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  • PIA starts direct flights to Najaf

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is starting direct flights between Karachi and Najaf in Iraq, said PIA chief Nayyar Hayat on Thursday...

    Briefing reporters at the soft launch of the flight operation, he said the national flag carrier would be operating three flights a week and the first flight was scheduled for departure from the metropolis on Sept 14...

  • Nine killed, 17 injured as IS attacks Iraqi police near Najaf

    MOSUL: The militant Islamic State group attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint near the southern city of Najaf on Sunday, killing seven policemen as government forces in the north made more gains against the militants in Mosul, their last major stronghold in the country...

    The attack near Najaf, 500 km south of Mosul, happened when two vehicles travelling through the desert were stopped at a police checkpoint around al-Qadisiya town,...

  • Protesters torch Iran’s consulate in Najaf

    BAGHDAD: Anti-govern­ment protesters burned down the Iranian consulate building in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Wednesday...

    Iranian staff were not harmed and escaped the building from the back door and authorities imposed a curfew in Najaf...

  • Former Najaf governor named Iraqi PM

    BAGHDAD: Iraq’s president on Tuesday named pro-Western lawmaker Adnan Zurfi, a former Najaf city governor, as the next prime minister, tasked with ruling a country hit by military unrest, street protests and the coronavirus outbreak...

    Lawmaker Zurfi, 54, is the former governor of Najaf and once belonged to the Dawa party, an opposition force to ex-dictator Saddam Hussein who was ousted in the 2003 US-led invasion...

  • Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt flights at London airport

    LONDON: British Black Lives Matter protesters on Tuesday chained themselves together on the runway of London's City Airport, forcing all flights in and out of the business travel hub to be diverted...

    "At 05:40hrs (0440 GMT) on Tuesday, 6 September, officers were alerted to a number of protesters who had made their way airside at London City Airport," it added...

  • MQM London committee member tipped as Hyderabad mayor

    HYDERABAD: A senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Dr Salim Danish, who served the party as its United Kingdom organiser and a member of its London coordination committee, arrived in Karachi at 4am on Wednesday, lending credence to reports that he may be chosen as the mayor of Hyderabad...

    Soon after arriving in Karachi, Dr Danish drove to Hyderabad, his hometown from where he was first elected as a member of the Hyderabad...

  • Three MQM-London offices demolished in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: In an accelerated pace of their action against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London, the Sindh Rangers demolished its three offices and carried out raids on the houses of its activists in Hyderabad on Saturday evening and Sunday...

    Soon after the arrest of MQM-A coordination committee head Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif and two other members, Kanwar Khalid Yunus and Amjadullah Khan, in Karachi on Saturday afternoon, the...

  • Law enforcers detain MQM London activists after tensions simmer in Azizabad, Hyderabad

    Rangers detained several Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London activists while they tried to hoist the party flag and write slogans on Liaquat Ali Khan Chowk, DawnNews reported on Friday...

    Around half a dozen activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London were taken into custody after a heavy contingent of police resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge against them when they raised pro-Altaf slogans at Pakka Qila after Friday...

  • London police arrest two more men linked to London Underground attack

    Two men were arrested on Wednesday over last week's London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, police said...

    “This continues to be a fast-moving investigation,” Dean Haydon, head of counter-terrorism at London's Metropolitan Police, said in the statement...

  • Oh London, sweet London

    Here it is: after the so-so success of the film Unbroken directed by Angelina J, and the dismal failure at the box office of her next movie By the Sea, she had become so disturbed that she decided to leave the US and settle down in London for good...

    Well, it reminds me of a line from a famous yesteryear Pakistani TV play, “Oh London, sweet London...

  • Iran suspends Saudi pilgrimage flights over sexual assault allegations

    DUBAI: Iran has suspended flights to Saudi Arabia for the year-round Umrah pilgrimage over allegations that Saudi security officers sexually assaulted two Iranian boys, Culture Minister Ali Jannati said on Monday...

    "Until these guilty people are put on trial and punished, the Umrah will be stopped and Iranian flights will be suspended," the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) cited Jannati as saying...

  • Qatar has not approved Haj flights, says Saudi media

    Riyadh last week reopened its land border with Qatar and allocated seven flights of the Saudi national carrier to bring pilgrims from Doha, in a temporary lifting of a weeks-long boycott of its Gulf neighbour...

    “Saudi Arabian Airlines director general Saleh al-Jasser has said that the airline has thus far been unable to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha,” SPA added...

  • Qatar denies blocking Saudi Haj pilgrimage flights

    Qatar on Monday denied banning Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, refuting the accusation by authorities in Riyadh...

    Riyadh last week reopened its land border with Qatar and allocated seven flights of the Saudi national carrier to bring pilgrims from Doha, in a temporary lifting of a weeks-long boycott of its Gulf neighbour...

  • Weather conditions force PIA to cancel 6 flights

    KARACHI: Six flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were cancelled on Saturday because of poor visibility caused by smog and other weather-related conditions in southern Punjab and upper Sindh region...

    A statement issued by the PIA said that some more flights scheduled for Sunday had been cancelled...

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