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ECP irked by security withdrawal as interior ministry orders probe

ISLAMABAD: The government has reportedly withdrawn the security provided to the provincial members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from Sindh and Punjab. The commission has expressed concerns as the Islamabad police personnel were called back from the security

UN Human Rights Council ends Yemen war crimes probe

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council voted to end to shut down the body’s investigation of war crimes in Yemen in a blow to Western nations who wanted the probe to continue. The 47-member council voted against renewing the mandate

Pakistan seeks UN probe of India’s use of Pegasus spyware

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan called on the United Nations to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan. The prime minister’s phone number was on a list of what an investigation by a

US House approves Capitol riot probe by Trump’s supporters

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives voted to create an independent commission to probe the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol by former President Donald Trump’s supporters, as one in six Republicans defied attempts to block it. Over the

WHO team visits Wuhan market at heart of first virus outbreak

WUHAN: A team of WHO experts investigating the origins of COVID-19 went to a market in Wuhan where one of the first reported clusters of infections emerged over a year ago. Members of the group arrived at Huanan seafood market

China launches antitrust probe into tech giant Alibaba

BEIJING: China has launched an antitrust investigation into e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and will summon its Ant Group affiliate to meet in the coming days in the latest blow for Jack Ma’s empire. The probe is part of an accelerating

Deepika Padukone questioned in Bollywood drugs probe

MUMBAI: Top Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India’s narcotics agency in an escalating drugs probe following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput earlier this year. Padukone arrived at the Narcotics Control Board’s (NCB) office in Mumbai

Lebanese president rejects global probe into Beirut port blasts

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s president has rejected any international probe into the catastrophic Beirut port blast, saying a missile or negligence could have been responsible. The political class has come under fire once again the explosion which killed at least 154 people

FM Qureshi congratulates UAE on Mars mission

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has congratulated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the successful launch of the first Arab interplanetary mission. During a telephonic conversation with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the foreign minister

UAE launches historic Mars mission

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates celebrated in the early hours of Monday morning the launch of its “Hope” probe to Mars, the first interplanetary mission by an Arab nation. The long-anticipated blast-off of the unmanned spacecraft at 6:58 am local

UAE set to make history with launch of Mars probe

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to make history on Wednesday with the scheduled launch of the ‘Hope’ mission, which will make it the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars. A rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft

Germany opens money laundering probe against Wirecard

MUNICH: German state prosecutors have launched an investigation against individuals at insolvent financial services provider Wirecard for suspected money laundering. Investigators are also probing the payment processor into alleged fraud, balance falsification and market manipulation at the collapsed firm. The

Sweden closes probe in unresolved murder of PM

STOCKHOLM: Swedish prosecutors have named their main suspect in the 1986 killing of prime minister Olof Palme and closing the murder case that has gripped the country for more than three decades. The suspect was named as Stig Engstrom, a

Zoom agrees to step up security after probe

NEW YORK: Zoom has been directed to improve security measures after flaws were detected as the video conferencing platform soared in popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York state’s top prosecutor said agreement wraps an investigation launched in March by

Solar probe embarks on mission to map sun’s polar regions

WASHINGTON: A new probe built by NASA and the European Space Agency set off on a blazing hot journey to the sun to take the first close-up look at the star’s polar regions, a mission expected to yield insight into

ICC approves probe into Myanmar Rohingya abuse

THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faced mounting legal pressure worldwide over their fate. Judges backed a prosecution request to probe allegations

PM allows probe into alleged rigging in 2018 elections

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has allowed constituting a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in Elections 2018. The prime minister allowed to probe alleged elections’ rigging as per one of the demands of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

Boeing design flaw a factor in Lion Air crash, reveals probe

JAKARTA: A design flaw, inadequate pilot training and poor flight crew performance contributed to a Boeing jet crashing in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people on board, investigators said on Friday. The Lion Air disaster was followed months later