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  • US Vice president exits NFL game after anthem protest

    US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game Sunday after some players knelt for the national anthem, the latest twist in a running saga over the controversial protests against racial injustice...

    "While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem," Pence tweeted...

  • Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

    Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “sons of bitches” who should be fired...

    The US leader doubled down on those remarks in an early morning tweet, urging fans to boycott the NFL as long as the protests continued...

  • NFL players kneel in protest after Trump urges fans to boycott games

    A wave of protests swept across the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday as United States (US) President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice...

    Trump ignited a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as “sons-of-bit***s” who should...

  • Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan says jealousy drives Trump's attacks on NFL

    Jacksonville Jaguars owner Pakistani-born American billionaire Shahid Khan says United States (US) President Donald Trump is “jealous” of the NFL and trying to soil its image in “personal” attacks in an interview with USA Today published on Thursday...

    The 67-year-old who also owns English football club Fulham, spoke at an NFL owners meetings in New York, where team owners and players met to discuss Trump's call for the league to...

  • Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith

    They were heading from New Orleans' Lower Garden District toward downtown when a series of events led to the shooting, beginning with Smith's vehicle appearing to lightly bump Hayes' Hummer although the prosecution raised doubts that the two vehicles actually touched...

    Hernandez, he said, wildly stripped off his shirt and took something shiny from his pocket Hayes said he was afraid it was a knife...

  • Pakistan still awaiting decision by Saudi govt on exemption of Umrah tax: Religious affairs ministry

    The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Friday issued a statement of clarification regarding an exemption from additional tax for Pakistanis performing more than one Umrah within two years, saying that a reply from the Saudi government in this regard was still awaited...

    The ministry's spokesperson said that the Saudi government had imposed a tax of 2,000 riyals on any individual, from any country, who visited the kingdom more than once...

  • Travel agents protest new policy on Umrah

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Local travel agents on Tuesday staged a demonstration against the Saudi government’s new policy requiring biometric verification of those desiring to proceed for umrah...

    They said under the new policy a company nominated by Saudi government “Aetmaad” would issue the biometric verification letter to those applying for umra pilgrimage and for completion of the biometric process they would have to travel to Karachi,...

  • Saudi Arabia extends Umrah season by one month

    Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah Ministry on Tuesday extended the Umrah season by a month to allow more time to Muslims across the world to perform the ritual, Radio Pakistan reported...

    According to the new timeline, the Umrah season will now end on the 15th of Shawwal instead of the 15th of Ramazan this year...

  • Umrah organisers allowed to send remittances to S. Arabia

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday allowed Umrah organisers to send remittances through banking channels to Saudi Arabia in a bid to stop illegal transactions of currencies from the country...

    “In order to facilitate Umrah Organisers to meet Umrah related expenses on account of Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia such as accommodation, transportation etc, the State Bank of Pakistan has allowed Autho­rised Dealers to affect...

  • Now Umrah visas can be converted into tourist visas

    ISLAMABAD: Prince Sultan Bin Salman, Presi­dent of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, has launched the Post-Umrah Programme, an initiative which allows Umrah pilgrims to convert their visas into tourist visas...

    Also read: KSA to issue 10m Umrah visas in 2016In a press statement following the launching ceremony in Riyadh, Prince Sultan said the programme aims at providing an opportunity to Umrah pilgrims to see the...

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