Pakistan rejects US backing of Jewish settlements in Palestine as 'lawful'

  • Foreign office reiterates all Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law
  • Israel started building settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the wake of the Six-Day War in June 1967
By Sib Kaifee ·


Pakistan mulls WhatsApp alternative to thwart data breach

  • All government functionaries, including president and prime minister, will use a local app from next June
  • Government in the process of banning senior government, military officials from using WhatsApp to share any classified information

Nine Pakistani victims of Madinah bus crash identified 

  • The bodies of nine Pakistani nationals were identified through DNA tests
  • 35 pilgrims were killed and four others injured in the fatal crash


Lt Gen Nadeem Raza appointed new CJCSC

  • A highly decorated officer, Raza served most recently as Chief of General Staff
  • The government already notified General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s reappointment as army chief in August this year
By Arab News Pakistan ·

Diriyah Gate to be a global, historical and cultural landmark

  • Diriyah is home to Al-Turaif District, built in 1744 and known as one of the largest clay cities in the world
By Arab News ·

Gulf students caught up in Istanbul university row

  • Istanbul Sehir University recently had its assets frozen
By Arab News ·


Students burn history books as protests continue in Lebanon


Suzanne Mubarak in intensive care

By AP ·


Saudi Arabia must plan carefully for ‘super cities,’ says strategist

  • Author and global strategist Parag Khanna held up Dubai as an example of a city that was making major progress in the drive to ”smart status”
  • In his recent book “Connectography,” he said that research by consultants McKinsey found that the minimum size for a “super city” was 4 million inhabitants
By Frank Kane ·

Exciting opportunity for the world to see the real Saudi Arabia: sports chief

  • A combination of sandy stretches and gravel await the event’s thrill-seeking competitors
By Arab News ·

Environmentally conscious Coldplay says it won’t tour new album, ahead of Jordan gigs

  • Chris Martin: We’re not touring this album. We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour (can not only) be sustainable but how can it be actively beneficial
  • Coldplay will perform two shows in Jordan on Friday to mark the album Everyday Life’s release
By Reuters ·