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September 22, 2018 | 01:49:55 PM

SC to hear next week petition seeking Imran's disqualification

SC to hear next week petition seeking Imran's disqualification

ISLAMABAD: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will take up next week a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to the cause-list issued by the apex court, the petition has been fixed before the bench comprising CJP Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan for Monday (Sept 24).

September 22, 2018 | 01:47:19 PM

China 'categorically rejects' Islamabad 'Xinjiang criticism' reports

China 'categorically rejects' Islamabad 'Xinjiang criticism' reports | The Express Tribune

Beijing on Saturday rejected recent media reports claiming Islamabad had 'criticised' the former over its treatment of Muslims in China's Xinjiang. A statement by the Chinese embassy in Islamabad said Ambassador Yao Jin paid a courtesy visit to Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq on Septemeber 19.

September 22, 2018 | 01:44:49 PM

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia | The Express Tribune

BOGOTA: Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia. The social media giant chose the Latin American country as its test lab because Colombians are particularly avid fans of using social networks and websites to find partners.

September 22, 2018 | 01:43:19 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios

Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios

Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai denied reports of efforts to politically bias the company's internet search results, Axios reported on Friday citing a memo.CA

September 22, 2018 | 12:51:16 PM

Climbdowns, cheese and crowdfunding: Imran Khan's first month as PM

Climbdowns, cheese and crowdfunding: Imran Khan's first month as PM

Pakistan's former cricket captain is fast learning that holding office in the country brings heavy compromises

September 22, 2018 | 12:50:28 PM

Several killed in attack on military parade in southwest Iran

Several killed in attack on military parade in southwest Iran

At least 20 people, including a child and a woman, were injured in a terrorist attack on a military parade in the south-western Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, state television reported. Iran was holding a number of parades in cities including the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf to mark the start of the country's 1980-88 war with Iraq.

September 22, 2018 | 12:49:37 PM

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum

Date set for Irish blasphemy referendum | The Express Tribune

DUBLIN: Ireland will hold a referendum on October 26 to repeal its constitutional law forbidding blasphemy, Dublin announced on Friday. The constitution of the Irish state currently states: "The publication or utterance of blasphemous, seditious, or indecent matter is an offence which shall be punishable in accordance with law."

September 22, 2018 | 12:47:22 PM

Reham Khan criticises 'Cake' Oscar submission

Kamila Shamsie rejects Reham's criticism over 'Cake' selection for Oscars

The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected "Cake", a movie produced by Imran Khan's close aide Zulfi Bukhari, for Oscar consideration in the 'Foreign Language Film Award' category at the Academy Awards. Chaired by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy the committee also includes Kamila Shamshi, Saira Kazmi, HM Naqvi, Hadiqa Kiani, Ali Sethi, Zoe Viccaji, Nadeem Farooq Paracha, Nabila Maqsoo, Khalid Malik and Faisal Qureishi.

September 22, 2018 | 12:46:18 PM

Zardari asked people to forge unity against evil forces

Zardari asked people to forge unity against evil forces

The PPP co-chairman says Hazrat Imam Hussain taught us to stand up to injustices, despotism ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that the philosophy of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is a beacon of light for resisting dictatorship, tyranny, oppression and totalitarianism.

September 22, 2018 | 12:45:22 PM

Islamic State leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive

Islamic State leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive | The Express Tribune

PARIS: US-backed forces have launched an offensive on the Islamic State group's last stronghold in eastern Syria, but the man dubbed the world's "most wanted" IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi could yet again slip through the net, experts warn.

September 22, 2018 | 12:44:22 PM

Arjun Kapoor to replace Akshay Kumar in Singh Is Kinng sequel

After Namaste England, Arjun Kapoor to now replace Akshay Kumar in Singh Is Kinng sequel? | Bollywood News

After replacing Akshay Kumar in the sequel to Namastey London called Namaste England, reports suggest that Arjun Kapoor might star in the sequel to Akshay Kumar's Singh Is Kinng

September 22, 2018 | 12:43:25 PM

Pakistan beat India to win Asian Team Snooker Championship

Pakistan beat India to win Asian Team Snooker Championship

Saturday Sep 22, 2018 KARACHI: Ace cueist Babar Masih played one of the best Snooker frames of his life that helped Pakistan win the Asian Team Snooker Championship, beating India in the final on Friday in Doha. Babar's superb form throughout the tournament helped Pakistan win the final 3-2 as former champion Mohammad Asif was struggling to pocket balls.

