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Israeli President Isaac Herzog departs to UAE for first visit

Israeli President Isaac Herzog left for the United Arab Emirates on Sunday on the first such visit, his office said, seeking to strengthen Gulf ties at a time of heightened regional tension as world powers try to revive a nuclear deal with Iran. “I will be meeting the leadership of the United Arab Emirates, at the personal invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince,” Herzog said. “I wish him well and I am grateful for his courage and bold leadership, carving out a peace agreement with Israel andRead More

PSL 2022: Troubled Karachi Kings take on pointless Lahore Qalandars in battle of big cities

LAHORE, JAN 30: Lahore Qalandars were supposed to be the kings of poor starts in Pakistan Super League (PSL), but what Karachi Kings are doing right now is abysmal even from those lowly standards. We’re months away from peak Karachi summer, yet the Kings’ middle-order melts as if it’s June already. It doesn’t even take a lot these days. A million-year-old Imran Tahir can tailspin them into chaos and even a baby-faced Naseem Shah can make them fall like a house of cards. For opposition bowlers, the plan is simple:Read More

FM Lavrov says Russia will challenge NATO on security pledge

MOSCOW: Russia will ask NATO to clarify whether it intends to implement key security commitments, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday, after Moscow said the alliance’s response to its demands did not go far enough. Russia has forced the U.S.-led defence alliance and the 57-member Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to negotiate over regional security by massing around 100,000 troops near Ukraine while denying it plans to invade. Russian President Putin said on Friday the United States and NATO had not addressed Moscow’s main security demands in their standoff over Ukraine but that it was ready to keepRead More

PM Imran welcomes Canadian counterpart Trudeau’s appointment of special rep to tackle Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD, JAN 30: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday commended his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau for his “unequivocal condemnation” of Islamophobia — a term describing unfounded dislike and denigration of Muslims — and emphasised a concerted approach to “put an end to this menace”. The premier’s remarks come a day after Trudeau called out Islamophobia in a message on Twitter and announced the appointment of a special representative to combat it. The prime minister recalled that a timely call for action from Trudeau resonated with what he had been longRead More

Six Gwadar development projects in offing

Islamabad, Jan. 30 (DNA):  Six Gwadar development projects are in offing, Gwadar Pro reported on Sunday.With the onset of 2022, China Oversees Port Holding Company (COPHC) has shifted Gwadar development into high gear.  In this regard, COPHC officials held a concrete meeting with Secretary Planning and Development Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili at CBC Gwadar.  Gwadar Free Zone Company DGM Mr. Jia Yong Hui presented a comprehensive briefing on the potential of Gwadar port and Free Zone and the planned projects to be undertaken by COPHC in the pursuit of development of Gwadar SixRead More

Pakistan condemns extra-judicial killing of five Kashmiris in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, JAN 30: Pakistan strongly condemned the reported extra-judicial killing of five Kashmiris in Pulwama and Budgam in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by the Indian occupation forces on 29-30 January 2022. In their unabated reign of terror, the Indian occupation forces have martyred at least 23 Kashmiris in fake “encounters” and so-called cordon-and-search operations in the month of January alone. Driven by the far-right extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology that provokes and condones genocide of Muslims, the Indian forces are relentlessly targeting the Kashmiris, especially youth, in the occupiedRead More