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  • Catholic cardinal meets SaudiKing in historic visit to Riyadh

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran in Riyadh on Wednesday during the first visit to the kingdom by such a senior Catholic authority, Saudi state news agency SPA reported. The meeting between the king and Tauran, who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is the first between the current

  • Iran president: we don’t intend any aggressionin region

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran “does not intend any aggression” against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence. “We tell the world that we will produce any weapons that we need, or if necessary we will procure them. We have not been waiting... and will not wait for your remarks or agreement

  • Diaz-Canel sole candidate to succeed Cuba’s Castro

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    HAVANA: Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Cuba’s President Raul Castro, officials announced on Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the National Assembly. Diaz-Canel, a 57-year-old Communist Party official and the country’s current first vice president, is due to be confirmed on Thursday as the successor to Castro, whose departure will end his family’s

  • Asif questions fate of Senate chairman, deputy

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday questioned the future of the Senate chairman and deputy chairman elected through votes of members who had sold their votes. Asif took to twitter to express his views after a press conference held earlier by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan who had disclosed the names of his party

  • Erdogan sends Turkey to snap polls on June 24

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections in Turkey for June 24, bringing the polls forward by over a year-and-a-half to sharply accelerate the transition to a new presidential system. Erdogan's announcement upended the political timetable in Turkey, which had been set to vote in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary

  • War on terror: 1,655 cops sacrificed lives in KP

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: As many as 1,655 officers and jawans of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have sacrificed their lives in line of duty during the long years of war against terror and till the 1st quarter of the year 2018. Capital City Police rendered more sacrifices than the cops of other districts in the war against terror. It lost 458 cops till the end of March last, an official

  • US to deport 107 Pak prisoners

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Washington has decided to deport 107 Pakistanis languishing in jails on the charges of terrorism, robbery, breaching of immigration laws, sexual harassments, selling of drugs and keeping false citizenship. To this effect, top mandarins of the Interior Ministry in Pakistan and officials of Pakistan Embassy in Washington have completed dialogue

  • PPP invites applications for NA, PA tickets

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Wednesday initiated the process for inviting the PPP tickets from the desiring candidates of the National Assembly and provincial assemblies for the upcoming general elections with deadline of May 3. Secretary General of PPPP Farhatullah Babar said that applications should be addressed to the President

  • Woman asks govt, SC to help get back her two sons from ex-husband

    April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: A woman who was married to a handicapped person in Gujrat lamented how she was trapped by another man for second marriage, plunging her into a life full of miseries that ended in divorce and taking away her two children. Rabia Gul from Arbab Road in Peshawar asked the government and the authorities concerned to help her get back her two sons from her former

  • Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed seeks liver donor to save life of ailing niece

    April 18, 2018 12:03 PM 2

    Suffering from a liver condition, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed's niece is in desperate need of a life-saving donor. The cricketer has made an emotional appeal for a donor to step forward to save the life of his niece. Sarfraz Ahmed used his Twitter account to seek support for Ayeza who he said has already gone through one surgery and needs a life saving