Saudi admits journalist Khashoggi dismembered in consulate

RIYADH: Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, Riyadh's public prosecutor said Thursday. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and vocal dissident, died after being drugged by the five accused and then dismembered, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said in the first...

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SP Tahir Dawar’s murder in Afghanistan raises serious questions over Afghan authorities: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Thursday has condemned the brutal murder of late SP Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan. “We have lost a brave police officer. His abduction, move to Afghanistan, murder and follow up behavior of Afghan authorities raises questions, which indicate involvement or resources more than a terrorist organization in Afghanistan,” DG ISPR tweeted. Brutal murder...

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Djokovic through after dismantling Zverev, Cilic still in hunt

Novak Djokovic has 834 Tour match wins in his storied career but the latest, a 6-4 6-1 rout of young German Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Wednesday, will not be one for his scrapbook. There were few moments to test the 02 Arena’s crowd decibel-level monitor — a new gimmick this year — but despite not feeling well,...

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Cricket Australia says country comes before IPL

Players picked in Australia´s World Cup squad won´t be allowed to take part in the final few weeks of the Indian Premier League, cricket bosses said Thursday in a bid to ensure country comes first. The lucrative IPL Twenty20 tournament usually runs from late March till mid May with the World Cup in England and Wales starting on May 30....

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Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

In Pakistan´s bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster. Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan...

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2 Billion Dollars worth of remittances for Pakistan in October

Remittances to Pakistan touched $2 billion in October this year – the second time the inflow from expatriate Pakistanis living in different countries totalled the $2 billion figure in 2018. According to analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), October remittances stayed above the average monthly remittances of $1.7 billion. The increase in remittances was driven primarily by the weakening...

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