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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to further expand bilateral ties

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to further expand bilateral ties

Nawaz holds talks with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz

Jeddah—Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in all fields.This was decided at a meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud in Jeddah. During the meeting, the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the status of bilateral relations.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saudi Arabia is playing a unique and irreplaceable role in the Muslim world.
Israeli air strikes kill 7 more  in Gaza, death toll 583

Israeli air strikes kill 7 more in Gaza, death toll 583

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

Gaza City—A series of Israeli air strikes early Tuesday killed seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, emergency services spokesperson Ashraf al-Qudra said. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza. Qudra said a strike on Deir el-Balah in central Gaza killed five family members, four of them women.
Russia’s capabilities to counter NATO: Putin

Russia’s capabilities to counter NATO: Putin

Moscow—President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but said the West must put pressure on Kiev to end hostilities. Putin also called on Western powers not to meddle in Russia’s domestic affairs and said steps were needed to strengthen the country’s military capabilities because of moves by NATO and to protect the economy from “external threats”.
HIV/AIDS mortality rate rising by 11pc annually in Pakistan

HIV/AIDS mortality rate rising by 11pc annually in Pakistan

Karachi—Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, says a first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries released on Monday. There has been an 11 per cent increase in mortality rates from HIV/AIDS in Pakistan, according to the study that examines data from 2000 to 2013. However, it reports a decline in the death rates from tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Pakistan since 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established to stop the spread of these diseases by 2015.
Federal Ombudsman smells rat in BISP

Federal Ombudsman smells rat in BISP

Aamir Majeed

Karachi—The Federal Ombudsman Secretariat in Karachi has smelled a rat in Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) after receiving number of complaints regarding violation of rules and procedure of the programme, it is reliably learnt. According to details, the Karachi secretariat of the federal ombudsman had received a large number of complaints from those who are willing to apply for the programme and those who have got a certificate after completing the course regarding ignorance of rules and procedure of BISP. The complaints were received in the tenure of former Pakistan People Party (PPP)-led coalition government.
SC seeks identification of real culpritsAnti-judiciary banners

SC seeks identification of real culprits

Islamabad—The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has ordered identification of the people responsible for the anti-judiciary banners, which were displayed in and around the federal capital a few months ago. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk heard the anti-judiciary banners case on Tuesday. During the hearing, the Deputy Attorney General told that court that the prime suspect of the case named Rashid has been arrested.
Where did the sunspots go?

Where did the sunspots go?

New York—The sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet. A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum-the time in the sun’s 11-year cycle when it is the most active. But now, there is hardly a sunspot in sight. In an image taken Friday by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, there is a tiny smidgen of brown just right of center where a small sunspot appears to be developing. But just one day before, there was nothing. It was a totally spotless day.

Syrian opposition coalition dissolves interim govt

Beirut—The Western-backed National Coalition of Syrian opposition members said on Tuesday it had voted to force out its “interim government” and form a new one within a month. Attempts to form a viable government-in-exile for Syria’s opposition have been hamstrung by rivalries between its backers and among its members as well as by its inability to establish itself inside Syria.

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