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Daily Archives: July 16, 2015

Egyptian cabinet agrees to revise ‘anti-terror’ law

  Egypt has agreed to revise a controversial article in an ‘anti-terror’ law, which threatens to imprison journalists for at least two years over their reporting on terrorist attacks in the country. The Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Wednesday that the Egyptian cabinet agreed to replace the envisaged jail sentence with a heavy ...

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Pro-Russia forces shelling Ukraine army positions: Kiev

Ukrainian military authorities have accused pro-Russia forces of shelling army positions in the country’s conflict-ridden eastern parts despite a ceasefire deal agreed between Kiev and the pro-Russians in Belarus earlier this year. On Thursday, Ukrainian officials said pro-Russia forces had conducted nearly 100 attacks on army bases since Wednesday, adding ...

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Report: Tory MP behind ISIL oil trade

A member of the UK Parliament has been accused of playing a pivotal role in ISIL terrorists’ black market oil business. According to some reports published on social networks, Nadhim Zahawi is involved in trading oil derived from ISIL-controlled fields in Iraq. Reports say Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP for ...

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Missiles fall off British warplane in Cyprus

NICOSIA: Two missiles fell from a warplane at a British base in southern Cyprus on Wednesday as the aircraft returned from a military operation, without causing casualties. The runway was closed after two Brimstone missiles detached themselves from a Tornado GR4 while landing at RAF Akrotiri, on the outskirts of ...

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Barrel bombs kill 11 civilians in IS town in Syria

BEIRUT: At least 11 civilians, among them three children, were killed Thursday in regime barrel bomb attacks on a jihadist-held town in northern Syria, a monitoring group said. Government helicopters dropped the crude and indiscriminate weapons on Al-Bab, which lies in the northern province of Aleppo and is held by ...

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Pakistan shoots down Indian spy drone

  Pakistan says it has shot down an Indian spy drone over its side of the restive Himalayan region of Kashmir. “An Indian spy drone used for aerial photography was shot down by Pakistani troops which intruded into Pakistan along the Line of Control near Bhimber today,” said the Pakistani ...

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PHF approached PCB for financial bail-out last May

LAHORE: The cash-strapped Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) which had gone from pillar to post to generate funds for its national and junior teams early this year also approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to come forward and bail out the hockey federation but the request went in vain. Well-informed sources ...

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Another night in Adiala for Ayyan

ISLAMABAD: Despite obtaining bail from the Lahore High Court (LHC) supermodel Ayyan Ali was forced to spend another day in Adiala Jail, where she has been detained since March 14 in a currency smuggling case. On July 13, LHC accepted Ms Ali’s post arrest bail plea but due to procedural ...

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Dar approves Rs480mn for eid salaries of Pak Steel employees

  ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Thursday has approved a sum of Rs480 million for payment of one month’s salary to the employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills. The minister conveyed the approval under his capacity as chairman of the Cabinet’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and termed ...

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Four killed in Indian BSF firing: ISPR

  SIALKOT/ISLAMABAD: Three people were killed and five others injured in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector, whereas another person was killed in firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rawalakot’s Neza Pir sector in separate instances of unprovoked firing by Indian Border Security Forces on Thursday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) ...

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