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Egypt ex-President Mohammed Morsi dies in Court proceedings

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi on Monday collapsed during a court session and died, state television reported. State TV reported that the 67-year-old was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died. His body was taken to a hospital, it said. "He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became...

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Egypt ex-President Mohammed Morsi dies in Court proceedings

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi on Monday collapsed during a court session and died, state television reported. State TV reported that the 67-year-old was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died. His body was taken to a hospital, it said. "He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became...

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Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

Thirty people were killed late on Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV. “The death toll...

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ISPR announces high-level appointments in Pakistan Army

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday announced major high-level appointments. According to the official statement issued today, Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was appointed as Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) while Lieutenant General Amir Abbasi was appointed Quarter Master General of the Grand Headquarters, Rawalpindi. The Lieutenant General Moazzam Ijaz was appointed as Engineer...

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Maryam invites Bilawal amid reports of escalating cooperation against govt

LAHORE: On the invitation of Maryam Nawaz, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrived at Jati Umra on Sunday amid reports of escalating cooperation among opposition parties against the government. The meeting is being held in the backdrop of PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari's arrest in the fake accounts case last...

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Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with US

DUSHANBE: Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region. Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed with global powers, after...

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PM Khan calls for establishment of framework to combat corruption

BISHKEK: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday urged members of the Shanghai Organisation Council (SCO) to establish a comprehensive framework for combating corruption and white-collar crime. Addressing a session of SCO’s Council Head of the States meeting in Bishkek, the PM said Pakistan provides the vital connectivity between the Middle East and China and Central and South Asia. He said,...

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Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman: shipping firms

DUBAI: Two oil tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, shipping firms and industry sources said Thursday, sending oil prices as much as four percent higher a month after four other tankers were damaged by limpet mines in the region. One of the tankers, the Front Altair, carrying a cargo of petrochemical feed-stock, was ablaze in...

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Have to put national interests above politics: Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Wednesday have to put national interest above politics and the government has a message for the public of decreasing its expenditures. Speaking in a press conference post unveiling of the federal budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, the Adviser to PM said country's...

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Shipwrecked: 65 Rohingyas found on Thai island

BANGKOK: Thai officials said they discovered 65 ethnic Rohingya Muslim refugees on Tuesday who were shipwrecked and stranded in southern Thailand. The passengers — 28 men, 31 women and five children — were stranded on Rawi island in Tarutao National Park in Thailand’s southern Satun province after the boat suffered engine trouble, a park official said. The chief of Tarutao...

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Important to understand fundamental flaws of our economy: Shaikh

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Monday it is important for us to understand the fundamental flaws in our economy while realizing Pakistan's considerable indebtedness. Addressing the press conference presenting the Pakistan Economic Survey report on the economy for fiscal 2018-19 prior to the presentation of the federal budget for...

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Iran urges Europe to normalise economic ties with it or face consequences

LONDON: Iran said Sunday Europe was in no position to criticize Tehran for its military capabilities and called on the region's leaders to normalize trade ties with the Islamic Republic despite US sanctions or face consequences. President Donald Trump last year withdrew the United States from world powers’ 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sweeping sanctions. Trump condemned the...

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US, Russia trade charges after near naval collision

WASHINGTON: Russia and the United States on Friday accused each other of dangerous manoeuvres after their naval ships came close to a collision in the East China Sea. Russia's Pacific Fleet said that the USS Chancellorsville guided-missile cruiser suddenly cut across the course of its Admiral Vinogradov anti-submarine ship, passing in front of it at a distance of just 50...

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British PM Theresa May quits as party leader, starting succession race

British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control over the direction of Britain's tortuous departure from the European...

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Trump administration suspends US educational programs for migrant children

The Trump administration is suspending educational, legal and recreational programs for migrant children in its custody, saying an influx of children crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian was putting a “tremendous strain” on the resources of the agency tasked with housing them. The agency that houses migrant children — the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) — asked...

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COAS, Politicians urges people to help the poor on Eidul Fitr

As the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced the sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal, messages from civil and military leaders began flown in with a general consensus on helping the poor and less-privileged during the festivities of Eidul Fitr. Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, tweeted Eid...

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President Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan on June 27th

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country's relationship with its neighbour and mend ties that are often characterised by mistrust and tit-for-tat accusations. In his message to mark Eidul Fitr, Ghani said he agreed to visit Prime Minister Imran Khan after the two leaders met last...

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