September 22, 2018 | 12:42:50 PM

CJP takes notice on intermittent closure of Lowari Tunnel

CJP takes notice on intermittent closure of Lowari Tunnel

Friday Sep 21, 2018 ISLAMABAD: The chief justice of Pakistan has taken notice of the intermittent closure of Lowari Tunnel, where traffic flow is hindered despite its formal inauguration. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has issued notices regarding the matter following a petition filed by a resident of Chitral, the district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa close to which Lowari Tunnel is situated.

September 22, 2018 | 12:41:54 PM

Dust settles as PGPC finally pays Rs500m customs duty

Dust settles as PGPC finally pays Rs500m customs duty - Profit by Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) has finally deducted the pending customs duty worth Rs500 million from Pakistan Gas Port Consortium's liquefied natural gas terminal charges, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt. The PLL deducted Rs500 million from the regasification charges of PGPC's terminal following a decision of the honourable court, killing the controversy of duty clearance and ...

September 22, 2018 | 12:40:47 PM

Legitimacy of T-Series subscribers on YouTube

PewDiePie has questioned the legitimacy of T-Series subscribers on YouTube

YouTube sensation Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg has questioned the validity of the subscribers of YouTube channel, T-Series. Kjellberg currently has the most subscribers on YouTube, sitting at a massive 66 million. However, it seems his PewDiePie channel will not be able to hold onto the crown of 'Most Subscribed' for too much longer.

September 22, 2018 | 12:39:50 PM

Heritage Trail Project: An unfulfilled promise

Heritage Trail Project: An unfulfilled promise

Updated Friday Sep 21 2018 PESHAWAR: Paved road, well-lit paths lined with plants and shining exterior of renovated buildings, this is what the area between Gor Gathri Archaeological Complex and Ghanta Ghar in the city looked like for a few days following completion of the Heritage Trail Project.

September 22, 2018 | 12:39:14 PM

This 2,000-year-old city in Saudi Arabia has everything but the crowds

This 2,000-year-old city in Saudi Arabia has everything but the crowds

Some people go on vacation to relax, others to shop but a massive number of people go to see the sites and what better sites to see than the archaeological masterpieces left by our forefathers. The pyramids and temples in Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, Chichen Itza in Mexico and England's Stonehenge are so incredibly popular that entire trips are planned around visiting them.

September 22, 2018 | 12:38:37 PM

China is putting Uighur children in 'orphanages' even if their parents are alive

'An entire generation lost': How China is separating Muslim, ethnic minorities from their children

Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare - the Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in Turkey.

September 22, 2018 | 12:37:24 PM

At least 131 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

At least 131 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

DODOMA - At least 131 people drowned after a ferry capsized and sank in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. The MV Nyerere was carrying as many as 200 passengers - double its capacity - when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday.

September 22, 2018 | 12:36:33 PM

Indian village bars Muslims from growing beard, praying publicly

Indian village bars Muslims from growing beard, praying publicly | The Express Tribune

An Indian village has banned Muslim rituals, including growing beards, praying publicly and giving children Islamic names after a calf died allegedly at the hands of a Muslim boy, reported. The report further stated that the youth was consequently barred from entering the village.

September 22, 2018 | 12:34:51 PM

UN fires Indian official for sexually harassing men at work

UN fires Indian official for sexually harassing men at work

NEW YORK - Taking stern disciplinary action, a body of the United Nations has sacked an Indian national after he was found guilty of sexual misconduct in an investigation. Ravi Karkar, who was employed in the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, was fired after the Office of Audit and Investigation of UNDP had completed its probe into the allegations of sexual harassment.

September 22, 2018 | 12:34:11 PM

Iran puts on 'show of strength' military exercise in Gulf

Iran puts on 'show of strength' military exercise in Gulf | The Express Tribune

GENEVA: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the "pounding reply" that awaited the country's enemies. Tehran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries' oil exports in retaliation for US sanctions intended to halt its sales of crude.

September 22, 2018 | 12:33:20 PM

5 takeaways from Pakistan's nail-biting win over Afghanistan

5 takeaways from Pakistan's nail-biting win over Afghanistan

Afghan brilliance, Sarfraz's temper, Imam and Malik's rescue acts, plus more. Pakistan managed to defeat Afghanistan by the skin of their teeth in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2018. Here are the 5 takeaways from that match: Before the dropped catches, before Imamul Haq's maturity and before Shoaib Malik's clutch innings, Afghanistan need to be talked about.

September 22, 2018 | 12:32:39 PM

How is Akshay Kumar helping Kapil Sharma ahead of his comeback?

How is Akshay Kumar helping Kapil Sharma ahead of his comeback? Find out here | TV News

Kapil Sharma, who quit his show due to depression, is all set to make a comeback. Read on to know how Akshay Kumar is inspiring him during his prep.

