Lowest spike in weeks: Pakistan records 1,979 new coronavirus cases in a day

  • As of Tuesday, Pakistan has recorded 253,604 total infections and 5,197 deaths
  • Pakistan has also seen an uptick in recoveries, with 170,656 cases recorded thus far
By Arab News Pakistan ·

US regulators downgrade Pakistan’s air safety rating

  • New rating means Pakistan airlines could be subject to additional inspections at US airports
  • Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications
By Reuters ·

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UAE postpones launch of Hope Mars Mission due to weather conditions 

  • Mission to explore Mars will be now launch on Friday July 17
  • It will send an unmanned probe called ‘Hope’ to study the Martian atmosphere and climate
By Arab News ·

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Inflows from Saudi Arabia up 42% as coronavirus spares remittances to Pakistan 

  • Central bank data shows remittances rose by 50.7% during June 2020 to reach a record high of $2,466.2 million 
  • In fiscal year 2020, remittances increased to a historic high of $23.12 billion, 6.4% more than last year
By Khurshid Ahmed ·

SR10,000 fines for people entering Makkah holy sites without legal permits

  • Around 2.5 million foreign and domestic pilgrims had performed Hajj last year
By SPA ·

Iran says it has executed Iranian agent linked to CIA

  • An official said Reza Asgari had linked up with the CIA during his last years serving at the defense ministry
By Reuters ·

UK to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027, angering China and pleasing Trump

  • UK to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027
  • No new 5G components to be bought from end of 2020
By Reuters ·

Man City’s court triumph set to intensify race for top 4 places in Premier League

  • The fight for a top-five finish has reverted back to needing to be in the top four to join champion Liverpool and City, already secured in second place
By AP ·