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China bans Taiwan’s top officials from entering mainland

BEIJING: China has banned Taiwan’s top officials from entering the mainland, as it vows to show no mercy for country’s independence ‘diehards’. The Taiwan Affairs office in China had warned that the mainland would pursue criminal responsibility for Taiwan independence

UN designates 2021 as International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

NEW YORK: The United Nations is marking 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV), highlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging efforts to improve sustainable production and reduce waste. In

Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty being observed today

NEW YORK: International Day for Eradication of Poverty is being observed around the world to raise awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and destitution particularly in developing countries. This year’s theme of the day is “Acting together to achieve

Pakistan resumes international flight operation

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced the resumption of full-scale international flight operation from all airports of the country. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a notification regarding the resumption of international flight operation in Pakistan stating that all international and chartered

UN to promote awareness campaign on World Radio Day

NEW YORK: United Nations announced to promote awareness campaigns of the usage of radio which commonly provides a medium on a global level regarding political, economic and democratic discussions. UN had decided to observe the World Radio Day at the

PM Imran Khan meets former international cricketers

ISLAMABAD: Former winner of the 1992 cricket world cup and current Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday has met former West Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson, Danny Morrison, Ramiz Raja Hassan and Zarq Khan. Former captain Imran Khan and other

FIA arrests international human smuggler from Gujrat

GUJRAT: On Monday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) detained an alleged human trafficker, Rashid Hasnain Raza alias Gogi Shah, who had been wanted by agencies for his participation in numerous heinous criminal activities. Revealing information of his detention, FIA Additional

WHO declares international emergency for coronavirus outbreak

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that China’s coronavirus epidemic now triggers an international public health emergency. The decision was announced by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, after a conference of its emergency committee, an

Why is the CAA causing an uproar in India?

NEW DELHI:  India’s controversial law on citizenship is causing the secular country a global embarrassment as it continues to call itself the world’s largest democracy. The controversial act on citizenship had lead to nationwide riots, dozens of deaths and the

Transparency International clarifies its report about Pakistan

KARACHI: Transparency International (TI) on Sunday has explained that its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) study on Pakistan has been misunderstood and is an attempt to malign the country. Transparency International has claimed that the media and some lawmakers have

International day of education being observed today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and countries around the world are marking 24th January the second International Day of Education, telling us that countries will not succeed in solving the problem of poverty that keeps millions of children and their families behind without

Youngest son of late Egyptian President Morsi passes away

Giza: Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died of an alleged heart attack at a hospital in Cairo. Abdullah Morsi, who was in his mid-twenties, died on Wednesday at the Oasis hospital in Giza in