Assad govt declares Damascus victory
ALEPPO: The government of President Bashar al-Assad declared victory on Sunday in a hard-fought battle for Syrias capital Damascus,and pounded rebels who control parts of its largest city Aleppo.
Soft drink in Ramzan: Pak men assaulted
ISLAMABAD: Two men were assaulted by the police for having a soft drink during Ramzan. The two Anwar Abbas and Malik Saeed were detained while they were having a soft drink inside a car at Daman-e-Koh,near Islamabad,on Friday,the Dawn newspaper reported.
Iran slashing birth control programmes
TEHRAN: Authorities here are slashing birth-control programmes. The changes,announced last week,came after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described contraceptive services as wrong.
US dad shoots daughter,kills self
MASSACHUSETTS: Daryl Benway,41,who recently split from his wife shot his two children,killing his 7-year-old daughter,before committing suicide,prosecutors said Sunday. His 9-year-old son was in serious condition.
Oxford to allow men to wear skirts
London: To please its transgender student community,Oxford University introduced a new dress code which allows men to wear skirts or stockings on formal occasions while women can wear suits. The university dropped a distinction between the sexes by deleting references to men and women.
Romney backs Israel strike on Iran
US presidential candidate Mitt Romney,who arrived in Israel on Sunday,said he would respect a unilateral Israeli strike against Irans nuclear programme.
on Jerusalem: He declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state.
100 days left: With a 100 days to go to the US elections,polls show a deelpy divisive battle. I think this is going to be a very close race, Robert Gibbs,top Obama Campaign adviser,told the ABC news.
US,Pak officials spar over terror havens
NEW YORK: Two top officials from US and Pakistan were involved in a war of words on Sunday and accused each other of not doing enough to combat Taliban terror sanctuaries in the Af-Pak region,The New York Times reported. During a conference in Colorado,Pakistans ambassador to the US,Sherry Rehman said Pakistani Taliban fighters,who had taken refuge in Afghanistan,were carrying out raids against her country. US President Barack Obamas top adviser on the Af-Pak region Douglas Lute retorted,Theres no comparison of the Pakistani Talibans recent,small-in-scale presence in Afghanistan to the decades-long experience between elements of the Pakistani government and Afghan Taliban.