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Asad, Shehzad fifties steer Gladiators to playoffs Faizan Lakhani

Asad, Shehzad fifties steer Gladiators to playoffs  Faizan Lakhani

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators have confirmed their position in the play-offs of the second edition of Pakistan Super League, with an epic six-wicket win against Karachi Kings in Dubai on Thursday. Chasing a target of 155 runs, Quetta Gladiators went off to a flying start as both the openers smashed half centuries to post opening stand […]

Israeli bombing kills two Palestinians in Gaza, its health ministry says

Israeli bombing kills two Palestinians in Gaza, its health ministry says

GAZA (Reuters) – The Gaza Health Ministry said an Israeli bombing of a tunnel near the Egyptian border killed two Palestinians on Thursday, but the military denied any involvement. The Gaza Health ministry spokesman said in a statement the two men were “martyred and five other people were wounded as a result of being targeted […]

Iran leader rebuffs Trump’s warning on missiles

Iran leader rebuffs Trump’s warning on missiles

DUBAI (Reuters) – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed Donald Trump s warning to Iran to stop its missile tests, saying the new U.S. president had shown the “real face” of American corruption. In his first speech since Trump s inauguration, Iran s supreme leader called on Iranians to respond to Trump s “threats” on Feb. 10, the anniversary of Iran s […]

Trump reiterates U.S. support to Turkey in call with Erdogan: White House

Trump reiterates U.S. support to Turkey in call with Erdogan: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump reiterated “U.S. support to Turkey as a strategic partner and NATO ally” during a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, the White House said. Trump also spoke about the two countries’ “shared commitment to combatting terrorism in all its forms” and welcomed Turkey’s contributions to the […]

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The Syrian Justice Ministry denied the Amnesty report, calling it completely “devoid of truth”, Syrian state news agency SANA reported late on Tuesday. […]

Israel stealing land of Palestinians: Arab League

Israel stealing land of Palestinians: Arab League

CAIRO (Yes News) – The Arab League has said that Israel is stealing the land of Palestinians. The statement came after Israeli move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.  “The law in question is only a cover for stealing the land and appropriating the property of Palestinians,” […]

China to invest $25 billion in Xinjiang roads: China Daily

China to invest $25 billion in Xinjiang roads: China Daily

XINJIANG (Reuters)  -China plans to invest about 170 billion yuan ($24.81 billion) in roads in the conflict-prone far western region of Xinjiang, the official China Daily reported on Wednesday. Hundreds have died in recent years in unrest in Xinjiang, blamed by Beijing on militants who want to establish an independent state called East Turkestan. But […]

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission fails

Japan’s troubled ‘space junk’ mission fails

TOKYO: An experimental Japanese mission to clear ‘space junk’ or rubbish from the Earth’s orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarassment for Tokyo. Over 100 million pieces of garbage are thought to be whizzing around the planet, including cast-off equipment from old satellites and bits of rocket, which experts say could […]

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudia Arabia in four months: media report

39,000 Pakistanis deported from Saudia Arabia in four months: media report

RIYADH: At least 39,000 Pakistanis have been deported from the Saudia Arabia in the past four months for violating the rules of residence and work, informed Saudi Gazette. The paper also said that the involvement of a number of Pakistani nationals in some terror-related actions became a caused of public worry, further adding that Pakistanis […]

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

BEIRUT: As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian government prison near Damascus, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the regime of a “policy of extermination.” Titled Human Slaughterhouse: Mass hanging and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty’s damning report is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, detainees, and […]

Missing Indian trainee commandos went home without permission

Missing Indian trainee commandos went home without permission

NEW DELHI (Yes News) – The Indian trainee commandos who went missing from a train while going for duty actually went home without seeking any permission from their officials. The 59 commandoes belong to India’s elite jungle warfare unit and counter-Maoist squad Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA). They were on their way to Gaya in […]

Turkey detains some 400 IS suspects in nationwide raids

Turkey detains some 400 IS suspects in nationwide raids

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish police on Sunday detained hundreds of suspected members of the Islamic State extremist group in nationwide raids, just over a month after an attack on an Istanbul nightclub claimed by the extremists. Among around 400 detained in the biggest operation so far against IS after the New Year attack were foreigners […]

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