Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria

Russia-Syria: Putin orders start of pullout from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Mr Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim air base, Interfax news agency reports. He had already declared in March 2016...

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Accountability court declares Ishaq Dar proclaimed offender

Accountability court declares Ishaq Dar proclaimed offender

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing a corruption reference against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar declared him a proclaimed offender due to his continued absence from the proceedings.  As the hearing began today, Dar’s counsel submitted his client’s fresh medical report in court and pleaded for delaying his declaration as...

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Alliance not possible with Zardari-led PPP: Imran Khan

Alliance not possible with Zardari-led PPP: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday rejected the possibility of any political alliance with the Pakistan Peoples’ Party under the leadership of its chairman, Asif Ali Zardari. Responding to a question, after appearing before the anti-terrorism court, he said: “There should be no misunderstanding that till the presence...

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Arms sales rise for the first time in 6 years, study finds

Arms sales rise for the first time in 6 years, study finds

The “top 100” of arms companies reflects the overwhelming dominance of US and Western European firms. The sales of the top one hundred arms companies rose for the first time in 6 years in 2016 to 374,800 million dollars (318,737 million euros), according to a report released this Sunday (10.12.2017)...

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The 8-day digital diet that will allow you to know how much information there is about you on the internet

The 8-day digital diet that will allow you to know how much information there is about you on the internet

I had my doubts when I read about Digital Detoxification. It sounded like a monastic-vegan retreat applied to the world of data and mobile telephony. For someone like me, who depends on the internet to work and needs to be connected full time, take a course with that title could constitute...

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IMF wants safeguards against reckless borrowing, unchecked expenditures

IMF wants safeguards against reckless borrowing, unchecked expenditures

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Pakistan to adopt a new legal framework for public finance management, aimed at stopping the country from borrowing recklessly and ensuring strict oversight of parliament on unchecked expenditure. The IMF pushed its demand during the on-going talks under the umbrella of Post Programme...

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Tahirul Qadri to go all-out against PML-N with ‘joint opposition alliance’

Tahirul Qadri to go all-out against PML-N with ‘joint opposition alliance’

KARACHI: After a number of political parties have joined hands with the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), its chief Allama Tahirul Qadri has finalised formation of a ‘joint opposition alliance’ to launch a ‘decisive’ movement against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. Highly credible sources told Daily Express on Sunday that formation of the alliance will...

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Hudaibya case: SC dismisses NAB’s ‘baseless’ request for adjournment of proceedings

Hudaibya case: SC dismisses NAB’s ‘baseless’ request for adjournment of proceedings

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its displeasure with the arguments presented by the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) lawyer and dismissed an application filed by the bureau seeking an adjournment of proceedings in the Hudaibya Paper Mills reference until its new prosecutor general is appointed. The application, which was filed by...

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“The dream of liberation became reality”: Iraq announces the end of the war against the self-styled Islamic State

“The dream of liberation became reality”: Iraq announces the end of the war against the self-styled Islamic State

There was a time when a real victory seemed impossible. But after almost four years of confrontation, Iraq announced that the war against the self-styled Islamic State (IS) is over. “My dear Iraqis, our land has been completely liberated … The dream of liberation became a reality, ” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...

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There is no contradiction between Islam and the West

There is no contradiction between Islam and the West

“The number of Muslims in Europe will grow significantly” and “Europe will become more Muslim.” Thus, or similarly, the headlines of most of the media in Germany say that they report on the results of a recent study by the US think-tank Pew Research Center. An inevitable catastrophe? The sober headlines...

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Trump and Jerusalem: the background of the decision

Trump and Jerusalem: the background of the decision

Many critical voices question Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there. Two experts think for DW about the background of the issue. The chorus of criticism of Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to move...

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Iraqi government: “Iraq was freed from the Islamic State”

Iraqi government: “Iraq was freed from the Islamic State”

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the “end of the war” against Islamic State militias. The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al Abadi, announced on Saturday (09.12.2017) that the Iraqi Army has taken control of the entire border with Syria, the last stronghold that the terrorist group Islamic State maintained in...

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Ishaq Dar expected to be declared proclaimed offender today

Ishaq Dar expected to be declared proclaimed offender today

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing a corruption reference against former finance minister Senator Ishaq Dar will resume its proceedings today and is expected to declare the accused a proclaimed offender due to his continued absence.  The court can also seize Dar’s surety bond of Rs5 million if his bail guarantor,...

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Zardari blames Sharif, Imran for ‘crisis’

Zardari blames Sharif, Imran for ‘crisis’

UMERKOT: Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has accused ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan of pushing the country into external and internal crises. Addressing a public gathering after attending the wedding ceremony of Syed Ameer Ali Shah, son of MPA Syed Ali Mardan...

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Muniba Mazari under fire again as Disability Movement in Pakistan disassociates themselves from her agenda

Muniba Mazari under fire again as Disability Movement in Pakistan disassociates themselves from her agenda

KARACHI: Television host and United Nations goodwill ambassador Muniba Mazari has been at the centre of controversy lately after her ex-husband sued her for defamation. In another case, she has also been accused of plagiarising another artist Laiba Baig’s work. Amid the lawsuits and accusations, Mazari posted an emotional response on...

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Indian forces using ‘chemical weapons’ in Occupied Kashmir: AJK president

Indian forces using ‘chemical weapons’ in Occupied Kashmir: AJK president

MIRPUR (AJK): President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday demanded of India to stop its human rights violations and crimes against humanity in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Addressing a seminar on the occasion of International Human Rights Day organised by the Kashmir Liberation Cell, the AJK president...

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Five lawmakers resign in major setback to PML-N

Five lawmakers resign in major setback to PML-N

FAISALABAD/NAROWAL/GUJRANWALA: Two MNAs and three MPAs presented their resignations and announced their dissociation with the ruling PML-N at a public meeting held in Faisalabad on Sunday by groups demanding the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah over his remarks during a recent protest by a religious organisation in Islamabad. The...

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Underhand deal?: Delimitation bill to sail through Senate after PPP’s ‘conditional nod’

Underhand deal?: Delimitation bill to sail through Senate after PPP’s ‘conditional nod’

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has conditionally agreed to vote in favour of a government-proposed bill on delimitation of constituencies in the upper house of parliament after intense lobbying from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The opposition party agreed to support the bill only after getting the government’s assurance...

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