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Daily Archives: June 24, 2016

England tour a jackpot for PCB media managers

KARACHI: In a surprising move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to send four media managers for England tour, one of whom will be entrusted solely with social media, Dawn has learnt. Agha Akbar, who was the only media manager accompanying the team since the New Zealand tour in ...

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US concerned about Turkey’s arrest of activists

The United States says it is deeply concerned about the violation of basic freedoms in Turkey after its ally arrested three free speech activists. “This appears to be just a continuation of a troubling trend that we’ve seen in Turkey to discourage legitimate discourse and freedom of expression, freedom of ...

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Brexit to chip at US economy, diplomatic leverage

Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) is expected to rattle the US economy and weaken America’s diplomatic leverage in the bloc. The so-called Brexit has already shaken equity markets and driven up the value of the dollar, while upending the corporate strategies of American companies based in London. The pound fell to ...

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Libya air force pounds Daesh positions in Sirte

Government-backed forces in Libya have carried out airstrikes on Daesh positions in Sirte in support of the ground operations aimed at liberating the coastal city from the terror group. “Our air force today launched an intense series of air strikes that targeted various (Daesh) positions in Sirte,” said Reda Issa, ...

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Saudi-backed side hindering peace: Houthi leader

The Houthi movement says it has given difficult concessions in negotiations to establish peace in Yemen but the Saudi-backed side is obstructing the process by refusing to compromise. “In order to fulfill its obligations, the (Houthi) Ansarullah delegation brought itself to giving some concessions, some of which were tough to give,” the movement’s leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi ...

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Turkey parliament grants immunity to security, armed forces

Turkey’s parliament has passed legislation that grants immunity to security and armed forces involved in “counter-terrorism” operations, amid a Turkish crackdown on separatist Kurdish groups. The parliament voted late on Thursday not to prosecute military and security forces, who have recently been carrying out operations against PKK militants in southeast Turkey as well ...

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Daesh abducts 900 in Syria’s Aleppo: Group

The Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh has reportedly kidnapped as many as 900 people from a Kurdish city in the northeast of the Syrian border province of Aleppo. The abductees were spirited away from 15 villages and a township in the city, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ...

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