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Women’s camel beauty contest makes debut in Saudi

Rumah, Saudi Arabia, Jan 9: Saudi women, in a first for the conservative kingdom, have paraded their camels in a beauty pageant for the prized “ships of the desert”. “I hope today to reach a certain social standing, inshallah (God willing),” said Lamia al-Rashidi, 27, who participated at the weekend contest in the Rumah desert northeast of the capital Riyadh. The event, part of the prestigious King Abdelaziz Festival, was previously a men-only affair.   “I’ve been interested in camels ever since I was little,” said Rashidi, whose family ownsRead More

The Ashes: England dig in to salvage heart-pumping draw in 4th Test

Battle-weary England dug in for a gripping draw with just one wicket left to deny dominant Australia a 4-0 series lead in the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney on Sunday. Number 11 batsman James Anderson safely played out a tense 102nd and final over from leg-spinner Steve Smith in deteriorating evening light as England ended on 270 for nine chasing a 388-run target in a heart-pumping finish. It all came down to the last six balls at the Sydney Cricket Ground with eight fielders crowding around the bat as AndersonRead More

Russian delegation lands in Geneva for talks with US

Representatives of Russia have arrived in Geneva ahead of negotiations with the United States against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis. The Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow released a video on Sunday afternoon showing a plane of the delegation at the airport of the Swiss city. The first meeting was already planned for the evening. The central talks, however, are scheduled for Monday, according to the ministry. From the Russian side, the round will be led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. He already made it clear in an interview with the state news agency RiaRead More

RCCI inks MoU with Benazir University Peshawar

Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – A memorandum of understanding was signed between Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) and Benazir University Peshawar.  The purpose of the MOU was to promote  Industry Academia linkages and to strengthen ties between two organizations. RCCI President Nadeem Rauf signed  and exchanged the MoU document while ORIC Director Ms Henna Karamat signed the MoU on behalf of Benazir University.  Senior Vice President Asim Malik, faculty members and chamber members were also present at the signing ceremony.  On this occasion, the chamber president Nadeem Rauf gave aRead More

PTA announces free calling facility for stranded Murree tourists

Nazir Siyal KARACHI, In view of an emergency situation in Murree andGalliat areas, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Sundayannounced a free on-net calling facility for all those stranded inMurree due to heavy snowfall. “In view of emergency situation, mobile phone users, currently presentin these areas with no balance, have immediately been provided with freeon-net calling facility,” the PTA said in a press release. On the directions of PTA, cellular mobile operators have extended freecalling facility on their own network to users, with zero balance,stranded in Galliat areas. Users may contactRead More

Kazakhstan unrest: at least 154 killed in various clashes

Almost 6,000 people have been arrested, including “a substantial number of foreign nationals”, Kazakhstan’s presidential office said on Sunday. News Desk NUR SULTAN: At least 164 people have died in Kazakhstan during violent anti-government protests, according to media reports citing health officials. If confirmed it would mark a sharp rise from the previous figure of 44 deaths. Almost 6,000 people have been arrested, including “a substantial number of foreign nationals”, Kazakhstan’s presidential office said on Sunday. The demonstrations, triggered by a rise in fuel prices, turned into huge riots asRead More