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Rain likely in various parts of country: Met Office

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain in different parts of the country including Islamabad and Lahore during the next 24 hours, Dunya News reported on Sunday. According to Met Office, weak seasonal low lies over Balochistan. Monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal are penetrating northeastern parts of ...

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Iran will work to sustain nuclear deal: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his top priority is to ensure that a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries will stand. Speaking in a televised interview on Sunday night, Foreign Minister Zarif said the ministry under his watch would work first and foremost to keep ...

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Trump cancels climate change advisory panel

The administration of US President Donald Trump has disbanded a federal panel aimed at raising awareness about the government’s activities on climate change. Comprised of government and officials as well as academics and industry leaders, the 15-member Advisory Committee for Sustained National Climate Assessment was tasked with guiding the public ...

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Saudi Arabia claims Qatar blocking flights to Mecca

Saudi Arabia has claimed that Qatar is stopping its planes from landing in Doha to take pilgrims to Mecca. Last week, Riyadh announced that it would open its borders with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims’ access to Mecca to observe their Hajj rituals. At the time Qatar hailed the move, ...

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Syrian army forces crushing terrorists, clearing areas: President Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says government forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, are crushing foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists across the country, and clearing areas of militants. “Our army is making territorial gains every day, week after week, crushing terrorists and clearing lands occupied by them,” Assad said during a ...

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Philippine Catholic Church head urges end to drug killings

The head of the Philippines’ powerful Catholic Church called Sunday for an end to the “waste of human lives” following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed. Police raids dubbed “One Time Big Time” saw at least 76 people ...

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Republicans running out of patience with Trump’s chaotic style

Republican bigwigs in the US Senate are losing their patience with President Donald Trump and the chaotic way he has been running the country since entering the White House. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker told his constituents in Chattanooga, Tennessee over the weekend that the Trump “has not ...

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