Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumbawa

SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at...

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Facebbok’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb misinformation

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumours”, company executives said on Monday. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event...

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Turkey planning international investigation into Jamal Khashoggi case

ANKARA: Turkey is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in the coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by state-owned media. Khashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and began writing for the Washington Post...

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Oscars race kicks into high gear with nominations reveal

LOS ANGELES: Will Black Panther get the best picture nod? Will Roma be Netflix's first contender for the Academy's top prizes? Will "A Star Is Born" rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes? All will be revealed on Tuesday morning before dawn in Los Angeles, when the nominations for the Oscars — Hollywood's most coveted awards — are unveiled, just over a month before...

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PM Imran meets Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

DOHA: On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. A red carpet was rolled out to welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan upon his arrival and he was given a guard of honour. Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI Official Welcome Ceremony and Guard of Honour at Diwan-e-Amiri Doha Qatar. (21.01.19)#PTI #PMIKVisitsQatar...

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Mohammad Abbas only Pakistani player in ICC’s Test Team of the year

Web Desk: Pace bowler Mohammad Abbas has been named in the International Cricket Council’s Test Team of the Year announced on Tuesday. Abbas, who turned the batting friendly surfaces of the UAE into landmines for batsmen, scalping 17 wickets in the two-Test series against Australia, finished 2018 with 38 wickets from seven Tests at 13.76, with three five-wicket hauls and...

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Sahiwal Massacre: Head says not possible to submit JIT report today

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Punjab Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah, who is heading the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal killings, said it is not possible to submit a final report on the incident by 5pm today. The JIT head along with team members visited the site of the incident and recorded statements of...

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SC directs authorities to continue razing unlawful construction in Karachi

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed city authorities to demolish unlawful constructions across Karachi. During the hearing of a case pertaining to illegal buildings in the metropolitan that was being held at the top court's Karachi registry, the bench also barred the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) from issuing no-objection certificates for construction of commercial buildings unless...

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