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Mullah Haibatullah:New Taliban chief

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban have announced a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. He was chosen at a meeting of Taliban leaders.

 
 
 
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed in US air strike

WASHINGTON: A US air strike has killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour. A drone targeted his vehicle in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border.

 
 
 
Labour's Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London

LONDON: Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London. He is first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital. The 45-year-old son of a London bus driver has defeated main Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith, 41, the son a wealthy tycoon.

 
 
 
US election 2016: Donald Trump sweeps five US states-Hillary Clinton won four out of five

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has won presidential primaries in all five US states that voted on Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton won four out of five. After his sweep of the five states, Mr Trump said of the battle for the Republican nomination: "It's over. As far as I'm concerned, it's over."

 
 
 
72 killed, 300 injured in Lahore suicide blast

LAHORE: At least 72 people including 29 children were killed in a suicide attack in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park of Allama Iqbal Town and over 300 were injured. A Taliban splinter group  Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Jamaatul Ahrar says it carried out  suicide attack.

 
 
 
At least 34 dead, 250 wounded as explosions rock Brussels airport, subway

BRUSSELS: At least 34 people were killed and 250 wounded as explosions rocked the main terminal of Brussels Zaventem airport and a subway station.

 
 
 
Hillary Clinton continues to earn endorsements from major newspapers across the country

WASHINGTON: “... there might not be a more qualified candidate in the modern history of the United States.”------Hillary Clinton continues to earn endorsements from major newspapers across the country—including many that endorsed then-Senator Barack Obama for president in 2008.

 
 
 
Salman Taseer's killer Mumtaz Qadri hanged

RAWALPINDI: Mumtaz Qadri, an Elite Force commando convicted of killing former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail. Qadri shot dead Punjab's governor over his opposition to blasphemy laws.

 
 
 
Trump v Sanders

Washington(BBC) :The Republican candidates for president traded sharp blows over foreign policy and the future of the Supreme Court in an often unruly and chaotic debate.After Iowa and New Hampshire, the race has now moved to South Carolina before the 20 February primary.

 
 
 
Dentist with links to Al Qaeda, arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: A dentist allegedly linked to militant group Al Qaeda as well as Safoora Goth accused Saad Aziz was arrested after an encounter, Preedy police station officials said. Preedy police booked suspect Dr Usman in two cases pertaining to attacking police and possession of illegal weapons.