokesman Andriy Lysenko told AFP by phone hours after lawmakers voted to lift Savchenko's immunity from prosecution. Savchenko had planned "a large-scale terrorist act in the centre of the Ukrainian capital," general prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko…

Turkey arrests alleged IS members over ‘holiday attack plot’

ANKARA: Turkey arrested 49 alleged members of the Islamic State group on Saturday, some of whom were suspected of planning an attack on Turkey's national holiday on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The arrests in the capital Ankara came a day before celebrations across the country for the 94th anniversary of Republic Day. Turkish authorities issued warrants for 55 suspected foreign IS members, believing some were planning an attack on Republic Day, Anadolu reported without giving further details.…

England plot revenge in women’s Ashes

MELBOURNE: England’s women will hope to build on the success of their World Cup triumph and wrest back the Ashes from an Australian side shorn of talismanic captain Meg Lanning. The all-formats tournament kicks off with a one-day international in Brisbane on Sunday and promises to be more than a curtain-raiser for the five-test men’s series that begins in November. England, captained by Heather Knight, are seeking revenge after being humbled on home soil in the previous series in 2015, while Australia are desperate to…