US to cut $1bn of Afghanistan aid over failure to agree unity government
The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn, blaming the
failure of President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival, Abdullah
Abdullah, to agree on a unity government for talks with the Taliban
Coronavirus: why do 'recovered' patients test positive again? A
number of coronavirus patients in mainland China have tested positive for
infection after earlier being cleared, according to official figures, though
medical experts say it is unlikely they were infected twice and have warned
against releasing people from hospital prematurely.
India & Pakistan officially becoming
nuclear powers would spell 'disaster' for non-proliferation treaty – Moscow.
Extending the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on the entire world is
generally a good idea, but an official recognition of India and Pakistan as
nuclear powers is not – their accession to the pact would ruin it, Moscow
Indian politician calls for
burqa ban claiming ‘terrorists’ use them to hide from police.
state of Uttar Pradesh’s labor minister Raghuraj Singh has called for an
outright ban on women wearing burqas, suggesting that terrorists have been
using them to elude authorities.
bilateral nuclear disarmament in South Asia.
In a stunning statement, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he
would be willing to give up his nation’s nuclear weapons if its rival India
vowed to do the same.
reacts to wife's serious allegations Pakistan's showbiz
personality Mohsin Abbas Haider, who has been accused of domestic violence
and cheating wife Fatima Sohail, reacted to all the allegations against him
in a press conference held on Sunday in Lahore.
Pakistani soldier killed
by ‘unprovoked’ cross-border fire from India – Islamabad The Pakistani
Army accused India of shelling its outposts along the Line of Control (LoC)
and said one of its soldiers died during the exchange of fire. New Delhi
says its forces retaliated after Pakistani troops attacked first.
UAE to open
Asia’s biggest visa centre in Karachi: envoy Ambassador of the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Alzaabi said on Friday his country
would be opening a visa centre in Karachi in September which would be the
biggest such facility in Asia.
Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff
Pakistan has fully reopened its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five
months after it was closed following a standoff with India.
Monsoon floods displace
millions in India
than three million people have been displaced across north and north-eastern
India amid monsoon rain that has cost lives and destroyed homes.
Indian police arrest
priest & school teacher after they attempt to ‘sacrifice’ 3yo girl Police
in India have saved a 3-year-old girl from imminent death at the hands of
her own relatives, as they planned to “sacrifice” the toddler after getting
the green light from her parents, local media reports
palace found beneath a reservoir that dried up.
A drought combined with the release of water through the Mosul Dam in
revealed the hidden site of the Mittani Empire.
lost the highest number of workers and leaders during the last many years.
Several party leaders including Bashir Ahmad Bilour, his son Haroon Bashir
Bilour, MPAs and senior party activists were martyred in bomb attacks and
Istanbul mayoral re-run:
Erdogan's ruling AKP loses again
Turkey's ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the
city's mayoral election, latest results show.
Muslim ‘triple talaq’
divorce bill sparks fierce debate in India.
The party of Indian PM Narendra Modi faced tough opposition as it made
another attempt to push through a bill that would criminalize divorcing a
woman by saying the word ‘talaq’ three times.
Russia to start sending
missile systems to Turkey in 2 months – and has ALREADY trained crews.
S-400 anti-air missile systems will begin to arrive in Turkey in two months,
says the head of Russian state defense corporation Rostec, despite
Washington warning Ankara that the deal could threaten their partnership.
Amazon to deliver
by drone 'within months'.
Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within
months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas,
touting the machine's ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and
Indian builds water hand pumps in Pakistan Touched at the plight
of starving children in Pakistan's Tharparkar district, Dubai-based Indian
businessman has set up nearly 62
water hand pumps in Tharparkar through a social worker in the Pakistani
Google deals Huawei
major blow by cutting Android licence
is set to revoke access to its Android mobile operating system from Huawei,
dealing the Chinese company a major blow in accordance with US sanctions.
No oil, gas
reserves found at Kekra-1: Petroleum Division Offshore drilling
at the Kekra-1 site near Karachi has found no reserves of oil and gas,
according to an official of the Petroleum Division.
PIA loses continue
Minister for Aviation Division Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday informed the
Senate that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) losses have surged to Rs
Sri Lanka expels 200
Islamic clerics after Easter attacks Sri Lanka has expelled over
600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the
Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local jihadi group, a minister told AFP
Baloch’s brother arrested from Saudi Arabia by Interpol The
brother of Qandeel Baloch has been arrested from Saudi Arabia with the help
of Interpol last night, lawyer Nighat Dad said Friday.
M, army chief
discuss security matters Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of
the Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa on Thursday held security consultations.
Koreas Talk Peace
The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all.
by Mohsin Hamid has made it to a number of international literary
awards, but this time the book has bagged an award!
Donald Trump may not be able to scrap Nuclear Deal with Iran, why?
It is in Americas interest that
the deal moves on, advisor to the US President put a hold on the
Current Affairs Digest to read special report on thorny
issues White House is facing today.
Anti Israel views may deprive Hurricane Harvey Victims of State Support
in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey
relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding
application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
visit to Russia Saudi King reaches
out to Putin to help increase oil prices.
US to Drop
Pakistan as Ally - sanctions in the offing? US State department is
contemplating over dropping Pakistan's name from non-NATO ally to put more
pressure on the country. Having supported successive dictators in Pakistan,
there is a realization in the US administration that the time now is to back
Imran Khan Strongly Criticizes Musharraf
Imran Khan has urged Pakistan
never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.