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Pakistan orders probe after forest fires erupt at 15 locations on Islamabad’s Margalla Hills

  • The forest fires initially erupted at three different locations on Hiking Trails 3 and 5 of Margalla Hills
  • Incidents come at time when Pakistan is experiencing heatwave, with temperatures soaring above 52°C
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After ICUBE-Q, Pakistan to launch modern communication satellite into space on May 30

  • The satellite will help usher in digital era in Pakistan by providing Internet to country’s remote areas, the national space agency says
  • The satellite launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center (XSLC) will be broadcast live from agency centers in Islamabad, Karachi
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Journalist with Pakistan’s ARY News ‘taken’ by officers, whereabouts unknown — family 

  • Journalist Hafiz Maaz Bin Khalid works as a Digital Media Coordinator for ARY News
  • Video shows police taking Khalid from his house in a police van early Tuesday morning 
By NAIMAT KHAN ·

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Nawaz Sharif retakes Pakistan ruling party’s presidency after six years

  • Nawaz Sharif, who founded the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in 1993, stepped down as president in 2018
  • Following his election as PML-N president, Sharif urges PM Shehbaz to turn around Pakistan’s situation
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

Blinken discusses need to end Sudan war with top general

  • Blinken discussed a resumption of peace negotiations with Burhan
  • Recent attacks around Al-Fashir have shattered a local truce that protected it from the wider war
By Reuters ·

Indian capital records highest-ever temperature at 49.9°Celsius: weather bureau

  • New Delhi authorities have also warned of the risk of water shortages as the capital swelters in an intense heatwave
  • Warnings on heat’s impact on health, especially for infants, the elderly and those with chronic diseases
By AFP ·

Saudi minister discusses logistics cooperation on visit to Port of Rotterdam

  • Discussions touched on encouraging Dutch infrastructure investments for metal processing in the Kingdom
By SPA ·

Still plenty of fear for Real Madrid coach Ancelotti despite Champions League final successes

  • Ancelotti: First there is the joy of being here, then the concerns will come and the fear will come
  • Madrid, who also won the Spanish league and the Spanish Super Cup, are trying to win their sixth European Cup in 10 seasons, matching a feat the club also achieved from 1955-65
By AP ·