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Mardan university student killed over alleged blasphemy: police

Mardan university student killed over alleged blasphemy: police

A student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was killed on campus and another injured on Thursday after being accused of sharing ‘blasphemous’ content online, according to initial reports. At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, and the campus has been shut down and until further notice. The hostels […]

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

First woman on trial in Saudi Arabia over Shia protests

By AFP RIYADH:  The trial has begun in Saudi Arabia of the first woman accused of involvement in protests in a Shia-majority area of the kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Okaz daily did not name the accused, but gave her age as 43. It said she is “the first woman accused of being involved […]

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

By AFP MUZZAFARABAD:  Muhammad Ashraf’s eyes fill with tears, overwhelmed by grief and joy all at once, as he recounts being reunited with his family 26 years after they were torn apart by militancy in disputed Kashmir. “My son was 12 years old when we separated. Now my grandson is 16,” he told AFP of […]

Five attacks on sporting events

Five attacks on sporting events

By AFP  PARIS:  Three explosions targetting the Borussia Dortmund team bus left one person injured and forced the postponement of Tuesday’s Champions League match against Monaco in Germany. Here are other attacks that have rocked sporting events: Six Pakistani police and two civilians were killed when gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s […]

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

FBI obtained court order to monitor ex-Trump adviser in Russia probe

By Reuters The FBI secured a court order in 2016 to secretly surveil the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as the agency investigates possible ties between the campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Citing law enforcement and other US officials the Post reported that […]

Science reveals why our shoelaces come undone

Science reveals why our shoelaces come undone

By AFP PARIS:  A mystery as old as laced shoes was unravelled Wednesday by experiments that reveal how shoestrings come undone when we are on the move. “The failure of the knot happens in a matter of seconds, often without warning, and is catastrophic,” scientists reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A. […]

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

By AFP DAHRIYA:  Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini’s family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some […]

Canada ramps up airline security measures

Canada ramps up airline security measures

By AFP OTTAWA:  Canada’s transport minister on Tuesday announced stepped-up security measures on some international flights to the country, acknowledging a “risk” that led to the United States banning certain personal electronics in the cabin of flights from several countries. However, Minister Marc Garneau declined to elaborate on the new measures and said travelers to […]

PTI submits resolution against Saudi alliance in NA

PTI submits resolution against Saudi alliance in NA

By Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday submitted a resolution in the National Assembly Secretariat against Pakistan’s decision to join Saudi-led 41-nation Islamic military alliance and appointment of General (retd) Raheel Sharif as its head. Taking cogniscance of Article 40 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which states, inter alia, “The […]

US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995

US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995

By Reuters NEW YORK:  US airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings (UAL.N) has kicked up a storm over the practice. Compelling ticketed passengers to give up a seat can be costly, and as United has […]

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

Karachi braves another hot day as mercury shoots to 42°C

KARACHI: As Karachi continued to sizzle at 42 degrees centigrade, hot and dry weather gripped entire Sindh on Tuesday with Dadu and Nawabshah becoming the hottest places in the country where the mercury rose to 46 degrees Celsius. While no heatstroke case was reported in Karachi, some 22 people fell unconscious in various areas of […]

Entrepreneurs keen to invest in Karachi, says Iraqi ambassador

Entrepreneurs keen to invest in Karachi, says Iraqi ambassador

KARACHI: Iraqi Ambassador in Pakistan Dr Ali Yasin Mohammad Kareem has said there is a lot of attraction and opportunities for investment in Sindh, particularly in Karachi, and Iraqi entrepreneurs are keen to make investment in the metropolis. The Iraqi investment would strengthen Pakistan-Iraq relations, he said during his meeting with Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair […]

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