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Judge video scandal: FIA conducts raid at PML-N leader Nasir Butt’s residence

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday night conducted a raid at a Rawalpindi house owned by Nasir Butt — a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader who is the central figure in the controversy surrounding leaked videos of accountability judge Arshad Malik. Nasir Butt had fled to London before the videos surfaced, said FIA's cybercrime wing sources. The sources,...

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Trump vows appeal up to Supreme Court after loss on travel ban

HONOLULU/NEW YORK: A defiant President Donald Trump has pledged to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to fight for his revised travel ban, parts of which were halted by two different federal judges in recent days. The legal path forward will be challenging, though, as lawsuits work their way through federal courts on opposite sides of the country,...

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Israel carries out air strikes on Syria: army

Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft carried out several strikes on Syria overnight, prompting the launch of ground-to-air missiles in response, one of which was intercepted, the army said on Friday. It was the most serious incident between the two countries, which remain technically at war, since civil war broke out in Syria in March 2011. "Overnight... aircraft targeted several targets in Syria,"...

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Pakistan takes up issue of missing keepers of Nizamuddin shrine

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to an Indian request to recover missing top clerics at the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said all concerned agencies are looking into the matter. It should be mentioned here that two Indian clerics, including the head keeper of New Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah, went missing in Pakistan. Pakistani government has received a request...

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Taliban car bomb hits army base in eastern Afghanistan

A suicide car bomb detonated near an army base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday, killing one soldier and wounding several before the army repelled at attack on the base by four gunmen, the district chief said. The blast, 50 meters from the base, was heard several miles away and damaged several shops, homes and a school,...

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COAS Bajwa meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Chinese Foreign office in Beijing where the two reaffirmed the friendship and cooperation between the two nations. According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Army on Friday, the Chinese minister expressed complete understanding...

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Sarfraz admits Sharjeel’s absence will be felt during Windies tour

LAHORE: Pakistan T20 and ODI captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes suspended opener Sharjeel Khan’s absence will be felt during the upcoming Pakistan tour to West Indies. Speaking to media at the end of the team’s training camp in Lahore, Sarfraz said the absence of Sharjeel, who has been provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board for alleged spot-fixing during the Pakistan...

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Apple says to add two more R&D centers in China

Apple will set up two new research and development centres in Shanghai and Suzhou in China, it said in a statement in its Chinese website on Friday. Apple said it is adding the two new locations after the two previously announced centres in Beijing and Shenzhen. It has pledged to invest more than 3.5 billion yuan in research and development...

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Saudi king’s China trip nets agreements ‘worth billions’

BEIJING: China and Saudi Arabia signed agreements potentially worth tens of billions of dollars on Thursday, Beijing said, as President Xi Jinping welcomed Saudi King Salman on a state visit. The visit by the 81-year-old king comes as China pursues a charm offensive towards the Middle East, where it has previously kept a low profile. The trip returns the favour...

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US denies targeting Syria mosque: Centcom

The US military said Thursday it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid. “We did not target a mosque, but the building that we did target ─ which was where the meeting took place...

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Six terrorists killed, 2 FC men martyred in Khyber Agency clashes

KHYBER AGENCY: At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel embraced martyrdom and six terrorists were killed in two separate incidents in Charsadda and Khyber Agency today (Friday). According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), militants from across Pakistan-Afghan border reportedly attacked an FC checkpost in Khyber Agency. The security forces effectively retaliated the attack and killed six terrorists however, two FC...

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Air strikes on north Syria mosque kill 42: monitor

DAMASCUS: At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians,” said the head of the Britain-based Observatory Rami Abdel...

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Emirati soldier killed serving in Saudi-led war in Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The United Arab Emirates says one of its soldiers has been killed while serving in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. A short military statement Thursday on the state-run WAM news agency announced the soldier's death, without offering a cause. The UAE is one of Saudi Arabia's main allies in its war against Yemen's Shiite rebels, known...

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Irish tourist was raped, strangled in Indian state of Goa

PANAJI, India: A female Irish tourist whose body was found in the western beach state of Goa was raped and strangled, police said Thursday. Police officer Umesh Gaonkar said an autopsy showed that cerebral damage and constriction of the neck caused her death. The body of the 28-year-old woman was found Tuesday by a farmer on an isolated beach near...

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FIA serves notices to players involved in PSL spot fixing scandal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sent notices to cricketers Sharjeel Khan, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif and Muhammad Irfan for their role in spot fixing during Pakistan Super League 2017. According to a spokesperson of interior ministry, the cricketers have been asked to appear and record their statement on March 20 and 21. The spokesperson further said that FIA started...

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China, Pakistan agree to further increase military cooperation

China and Pakistan on Thursday agreed to continue and further increase military cooperation between the two countries, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The development came during Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa’s three-day trip to China. The army chief thanked the Chinese leadership for their defence support and cooperation and termed it as a...

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At least three injured in French school shooting, one arrested: officials

PARIS: At least three people were injured after a shooting at a high school in the small southern French town of Grasse, and a 17-year old student carrying a rifle, handguns and grenades was arrested, the interior ministry and police sources added. "The individual does not seem to be known by police," one police source said. A second source said...

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