“If They Have Their Dollars, We Have Our People, Our God”: Erdogan

Turkish lira plunged 15% versus dollar Friday after Trump authorizes doubling metals tariffs on Turkey; Erdogan said Turkey was facing an “economic war” and noted the country would respond to those countries who had started it. AUG 10, 2018: The Turkish lira added to its steep losses on Friday, hitting a fresh record low, after […]

Supreme Court Wants Voting Rights Extended to Overseas Pakistanis in By-Polls

The same bench expressed its reservation over the practice of contesting elections from more than one constituency AUG 10, 2018: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Election Commission of Pakistan to extend voting rights to millions of overseas Pakistanis in upcoming by-polls through e-voting process. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar […]

Pakistan Signs Rare Military Cooperation Pact With Russia

Russian envoy Dedov on Thursday called on prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence and said Moscow stands by Islamabad in the fight against terrorism and its efforts to maintain peace in Afghanistan, AUG 9, 2018: Pakistan has wrapped up a groundbreaking contract with Russia that would, for the first time, open doors […]

Chinese Muslims Protest Against Plan to Demolish Mosque

AUG 10, 2018: Hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims are staging a sit-in protest in China’s western region of Ningxia against government plans to demolish a huge new mosque, amid tightening curbs on Islam to pull its practice in line with the Chinese mainstream. China officially guarantees freedom of religion, but in recent years officials nervous […]

MQM-P: Firdous Naqvi’s Appointment as Opp leader May Strain Ties

AUG 9, 2018: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan on Thursday warned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against selecting Firdous Naqvi as leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly. “His selection will definitely strain our ties with them [PTI],” he added. “We under any circumstances cannot accept Naqvi’s appointment and if by any chance […]

Saudi-Canada Diplomatic War: Riyadh Sells Assets, Orders Patients Out

AUG 9, 2018: Saudi Arabia has started selling off Canadian assets and removing Saudi patients from Canada hospitals, as the countries’ diplomatic dispute escalated Wednesday. The fallout is from a call via a two-sentence tweet last week from Canadian to Saudi officials demanding the release of imprisoned women’s rights activists. The Kingdom has cut diplomatic […]