Gunmen kill 4 paramilitary soldiers in southwest Pakistan

The attack happened as the paramilitary forces were driving through a busy bazar, said Abdur Razzaq Cheema, the Quetta police chief. Heavy contingent of police along with other law enforcement agencies reached the spot and kicked off an investigation into the incident.

Int'l conf. for Iraq reconstruction kicks off with large participation

The conference , which took place in Kuwait , involved donors and investors discussing efforts to rebuild Iraq's economy and infrastructure following the defeat of ISIS jihadists who conquered almost a third of the country. "The destruction is widespread, despite the resources Iraq has, we need the global community to help us rebuild and to reinvest", said Mr Mehdi Al Alaq, the Secretary General of Iraq's Council of Ministers.

Naveed Walter president HRFP participated in funeral cermony of Asma Jahangir

The funeral prayers for Asma Jahangir , Pakistans human rights icon and staunch critic of the countrys powerful army, were offered here today at the Gaddafi Stadium which was attended by thousands of mourners, including women. She successfully took up the Saima Waheed case, which guaranteed the right of adult women to make their own choice in marriage - one of the most important cases in Pakistan's legal history.

Omarosa says we'd be "begging" for Trump if Pence became president

In December she announced her resignation, stating her departure would not go into effect until January 20, 2018. "So everybody that's wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their lives". After Head of Household Ross Mathews nominated Keisha and Omarosa , it was time for the live Power of Veto competition. If she's a Christian, she should know better than to run down other Christians in order to gain approval from people like the ones she's sitting with in this video.

Trump administration proposing to replace food stamps with food boxes

About two-thirds of recipients are children, seniors and people with disabilities. According to the USDA , the amount of food received would be scaled to the overall household's SNAP allotment and ultimately represent about half of their SNAP benefits .

Second White House staffer resigns amid abuse allegation

But he's far from the only one working alongside Trump in the White House - or on the campaign trail - who has been accused of abusing women . President Trump appeared to weigh in on the resignation of two White House staffers accused of domestic abuse Saturday, bemoaning that lives are being destroyed by "a mere allegation ".

Senate passes budget bill to end U.S. government shutdown

The shutdown , which started at midnight, was the second this year under the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump , who played little role in attempts by party leaders earlier this week to head it off and end months of fiscal squabbling.

Asma Jahangir dies at 66

She had also criticised Pakistan government for demonstrating a "disproportionately high passion" against the execution of two top war criminals in Bangladesh in November, 2015. "It's everyone's loss. What a sad day!" she said. Few Pakistani rights activists have achieved the credibility of Jahangir. She received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2010.

UAE to welcome India's Modi ahead of World Government Summit

Modi , who is scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, will have to juggle support for Palestinian statehood aspirations while making sure not to upset the Israelis. "We welcome, appreciate and respect the keenness in wanting to understand how the industry works in India". Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, a Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and resident of Nazareth, says he was looking forward to meeting Mr.

Russian offering info on Trump bilked US spies out of money

After lengthy negotiations, the United States intelligence intermediary met the Russian spy in September in Berlin and gave him the first installment - $100,000, just to learn, alas, that he was, as he said, holding on to the NSA cyberweapons "at the orders of senior Russian intelligence officials".

Wales set for Six Nations clash with England

Of his 77 caps, 43 have come as a replacement . "A little bit surprised I suppose, but that's the style of rugby we've been wanting them to play for a long time and now Warren's brought it in and introduced it". Jones added: "It's going to be different to playing against Scotland ". But while I've backed England to do the Grand Slam this year, I've got to admit I'd be nervous about supporting them at those short odds this weekend.

George W Bush takes swipe at Russia over election 'meddling'

He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system". While never mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Bush appeared to be pushing back on Trump's decisions on immigration, as well as trying to have warmed relations with Russian Federation.

Philippine president cancels deal to buy Canadian helicopters

The Filipino politician made the statement after Canada ordered a review of the multi-billion dollar deal. The Philippine government says police have only shot suspects in self-defence and rejects human rights groups' claims the crackdown is a crime against humanity.

Pravin Togadia wants law for Ram Mandir

New Delhi sources have reported that Supreme Court had asked parties before the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi dispute to file in two weeks English translation of documents exhibited by them. He added that the mosque can be built on an alternative land near the disputed site. The court said some of the documents and translations are yet to be filed before it.

Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade

And presidential historian Michael Beschloss noted President Dwight Eisenhower, the victorious European commander in World War II, vetoed military parades in his White House years. "They don't have any time to feed Trump's ego". And at a February 6 Pentagon meeting, Trump told military brass he wanted the parade. He tried to purge transgender troops and immigrants from the military.

Nissan and other Japanese investors to meet with United Kingdom leader

Billionaire investor George Soros has donated 400,000 pounds ($555,000) to a campaign for influencing British lawmakers to vote against a final Brexit deal, its director said Thursday amid accusations of a "plot to thwart Brexit". Meanwhile, senior MEP Roberto Gualtieri, who sits on the European Parliament's Brexit steering committee, told anxious Eurosceptics not to "overestimate" the possibility of having to follow EU laws drawn up without the UK's say during the transition.

Upper Midwest Preparing for Wintry Blast, Up to Foot of Snow

Snow accumulation totals are expected from 1 to 3 inches in Nebraska, up to 8 inches in Iowa, and up to a foot in Illinois, Indiana and MI. Snow will continue through the day, making it a challenge to keep roads and highways clear. Friday. Expect the first wave of snow to be developing this afternoon before a steadier snow take over late this evening. Officials for the City of South Lyon say their snow emergency will be in effect starting at 8am tomorrow morning and will last through 1pm ...

Pakistani Court Convicts 31 Men of Lynching Student Falsely Accused of Blasphemy

Some of the 50 people who gave testimonies to the court said he had angered the university administration by criticising their management in the weeks before his death. Blasphemy became a controversial issue in Pakistan after laws were amended in the 1980s making it an offence punishable by the death penalty, although nobody has been executed so far.

Brexit could cause north's economy to shrink by 12%

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has warned the British Government that Ireland fully expects them to stand by the Brexit deal made in December regarding the issue of the Irish border. London , where 60% of the population voted to remain, will be the least affected by leaving the European Union whatever deal is eventually reached, the report said.

Snow ending tonight, but will return this week

The storm will move up over New England on Thursday with a high pressure system moving rapidly behind the departing low pressure. FRIDAY: Increasing clouds, snow developing. Calm wind becoming west around 5 miles per hour. Monday's high will be around 22 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. However, with the snow expected to still be in full swing for the morning commute, Northeast Ohioans could run into some slick conditions.