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Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, PHOTO: REUTERS     DOHA: Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years. The $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) deal was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister […]

South Korea’s Moon seeks to ‘normalise’ ties with China in first state visit

South Korea’s Moon seeks to ‘normalise’ ties with China in first state visit

Agencies: South Korean President Moon Jae-In hopes to “normalise” ties with giant neighbour China on his first state visit to the country this week, his office said on Monday, after Beijing was infuriated by a US missile system deployment. Seoul and Washington decided to install the powerful US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the South […]

ATC refuses to transfer 2014 PTV attack case against Imran Khan to civil court

ATC refuses to transfer 2014 PTV attack case against Imran Khan to civil court

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s request to transfer the ongoing 2014 Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case to a civil court. The court also extended Khan’s interim bail in the case till December 14. In 2014, Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chairman Tahirul Qadri staged a major rally […]

Pakistan allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife, mother on X-MAS DAY

Pakistan allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife, mother on X-MAS DAY

Asghar Ali Mubarak ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan expressed its readiness to arrange a meeting of detained Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav, with his mother and wife. Pakistan says Indian attempts to convince the international community of its version of counter terrorism have failed miserably. To question raised by senior Pakistani journalist Asghar Ali Mubarak in weekly news […]

Lawyer asks accountability court to suspend process of declaring Dar a proclaimed offender

Lawyer asks accountability court to suspend process of declaring Dar a proclaimed offender

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s counsel on Monday requested an accountability court in Islamabad to delay the process of declaring his client a proclaimed offender until next week. The accountability court is conducting a hearing in connection with a corruption reference filed against Dar by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The court is expected to […]

WWE Clash of Champions Loss to Jinder Mahal Wouldn’t Hurt Bulletproof AJ Styles

AJ Styles won the WWE Championship in shocking fashion on SmackDown Live in November, and after spending much of his reign turning back the Singh Brothers, all signs point to Styles retaining the title come December 17’s Clash of Champions. Jinder Mahal seemingly rid himself of his henchmen Tuesday on SmackDown, but the possibility of a new […]

After NMA 2, Mohsin Abbas Haider is returning to television with Meraas

After NMA 2, Mohsin Abbas Haider is returning to television with Meraas

    Talking to Images about his character, Mohsin shared, “I play Haris, a spoilt, reckless guy who’s always one-wheeling around on his bike. He really wants to get married but to someone from abroad so he wants to go to London and marry a foreign woman. However, things don’t quite pan out that way […]

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against Padmavati amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. The epic was […]

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on Wednesday with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen, the second European leader to specifically seek him out as he amasses power. May’s visit is expected to include her asking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow humanitarian aid […]

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

ATC sentences MQM activist to 10 years in prison

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for possession of illegal weapons. The activist Shakeel alias Banarsi was arrested in Rangers’ raid on MQM headquarters Nine Zero in 2015. The court also imposed a Rs100,000 fine. The illegal weapons had been recovered from Federal […]

Royal fan urges Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to have Indian honeymoon and many kids

Royal fan urges Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to have Indian honeymoon and many kids

The 95-year-old Boman Kohinoor regularly writes to the Queen and would like the British colonial rule to return in India   Mumbai cafe owner Boman Kohinoor, arguably India’s biggest fan of the British royal family, wants Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to honeymoon in India and have lots of children. The 95-year-old, who met Harry’s […]

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