World Bulletin / News Desk
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law designed to protect the new prime minister from being charged with contempt and thrown out of office like his predecessor.
The court ousted the previous prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, from office in June by charging him with contempt of court for failing to reopen corruption proceedings against President Asif Zardari.
The court gave the new prime minister, Raja Ashraf, until Aug. 8, to respond to the court's demand that he write a letter reopening the corruption case.
In response, the government hastily passed a law declaring high-ranking officials immune from contempt of court proceedings.
But the court ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it eroded the court's authority.
Eleven people were killed and 34 injured after high-voltage wires fell on passenger bus in southern Pakistan.
Abdul Basit Usman reported to have died in 20-minute firefight with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members.
Sunday's attack, by gunmen from different gangs, targeted a police checkpoint in Obaro, inside Punjab
Newspaper reports Sunday said that up to 1,000 people - mostly Muslim Arakan - were at one time held in the camp discovered at a hilltop site near Thailand’s border with Malaysia on Friday.
More than 7,000 people have been killed in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations.
21-year-old South Korean student arrested April 22 while crossing river into North Korea.
Xi, as head of China's ruling Communist Party, will host Taiwan's Chu in the first meeting of its kind since defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Pakistani army has launched airstrikes in restive Khyber Agency tribal region.
The ten were investigated by military and public security departments for spreading rumours on China's Internet forums and mobile messaging apps, the Ministry of National Defence said in a notice on its website.
The UN has said that Nepalese customs need to loosen the tax restrictions so that relief material for survivors can reach them quicker.
Sheikh Imran Abdulla detained and accused of attempting to overthrow regime amid clashes with police, as thousands march on capital
The South Korean was arrested as he was trying enter North Korea from the Chinese said of the Yalu river
HRW says instead of just putting Muslim Rohingya in border camps, country's ruling junta should provide them with safety, protection.
Kerry has been credited in Sri Lanka for his role in pressing for peaceful and inclusive elections, and for calling Rajapaksa on the eve of voting to urge him to respect the outcome.
Gemma Adana turned over from original kidnappers to al-Qaeda linked Abu Sayyaf.
India angered by US report that says religious freedom on decline under current government