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Hot, dry weather expected across country

LAHORE  – Met Office on Wednesday has predicted hot and dry weather in several cities of the country including Rawalpindi and Islamabad. However; rain-thunderstorm is expected at a few places in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. According to Met Office, the weather condition will persist till the next two ...

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Hezbollah victories herald end to Daesh in region: Iran official

A senior Iranian official has hailed the recent gains made by Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movements on the battlefield against Daesh, saying the victories herald the Takfri terrorist group’s collapse in the entire region. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani told Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website on Tuesday that Hezbollah resistance ...

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Trump defends initial response to Charlottesville violence

US President Donald Trump has defended his initial response to last week’s bloody rally in Charlottesville, suggesting that the counter-protesters were just as violent as the white supremacists. On Saturday, thousands of white supremacists, KKK members and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville for a “Unite the Right” rally. The march soon turned violent. A ...

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Saudi-led siege can’t bring Qatar to its knees: Senior official

An adviser to Qatar’s foreign minister says the Saudi-led quartet of boycotters have failed to bring his country to its knees, adding that Riyadh’s anti-Doha “smear campaign’ is only reminiscent of the kingdom’s own ideological support for the Daesh Takfiri terror group. Mutlaq Majed al-Qahtani, the Qatari foreign minister’s special ...

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Al-Musawara neighborhood totally destroyed, Saudi Arabia says

Saudi Arabia has completed the demolition of al-Musawara neighborhood in the Shia town of Awamiyah, says a local official. According to Eastern Province’s secretariat on Tuesday, the demolition of the neighborhood has been fully completed in preparation for the commencement of removal work. Local reports claim that some 60 bulldozers ...

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Shehbaz Sharif likely to be appointed as PML-N president

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leadership nominated Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as party president while Senator Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar will serve the party in the capacity of acting president till the presidential election is held. The meeting of PML-N’s central executive committee will take place on August ...

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Taiwanese minister resigns after massive blackout

Taiwan’s economy minister has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout that affected millions of households across the island during sweltering heat. The power outage plunged traffic, shopping malls, and offices into darkness early Tuesday evening, paralyzing almost all business operations. Taiwan’s Central News ...

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Floods kill at least 39, affect half a million in Bangladesh

Floods in north Bangladesh have killed at least 39 people over the past few days and affected more than 500,000, many of them fleeing their homes to shelter in camps, officials said on Tuesday. The situation could get worse as swollen rivers carry rainwater from neighboring India downstream into the ...

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Rep. Gutiérrez, 30 other protesters, arrested outside White House

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and about 30 other people have been arrested during demonstrations protesting President Donald Trump’s policy toward undocumented immigrants. The protests were held in front of the White House on Tuesday, August 15, which marks the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The protesters ...

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Colombia president declares war with FARC over

The Colombian president has declared the end of the 50-year old conflict with former rebel group FARC, following the group’s handover of the last batch of its weapons under the United Nations (UN)’s supervision. “With the laying down of arms… the conflict is truly over and a new phase begins ...

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