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Air strike on Libya hospital kills five doctors

An air strike has killed five doctors in a hospital in the southern outskirts of Libya’s capital Tripoli, an official from the UN-backed government says. A warplane belonging to Khalifa Hafta, the rogue general who commands the Libyan National Army, carried out the attack, the health ministry spokesman added. The LNA has not commented. Libya has been roiled in conflict ... Read More »

At least 30 killed and 15 missing after China landslide

At least 36 people are now known to have died in a landslide that struck a village in southern China on Tuesday. State-run local media also report that 15 people have been missing since a wave of mud buried more than 20 houses in the province of Guizhou. Chinese authorities told Xinhua news agency that another 40 people had been ... Read More »

HBO addresses ‘Game of Thrones’ backlash, prequel in the works

BEVERLY HILLS: The first episode of a possible prequel series to HBO’s global hit “Game of Thrones” has completed filming in Belfast, a network executive said on Wednesday. HBO executives will review the episode before deciding whether to make a full season but Casey Bloys, president of programming at the network owned by AT&T Inc, appeared upbeat about what he ... Read More »

Peshawar Zalmi to ‘wholeheartedly’ make PSL 5 memorable

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 franchise, Peshawar Zalmi, “wholeheartedly” hopes to make the fifth season of the series to be memorable for the country and its fans. In a press release issued Sunday, its media team said Peshawar Zalmi “will conduct promotional campaigns throughout the country with International Stars”. In this regard, the team’s owner, Javed Afridi, said: ... Read More »

Hostile forces attempting to destabilise Balochistan: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor has said that hostile forces are attempting to destabilise Balochistan province now that Pakistani forces had improved the security situation in the tribal areas. Maj-Gen Ghafoor said this on Saturday after 10 Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom in two separate terrorist attacks in Balochistan province and in North Waziristan tribal district from across the Pak-Afghan ... Read More »

The remaining signatories to the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Sunday to try again to find a way of saving the accord after the US pulled out, amid mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington. Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran will take part in the meeting which comes a month after a similar gathering failed to achieve a breakthrough. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated since last year when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the accord that was aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear programme, and imposed punishing sanctions. Read: Trump tears up Iran nuclear deal, revives sanctions In retaliation, Iran said in May it would disregard certain limits the deal set on its nuclear programme and threatened to take further measures if remaining parties to the deal, especially European nations, did not help it circumvent the US sanctions. Pressure has continued to mount in the region with a string of incidents involving tankers and drones. The US has said it brought down one and possibly two Iranian drones last week, and blamed Tehran for a series of mysterious attacks on tanker ships in strategic Gulf waters. Iran shot down an unmanned US aircraft in June, after which Trump announced that he had called off retaliatory air strikes at the last minute because the resulting death toll would have been too high. The US and Gulf powerhouse Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of being behind multiple attacks on tankers in the Gulf in June, which Iran denies. On July 19, a British-flagged tanker was impounded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards with its 23 crew aboard in the Strait of Hormuz. The seizure was seen by London as a tit-for-tat move for British authorities detaining an Iranian tanker off the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar in early July. Efforts by European powers, notably France’s President Emmanuel Macron, to salvage the nuclear deal have so far come to nothing. The remaining signatories, however, have pledged to work towards a breakthrough at a future ministerial meeting, for which no date has yet been fixed. Referring to the need for a “preparatory meeting before the ministerial level meeting that will be necessary”, one European diplomat told AFP it was “imperative to talk to the Iranians after the proven violations of their commitments”. The European Union said earlier this week the extraordinary meeting would be chaired by the secretary general of the European External Action Service, Helga Schmid. It said the talks were requested by Britain, France, Germany and Iran and would examine issues linked to the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), under which the 2015 deal is implemented.

The remaining signatories to the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Sunday to try again to find a way of saving the accord after the US pulled out, amid mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington. Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran will take part in the meeting which comes a month after a similar gathering ... Read More »

The soldiers were on regular duty patrolling the border near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border when the terrorists targeted them. The martyred included Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy M Babar, Sepoy Ahsan, the ISPR said. In the other incident, four security personnel including an officer were martyred when terrorists opened fire on Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan troops near Turbat of the province. According to the ISPR, the attack took place when the FC Balochistan troops were carrying out a combing and sensitisation operation between Hushab and Turbat area. The four martyred personnel includes Captain Aqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah, the ISPR said. Following the deadly attacks, Director-General ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said hostile forces were attempting to destabilise Balochistan province now that Pakistani forces had improved the security situation in the tribal areas. The martyrdom of the soldiers is “the sacrifice Pakistan (is) making for peace in the region”, the DG ISPR said in a tweet. “While security of tribal areas has been improved with efforts now focused to solidify border, inimical forces are attempting to destabilise Balochistan,” he said. “Their efforts shall IA (Inshallah) fail,” he said.

PM Imran salutes armed forces personnel, condoles with families of martyrs ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday saluted the armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe. The prime minister said this in a tweet after 10 Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom in two separate terrorist attacks in Balochistan province and ... Read More »

If Shehbaz Sharif doesn’t go to court, I will: Shahzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM Shahzad Akbar said that if former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif does not appear before the court then he will personally take the issue published in Daily Mail report to the court. Akbar was addressing a press conference, where he said that the publication only published ‘five percent of the case while 95 percent is ... Read More »

FixIt founder Alamgir Khan arrested after clash with PPP workers

Alamgir Khan, the founder of the #FixIt campaign and a National Assembly member who belongs to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, was beaten and arrested by the police on Sunday after he tried to hold a protest outside the residence of Minister for Local Government Saeed Ghani. The incident took place when Khan and his supporters clashed with PPP workers as ... Read More »

Six Pakistan Army soldiers , Four FC personnel, including officer, martyred in North Waziristan And Baluchistan terrorist attacks

MIRANSHAH: Six Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday when terrorists opened fire on them from across the Pak-Afghan border. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incident happened when the soldiers were on regular duty patrolling the border near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan tribal district near the Pak-Afghan border. The martyred included ... Read More »

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