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Muslims up early for Ramazan saved lives in horrific London tower blaze

Muslims up early for Ramazan saved lives in horrific London tower blaze

By News Desk/AFP Muslims living near and in the London tower which was gutted by a massive fire early Wednesday morning are said to be among heroes who saved lives because they were awake for sehri. Many residents who were sleeping said they didn’t hear alarms as the fire swept through the tower block. They […]

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

Why Ivanka, Melania Trump covered up in Rome but not Saudi Arabia

US First Lady Melania Trump raised eyebrows as she arrived at the Vatican on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis, wearing a veil which she chose to forego during her trip to Saudi Arabia. Melania, who is accompanying Donald Trump on his first foreign tour since he became president, wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, […]

Azhar moves up in ICC rankings; Yasir, Pakistan retain positions

Azhar moves up in ICC rankings; Yasir, Pakistan retain positions

Sports Desk   Right-handed batsman Azhar Ali moved one place up to the seventh position in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test batsmen’s rankings after Pakistan beat West Indies on Saturday to claim a historic series win in West Indies. Pakistan had never beaten West Indies in the Caribbean in a Test series but retired […]

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 […]

Pakistan climbs up in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

Pakistan climbs up in WEF’s global travel & tourism ranking

Pakistan has increased its ranking by one point – currently at 124 out of 136 countries – according to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum. In 2016, Pakistan witnessed less than a million international tourists, with an average receipt per arrival estimated  at $328.3. The total receipts from […]

Industry, academic partners team up to fight fake news

Industry, academic partners team up to fight fake news

By AFP WASHINGTON:  A global alliance of tech industry and academic organizations unveiled plans on Monday to work together to combat the spread of “fake news” and improve public understanding of journalism. The News Integrity Initiative will launch with $14 million from Facebook, the Ford Foundation, Mozilla and others, based at the City University of […]

PTI to take up ‘crucial issue’ in parliament: Mazari

PTI to take up ‘crucial issue’ in parliament: Mazari

By Our Corr PHOTO: EXPRESS ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will take up the ‘crucial issue’ of Pakistan joining the Saudi-led military alliance in parliament. PTI MNA Dr Shireen Mazari revealed this while talking to The Express Tribune on Friday. “The big question is why parliament was not consulted on such a major issue given the earlier parliament’s […]

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

FILE PHOTO: Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back or a truck during a parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen January 3, 2017. AGENCY/File Photo REUTERS Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally […]

Zayn Malik opens up about his depression

Zayn Malik opens up about his depression

Zayn Malik opens up about his depression ENTERTAINMENT Zayn Malik has always been in the news whether it’s about her relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid or his songs. This time Zayn opened up about his battle with depression and eating disorder while telling how he overcame the situation. Troubled singer said that spending time at home […]

Never-before-seen photo album of Adolf Hitler up for auction

Never-before-seen photo album of Adolf Hitler up for auction

Never-before-seen photo album of Adolf Hitler up for auction By Agency Adolf Hitler is shown in pensive thought as he sits alone on the veranda at the Berghof studying some papers during WWII. PHOTO: C&T Auctions KENT, UK: An album containing never-before-seen candid photos of German Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler and party members will be […]

India more than doubles maternity leave to boost female workforce

India more than doubles maternity leave to boost female workforce

India more than doubles maternity leave to boost female workforce REUTERS NEW DELHI: India will more than double maternity leave, allow work from home and require employers to have crèches to improve maternal and child health and boost a declining female workforce. A bill approved by parliament late on Thursday increases fully paid leave to […]

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif punctuated the importance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Kuwait, said a press release on Tuesday at the Bayan palace. On meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Mubarak al Hamad al Sabah, at the […]