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Islamabad: FIR registered against man for threatening woman in viral video

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Islamabad police on Friday registered a case against a man after a video of him beating, threatening and thrashing a woman went viral on social media.  The video of the incident, which went viral on social media, shows a man identified as Wasif Abbasi holding a gun and threatening a woman before thrashing her brutally in the end. As people called for action against Abbasi, Islamabad police located the woman and inquired her about the incident before registering a case in Ramna police…

Former investigator of Baldia factory fire case receiving threats, court told

KARACHI: Former investigation officer of the Baldia factory inferno case Jahanzeb on Saturday moved an application in an anti-terrorism seeking directives for Karachi police to provide him protection. In his application, he stated that he has been receiving calls from unknown numbers, threatening him with dire consequences. Public prosecutor Sajid Mehbob told the ATC judge that the police are ready to provide protection to the former IO. He said police will help trace the callers extending life threats. The ATC,…

Judge receives death threats in child abuse case

LOS ANGELES: A US judge has received death threats after granting bail to five suspects in a case involving nearly a dozen allegedly malnourished children found at a remote compound in New Mexico. Judge Sarah Backus granted the three men and two women -- described by authorities as extremists -- bail on Monday on grounds that prosecutors had failed to present clear and convincing evidence that they posed a threat. Her decision, linked to bail reforms adopted in the western US state two years ago, stunned many in the…

Erdogan vows to defy US ‘threats’ after currency crash

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Saturday to defy US "threats" over a detained pastor, showing no signs of concessions in a bitter row that has caused the Turkish lira to crash. The Turkish strongman also said his country's partnership with the United States may be in jeopardy, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies in an op-ed in the New York Times. Relations between the two NATO allies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a string of issues including the detention of US pastor…

Sri Lanka jails extremist Buddhist monk

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed for six months a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims after finding him guilty of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist, in a case seen as a test of the independence of the judiciary. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, the secretary general of the hardline Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or “Buddhist Power Force”, was found guilty of having threatened the woman, Sandhya Eknaligoda. “I have done my duty towards the country,” Gnanasara told reporters as he boarded…

No headway as case lodged against Hamza for threatening Ayesha Ahad

LAHORE: On the directives of the Supreme Court, police sprung to action and lodged a case against Hamza Shehbaz and five others on the complaint of Ayesha Ahad, who claims to be his disowned wife.  The apex court had on Saturday ordered to lodge a case by midnight, against the son of former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, for allegedly extending threats to Ms. Ahad. CCPO Lahore Ameen Wain confirmed lodging case against Hamza Shehbaz, Zulfiqar Cheema, Inspector Atiq Dogar, Rana Maqbool and Imran Yousuf. He said…

Trump getting ‘threatening messages’ from somebody in Pakistan?

ISLAMABAD: The Unit­ed States is seeking assistance of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to trace a person sending threatening messages to US President Donald Trump from Pakistan, the National Assembly Standing Commit­tee on Government Assura­nces was informed on Monday. A top FIA official informed the NA body about US’s request, as well as complaints about social media posts depicting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as Lord Shiva. Read: Pakistanis are intelligent people, Trump tells Nawaz FIA…

G7 ministers meet on Russia, Iran and North Korea threats

TORONTO: The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized nations met in Toronto on Sunday seeking a common front against what they see as aggression from Vladimir Putin's Russia. The envoys were also keen to glean clues from their US colleague about whether President Donald Trump will tear up the Iran nuclear deal and how he will handle a planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The ministers from the world's most powerful democracies are meeting to plan for June's G7 summit of rich-world leaders in…

Khamenei says Iran has foiled US plans in Mideast

TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran has neutralised US plans in the Middle East, in a speech Wednesday marking the Persian New Year. "Those who interfere in all the affairs of the world protest and ask: 'Why does Iran intervene in the affairs of Iraq and Syria?' What is it to you? The Islamic Republic of Iran has succeeded in neutralising US plans in the region," he said. Khamenei accused the United States of planning to "create oppressive and rebel groups like Daesh (the Islamic State…