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PM, Amir of Qatar discuss issues of mutual interest

ISLAMABAD, Aug 07 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held atelephonic conversation with the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh TamimBin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday and exchanged views on issues of mutualinterest. Qatar and Pakistan enjoy close and cordial relations. Qatar is home toover 200,000 Pakistani diaspora that is playing a pivotal role in thedevelopment of Qatar and Pakistan.

Blinken kicks off Africa tour to counter Russian influence

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in South Africa on Sunday to kick off a three-nation visit aimed at countering Russian influence on the continent. The visit came after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov undertook an extensive tour of Africa late last month. South Africa, a leader in the developing world, has remained neutral in the Ukraine war, refusing to join Western calls to condemn Moscow, which had opposed apartheid before the end of white minority rule in 1994. Blinken will hold talks on Monday with South African counterpart NalediRead More

PPP refutes Fawad’s allegations; Party has no hidden accounts: Mandviwalla

DNA KARACHI, Aug 07: Pakistan People Party (PPP) leader refuting theallegations of PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry against PPP has said his partydoes not believe in hiding any details and altering records. Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla clarified that PPP has nohidden accounts, donors, or audit details like PTI. If you want to seethe facts related to the accounts of the PPP, you can see the facts onthe website of the Election Commission, he maintained. He said that Asif Ali Zardari is the President of Pakistan People’sParty Parliamentarian (PPP-P) and allRead More

U.S. police say killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico may be linked

Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest of which happened on Friday evening, were linked while the state’s governor described them as “targeted killings.” Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina told reporters on Saturday that a “young man who is part of the Muslim community was murdered.” The victim’s name and the circumstances of the murder were not disclosed. In the previous three cases, the victims were ambushed and shot without warning, police said. Medina said the killing was possibly linked to the previous three murders. PoliceRead More

Pakistan strongly condemns storming of courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli settlers

DNA ISLAMABAD, AUG 7: Pakistan strongly condemned the storming of the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli settlers under the protection of Israeli occupying forces, today. This provocative action has blatantly violated the sanctity of the Qibla-e-Awal and hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world. Such incidents are flagrant violations of international law, international norms and practices. Any attempt to change the historical and legal status of Al-Aqsa Mosque must stop. Pakistan calls upon the international community to take urgent action to put an end to the Israeli aggressionRead More

Death toll rises to 29, including six children, as Israel pounds Gaza with air strikes

The death toll from escalating violence in Gaza rose to 29 on Sunday, as well as the killing of a senior commander of a Palestinian armed group, as Israel extended its bombardment of the territory for a second consecutive day. In a statement today, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ) confirmed the killing of one of its senior armed commanders in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip. “Al-Quds Brigades (Jerusalem Brigades) mourns the leader Khaled Mansour, member of the security council and the commander of the southern regionRead More