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Saudi Arabia releases two women’s rights activists

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has released two prominent women’s rights activists held in detention for nearly three years after they served their terms. “Human rights defenders Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah have been released following the expiry of the sentences against

Complete shutter down strike being observed nationwide today

KARACHI: A number of religious parties are observing a complete strike across Pakistan on Monday (today) to protest the police action against a banned outfit in Lahore. In Karachi, all educational institutes remain closed while public transports has been stopped

Two killed as police disperse TLP protest in Lahore

LAHORE: At least two activists of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) were killed on Sunday when police and law enforcement agencies dispersed a sit-in in Lahore. Two people when shot dead and several others were injured when police opened fire

Hong Kong media tycoon, democracy activists jailed for protests

BEIJING: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been jailed for 12 months along with four other veteran democracy activists for helping lead one of the city’s biggest ever protests. Over 1.7 million people — almost one quarter of Hong

Violence erupts in Gilgit-Baltistan over election results

GILGIT: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activists clashed with police clashed against the unofficial results of Gilgit-Baltistan constituency. According to DIG Gilgit Waqas Ahmed, violence erupted soon after the clash when around 20-25 protesters torched a government building and four vehicles.