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Bid by ‘enemies’ to sabotage missiles foiled: Iran Guards

TEHRAN: The Revolutionary Guards on Sunday accused "enemies" of Iran of trying to sabotage the country's missiles so that they would "explode mid-air" but said the bid was foiled. "They tried as best as they could to sabotage a small part which we import so that our missiles would not reach their target and explode mid-air," Fars news agency reported, quoting the Guards' aerospace commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh. "But they couldn't do a damn thing because we had seen this coming from the start and had reinforced this…

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Angelina Jolie hinted she could one day enter politics, as she urged global leaders to do more to help refugees and women in conflict. Asked whether she was moving toward a political career, the Hollywood star, an envoy for the UN refugee agency who has also campaigned on sexual violence against women, said she would “go where I’m needed”. “If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed,” she said in an interview with British broadcaster the BBC. “I don’t know if I’m fit for politics, but then I’ve also joked that I…

Pakistan’s 2018: Major political developments during the year

Pakistan today, is in the hands of a new government, a government with no political baggage. A government with intentions to introduce broader changes in Pakistani society has completed more than four months in twilight days of Year 2018 after Pakistan completed another five-year tenure of a political dispensation in a row. The trend of violent politics and terrorism seems relatively at low key during the ongoing year but  targeted killing of Ali Raza Abidi, a former member of parliament on December 25, indicates that…

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings: watchdog

WASHINGTON: Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday. The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were "singled out for murder." "The number of journalists targeted for murder in reprisal for their reporting nearly doubled in 2018 from a year earlier, driving up the overall count of journalists killed on the job," the New…

No one can ‘dictate’ to China what it should, shouldn’t do: Xi

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to push ahead with China's "reform and opening up" but warned that no one can "dictate" what it does, as the Communist Party celebrated the policy's 40th anniversary. While he pledged to press forward with the economic reforms initiated under late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in December 1978, Xi indicated that there would be no change to the one-party system. "The great banner of socialism has always been flying high over the Chinese land," Xi said in a speech at Beijing's…

Ex US senators warn of ‘threat to US democracy’, ‘constitutional crisis’ under Trump

WASHINGTON: Forty-four former US Senators from both major US parties warned Monday of threats to US democracy under President Donald Trump, and a "constitutional crisis" for America. They said the convergence of events -- as special counsel Robert Mueller probes whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the 2016 election in his favor, and a soon-to-be Democrat-led House starts launching related investigations -- made for highly precarious political waters. The 44 include Democrats such as Bill Bradley and…

Support me if you want politics for labourer, people’s rights: Bilawal

SUKKUR: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said if masses wanted the politics for the rights of labourers and common men then they should support him, ARY News reported. "In sha Allah! I will fight anti-people forces with support of people. We will collectively defeat them," he said while addressing a public gathering in Sukkur on the ocassion of 51st Foundation Day of Pakistan People's Party.  On this occasion, the PPP chairman expressed his resolve to follow the ideology of…