Author Archives: Sonia Qadir

Brazil wants answers on US surveillance

Brazil’s foreign minister has said his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on millions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised to


Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt uprising

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called for an “uprising” in the country and asked the “international community to stop the “massacres” in the aftermath of last week’s military coup. Monday’s call follows the death

Train-rickshaw collision kills 14 in Sheikhupura

At least 14 people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when a train collided with a packed motorcycle rickshaw at a railway crossing in Sheikupura district. “The accident occurred in Khanpur

Venezuela president offers asylum to Snowden

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said he had decided to offer asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden who is believed to be waiting in transit at a Moscow airport. Snowden, who leaked US intelligence

Industrial power tariff set to rise

The government is considering increasing power tariffs for industrial and commercial consumers within the current month as part of a larger energy policy to reduce power subsidies and to put on hold