NZ tour pullout to cost Pakistan millions of dollars, credibility — cricket board CEO

  • New Zealand was visiting Pakistan for first time in 18 years for three ODI and five Twenty20 matches
  • Pakistan Cricket Board rules out New Zealand World Cup boycott despite the abandoned tour
By Arab News Pakistan ·

Pakistani envoy seeks flights resumption in talks with Saudi civil aviation head 

  • Lt-Gen Akbar briefs Al-Duailej on Pakistan’s anti-virus vaccination measures, progress in curbing COVID-19 outbreak 
  • Officials also discussed prioritization of flights for separated families, teachers and students stranded in Pakistan 
By Arab News Pakistan ·

China to invest $15 billion in petrochemical industry at Pakistan's Arabian Sea port

  • Investment would include a power pipeline project from Gwadar port to western China
  • Pakistan said last month it is formulating a strategy to improve the security of Chinese companies operating in the country
By Muhammad Ishtiaq ·

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Pakistan government says election body derailing electoral reform

  • Government wants to introduce electronic voting in the next general elections in October 2023
  • Election Commission of Pakistan says use of electronic voting machines could jeopardize the polls
By Aamir Saeed ·

Coronavirus booster dose ‘unnecessary,’ say Saudi experts

  • New recoveries reported amounted to 77, raising the total number to 535,450
By Arab News ·

East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

  • The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces said the helicopters collided in the air over the village of Msus
  • The crash came as they have been battling Chadian fighters in Libya’s southern areas on the border with Chad
By AP ·

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Shooting in Russian university leaves at least eight dead

  • Students and staff of the university locked themselves in rooms, and the university urged those who could leave the campus to do so
By Agencies ·

France’s OVHCloud takes first step toward IPO and hopes to raise around $470m

  • OVHCloud hopes the IPO will “accelerate its growth trajectory and consolidate its European leadership position while continuing to expand in North America and Asia”
By Reuters ·

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ACWA Power bets big on Uzbekistan growth

By Rinat Gainullin and Shatha Almasoudi ·

Gaikwad stars as Chennai wins opener of revived IPL

  • The 14th edition of the COVID-19 hit Twenty20 tournament resumed in the United Arab Emirates with limited spectators back in the stands in Dubai
By AFP ·

Emmys 2021: Who won what on TV’s biggest night

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  • “The Crown” looked set for its first best drama series Emmy after a season that focused on the unhappy marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana
By Agencies ·