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Former French President dies from COVID-19 at 94

PARIS: Former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died at the age of 94 after contracting COVID-19. Giscard was France’s leader from 1974 to 1981 and a key architect of European integration in the early 1970s. He had recently been

President-elect Joe Biden fractures foot while playing with dog

WASHINGTON: President-elect Joe Biden suffered hairline fractures in his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will probably have to wear a protective boot for several weeks.  The incident happened on Saturday and Biden visited an orthopedist for

CJCSC Gen Nadeem Raza calls on Tajik President, military leaders

DUSHANBE: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza called on President of Tajikistan Mr Emomali Rahmon during an official visit to the country. Chairman JCSC also had separate meetings with Tajik Defence Minister Colonel General Sherali Mirzo, Minister

PM to arrive in Afghanistan today on maiden visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day-long visit to Afghanistan today (Thursday) on the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. According to the Foreign Office, the focus of the visit would be further deepening of the fraternal bilateral

Expectations from Biden

General elections have immense importance as it gives people the opportunity to choose their government. There is an environment created for the election process right from the election campaigns, polling and vote casting to finally accepting the results. A new

Biden solidifies presidential election win over Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President-elect Joe Biden solidified his election victory by winning the state of Georgia, while President Donald Trump said “time will tell” if another administration takes over soon. Joe Biden has won 306 votes in the state-by-state Electoral

President Alvi pays homage to Allama Muhammad Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has paid homage to the philosopher-poet Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Dr. Arif Alvi said that Allama Iqbal dreamed of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. He was a thinker and he taught

President Biden

Democrat challenger Joe Biden has been elected as the 46th President of the United States of America. After an excruciating delay of over four days, the results of the last few states were announced handing Biden the eventual victory. Biden

Joe Biden and Pakistan

In 2011, during a visit to Pakistan, the then US Vice President Joe Biden dismissed the notion that the United States wanted to weaken Pakistan or lean towards India. He emphasized that the United States would not abandon Pakistan. By

Kosovo president resigns to face war crimes court

PRISTINA: Kosovo president and former guerilla leader Hashim Thaci was in detention in The Hague just hours after he resigned to face an indictment at a war crimes court. Thaci announced he was stepping down to “protect the integrity” of

Biden closer to victory as Trump claims election being stolen

WASHINGTON: The nail-biting US election was on the very of finally producing a winner with Democrat Joe Biden declaring “no doubt” that he would beat President Donald Trump. Two days after the most tense election in decades, the meticulous vote-counting

‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ award conferrred on Bosnian president

ISLAMABAD: The government has conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan, the country’s highest civil award, to Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic. The award was given to him in recognition of his contribution for strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and

Cliffhanger elections

The results for the US presidential have not been announced two days after voting ended. The most decisive elections in modern history are going down to the wire as Americans and people around the world continue to watch in anticipation

Bosnia & Herzegovina President arrives on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic, who serves as the head of state, arrived on a two-day visit to Pakistan. State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul received the President of Bosnia and Herzegovina and

Trump vs. Biden

Americans have headed to the polls to pick their next president – incumbent Donald Trump or his Democrat challenger Joe Biden. The US presidential elections are seen with keen enthusiasm as it has a profound impact around the world. Near

Trump, Biden rally on final day of election race

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump rallied late Monday in a final hour bid to prove the polls wrong and retain the White House, while his challenger Joe Biden predicted victory and told America to “take back” democracy. On the eve of

President Alvi urges Muslim leaders to unite against blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi urged the Muslim world leaders to put forth a unanimous demand before international organisations to ensure the sanctity of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and desist from blasphemy and desecration. In his message to the nation

Senior lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi elected SCBA president

ISLAMABAD: Senior lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi of Independent Group of lawyers, also known as the late Asma Jahangir group, was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). As per unofficial results, Afridi secured 1,236 votes against 959 voted

Bartomeu resigns as Barcelona President

MADRID: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned from the post with the entire board also stepping down and a revelation that they accepted a proposal to play in the planned European Super League. “I want to communicate my

FM Qureshi lauds Turkish President’s stance on Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday lauded Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s clear stance against the growing trend of Islamophobia. The foreign minister telephoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest.

President Alvi inaugurates ‘Corona Wall of Heroes’ in Lahore

LAHORE: President Dr Arif Alvi inaugurated ‘Corona Wall of Heroes’ in Lahore to pay tribute to heroes who rendered services and sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the Shaan-e-Pakistan Awards ceremony at the Governor’s House, the president said that the

Footballer Paul Pogba quits over French President’s remarks

PARIS: Paul Pogba has reportedly quit international football after Islamophobic comments by French President Emmanuel Macron. The Manchester United star has made the decision following controversial remarks from the French president alleging that Islam was in crisis. The French government’s

Trump, Biden clash over pandemic in final presidential debate

NASHVILLE: United States President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the coronavirus pandemic at the final presidential debate, just twelve days before the November 3 election. Trump adopted a more restrained tone than 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

I am immune from COVID-19, claims President Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump declared himself immune from COVID-19 as he prepares to return to the campaign trail to regain ground against White House rival Joe Biden. “It looks like I’m immune for, I don’t know, maybe a

Harris, Pence clash over Trump’s virus response at VP debate

SALT LAKE CITY: United States Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris clashed over the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic during their debate. The policy-heavy debate stood in stark contrast to last week’s chaotic presidential debate

Facebook blocks Trump’s post claiming flu is more deadly than coronavirus

WASHINGTON: Facebook and Twitter took action on posts from US President Donald Trump for violating their rules against coronavirus misinformation by suggesting that COVID-19 was just like the flu. Facebook took the post down and Twitter added a label warning

President Trump returns to White House still battling COVID-19

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday after a three-night hospital stay to be treated for the coronavirus and removed his white surgical mask to pose for pictures. Trump wore a mask as he left the

Trump’s taxes

The United States presidential elections is just five weeks away as Donald Trump goes head-on with his Democrat challenger Joe Biden. Trump has been criticised for his handling of the coronavirus situation and has been falling way behind in opinion

President confers civil award on outgoing Chinese ambassador

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan civil award on outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing. The special investiture ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly