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January 22, 2018 9:57 AM Fresh evidence, new witnesses included in Avenfield flats reference against Sharifs

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a supplementary reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family over their four upscale Avenfield flats in London, sources told DawnNews. The reference features fresh evidence, including TV interviews given by Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and his two sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Kremlin ‘regrets’ Ukrainian law recognising Russian occupation

MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Friday said it "regrets" a new Ukrainian law that formally recognises the conflict in the east of the country as a "temporary Russian occupation". "We regret this. Of course, Russia will remain committed to the word and spirit of the Minsk accords with other guarantor countries France and Germany, but we regret that such steps 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pak-Iran railways authorities meet

Islamabad: The minutes of the Joint Expert Committee Meeting between Pakistan Railways and Iranian Railways were finalised at the Ministry of Railways, here on Friday. It was jointly decided that a relief train and relief crane will be positioned at Dalbandin Station, Pakistan. The roster for passenger train between Pakistan and Iran is not decided yet. It will be mutually 1

January 17, 2018 9:35 AM Saudi Arabia announces $2 bn bailout for Yemen government

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, after desperate calls for funding from the war-torn country's president and prime minister. “To address the deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people as a result of the actions of the Houthi rebels, King Salman bin Abdulaziz has issued a directive 4

January 16, 2018 12:00 AM WHO says ‘high’ cholera risk in DR Congo capital

KINSHASA: The World Health Organisation on Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. "In a big city like Kinshasa, which has between 10 and 12 million inhabitants, the rains and the floods make the risk of a spread of this epidemic very high," the WHO’s 5

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM China rescuers recover two bodies, black box from Iranian tanker

BEIJING: Chinese rescuers Saturday recovered two bodies and the “black box” from a stricken Iranian oil tanker which has been ablaze for the past week off the east coast of China, the transport ministry said. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered 2

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Gaza fisherman shot dead by Egyptian army: Palestinians

GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: A fisherman from the Gaza Strip was shot dead by the Egyptian army overnight for unclear reasons, Palestinian officials said Saturday, calling for an immediate investigation into the incident. Medical sources in Gaza said that Abdullah Zeidan, 33, from the Shati refugee camp, was shot in the chest by Egyptian forces 2

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM Morocco repatriates its last migrants from Libya

RABAT: Morocco on Saturday said it has started the third and final operation to repatriate its nationals stranded in Libya, a stepping stone to illegal migration to Europe. The ministry of expatriates and migration said the operation was launched on Friday and aimed at bringing home 338 Moroccan migrants stuck in Libya. The migrants were to be flown 1

January 13, 2018 12:00 AM Ministry asked to ensure low-cost broadband connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday asked the ministry of information technology to ensure reliable and cheap broadband connectivity across the country, particularly in the remote areas. The Prime Minister was addressing a ceremony for the contract signing of broadband for sustainable development projects in federally-administered 9

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM Interior ministry asked to review decision on INGOs’ registration issue

ISLAMABAD: World Vision International (WVI-P), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) working in Pakistan, said on Thursday that they had approached Ministry of Interior to revisit/review their earlier decision on registration issue and waiting for their reply. In a statement issued here, they stated, “It is intimated that World Vision 16