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  • Pakistani newspaper’s New Year calendar features Hafiz Saeed

    8 January, 2018 12:03 PM 57

    A photograph of the calendar featuring Hafiz Saeed was shared by a Pakistan-based journalist on Twitter. A Pakistani Urdu newspaper ‘Khabrain’ has sparked a row with its new year calendar. The calendar has become a talking point as it carries a photograph of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. A photograph of the calendar

  • UK’s May plans Cabinet changes as Brexit enters new phase

    7 January, 2018 3:00 PM 37

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to shuffle her Cabinet as she tries to bolster her authority ahead of a crucial new phase in Brexit negotiations. Ms. May said she will re-jig government ranks “soon,” with changes expected as early as Monday. She did not indicate which ministers are set to lose their jobs. The Sunday Times reported that several

  • Historic Iron Church in Istanbul reopens after restoration

    7 January, 2018 2:03 PM 36

    Turkey’s President and the Bulgarian Prime Minister have unveiled the historic Iron Church in Istanbul after a seven-year restoration project. In Sunday’s opening ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 120-year-old Sveti Stefan Church remains the “single example” of a church built on an iron skeleton. The cross-shaped Bulgarian church

  • When: January 5, 2018

    6 January, 2018 4:40 PM 30

    Protests and after: Iran has been rocked by days of protests over the economy and the Islamic regime as a whole. The first wave of protests began last Saturday at Mashhad and spread to other cities, including the religious centre of Qom. The unrest has left at least 21 dead, and is the biggest such movement since the protests in 2009 over a disputed

  • N. Korea likely to take part in Winter Olympics

    6 January, 2018 3:17 PM 28

    It expects to send a figure skating pair North Korea’s representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month, Japan’s Kyodo News reported on Saturday. Chang Ung, a North Korean IOC member, told reporters at Beijing’s International

  • Saudi boosts stipends to compensate for new tax

    6 January, 2018 2:41 PM 31

    Announces a 10% increase in pay, benefits to public servants Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday it had boosted stipends and benefits for citizens to cushion the impact of economic reforms including the kingdom's first ever taxes after an oil price slump. Most working Saudi Arabians are employed by the State and, like nationals in other energy-flush Gulf monarchies

  • ‘Trump cannot end H-1B extensions without Congressional approval’

    6 January, 2018 2:04 PM 33

    “Only what was done by executive action can be undone by executive action. This “no H-1B extension policy” being floated cannot really be changed by executive action because it was part of the Act that made it,” said Navneet S. Chugh. Recent reports about the possibility of the Donald Trump administration ending the extension of H-1B visas beyond six years

  • Hafiz Saeed slaps Rs 100 million ‘defamation’ notice on Pakistan Minister

    6 January, 2018 12:01 PM 45

    JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has served a Rs 100 million legal notice to Pakistan’s Defence Minister for “defamation”, days after the government banned the Jamaat-ud- Dawah from collecting donations following U.S. President Donald Trump’s outburst against Islamabad’s sheltering of terrorists. “I call upon you [minister Khurram Dastgir] to send a written apology

  • Two planes collide on the ground at Toronto international airport

    6 January, 2018 3:37 AM 34

    Footage from the Westjet plane shows flames on the wing of one the planes; no injuries reported Passengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides in the frigid cold on Friday night after two planes collided on the ground at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. No injuries have been reported. WestJet said an inbound from Cancun, Mexico, with 168 passengers

  • U.K. may impose tax on disposable cups

    5 January, 2018 5:00 PM 27

    British lawmakers on Friday urged the government to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 — or ban them altogether. Around 2.5 billion plastic-lined paper cups are used in Britain each year, but less than one in 400 are recycled, MPs on the environmental audit committee warned in a new report