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Pakistan’s 10 years of chaos

The 9/11 attacks that thrust Pakistan into the war on terror have brought the nuclear-armed state to its knees, fighting radicals at home and risking pariah status abroad. It was already evening

West bids to avoid post-Gaddafi chaos

Without even waiting for the fall of Tripoli, the West is already preparing for life after Moamer Gaddafi with two main concerns: avoiding Libya’s partition after four decades of authoritarian rule and

Europe faces up to Greek debt chaos

Europe faced the spectre of Greek calls for new financial aid as Athens’ ‘catastrophic’ finances returned to haunt stressed eurozone states, despite efforts to prevent panic. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou urged

Indian officials apologise over chaos

BANGALORE – Indian cricket chiefs apologised to thousands of fans left short-changed by the World Cup’s deepening ticket chaos on Friday while firing a broadside at the sport’s international rulers.
Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty, who is also the chief administrative officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), admitted fans had been let down. However, he said contractual obligations had complicated ticket distribution.
“We are sorry the fans have been

Rs 1.25b project to overcome traffic chaos

FAISALABAD – The city government, as a part of its plan to expand roads, has approved a landmark project to relieve the massive traffic jams at Abdullahpur Chowk and the surrounding areas. The project includes construction of three underpasses beneath Tariqa bad overhead bridge leading to Chak Jhumra Road at a cost of Rs 1.25 billion which will be completed in eight months.
The underpasses project is a part of the continued campaign by the city government under DCO Nasim Sadiq to

Indian RD marred by chaos in Kashmir

NEW DELHI – Indian Republic Day was celebrated Wednesday under heavy security, with tensions running high in Kashmir over efforts by Hindu nationalists to hold a rally in the troubled region’s state capital.
Security was especially tight in New Delhi where large sections of the capital were sealed off for the annual parade of military hardware. Around 35,000 police personnel, including 15,000 members of the paramilitary forces, were deployed across the city for the event, which

Chaos as Taseer’s assassin is lead to court

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI – The appearance of Malik Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday turned into an hours-long chaotic drama as dozens of his angry supporters stopped the relocation of his hearing from Rawalpindi to Islamabad.
The police officials in Islamabad had planned to present Qadri before an anti-terrorism court that was temporarily shifted from Rawalpindi to the capital city’s sector G-7 owing to

Williams beats flight chaos

Singer Michelle Williams is breathing a sigh of relief after arriving back in the U.S. from Britain in time for Christmas following a flight cancellation earlier this week.
The former Destiny’s Child star was due to fly out of the UK to spend the festive season in her native America, but her scheduled take-off from Heathrow Airport on Tuesday was axed due to extreme weather conditions.
Williams was left fuming by the cancellation, raging on Twitter.com, “I am gutted beyond

Momsen slams planes chaos

Taylor Momsen’s mission to get home for Christmas has hit another snag – after driving from Germany to Holland in a bid to escape the travel chaos, she’s now struggling to catch a flight back to New York.
The singer/actress, on tour with her band The Pretty Reckless, was stranded in Cologne after heavy snow closed airports across Europe, so she drove 132 miles along icy roads to Amsterdam on Monday.
She enjoyed a day out in the Dutch city on Tuesday, but when she headed to

Fresh snow adds to Europe travel chaos

LONDON – Thousands of angry travellers forced to sleep in airports and train stations across Europe faced more misery on Tuesday as fresh snowfalls paralysed transport systems just days before Christmas.
London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, was only operating about a third of its normal schedule during a fourth day of disruption, while Frankfurt halted all flights after a new blanketing of snow.
For a third day, queues stretched for hours outside the London terminal