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  • ‘New work of fiction’: Iran rejects US claim of plot to kill ex-NSA John Bolton

    Iran dismissed as “fiction” on Thursday US allegations that it had plotted to kill former White House national security adviser (NSA) John Bolton in retaliation for the assassination of one of its top commanders...

    The US claim comes at a crunch moment in talks on reviving a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers that Washington had abandoned in 2018 but has said it wants to rejoin, with Iran now considering what European Union...
  • FIA summons PTI’s Qasim Suri, other leaders in funds probe

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday summoned former National Assembly deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri among four other PTI leaders to appear in person before the agency on Thursday in a case pertaining to the Election Commission of Pak­­istan (ECP) order in prohibited funding case...

    In a summon issued to the PTI leaders, a copy of which is available with Dawn
  • An inconvenient freedom

    THIS Monday, Pakistan’s media regulator took aim at one of its top news channels and pulled the trigger...

    As of writing this, ARY News has reportedly been taken off air across the country
  • One killed, 10 injured in grenade, bomb attacks in Khuzdar and Noshki

    KHUZDAR/GWADAR: One person was killed and 10 others, including a woman, were injured in grenade and bomb attacks in Khuzdar and Noshki areas over the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday...

    In one incident at Khuzdar’s Azadi Chowk, the police said unknown motorcyclists targeted a stall selling Pakistani flags and other decoration items ahead of Independence Day on Aug 14
  • Protests against militants’ return echo in National Assembly

    ISLAMABAD: Expressing his apprehensions at the success of talks with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday admitted on the floor of the National Assembly that anti-Taliban feelings were growing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as people were holding protest demonstrations in various parts of the province against the Taliban presence in their area...

    Responding to independent MNA from erstwhile...
  • Chinese court rejects appeal in landmark #MeToo case

    BEIJING: A Chinese court rejected an appeal in a landmark sexual harassment case on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the country’s fledgling #MeToo movement...

    Zhou Xiaoxuan stepped forward in 2018 to accuse popular state TV host Zhu Jun of forcibly kissing and groping her during her 2014 internship at the broadcaster
  • Former NA speaker Qaiser challenges FIA inquiry against him in Peshawar High Court

    PESHAWAR: Former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday moved the Peshawar High Court against the start of an inquiry by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) into two bank accounts of his party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, managed by him from 2008 to 2013 as its then provincial president...

    Mr Qaiser filed a petition requesting the court to set aside a notice issued by a FIA official to appear before him in connection with...
  • FIFA looking to bring forward World Cup start by one day

    DOHA: The World Cup in Qatar could kick-off one day earlier than scheduled with FIFA looking at a plan to hold the opening ceremony and the host nation’s first match on Sunday Nov 20th, just over three months before the competition gets underway...

    News agencies Reuters, AFP and The Associated Press all cited sources close to the discussions on Wednesday as saying that Qatar will now play Ecuador 24 hours earlier than planned, in a move...
  • Karachi fishermen save ‘Chinese’ man struggling to stay afloat in sea

    KARACHI: A group of fishermen belonging to Ibrahim Hyderi saved the life of a seemingly Chinese individual on Wednesday morning while out on a fishing expedition just outside the creek areas of the city...

    The Pakistani fishermen on board their fishing trawler, Al-Madina, spotted a bright orange object floating at a little distance from them at 9:30am
  • ‘Extreme’ weather warning in force in Britain as new heatwave hits

    A four-day “extreme heat” warning came into force in parts of England and Wales on Thursday, with temperatures poised to top 35 Celsius in another heatwave that could cause wildfires and pressure water supplies and transport services...

    The Met Office said its amber warning, its second-most severe after red, will last until the end of Sunday, and cautioned that people vulnerable to extreme heat could face adverse health effects
  • Taiwan holds military drill after China repeats threats

    Taiwan’s army held another live-fire drill Thursday after Beijing ended its largest-ever military exercises around the island and repeated threats to bring the self-ruled democracy under its control...

    Beijing has raged at a trip to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — the highest-ranking elected American official to visit in decades – staging days of air and sea drills around the island that raised tensions to their...
  • ‘Personal animus’ may have led to New Mexico killings

    WASHINGTON: A false sense of honour seems to have caused a 51-year-old man to kill four men in the US state of New Mexico because he believed they facilitated his daughter’s marriage against his will...

    The suspect, Mohammed Syed, killed three men in the last two weeks and one in November in Albuque­rque, a city in New Mexico
  • Trump ‘pleads the Fifth’ in civil probe

    NEW YORK: Donald Trump on Wednesday decl­ined to answer questions under oath in New York over alleged fraud at his family business, as legal pressures pile on the former president whose house was raided by the FBI just two days ago...

    Trump said he had “no choice” but to invoke the fifth amendment — which allows individuals to remain silent under questioning to protect against self-incrimination — during a deposition at the New York...
  • Farah Khan sends another legal notice to PML-N's Attaullah Tarar against alleged defamation

    Farah Khan, a close friend of PTI chairman Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, has sent a legal notice as a "final reminder" to PML-N's Attaullah Tarar, asking him to refrain from defaming her...

    In the legal notice dated August 10, Farah's lawyer Azhar Siddique said Tarar had refuted all contentions raised without "corroborating any of the defenses taken by him with concrete evidence"
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