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Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense' HARARE: Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade on Friday."The Europe of yesterday is gone, we have a Europe of today which has no principles at all," the 90-year-old told a crowd of thousands gathered in a Harare stadium to mark 34 years since the country's independence from Britain.Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's ruler since independence, faces EU sanctions as a result of his authoritarian rule. He refused to attend an EU-Africa summit earlier this month after his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe."The Europeans will never ever accept a ZANU-PF government in this country," referring to the political party he dominates. "What is natural is made unnatural. And what is unnatural they want to say it is natural," he said in the speech, which ...

Bouteflika wins 4th term, rival rejects result ALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.The 77-year-old incumbent who voted from a wheelchair on Thursday scooped 81.53 percent of the votes, compared with his main rival, Ali Benflis, who received 12.18 percent, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz told a news conference."The people have chosen freely, in a climate that was transparent ...

Bomb kills 14 at mosque in Syria: state TV BEIRUT: A bomb went off in front of a mosque and killed 14 people in Homs, Syrian state television said on Friday, with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad looking close to wresting the symbolic central city back from rebels."Fourteen people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast in front of the Bilal al Habshi mosque as people left the mosque," state television said. The mosque is in a government-controlled part of Homs.Syrian ...

Judiciary put an end to constitutional deviations: CJP ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani Friday said judiciary has put an end to constitutional deviations and upheld rule of law.Addressing the inaugural session of two-day International Judicial Conference, he said judiciary has created awareness among people about values of democracy.He said the judiciary has also created awareness among people about the true meaning of fundamental rights.Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani pointed out that the judiciary was performing its duties while upholding the ...

BJP is a threat to democracy, Sonia Gandhi ISLAMABAD: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the BJP is crossing all limits in its bid to capture power and that it threatened the democratic set-up of India."The BJP is crossing all the limits to capture power in this election. Their behaviour is extremely dangerous for a democratic set-up in our country.Elections will come and go, but the way they are doing things and lying to the people of this country, it will harm ...

US $ 1.6bn to be spent on development projects in Balochistan: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that US $ 1.6 billion will be spent on development projects in Balochistan, with Gawadar, being developed as a model city.Addressing the Cabinet Meeting, the Prime Minister said the development in Balochistan was priority area for the government and development plans to put Balochistan on road to progress, were being implemented expeditiously.He further said that Gawadar was being developed as a model city and a socio-economic ...


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