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Iran’s Khamenei blames Gulf states for military parade attack

DUBAI: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the worst assaults ever against the Revolutionary Guards, the most...

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Japan races to find survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

MIHARA: Rescuers in Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed widespread floods and landslides that killed nearly 100, with dozens missing. Rain tapered off across the western region battered by last week’s downpour, revealing blue skies and scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86°F), fuelling fears of...

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Burhan Wani’s anniversary observed across world

Srinagar: Kashmiris on both sides of the line of control and all across the world observed the second martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, today, with the reaffirmation of their pledge to continue the freedom struggle till the martyrs’ mission was duly accomplished. According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), complete shutdown, marked by curfew and other...

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Abdul Sattar Eidhi 2nd death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi 2nd Death anniversary is being observed today, who passed away at the age of 88 in Karachi on 8 July, 2016. “He wished to be buried in the same clothes he used to wear. He also wanted to donate his body parts, but only his cornea can be donated as rest...

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Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness: Naval chief

KARACHI: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi reiterated on Saturday that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken for weakness and the country is fully capable of responding effectively to any act of aggression. He was addressing the 109th passing-out parade of Pakistan Navy Midshipmen at the Naval Academy, where he was the chief guest of the...

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Summit Bank Chairman Hussain Lawai apprehended by FIA, told to be Zardari’s good friend

ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari's close friend Hussain Lawai has been arrested by the Federal Investigative Agency(FIA) on Friday on the allegations of money laundering, Newsone reported. Following the arrest, investigations to probe the matter are underway. Hussain Lawai was stopped from travelling abroad a few days ago. Talking to private news channel that Lawai said he is unaware...

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Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of US troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo landed in Pyongyang and met Kim Yong Chol, a senior North Korean official who played a central role...

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Ashiana Housing Scam: Fawad Hasan Fawad arrested by NAB, sources claim

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested one of the senior-most bureaucrats, Fawad Hasan Fawad, in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scam, Newsone reported. However, NAB officials claimed that no arrest has been made but the top civil servant is being investigated. Earlier, Fawad was summoned by NAB today for questioning in the housing scheme scam. He has...

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CJP orders way out to decrease petroleum prices, to ease public burden

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the relevant stake holders to find the way out so that the prices of petroleum prices decrease. Chief Justice was heading a three member bench hearing the recent surge in petroleum prices. Expressing concern at yet another Rs7.5 hike in the price of petroleum, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked...

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India asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

MUMBAI: India has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob beatings across the country in the past few months. With more than 200 million users in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world, false news and videos circulating on the...

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World Cup 2018 enters for last-eight battles

MOSCOW: England became the last team to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals after a dramatic penalty shootout as favourites Brazil and fancied France trained their sights on their last-eight opponents. England´s victory against Colombia takes Gareth Southgate´s team into what looks like a winnable match against Sweden, who edged out Switzerland 1-0 earlier on Tuesday. Both teams are in...

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At least six killed in Lahore due to continuous heavy downpour

LAHORE: At least six people were dead in monsoon downpours that have caused the streets of Lahore to flood. According to sources in Rescue 1122, two people were killed as the roof of their warehouse collapsed in Gumti bazaar owing to heavy downpour. Another person died of electrocution in China Scheme area of Gujar Pura. Rescue sources further said that...

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UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he heard "unimaginable" accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to Bangladesh's refugee camps and called for Myanmar to be held responsible for "crimes" against the Rohingya. Guterres described the situation for the persecuted Muslim minority as "a humanitarian and human rights nightmare" before touring makeshift shelters crammed with people who escaped a huge Myanmar...

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Taliban residing outside Afghanistan hindrance to US-led peace talks: Alice Wells

KABUL: “Right now it’s the Taliban leaders, and frankly it’s Taliban leaders who aren’t residing in Afghanistan,  who are the obstacle to a negotiated political settlement,” said Alice Wells, one of the State Department’s top officials dealing with Afghanistan. Her remarks were made on Saturday but embargoed for release on Sunday. The Taliban, fighting to restore their version of strict...

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Trump warns OPEC, threatens European companies against Iran ties

BERKELEY HEIGHTS: US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) with a warning to stop manipulating oil markets and piled pressure on close US allies in an interview that aired on Sunday with a threat to sanction European companies that do business with Iran. In an interview with Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with...

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At least 19 killed as deadly blast hits eastern Afghan city

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: An explosion hit the center of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people, including several members of the small Sikh minority, provincial government officials said. The blast, hours after President Ashraf Ghani had opened a hospital in Jalalabad, damaged shops and buildings around Mukhaberat square in the city, said governor’s spokesman Attaullah...

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Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes

DUBAI: Iran called for calm on Sunday after protests in a southern city over water shortages turned violent overnight with reports of police shooting at demonstrators who attacked banks and public buildings. “No one has been killed in the unrest and just one person has been wounded in a shooting,” said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, quoted by the state...

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