Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to further expand bilateral tiesNawaz 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 583Israeli 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: PutinMoscow—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 PakistanKarachi—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
SC seeks identification of real culpritsIslamabad—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?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 govtBeirut—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.
- Taliban shadow governor among 9 killed in Afghanistan
- US to continue Pak support, hopes Fatemi
- Govt employees to get salaries by 25th July
- Shiv Sena opposes talks with Pakistan
- Karzai Govt donates half million dollars for Gaza victims
- Imran should motivate people for service: PR
- PML-N MPA Khurram Gulfam passes away
- Strike observed in interior Sindh against arrival of IDPs
- Zardari corruption, Sadiq appointment cases adjourned
- No civilian deaths in Shawal air strikes: Safron
- France to deliver first warship to Russia
- Eid moon likely to be sighted on 28
- Arsalan Iftikhar writes to CII regarding Imran