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  • Pakistan Navy receives seven Sea King helicopters from UK

    The Pakistan Navy has received the seven surplus Westland Sea King multi-role helicopters it had ordered from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly reported Wednesday...

    The magazine, which reports on intelligence on global military and commercial defence activity, quoting the High Commission of Pakistan in London, said the platforms for the helicopters were officially handed over in a ceremony in London on May...

  • Hong Kong vs King Kong: Pakistan's Asia Cup campaign to begin with a mismatch

    With easy pickings likely to be in a very limited supply, Pakistan cannot afford to falter when they take on Hong Kong in their opening match of the tournament today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium...

    While Pakistan — like the other five full ICC members — were given direct entries into the Asia Cup, Hong Kong had to take the laborious route of a qualifying tournament, where they defeated the UAE in the final, albeit by the...

  • Cholay — an economical dish fit for a king

    RAWALPINDI: According to legend, when the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb, he was asked to choose one dish that he would be served every day for the duration of his imprisonment...

    Shahjahan chose chickpeas
  • Elevator readied on French Riviera sands for Saudi king

    VALLAURIS: Preparations are underway for the arrival of the king of Saudi Arabia and an entourage of hundreds at the family's mansion on the French Riviera...

    Word that King Salman was expected got out when workers began closing off the small public beach outside the mansion and laid a cement slab on the sand so they could install a temporary elevator...

  • Saudi king imposes penalty on Binladin Group after Makkah crane crash

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday sanctioned the Saudi Binladin Group for last Friday's crane collapse at Makkah's Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the Haj pilgrimage...

    Moreover, Saudi Royal Court has announced one million riyals as compensation for the bereaved families of martyrs and half million for injured of Makkah crane crash incident, Radio Pakistan reported on its website...

  • Not ripe enough for a king

    If you were to believe fruit seller Mohammad Wakeel, mangoes haven’t really arrived in the cities...

    They have been ushered in through ripening agents, simply so that produce from Sindh doesn’t go to waste before Punjabi produce floods the markets
  • Saudi king starts Egypt visit in boost for Sisi

    CAIRO: Saudi King Salman on Thursday started a five-day visit to Cairo in a show of support for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with the leaders due to sign a raft of investment deals...

    “This is the first official visit by King Salman, whose valuable and honourable positions in support of Egypt and its people will never be forgotten,” the presidency said in a statement before Salman’s arrival...

  • In first, Saudi king set for Russia visit

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia will arrive in Russia this week to conduct the first official visit to the country by a Saudi king, a senior Kremlin aide said on Monday...

    “We are awaiting the king's visit on Thursday,” President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy aide, Yury Ushakov, was quoted by the state TASS news agency as saying...

  • Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

    BANGKOK: A solemn but colour-splashed procession streamed through Bangkok’s historic heart on Thursday as Thailand bade farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in an elaborate, ritual-laden funeral that gripped a nation mourning the loss of its chief unifying figure...

    Pipers, drummers and soldiers in a dazzling array of costumes joined Buddhist monks, Brahmin priests and the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn as the procession made its way to...

  • Jordan’s king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

    AMMAN: Jordan’s king on Sunday endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah...

    King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah...

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