Pakistan to hold third round of talks with banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik party tonight

  • TLP team allowed to meet arrested leader today after 11 policemen being held hostage released
  • PM says “great misfortune” political and religious parties “use Islam wrongly ... doing damage to their own country”

Pakistan will talk to India if Kashmir autonomy reverses, foreign minister says in UAE

  • Says Islamabad never evaded talks but India would have to revert disputed Kashmir region’s special autonomy
  • Tells reporters about his three-day visit: “My agenda is UAE-Pakistan and not India-Pakistan”
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Solution to pollution: Pakistani city scraps old buses to curb exhaust emissions

  • Initiative comes as Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit is expanding coverage of its more environment-friendly hybrid diesel vehicles
  • TransPeshawar offers as compensation of Rs1.4 million ($9,000) for a wagon and Rs1.5 million for one passenger bus


From socialites to restauranteurs, Pakistanis in UAE give back during Ramadan

  • Philanthropists and their families are personally involved in the delivery of meals and rations during Ramadan
  • The second Ramadan since the pandemic broke out in early 2020 brings with it charity amid a global economic downturn

Russia says Iran nuclear talks enter ‘drafting stage’

  • The 2015 agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief has been left hanging by a thread since the US withdrew from the pact in 2018
  • Diplomats from the parties to the deal — Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany and China — have been meeting in Vienna since early this month
By AFP ·

Abu Dhabi’s G42 forms big data JV with Israeli defense company Rafael

  • The joint venture will have a research and development site in Israel and will develop products for sectors including banking, health care and public safety
By Reuters ·

Tottenham fires manager Jose Mourinho

  • Mourinho took over in November 2019
  • His firing comes with seventh-place Tottenham outside the Champions League places but with a League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday
By AP ·


In the Iron Throne’s shadow: Arabs reflect on ‘Game of Thrones’ 10 years on

  • Middle Eastern fans look back on 10 years of a show that changed pop culture forever
By Hala Tashkandi ·