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  • Angoor Adda checkpost not handed over to Afghanistan: Aizaz

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has not handed over the Angoor Adda checkpost to Afghanistan, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said on Monday, snubbing earlier claims made by the army...

    More than five-decade-old border crossing facility at Angoor Adda, 35km off South Waziristan’s regional headquarters of Wana, has been a bone of contention between the two countries ever since it was built nearly a year ago...

  • Afghanistan closes Angoor Adda border crossing

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Afghan authorities have closed the Angoor Adda border crossing in South Waziristan hours after it was handed over to them, it emerged on Tuesday...

    “We have taken over the control of Bab-i-Waziristan post [Angoor Adda border crossing] where the Afghan flag has been hoisted to herald the development,” an Afghan diplomatic official posted at the post told Dawn...

  • Tribe wants Angoor Adda border crossing reopened

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Elders of the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe of South Waziristan Agency have demanded that the government open the Angoor Adda border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan to facilitate the movement of common people in the area...

    A jirga of elders and ulema held in Wana discussed the continuing closure of the Angoor Adda crossing point, search operation in the area and registration of non-custom paid vehicles...

  • LHC resumes hearing of 2016 Angoor Adda case

    ISLAMABAD: After a gap of about two years, the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday resumed the hearing of a petition filed by a former army officer against the handing over of the Angoor Adda post to the Afghan government...

    In his petition filed in June 2016, retired lieutenant colonel Inamur Rahim had requested initiation of proceedings against the senior officers who had allowed the transfer of Angoor Adda...

  • Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends

    WASHINGTON: Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to “the friends you care about...

    “The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you,“ said a blog post by Facebook's Max Eulenstein and Lauren Scissors...

  • Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

    Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed...

    The change to the way Facebook ranks posts will put more weight on social interactions and relationships, according to News Feed product manager John Hegeman...

  • Ronaldinho and friends play match in Karachi to boost Pakistan football

    “Thank you for all the admiration and treating me so well,” he said ahead of a match in Karachi, the first of two games in the trip...

    The group dubbed “Ronaldinho and friends” also includes former Manchester United stalwart Ryan Giggs, former England goalkeeper David James, Dutch star George Boateng, former French players Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka, and Portuguese player Luis Boa Morte...

  • Four friends die in Karachi car crash

    KARACHI: Four friends were killed and two others injured critically when a car overturned on Sharea Faisal in the small hours of Thursday, Bahadurabad police said...

    Police quoting one of the injured said they were all friends belonging to Gulistan Colony of Quaidabad...

  • Teenager set on fire allegedly by friends over monetary dispute

    A teenager was set on fire allegedly by his friends over some monetary dispute in Surjani Town of Karachi, police said on Sunday...

    The victim sustained severe burn wounds and was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, said Karachi-West SSP Muhammad Younis Chandio while giving details of the incident which happened on Friday...

  • Fumbling with friends

    Though seething, the Saudi leadership preserved its characteristic calm, leaving it to the UAE deputy foreign minister to express the disappointment and anger of Pakistan’s ‘closest’ Arab friends...

    And, Iran continues to nurture its ‘friends’ in Afghanistan and Pakistan...

  • Guardiola seeks to outwit old friends as Bayern, Barca collide

    BARCELONA: Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou with the away side for the first time on Wednesday as Barcelona’s most successful coach takes Bayern Munich to the Catalan stronghold in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final...

    As a player Guardiola was a key cog of the Barca side that won their first ever European Cup in 1992
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