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dark chocolate

Is dark chocolate one of the ‘skinfoods’?

News Desk |   Dark chocolate is made from the seed of the cocoa tree. It is loaded with nutrients and is one of the most...
keto

Why the Keto Diet can cause a skin rash

News Desk | Following a ketogenic diet can sometimes cause a red, itchy skin rash, which people commonly refer to as keto rash. The medical...
Tea

Smoky Tandoori Chai: The only acceptable swing to Tea for Pakistanis

AFP | It's a cuppa like no other. Every evening in Islamabad a crowd arrives at Sanaullah's street stall to taste his "tandoori chai" -...
Lodhi

Nestlé and Ambassador Lodhi launch, “Dining along the Indus”

News Desk | Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, unveiled an authentic Pakistani cuisine recipe book “Dining along the Indus”...
Pakistan

Will Track-II diplomacy help Pakistan normalize ties under PM Modi rule?

News Analysis | Pakistan and India are reportedly using different channels to normalize the relationship between the two neighboring countries. Delegations are scheduled to meet...
marriages

Taiwan allows same sex marriages; first in Asia

AFP | Taiwan's parliament legalized same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to...
Biryani

Pakistan to celebrate International Biryani Festival annually

News Desk | The Sindh Government has announced to celebrate International Biryani Festival each year. Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf's Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail made the announcement....

Govt. plans to modernize milk and meat industry for boosting output

News Desk | Last Sunday United Business Group (UBG) leader Daroo Khan Achakzai reiterated the Prime Minister’s wish to revamp Pakistan’s agricultural sector. Achakzai who...

5 Chai spots in Islamabad for you to check out these winters

News Desk| There are two kinds of people: one that takes tea as a drink; other that inhales tea as a lifeline. There is no...

A gruesome murder bares world powers’ flawed policies

James M Dorsey | Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder raises fundamental questions that go far beyond Middle Eastern geopolitics. They go to the risks...

British Princess teams up with Muslim women for charity

News Desk | Meghan Markle has finally announced her first charity project as the Duchess of Sussex. The 37-year-old quickly became one of the most...

Urgent preparations as super typhoon closes in on Philippines

AFP | Preparations were in high gear in the Philippines on Friday with Super Typhoon Mangkhut set to make a direct hit in less than...

Pakistan’s massive ‘Meat Industry’ needs overhauling

News Desk |  Officials working to regulate the Halal meat sector have said that animals are not being slaughtered according to Islamic practice as the...

Yemen pro-govt forces say main rebel Hodeida roads seized

AFP | Yemeni government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, on Wednesday seized rebel supply routes into the key port city of Hodeida, military sources...

Greenhouse gases from rice paddies may be 2x higher than thought

AFP | The way some irrigated rice paddies are managed worldwide, with cycles of flooding followed by dry periods, may lead to twice the planet-warming...

White wine and bubbles: A Hungarian passion returns

AFP | In a Budapest workshop, a shelf lined with antique glass bottles emblazoned with pre-World War II-era producer labels and topped with metal and...

US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

AFP | The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was irredeemably...

The superflous debate about UAE aid offer to Kerala is diverting attention from reconstruction...

M K Bhadrakumar | It was three decades ago that a senior American diplomat Robin Raphel, who had served in New Delhi in the early...

Eid-ul-Adha- 5 tips to have a healthy Eid this year

News Desk | Where Eid-ul-Adha is a festival marked by extensive eating, there always is a risk of overeating which can lead to various health...

Men should swap roles with women on ‘Bakra Eid’!

Sidra Khan | For most Muslim families living in South Asia Eid is simply a twice-yearly routine which has not changed. It starts with getting...

The sweet taste of success: a Syrian’s journey from Gitmo to pastries

AFP | Ahmed Ahjam spent more than 12 years in the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, but now he has seen a dream come...

Starbucks back in hot water, ‘disrespects’ stutterer

AFP | Starbucks was back in hot water Friday, three months after a branch manager called the police on two black men -- this time...

Cherry picking: China looks to replace US farm goods in trade war

AFP | American cherries are tantalisingly sweet. They are so loaded with sugar and low on water that China's home-grown cherries cannot compete on taste...

A Cup of Tea

Hasan Nadeem | Tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world, still used today after centuries. Tea is the only beverage which shares...

Trump-Kim creations on the menu as Singapore chefs mark summit

AFP | From "El Trumpo" and "Rocket Man" tacos to the "Bromance" cocktail, restaurants and bars in food-crazy Singapore are rolling out weird and wonderful...

Smoothies are your friend!

News Desk | Very few foods are as controversial as smoothies. Yes, they are delicious and full of fruit. But they have also been criticized...

Five favorites for Iftar this Ramadan that you don’t want to miss!

News Desk | The holy month of Ramadan is entering its final phase and there’s still so much of it left to celebrate. As Ramadan...

‘Healthy obesity’ – not so healthy for the heart

News Analysis | Some people with obesity are free of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, which is often found to accompany this condition. It is...

Indian Fruit ban is an opportunity for Pakistan

News Analysis | Kuwait's ban on fruits and vegetables imported from India would be beneficial for Pakistan, a top official associated with the country's trade...

You don’t need anxiolytics when you can eat dark chocolate!

News Desk| According to recent research findings, there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate. Findings from two studies, being presented...

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