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Turkey’s artists stick to their ways to surmount hard times

ISTANBUL: A mute Syrian boy, using just body movements, gives a harrowing description of life under the Islamic State group in Syria. A crowd gathers of passionate anti-establishment protesters. And a galaxy of white ceramic CCTV cameras keeps a Big Brother-like watch over a city. These are just some of the images from this season’s…

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Hollywood’s #MeToo hits Washington

Washington: From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals. But the #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood slammed into the US capital this week, triggering a dizzying slew of allegations, apologies and resignations. Democratic Senator Al Franken said he was sorry after…

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It is not a military coup, says Zimbabwe army

HARARE: Zimbabwean military officers read an address live on state TV in the early hours of Wednesday, saying they were not launching a coup but were “targeting criminals around” President Robert Mugabe. “It is not a military takeover of government,” said one general reading a statement. “We wish to assure the nation that his excellency…

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US tells citizens in Zimbabwe to ‘shelter’ amid uncertainty

HARARE: The US embassy in Zimbabwe on Wednesday warned its citizens in the country to “shelter in place” due to “ongoing political uncertainty” as the crisis threatening President Robert Mugabe’s government deepened. “As a result of the ongoing political uncertainty through the night, the Ambassador has instructed all employees to remain home (Wednesday),” the embassy…

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Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia for explanation on PM’s absence

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s president urged Saudi Arabia on Saturday to explain why Saad Hariri had not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation as prime minister a week ago. Hariri announced on November 4 in a televised statement from Riyadh that he would be stepping down from the post, sending shock waves through Lebanese politics. The…

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MQM-PSP agreement comes to the fore

KARACHI: A four-point agreement between Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) surfaced on Saturday, SAMAA reported. According to the hand-written agreement, MQM and PSP have agreed to join hands to save their mandate from getting divided and by adhering to a policy of non-violence and non-confrontation in the larger interest of the…

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MQM-P chief Farooq Sattar takes back his resignation

KARACHI: MQM-P chief Dr. Farooq Sattar took back his resignation after his mother urged him to not quit politics and forge unity within the ranks of the party.

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PSP leader predicts MQM’s demise

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Advocate Anis Ahmed said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was destined to become history sooner rather than later. Reacting to the latest press conference of MQM’s Rabita Committee which dispelled the impression of a merger or alliance with Mustafa Kamal’s PSP, Anis Advocate said that MQM was going to…

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MQM-P to form electoral alliance with PSP despite dissatisfaction in its ranks

By Roohan Ahmed KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party have agreed to form an electoral alliance for forthcoming elections, leaders from both the parties announced on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference at Karachi press club, MQM-P head Dr Farooq Sattar and PSP leader Mustafa Kamal said they have decided, after 6-month…

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Here’s what Farooq Sattar has to say about possible MQM-PSP merger

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar reacted to reports that his party and PSP were about to merge together to contest elections from one platform. After arriving at his party’s headquarters in Bahadurabad, Farooq Sattar was mobbed by reporters and journalists.In response to a question whether or not something was about to happen, this is…

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Watch: Shahzad Iqbal on MQM’s politics

Samaa anchor Shahzad Iqbal, the host of ‘Awaz’, analyses MQM Pakistan’s politics in the wake of reports that MQM-P chief Farooq Sattar is going to announce merger with Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) today.

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Mustafa Kamal finally reacts to rumours of PSP-MQM merger

KARACHI: PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal finally reacted on Wednesday to rumours of his party’s merger with MQM-Pakistan. According to details, Kamal was questioned by reporters and journalists after he arrived at Pakistan House to attend a party meeting. On being asked whether reports were true that MQM and PSP were joining together, the former…

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Sherry slams government over alarming external debt

ISLAMABAD: Vice President PPPP, Senator Sherry Rehman slammed the government over Pakistan’s mounting external debt. “This alarming rise in our external debt shows the downward trajectory of the government’s lacklustre economic vision,” said the Senator in her statement. The country’s external debt has swollen to a whopping $83 billion. Rehman said, “The gross public debt…

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Imran was the only politician who did not offer condolence on BB’s death: Bilawal

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari fired shots at PTI chief Imran Khan in an interview to a private television channel, claiming that the former cricketer was the only politician who had not offered his condolences after his mother Benazir Bhutto had died.  In his first ever interview to any Pakistani news channel, Bilawal Bhutto said…

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Deepak Perwani clarifies he has not joined any political party

NEWS DESK: Few days back, fashion designer Deepak Perwani announced that he had joined MQM-Pakistan. However, he has now clarified that he does not have the time for politics and has not formally joined MQM-Pakistan. “As a citizen of Karachi, I recognise the importance and relevance of the political landscape and the very vital contribution…

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No rift among national institutions: PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday said there was no rift among national institutions and he neither believed in conspiracy theories, nor there was any room for those in the country. Talking to newsmen after his arrival at Heathrow Airport, the prime minister said such notions of rift among national institutions were only seen…

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Catalonia parliament dissolved; elections announced on Dec 21 under Madrid control

BARCELONA: Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region’s leaders and dissolving its parliament hours after lawmakers declared independence. In a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe and sent shockwaves through Spain, Mariano…

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Kaira dubs Imran Khan as king of U-turn

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira has dubbed PTI chairman Imran Khan as king of U-turns. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said that Imran had damaged the political narrative of the country by using foul language for others. “Imran should know that such style of speaking can not…

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President Xi tightens grip on power with new term

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping was formally handed a second term Wednesday, with no clear successor emerging in a revamped ruling council, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for him to dominate China for decades to come. In a highly choreographed event, Xi led the new members of the elite Politburo Standing Committee…

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Dr Aamir Liaquat to join PTI

KARACHI: Former state minister, TV personality and noted Islamic scholar Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain is set to join Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). PTI’s Central Additional Secretary Information Faisal Javed Khan made the claim in a Twitter statement on Tuesday. A formal announcement, according to Khan, will be made on October 25. “Dr. Aamir Liaquat…

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World’s deepest Lake Baikal faces crisis

MOSCOW: Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world’s deepest lake for centuries but is now under threat. Holding one-fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, Baikal in Russia’s Siberia is a natural wonder of…

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