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Met office predicts monsoon onset in coming week

LAHORE – Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted the onset of monsoon in Pakistan during the coming week. According to a press release, monsoon which is presently giving rains over central parts of India is heading towards Pakistan. Rain and thundershowers with isolated heavy falls and strong gusty winds at ...

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Regional crises serve Israeli interests: Nasrallah

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the crises in Middle East and North Africa serve the interests of the Israeli regime. Nasrallah made the remarks in a speech on the occasion of the International Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. ...

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Saudi, allies demands not ‘realistic’: Qatar

Qatar says the demands presented by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies that have imposed a blockade on Doha are not “realistic”, as the unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region seems headed for a stalemate. “We are reviewing these demands out of respect for… regional security and there will be an official response from ...

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Won’t disappoint as Test captain, says Sarfraz Ahmed

KARACHI  – Pakistan one-day international (ODI) and Twenty20 international (T20I) Captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he won’t disappoint anybody if he is selected as the Test skipper. The Champions Trophy triumphant captain said his foremost priority will be to take the Test team to number one ranking once again ...

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Russia opposition figure barred from running for presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been barred from running for presidency in Russia’s 2018 election because he is currently serving a suspended sentence. Russia’s Central Election Commission made the announcement in a statement published on Friday, saying that Navalny was not eligible to stand for office because of currently ...

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Colombian rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists

Rebels with Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country’s northeast, officials said Saturday. Colombia’s ombudsman office, which handles human rights issues, wrote on Twitter that the rebel group freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie ...

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Iran, world countries mark Quds Day with rallies

Millions of people have taken to the streets across Iran and other world countries to show their solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israel’s decades-long occupation and atrocities.  The rallies are held to mark Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. In ...

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Iranian demonstrators voice support for Palestinian cause: In photos

Millions of Iranians have flooded the streets across the country to show their support for Palestinian struggles against the Israeli regime’s occupation and crimes. Here is a selection of photos from the anti-Israel rallies in Iran: Demonstrators in Tehran chant anti-Israel slogans during International Quds Day rallies, June 23, 2017. ...

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