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Pakistan should not tour India at any cost: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed his disapproval regarding the possibility of the national cricket team’s tour to India for a much awaited bilateral series between the arch rivals. The minister was of the opinion that after Shiv Sena’s recent hate-driven actions against Pakistan it was not appropriate for the cricket team to tour the neighboring country. Pakistan should not accept India’s offer for a bilateral series on their soil at any cost, said Nisar. “I personally oppose it. The prime minister will take the final decision,”Read More

59 fresh dengue cases in Rawalpindi take total to 4,501

RAWALPINDI: At least 59 fresh cases of dengue fever were registered on Monday in the three government-run hospitals of Rawalpindi, taking the reported tally of the mosquito-borne viral disease reported this year in the city to 4,501. According to figures issued by Provincial Health Department, at least 59 more people were tested dengue positive while 10 people have already lost their lives due to this disease. Out of the 59 cases, 30 were registered at Holy Family Hospital (HFH), 26 at Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) and three at District HeadquartersRead More

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in raid to raze West Bank home

RAMALLAH: Israeli troops killed two Palestinians during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Monday that was sparked by an army incursion to demolish a jailed militant’s family home, Palestinian medical sources and residents said. At least three other Palestinians in Qalandia refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, were wounded in what was the fiercest armed confrontation in a seven-week-old surge of violence. Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said the incident would not make Israel rethink the demolitions policy, revived with the permission of Israel’s Supreme CourtRead More

Ambassador Javed Malik Awards Younas Khan in Dubai

(Dubai (DNA) Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik presented a Special Appreciation Award to star cricketer Younas Khan at an impressive ceremony organized in Dubai. The award aims to recognize the record breaking achievements in the world of cricket by the former Pakistan captain and top scoring batsman. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Javed Malik said ” Pakistan is full of talent and gifted individuals and it remains our effort not only to recognize them for their achievements, but also highlight their valuable contributions at an international scale. He saidRead More

UAE takes five Yemeni prisoners freed by US from Guantanamo

MIAMI: Five men who have been held for more than 13 years at the United States (US) base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Pentagon said Sunday. The five Yemeni men were accepted for resettlement in the Persian Gulf nation after US authorities determined they no longer posed a threat, the Defence Department said in a statement. Their release brings the Guantanamo prison population to 107. The released men, who arrived in the UAE on Saturday, were identified as AliRead More

France bombs IS HQ in Raqqa, hunts attacker who got away

PARIS: France launched “massive” air strikes on the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group’s de facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a militant training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa in Syria, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.Twelve aircraft including 10 fighter jets dropped a total of 20 bombs in the biggest air strikes since France extended its bombing campaign against the extremist group to Syria in September, a Defence Ministry statement said.