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Imran condemns Bahawalnagar incident, calls for equal law for all

Strongly condemning the Bahawalnagar incident, former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan stated on Tuesday that there should be equal law for everyone in the country. The incident, which garnered widespread attention after videos depicting individuals in army uniforms purportedly assaulting police officials circulated on social media, sparked outrage among citizens and journalists […]

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Putin tells Middle East to pull back from catastrophic clash

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday urged all sides in the Middle East to refrain from action that would trigger a new confrontation which he warned would be fraught with catastrophic consequences for the region, the Kremlin said. Putin, who has forged much closer ties with the Islamic Republic since sending troops into Ukraine […]

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Paris 2024 Games flame to be lit in ancient Olympia

OLYMPIA: The sacred flame for the Paris 2024 Olympics is to be lit Tuesday in ancient Olympia, birthplace of the ancient Games, for an epic torch relay stretching from the Acropolis to the South Pacific. Hundreds of dignitaries and spectators are expected to attend the ritual in the small Peloponnese town in southwestern Greece where […]

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Gohar dismisses notion of ‘deal’ in Imran’s potential release

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan has dismissed speculations of a clandestine agreement behind the potential release of former prime minister and PTI founder Imran Khan. Addressing the media after a meeting with Imran Khan at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, Gohar expressed his hope for Imran Khan’s release in April, trusting […]

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US will use sanctions to disrupt Iran’s ‘malign’ activity

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday said Iran’s attack on Israel last weekend and its financing of militant groups in Gaza, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq threatened stability in the Middle East and could cause economic spillovers. Yellen began remarks prepared for a news conference by addressing what she called an unprecedented attack on […]

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‘Israel needs to be shown that its actions have costs’

NEW YORK: Munir Akram, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, called on the international community to act together, saying Israel’s activities should not go unpunished and should be shown to have costs. Speaking to Anadolu on Monday about the UN Security Council resolution demanding an urgent cease-fire in Gaza on March 25, Akram expressed concern […]

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Surfing icon Slater, 52, says ‘this feels like the end’

PERTH: Kelly Slater, widely regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all time, said Tuesday “this feels like the end” after being knocked out of a competition in Australia and losing his place on the world tour. The 52-year-old American, an 11-time world champion, was already out of contention for a spot at the Paris […]

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UN commission accuses Israel of obstructing Oct. 7 probe

GENEVA: A UN-mandated commission of inquiry that probes violations of international human rights law on Tuesday accused Israel of obstructing its efforts to collect evidence from the victims of the attack by Hamas in southern Israel on Oct. 7. “So far as the government of Israel is concerned, we have not only seen a lack […]