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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Govt urged to pass law on child marriages

PESHAWAR: The civil society organisations and human right activists have urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to table and pass the pending legislation of Child Marriage Restraint Amendment Bill, 2018 and raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 without any delay. Speaking at a joint press conference at Peshawar Press Club, they said Saudi Arabia’s 2

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Female student expelled for hugging male friend

CAIRO: Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation.The video, which went viral earlier this month, showed a young man carrying a bouquet of flowers kneeling before a young woman and then hugging her in what appeared 2

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport ‘fears death’

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country on Sunday. Rahaf Mohammed M Alqunun told AFP she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in Suvarnabhumi airport and her travel document was forcibly

November 24, 2018 12:00 AM Woman, daughter killed over marriage dispute

LAHORE: A 50-year-old woman Naureen, and her 22-year-old daughter Anam were killed while two others sustained injuries over a marriage dispute in Sabzazar police area on Friday. The alleged killer was identified as Ahmad, who fled the scene. Police have removed the bodies to morgue for autopsy and shifted the injured persons to hospital. The victims 3

November 14, 2018 1:02 AM Over 22m children out of school in Pakistan: HRW report

KARACHI/LAHORE: Nearly 22.5 million children in Pakistan are out of school, the majority of them girls, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report released on Tuesday. The report revealed that 32 per cent of primary school age girls were out of school in the country, compared with 21pc boys. By ninth grade, it added, only 13pc of girls were still 5

November 13, 2018 8:58 AM Retired policeman loses entire life's savings to bank account hackers in Narowal

NAROWAL: Hackers have deprived a former police official of all his savings in a latest episode of a bank fraud that has been making the headlines in Pakistani media. According to Geo News, Aslam Mukhtar, a former official of the police department and a resident of Narowal, became the latest victim of the fraud when hackers withdrew Rs300,000 from his bank account 17

October 30, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey pressures Riyadh on Khashoggi’s body

Turkey on Monday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the "whole truth" about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as the whereabouts of the journalist’s body dominated a visit to the country by Riyadh’s top prosecutor. Khashoggi’s death inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate has brought near unprecedented international scrutiny on Saudi Arabia, which is seeking 4

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish paper names 15 Saudis in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL: Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah said on Wednesday it had identified a 15-member intelligence team it said was involved in the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was last seen a week ago entering the consulate in Istanbul to get documents related to his forthcoming marriage. His fiancée, waiting outside 10

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist: report

ANKARA: Turkey has opened a probe into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who has not been seen since he went inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul four days ago, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. Riyadh says Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, had left the consulate but Ankara says he is still inside. The news agency 10

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM Man burns wife over second marriage issue

Sixty-year-old Ghulam Abbas had contracted marriage with Saleem Bibi five years ago. The couple had two children from the wedlock. Later, Ghulam Abbas started pressurising his wife to allow him second marriage with another woman of his choice, but she refused. On the day of the incident, Ghulam Abbas allegedly burnt Saleem Bibi. As a result, she was seriously 5