September 22, 2018 | 12:31:55 PM

Pakistan re-elected to IAEA board of governors

Pakistan re-elected to IAEA board of governors | The Express Tribune

Pakistan was re-elected to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) board of governors for the second time on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported. The election was held at the agency headquarters in Vienna. Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chairman Muhammad Naeem led the delegation.

September 22, 2018 | 12:30:42 PM

Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

Common painkiller tied to increased risk of heart problems

The commonly used painkiller diclofenac may be linked with an increased risk of heart problems, a large Danish study suggests. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that's often used to treat arthritis and other painful joint conditions. In many countries, it's available without a prescription.

September 22, 2018 | 12:16:38 PM

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO | The Express Tribune

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year - more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said on Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.

September 22, 2018 | 12:14:38 PM

Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-meter (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner's bed while another keeps watch at the door.

September 22, 2018 | 12:11:50 PM

Farooq Sattar announces to challenge Amir Liaquats win from NA-245

Farooq Sattar announces to challenge Amir Liaquat's win from NA-245

Saturday Sep 22, 2018 KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday said he will challenge the results of NA-245, Karachi during the July 25 polls. "I have prepared a petition to challenge NA-245 results in the election tribunal," Sattar said while speaking to the media in Karachi.

September 22, 2018 | 12:10:31 PM

Exploring how Dilli became the city of poets and of Urdu

'Beloved Delhi': Exploring how Dilli became the city of poets and of Urdu

Tazkira Dehli-e-marhoom ka ae dost na chhed Na suna jaayega hum se ye fasaana hargiz (Don't talk to me of Late Lamented Delhi, my friend I don't have the heart to hear this story.)

September 22, 2018 | 11:02:45 AM

FM Qureshi leaves for US to attend UNGA

FM Qureshi leaves for US to attend UNGA

Saturday Sep 22, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday night departed for the United States to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly's session. Qureshi will lead the Pakistani delegation at the General Assembly's current session which opened on September 18.

September 22, 2018 | 11:01:09 AM

Dirty Contacts and Bad Hygiene Are Helping Spread an Amoeba That Can Blind You

Dirty Contacts and Bad Hygiene Are Helping Spread an Amoeba That Can Blind You

People who wear contact lenses are often warned to properly clean their reusable contacts. A new study published Friday provides a sober reminder of why those warnings exist. Since 2011, it found, an outbreak of a rare infection that can cause blindness has been spreading among contact lens wearers in England, often thanks to poor hygiene.

September 22, 2018 | 10:57:38 AM

Global economic growth has peaked, warns OECD

Global economic growth has peaked, warns OECD - Daily Times

The west's leading economic thinktank has warned that the expansion in the global economy may have peaked after cutting its growth forecasts for an array of rich and developing countries. In its latest update on the health of the world economy, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said the outlook for both 2018 and ...

September 22, 2018 | 10:54:56 AM

Airline Passengers Bleed From Ears and Nose After Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin

Airline Passengers Bleed From Ears and Nose After Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin

If you're already nervous about flying, you may want to skip this story. Passengers on Jet Airways Flight 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, recently had a terrifying experience after the flight crew forgot to pressurize the cabin. Dozens of passengers on the flight yesterday started bleeding from their ears and nose in a complete panic as they were gasping for air.

September 22, 2018 | 10:52:42 AM

Russia backs Bosnias integrity amid Serb calls for secession

Russia backs Bosnia's integrity amid Serb calls for secession

Friday Sep 21, 2018 SARAJEVO: Russia supports the peace accords that ended Bosnia's war in the 1990s and the country's territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday amid a Bosnian Serb leader's calls for secession of a Serb-run region from Bosnia.

September 22, 2018 | 10:49:49 AM

Hanif Abbasi transferred to Attock Jail after Adiala photos surface

Hanif Abbasi transferred to Attock Jail after Adiala photos surface

PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi has been shifted to the Attock Jail after pictures of him in the Adiala Jail superintendent's office surfaced. The pictures were taken on Wednesday after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's jail sentence was suspended. The Punjab government formed a two-member committee, comprising AIG Safdar Nawaz and DIG Feroz Shaukat, to investigate the incident.

September 22, 2018 | 10:48:34 AM

Pakistan to unequivocally support Kashmir cause in UNGA session: FM

Pakistan to unequivocally support Kashmir cause in UNGA session: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said Pakistan would unequivocally support the cause of Kashmir in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly session. He gave this assurance to President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhary during a telephonic call to him.

September 22, 2018 | 10:47:47 AM

India cancels New York meeting with Pakistan, says PM Khan's 'true face revealed'

India cancels New York meeting with Pakistan, says PM Khan's 'true face revealed'

New Delhi on Friday called off a meeting between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, just a day after confirming the development. Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, confirming the development, cited "unclean intentions" on Pakistan's side.

