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Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) over the New Mexico desert — enough to experience three to four minutes of weightlessness and see the curvature of the Earth — and then safely glided to a runway landing. “The whole thing, it was just magical,” a jubilant Branson said afterRead More

Malaysia offers scholarships to Pak students

Priority will be given to the following areas of study: Economics and Banking, Business Management, Science and Technology Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) has invited full time postgraduate Master’s Degree Programmes students from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to apply for MTCP Scholarship for the Academic Year of 2021/2022. All applications are to be submitted through online application system via the link Full time postgraduate students are invited to take Master’s Degree Programme in 20 Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions including Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti KebangsaanRead More

‘Erdogan is an important leader,’ says Greek foreign minister

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in an interview with the local media has expressed his support for direct talks between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, describing the Turkish leader as “a hospitable and cordial person on a personal level.” At the same time, he stressed that Greece has very big differences with Turkey’s regional policies, adding: “There is a long way till we reach The Hague to resolve our differences with Turkey.” “There first has to be an agreement between the two countries, on whatRead More

Pakistan reports highest Covid-19 ratio since May

The NCOC said 1,980 coronavirus cases were detected from 48,382 tests conducted across the country Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded the highest coronavirus positivity ratio at 4.09% in the last 24 hours since May 30, which was at 4.05%, according to the National Command and Operations Centre’s (NCOC) data. The NCOC, sharing the daily statistics on Sunday, said 1,980 coronavirus cases were detected from 48,382 tests conducted across the country in the last 24 hours. Twenty-seven deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, with the most recorded in Sindh followedRead More

Qureshi to lead Pak delegation in meeting of SCO-CFM in Dushanbe

DNA ISLAMABAD, JUL 11 – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi will lead the Pakistan delegation at the Meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (SCO-CFM), being held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on 13-14 July 2021. The invitation to the Foreign Minister to attend the SCO-CFM was extended by Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, the host and Chair of the Meeting. The Foreign Ministers of all SCO member states will be participating in the SCO-CFM. The SCO-CFM deliberates on important regional and international issues and considers documents for approval andRead More

Central and South Asia moot: Uzbekistan leads from the front

The proposed regional energy projects will pass through Afghanistan before reaching the final destination, which is yet another reason that the neighboring countries and especially those that are part of all such projects, must ensure that peace and stability return to Afghanistan. The upcoming Central and South Asia moot therefore has acquired an added significance and relevance. Ansar Mahmood Bhatti ISLAMABAD: The Central Asian region is becoming more and more important not only for the Central Asian states but for the neighboring countries such as China, Pakistan, Iran as wellRead More