Pakistan says schools to reopen on Sept 15 if coronavirus figures improve

  • Education minister says will review coronavirus situation in August and decide if safety measures were being adequately followed
  • Pakistani schools and universities were shuttered in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Pakistan’s Rajco bags Hugo Boss deal to make t-shirts for German football team 

  • Chief Executive of leading Pakistani sports manufacturer says he is confident the company will deliver the order in August
  • Companies like Hugo Boss are looking to reduce reliance on China over coronavirus and higher production costs, manufacturers’ association says
By Khurshid Ahmed ·

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Coronavirus lockdowns have Peshawar’s musicians scouring the streets for work

  • A ban on concerts, stage shows and celebrations due to restrictions have pushed the city’s beleaguered entertainers into more poverty
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa culture department says financial packages for artists will be rolled out within a month
By REHMAT MEHSUD ·

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Kabul's new special envoy says Pakistan can play key role in intra-Afghan talks

  • Mohammed Umar Daudzai says political reconciliation with Pakistan his top priority
  • Was recently appointed as Afghan president's special representative for Pakistan
By Rehmat Mehsud  ·

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‘American Sharqawia’: US Consul General Rachna Korhonen bids Saudi Arabia farewell

  • "There’s some magic in the water of the desert," says Korhonen
By Rawan Radwan ·

Iraq PM pays respects to Hisham Al-Hashemi's family, calls him ‘hero’

  • Kadhimi paid his respects to the family, calling Hashemi — a personal friend and adviser — a “hero”
  • “This behavior is not Iraqi. Iraqis don’t kill Iraqis,” he said
By AFP ·

India’s coronavirus cases jump, transmission rate increases

  • The new cases bring the total in the world’s third worst-affected country to 767,296
  • Health experts say the true extent of the virus’s spread in India is unknown and more testing must be done
By AP ·

Saudi insurers surge as vehicle checks enforced

  • Move comes as relief to industry still reeling from pandemic fallout
By Fahad Alzahrani ·

Kimmich: Bayern need to stay ‘hungry’ for Champions League bid

  • Under head coach Flick, Bayern have won all 11 games since the season resumed in mid-May
By AFP ·

In UK libel case, Depp denies hitting ex-wife Amber Heard

  • Depp is suing The Sun’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that said he had physically abused Heard
  • While Heard isn’t on trial, the case is a showdown between the former spouses, who accuse each other of being controlling, violent and deceitful during their marriage
By AP ·