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  • South Korea's Moon seeks to 'normalise' ties with China in first state visit

    South Korean President Moon Jae-In hopes to “normalise” ties with giant neighbour China on his first state visit to the country this week, his office said on Monday, after Beijing was infuriated by a US missile system deployment...

    Seoul and Washington decided to install the powerful US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system in the South earlier this year to guard against threats from the nuclear-armed North...

  • Will repatriate peacekeepers over sex abuse: Ban Ki-moon

    UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations (UN) chief is taking aim at sexual abuse by peacekeepers, calling it "one of my greatest disappointments" and saying he will repatriate the troops of countries that don't act on allegations...

    The UN has already started to suspend payments to countries when allegations are credible...

  • Mir Hamza over the moon after Test camp call-up

    KARACHI: Since the legendary Wasim Akram’s golden era, Pakistan seldom have been in dearth of quality left-arm pace bowlers...

    Mohammad Amir is now carrying the bastion as the country’s spearhead in international cricket while there have been several upcoming youngsters who are striving to make the grade...

  • ‘Speechless’ Khurram over the moon after World T20 call-up

    KARACHI: Recalled opening batsman Khurram Manzoor admitted being ‘speechless’ after he was named in the Pakistan squad for the next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in India despite never having represented the country in the shortest form of cricket...

    The 29-year-old right-hander, who was unceremoniously discarded after playing the last of his 16 Tests during the tour of Sri Lanka in August 2014, told Dawn on Thursday that the frustration...

  • REVIEW: Song of love and loss: Over the Moon by Imtiaz Dharker

    LAST winter, the Lahore-born poet Imtiaz Dharker consolidated her reputation as a mainstream British poet with her powerful and moving sixth collection, Over The Moon, which won her the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry...

    The award, which was established in 1934 for Commonwealth writers, has been given to eminent poets ranging from Robert Graves and Derek Walcott to Ted Hughes and Fleur Adcock, but Dharker is the first recipient of...

  • Over the moon

    KARACHI: An exhibition of artworks by two young artists — Mahbub Jokhio and Syed Safdar Ali — A thousand times to the moon and back home — opened at the Indus Valley School Gallery on Monday evening...

    It is difficult to decipher as to what the title under which the show has been arranged implies...

  • State and non-state actors

    It is not just cross-border involvement but also the activities of banned outfits at home that raises questions about how much control the state really has within its own domain...

    Then there is also the question of whether or not we are really serious about getting rid of all violent non-state actors that have become a pervasive challenge to state authority...

  • RSS and BJP: Battling for India's 'soul', state by state

    An election in the volatile state of West Bengal has become a prime target in its game plan...

    The group's strategy: To spread its Hindu-first ideology to all corners of India by propelling the ruling party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power in as many states as possible...

  • State of the state

    AWAY from television screens and crystal balls of analysts, there is a slow-moving change under way in Pakistan that may impact civil-military relations more than the person to be appointed as the next COAS...

    In focusing on the civ-mil balancing scales, we are overlooking how the fulcrum itself is changing...

  • Nawaz says he will rid Pakistan of ‘state above state’

    LAHORE: As the Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) prepares to give a rousing welcome to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on their arrival in Lahore on Friday, the party supremo has pledged that he will liberate Pakistan from “those who are running a state above the state”...

    PML-N president Shah­baz Sharif, on Wednesday, spent a busy day meeting workers in various areas of Lahore and mobilising them...

  • China aims to land probe on dark side of the moon

    BEIJING: China is planning to land a lunar probe on the far side of the moon, state media reported, the latest step for Beijing’s ambitious space programme...

    The mission will be launched before 2020 and aims to land a probe on a part of the moon never visible from earth, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing officials at the Chinese Academy of Sciences...

  • Zilhaj moon not sighted, Eidul Azha on September 13

    KARACHI: The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on September 13, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced after no reports were received of credible sighting of the Zilhaj moon on Friday...

    "We have reached a consensus that the moon for Zilhaj was not sighted, and Eidul Azha will now be celebrated across the country on September 13," said the chairman of Ruet-i-Hilal Committee... ...

  • Muharram moon sighted, Ashura on October 1

    The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee, presided over by its Chairman, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, announced on Thursday that the Muharram moon had been sighted in Islamabad...

    The 10th of Muharram will consequently be observed in Pakistan on Sunday, October 1...

  • Putin, Moon urge swift end to North Korea crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korean President Moon Jae-In agreed Wednesday that resolving the North Korea crisis as soon as possible was the top priority...

    “It is more important than anything else to resolve the North's nuclear and missile issues, which are the most urgent and gravest challenges facing this region, at an earliest date,” said Moon as the pair met on the sidelines of an economic forum in Vladivostok on...

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