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Will only think of politics as career in the future, says Sarfraz

Captain of Pakistan cricket team Sarfraz Ahmed said that he will only think of a career in politics in the future

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August 5, 2018


German far-right politician converts to Islam

BERLIN: The far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party confirmed reports in the German media that one of its politicians, Arthur Wagner, has converted to Islam. He was a prominent member of the party known for its virulent anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant stance. Arthur Wagner said he had resigned his party membership after deciding to become…

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January 25, 2018


This man, contesting elections for past 29 years, admits he wants to commit ‘mid-level corruption’

NEWS DESK: This man, Nawab Amber Shahzada, has been contesting elections for the past 29 years. According to him, he wants to commit ‘mid-level corruption’. Check out his views by watching this video: Disclaimer: This is parody by Samaa reporter Shahid Hussain.

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August 18, 2017


Great Hasrat Mohani being remembered today

KARACHI: Hasrat Mohani, a romantic poet of Urdu language, journalist, politician, parliamentarian and a fearless freedom fighter of Indian Sub-continent is being remembered today (Sunday) on his death anniversary. Syed Fazl ul Hasan (Hasrat Mohani) was born in 1875 in Mohan near Unnao district of U.P. India. He participated in the struggle for Indian Independence…

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May 13, 2017


Bangladesh upholds BNP politician's death sentence

DHAKA: Bangladesh's top court Wednesday upheld the death sentence on a top opposition politician for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war, including the slaughter of around 200 Hindus. The Supreme Court dismissed Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury's appeal against the sentence passed by a controversial war crimes tribunal two years ago. It was the first time…

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July 29, 2015


‘Eating Halal can turn you into a Muslim’, Sweden politico says

You become a Muslim if you eat Halal meat, says a politician in Sweden

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July 8, 2015


Kashmiri politician booked for hoisting Pakistan flag

Occupied Indian authorities registered a case against pro-Pakistan Kashmiri leader Asiya Andrabi for unfurling Pakistani flag on 23 March and singing national anthem along with some of her supporters. Syed Asiya Andrabi is the founding leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat which is associated with All Parties Hurriyat Conference in the Kashmir valley.

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March 25, 2015


Youth hurls shoe at Indian politician

PUNE: A youth attacked Indian politician Nitin Gadkari with a shoe at an election rally here Monday. According to Indian media, the incident occurred when Gadkari arrived for the rally held in support of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. The BJP activists at the venue immediately handed over the person to police. Indian media citing police…

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October 6, 2014


PTI politician killed in D.I Khan blast

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A local politician was killed along with his driver and security guard in a roadside blast near Dera Ismail Khan town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, SAMAA reported Monday. According to police and security officials, Faqir Jamshed was travelling in a car with two accomplices when a blast hit their vehicle in Madhi Road…

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August 4, 2014


Leftist politician Sabahi to run for Egypt presidency

CAIRO: Egyptian leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi announced on Saturday he would be running for the presidency in a forthcoming election, enlivening a race that army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win.Sabahi came third in the 2012 election won by Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was deposed by the…

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February 9, 2014


Female politician suggests Indian women invited assault

DELHI: An Indian female politician and activist has said victims of sexual assaults may have invited attacks by their clothes and behaviour, fuelling a national debate over a series of incidents of sexual violence against women.Asha Mirje, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in western Maharashtra state, questioned at a meeting on Tuesday why a…

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January 29, 2014


Indian politician Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case

NEW DELHI: Chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad was convicted on Monday by a court in the fodder scam corruption case, Indian media reports said.The conviction disqualifies him from Parliament and renders him ineligible for contesting elections for at least six years.Another 44 accused, including former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra, six politicians…

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September 30, 2013


Tunisia faces street protests after opposition politician slain

TUNIS: Shops and banks in Tunisia wereclosed and all flights cancelled on Friday as the country bracedfor more street violence a day after the assassination of anopposition politician.Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead on Thursday in the second suchpolitical killing this year, which prompted violent protestsagainst the Islamist-led government in the capital and othercities and a…

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July 26, 2013


Kuwait court scraps opposition politician's 5-year jail term

KUWAIT: A Kuwaiti appeals court on Monday overturned a five-year jail sentence given to an opposition politician convicted of insulting the ruling emir in a speech, a defense lawyer said.Under Kuwait's legal system, Musallam al-Barrak could still receive another sentence. The case will continue at the appeals court next month, lawyer Mohammed Abdel Kadr al-Jassim…

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May 27, 2013


Kuwait opposition politician gets bail in insult case

KUWAIT: A prominent Kuwaiti opposition politician convicted of insulting the ruling emir was granted bail on Monday, his lawyer said, prompting celebrations by supporters who packed the court building and defusing tensions over his case.Musallam al-Barrak, an outspoken former member of parliament, was sentenced to five years in jail last week for remarks made at…

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April 22, 2013


US slams killing of MQM’s politician

Staff ReportWASHINGTON: The United States on Saturday condemned the killing of MQM’ candidate Fakhrul Islam in Hyderabad. In a statement, White House said that such attacks would not deter Pakistanis from becoming a democratic nation. On Thursday, Fakhrul Islam, who was to take part in the general election on MQM ticket, was killed in a…

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April 13, 2013


Hina Khar declared top glamorous politician in world

This report sheds light on Hina Khar’s top position in world’s glamorous female politicians.

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March 16, 2013


Hillary Clinton most popular U.S. politician, poll shows

WASHINGTON: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most popular U.S. politician, surpassing fellow Democrats President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as well as leading Republicans, a national poll found.Sixty-one percent of American voters approve of Clinton, a possible U.S. presidential candidate for 2016, while 34 percent said they had an unfavorable…

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February 9, 2013


Veteran politician Qazi Hussain Ahmed dies

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Veteran politician and former Ameer of Jamaat e Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, has passed away, SAMAA reports on Sunday late night.The cause of his death was reported to be the heart attack.He was 74 and will be laid to rest in Nowshera.In November 2012, he had escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when…

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January 5, 2013


Israeli TV star-turned-politician seeks social reform

TEL AVIV: In a matter of months, Yair Lapid has turned from heartthrob television news anchor into a rising star of Israeli politics, leading a new centrist party into elections on January 22.Lapid, 49, may prove an attractive coalition partner for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party, which is widely forecast to lead the…

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January 3, 2013


Only a politician can become caretaker PM: Kaira

Staff ReportFAISALABAD: Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that only a politician can become caretaker prime minister, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.Talking to newsmen here, Kaira said that caretaker setup will be installed in consultation with opposition and all other political parties.He said if Tahirul Qadri has any proposal for the betterment of the electoral…

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January 2, 2013