Pakistani PM rules out military bases for US for post-withdrawal operations in Afghanistan

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan tells an international channel his government will not allow any ‘action from Pakistani territory into Afghanistan’
  • The Pakistani PM has been a known critic of his country’s decision to join the US-led war on terror which he once called the greatest blunder
By Arab News Pakistan ·


Tribesmen in northwestern Pakistan refuse to bury 'assassinated' elder, continue protest for twentieth day

  • The Janikhel tribe had resorted to a similar protest in March after four teenage boys were brutally killed and dumped
  • Deal brokered with authorities then had required action against militant outfits, crackdown against illicit weapon possession in the area


In Pakistan's Mastung where Mulberry trade once blossomed, coronavirus-hit farmers seek government help

  • Dried mulberries produced in Balochistan’s Mastung district is particularly popular in neighboring Sindh province where they are mostly sold at Sufi shrines
  • Mulberry farmers say they have suffered significant losses due to restrictions on Sufi festivals during the coronavirus pandemic


Pakistan’s national air carrier launches scenic air safari for tourism promotion

  • Named after the country’s iconic high-altitude mountaineer, Sadpara Air Safari will take tourist from Islamabad to Skardu and fly over K2 and Nanga Parbat
  • Tour operators believe the initiative will help the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan who mostly rely on tourism for livelihood
By Nisar Ali ·

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting southern Saudi Arabia

  • Iran-backed Houthi militia have consistently launched attacks against the Kingdom
By Arab News ·

Russia reports 17,906 new COVID-19 cases, 466 deaths

  • The government coronavirus task force confirmed 466 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours
By Reuters ·

Clippers rally to oust top seeded Jazz, Sixers set stage for game 7

  • Los Angeles Clippers advanced to their first NBA semifinals in franchise history
  • Playoff series begins Sunday with Phoenix Suns, who eliminated the Denver Nuggets
By AFP ·


A collection of works of female writers of Arab heritage sets out to ‘win hearts, change minds’

  • A spirited new anthology of poems and stories by Arab women down the ages overturns common expectations of gender 
  • ‘We Wrote in Symbols’ celebrates the literary works of 75 female writers of Arab heritage spanning five millenia
By Caline Malek ·