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Ivory Coast twins struggle for a way between superstition and poverty

Cutely clad in matching white robes and skullcaps, five-year-old twins Salim and Mahamadou Cisse step carefully through blocked traffic and pedestrians in Abidjan's teeming Abobo district, holding up a begging bowl. At the roundabout outside city hall in the bustling quarter of Ivory Coast's commercial capital, three other pairs of twins are also begging. Two of the pairs are dressed respectively in pint-sized costumes of the Nigerian national football team and Real Madrid. In Ivory Coast, twins are widely seen as a…

‘Her political struggle will be remembered’ – Malala in tribute to Kulsoom

KARACHI: Pakistani Noble Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday expressed grief over demise of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, and prayed for the departed soul. "Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of the former First Lady of Pakistan Begum Kalsoom Nawaz. Heartfelt condolences to all her family and prayers for the departed soul. "Her political struggle and courage will be remembered," she wrote in a tweet. Kulsoom Nawaz breathed her last at London’s Harley Street Clinic after…

Imran has had long struggle behind reaching this point: Sarwar

ISLAMABAD: Right after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's winning election as prime minister, Punjab governor-elect Chaudhry Sarwar on Friday said Imran had had a long struggle to achieve this milestone, ARY News reported. "It's a historic day today, Imran and his aides have had a long struggle for the future of Pakistan and the nation," he said while talking to media. He congratulated the nation on election victory of Imran Khan as prime minister of Pakistan.  He said it was time to make the…

Indian atrocities cannot suppress Kashmiris’ struggle: FO

RAWALPINDI: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Sunday said India was relentlessly killing Kashmiri youth in the Occupied Kashmir. In a tweet, on the eve of second martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani, he said Kashmiris' legitimate struggle for self-determination cannot be equated with terrorism. The spokesperson said Burhan Wani was a young man of 20 years, whose life was snuffed out on trumped up charges. He said such atrocities by the Indian occupied forces…

Nation observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is observing Kashmir Day today (Monday) to express solidarity and wholehearted support of the nation to just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under UN resolutions. A one-minute silence was observed nationwide at 10am to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by Kashmiri people and their decades-long struggle for self-determination. President Mamnoon Hussain is to address the main ceremony of the Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad later today.…

Pakistan stands firmly with people of India-occupied Kashmir: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said the government of Pakistan and the entire nation firmly stand with oppressed people of Occupied Kashmir. Talking to Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, Khaqan Abbasi reiterated Pakistan's resolve to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their right of self-determination. Matters of political significance and development initiatives in Azad Kashmir were discussed during the meeting. Talking…

PSP rally part of struggle to get masses their rights: Anees Qaimkhani

KARACHI: President Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Anees Qaimkhani on Saturday said the public gathering set to be held tomorrow (Sunday) is not aimed at making Chairman PSP Mustafa Kamal prime minister of Pakistan, but is a part of struggle to get masses their legal rights, ARY News reported. “People should give few hours of their lives for the public court,” he appealed from masses talking to his party activists while reviewing preparations for the rally at Tibet Center, Karachi. The PSP president said his party would with…

As Samsung moves on from Note 7 crisis, SDI battery affiliate struggles

SEOUL: In the shadows of Samsung Electronics' Note 7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc that its batteries are safe. But potential new customers may prove harder to convince as Samsung's biggest in-house parts supplier grapples with the reputational fallout from the Note 7 debacle. Created as a joint venture with Japan's NEC to make vacuum tubes in 1970, Samsung SDI's TV and smartphone screens and batteries were key to Samsung Electronics' rapid growth.…