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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court reinstates sacked parliament

Colombo: Sri Lanka´s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena´s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. Wickremesinghe´s party led the petitions...

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120 Zaireen stranded in Iraq’s Baghdad airport returns Pakistan

Pakistani Zaireen, who were stranded at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq for the last two days — some even longer — have returned to Pakistan safely, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal shared on Twitter on Saturday. Welcoming the Zaireen back, Dr Faisal said that an inquiry was being initiated against the tour operator whose "inefficiency led to...

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Sattar vows to disclose names of individuals holding properties in Dubai after MQMP ouster

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movemnet (Pakistan) disgruntled leader, Farooq Sattar on Friday vowed to disclose the names of individuals who own properties in Dubai. “I will lay bare the secrets of people [who] have made and owned properties in Dubai in a week,” Sattar added, explaining that he had challenged party leaders Amir Khan and Kunwar Naveed Jamil to call a...

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Anti Encroachment operation in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area

KARACHI: On Friday, another episode of anti-encroachment operation was conducted here Friday night in the metropolis’ Gulistan-e-Johar area, authorities confirmed. In the first round, the Karachi Development Authority’s (KDA) Anti-Encroachment Cell brought out its heavy machinery to lay waste to the small shops located near Safari Park on University Road. “Illegal stalls” and vendors located on the green belt near...

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Imam head injury overshadows Pakistan triumph

Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday but the match was overshadowed by a worrying injury to opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq who was taken to hospital after being hit by a short ball. Imam, on 16, was forced to retire after a short delivery from fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the...

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Pakistani govt to celebrate month of Rabiul Awwal officially

ISLAMABAD: The federal government announced on Saturday that it will officially celebrate the month of Rabiul Awwal. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the governments decision on Twitter. حکومت پاکستان نے ماہ ربیع الاول کو سرکاری طور پر منانے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے، اس سلسلے میں وزارت اطلاعات نے محمد مصطفیُ سرکار دو عالم رحمت العالمین رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ...

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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi debuts in London

LONDON: China’s Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 8 Pro smartphone in London Thursday, making a UK debut as the tech giant ramps up its European presence before an expected American launch next month. Xiaomi, which is looking to gain ground on rivals Apple, Huawei and Samsung, revealed the flagship product at a launch event at the Barbican Centre. The Mi 8...

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Sushmita Sen to tie the knot with model Rohman Shawl: reports

Web Desk: The 42-year-old Sushmita Sen is currently dating Rohman Shawl, a 27-year-old model and planning to tie the knot soon. According to DNA, “Sushmita and Rohman were dating for two months after they met at a fashion gala and enjoy a good equation. The duo has even discussed the idea of marriage and if things go as planned, they...

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Russia clashes with Western oil buyers over new deals as sanctions loom

Russian energy majors are putting pressure on Western oil buyers to use euros instead of dollars for payments and introducing penalty clauses in contracts as Moscow seeks protection against possible new U.S. sanctions. Seven industry sources told Reuters that Western oil majors and trading houses have clashed with Russia’s third and fourth biggest producers, Gazprom Neft and Surgutneftegaz, over 2019...

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Australia beat proteas to break losing streak

Adelaide, Australia: Australia snapped a seven-game losing streak to beat South Africa by seven runs in the second one-dayer in Adelaide on Friday, keeping the series alive and boosting their battered confidence. Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday The...

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SC to hear DG Lahore NAB alleged fake degree case on Monday

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear a petition next week concerning an alleged fake academic degree held by Director General National Accountability Bureau (DG NAB) Lahore Major (Retd) Saleem Shehzad. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the case on Monday, November 12th. The court has also issued notice...

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Assets Beyond Mean Case: Hamza Shehbaz appears before NAB

LAHORE: On Friday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz appeared before officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets beyond means case. The leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly and his brother, Salman Shehbaz, had been summoned by NAB Lahore today, in a case pertaining to owing assets beyond their known sources of income. Hamza appeared...

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2nd ODI: Pakistan beat NZ by six wickets to level series 1-1

ABU DHABI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs. Batting...

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US ‘war on terror’ killed 500,000 people: study

WASHINGTON: About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday. The report by Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs put the death toll at between 480,000 and 507,000 people — but...

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Faizabad Sit in: SC to hear suo motu case on November 16th

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Supreme Court will hear the suo motu case of Tehreek-e-Labbaik's sit-in at Faizabad last year, according to media reports on Friday. The matter has been fixed for hearing on November 16 before the bench that would consist of Qazi Justice Faiz Esa and Justice Musheer Alam. According to the local news channel that the...

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Kabul, Afghan Taliban attend peace talks in Moscow

Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations. Russia hopes "through joint efforts to open a new page in the history of Afghanistan," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said as the talks opened at a Moscow hotel on Friday morning. He said that...

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SC puts a stay over release of terrorists convicted by Military Courts

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan put a stay over  the imminent release of 68 terror suspects, suspending a Peshawar High Court verdict setting aside their convictions that had been awarded by military courts. The Peshawar High Court had earlier declared void the convictions of the said suspects in terrorism-related cases, and ordered their release. A Supreme Court...

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