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Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan test series

Fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been ruled out of Australia’s test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after failing to recover from injuries, further depleting an already inexperienced side

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NAB summons PTI’s Aleem Khan on August 8

The National Accountability Bureau has summoned PTI leader Aleem Khan on August 8 for questioning in connection with his assets abroad. NAB officials have expressed dissatisfaction with the answers Aleem Khan submitted during his last appearance on July 30. The PTI leader has appeared before the NAB team twice. He is being investigated for owing…

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Man arrested in the UAE for wearing a burqa to spy on his wife

A man was arrested wearing a woman’s abaya, niqab and gloves in the UAE before he could enter the Dubai Metro station. He was also fined 2,000 dirhams, reported the Khaleej Times. The man, who is a sales manager, said he had donned the disguise to spy on his wife. He had overheard her saying…

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Nawaz, Maryam shifted to Adiala Jail

The caretaker government’s information minister announced on July 12 that Mr Sharif and his daughter will be arrested at the airport

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Dozens dead in battle for key Yemen port

Yemeni pro-government forces were locked in heavy fighting with rebels that left 39 people dead on Thursday, as they pressed a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida. The clashes came as the UN Security Council met for urgent talks on the military operation and called for the vital Red…

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UAE to celebrate Eid on Friday

The United Arab Emirates will celebrate Eid tomorrow (Friday) as the Shawwal moon was sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday. According to the Khaleej Times, the crescent was seen using the technique of astronomical imaging, and the moon wasn’t spotted with the naked eye. The final announcement will…

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Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday. A directive from the economy ministry ordered shops to immediately strip shelves of products from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Inspectors will visit…

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Afghans, Pakistanis weave a livelihood on Emirati coast

Far from his home in Afghanistan, Nour rises each morning before the sun’s rays touch the coastal Emirati town of Kalba for a new day weaving fishing cages. The 50-year-old takes his place alongside fellow labourers, praying toward the holy city of Mecca. Then he sips on his first cup of tea, a moment of…

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Ramazan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE

The holy month of Ramazan will begin in Saudi Arabia and UAE from Thursday (May 17) as the moon was not sighted. Authorities in Saudi Arabia and UAE announced that there was no sight of Ramazan crescent (1438 H) today. In Pakistan, the meeting of Ruet-e-Hilal Central Committee for sighting the crescent of Ramazan will…

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Ramazan moon sighting in Saudi Arabia, UAE on Tuesday

Moon of the holy month of Ramazan is being sighted today (Tuesday) in Saudi Arabia, UAE and some North African countries. The Saudi Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the kingdom to sight the moon of the holy month of Ramazan Tuesday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1438 H (May 15). Whoever sights the crescent…

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UAE launches $45 bn investment to boost refineries

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. on Sunday announced a $45-billion ($38-billion-euro) investment to modify an existing facility into one of the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals plants. The project aims to boost ADNOC’s refining capacity by 65 percent to 1.5 million barrels per day by 2025, the state-owned firm’s CEO Sultan al-Jaber…

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Dubai stocks dive to 27-month low

Dubai stocks hit a 27-month low on Thursday on the back of sharp falls in the real estate market and a drop in liquidity levels. The Dubai Financial Market Index ended the day’s trading down 1.83 percent on 2,947.99 points breaching the 3,000-point psychological barrier. The Dubai bourse, the most exposed to the global markets…

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Asif decides to challenge his disqualification in SC

ISLAMABAD: PML-N’s Khawaja Asif has decided to challenge the verdict of Islamabad High Court that disqualified him as an MNA for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company. In an interview with SAMAA, Khawaja Asif said he had never concealed his Iqama (work permit) and assets. “It was a tax matter. How can I…

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Kushti – a way of life for Pakistani workers in Dubai

DUBAI: Every Friday evening in Dubai’s bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling night and Kala Pehlwan is ready to fight. As the sun sinks below towering palm trees, dozens of men — many in tunics, others in T-shirts — begin to form a perfect…

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ACC shifts Asia Cup 2018 from India to UAE

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Cricket Council has decided to shift the 2018 Asia Cup from India to United Arab Emirates. Pakistan had expressed its concern over security and other issues in India. ACC accepted Pakistan’s stance and shifted the tournament to UAE. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will co-host the Emerging Nations Cup. The event will be…

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UAE military contingent to participate in Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD: A military contingent from United Arab Emirates (UAE) will participate in the Pakistan Day parade, to be held at Shakarparian Parade Avenue on Friday. This will be the first time that the UAE military contingent will be taking part in the official ceremony of the Pakistan Day, an official source said on Thursday. The…

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Windies spinner Narine’s bowling action reported again

SHARJAH: West Indian spinner Sunil Narine faced a new storm on Thursday when his bowling action was again reported during the ongoing Pakistan Super League Twenty 20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, officials said. The 29-year-old, who is playing for Lahore Qalandars, was placed on the warning list but can continue to take part…

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Turkish plane crashes in Iran

Tehran: A private Turkish plane flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul crashed Sunday in the south of Iran with 11 people on board, Iranian state television reported. The plane had left from the emirate of Sharjah and went down near the city of Shahr-e Kord, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Tehran,…

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Sridevi – The Bollywood Diva who left too soon

By: Omair Alavi The film fraternity around the world was dealt a huge blow when Bollywood starlet Sridevi suddenly passed away at the age of 54 during a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The Hawa Hawaii girl as she was commonly known had just made a comeback to films with Mom – a role…

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In focus: Here’s why Islamabad United can repeat PSL glory all over again…

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM DUBAI: Islamabad United will certainly be hurting when it comes to losing Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Asif after the infamous fixing scandal that rocked PSL last year. However, if it is one thing we have learned about the men in red so far–and their daunting skipper–it is NEVER wise to…

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PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

DUBAI: The HBL PSL trophy ceremony was underway in Dubai, two days before the third edition of the cricketing event is set to take place. The excitement, drama and anticipation cannot be more higher as only two days are left for PSL 2018 to begin. All the captains of the respective franchises are taking part…

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