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Pakistan stays in FATF ‘grey list’, given June deadline to implement action plan

Pakistan stays in FATF ‘grey list’, given June deadline to implement action plan

  New Delhi- Pakistan was retained in the “grey list” of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which examined its efforts to counter terror financing and money laundering. The decision was taken at the meeting of the multilateral watchdog on Thursday. “Pakistan should continue to work on implementing the three remaining items in its action plan […]

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan’s speech to avoid ‘clash’ with India: Report

Sri Lanka cancels Imran Khan’s speech to avoid ‘clash’ with India: Report

  In an effort to avoid confrontation with India, Sri Lanka has cancelled a scheduled speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Parliament. According to a report titled ‘Sri Lanka avoids clash with India by cancelling Khan’s Parliament speech’ by Dar Javed published in Colombo Gazette, the Colombo government cannot risk its relations with India […]

Bangladesh to move more Rohingya Muslims to remote island, despite outcry

Bangladesh to move more Rohingya Muslims to remote island, despite outcry

  DHAKA: Bangladesh is moving 3,000-4,000 more Rohingya Muslim refugees to a remote Bay of Bengal island over the next two days, two officials said today, despite concerns about the risk of storms and floods lashing the site. Dhaka has relocated around 7,000 to Bhasan Char island since early December from border camps in neighbouring […]

Saudi Arabia temporary shuts down 10 mosques after COVID-19 infections

Saudi Arabia temporary shuts down 10 mosques after COVID-19 infections

  Saudi Arabia has temporarily shut down 10 mosques in a number of regions across the Kingdom following an outbreak of COVID-19 infections among worshipers and mosque employees, according to a ministerial statement. Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance of Saudi Arabia also announced it was temporarily closing one mosque in Ad-Dilam district of […]

Detained Al-Jazeera Journalist Mahmoud Hussein Released After 5 Years

Detained Al-Jazeera Journalist Mahmoud Hussein Released After 5 Years

  Egyptian authorities on Saturday freed an Al-Jazeera journalist after he spent more than four years in detention, his family lawyer said. Mahmoud Hussein walked free from a police station Saturday afternoon, a few days after a court ordered his conditional release pending investigations into charges of publishing false information and belonging to a banned […]

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

Madinah joins world’s healthiest cities

  JEDDAH: The Saudi city of Madinah has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as among the world’s healthiest cities. The holy city gained the accreditation after a visiting WHO team said that it met all the global standards required to be a healthy city. Madinah is believed to be the first city […]

China to send 500,000 free vaccine doses to Pakistan by Jan 31, says FM Qureshi

China to send 500,000 free vaccine doses to Pakistan by Jan 31, says FM Qureshi

  Islamabad: Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Thursday China had promised to send 500,000 free doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Pakistan by January 31. Pakistan is currently battling its second wave of the coronavirus and recorded 2,363 new infections on Thursday, with 54 deaths. In a televised statement, Qureshi said he […]

Imran Khan kicks-off 3G/4G internet services in Waziristan

Imran Khan kicks-off 3G/4G internet services in Waziristan

  Waziristan: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, during a visit to Wana, announced that 3G/4G internet services will become operational in Waziristan from Wednesday. “I know that 3G and 4G is important for education and development… this was a huge demand of the youth, one that was justified,” he said. Also Read:Joe Biden, Kamala Harris […]

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capital to take oath

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris arrive at US Capital to take oath

  President- elect Joseph R. Biden will take the oath of office alongwith vice- president elect Kamala Devi Harris in a scaled-back inauguration ceremony in Washington that has been largely stripped of its usual pomp and circumstance, due both to the coronavirus as well as security concerns following the January 6 assault on the US […]

23 Die in Norway after Receiving Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

23 Die in Norway after Receiving Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

  13 were Nursing Home Patients Norway, January 16:Twenty-three people died in Norway within days of receiving their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with 13 of those deaths apparently related to the side effects of the shots, New York Post reported citing the health officials.All 13 were nursing home patients and at least […]

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