Myanmar junta set to start trial of Suu Kyi since coup

YANGON: The trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to start on Monday, as the junta that overthrew her elected government rejected criticism by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over its use of deadly

Iraqi judge who presided over Saddam Hussein’s trial dies of COVID-19

BAGHDAD: A retired Iraqi judge who presided over the trial of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein has died after battling COVID-19. According to Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, 52, passed away in a hospital in Baghdad where

Trump’s second impeachment trial to begin from Feb 8

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s US Senate trial will begin in the second week of February, days after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted by the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The newly announced schedule reflects a

PCB invites 291 players for U19 trials

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday announced that 291 teenagers will undergo trials for the sqaud of six U-19 cricket associations. The trials will be held from 11-19th September and will be conducted by a four-member selection panel comprising Saleem

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

MINNEAPOLIS: A Minneapolis judge set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of African-American George Floyd for March 8, 2021. The judge made it clear he did not want the sensitive case to become a media

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective at preventing COVID-19

NEW YORK: Scientists have conducted a clinical trial that reported taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a meaningful way. The anti-malarial drug has been touted by US President Donald Trump who has

Uzair Baloch shifted to Karachi Central Jail as military trial ends

KARACHI: Lyari gangster and leader of the outlawed Peoples Amn Committee Uzair Baloch has reportedly been shifted to the Central Jail Karachi after the completion of a military trial against him. According to sources, Uzair Baloch was produced before the

Coronavirus vaccine trial opens with first doses in US

SEATTLE: US researchers gave the first shots in the first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine on Monday, leading a worldwide search for protection. Scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle began a first-stage study of a

Biotech company Moderna says coronavirus vaccine is ready for trial

BOSTON: US biotech firm Moderna said it has shipped an experimental coronavirus vaccine to US government researchers just six weeks after it started working on the immunisation. Moderna said in a statement that the first batch of its novel coronavirus

Maulana’s treason trial

Prime Minister Imran Khan supposedly wants his political arch-rival Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of his eponymous faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, to be tried for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution for his attempts to overthrow the government.

Trump’s redemption

As Donald Trump finished his annual State of the Union speech, Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up and ripped it apart into two pieces-quite literally. The gesture shows how bitterly divided the US Congress and even the American people are on

Trump’s show trial

The impeachment trial of the US President Donald Trump is ongoing for abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress for refusing to participate in inquiries. Trump is only the third president ever in US

Impeachment trial: Bolton’s revelation puts Republicans under pressure

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under new pressure on Monday to require evidence and new records in his impeachment trial following a news report that a former top adviser, John Bolton, wrote a book manuscript

White House lawyers start Trump’s defense at Senate trial

WASHINGTON: White House attorneys started presenting their defense of Donald Trump at his landmark Senate impeachment hearing on Saturday, arguing that the president has done nothing wrong with his relations with Ukraine and accusing Democrats of trying to reverse the

SHC orders trial court to decide Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: On Friday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed bail applications by the accused police officers identified in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud. SHC announced the verdict which was earlier reserved. Upon hearing arguments from both sides, police officers

Trump impeachment trial: US Senate blocks three Democratic bids

WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate, dominated by the Republican defeated three Democratic attempts to acquire information and facts in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. When the third impeachment trial in US history started in earnest, Republicans voted

US Senate prepares impeachment trial of Trump

WASHINGTON: Impeachment proceedings charging President Donald Trump of misuse of power and obstruction of Parliament were submitted to the Senate on Wednesday, setting in motion a historic case that seeks to remove the US president from office. Leader of the

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial likely to start next Tuesday

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is likely to start in 7 days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. McConnell said on Wednesday he wanted the House of Representatives to send

ATC postpones trial due to absence of IO in murder case

KARACHI: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi has rescheduled the trial of two cases of murder of police officers citing the absence of an investigating officer of the case. The ATC started the trial of the case of the murder

Syrian President’s uncle on trial in France on graft charges

PARIS: The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set to go on trial in Paris on charges of building up a property empire in France using funds from Syrian exchequer. The 82-year-old Rifaat al-Assad is the younger brother of

Bribery retrial opens for Samsung scion

SEOUL: The heir to the Samsung empire appeared in court on Friday for a retrial over a sprawling corruption scandal that threatens to disrupt management at the world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker. Lee Jae-yong is vice-chairman of Samsung