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Allama Hassan Zafar says those ridiculed judiciary, top judges, are freed

JCSC Pakistan chief in US for conference on countering violent extremist outfits

Forward bloc in PTI?

China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF

Sunday by-poll: Analysis and lessons for PTI

Shrines under the watchful eye: CJP orders forensic audit

Saudi riyal at lowest level since 2016 over Khashoggi case

India, Iran to speed up Chabahar plan before US bans

UET Peshawar Students Develop a Solution to Power Theft

Pakistan wins first medal in 2018 Youth Olympics in wrestling

Shia pilgrims denied entry into Balochistan, stuck at provincial border with Sindh

Iran embassy in Ankara evacuated after 'bomb warning'

Mother defeats son in Muzaffargarh by-elections

Asia Bibi case: Opportunist Khadim Rizvi threatens judiciary, NGOs and the lawyer

U.S envoy met the Taliban representatives in Qatar

$2 bn RLNG pipeline: Crucial Pak-Russia talks begin today

Saudi source: Reconciliation with Iran possible if sanctions imposed

Three Saudi soldiers killed in clashes with Yemeni army in border areas

Saudis 'reject' threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

On the decliine: PTI fails to clinch NA seat in by-polls

Jamal Khashoggi was no Revolutionary, Rebel or Human rights defender

The question of cuffs

Pakistan By-election results 2018 LIVE Updates

After DPO Gondal, another short shrift for IGP Punjab

Illegal recruitments scam: NAB Arrests ex-PU VC, five registers

TLP threatens to paralyse country if Aasia Bibi is acquitted

In the shadow of loan: Is US trying to create rift between China and Pakistan?

British-Pakistani Iris Iftikhar eyes Gold at British Taekwondo Championship

Trump using Iranophobia to sell American munitions to Arab states: Nasrallah

UK imam fired for anti-Saudi comments

Sunni Ittehad Council chief condemns arrest of Faisal Raza Abidi

Pakistan will continue to trade with Iran in own interest despite US sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi changes the Middle East at potentially horrible cost

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline

Why has Mr. Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui been removed as IHC Judge?

How to register your mobile device with PTA?

US sees Chinese debt responsible for economic woes in Pakistan

Indian troops martyr PhD scholar Dr Manan Wani among two in IoK

HRW urges Saudi allies to review ties over missing journalist

Australia dash Pakistan's dreams by drawing first Test

Minister sees 8 months halt every year if Pakistan-Iran ferry service launched

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report

Murder of Saudi Journalist: A ticking time bomb between Turkey and KSA

Pak-China Armed Drone deal and its implications in the region

Who is Calsons?: NAB’s best bet in Ashiana case

'Yemenis target Saudi military boat in counter-strike'

Saudi Arabia's dark history of abduction and killing dissidents

China to sell unmanned, strike-capable drones to Pakistan

Turkey vows to put on trial Saudi officials tied to Khashoggi case

Pakistani rupee, the cheapest currency in South Asia: Report

Faisal Raza Abidi arrested outside Supreme Court for criticizing powerful figures

Who is Ibrahim Koko?: Startling case of fake travel documents

IMF warns Pakistan against ‘excessive loans’ from China

“No NRO”: PM maintains rigid stance against corruption

Saudis, authoritarian leaders inspired by Trump: Sanders

Allama Raja Nasir asks government to rescue Shia Zaireen at Taftan border

DPO Pakpattan case: Who is the real winner?

Pakistan With or Without the IMF?

Qatar Airways will continue flights to Iran, unfazed by US sanctions

Pakistan extend lead to 325 against Australia

No threat to Pakistan from Cyclone Luban

Neither Saudi Arabia, nor other producers can replace Iranian oil: Zangeneh

Blasphemy charges: Khanewal police book man for claiming to be '11th caliph'

PhD Transfer Programs: HEC greets US delegation

Shahbaz Arrest: Nawaz steps in as PML-N bets on sympathy vote

Pakistan ex-minister suggests to enhance trade ties with Iran

Imran must keep working relations with Iran

Treason case: LHC orders removal of Cyril Almeida's name from ECL, withdraws warrants

Another surgical strike?

Saudi cleric close to MBS calls for 'peace' trip to Israel

Cleric declares himself 11th Imam of Islam

ASWJ Mengal group terrorist involved in Shia genocide released

LHC rejects police stance on permission for azadari Majlis in houses

Review of CPEC accord underway: Imran

LNG Accord: Are Pak-Qatar ties in danger?

Shahbaz Sharif Arrested: What Next?

Pakistan off to steady start in first Test against Australia

Health Ministry: 1 in 3 Yemeni children suffer from severe malnutrition

Missing Saudi journalist killed at consulate in Turkey: Sources

Is Shahbaz Sharif's arrest meant to rig elections?

Peshawar University fiasco: A shame for democracy

Demonstration held in Islamabad to protest against Saudi govt

Inside story of Mehmoodur Rasheed son's case

What Fawad Hassan Fawad disclosed about Shehbaz Sharif at NAB office?

Sarfraz wants Yasir Shah to attack new-look Australia

What happened in the Cabinet meeting?

