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Born Into Al-Qaida: Hamza Bin Laden’s Rise to Prominence

March 17, 2019 |

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers.

In rapid succession in recent weeks, …

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Zardari challenges court decision to transfer money laundering case to Islamabad

March 16, 2019 |

Former President, Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have challenged the decision of Banking Court in the Sindh High Court regarding transfer the money laundering case to Islamabad.

Both the accused appeared before the Sindh High Court today …

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Pakistan PM: Afghan Peace Within Reach

March 15, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that peace in Afghanistan is "around the corner," citing ongoing negotiations between the United States and Taliban insurgents.

Islamabad is credited for arranging Washington's direct dialogue with the Taliban that U.S. …

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Taliban: Talks With US Set Stage for Ending Afghan War

March 14, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN A top Taliban leader says their recent negotiations with the United States have achieved great progress and he is very hopeful the stage is set for ending the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the deputy …

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Islamabad plans to get 10 Pakistani universities included in world’s top 100

March 14, 2019 |

Islamabad The government of Pakistan has decided to establish a separate consortium consisting of top 10 universities of the country aiming at including them in the world's best 100 higher educational institutions.

A committee has been constituted for selecting Pakistan's …

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European Investment Bank loans Morocco Euros 80 million to upgrade highway infrastructure

March 13, 2019 |

Rabat The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted the Moroccan Motorway Company (ADM) a loan worth 80 million euros ($90.4 million) to upgrade highway infrastructure in the region of Grand Casablanca.

The loan will finance the tripling of the Casablanca-Berrechid …

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Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attack in Hebron

March 12, 2019 |

Hebron A Palestinian identified as Yaser Fawzi Shweiki, 27, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli soldiers opened fire at Shweiki, under …

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Saudi Arabia sets aside onethird of govt jobs for women

March 11, 2019 |

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission (HRC) has said that onethird of all government jobs in the country are set aside for Saudi women.

The Justice Ministry and the Public Prosecution alone employed 4,495 women, AlMadina Arabic newspaper said quoting …

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Minister apprises PM about upgradation of Railways

March 10, 2019 |

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed held a meeting with Prime Minster Imran Khan in Lahore today (Saturday) and briefed him about the performance of his department.

He also briefed the Prime Minister about the details of his visit to Iran.…

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Minister apprises PM about upgradation of Railways

March 10, 2019 |

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed held a meeting with Prime Minster Imran Khan in Lahore today (Saturday) and briefed him about the performance of his department.

He also briefed the Prime Minister about the details of his visit to Iran.…

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India’s Mammoth General Election Kicks Off April 11

March 10, 2019 |

NEW DELHI India's general elections will be held over five weeks weeks starting April 11 and decide if Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won a sweeping victory five years ago, is able to secure a second term in office.

Billed …

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Bodies of Climbers Spotted on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

March 9, 2019 |

ISLAMABAD Searchers have spotted the bodies of two climbers from Britain and Italy in Pakistan days after the pair disappeared while trying to scale one of the world's highest peaks, officials said Saturday.

Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi were caught …

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