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  • Qatar welcomes Saudi 'political' decision to open border for hajj

    “What matters to us is the bottom line, which is that our citizens now have a way to attend the hajj (pilgrimage), and we uphold our demand that hajj be spared politicisation and remain separate from our political issues,” Sheikh Mohammed said...

    Saudi Arabia has announced it would open the Salwa border crossing to Qatari pilgrims for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the city of Makkah, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and...

  • IS attacks in Saudi Arabia raises security concerns for Hajj

    DUBAI: The Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State militant group is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia and fears are that its determination to bring down the US-allied royal family has raised concerns it could threaten the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage later this month...

    And it has rapidly ramped up its rhetoric, aiming to undermine the Al Saud royal family's legitimacy, which is rooted in part in its claim to implement Islamic...

  • Hajj lucky draw postponed in keeping with SHC stay order

    Hours before the government was due to announce the names of those selected in the annual Hajj lucky draw, the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Friday announced that it has delayed the draw indefinitely in keeping with a stay order issued by the Sindh High Court...

    The petition had declared that the new Hajj policy, which prevents individuals from performing the pilgrimage more than once within a stipulated period of time, is against...

  • Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

    Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday...

    Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said that after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals, including “at least one” in Lahore — the scene of the 2009 attack which left eight...

  • Pakistan denies involvement in deadly 2009 attack on CIA base in Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday dismissed as preposterous reports that its intelligence agency helped fund a 2009 suicide bombing on a CIA outpost in Afghanistan that was one of the deadliest attacks in the US spy agency's history...

    A heavily redacted US government document, released under the Freedom of Information Act, said that an unidentified officer of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate allegedly paid $200,000 to...

  • Environmental problems claimed 45,000 lives in Sindh in 2009

    ISLAMABAD: A World Bank (WB) analysis estimates that 45,000 people died prematurely in 2009 in Sindh from major environmental health hazards, and its economic impact in terms of GDP was 15 per cent of Sindh’s GDP, with an annual cost of about Rs372 billion...

    The report has been prepared by a team led by World Bank environment specialist Ernesto Sanchez-Triana who has previously worked on projects in Pakistan...

  • NLC didn’t get its accounts audited since 2009, PAC told

    ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the National Logistics Cell (NLC) had not got its accounts audited since 2009...

    Under section 233 of the ordinance, it said, the NLC was required to finalise its annual accounts within four months after the closing date of accounts for a specific year, but the organisation’s management had failed to provide its audited accounts for...

  • LEAs still clueless about 2009 Ashura blast suspects

    KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies have so far found no clue to the three suspected Jundullah militants who were allegedly involved in the 2009 Ashura bombing cases despite the passage of over seven years after their escape from the city courts...

    Jinnah Road in December 2009, have been gathering dust in an antiterrorism court as police and other special investigation units remained unable to trace the suspects who fled the courts... ...

  • Hero driver still traumatised by 2009 attack

    LAHORE: Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka’s cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident “tragic” and says it is best forgotten...

    The 43-year-old was to be one of the guests of honour at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Friday, where Pakistan were scheduled to play Zimbabwe in their first home international since the notorious incident...

  • Umpire Ahsan Raza wants to forget the horrors of 2009 attack

    LAHORE: Ahsan Raza is looking forward to umpiring Pakistan's match against Zimbabwe, putting behind him the morning when he was shot twice in an attack that slammed the door closed on international cricket in Pakistan...

    The 2009 ambush by gunmen on Sri Lanka's team and match officials on their way to Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium killed six people and one of the bullets left Raza with a damaged lung...

  • Umpire Ahsan wants to forget 2009 attack

    LAHORE: Ahsan Raza is looking forward to umpiring Pakistan’s match against Zimbabwe, putting behind him the morning when he was shot twice in an attack that slammed the door closed on international cricket in Pakistan...

    The 2009 ambush by gunmen on Sri Lanka’s team and match officials on their way to Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium killed six people and one of the bullets left Ahsan with a damaged lung...

  • Indonesia’s growth slowest since 2009

    JAKARTA: Indonesian growth slipped to its slowest pace since 2009 in the first quarter, official data showed Tuesday, signalling a tough road ahead for President Joko Widodo to revive Southeast Asia’s top economy...

    It was the slowest pace of growth since early 2009, and economists said it would now be hard for Indonesia to achieve its growth target of 5...

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