Meghalaya

Regional

Nagaland govt, civil groups unite for peace

Kohima: Nagaland government and the mass-based civil societies on Friday resolved to work together to facilitate an early solution to the vexed Naga political Issue. Chief Minister TR Zeliang in the presence of Assembly Speaker Chotisuh Sazo told reporters that a decision was taken on Friday in the follow-up to the consensus of the [Full Article...]

National

Greek bailout talks shift into higher gear

Athens: Greece’s talks with its international creditors on a third bailout worth 85 billion euros (USD 93 billion) shifted into a higher gear on Friday, with lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund meeting key ministers in Athens. The talks with Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and Economy Minister Giorgos Stathakis follow [Full Article...]

International

Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebels: monitor

Beirut: Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front launched an offensive today on the headquarters of a new US-formed rebel group in the country’s north, leaving at least 11 dead, a monitor said. The attack came one day after Al-Nusra kidnapped eight rebels from Division 30, who had been trained and equipped by Washington, said the [Full Article...]

Sports

India not keen to revive ties: Ijaz Butt

Karachi:  Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said on Friday that the present PCB set-up should stop wasting its time trying to organise a series against India as “it would never happen”. Butt is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in eight Tests from 1959 to 1962. A wicket keeper and [Full Article...]

Editorial

Devastated Iraq

Iraq has been devastated for a number of years causing severe hardship to the people of the country. More than 2 million have been killed, millions injured and around 4 million rendered homeless as a result of President and dictator Bashar-al-Assad’s struggle for survival with the Iraqi rebels. Military aid and supply of weapons to anti-Assad rebels, some of them associated with Al-Qaeda, have turned the country into a killing field. The efforts of countless Iraqis to flee to neighbouring countries have failed because they will not have them. [Full Article...]