Starting October 4, Saudi will gradually resume Umrah

Starting October 4, Saudi will gradually resume Umrah

The year-round Umrah pilgrimage for Muslims from October 4 will be gradually resumed by Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said, seven months after it was suspended due to the extreme coronavirus pandemic. In March, the kingdom suspended Umrah and then scaled back the annual Haj in a blow to millions...

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Pakistan launches phase-III clinical trial of Chinese vaccine

Pakistan launches phase-III clinical trial of Chinese vaccine

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Tuesday announced that phase III clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine will be conducted in Pakistan. The trial is a collaboration between CanSinoBio and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology China and the National Institute of Health (NIH). The meeting further maintained...

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Indian generals face off for the love of power

Indian generals face off for the love of power

The instigators of infiltration into Pakistan fought among themselves. The self-styled police chief split into India’s own army. Seeing the Modi government, the Indian Army also went on the path of politics, two three-star generals came face to face in the battle for power, due to which the top leadership...

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Taj Mahal reopened as coronavirus cases in India surged

Taj Mahal reopened as coronavirus cases in India surged

As authorities press on with initiating the nation’s coronavirus-battered economy amid growing infection numbers, India ‘s famous Taj Mahal and some schools have reopened. Host to 1.3 billion people and some of the most populated cities in the world, India has reported more than 5.4 million cases of Covid-19, second...

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Pakistan asks India to abide by diplomatic norms

Pakistan asks India to abide by diplomatic norms

On Sunday, Pakistan said it had declined Jayant Khobragade’s nomination as India’s new chargé d’affaires in Pakistan because he was too senior for the position at a time when bilateral relations had been lowered. In a statement, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, Foreign Office (FO) spokesman, said leaking misleading data and manipulating...

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Pakistan calls Indian diplomat on violations of ceasefire

Pakistan calls Indian diplomat on violations of ceasefire

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a senior Indian diplomat was called Friday to register Pakistan’s strong protest over ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Hotspring and Jandrot Sectors, resulting in serious injury to three innocent civilians. 15-year-old Irum...

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Coronavirus cases exceeds 30m cases worldwide

Coronavirus cases exceeds 30m cases worldwide

According to an AFP report based on official sources, the number of coronavirus cases registered worldwide has reached 30 million. The bleak benchmark came as the WHO warned of Covid-19’s “alarming rates of transmission” across Europe. The tallies, likely only represent a fraction of the overall infection number. Many countries just...

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Indian and Chinese armies exchanged gunshots twice as tensions mounted

Indian and Chinese armies exchanged gunshots twice as tensions mounted

Indian and Chinese border troops had a gunfire exchange just days before their foreign ministers’ meeting last week, Indian officials said on Wednesday, in a further breach of a decades-old border restriction. The two sides have a long-standing agreement with troops not to use weapons at either the poorly defined...

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British Airways confirms direct flights to Lahore

British Airways confirms direct flights to Lahore

British Airways reported on Tuesday that it would commence direct flying from Lahore to London four days a week from 14 October. “The ‘City of Gardens’, Lahore is known for its rich culture and will be the second city in Pakistan that British Airways will connect to London, US and...

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Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan’s next prime minister

Yoshihide Suga set to become Japan’s next prime minister

Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga is set to become the country’s next prime minister after he was elected successor by the governing party to outgoing leader Shinzo Abe on Monday. Mr Suga won the vote with comfort, securing 377 of the 534 eligible votes cast by Liberal Democratic Party...

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