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Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi s murder tipped the country into one of its worst crises.The public prosecutor last week exonerated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king s son, of involvement in the murder […]

Saudi financial package faces delay amid ‘official procedure’

Saudi financial package faces delay amid ‘official procedure’

ISLAMABAD  – Saudi financial package faced delay in the transfer of promised US$3 billion from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan for balance of payment support.The finance ministry has attributed the delay in the transfer of promised US$3 billion from Saudi Arabia to   official procedure   and sounded confident that the amount would be deposited in the State […]

Violence calms in Yemen’s Hodeida amid diplomatic pressure

Violence calms in Yemen’s Hodeida amid diplomatic pressure

SANAA (AFP) – Diplomatic efforts to end fighting in Yemen s Hodeida intensified Tuesday, as Britain said the Saudi-led coalition had agreed to the evacuation of wounded rebels from the country ahead of proposed peace talks in Sweden.After nearly four years of conflict in Yemen, home to what the UN calls the world s worst humanitarian catastrophe, […]

Ganguly fears for Indian cricket amid #MeToo row

Ganguly fears for Indian cricket amid #MeToo row

(AFP) – Former captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his “deep sense of fear” about the running of Indian cricket as he slammed the sloppy handling of #MeToo allegations against board chief executive Rahul Johri, among other key issues.Johri was accused of sexual harassment on October 12 in an account shared by author Harnidh Kaur on Twitter, […]

Toyota Pakistan halts bookings amid depreciation in Pak rupee’s value

Toyota Pakistan halts bookings amid depreciation in Pak rupee’s value

KARACHI – The Indus Motor Company on Friday halted bookings of vehicle over the speedy depreciation in Pak rupee’s value by 7.5 percent in one go which resulted in substantial increase in the cost of components and raw materials for local parts. The announcement was made in a ‘Public Notice’ received from the auto dealers. […]

AIB co-founders asked to ‘step down’ amid sexual harassment allegations

AIB co-founders asked to ‘step down’ amid sexual harassment allegations

Trouble for All India Bakchod (AIB) arose when an array of allegations against Utsav Chakraborty – a YouTuber who was once associated with AIB – cropped up after a female Twitter user accused him of sexual harassment.According to her, Chakraborty sent nude pictures to older-aged women and harassed girls, including minors, on social media platforms.In light of this, […]

Weinstein hearing moved up in NY amid possible setbacks for prosecution

Weinstein hearing moved up in NY amid possible setbacks for prosecution

NEW YORK (AFP) – One year after the explosive claims of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein first came to light, he may finally have some good news, with some of the charges against him reportedly being questioned.The next hearing in a New York court in his sex crimes case has been moved up from November […]

Market watch: KSE-100 gains 82 points amid volatile trading

Market watch: KSE-100 gains 82 points amid volatile trading

KARACHI: The KSE-100 index extended its gains from the previous session and closed up by 82 points on Wednesday after experiencing a volatile session.On the political front, the suspension of prison terms of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, awarded to them in the Avenfield properties case, by the Islamabad High Court failed to cast a […]

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra amid sobs and tears

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra amid sobs and tears

LAHORE: Wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kalsum Nawaz, was laid to rest on Friday in a graveyard at her husband’s family residence of Jati Umra after a funeral prayer attended by thousands of people, including delegations from leading political parties.Dead body of the former first lady, who died in London on Tuesday after a […]

Amid applause and consensus, Imran Khan officially named as PTI nominee for PM

Amid applause and consensus, Imran Khan officially named as PTI nominee for PM

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Imran Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan, DawnNewsTVreported. “The nomination of Imran Khan will be mere formality,” senior party leader Dr Arif Alvi said before the meeting took place. “All 120 parliamentary committee members are in consensus over […]

Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka. Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to a standstill after two teenagers were killed by a speeding […]