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July 9, 2018 12:17 PM ECP finishes logistical arrangements for polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the commission had made all necessary logistic arrangements for ensuring to hold the upcoming general election on July 25 in a smooth and an organized manner. The holding of elections which is considered to be a biggest logistic activity in the country required a comprehensive strategy 5

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Asylum seekers to apply outside EU’

VIENNA: Austria has tabled a proposal requiring asylum seekers to file their applications outside the EU in future and only in exceptional cases will they be allowed to do so on member states’ soil, Austrian weekly Profil said on Saturday. European Union countries, bitterly divided over immigration, agreed in June to process asylum requests in camps

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi plans first change in Asia crude oil price formula

SINGAPORE: Saudi Aramco plans to change the formula used to price its long-term crude oil sales to Asia starting from October, marking the first change in benchmarks for its official selling prices (OSP) since the mid-1980s, multiple trade sources said on Wednesday. The new formula will be based on the average monthly prices of Oman crude futures traded 1

July 2, 2018 1:54 AM Imran turns his guns on JUI-F at Bannu rally

BANNU: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and former federal minister Akram Khan Durrani were equally responsible for the current situation in the country. Addressing a public gathering held here in connection with his election campaign, Mr Khan said, “Maulana 5

June 29, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Several dead’ in US newsroom shooting

WASHINGTON: A lone gunman walked into the Capital Gazette in Annapolis on Thursday with a shotgun and pened fire — striking multiple people, “some of whom are dead,” according to cops and reporters who were there. The mayhem happened around 2:30 p.m. inside the paper’s newsroom, in an office park outside the city center, New York Post reports. Anne Arundel 3

June 26, 2018 12:00 AM EU divided over Balkan accession

LUXEMBOURG: The European Union is divided over whether to allow membership talks with Albania and Macedonia as anti-immigration sentiment rises in the bloc, but Nato is ready to welcome Skopje into the Western military alliance. With broad support for membership talks from other EU governments and the European Commission, Albania and Macedonia hope Europe 1

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Serbian press slams ‘provocative’ celebratios

Belgrade: Serbian papers slammed what they labelled “shameful provocation” by two Switzerland players of Kosovo origin who used political gestures to celebrate their goals in the 2-1 World Cup victory. Xherdan Shaqiri’s last minute winner capped an impressive comeback for the Swiss in Kaliningrad on Friday after Granit Xhaka levelled following Aleksandar 2

June 20, 2018 7:36 AM NA-53: Imran Khan files appeal against rejection of nomination paper

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed an appeal in Appellate Tribunal against the Returning Officer's decision to reject his nomination papers from NA-53 for the Genera Election 2018. Filed through his lawyer Babar Awan, the application stated that the RO's decision contradics the Constitution. It said Imran Khan is chairman 6

June 19, 2018 3:34 PM Nomination papers of Imran, ex-PM Abbasi, Gulalai for NA-53 rejected

ISLAMABAD: The nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Ayesha Gulalai and Mehtab Abbasi for NA-53 Islamabad have been rejected by the Returning Officer over violation of Section N of the affidavit, the clause about development work carried out in the constituencies the candidates are vying 2

June 16, 2018 12:00 AM Fat dogs teach humans new tricks about obesity: study

BUDAPEST: Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, Hungarian scientists have found. The study suggested dogs could be used as models for future research into the causes and psychological impacts of human obesity, the authors of the paper from Budapest's 5