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Daily Archives: May 26, 2016

Bahrain jails 19 over role in anti-government protests

A Bahraini court has handed down jail terms to scores of people over their involvement in anti-government protests, as the Manama regime steps up crackdown on dissent. Bahrain’s al-Wassat newspaper reported on Thursday that 14 people were slapped with jails terms ranging from 3 to 15 years. Ahmad al-Hammadi, a senior prosecutor ...

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Johnny Depp’s wife files for divorce

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage to the Hollywood star, celebrity news media reported on Wednesday. Court records published by the TMZ website show that Amber Heard submitted the petition to a court in Los Angeles on Monday ...

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Hafeez doubtful for English tour

Pakistan’s star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is suffering from a knee injury that he picked up earlier this year during the Asia Cup T20, is unlikely to travel next month to England. Hafeez’s medical report states his knee condition as ‘unsatisfactory’. But the Pakistan Cricket Board will make a final ...

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Army Chief reaches Quetta on day-long visit

QUETTA – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reached Balochistan’s capital Thursday to visit the Southern Command Headquarters where he will be briefed about security situation. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army Chief will deliver an address in the Staff College as well. He ...

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Nepra allows Rs3.94/unit cut in tariff for April

ISLAMABAD  – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday approved a reduction of Rs3.94 per unit in electricity fares for the month of April. According to Nepra, the rates have been decreased under monthly fuel adjustment. The public will be given relief in the bills of June. However, ...

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US adds two Pakistan-based groups to terror blacklist

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday designated two Pakistan-based groups with links to the Taliban as global terrorist threats. As “Specially Designated Global Terrorists”, US citizens are forbidden from associating with the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and the Jamaat ul Dawa al-Quran (JDQ). Any assets owned by the ...

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