Erdogan plans Gulf visit to discuss Qatar dispute

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, Qatar’s staunch regional ally in its dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors, hopes to visit the Gulf soon to discuss efforts to resolve the crisis, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar …

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LHC chief justice makes financial records public

LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Friday disclosed his financial records by forwarding the details to provincial Information Commission under Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013. Forwarding the financial information, Registrar LHC’s press release asserted that a government authority or official can have …

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Pomp and mourning as Macron, Trump mark France’s Bastille Day

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump marked France’s national day together on Friday at a military parade which clearly delighted the US president and showcased the warming relations between the two leaders. Macron invited Trump to be his guest of honour at the Bastille Day celebration, which featured …

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IHC rejects PTI’s plea challenging ECP’s jurisdiction

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition to bar the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from hearing Akbar S Babar’s petition regarding the party’s alleged foreign funding, ARY News reported. During the court proceeding, the bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, also rejected PTI’s …

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Chinese censors scrub emoji tributes to Nobel winner

BEIJING: China’s censors raced Friday to scrub social media networks of candles, RIP and other tributes to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo as they seek to silence discussion about the prominent dissident’s death. The 61-year-old democracy activist died Thursday from liver cancer while under heavy police guard at a hospital in …

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Sindh governor refuses to ratify PPP’s anti-NAB bill

KARACHI: Dispatching a notice along with objection note to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Governor Muhammad Zubair on Friday refused to approve the provincial government’s NAO Repeal bill 2017 which seeks revocation of National Accountability Ordinance 1999, ARY News reported. The governor has expressed his concerns on nullifying …

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