BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Criminal Court Wednesday sentenced two half-brothers of former President Saddam Hussein to death for the execution of 42 merchants in 1992, and jailed close Saddam advisor Tariq Aziz for his role in the executions.
CHENNAI - Chief Justice of the Madras High Court H.L. Gokhale Wednesday expressed concern over the difficult situation arising out of lawyers agitating nationwide while a section of advocates here returned to work after a long break.
ISLAMABAD - The police in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab began a crackdown Wednesday on opposition parties and anti-government lawyers to forestall this week’s planned countrywide protest march.
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court has ticked off the Andhra Pradesh High Court for ‘blindly’ relying on an apex court ruling and acquitting a corrupt government official - caught red-handed while accepting bribe - on a reasoning that his offence was not proven.
LAHORE - Pakistani authorities Wednesday decided to put Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and his borther Shahbaz Sharif under house arrest to prevent a planned long march by the opposition party workers and lawyers to Islamabad, Geo TV reported.