70 Years of Nightmare: Observing International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Rava Special Report)

70 Years of Nightmare: Observing International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Rava Special Report)

Palestine is the name (first referred to by the Ancient Greeks) of an area in the Middle East situated between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Palestine was absorbed into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 and remained under the rule of the Turks until World War One. Towards the...

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Grammys Nominations: Ed Sheeran overlooked while Jay Z tops nominations

Grammys Nominations: Ed Sheeran overlooked while Jay Z tops nominations

Ed Sheeran’s multi-million selling album has been excluded from the main categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards, surprising many industry observers. The star was edged out of contention by Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, who each received multiple nominations. Jay Z leads with eight nominations, including his first ever appearance...

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Pakistan seeks larger representation at SABF

Pakistan seeks larger representation at SABF

KARACHI: Pakistan will request a bigger portrayal in the following South Asia Business Discussion (SABF) gathering, which is composed by the China Committee for Advancement of Global Exchange each year in Kunming. Organization of Pakistan Assemblies of Business and Industry (FPCCI) Bad habit Presi­dent Saqib Fayyaz Magoon is relied upon...

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Pakistan Army was behind the resignation of Zahid Hamid: Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Rizvi

Pakistan Army was behind the resignation of Zahid Hamid: Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Rizvi

Days after the twin cities returned to normalcy as religious organisation, Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TYL), called off their weeks-long sit-in protest, chief cleric of TYL Khadim Hussain Rizvi said Pakistan Army made Zahid Hamid resign from his post of law minister. “Our party held negotiations with officials of Pakistan Army and Inter-Services Intelligence...

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What is happening in Libya and Why it is not Alright

What is happening in Libya and Why it is not Alright

Warning: This post contains graphic content. Migrants and refugees being sold into slavery in Libya is not really new information. In April 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that along the North African migrant routes its staff discovered “slave markets” where hundreds of African young men are being tormented.   But following...

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Two soldiers martyred in Sibi IED blast

Two soldiers martyred in Sibi IED blast

QUETTA: Two soldiers embraced martyrdom after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Sibi, Balochistan on Wednesday. The martyred soldiers were identified as Sepoy Maqsood and Aqib. Three other soldiers were injured and were evacuated and shifted to a nearby hospital. According to details, the blast occurred during road clearance work carried...

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VIDEO: Quaid-e-Azam’s statue unveiled at London museum

VIDEO: Quaid-e-Azam’s statue unveiled at London museum

LONDON: Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, unveiled a bust of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the historic British Museum on Tuesday. The Jinnah’s bust was unveiled at a ceremony held at the museum. In a message on his Twitter account, Sadiq Khan said that he was proud to unveil...

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Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas 2017 and Twitter Reacted

Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas 2017 and Twitter Reacted

Decorating the White House for Christmas every year has been an important event for years. Every year, the First Lady a.k.a FLOTUS sits down with best designers and planners from all across the world to decorate the White House for Christmas and this year was no different. The wife of...

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Why do we get fat when we get older (and it’s not just our metabolism’s fault)?

Why do we get fat when we get older (and it’s not just our metabolism’s fault)?

The battle against the scale is something that torments many past a certain age … and certain kilos. The body of the 20 years that you believed would accompany you forever begins to change and the pants that favored you so much do not go over your knees. The curve...

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The huge amount of bacteria that common flies carry (and how they can spread diseases)

The huge amount of bacteria that common flies carry (and how they can spread diseases)

It is known that flies carry germs that they collect and spread throughout the places where they travel. This is not a surprise considering that to reproduce they usually place their eggs in places like garbage, excrement or dead animals. That is why we are horrified when one of these...

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“The stars lined up when I met Meghan”: the first interview of Prince Harry and his girlfriend after announcing their engagement

“The stars lined up when I met Meghan”: the first interview of Prince Harry and his girlfriend after announcing their engagement

If Prince Harry of England had proposed marriage to the American actress and divorced Meghan Markle 80 years ago, he would very likely have had to renounce his real rights. That was exactly what King Edward VIII of England had to do in 1936, when he abdicated the throne by...

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Protest on Dec 9 against ‘plan’ to grant citizenship to ‘aliens’

Protest on Dec 9 against ‘plan’ to grant citizenship to ‘aliens’

KARACHI: Leading sub-nationalist groups of Sindh on Tuesday announced that they would jointly observe a day of protest on Dec 9 against the government’s “conspiracy to grant citizenship to foreigners”, hold demonstrations, take out rallies and sit in token hunger strikes across the province. The announcement was made by the...

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Nawaz Sharif ‘unhappy’ with handling of Faizabad sit-in

Nawaz Sharif ‘unhappy’ with handling of Faizabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD: Upset by the mishandling of the Faizabad sit-in and the total surrender of his party’s government to the protesters, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that recent events had damaged the country’s repute at the international level. Party sources told Dawn that in an “informal meeting” with the senior...

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SHC orders retrial in Shahzeb Khan murder case, strikes down death sentence

SHC orders retrial in Shahzeb Khan murder case, strikes down death sentence

KARACHI: The 2012 murder case of Shahzeb Khan took a new turn on Tuesday when the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered a retrial, striking down the death penalty awarded to the convicts by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). Shahzeb Khan was gunned down by the son of an influential feudal in...

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North Korea launches its “most powerful” intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States

North Korea launches its “most powerful” intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States

North Korea said on Wednesday that it tested in the early hours of the morning a new intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM), the Hawsong-15, “capable of reaching United States territory.” According to the Pentagon, which has not confirmed that it is a new missile, the launch was detected at 03:17 local...

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Myanmar: The Pope asked to respect ethnic groups before Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar: The Pope asked to respect ethnic groups before Aung San Suu Kyi

The pope followed the advice not to refer directly to the Rohingya minority, but under the eyes of the State Councilor, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked for the respect of each ethnic group that “feels like a home the country.” On the second day of his trip to Burma (Myanmar),...

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Ending sit-in: LHC judge applauds army for saving country

Ending sit-in: LHC judge applauds army for saving country

LAHORE: Just a day after an Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge came down hard on the army’s mediation to defuse the three-week-long-sit-in on the Faizabad intersection in the federal capital, his counterpart in Lahore believed otherwise. Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed of the Lahore High Court (LHC) was all praise for...

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Deal with Tehreek-e-Labbaik ‘not desirable’, but struck out of necessity: Ahsan Iqbal

Deal with Tehreek-e-Labbaik ‘not desirable’, but struck out of necessity: Ahsan Iqbal

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that though the deal signed by the government with the Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters to make them end their protest was “not desirable”, it had become necessary to prevent riots. He tweeted that the civil and military leadership had worked together to save the country...

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Centre’s solo flight blamed for sit-in debacle

Centre’s solo flight blamed for sit-in debacle

ISLAMABAD: The question as to why did the centre not seek Punjab’s help to deal with the Faizabad sit-in and ended up in a botched operation has much to do with the serious divide in the ruling camp’s central and provincial leaderships, The Express Tribune has learnt. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz...

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