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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Fawad Chaudhry excommunicated from parliamentary proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was barred from attending Thursday’s Senate session after he failed to apologise as directed by the Senate chairman for inciting uproar during yesterday’s session. Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani earlier today demanded an apology from Chaudhry and warned the info minister that he would be barred from the Senate if he failed to apologise, as the...

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Two accused dead in Police Operation

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PM Khan orders inquiry over SP Dawar Murder, terms it shocking

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he has ordered an immediate inquiry into “the shocking tragedy of the murder” of Superintendent Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar, who had gone missing from Islamabad late last month. “Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar and ordered KP govt to coordinate with Islamabad police in...

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MCC gives umpires greater discretion over beamers

LONDON: Umpires will have greater discretion over what constitutes a dangerous delivery from 2019, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced Wednesday. The umpires will have more flexibility over whether a beamer - a delivery aimed at the batsman´s head - is deemed to be dangerous. It marks a major rethink by the MCC, the guardians of the laws of cricket. In...

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EU summit to endorse Brexit deal on November 25

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders will meet on November 25 to endorse the divorce deal with Britain and a political declaration on the future relationship, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Thursday. “If nothing extraordinary happens, we will hold a European Council meeting in order to finalize and formalize the Brexit agreement. It will take place on Sunday,...

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