11 January, 2016 17:43

By Paul Sandle and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Jan 11 : Legendary British rock star David Bowie, who framed hits such as “Ziggy Stardust” with daringly androgynous displays of sexuality and glittering costumes, has died of cancer aged 69. A chameleon visionary, Bowie straddled the worlds of hedonistic rock, fashion and drama for five decades, pushing […]

Pakistan against preconditions in Afghan-Taliban talks

Islamabad, Jan 11 : Pakistan on Monday opposed preconditions in talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban and suggested incentives to encourage the insurgents to come to the negotiations table. Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser, floated the proposal in his speech at the opening session of the four-nation talks to explore ways for […]

Four nations meet to seek roadmap to Afghan peace

Islamabad, Jan 11 : Senior officials from Afghanistan, the US, China and Pakistan started consultations here on Monday to push forward the peace process in Afghanistan. The quadrilateral process was launched during a meeting of the four countries on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in Islamabad last month. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani […]

How come Mexican drug capo wants to make biopic?

Mexicop City, Jan 11 : Mexican filmmaker Dragon Films will premier a production titled “El Chapo: The Escape of the Century” next week. However, this was not the film that drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was hoping for. His story was truly worthy of Hollywood, believed Guzman, who was working in collaboration with Mexican […]

Pyongyang expands propaganda broadcasts in border areas, says Seoul

Seoul, Jan 11 : North Korea has expanded propaganda broadcasts in border areas in response to South Korea’s resumption of such broadcasts, a Seoul official said on Monday. Pyongyang seemed to have expanded broadcasts to all of 11 locations where Seoul’s military restarted transmitting propaganda messages over loudspeakers along the border, Xinhua news agency reported, […]

S Korea to hold multilateral talks over North’s n-programme

Seoul, Jan 11 : Representatives of South Korea, China, the US and Japan in six-party talks to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear programme will meet this week to discuss Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Monday. Hwang Joon-Kook, who represents South Korea at the aid-for-disarmament talks, will hold a meeting with his US and […]