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  • ‘Oddball’ among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    TAMPA: A dozen new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing its total number of known moons to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system, astronomers announced Tuesday. One of the new moons was described as a “real oddball” by researcher Scott Sheppard at the Carnegie Institution for Science, because of its tiny size, it measuring just about

  • Russia, Tajikistan hold anti-Taliban drills near Afghan border

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    DUSHANBE: Russia and Tajikistan on Tuesday began joint military exercises near the Tajik-Afghan border to prepare to ward off potential Taliban attacks. More than 10,000 troops, mostly Tajik reservists, will take part in the first such drills in the area by the ex-Soviet allies, Tajikistan’s defence ministry said. Combined forces will practice “eliminating

  • Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    NICOSIA: More than 1.6 million tourists visited Cyprus in the six months to June, the largest number ever for the first half of the year, the island’s statistics office said on Tuesday. Tourist arrivals in January-June rose 12.4 percent to 1.64 million from 1.46 million in the same period last year, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service (Cystat)

  • Malaysian king calls for unity amid racial tensions

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s king has appealed for calm amid growing racial tensions in the Muslim-majority country after an electoral earthquake in May toppled the Malay-dominated coalition that had ruled the country for decades. In his inaugural address to lawmakers during the new parliament session, King Sultan Muhammad V urged "every citizen to preserve

  • Egypt targets social media with new law

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    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

  • Saudi Arabia executes seven in one day

    July 18, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. Two Saudi Arabian

  • PML-N leader Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination bid

    July 17, 2018 12:00 AM 5

    ATTOCK: Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Aftab escaped an assassination attempt late Monday, sources informed Geo News. Sources said that Sheikh Aftab had been on his way home after campaigning in Kamra, when unknown assailants opened fire on his vehicle in Attock. The incident took place under the jurisdiction

  • Nawaz, Maryam should be given facilities like Zardari, Faryal: Pervaiz

    July 17, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: The PML-N leader Senator Pervaiz Rashid while supporting the facilities provided to Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur has demanded the same facilities for Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (R) Safdar. Talking to media outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC ) on Monday, Pervaiz Rashid said the court has ordered not to stop anyone from participating

  • Judge can recuse hearing case: Aitzaz

    July 17, 2018 12:00 AM

    RAWALPINDI:Renowned lawyer and PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said that there is no problem for judge to hear another case against party in which he passes verdict against it in earlier case and he can also recuse the hearing of same case. Aitzaz Ahsan was expressing these views while replying a question during Geo’s programme ‘Election Debate 2018’ on Monday

  • Personal physician, Hashmi, other PML-N leaders not allowed to meet Nawaz

    July 17, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    RAWALPINDI: Personal physician of Mian Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders were not allowed to meet the party quaid, currently lodged in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi in Avenfield corruption case, on Monday. Dr Adnan visited Adiala Jail and sought permission for meeting his patient for a medical check-up. However, he was not permitted. Earlier