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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,344
1624hr
Pakistan Cases
1,267,393
56724hr
1.45% positivity
Sindh
466,945
Punjab
438,636
Balochistan
33,159
Islamabad
106,615
KPK
177,240

Conflict

Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes
World

Top Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrikes

  • The Palestinian militant group Hamas has confirmed on Wednesday that several of its top commanding officers were killed in Israeli strikes, including the military chief of Gaza city.
  • Israeli forces announced that they killed 16 Hamas fighters, including a senior commander and numerous weapons developers, in an airstrike on a Hamas command post in the Gaza Strip.
Published 12 May, 2021 07:27pm
21 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip
World

21 Palestinians killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

  • According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, at least 21 civilians have been killed by Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip, after Hamas launched retaliatory rockets from the coastal territory.
  • The aerial bombardment occurred after Hamas fired several rockets at Israel, after Israel refused to withdraw forces from the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Published 12 May, 2021 02:07pm
Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts
World

Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts

  • Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its personnel in India, after the company's refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove accounts connected to the escalating farmers protests.
  • Last week, the Indian government threatened Twitter employees in India with fines and up to seven years’ jail time if the company did not comply with their demands for the removal of certain accounts alleged to be spreading “misinformation”.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 04:19pm
Two U.S. carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea
World

Two U.S. carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea

  • Two U.S. carrier groups conducted joint exercises in the South China Sea on Tuesday, days after a U.S. warship sailed near Chinese-controlled islands in the disputed waters, as China denounced the United States for damaging peace and stability.
  • In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the frequent moves by U.S. warships and aircraft into the South China Sea in a “show of force” was not conducive to regional peace and stability.
Updated 09 Feb, 2021 03:43pm
Cross-border violence between India and Pakistan expected to intensify in 2021: Report
World

Cross-border violence between India and Pakistan expected to intensify in 2021: Report

  • 2020 marked one of the most violent years for conflict between India and Pakistan, as relations between the two historically adversarial countries plummeted and military skirmishes across the disputed Jammu and Kashmir border intensified.
  • Cross-border violence between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region is expected to manifest with greater intensity in 2021.
Updated 03 Feb, 2021 05:46pm
Uganda lifts blockade of defeated opposition leader's home
World

Uganda lifts blockade of defeated opposition leader's home

  • Ugandan troops have withdrawn from around the home of opposition leader and pop star Bobi Wine, ending his house arrest since the 14th of January.
  • With the vote behind him and fraud claims by Wine failing to gain significant traction, Museveni appears to be calculating that he can mollify pressure from Western allies to free his rival without significant risk to his power base.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 04:18pm
'It was a non-event': Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across U.S.
World

'It was a non-event': Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across U.S.

  • Law enforcement officers far outnumbered protesters at state capitol grounds on Sunday, as few Trump supporters who believe the president’s false claim that he won the 2020 election turned out.
  • Some militias and extremist groups told followers to stay home, citing the increased security or the risk that the planned events were law-enforcement traps.
Published 18 Jan, 2021 12:26pm
Azerbaijan FM Jeyhun Bayramov to visit Pakistan tomorrow
Pakistan

Azerbaijan FM Jeyhun Bayramov to visit Pakistan tomorrow

  • This will be the first bilateral visit from Azerbaijan at Foreign Minister level since 2010.
  • At the start of the new year, the visit will provide an opportunity to explore ways and means to deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, FO said.
Published 12 Jan, 2021 04:12pm
Iran's foreign minister says Trump trying to fabricate pretext to attack Iran
World

Iran's foreign minister says Trump trying to fabricate pretext to attack Iran

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of attempting to fabricate a pretext to attack Iran, and said Tehran would defend itself forcefully.
  • Separately, a military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader warned Trump “not to turn the New Year into mourning for Americans”.
Published 01 Jan, 2021 05:06pm
U.S. can play a "critical role" in India-Pakistan dispute, says Ambassador Asad Khan
World

U.S. can play a "critical role" in India-Pakistan dispute, says Ambassador Asad Khan

  • It is time that the international community understood not only India's destabilizing activities in the broader region but also their authoritarian tendencies at home under the current Hindu nationalist government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    • Ambassador Khan reiterated that over the past decade, Pakistan has managed to substantially reduce the number of terrorist attacks (by "non-state actors) in the country.
Updated 19 Dec, 2020 12:50pm
Blast in Ghazni kills 15, mostly children, at Quran reading ceremony
World

Blast in Ghazni kills 15, mostly children, at Quran reading ceremony

  • A suspected rickshaw bomb killed at least 15 civilians, including 11 children, on Friday at a Koran recitation ceremony in central Afghanistan.
  • Killings by small, magnetic bombs placed under vehicles have unnerving Afghan officials, activists and journalists, who blame the Taliban for the attacks.
Published 18 Dec, 2020 05:12pm
J&K govt identifies 25-acre land for military colony for ex-servicemen
World

J&K govt identifies 25-acre land for military colony for ex-servicemen

  • The Jammu and Kashmir government has identified 25 acres of land in the Budgam district, to set up Kashmir's first military housing facility.
  • The colony is being primarily set up to provide housing facilities for retired armed forces personnel and their families, in addition to catering to widows and families of deceased personnel.
Updated 15 Dec, 2020 06:25pm
Gunmen kill 28, burn 800 houses in Niger attack blamed on Boko Haram
World

Gunmen kill 28, burn 800 houses in Niger attack blamed on Boko Haram

  • An attack blamed on Boko Haram killed 28 people and burned 800 homes in an attack in Niger’s Diffa region on Saturday.
  • The Islamist militant group has been waging attacks in the region around Lake Chad since 2009, causing about 250,000 people to flee, according to U.N. figures.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 11:52am
Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms
World

Indian farmers step up pressure with hunger strike against reforms

  • Leaders of protesting Indian farmers began a one-day hunger strike on Monday against agricultural reforms they say threaten their livelihoods.
  • Small growers fear the changes, part of Modi’s liberalising reforms, will mean the end of price support for staples such as wheat and rice and leave them at the mercy of big business.
Published 14 Dec, 2020 05:59pm
Declare states of 'climate emergency,' U.N. chief tells world leaders
World

Declare states of 'climate emergency,' U.N. chief tells world leaders

  • World leaders should declare states of “climate emergency” in their countries to spur action to avoid catastrophic global warming, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in opening remarks to a climate summit on Saturday.
  • More than 70 world leaders were due to address the one-day virtual gathering aimed at building momentum for much steeper cuts in planet-warming emissions on the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 08:00pm
Modi says government committed to farmers' welfare
World

Modi says government committed to farmers' welfare

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured farmers on Saturday that reforms in the agrarian sector were aimed at helping them as thousands of farmers continued protests against three new laws to overhaul procurement and sale of produce.
  • Last weekend, thousands of members of the Indian diaspora held rallies in London against the new laws while over 15 Indian opposition parties supported the protest.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 02:53pm