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Yemen rebels land in Sweden for key peace talks

Yemen rebels land in Sweden for key peace talks

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A Yemeni rebel delegation arrived in Sweden Tuesday, , for high-stakes talks with the government aimed at ending the country s devastating war.The Huthi rebels arrived on a Kuwaiti plane from Sanaa following a prisoner swap deal and the evacuation of 50 wounded insurgents for treatment in Oman in a major boost to […]

Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame

Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame

Pakistan on Tuesday assured all-out support to the US for a negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict. The assurance was given by Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi to US Special Envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.Washington’s special envoy, tasked with finding a negotiated end toAfghanistan’s bloody 17-year-old war, will hold talks with […]

Gov’t to invest $8 billion in Gwadar Oil City project

Gov’t to invest $8 billion in Gwadar Oil City project

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – In a recent development, $8 billion investment is expected in the Gwadar Oil City.Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms has informed the Senate Special Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that the government was expecting $8 billion investment in Gwadar project.According to details, the investment will be made in the proposed […]

Nawaz to appear before SC in Pakpattan shrine land case today

Nawaz to appear before SC in Pakpattan shrine land case today

ISLAMABAD  – Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday) in Pakpattan shrine’s land transfer case.The PML-N supremo decided to appear before the court after consultation with his legal team. The former prime minister will present his stance before the court in case […]

Sanam Saeed, Fawad Khan turn heads in latest photo-shoot

Sanam Saeed, Fawad Khan turn heads in latest photo-shoot

KARACHI:Fawad Khan is undoubtedly the biggest heartthrob in Pakistan. Even in India, he’s got a huge fan following. Humsafar, his hit TV serial with Mahira Khan, was lauded worldwide, after which he starred in Zindagi Gulzar Hai opposite Sanam Saeed and earned even more praises from across the globe.While the actor has been missing from the TV screen – and […]

Senior Taliban commander among 29 others killed in Helmand drone strike

Senior Taliban commander among 29 others killed in Helmand drone strike

PESHAWAR: A senior Taliban commander and two of his deputy commanders were among 27 others killed in a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces at the Sargardan Chowk in Orgon Bazaar of Helmand province, Afghanistan on Saturday night, Afghan officials confirmed on Sunday.“Mullah Muhammad Rahim Akhand alias Maulvi Manan, who was in charge of […]

Asad Umar notified about rupee devaluation in advance

Asad Umar notified about rupee devaluation in advance

ISLAMABAD:There seems to be a communication gap between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Ministry, as the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) governor had informed the finance minister about rupee devaluation well before time, contrary to what Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed on Monday.The miscommunication may now cost the central bank its independence. In an […]

Finland’s ‘ode’ to a new era in libraries

Finland’s ‘ode’ to a new era in libraries

HELSINKI (AFP) – What do you give the world’s most literate country for its 100th birthday? For Finland’s politicians and public, the answer was simple: a vast, state-of-the-art library, a new “living room for the nation”.Twenty years in the planning, Helsinki’s central library officially opens on December 5 at the end of a year of […]

KDA to begin anti-encroachment operation in Korangi, South, Central today

KDA to begin anti-encroachment operation in Korangi, South, Central today

KARACHI – The Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has scheduled to start the grand anti-encroachment operation in Korangi, South and Central Karachi on Monday.According to details, the heavy machinery and bulldozers have reached the targeted areas to demolish the illegal buildings.Be reminded that a grand operation against illegal constructions in the metropolis was initiated two months […]