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Monday, July 2nd, 2018


Iran Vows To Thwart US Sanctions By Allowing Private Sector To Export Oil

JUL 2, 2018 (BE2C2): Iran will allow private companies to export crude oil, part of a strategy to counter US sanctions, and is urging fellow OPEC members, including regional rival Saudi Arabia, not to break output agreements, state media and officials said on Sunday. Iran is looking at ways to keep exporting oil as well as other measures to counter sanctions after the United States told allies to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November — America’s defense and strategic partner India was told last week by its AmbassadorRead More

Stone Pelting Lyari Protesters Disrupt Bilawal’s Election Convoy

JUL 1, 2018: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s convoy was rerouted after a mob stopped it and resorted to stone pelting in Karachi’s Lyari neighborhood on Sunday as he launched his party’s election campaign. Several PPP workers and passersby were injured. Protesters, mostly youngsters, stopped the rally in Bihar Colony and attacked the convoy with sticks and stones, smashing the windows of several vehicles. Bilawal’s convoy was stuck for half-an-hour as the police and PPP workers failed to calm the protesters. The mob was shouting ‘Go Bilawal Go’.Read More

7 “Electables” Turn Down PML-N Tickets In Punjab

JUL 1, 2018: Seven electables allotted party tickets by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to contest polls in Dera Ghazi Khan (DGK) division of southern Punjab have have now decided to go solo as independent candidate, most of them on the symbol of bucket and jeep. It is being seen a big setback to the PML-N, whose ticket used to be the most sought-after commodity in the 2013 elections. Of them, four candidates are from the group of former Punjab Assembly deputy speaker Sher Ali Gorchani. Gorchani is a candidateRead More

19 Killed In Suicide Bombing Targeting Sikh Minority In Afghanistan

JUL 1, 2018: More than a dozen people died in a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a government spokesman said. The blast hit a busy market in Mukhabirat square in the capital of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 20 more, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was in the city meeting with provincial officials, elders and chieftains. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, the latest in a series toRead More