Istanbul, Jan 15 : Turkey’s two-and-a-half year block on access to digital encyclopedia Wikipedia has been overturned by the country’s Constitutional Court, which has published a detailed ruling on Wednesday in the Official Gazette. The ban on access to Wikipedia, in all its languages, had been in place since 2017 over entries on the platform […]

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Lahore, Jan 13 : Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf heaved a sigh of relief on Monday after the Lahore High Court (LHC) quashed the death sentence awarded by a special court in the high treason case. A three-member bench of the LHC, hearing a set of petitions filed by Musharraf challenging multiple actions against him, […]

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Washington, Jan 14 : Twenty-one members of the Saudi military are being expelled from the US after a cadet carried out a mass shooting at a air base last month. The servicemen are not accused of aiding the 21-year old Saudi Air Force lieutenant, the BBC reported on Monday. But US Attorney General William Barr […]

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Tehran, Jan 13 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday signed an amended law that expands Tehrans designation of American terrorist organizations to include the Pentagon and all its subsidiaries. Iran’s Parliament passed the initial version of the law in April 2019, which designated the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization after Washington […]

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Manila, Jan 13 : Some 16,700 people were evacuated on Monday as the Taal volcano in the Philippines started spewing lava, while the ash fall reached the capital Manila, some 70 km away. The displaced people were taken to 45 evacuation centres authorized by the authorities in the most affected municipalities of San Nicolas, Balete, […]

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Muscat, Jan 11 : After ruling Oman for nearly five decades, Qaboos bin Said al-Said, the last Sultan of the Middle East, has died at the age of 79 with no known successor, state media reported on Saturday. The official Omani agency ONA announced the news early Saturday in a short message without providing details […]

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Tehran, Jan 11 : Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the aerospace commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), on Saturday said that the IRGC accepts responsibility for the crash of an Ukrainian plane over Iran’s airspace. “We accept full responsibility for this act (shooting down the plane), and we will obey and carry out what decisions […]

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Kabul, Jan 11 : Afghan forces, during a cleanup operation, have killed at least 18 Taliban militants in the country’s Takhar province, officials said on Saturday. The operation, backed by military planes, was conducted over the last two days in the troubled Darqad district of the province, resulting in the death of at least 18 […]

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Islamabad, Jan 11 : Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that he had directed authorities to submit an “immediate report on the condemnable, cowardly terrorist attack” inside a mosque in Quetta, which killed 15 people, including a senior police official. In a tweet, the premier hailed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Haji Amanullah as […]

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