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Outcry after suspect in Noor Mukadam murder taken to Islamabad hospital after headache complaint

  • Doctors at PIMS say Zahir Jaffer was brought in on Wednesday afternoon for brief checkup, blood pressure and temperature were normal
  • Social media erupts in outcry over “special treatment” given to Jaffer because he came from a wealthy family and was a US national
By Aamir Saeed ·

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Pakistan military says it has fenced 90 percent of border with Afghanistan

  • The announcement comes at a time when the Taliban have stepped up military offensive in neighboring Afghanistan
  • Pakistani security officials say fencing has reduced over 80 percent illegal cross-border movement between the two countries
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

‘Allah chose me’: Dubai-based banker is first Pakistani woman mountaineer to summit Gasherbrum-II

  • Naila Kiani is a banker by profession and a boxer who got married at base camp of world’s second tallest K2 mountain
  • Says wants to help fix Pakistan’s ‘image problem’ that prevents foreign climbers and tourists from visiting the country
By Nisar Ali ·

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Viral friendship break-up meme by Pakistani youth fetches $51,530 in NFT sale

  • “Friendship ended with Mudasir ”meme created in 2015 by Gujranwala boy after he fought with best buddy
  • An NFT is a crypto asset, representing an intangible digital item such as an image, video, or in-game item
By Sabah Bano Malik ·

Saudi Arabia announces 14 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 511,318
  • A total of 8,284 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far
By Arab News ·

Afghanistan could become failed state: UK’s top soldier

  • Gen. Nick Carter: Govt forces need to secure military stalemate with Taliban so as to enable talks
  • There is a ‘real risk’ that the West is ‘giving far too much legitimacy to the Taliban’
By Arab News ·

Yemen central bank injects old riyal bills worth billions into market to challenge Houthi ban

  • The Houthi ban has forced travelers to Sanaa and other areas controlled by the militant group into buying old banknotes from the black market at a higher rate
By Saeed Al-Batati ·

Cryptocurrencies look up despite regulatory issues

By Rayana Alqubali & One Diaz ·

Tabby raises $500 million, eyes new GCC markets

By Arab News ·

Qatar beats Italy to reach men’s beach volleyball semifinals in Tokyo

  • Duo of Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan are now on a five-match winning streak ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Russian Olympic Committee team
By Ali Khaled ·

Iraq gets back looted ancient artifacts from US, others

  • The majority of the artifacts date back 4,000 years to ancient Mesopotamia and were recovered from the US in a recent trip by PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
  • Iraq’s antiquities have been looted throughout decades of war and instability since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein
By AP ·