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Medium to high level flood expected in Pak river

ISLAMABAD:  River Sutlej is likely to experience medium to high level flooding as water levels reached 17.80 feet on Tuesday after India released water "without preschedule".

Binge drinking more injurious to women: Study

NEW YORK: Binge drinking is emerging as a significant contributor to liver injury and researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that it may be more damaging to women.

Release of Iranian oil tanker unfortunate: Pompeo

WASHINGTON:  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the release of an Iranian oil tanker "unfortunate", as the ship which was detained by Gibraltar in July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, was on its way to Greece after leaving port in the British territory.

US urged to attach conditions to Israel economic aid

WASHINGTON: Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of the American lawmakers who recently got barred from entering Israel, has urged the US government to set conditions on economic and military aid to the country until it guarantees the rights of the Palestinians.

Imran orders authorities to expedite CPEC work

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed authorities to expedite work on half a dozen projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that have been facing significant delays.

Water released by India creates flood scare in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As if India's abrogation of Article 370 and a timid response from the UN Security council wasn't enough, now Pakistan is dreading a looming flood scare due to river water released by India.

Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".

Pak summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia over unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

Afghanistan slams Pak envoy's attempt to link Kashmir with peace process

WASHINGTON:  Afghanistan has strongly protested against the statement of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, that the tensions in Kashmir could affect the Afghan peace process, terming it "reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible".

Indian expats celebrate I-Day in UAE

DUBAI: Indian expatriates on Thursday gathered at the consulate here and the embassy in Abu Dhabi to mark the 73rd Independence Day and witnessed the unfurling of the Tricolour.

Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water

ISLAMABAD:  Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.

Ex-Malaysian PM's corruption trial postponed

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Monday postponed a trial against former Prime Minister Najib Razak for his alleged role in the embezzlement of billions in public funds that contributed to his shocking election defeat last year.

Kabul bombing: Afghanistan postpones 100th I-Day celebrations

KABUL:  The Afghan government has postponed celebrations to commemorate the 100th Independence Day of Afghanistan which was scheduled for Monday in the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace.

'No deal Brexit dossier shows worst case scenario'

LONDON: A leaked secret dossier filed by the UK Cabinet Office which lists a hard Irish border, chaos at the ports along with fuel, medicine and food shortages as a result of a no deal Brexit, outlines a "worst-case scenario", said to a Minister.

63 killed in Kabul wedding bombing

KABUL: At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, an Afghan government official said.

Death toll in Bangladesh dengue outbreak hits 40

DHAKA: At least 40 people have died from dengue in Bangladesh, with over 50,000 cases reported throughout the country since January, authorities said on Saturday.

Pakistan plans Kashmir cell, desk at embassies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis.

Trump addresses Taliban deal with senior advisors

WASHINGTON:  The president of the United States met his national security team to discuss peace negotiations with the Taliban, which could lead to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Imran dials Trump, other UNSC members on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD:  With Pakistan being kept out of the UN Security Council deliberations on Kashmir, its Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday dialled the US and was also trying to reach out to the other members of the Permanent Five (P-5), in order to present its case before the UNSC before it meets later in the day to discuss the Kashmir issue.

Pak summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the LoC that led to killing of two civilians.

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