In rebuttal to Trump, Salman says Saudi won’t pay US for kingdom’s security

Blackwater plan to outsource Afghan war draws angry response from Kabul

Politicians, analysts react to Shahbaz Sharif's arrest by NAB

Jadeja hits maiden ton as India declare on record 649-9

America’s Iran Policy Is Helping China Advance a Multipolar World

Shahbaz Sharif arrested by NAB Lahore in Ashiana Housing scam case

Banned terrorist party ringleader shot dead by former comrades

Amateurish ideas on education

Would Putin's nuclear olive branch to India create bridge of mistrust between Islamabad and Moscow again?

Saudi Arabia seeks wide-ranging deals with South African arms firms amid Yemen war

Will PTI be forced to embrace IMF?

Iran says ready to work with Saudis to build strong region, end US conceit

Iran not against any country's involvement in CPEC: envoy

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Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report

1397/7/19 | 17:53
  Saudi Arabia's crown prince and de facto ruler allegedly ordered an operation targeting journalist and United States (US) resident Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for more than a week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday citing US intelligence intercepts. Khashoggi ─ a US resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ─ disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and Turkish officials suspect he was murdered. The Post, ...

Qatar’s monarch slams Saudi-led blockade as flagrant violation of intl. law

1397/7/4 | 17:53
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has censured the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against his energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom, describing the move as a flagrant violation of the international law. Addressing world leaders at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim said the blockade is "paralyzing" Arab nations and has only caused "our region to remain hostage to marginal differences." He pointed out that Doha remains open to "unconditional dialogue." "We hope that ...

Daesh’s Al-Baghdadi escapes to Afghanistan

1397/7/2 | 17:53
  Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi recently escaped to Afghanistan via Iran, it emerged this weekend. Al-Baghdadi is believed to have reached Nangarhar Province, situated east of the Afghan capital Kabul, on the border with Pakistan. According to Pakistani security sources, Al-Baghdadi crossed through the Iranian city of Zahedan, where Iran borders the southwest tip of Afghanistan, Asharq Al-Awsat reported. Asharq Al-Awsat added that “according to the sources, ISIS [Daesh] manages a location to host its fighters in Zahedan in cooperation ...

Saudi seeks death penalty for prominent cleric: reports

1397/6/14 | 17:53
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor sought the death penalty against prominent cleric Sheikh Salman al Awda at the start of his trial Tuesday in Riyadh, a year after his arrest, media said. Awda faces 37 charges, the pro-government Okaz newspaper and other media close to the Saudi government reported, without offering any details. Awda was among more than 20 people arrested in September 2017 in a widening crackdown on dissent in the ultra-conservative kingdom. There was no immediate statement by the public prosecutor’s office. “Reports ...

Publishing online satire declared punishable offence

1397/6/14 | 17:53
In a move to further curb dissent, Saudi Arabia Tuesday banned online satire that “disrupts public order” with jail term up to five years in prison. “Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media … will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals ($800,000),” the public prosecution tweeted late Monday. The kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

UAE used Israeli spyware to target regional rivals: Report

1397/6/11 | 17:53
The United Arab Emirates has reportedly been using an Israeli phone-hacking program to spy on several Arab figures, among them the Qatari emir, Lebanese prime minister and a Saudi prince. The New York Times reported on Friday that Israeli software company NSO Group and affiliates had actively participated in cyber attacks on individuals sought by the UAE using the controversial Pegasus spyware to turn their smart phones into surveillance devices. Two lawsuits have been filed against the company in Israel and Cyprus by a Qatari citizen as ...

Saudi nabs imam of Mecca as crackdown continues: Report

1397/6/2 | 17:53
Saudi security forces have reportedly arrested Sheikh Saleh al-Talib, a prominent imam and preacher at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s crackdown on his opponents continues. The news was picked up by Al Jazeera and other major Arab news outlets on Wednesday, three days after social media advocacy group Prisoners of Conscience (POC) first broke the story of Talib’s detention. According to Al Jazeera, the arrest came after Talib delivered a sermon on the duty in Islam to speak out against evil in public. During ...

Saudi authorities arrest Sheikh Nasser Al-Omar in Mecca

1397/5/25 | 17:53
    The Saudi authorities have arrested renowned cleric, Sheikh Nasser Al-Omar, in Mecca, the Prisoners of Conscience Twitter account said yesterday. “We confirm the news of the arrest of Shaikh Nasser Al-Omar, a former professor at the Faculty of Fundamentals of Religion at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, and the suspension of his Twitter account,” the group posted yesterday. The Saudi authorities called Sheikh Al-Omar in September last year for investigation and asked him not to interfere in or discuss at political ...

Saudi dissident preacher dies ‘after torture’ in regime prison: Report

1397/5/24 | 17:53
A political dissident and Muslim preacher in Saudi Arabia has reportedly died as a result of torture while in regime custody as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom. The rights group Prisoners of Consciousness, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page on Tuesday that Sheikh Suleiman al-Doweesh had lost his life due to severe torture he was ...

Pieces of US-made bomb found at site of Saudi raid on Yemeni school bus: Report

1397/5/22 | 17:53
The Saudi-led coalition has likely used a US-made bomb in its deadly airstrike on a bus carrying Yemeni schoolchildren, a local journalist reports, amid growing international criticisms of Washington’s lucrative arms sales to the Riyadh regime and its allies. Photos shared by journalist Nasser Arrabyee show pieces of a Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb apparently recovered from the scene, RT reported Monday. Arrabyee tweeted the shocking photos on Saturday, two days after Saudi-led warplanes targeted the Yemeni school bus in ...