Indian media reports fake ‘civil war’ in Karachi

KARACHI: The Indian media went berserk by propagating fake news about a “civil war” like situation in Karachi leading to a hilarious response from the social media users in Pakistan. The arrest of PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar on charges

Saudi Arabia appoints second female ambassador

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has appointed Amal Yahya Al-Moallimi as the ambassador to Norway making her the country’s second female ambassador. Princess Reema bint Bandar has been appointed ambassador to the United States. She is performing her official duties. According to

Global coronavirus death toll crosses 1,136,335

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has infected 41,486,432 people worldwide and killed 1,136,335. The number of healthy people from coronavirus has risen to 39,13,521 and there are 9,436,576 active cases. The United States is the world’s number one country infected with the

Obama slams Trump’s handling of coronavirus crisis

PHILADELPHIA: Former United States President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail with a blistering attack on Donald Trump with less than two weeks to go before the face-off with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Speaking at a drive-in rally in

15 dead in stampede near Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan

JALALABAD: At least 15 people were killed in a stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered outside Pakistan’s consulate applying for visas. An estimated 3,000 Afghans had congregated on the open ground outside the consulate, waiting to collect tokens needed to

Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi Crown Prince in US over murder

WASHINGTON: The fiancee of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sued Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and other officials in a US court, seeking damages for his brutal murder in Istanbul two years ago. Turkish citizen Hatice Cengiz and the human rights group Khashoggi

Germany issues warrants for founders of Panama Papers firm

BERLIN: Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data leak. Mossack Fonseca founders Juergen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, suspected of tax

Indian authorities seal English daily’s office in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The administration of Indian illegally occupied Kashmir has sealed the offices of a prominent English daily newspaper, Kashmir Times, according to the paper’s executive editor. In a tweet, Anuradha Bhasin said that the IOK administration had sealed the Kashmir

Two Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces in IoK

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in an act of state terrorism on Tuesday martyred two Kashmiris in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the Indian Army’s occupation of occupied Kashmir continues. Indian forces martyred two more Kashmiris under

Mics will be muted in US presidential debate to stop interruptions

WASHINGTON: The microphones of President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will be muted when they are not answering questions during their final showdown, to avoid the interruptions that disrupted their last debate. Each candidate will be allotted

US, Brazil must reduce dependence on China imports: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (REUTERS): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the United States and Brazil need to reduce their dependence on imports from China for their own security as the two countries reinforced their business partnership. At a virtual summit on

US to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list

KHARTOUM: President Donald Trump announced the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as it sets pays $335 million to American victims of militant attacks and their families. The deal could also

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

TEL AVIV: The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalisation deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No 9607 landed at Israel’s

China’s economy grows 4.9% in third-quarter, extending virus recovery

BEIJING: China’s economy grew 4.9 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, sustaining its rebound from bruising virus lockdowns and moving closer to pre-pandemic levels. The world’s second-largest economy grew slightly below expectations in the July-September period, National Bureau of Statistics

Italy imposes new restrictions to curb COVID-19

ROME: Italy has imposed new restrictions across the country in order to curb coronavirus. According to details, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that the measures were needed to avoid a new lockdown. “We cannot waste time; we must put in

Israel, Bahrain formally establish diplomatic relations

MANAMA: Bahrain and Israel signed a joint communique to formalise diplomatic ties during a visit by an Israeli and United States delegation to Manama to broaden cooperation and potential economic boom. Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates in agreeing last

Pakistan’s COVID-19 strategy would have saved US 10 trillion says analyst

NEW YORK: While praising Pakistan’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, former US treasury secretary Lawrence H Summers said that the United States could have saved $10 trillion if it followed in its footsteps. Lawrence Summers took to Twitter and said,

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violation

(AP): Armenia and Azerbaijan today (Sunday) accused each other of violating the new truce in their destructive conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, despite a second attempt at a humanitarian ceasefire. The latest truce, which was announced on Saturday,

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,114,633 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global epidemic of coronavirus has infected 39,957,438 people in the world and 1,114,633 people have lost their lives. The number of coronavirus cases across the world has surged to 39,957,438. While the pandemic has so far claimed more

France imposes month-long curfew to curb COVID-19

PARIS: France has imposed a month-long curfew in the country including in order to curb coronavirus. According to details, the restaurants, bars, and cafes were crowded before the curfew started at midnight in Paris and other cities. The curfew is

Ardern wins landslide re-election in New Zealand vote

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s centre-left Labour Party won a landslide victory in New Zealand’s general election on Saturday as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19. The mandate means Ardern could form the first single-party government in

Missile strike in Azerbaijan kills 10 people

BAKU: A missile strike in Azerbaijan has killed at least ten people and injured more than 40 others. According to the foreign news agency, the missile landed in a residential area in Ganj, Azerbaijan’s second-largest city, destroying several houses. Azerbaijan

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,19,130 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has infected 39,586,899 people worldwide and killed 1,19,130. The number of healthy people from coronavirus has risen to 29,658,564 and there are 88,19,205 active cases. The United States ranks first among countries infected with the coronavirus, with

Prince William, Kate Middleton play Pictionary with Pakistani students

LONDON: One year on from their visit to Pakistan, Kate Middleton and Prince William reunited with teachers and children from two organisations they visited in October 2019 to hear how they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The royal

Pakistan did better job of curbing coronavirus spread than India: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Indian congress leader Rahul Gandhi has slammed the ruling Indian government over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Rahul Gandhi said that Pakistan did a better job of curbing the coronavirus spread than India. “Another solid achievement by

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 39 million

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has infected 39,176,103 people worldwide and killed 1,102,946. The number of recovered people from coronavirus has reached 293,78,708 and there are 8,688,849 active cases. The United States ranks first among countries infected with the coronavirus, with 222,717

US coronavirus cases surpass eight million

NEW YORK: The cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States have crossed 8 million as another surge in cases hits the nation at the onset of cold weather. Since the pandemic started, over 217,000 people have died in

Indian jewellery brand pulls down ad showing Hindu-Muslim unity

MUMBAI: A renowned Indian jewellery brand has withdrawn a television advertisement after calls for a boycott for depicting an interfaith marriage. The jewellery brand Tanishq had released an advertisement that showed a Muslim family preparing a traditional baby shower for

Britain’s first hijab-wearing mayor resigns over discrimination

LONDON: Britain’s first hijab-wearing mayor has resigned over discrimination. Rakhia Ismail accused the local leadership of discriminating when she resigned as mayor of Islington, and now, eight years later, she has resigned as a councilor. According to Ismail, she raised

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,096,881 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has infected 38,746,513 million people and killed 1,096,881 people worldwide. The number of recovered people from the coronavirus has risen to 29,123,542 and there are 8,523,446 active cases. The United States ranks first among countries infected with