Afghan envoy’s daughter abducted, tortured before being freed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Silsila Alikhil, the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Najibullah Alikhil, was abducted and tortured for several hours by unidentified assailants, the Afghan government claimed Saturday. Reports in local news quoting the Afghan Foreign Office said that the daughter of the Afghan envoy to Pakistan was abducted for several hours on Friday while she was on her way home.

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State of emergency declared in Haiti as President assassinated at home

The 42nd president of Haiti Jovenel Moise was shot dead after a group of assailants opened fire at his residence in the states’ capital, acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced Wednesday (today). Interim PM, who called the incident “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act”, confirmed the death of Moise and added that his wife got also injured in the attack which

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US forces shy away in midnight from the ‘infamous’ Bagram base without intimation

KABUL: The Unites States left Afghanistan’s main military base, Bagram Airfield, after nearly 2 decades by just shutting off the power and slipping away in the middle of the night without notifying the Afghan officials who discovered the stealthy departure hours after they left. Reports quoting the US Department of Defence said that they had completely vacated their biggest airfield,

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Indian man arrested for calling his village ‘Mini Pakistan’

NEW DELHI: Police in the second largest Indian state detained a 32-year-old man for allegedly calling his village ‘Mini Pakistan’ on social media giant Facebook, Indian news media said Friday. Reports in Indian media cited that the man, Abrar Khan a resident of the Gurh area of Rewa district Madhya Pradesh, has been apprehended for referring to his village as

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No pay raise for PM Imran this year as austerity measures continue

ISLAMABAD: At a time when PM Imran Khan was carrying out an austerity drive to slash the expenditures which he initiated from his own, no increase has been made in his pay and allowances for the fiscal year 2021-22. Reports in local media suggest that the budget of the premier’s house and office has increased by over Rs 184 million

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‘Old habits die hard’ – Netanyahu sits down in PM’s seat shortly after being ousted from power

TEL AVIV: Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s record 12-year regime ended on Sunday as the country’s lawmakers opted for a new setup led by Naftali Bennett, but the end of the 71-year-old leader’s career was trolled for a gaffe as he sat back in a seat that was no longer his. In the viral clip on social media, Israel’s

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Pakistan sacrifices watching favourite Sport Cricket till Revocation of Article 370 in Occupied Kashmir

LAHORE: Cricket fans in the South Asian country won’t be able to watch the Pakistan-England series as Pakistan rejected a proposal to liaise with an Indian broadcaster for a live telecast of the upcoming cricket series following the revocation of Article 370 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the incumbent government dismissed the

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WATCH – Did Donald Trump actually wear his pants backwards? Here’s all you need to know

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump has a long history of being gaffe-prone and this time it’s the trousers of a Republican leader which appeared to have no zipper and it seemed like he was wearing it backwards. The two times impeached leader Saturday bashed incumbent president Joe Biden but at the end of the night, his talking wasn’t what

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‘Partnership not Marriage’ – Malala opens up about love and family in Vogue interview

LONDON: Pakistani social activist and noble laureate Malala Yousufzai who just made the native country more proud after getting featured on the cover page of British fashion magazine Vogue also drews criticism with her purported comment about marriage that in a short time went viral on social media. Expressing her thoughts with British women’s rights journalist Sirin Kale about getting

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Simon Cowell cancels ‘X Factor Israel’ appearance amid recent atrocities in Gaza

TEL AVIV: English media mogul Simon Cowell has called off his scheduled gig as a judge on the upcoming season of X Factor Israel – a TV music competition. The move comes days after the Jewish state intensified its airstrikes in Gaza following a conflict of forceful eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the strip. According

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