Pakistan asks people to report public health violations during second coronavirus wave

  • National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) opens a special phone line to report virus-related violations
  • On Tuesday, the government formally announced the second wave of COVID-19 in Pakistan
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Pakistan's support for Kashmiri cause unwavering, Raheel Sharif says in Riyadh

  • Pakistani embassy in Riyadh held a seminar on the human rights situation in Kashmiri territory to mark Kashmir Black Day
  • Kashmiri self-determination is not only a moral and legally justified right, former Saudi ambassador to Pakistan says


License to kill: $85,000 markhor trophy hunting permits suffer pandemic markdowns

  • Earlier this year, Gilgit-Baltistan’s hunting scheme was halted mid-season after virus outbreak
  • $18 million in permit fees have been raised, with 80 percent going to local communities


Pakistan to float tenders for $6.8 billion CPEC railway project in November

  • Interest rate for project financing is yet to be finalized with the Chinses government, says Sheikh Rashid Ahmad
  • Independent experts say the Chinese want to extend the loan to Pakistan on commercial terms
By Khurshid Ahmed ·

Iran imposes new restrictions to stem coronavirus spread

  • Rouhani announced new restrictions that will take effect on Wednesday in 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces for 10 days
  • Police will make unannounced visits to other high-risk businesses, and those that violate health protocols will be shut down
By Reuters ·

UK PM Boris Johnson locks down England as COVID-19 cases pass 1 million

  • Lockdown starts just after midnight on Thursday morning
  • United Kingdom has the biggest official death toll in Europe from COVID-19
By Reuters ·

Oil giant Shell rebounds into profit in third quarter

  • Income boosted by modest recovery in global crude demand and more stable market
By AFP ·

Valtteri Bottas on pole at Imola with Lewis Hamilton alongside

  • Bottas pips Hamilton to pole at Imola as Mercedes lock out front row
  • Champions can clinch seventh constructors' title in a row
By Reuters ·

Scarlett Johansson remarries in ‘intimate ceremony’

  • Johansson was previously married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and French journalist Romain Dauriac
By AFP ·