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Pakistan urges US to help avert ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Kashmir — Qureshi

  • President Trump spoke with Pakistani and Indian leaders on Monday urging tension in the region to be de-escalated
  • Pakistani premier stressed deployment of UN observers in Kashmir and immediate lifting of curfew


Over 4,000 Pakistani pilgrims return home from Hajj

  • Specially designated flights will continue until September 15
  • Arrangements in place at 10 airports to welcome residents
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government promises action against polio vaccination spoilers

  • Traders in Bannu, one of province’s worst-hit districts, had earlier refused to administer drops to protest new taxes, call off boycott
  • Provincial Information Minister says government will ensure polio teams reach every child no matter the obstacles

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Pakistani opposition urges government to send Kashmir envoys to lobby in key capitals

  • Last government of Nawaz Sharif appointed 22 parliamentarians as special envoys on Kashmir in August 2016
  • Pakistan is already lobbying the US, European countries and multilateral bodies since India revoked Kashmir's special status on Aug 5
By Aamir Saeed ·

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Photo exhibition recalls 90 years of Saudi-Lebanon ties

  • Thousands of photos on display
  • Ties ‘rooted’ in history, says Kingdom’s ambassador

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A Saudi app that promotes Arabic reading

By Megha Merani ·


Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

  • The militants were killed in a shootout during a raid on their hideout near a police station in the provincial capital El-Arish
By AFP ·


Bodies recovered near Greek island after chopper crash

  • 2 Russian passengers and a Greek pilot were on board
  • Chopper hit powerlines knocking out island’s electricity supply
By AFP ·


Economists fear a US recession in 2021

  • Trump’s higher budget deficits ‘might dampen the economy’
By AP ·

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Saudi Arabia’s showjumping star eyes path to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

  • Dalma Malhas ‘honored’ to be part of national team
  • Equestrian star began riding aged four
By Razan Baker ·


Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

  • LHS 3844b, an exoplanet about 1.3 times the size of Earth, is locked in a tight orbit around a small, relatively cool star called a red dwarf