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  • Turkey will ‘reveal whatever happened’ in Khashoggi death

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    STANBUL: Turkey vowed Saturday to reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at its Istanbul consulate, state media reported. “Turkey will reveal whatever had happened. Nobody should ever doubt about it,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Anadolu

  • Comoros says rebels must withdraw

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    MUTSAMUDU: The Comoros government said Saturday that rebels on the island of Anjouan had to disarm by Monday and allow the city centre of Mutsamudu to return to normal after a week of clashes. Security forces and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani have fought in the narrow streets of the medina quarter in Mutsamudu, with at least three people

  • IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community’s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

  • Canada to resettle group of Syrian White Helmets

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    OTTAWA: Canada is preparing to welcome a group of Syrian White Helmets rescuers, officials said on Friday, without specifying when they will be resettled. “Together with a core group of international allies, Canada is working to resettle a group of White Helmets and their families after they had to flee Syria as a result of being specifically targeted

  • IS frees six Syria: Druze women, children after 3-month ordeal

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community´s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

  • China’s ex-internet tsar pleads guilty

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIJING: The former head of internet censorship in China, Lu Wei, pleaded guilty to accepting at least 32 million yuan in bribes at a trial on Friday. Lu, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure at the Cyberspace Administration of China, was a fierce defender of China’s policy of internet control. In 2016, he stepped down from his post, and officials

  • Russia to send mly trainers to CAR

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades. Russia donated hundreds of weapons and sent 175 trainers to CAR earlier this year to bolster the government’s

  • Giant galaxy supercluster found lurking in early Universe

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    PARIS: Scientists have discovered a primitive "supercluster" of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. The structure, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive to be found so early in the formation of the Universe, which sprang into existence around 13.7 billion years ago. Its titanic mass is one million

  • Bahria Town chief opens dialysis centre, emergency ward in Pindi

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    RAWALPINDI: Bahria TownChairman Malik Riaz Hussainhas inaugurated a state-of-theartdialysis centre and emergencyward in Phase-8 of theBahria Town Hospital. The former deputy speakerof the National Assembly, HajiNawaz Khokhar, was presenton the occasion. Talking to the media, MalikRiaz said he was happy that thepoor would now get free treatmentin the modern

  • Pak Army team wins gold medal in Cambrian Patrol contest

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    RAWALPINDI: The 11-member Pakistan Army team won the gold medal, for the fourth consecutive time, in the world’s toughest Cambrian Patrol competition held at Wales, UK. Pakistani team was from a Battalion of Northern Light Infantry, the brave soldiers from Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan, says an ISPR press release issued here on Friday. 134 teams from 31 countries