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July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Egypt targets social media with new law

CAIRO: Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists held to be publishing fake news. Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject to prosecution

July 11, 2018 2:08 AM Ruling on declaration of ‘true faith’ to be challenged, says minister

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker Minister for Informa­tion and Law, Syed Ali Zafar, has said that making declaration of faith compulsory before joining the judiciary and civilian and military services is discriminatory and will be challenged. “The government cannot discriminate in service laws in matters of employment. I believe that our judges are… learned 1

July 10, 2018 1:56 AM KUJ to set up camp outside Dawn office

KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists will set up a camp outside the office of Dawn on Wednesday (July 11) in pursuance of a call given by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, headed by Afzal Butt, to express solidarity with the media group. The move is part of the PFUJ’s press freedom movement. The union had on July 5 observed a countrywide 2

July 8, 2018 2:13 AM Three killed in Srinagar on Wani anniversary

SRINAGAR: Indian troops shot dead three stone-throwing protesters, including a teenage girl, in India-held Kashmir on Saturday as tensions rose ahead of the death anniversary of a popular freedom fighter. Witnesses said soldiers opened fire in the southern district of Kulgam after hundreds of people angry at an army search operation for suspected militants

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Political parties coin catchy slogans to woo voters

PESHAWAR: “Bacha khani pakar da,” Imran khani pakar da,” “Na Bacha khani pakar da, na Imran khani pakar da, Musalamani pakar da,” are the three popular Pashto slogans that the Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) have coined to woo the voters. Though the big banners and posters displayed on main roads

June 28, 2018 12:00 AM US SC deals major blow to US unions

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a major blow to American organized labour, ruling that public sector unions cannot charge non-members fees to cover the costs of collective bargaining. The 5-4 decision by the conservative-dominated court reversed a four-decade precedent and threatened to starve US labor unions of a once-dependable

June 25, 2018 12:00 AM S Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades on Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to modernise the conservative petrostate -- but it has been dented 1

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Racist’ tweet could inspire Senegal

YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Senegal face Japan on Sunday (today) at the World Cup fired up by an “ignorant” tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team. Along with Nigeria, a powerful Senegal side spearheaded by Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is flying the flag for Africa in Russia. After battling to a 2-1 opening 2

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Marriyum condemns media censorship

LAHORE: PML-N spokesperson and former minister of information and broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has condemned increasing media censorship in the country. She emphasized that such censorship is against Article 19 of the Constitution which ensures freedom of speech as a fundamental right. She stressed that free press is a fundamental pillar of mature

June 7, 2018 4:28 PM UN Women Pakistan voices support for Khadija Siddiqi

LAHORE: The widespread movement on social media erupting to bring justice to law student Khadija Siddiqi, has now garnered support from UN Women now as well. The entity of United Nations for gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women Pakistan has articulated support for Khadija Siddiqi whose stabber had recently received acquittal by the Lahore 2