Michael Somare, PNG’s ‘father of the nation’, dead at 84

Pacific island nation’s four-time prime minister, who led the independence from Australia, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February. Papua New Guinea’s first Prime Minister Michael Somare has died aged 84, his daughter announced on Friday. Known as the “father of the nation”, Somare led the Pacific archipelago to independence from Australia in 1975 and […]

Ayesha Haleem Adil’s video message PPP wanted to kill my father in jail,

Karachi: Ayesha Haleem, daughter of opposition leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, has said that PPP wanted to kill her father in jail. Details According to Ayesha Haleem, daughter of opposition leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, in her statement, PPP wanted to kill my father in jail. My father cannot walk due to his injuries. Haleem Adil Sheikh […]

Pakistan: Ismail’s father arrested on terrorism charges

Islamabad , Pakistan. A Pakistani court has granted police custody to Muhammad Ismail, the father of prominent human rights activists, on “terrorism” charges, which rights groups say are part of a continuing campaign of harassment. A court in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Wednesday remanded Mohammad in police custody for three days, his […]

Father of Pakistani rights activist arrested on ‘terror’ charges

Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani court has granted police custody of Muhammad Ismail, the father of a prominent Pakistani human rights activist, on “terrorism” charges that rights groups say are part of a sustained campaign of harassment. The court in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar granted police custody of Muhammad for three days during […]

Son Tipped Off F.B.I. About His Father, Who Is Charged in Capitol Riot

Two days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Jackson Reffitt’s father, Guy W. Reffitt, returned to the family’s home in Texas. He told his son that he had stormed the Capitol, according to an F.B.I. affidavit. Then his father leveled a threat: If Jackson, 18, reported him to the police, he would have no […]

‘I ask India to return my son’s body’: Kashmir teen’s father

On a recent chilly winter day in Indian-administered Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmed Wani shovelled the earth, laboriously digging a grave for his teenage son. There was, however, no body to be lowered inside. Stunned, a group of onlookers watched in silence. But Ahmed kept digging, now knee-deep inside the half-dug grave. Then he rose, straightening his […]

Brexit: Boris Johnson’s father seeks French citizenship

Stanley Johnson confirms the plan to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son. On the day the United Kingdom is breaking up with the European Union, the British prime minister’s father said he was in the process of […]