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Pakistan’s anti-corruption body launches fresh money laundering probe against Nawaz Sharif, daughter

Nawaz Sharif, 69, is serving a seven-year prison term at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 24, 2018 in the Al-Azizia case.

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US expresses concerns over curtailment on press freedom in Pakistan

Noting that Pakistan has a diverse media landscape, the official said that continued pressure and intimidation against journalists is not acceptable.

Many of these international NGOs were providing valuable aid and assistance to the people of Pakistan, the official said. (Representational Image) News

8 killed due to monsoon related incidents in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is witnessing inclement weather since Thursday and is likely to witness continuous rain for a few days in the central, western and south western regions.

Till Saturday eight people have been killed due to monsoon related incidents. (File photo) News

UN calls for stronger ‘global response’ to terrorism, organised crime

The council unanimously adopted the Peru-drafted resolution, which calls for increased cross-border collaboration in efforts to investigate and dismantle the links between terrorist groups and organiz

This is not the Council's first attempt at cracking down on international terrorism. (File photo) News

Anti-corruption drive will continue till all accused are brought to justice, says Imran Khan

The Prime Minister said the debt reached to Rs 30,000 billion from Rs 6,000 billion in a decade due to corruption and bad governance.

Imran Khan's government is being criticized by opposition for targeting his opponents in the name accountability. (File photo) News

During meeting with Imran Khan, Donald Trump to seek Shakil Afridi’s release from Pakistan jail

Shakil Afridi helped the CIA track down al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in 2011. He was later arrested and is currently serving a jail-term in Pakistan.

Before being elected as the president of the United States Trump had said during his campaign that he will get Afridi freed within two minutes from Pakistan. (Reuters File photo) News

Hafiz Saeed arrest: US doubts Pakistan’s intention, Mumbai attack mastermind previous arrests made no difference

Hafiz Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist was arrested on Wednesday -- the seventh times since December 2001, when he was nabbed in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliamen

This was the seventh time that Saeed was arrested since 2001 attack on India's Parliament (File photo) News

Ahead of Imran Khan’s visit, US rules out lifting suspension of security aid, wants to see irreversible action against terrorists

The visit will focus on strengthening cooperation between the two countries to bring peace, stability and economic prosperity to the region, the official said.

From the US perspective, the President will be most interested in encouraging Pakistan to assist in the Afghanistan peace process. (Representational Image) News

10 killed, 19 injured in China gas plant explosion

The Yima gas plant of Henan Gas Co Ltd was established in 1997, covering an area of 87 hectares, with more than 1,200 employees.

The explosion did not involve tanks of dangerous materials, the local government said. (Reuters File photo) News

Pakistan court dismisses fake deed case against PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz

Maryam, 45, the vice president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was accused of providing a fake trust deed during the hearing of the case.

Maryam was accompanied by her husband, former army captain, Mohmmad Safdar and senior party leaders. (Image: ANI File photo) News

Indian-origin woman sentenced for smuggling hundreds of illegal aliens into US

In June last year, Hema Patel pleaded guilty to alien smuggling for financial gain by fraudulently bonding illegal aliens from immigration custody and causing their release into the United States.

Chandresh Kumar Patel was sentenced to three years' imprisonment last year. (Representational Image) News

Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson

On Friday morning people gathered in the rain at the edge of the cordon set up by police and fire officials.

A man places flowers outside the Kyoto Animation Studio building (AP Photo) News

Donald Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labour secretary

Trump had previously announced that Acosta would be succeeded in an acting capacity by his deputy, Patrick Pizzella.

Donald Trump tweeted the news Thursday evening (AP Photo) News

Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27

Afghan security forces are facing almost daily attacks by Taliban militants, despite reported progress in efforts by the United States to broker an end to Afghanistan's nearly 18-year war.

Health ministry spokesman Wahid Mayar said two bodies and 10 injured people had been taken to hospital after the blast. (AP File photo) News

In arson attack, man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

Most of the victims were employees of Kyoto Animation, which does work on feature films and TV productions but is best known for its mega-hit stories featuring high school girls.

A firefighter is seen near the roof of the torched Kyoto Animation building (Reuters photo) News

Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav: Foreign Ministry

The ministry also said that Jadhav had been informed of his rights under the Vienna Convention on consular relations.

Kulbushan Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" in April 2017 (File photo) News

End Syria hospital attacks, Russia told at United Nations

Regime air strikes on Tuesday killed 11 civilians in Idlib's south, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Russian and regime aircraft have since late April ramped up deadly bombardment of the Idlib region of about three million people in northwest Syria (Reuters photo) News

US security aid to Pakistan to remain suspended pending decisive action against terror groups, says report

The CRS is an independent and bipartisan research wing of the the US Congress, which prepares periodic reports on issues of interest for lawmakers to make informed decisions.

The Trump administration has taken a harder line on Pakistan than its predecessors, sharply cutting assistance and suspending security-related aid, said the CRS report dated July 15. (Representational image) News

Lawmakers have obligation to love the country, says Donald Trump

The president was responding to a question about his supporters chanting "send her back" against Representative Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night.

The president described his supporters as those who love the country. (File photo: Reuters) News

China home to one of worst human rights crisis, says Mike Pompeo

Since April 2017, Pompeo said, Beijing had detained more than a million Chinese Muslims and other minorities in camps in Xinjiang.

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Reuters photo) News

US sanctions entities and individuals linked to Iran’s nuclear program

In addition to a freeze on any of their assets within the United States, the sanctioned persons and entities will be denied access to the country's financial system and listed online as Weapons of Mas

The United States strongly condemns Iran's recent expansion of sensitive nuclear activities (Representational image) News

Former Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrested in LNG case

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested when he was on his way to attend a press conference. The Bureau had summoned Abbasi to appear before it today for the probe.

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H1B visa fee used to fund apprentice program, says US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

The commerce secretary said the additional public funding could help establish new apprenticeship programs in the travel and tourism industry.

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Unbowed, Donald Trump intensifies attacks on four Democratic congresswomen

"So these congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous, militant hard left," Trump said to roars from the crowd in North Carolina, a state seen as key to his re-election.

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Lawmakers expresses concern over spike in request for evidences for H1B visas

Spikes in unnecessary Requests for Evidence (RFEs) from the agency that freeze case processing and drain adjudication resources, said Marketa Lindt, president, American Immigration Lawyers Association

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JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s arrest result of US’ “great pressure” on Pakistan, says Donald Trump

A Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) team intercepted him near Gujranwala city (some 80-km from Lahore) and arrested him on terror financing charges, a CTD said.

Hafiz Saeed was presented before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala that sent him on judicial remand for seven days. (AP Photo/ File) News

G7 finance ministers look to rein in tech giants at French meeting

G7 governments are concerned that decades-old international tax rules have been pushed to the limit by the emergence of Facebook and Apple, which book profits in low-tax countries regardless of the so

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