September 22, 2018 | 10:47:03 AM

Pakistan deeply disappointed as India backs out of talks

Pakistan 'deeply disappointed' as India backs out of talks

Saturday Sep 22, 2018 KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was "deeply disappointed" by the latest development from India pertaining to the talks between the two nations, wherein New Dehli cancelled a meeting of the foreign ministers.

September 21, 2018 | 04:38:44 PM

If ending Syria's war means accepting Assad and Russia have won, so be it

British jihadists refusing to leave Syria

Two British extremists who have lived in the country for years, on why they won't lay down their weapons.

September 21, 2018 | 04:36:47 PM

President, PM eulogise Imam Hussain (RA) as nation marks Ashura

President, PM eulogise Imam Hussain (RA) as nation marks Ashura | The Express Tribune

President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday emphasised the importance of the martyrdom of Hussain (RA) at Karbala in separate messages to the nation on the occasion of Ashura, Radio Pakistan reported. Ashura reminds us of the great sacrifices rendered by the martyrs of Karbala to uphold the supremacy and truth of Islam, Alvi said.

September 21, 2018 | 04:35:36 PM

Five takeaways from PM Imran Khan's first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia

Five takeaways from PM Imran Khan's first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan invited Saudi Arabia in becoming the third strategic partner in CPEC. (WebDesk) - In a bid to have some financial assistance to give a boost to the dilapidating economy of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan made an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

September 21, 2018 | 01:43:58 PM

Saudi Arabia likely to invest in mega oil city in Gwadar under CPEC

Saudi Arabia likely to invest in mega oil city in Gwadar under CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has invited Saudi Arabia to become a strategic third partner in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the decision is expected to bring huge investments in the country. Pakistan is expected to receive an economic package worth $8 billion from Saudi Arabia which includes investment in the port city of Gwadar under CPEC.

September 21, 2018 | 01:42:46 PM

Imran calls for talks to end Saudi-Yemen dispute

Imran calls for talks to end Saudi-Yemen dispute

KARACHI: Speaking about the Saudi-Yemen dispute, Prime Minister Imran Khan has told Saudi media that all conflicts could be resolved through dialogue. "I feel that every conflict has a political solution. I am not a believer in a military solution," the prime minister said in an interview to a Saudi newspaper published on Wednesday, during his first foreign visit after assuming office.

September 21, 2018 | 12:51:47 PM

K-P to create tourism authority

K-P to create tourism authority | The Express Tribune

PESHAWAR: In a bid to boost tourism in the province, the provincial government has decided to set up a provincial tourism authority and generate additional revenue. This was disclosed by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Senior Minister for Tourism Atif Khan while speaking to the media on Wednesday.

September 21, 2018 | 12:50:15 PM

Youm-e-Ashur being observed countrywide today

Youm-e-Ashur being observed countrywide today

Friday Sep 21, 2018 Youm-e-Ashur‚ the 10th of Muharram-ul-Haram, is being observed today (Friday) with due solemnity to commemorate the sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions. Zuljinah, Taazia and Alam processions will be taken out from all cities and small towns.

September 21, 2018 | 12:48:55 PM

Nawaz 'will stick to his narrative'

Nawaz 'will stick to his narrative' | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Rejecting reports about a possible deal behind Nawaz Sharif's suspension of prison sentence, Senator Mushahidullah Khan said that reports predicting that he (Nawaz) would keep silent were all baseless conjectures. Nawaz Sharif, he said, would never abandon his narrative and the sentence's suspension had only reinforced his resolve.

September 21, 2018 | 12:22:28 PM

Climbdowns, cheese and crowdfunding: Imran Khan's first month as PM

Climbdowns, cheese and crowdfunding: Imran Khan's first month as PM

Pakistan's former cricket captain is fast learning that holding office in the country brings heavy compromises

September 21, 2018 | 11:34:21 AM

PM to chair CCI meeting with heavy agenda

PM to chair CCI meeting with heavy agenda | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the first meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI), with water, energy issues figuring high on the agenda along with discussion on launching a national cleanliness drive in the country.

September 21, 2018 | 11:33:03 AM

US, Germany and Canada still on top among most attractive countries

Working Abroad: US, Germany and Canada still on top among most attractive countries

Willingness to work abroad has also increased substantially in the US and UK (WebDesk/WEF) - If you had to move abroad for work, where would you most like to go? According to the latest edition of the Boston Consulting Group's Decoding Global Talent, workers are most likely to want to head to the United States, Germany or Canada.

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