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Pro-govt forces halt Yemen port offensive as UAE backs talks

Pro-govt forces halt Yemen port offensive as UAE backs talks

HODEIDA (AFP) – Forces loyal to Yemen s government on Wednesday halted an offensive on the lifeline port of Hodeida as the United Arab Emirates, a key member of the pro-government coalition, threw its weight behind “early” UN peace talks.Three military officials told AFP that pro-government forces were “ordered” to stop their assault against the Iran-linked […]

ECNEC approves mini-dam as part of Diamer-Bhasha

ECNEC approves mini-dam as part of Diamer-Bhasha

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday changed the scope of Diamer-Bhasha dam project, just six months after its approval by the highest forum, and made a mini-dam part of the scheme, which would push its overall cost to Rs480 billion.The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec), the highest project approving authority, included the Tangir hydropower […]

150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as global alarm grows

150 killed in battle for Yemen’s Hodeida as global alarm grows

HODEIDA (AFP) – At least 150 people have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, medics said Monday, as Britain s top diplomat visited the Gulf seeking to boost international calls for a ceasefire.Government loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust the Iran-backed Huthi rebels from […]

Kardashians, Lady Gaga and Cher fear for homes as wildfire engulfs Malibu

Kardashians, Lady Gaga and Cher fear for homes as wildfire engulfs Malibu

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga were among thousands fleeing their homes on Friday as a fast-moving wildfire engulfed Malibu and nearby celebrity neighborhoods. Kardashian, who on Thursday evacuated the home she shares in nearby Calabasas with Kanye West, tweeted on Friday that she “heard the flames have hit our property… but now are more […]

Eight killed as coach collides with trailer in Dadu

Eight killed as coach collides with trailer in Dadu

DADU  – At least eight people were killed and 32 others sustained injuries when a passenger coach collided with a trailer loaded with rice at the Indus Highway near Makhdoon Bilawal area of Dadu on Wednesday,According to details, the passenger coach going to Karachi from Larkana hit a trailer from behind near Makhdoon Bilawal area […]

Faisalabad: Laborers announce protest as govt shuts brick kilns to combat smog

Faisalabad: Laborers announce protest as govt shuts brick kilns to combat smog

FAISALABAD  – Labor organizations on Tuesday have announced to protest against the closure of more than 700 brick kilns for two months to combat worsening of smog in Faisalabad.According to details, the provincial environment department has shut all the brick kilns and directed to take action against the violators.The kiln organizations strongly criticized the decision, […]

Oil prices fall as U.S. grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

Oil prices fall as U.S. grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday as the start to U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports was softened by waivers that will allow major buyers to still import Iranian crude, at least temporarily.Front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $72.40 per barrel at 0332 GMT on Monday, down 43 cents, or 0.6 percent […]

Rawalpindi: CJP to undergo medical examination as health improves

Rawalpindi: CJP to undergo medical examination as health improves

RAWALPINDI – Doctors at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology on Monday (RIC) will carry out medical examination of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar as his health s indicators continue to show improvement. Sources at RIC told our correspondent that CJP’s blood pressure and pulse rate is normal.Earlier yesterday, CJP Justice Saqib Nisar was rushed […]

‘Alif Noon’ to return with Shehzad Roy, Faisal Qureshi as leads

‘Alif Noon’ to return with Shehzad Roy, Faisal Qureshi as leads

KARACHI: If you were raised in the 60s or 70s, you would be happy to know the iconic duo Allan and Nanha is coming back together on screen again, but this time with a twist. Alif Noon creator is no more The original PTV show titled Alif Noon which featured the two memorable characters, started in black and white and later transitioned […]

Battles rock Yemen port city as UN warns of ‘living hell’

Battles rock Yemen port city as UN warns of ‘living hell’

HODEIDA (YEMEN): Intensified fighting shook a key rebel-held port city on Yemen’s Red Sea coast on Sunday, leaving dozens dead as the United Nations warned that children in the war-torn country face “a living hell”.The bloodshed comes despite growing international pressure to end a years-long conflict that has killed thousands and pushed the impoverished Arabian Peninsula […]

Smog intensity likely to plummet as MET dept predicts rain

Smog intensity likely to plummet as MET dept predicts rain

LAHORE – Pakistan Metrological Department has predicted rain at scattered places across Punjab including federal province Lahore today.MET department—in a statement—said that the intensity of toxic smog is likely to plummet siginificanlty as a result of rain.Every year, the densely populated Punjab is engulfed by toxic smog from October to November. Besides breathing issues, the […]

Kohli taking nothing for granted as records keep tumbling

Kohli taking nothing for granted as records keep tumbling

(Reuters) – Indian captain Virat Kohli has set a new benchmark for consistency but the 29-year-old says he feels no sense of entitlement even after a decade of international cricket.Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs in his 205th innings against West Indies on Wednesday, eclipsing compatriot Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record […]

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