Free Press Journal
  • Sharif sends legal notice to NAB chief

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sent a legal notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal for issuing a statement that accused him of laundering $4.9 billion to India.

  • Cyclone Mekunu hits Yemeni island, 17 missing

    Socotra (Yemen) : Seventeen people were missing and hundreds of others evacuated from their homes on Thursday after Cyclone Mekunu hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage, officials said.

  • After two decades, Roland Garros conquers greenhouse effect

    Paris : After almost two decades of growing pains, Roland Garros, the historic but claustrophobic home of the French Open, can finally breathe easy — thanks to the ‘greenhouse effect’.

  • Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash

    Moscow: Moscow today rejected an international investigation that found a Russian missile downed flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.

  • Dutch PM Mark Rutte hails Modi for Clean Ganga goals

    New Delhi, Lauding the goals set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cleaning the Ganga, Dutch Premier Mark Rutte today said worldwide there was a need to value water, not only as an economic asset, but for its social, cultural and environmental importance. The government’s Namami Gange initiave, aimed at cleaning the 2525 km-long river, was undertaken and approved as its flagship programme in June 2014. It has a budget outlay of

  • Mob demolishes mosque belonging to minority sect in Pakistan

    Islamabad, Sunni extremists in Pakistan have demolished a historical mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya community in Punjab province, the latest attack on the minority group in the Muslim-majority country. A persecuted minority sect, the Ahmadiyya community was declared non-Muslims in Pakistan through a constitutional amendment in 1974 during the tenure of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The latest mob attack took place in Sialkot last night.

  • Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

    Kinshasa, Congo’s Ministry of Health said today the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country’s Equateur province. The ministry gave the toll after surveillance teams in the capital, Kinshasa, were deployed along the Congo River to monitor people coming in there. Health brigades have also been set up at various entry points to Kinshasa and other cities as part

  • Ireland’s Indian-origin PM campaigns to lift abortion ban

    London: Ireland’s Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar today made a last-ditch effort in his campaign to lift a ban on abortions, as the country gets set to vote in a referendum on the crucial issue tomorrow. In what is seen as the first major test of his leadership since he took charge as ‘Taoiseach’ a year ago, Varadkar has been urging voters to ensure a high turnout in the referendum on repealing

  • North Korea demolishes nuclear test site

    Seoul: North Korea on Thursday carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. The Punggye-Ri site in Kilju, North Hamgyong province, was regarded as one of the most important facilities in North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, along with the Yongbyon complex.