Mural brings Tuscany to a Maspeth alley
When Paola Belotti attended a barbecue that was hosted in the alleyway behind Maspeth Discount Liquors some years back, she was distracted by the graffiti covering the surrounding walls, particular...
Maspeth house break-in thwarted by nabes
Several thugs attempted to burglarize a Maspeth house just before 1 p.m. on August 6, a gutsy move when many pairs of eyes could simply look out the window and see that something was out of place. ...
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the defense minister said, warning demonstrators against storming government buildings. Dashing chances of a peace deal between the government and protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri, protesters stormed the state television building and have also tried to march on Sharif's residence in central Islamabad. Defense Minister Khawaja Asif told Reuters in an interview at his house hours after the storming of the state television building the government would not hesitate to enforce its writ and was considering cracking down against those attacking state institutions. "If not mass arrests, selective use of force can be used," Asif said, describing one option the government may decide to exercise following a meeting between Sharif and his top aides.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister's residence.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A security alert over a suspected bomb has shut down the main motorway through Belfast, triggering traffic chaos on the 20th anniversary of the Irish Republican Army's cease-fire.