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  • LHC bans sale of national flag in colours other than green

    August 11, 2017 1:22 AM 7

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday banned sale of national flag in colours other than green color, with directions to police to take action against violators. Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the order, observing that disrespect of the national flag was not acceptable. The chief justice ordered the federal government to ensure respect

  • UAE jails man for spying for Iran

    August 11, 2017 12:00 AM 4

    DUBAI: A court in the United Arab Emirates has convicted an Iranian national for spying and aiding Tehran’s nuclear programme, sentencing him to 10 years in jail then deportation, local newspapers reported on Thursday. The man, named as 48-year-old Reza Mohammed Hussain Mozafar, was found guilty of spying and fraud to smuggle equipment and devices that could

  • 14-day journey of Azadi Train to start from Margalla Station tomorrow

    August 11, 2017 12:00 AM 4

    Islamabad: Ministry of Railways has released schedule of 14 day journey of Azadi Train which will start from Margalla Station on August 12, 2017 and will culminate at Karachi Cantonment Station on 25 August 2017. According to the schedule, the train will leave at 12:30 pm from Islamabad and will touch Peshawar Cantonment at 4:30 pm. On 13 August it will leave

  • Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Resigns Over Corruption Charges

    August 10, 2017 8:30 PM 7

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's foreign minister resigned on Thursday over corruption charges in a bond scam that is now being investigated, maintaining that he was not guilty of wrongdoing. In a statement after announcing his resignation, Ravi Karunanayaka told parliament, "I have never done anything wrong, and I resign with pride to create a new political culture

  • India to probe Panama papers but won’t follow Pakistan

    August 10, 2017 7:26 PM 7

    Answering questions over the fate of Panama papers on Thursday, the Indian government said that every account named in the leak is being probed. The Indian government made it clear that unlike Pakistan, where Nawaz Sharif was removed as prime minister, nobody would be punished without a proper process. Referring to the Panama papers leak, he said that every

  • Inflatable Trump chicken spotted outside White House

    August 10, 2017 2:34 PM 7

    A stone’s throw away from the White House stands an inflatable chicken with a golden coiffure in protest of the Donald Trump administration. The 30-feet tall bird, referred to as ‘Chicken Don’, stands between the official residence of the US president and the famous Washington Monument, the BBC reported. Owner Taran Singh Brar said the prop represents

  • Iran: Tehran Strikes Back Against U.S. Sanctions

    August 10, 2017 1:01 PM

    The Persian empire strikes back. The Iranian parliament's Committee for National Security and Foreign Policy agreed on Aug. 9 to allocate additional money to projects intended to counter recent U.S. foreign policy. The funds are included in a draft law pulled together specifically in response to a new raft of U.S. sanctions. The draft law proposes that, within

  • Iran arrests 6 young people for promoting banned Zumba dance

    August 10, 2017 1:01 PM 1

    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian media say authorities have arrested six young people for promoting Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance exercises, and other types of exercise. The arrests are part of Iran’s decades-long crackdown against influences of Western culture. In June, Iran banned Zumba and other exercises considered un-Islamic. Thursday’s report says the six included

  • Turkey seeks arrest of 35 media workers over alleged Gulen links: report

    August 10, 2017 9:43 AM 6

    ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities on Thursday issued arrest warrants for 35 employees of media groups, including national newspaper journalists, on suspicion of links to the alleged mastermind of the failed July 15 coup Fethullah Gulen, the state-run news agency said. Nine people have been detained so far in the operation, Anadolu news agency said, adding

  • China combs through quake region for victims

    August 10, 2017 5:23 AM 5

    JIUZHAIGOU, CHINA: China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 19 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out to search for more victims. AFP journalists in Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination near the epicentre of Tuesday night’s 6.5-magnitude quake, saw dozens