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Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran’s ‘might’

President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies. His comments came after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused Iran of delivering missiles to Yemeni rebels for use against targets in the kingdom that he…

PayPal launches domestic operations in India

Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc on Wednesday launched domestic operations in India allowing Indian consumers to use PayPal to shop online at some of India’s most popular businesses. Merchants accepting PayPal will be able to process both local and global payments through PayPal, getting access to the payment processor’s more than…

Saudi coalition lets Yemen’s Aden port reopen

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen has allowed work to resume at the southern port of Aden, two days after ordering a nationwide stoppage, an official there said on Wednesday. The coalition said on Monday it would close all air, land and sea ports in Yemen to stem the flow of arms to the Houthis from Iran.…

Trump in China for talks on North Korea’s ‘cruel…

US President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he began the crucial leg of an Asian tour intended to build a global front against North Korea's nuclear threats. After warning the North's "cruel dictatorship" in a speech in Seoul against testing the United States, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump…

UN move could harm talks with Bangladesh: Myanmar

Myanmar said on Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council’s statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown. The Security Council had urged Myanmar, in a statement on Monday, to…

Saudi reopens Lebanon front in struggle with Iran

Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in its regional proxy war with Iran, threatening Tehran’s powerful ally Hezbollah and its home country Lebanon to try to regain the upper hand. With Iranian power winning out in Iraq and Syria, and Riyadh bogged down in a war with Iran-allied groups in Yemen, the new Saudi approach could bring lasting…

Charges dropped against woman who laughed at Trump nominee Sessions

A peace activist who laughed at then U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general will no longer be prosecuted on charges of disrupting a session of Congress and demonstrating at the Capitol. The U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia filed court papers on Monday, notifying a judge her office was…

Polish Independence Day celebrated

Islamabad - Poland commemorates the National Independence Day on 11 November. The date recalls events of 1918 when Poland regained its independence. After the collapse of communism in 1989, the celebrations of the day were restored. The Armed Forces Day and the parade take place on the anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw. To mark the 99th…

Envoy calls for cordial Pak-French education ties

Islamabad - The Ambassador of France to Pakistan Dr Marc Barety assured the Higher Education Commission of improving bilateral academic ties and cooperation between the two countries. The newly-appointed ambassador, in his visit to HEC, said that Pakistan and France will see improved academic relations. Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar Ahmed shed…

Arbitration system providing relief to litigants: LHC CJ

Rawalpindi - The Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Tuesday said that Arbitration Dispute Resolution Centres, introduced in District Judiciary, have given commendable results by resolving longstanding under-trial cases just over a cup of tea during a meeting between the parties. The newly-introduced mutual arbitration…

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