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Chinese envoy outlines cooperation with Pakistan on PRC’s 75th anniversary

Chinese Ambassador Jiang Zaidong emphasised the significance of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and outlined the nation’s strategic goals for the future. Ambassador Jiang highlighted China’s commitment to high-quality development and modernisation, as well as the country’s dedication to fostering bilateral cooperation with Pakistan. “This year marks the […]

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UN chief convenes crucial Afghan conference in Doha

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is convening another conference on Afghanistan in Doha next month as part of diplomatic efforts to follow coordinated international efforts in dealing with the de facto regime of Afghanistan. This will be the third UN sponsored conference, which seeks consensus among the key stakeholders on the way forward […]

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Tyson gives warning to Paul ahead of July fight

NEW YORK: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, preparing for his first  professional fight since 2005, warned YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul on Monday that his life will be on the line during their July 20 bout. The 57-year-old Tyson, speaking at New York City’s Apollo Theater during a press conference to promote a fight against an opponent […]

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UAE releases new AI model to compete with big tech

DUBAI: A government research institute in the United Arab Emirates on Monday released a new open source GenAI model, which could rival the ones from big technology companies. Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute (TII) said it was releasing the Falcon 2 series: Falcon 2 11B, a text-based model, and Falcon 2 11B VLM, a vision-to-language […]

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FBR proposes charging non-filers Rs90 out of every Rs100 mobile recharge

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to bolster tax revenues and broaden the nation’s tax base, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed a bold new initiative targeting non-filers. Under the initiative, the FBR plans to implement a substantial increase in withholding tax, hiking it from 2.5 per cent to a staggering 90 per cent for […]

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Pakistan urges UN-led cyber capacity building

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has underscored the need for a permanent cyber capacity building mechanism under the UN, particularly in bridging the gap between the developing and developed countries, in an effort to promote trust and cooperation among states. “International cooperation in the area of capacity building on an equal footing is a key measure for […]

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Brazil floods kill 143, government announces emergency spending

RIO DE JANEIRO: The death toll from heavy rains in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state rose to 143, the local civil defence government body said on Sunday, up from 136 in the previous day, while another 125 people remain unaccounted for. On Saturday evening the government announced around 12.1 billion reais ($2.34 billion) in […]

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Emotional Edwards in tears with Luton on brink of relegation

Luton manager Rob Edwards broke down in tears after a 3-1 defeat at West Ham all but confirmed their relegation from the Premier League on Saturday. Edwards’ side still have a mathematical chance of avoiding the drop after fourth-bottom Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 defeat against Chelsea just hours after the emotional scenes at the London Stadium. […]