Pakistan to start coronavirus vaccination drive in 2021 — health official 

  • Parliamentary secretary on health says all citizens to be vaccinated free of charge, talks underway with three manufacturers 
  • Initially priority to be given to health care workers, law enforcement agencies, exposed persons 
By Arab News Pakistan ·

Pakistan International Airlines to lease eight new planes

  • Airline has sought bids by January 2021 to acquire eight new planes expected to be delivered between January and December
  • PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik has said 12 new aircraft will be added to the airline’s fleet by 2023
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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'Golden hand': Meet the Pakistani artist who has spent a lifetime painting UAE royals

  • Liaquat Ali Khan went to the United Arab Emirates as a daily wage laborer but acquired the reputation of a skillful artist
  • He has now returned to Pakistan and set up an art academy in his hometown of Kohat
By ABDUR RAUF YOUSAFZAI ·

Singer Cher says Kaavan will live life as an elephant, not a prisoner 

  • US singer Cher had written songs pressing for Kaavan's release from grim, isolated conditions at Islamabad Zoo
  • Now in Cambodia, Kaavan will gradually move from a quarantine enclosure to a larger one and eventually an area spanning several hectares
By REUTERS  ·

Erdogan to visit ally Azerbaijan after Karabakh ceasefire

  • The planned visit is the first by a foreign head of state to Baku since the ceasefire
By AFP ·

Moscow to open COVID-19 vaccination centers on Saturday

  • First people to receive the shot will be teachers, doctors and social workers
By Reuters ·

Walmart’s Flipkart to spin off digital payments business

  • Flipkart will continue to be PhonePe’s majority shareholder
  • India’s digital payments market expected to more than double in size to $135 billion in 2023
By Reuters ·

Klopp delighted by one of his ‘biggest nights’ as youngsters see Liverpool through

  • There are not a lot of reasons to smile because of the injuries it’s tricky. Then the boys throw themselves into that game, says Klopp
By AFP ·

REVIEW: Effortless English Class: The Bentley Flying Spur 2020

  • Don’t let the elegant appearance and plush interior fool you, though — impressive power means this car has plenty of attitude
By Frank Kane ·