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Ghusal-e-Kaba ceremony held at Masjid al-Haram Makkah

MAKKAH: On Tuesday, Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia. Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal performed the practice using Zamzam water mixed with rose. It is pertinent to mention that every year the washing ceremony of Holy House of Allah takes place.

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Three Pakistanis honoured with Queen’s Young Leaders Awards in Britain

On Tuesday, three young Pakistanis were honoured with the Queen's Young Leaders Awards here at the Buckingham Palace, with the UK's Elizabeth II bestowing the accolades to the youth in a festive ceremony. Haroon Yasin, Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi, and Mahnoor Syed are the three young Pakistanis who have made their motherland proud with their big achievement. We’re excited to announce...

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Watch: Shehbaz Sharif couldn’t stop himself from singing a melodious ‘Ghazal’ in Karachi

Web Desk: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, who is in Karachi now a days for a election campaign couldn't hold himself from singing a melodious Ghazal. Shehbaz Sharif gave his vocals in melodious Ghazal "Akelay Na Jana" originally sung by Ahmed Rushdi. Watch: #ShehbazSharif couldn't stop himself from singing a melodious 'Ghazal' in Karachi Read More: https://t.co/9uOMUBEdFw #Newsonepk...

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India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife: global poll

LONDON: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi...

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Saudi woman drives F1 car on historic day

LE CASTELLET: Aseel Al-Hamad drove a Renault Formula One car around the French Grand Prix circuit in front of thousands of fans on Sunday and declared the start of a new era for Saudi women in motorsport. The lap of Le Castellet’s Paul Ricard track, in a race-winning 2012 Lotus Renault E20, came on the day a ban ended on...

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MBS holds secret meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu: Report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held secret meetings with the leaders of the Saudi Arabian and United Arab Emirates, media reports have claimed. The Israel's Maariv newspaper reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have held secret meetings in Amman. The two leaders met at the Royal Palace in...

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Jacinda Ardern and Benazir Bhutto: Two leaders, two very different tales of pregnancies

AUCKLAND: Instagram posts, national excitement and well-wishing from political rivals: Jacinda Ardern’s journey to motherhood was very different to that made three decades earlier by Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the only other world leader to have given birth while in office. Ardern’s daughter came into the world on Thursday, 28 years after the late Bhutto’s daughter Bakhtawar was born....

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Rich leaders of poor nation has assets of million worth and beyond

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday shared information of assets of prominent electoral candidates including former president Asif Ali Zardari, PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Maryam Nawaz. The details show that leaders of the poor nation are very wealthy. Zardari owns assets worth over Rs758,669,073, Imran Khan over Rs3.8 million, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam...

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QB teams up with Jason Derulo for World Cup anthem

he Pakistan football team might not be present in Russia to represent the country in one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but Pakistani football fans can take solace knowing that a bit of Pakistani flavour is present in this year's mega event. Pakistani singer Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has teamed up with American singer and dancer Jason Derulo for a desi...

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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50 per cent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes...

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UAE warns rebels unconditional´withdrawal from Yemen port

DUBAI: The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled. "There can be no conditions in any offers to withdraw," the United Arab Emirates´ minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash told a press conference...

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Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump

KATHMANDU: Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world’s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre peak. “It is disgusting, an eyesore,”...

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No exchange of sweets at Wagah-Attari border on Eid due to simmering tensions

AMRITSAR: According to Indian times, there will not be any exchange of sweets at Wagah-Attari border on the occasion of Eid, on Saturday, between the Border Security Force (BSF) troops and the Pakistani Rangers, as per sources. This came in the light of simmering tension between India and Pakistan after the ceasefire violations in the Jammu region. According to the...

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Water pressure mounts as growing population lives amid fear of drought

Pakistan’s water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants. So there was little surprise when, on June 6, during a spell of unseasonably high temperatures, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued...

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UN report on abuses in Kashmiri calls to set a commission of inquiry

ISLAMABAD: Following the launch of the first-ever United Nations report on the human rights situation in Kashmir that pointed to impunity for rights abuses and lack of access to justice in India-held Kashmir, the world body’s human rights chief on Thursday said he would ask the Human Rights Council to set up a ‘commission of inquiry’ — the UN’s highest-level...

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Shawwal moon sighted in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Eid-ul-Fitr to be on Friday

Web Desk: The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Turkey, Palestine and other gulf countries of the world. Following the moon sighting, the first day of Eid will fall on Friday, June 15. As per media reports, the International Astronomy Centre said that the crescent of Shawwal moon was sighted in Jebel Hafeet,...

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Dubai real estate described as money-laundering haven: Report

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released on Tuesday alleges. The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, offers evidence to support the long-whispered rumors about Dubai's real-estate boom. It identifies some...

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