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Turkey court jails top writers for life over coup links

AFP | A Turkish court on Friday, 16th Feb 2018 jailed three prominent journalists for life over links to the group blamed for the 2016...

Battle to free Mosul of IS ‘intellectual terrorism’

AFP | In a classroom of the University of Mosul, in the Islamic State group's former Iraqi capital, around 50 volunteers have undergone a week's...

Israel corruption case turns spotlight on PM Netanyahu and family

AFP | Israeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour...

Pakistan to take part in hockey World Cup held in India

AFP with additional input from News Desk Hockey's governing body indicated Thursday that Pakistan will take part in the men's World Cup this year...

China slams India PM trip to disputed region

AFP | Beijing will lodge a "stern" protest with New Delhi over a trip by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a disputed area, an...

Saudi cleric endorses Valentine’s Day as ‘positive event’

AFP | A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day, long forbidden in the ultra-conservative kingdom, calling it a "positive social event" that was...

17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student: sheriff

AFP | Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at...

Militants target and kill four FC officers in Quetta

AFP with additional input from News Desk | Gunmen on Wednesday killed four paramilitary policemen in an ambush in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan,...

Corrupt Israeli PM to be investigated by police

AFP | Israeli police recommended Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for alleged corruption, shaking the country's politics and raising questions over whether...

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi undergoes trial behind closed doors

AFP | A Palestinian teenager charged after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers in a case that has gained global attention went...

Death in Afghanistan or bitter life in Pakistan: refugees’ choice

AFP | Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return...

Study reveals vaping can cause pneumonia

AFP | Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, likely boosting disease risk, researchers said Thursday. A study published in the...

Protests against Iran hijab ban highlights years of evolution

AFP | A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that...

Elon Musk launches record breaking rocket to Mars!

AFP | The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry...

100 years of women’s suffrage: How one group changed British history

AFP | British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign that shocked the...

Future president? Afghan strongman mulls bid for highest office

AFP | Afghanistan's "King in the North" lolls in an armchair under the portrait of President Ashraf Ghani, the man who sacked him last year...

Car giant Nissan set to invest $9.5 billion in China

AFP |  Japanese automaker Nissan Motor and its Chinese joint venture partner announced on Monday a $9.5 billion investment plan in China to increase annual...

Britain using new law to clampdown on corruption money

AFP | Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their wealth in a new British clampdown on organised crime, Security and Economic Crime Minister...

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan charged with rape

AFP | Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with rape, a judicial source said, following claims by two women that he assaulted them in...

Burning van ploughs into crowd in Shanghai

AFP | A van caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement outside a Starbucks in central Shanghai on Friday, injuring at least...

Facebook profits booming despite drop in usage time

AFP | Facebook on Wednesday reported a big jump in profits even though people are spending less time on the world's biggest social network. The...

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

AFP | US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would keep Guantanamo Bay open, breaking from his predecessor Barack Obama's lengthy and ultimately failed efforts...

Samsung sets the standard after record breaking year

AFP | Samsung Electronics reported a 73 percent jump in its fourth quarter net profit on Wednesday, setting a record for any three-month period, mainly driven...

Roadside blast in Kurram Agency kills eight

AFP with additional input from News Desk |   A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan's...

US lifts immigration ban from 11 “high risk” countries

AFP | The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 "high-risk" countries, but said those seeking to enter the...

Pentagon hides data on how much Taliban controls in Afghanistan

AFP | A US government watchdog said Tuesday the Pentagon has barred it from disclosing how much of Afghanistan is under Taliban control -- a...

Elite climbers and Pak military rescue French mountaineer

AFP | An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on a Pakistan peak nicknamed "killer mountain", but officials...

Pakistan ranked number one Twenty20 team in the world

AFP | Pakistan laid claim to being the best Twenty20 side in the world Sunday after beating New Zealand in the series-deciding final Twenty20 match...

Rap icon Jay-Z attacked by Trump in vicious tweet

AFP | Jay-Z is leading nominations Sunday for the Grammys, was feted Saturday by music industry heavyweights -- and, in between, was taken to task...

Attack at Kabul military academy kills at least two soldiers

AFP | Gunmen launched a pre-dawn raid on a military compound in Kabul on Monday, officials said, in an ongoing assault that has caused multiple...

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Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

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News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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