Pakistan top court bans transfers of investigating officers in ‘high-profile’ criminal cases

  • The supreme court bars all investigating agencies from withdrawing high-profile cases pending before trial courts
  • The court expresses apprehension the country’s criminal justice system may be undermined by those in positions of authority
By Aamir Saeed ·

Pakistan says suspect in last week’s Karachi blast received instructions from Iran-based commander

  • Allah Dino, killed by police in a gunbattle on Wednesday, was trained in Iran, Counterterrorism Department says
  • Iran and Pakistan regularly accuse each other of harboring militants that launch attacks on the neighboring country
By NAIMAT KHAN ·

Amnesty demands FIFA pay $440m to Qatar’s ‘abused migrant workers’

  • Amnesty described $440 million as “minimum necessary” to cover compensation claims
  • The sum is roughly the total prize money for this year’s World Cup
By AFP ·

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‘Always my dream’: Pakistani completes 50-day motorbike ride to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia

  • Pakistani biker and vlogger Abrar Hassan has traveled to over 80 countries, 13 of them on his motorcycle
  • ‘Warm welcome’ Hassan received in Makkah and Madinah compelled him to explore other cities in kingdom
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

Saudi Arabia tells UN meeting on food security ‘global cooperation is vital’

  • Deputy Foreign Minister Waleed Al-Khuraiji said the KSA’s foreign policy attaches great importance to enhancing security and stability
By Arab News ·

Amnesty demands FIFA pay $440m to Qatar’s ‘abused migrant workers’

  • Amnesty described $440 million as “minimum necessary” to cover compensation claims
  • The sum is roughly the total prize money for this year’s World Cup
By AFP ·

World Economic Forum to return in-person as it aims to shed light on ‘History at a Turning Point’

  • This year’s meeting will bring together about 2,500 leaders and experts from around the world, including more than 50 heads of state and government, more than 1,250 leaders from the private sector and nearly 100 Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers
By Arab News ·

Teen machines: Alcaraz looks to join elite Grand Slam club at French Open

  • Nadal was the last teenage man to win a Slam — a feat which eluded his great rivals Djokovic and Federer
By AFP ·

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Exclusive: Netflix’s Tinder Swindler stars recount transformation from victim to inspiration for women

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  • Norwegian-born Cecilie Fjellhoy and Stockholm native Pernilla Sjoholm to deliver special keynote address at Arab Women Forum
  • Defrauded by a con artist, they have hit back by speaking up about their experience of romance scams
By Saffiya Ansari ·