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Pakistani textiles made a mark in Texworld 2017 in Paris

Pakistani textiles made a mark in Texworld 2017 in Paris

Pakistan’s high quality and value added textile products were showcased at the 3- day 40th edition of Texworld show held from 6th to 9th of this month in Paris. In all twenty six renowned Pakistani Companies participated in the exhibition and displayed variety of high end fabrics, sundries, accessories and sophisticated cotton wears including knit […]

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 […]

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

Eighteen killed in massage parlour fire in China

BEIJING: Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlour in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said. The fire broke out at around 5:26 PM (9:26 AM GMT) Sunday in eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It was extinguished […]

Canadians form human chain around mosque in show of solidarity with Muslims

Canadians form human chain around mosque in show of solidarity with Muslims

In a show of solidarity with the Muslim community, dozens of people formed a protective “human chain” around the Ottawa Mosque in Canada’s capital city before Friday prayers, after six died in a shooting in Quebec City. The gesture delivered a strong message of condemning racism, division, and Islamophobia. People arriving for Friday prayers and […]

Bangladesh teen dies after angry batsman hurls stump

Bangladesh teen dies after angry batsman hurls stump

DHAKA: A 14-year-old cricketer has died in Bangladesh after he was hit by a stump thrown by an angry batsman during a friendly game between neighbourhood teams, police said Monday. Faisal Hossain was fielding in the southeastern port city of Chittagong when the batsman was given out, assistant police commissioner Jahangir Alam told AFP. “The […]

UNHCR chief says safe zones would not work in Syria

UNHCR chief says safe zones would not work in Syria

ZURICH: The head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that safe zones would not work inside Syria for people fleeing the country’s nearly six-year-old war. US President Donald Trump said last week he would “absolutely do safe zones in Syria” for refugees escaping violence and that Europe had made a mistake by […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate U.N. allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Security forces and police have committed mass killings and gang rapes and burned villages in northern Rakhine state, a U.N. investigation published on Friday found. “I did speak […]

Questions arise over data protection of British Pakistanis

Questions arise over data protection of British Pakistanis

LONDON: Pakistan High Commission has opened “expression of interest” to give contract of visa serves for Pakistan to a new company but questions surrounding transparency and protection of data of Pakistani nationals have surfaced strongly. Pakistan High Commission says that it intends to acquire services of a reputable visa facilitation service provider which should be […]

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

Trump’s travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: About 60,000 visas were revoked under U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the State Department said on Friday, in one of several government communications clarifying how the order is being rolled out. The revocation means the government voided travel visas for people trying to enter the […]

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

Russia says Damascus embassy came under shell attack

MOSCOW: The Russian embassy in Damascus came under shell fire on Thursday and Friday, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, blaming an attack by “terrorists.” One shell fell about 20 metres (yards) from the embassy´s main entrance and the other hit the ground inside the compound, between offices and a residential building, it said in […]

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

VALLETTA: European Union leaders voiced concerns about US President Donald Trump at a summit in Malta on Friday, saying they needed to stick together to face an increasingly uncertain global future. The 28 countries showed a flash of unity by backing a plan to curb mass migration from Libya by helping the north African state´s […]

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