Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: LAHORE

Pakistani Pashtun rights group attracts 8,000 to rally despite state pressure

:: A Pakistani ethnic rights group drew over 8,000 people to a rally in Lahore on Sunday, despite pressure from security officials to call off the event focusing on human rights violations in areas bordering Afghanistan. The leader of the

Saudi officials to visit Pakistan this month

Majid Al-Qasabi

:: A delegation of 27 high-ranking officials from Saudi Arabia will visit Pakistan this month. Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Ahmed Al-Maliki told News Agency on Saturday that a delegation representing all the Kingdom’s ministries and led by Minister

Imran Khan opposes fencing of Durand Line, favours European style ties with Afghanistan

:: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has opposed the fencing along the disputed 2,500km Durand Line with Afghanistan and favoured having an open border between the two neighbours like European Union type of relationship. “Rather than building fences, I think

PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers

Kulsoom Nawaz

:: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court a returning officer’s acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan’s returning officer for the

Deposed Pakistani PM calls for ‘revolution’ in talk to crowd

:: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told thousands of supporters he would “change the fate of the country” despite being ousted by the Supreme Court, as he ended a four-day procession from Islamabad to Lahore on Saturday. Sharif had

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliament seat – party official

:: The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office, a Sharif adviser said on

Truck bomb injures 34 in Pakistan’s Lahore

:: A truck bomb injured at least 34 people late Monday in Pakistan, officials said, in the latest bombing to rattle the eastern city of Lahore. “The explosive material was planted inside a truck which was loaded with fruit,” Abdullah

‘Interim’ Pakistan PM may stay put amid doubts over Sharif’s brother

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

:: Interim Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took control of prime ministerial duties on Thursday after a guard of honor amid growing uncertainty that the brother of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif will eventually take over the job as planned. Sharif,

Terror strikes Pakistan’s Lahore; 25 killed

:: A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them policemen, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which wrought carnage near the Lahore Technology Park

Pakistan, Afghanistan begin ‘border demarcation’ at Chaman

:: Pakistan and Afghanistan have begun the joint survey of the Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir villages along their border with Chaman, so as to determine correct geographical boundaries. The decision to conduct a geographical survey of the villages was

Pakistan professor from minority Ahmadi sect fatally stabbed

Pakistani police say a university professor from the Ahmadi sect was found stabbed to death in what may be the latest in Islamic militant attack on members of the minority group. Officer Mohammad Ali says the 61-year-old microbiology professor Tahira

Pakistani police say 10 militants killed in gun battle in Lahore

Pakistani police said on Saturday 10 militants from Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, died in a gun battle in the eastern city of Lahore, including a key suspect behind a February blast that killed 13 people. The clash

Blast in Pakistan’s Lahore kills at least five

A blast at a market in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore killed at least five people on Thursday and wounded 21, a rescue official Reuters. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Security forces cordoned off the area

Pakistan detains more than 200 people after Easter bombing

Pakistan has detained more than 200 people and questioned thousands more as authorities hunt down those behind the Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore which killed 73 people, including children, the Punjab provincial law minister said Tuesday. “More than 5,000 people

Pak literary festivals bring cultural revival

Pakistan’s literary scene is seeing a spirited revival, with packed festivals attracting tens of thousands in a rock concert-like atmosphere that defies security threats in a growing cultural renaissance. Events such as the raucous Lahore Literary Festival, held over the

Renowned Urdu writer Intizar Hussain dies

Intizar Hussain

Renowned Pakistani fiction writer Intizar Hussain died at a local hospital here Tuesday. He was 92. Hospital sources have confirmed death of Intizar Hussain, The News reported. Intizar Hussain was born on Dec. 7, 1923 in Dibai, Bulandshahr, India, and

Pakistan shuts down ‘militant seminaries’

Maulana Masood Azhar

Pakistani authorities have shut down several religious schools run by the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group accused of masterminding an attack this month on an air base in India, the provincial law minister said on Friday. The crackdown in Punjab province, Prime

Grateful to be alive: Ayesha Omar

Ayesha Omar

Actress Ayesha Omar, who suffered a terrible road accident last week, took to Facebook Sunday night to disclose details and thanked friends and family for their “love, prayers and wishes” during her time of need. Through her status she assured

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