World Bulletin / News Desk
A Christian girl arrested in Pakistan for defaming Islam was granted bail on Friday, a judge said, days after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting evidence to frame her.
It was not clear when the girl, Rimsha Masih, would be released.
If bail payment is met, Masih, who is believed to be 14, will be reunited with her family at a location that is being kept secret for security reasons, said Robinson Asghar, an aide to the minister for national harmony.
There were no plans to send Masih abroad, he told Reuters.
Masih was accused by Muslim neighbours of burning Islamic religious texts and arrested, but police recently said a cleric had been taken into custody after witnesses reported he had torn pages from a Koran and planted them in Masih's bag beside burned papers.
Akbar Imin was detained in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, on January 15, the same day that prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti was held by police in Beijing
In the port of Sevastopol, Russian soldiers disarmed servicemen at a Ukrainian army missile base, a Ukrainian military spokesman in Crimea said.
The government said the navy and pro-government militias had dispatched boats to stop the tanker from getting out. The rebels said any attack on the vessel would be "a declaration of war
The raid on the home of former Rwandan army chief General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, who was not there at the time, has sparked a diplomatic row between South Africa and Rwanda
Syrian forces are committing war crimes by using "starvation of civilians as a weapon of war," said a report by the the human rights group Amnesty International.
Sudanese embassy in Amman denied media reports that al-Bashir had been denied entry into Jordan for medical treatment.
The government of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has offered the Taliban a "political" office in Peshawar
A new elections law, signed by interim President Adly Mansour on Saturday, steels all decisions issued by Egypt's election commission against possible appeal
The head of a United Nations commission of inquiry into violence in Central African Republic said he hoped to head off the prospect of a campaign of genocide
The Second Thomas Shoal, a strategic gateway to Reed Bank, believed to be rich in oil and natural gas, is one of several possible flashpoints in the South China Sea
Under New Zealand's German-style proportional voting system, brought in 1996, the biggest party has always needed the support of minor parties to govern
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian at a crossing point between Jordan and the occupied West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian security officials said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said it was too early to know what may have caused the plane to vanish but that family of the passengers deserved an explanation as soon as possible.
Mohammed Mafarja, 19, pleaded guilty in December to charges that included attempted murder
The ministry said in a statement masked men had opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in the eastern city of Kharkiv on March 8, wounding some
"The people should realise that the election will bear no result because the real elections have taken place in CIA and Pentagon offices and their favourite candidate has already been chosen," the Taliban said