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Pakistan suffered Rs8.5 bn due to airspace closure, says minister

  • Islamabad to adopt ‘fair sky policy’ to help domestic airlines
  • Air services agreements with other countries will be reviewed in Pakistan's interest
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Wife of Christchurch hero says ‘overwhelmed’ by Saudi offer to host bereaved families for Hajj

  • 200 family members of people killed in twin mosque attacks have been invited to Hajj as guests of King Salman
  • Naeem Rashid and his son were among nine Pakistanis shot dead in the New Zealand city of Christchurch in March
By Sib Kaifee ·

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Anti-graft body arrests former Pakistani PM Abbasi

  • Last year NAB ordered inquiry into Abbasi over liquefied natural gas terminal project
  • An anti-graft crusade promoted by the government has led to swathes of arrests of politicians
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Indian drugs continue to flood Pakistani markets despite diplomatic row

  • Pakistan imported medicine from India worth Rs1.37 bn in 2019, Senate committee told
  • Raw material for medicines, life saving drugs, vaccine for cancer top the list of imports
By RAJA RIAZ ·

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First group of Sudanese pilgrims arrives in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season
  • The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin, Sudan
By Arab News ·

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US demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline

  • Washington blames Iran for a series of attacks on shipping since mid-May in the world’s most important oil artery
By Reuters ·

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Manchester bombing suspect appears in London court, denies charges

  • Authorities believe Abedi played a major role in planning the suicide bombing, the deadliest in a string of attacks in London and Manchester in 2017
By AP ·

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South Korea-Japan trade feud engulfs tech giant Samsung

  • Company begins testing non-Japanese material for semiconductors as dispute deepens
By Jeff Sung ·

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Algeria ready for ‘match of a lifetime’ — Guedioura

  • The Cup of Nations showpiece marks the climax not only of Algeria’s campaign on the field, but of their fans’ recent political campaign in the stands
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US senator asks FBI, FTC to probe Russia’s FaceApp that alters users’ photos

  • Chuck Schumer says the mobile software app could pose security risks
  • FaceApp has denied selling or sharing user data with third parties.