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  • Facts and fiction surrounding historic Masjid Qasim Ali Khan

    PESHAWAR: Masjid Qasim Ali Khan is though a historic mosque in Peshawar city like Masjid Mahabat Khan yet it comes to limelight only during moon sighting before the start and end of Ramazan leading to an endless controversy for the last few decades...

    People from far and wide throng the mosque for moon sighting announcement as Populzai scholars have been controlling religious rituals since Durrani dynasty in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as...

  • Mystery surrounding age of Ranikot Fort may be resolved

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday entered into an understanding with the Italian authorities to launch joint research activities in the fields of history and archaeology, especially in connection with the historical sites of Bhambhore and Ranikot, said a statement issued here...

    The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was held at the Sindh Archives, where director general of antiquities Manzoor Ahmed Kanasro...

  • Senate body for resolution of issues surrounding HEC’s devolution

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Devolution on Thursday recommended that the issues surrounding Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) devolution in light of the 18th Amendment be resolved as soon as possible...

    The committee met at Parliament House and discussed a public petition filed by the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA)...

  • PBC calls for law minister's removal over controversy surrounding former AG's remarks

    The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Saturday urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to "expel" Law Minister Farogh Naseem from the federal cabinet in the "larger national interest" after the controversy over remarks by former attorney general Anwar Mansoor Khan against Supreme Court judges...

    In a statement, PBC Vice Chairman Abid Saqi said: "Submitting to the demand of the PBC and the legal fraternity, Khan's decision to resign [...

  • Stadium of skirts and dresses in Kosovo

    PRISTINA: Dresses and skirts donated by Cherie Blair and Rita Ora were among 5,000 pegged to washing lines in a Kosovo stadium on Friday in an art installation drawing attention to the stigma suffered by victims of wartime sexual violence...

    While there are no precise figures of the number of women and girls subjected to sexual violence during Kosovo’s 1998-99 war, non-governmental organisations say it may run to the thousands...

  • Spain and Wales cruise, Kosovo record historic draw

    PARIS: Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style while Gareth Bale inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in the 2018 World Cup qualifying on Monday...

    Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata all hit doubles in an 8-0 drubbing of Liechtenstein in Leon...

  • Protests erupt in and outside Kosovo’s parliament

    PRISTINA: Kosovo’s opposition fired tear gas and pepper spray in parliament on Tuesday while protesters outside threw stones and paint, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia...

    Opposition MPs have been paralysing parliamentary sessions for weeks in a bid to thwart EU-brokered dialogue and agreements with Serbia, the country from which Kosovo broke away and declared independence in 2008......

  • Kosovo’s former guerillas protest creation of special court

    PRISTINA: Some 1,000 Kosovo Albanians, mostly veterans of the 1990s war with Serbia, protested on Wednesday against the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas...

    “History shows that there are no crimes when a nation fights for freedom, “Xhavit Jashari, a veteran leader, told the protesters who gathered in front of the government and parliament buildings in the...

  • Kosovo government falls, snap election to follow

    KOSOVO’S government collapsed on Wednesday after it lost a confidence vote in parliament, a move expected to trigger a snap election after more than a year of political crisis in the tiny Balkan country...

    The ruling coalition had long been strained by growing discord between its two main parties, President Hashim Thaci’s centre-right PDK and the conservative LDK of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa...

  • Protesting MPs release tear gas in Kosovo parliament

    PRISTINA: Opposition lawmakers released clouds of tear gas in Kosovo’s parliament on Thursday, causing two MPs to faint, in protest at a recent EU-brokered deal reached by the government with Serbia...

    The session was immediately cancelled as smoke filled the chamber and two female lawmakers were taken by ambulance to hospital, said a reporter at the scene...

  • Phelps grabs 19th gold, Kelmendi creates history for Kosovo

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Michael Phelps picked up his 19th gold medal on a second night of world records in the Olympic pool on Sunday, with Katie Ledecky cruising to women’s 400-metre freestyle victory and Britain’s Adam Peaty running away with the men’s 100-metre breaststroke...

    Also on Sunday, judoka Majlinda Kelmendi from Kosovo secured the country’s fire-ever gold in the women’s 52kg final...

  • Tear gas clouds Kosovo’s independence anniversary

    PRISTINA: Eight years after ethnic Albanians joyously declared Kosovo’s independence from Serbia, chaotic scenes of MPs releasing tear gas in their parliament hardly gives the impression of a successfully functioning state...

    But Albin Kurti, an opposition deputy and ringleader of the recent dramatic protests, says such radical measures are the only way to save Kosovo...

  • Parliament disrupted again with tear gas in Kosovo

    PRISTINA: The opposition in Kosovo said on Monday it would turn to street protests to get the government to cancel deals with Serbia and Montenegro after its lawmakers were barred from Parliament after they again broke up a session with tear gas...

    Government lawmakers met alone in the afternoon after their earlier session was disrupted by the opposition, which has pledged that no sessions will take place until the government...

  • Tear gas disrupts Kosovo leader’s inauguration

    PRISTINA: Protesters firing tear gas disrupted the inauguration ceremony on Friday for Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in the midst of a political crisis over an EU-brokered agreement with old adversary Serbia...

    Guests at the open-air event in central Pristina coughed and wiped their eyes as tear gas canisters were set off just before Thaci gave his inaugural speech to a 1,000-strong audience including Croatian President Kolinda...

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