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Hafiz Saeed pleaded the court to declare the impugned notification of the interior ministry null and void with regard to taking over the assets of the organisations.  (Photo: file)

Hafiz Saeed files petition to challenge ban on social welfare activities

Saeed said the FIF owns 369 ambulances, helped 72,000 persons to charity hospitals and treated 600,000 patients only in 2017.

The Jaish-e-Mohammed has been banned in Pakistan since 2002, but it continues to train terrorists in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and provides them weapons to create troubles in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: ANI | Representational)

Jaish-e-Mohammed directs its cadres to strengthen 'jihad' in J&K

JeM commander Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar claimed responsibility for April 26 grenade attack in the Tral township of Pulwama district in J&K.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering of Indian diaspora at the Jakarta Convention Centre in the Indonesian capital. (Photo: Twitter/@PIB_India)

Two nations to organise interfaith dialogue

Indonesia and India have pursued the ideals of pluralism, tolerance, rule of law and values of peaceful co-existence, the statement said.

'Repeating a lie doesn’t turn it into the truth,' the spokesperson was quoted as saying by Dawn. (Photo: AFP)

Pakistan rejects as ‘false, baseless’ Modi’s remarks on ‘surgical strikes’

In response to Modi’s comments on Pakistan exporting terrorism, Faisal claimed that it was the other way around.

The CPEC is a network of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan that will connect China's Xinjiang province with Gwadar port in Pakistan's Balochistan province. (Photo: AFP)

Pakistan accuses India of wanting to attack installations, sabotage CPEC

The ministry has issued directives for making foolproof security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident.


Trump said he had formed a 'special bond' with Kim, whom he described as 'very talented'. (Photo: File/AP)

Trump-Kim Jong Un meet start of 'radical switchover' of hostile ties: KCNA

The KCNA news agency reported that Kim Jong Un had invited US President Donald Trump to visit North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump shake hands after a document signing at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island on Tuesday in Singapore. (Photo: AP)

Trump-Kim summit leaves S Korea, Japan vulnerable

In the agreement there is mention neither of easing sanctions against North Korea nor of any economic assistance.

The historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.(Photo: AP)

2 Indian-origin ministers in Singapore play key role in facilitating Trump-Kim summit

Vivian Balakrishnan and K Shanmugam, are playing a key role in facilitating a hassle-free summit between US and North Korea.

Afghans shared photos on social media purportedly showing Taliban fighters around the country gathering with security forces and locals for the holiday. Representational Image (Photo:AP)

Taliban, Afghan forces celebrate Eid ceasefire with hugs, take selfies

The Taliban announced a ceasefire for the first three days of Eid, for the first time since 2001.

Middle East

Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators broke into the Gaza side of the terminal on Friday, setting a pipeline that delivers gas from Israel alight and torching a goods conveyor belt. (Photo: AFP)

Israel closes Gaza border crossing damaged by Palestinians

The violence caused damage to the terminal, where humanitarian supplies are delivered, which is estimated at more than USD 9 million.

Rescue workers were still searching under the rubble for survivors. (Photo: AFP)

38 killed by air strikes on village in Syria's Idlib: Human rights monitor

The death toll is expected to increase as some of the 50 injured in strikes were in critical condition.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his government intended to prevent instability in the foreign exchange market after a possible Washington exit from the nuclear accord. (Photo: AP)

Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if US exits deal

The deal reached between Iran, the US and five other world powers put curbs on Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

 ‘We have religious concerns about the fate of the holy mosque in Jerusalem and about the rights of the Palestinian people. This is what we have. We don't have any objection against any other people,’ Prince Mohammed said. (Photo: File)

As Israel, Saudi draw closer, crown prince asserts 'right to own land'

Saudi Arabia - birthplace of Islam and home to its holiest shrines - does not recognise Israel.

Rouhani spoke to a crowd of supporters in the city of Tabriz on Tuesday. (Photo: AP)

US will face grave consequences on withdrawing from 2015 nuclear deal: Iran president

Rouhani said the Iranian nation and government will 'strongly resist' any plots by those who sit in the White House.


‘He looked down and said people were chameleons,’ one of the sources was quoted as saying. (Photo: AP)

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe cried when he agreed to resign: report

Mugabe agreed to step down under pressure from the military and his party after 37 years in power.

The internationally backed Government of National Accord said it was dealing with 'the consequences of the cowardly suicide attack' after the health ministry put the toll at 11 dead and two wounded. (Photo: File | Representational)

Libya: 11 dead in suicide attack on national election commission

Eyewitnesses earlier said shots were heard and black smoke could be seen rising from the headquarters of the national election commission.

Patel and Del Vecchio also stand accused of contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorism and Related Activities Act by hoisting an ISIS flag at a modest homestead in a rural area. (Representational Image)

ISIS-linked Indian-origin woman, partner, abduct British couple, held

Fatima Patel and her partner also face charges of robbery and theft after they went on a spending spree using the couples' credit cards.

 Four teenage girl suicide bombers have killed two people in multiple attacks in northeast Nigeria, residents said Saturday, in the latest assault since the government announced it was in ceasefire talks with Boko Haram. (Representational Image)

Four teenage girls launch deadly suicide attack in Nigeria, 2 killed

The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri.


Damian Collins, chairman of Parliament’s media committee, urged Zuckerberg to 'think again' on Tuesday about choosing not to appear and repeated an offer to have him testify via video link. (Photo: AP)

Mark Zuckerberg snubs summons from British parliament over rise in fake news

Facebook has offered to send chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer or chief product officer Chris Cox.

In all, out of the 140 works that make up the collection, 82 were fake. (Photo: AFP | Representational)

French museum discovers half of its collection fake

Eric Forcada, the art historian who uncovered the counterfeits, said that he had seen straight away that most of the works were fake.

Two students at the Birmingham Metropolitan College campus in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

UK teachers’ union warns against hijab ban

Teachers fear that ban may spark backlash from local communities.

AggregateIQ did not immediately respond to request for comment on the remarks by Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower formerly of British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. (Photo: AP)

Canadian company built software to find Republican voters: Christopher Wylie

Wylie has previously disclosed how users' data from Facebook was used by Cambridge Analytica to help elect US President Donald Trump.

Emergency services attend the scene after a cargo train and a passenger train collided in Aichach, 50km west of Munich, southern Germany, Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo:AP)

Trains collide in Germany, killing 2 and injuring 14

Police said those killed were the driver of the passenger train and a female passenger.


The fundraiser was held during the annual gala of Bihar Foundation of USA (BFOUSA) wherein Bay Area Bihari community celebrated the 'Bihar Divas' in California. (Photo: File/AFP)

Biharis in US raise USD 15,000 for eye care project in Bihar

BFOUSA has taken eye care as top priority because of estimated 4.3 mn visually-impaired population in Bihar with more than 650,000 blind.

The Trump administration is currently reviewing the H-1B visa policy that it thinks is being misused by companies to replace American workers. (Photo:File)

Trump govt reaffirms plan to rescind H4 rule on spouses of H1B visa holders

The proposal will hit tens of thousands of Indian women in the US.

The Pentagon chief added that Putin's actions were designed not to directly challenge America's military prowess, but rather 'to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.' (Photo: File/AP)

US Defence Secretary Mattis slams Putin for trying to 'shatter' NATO

Mattis's remarks came soon after President Trump repeated his assertion that Russia should be invited back into the G7 group of nations.

It was not clear if there were any local victims, though that remained a part of the investigation. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

US police arrests 11 men for possession, distribution of child pornography

So far 660 charges have been brought against 11 suspects in operation, dubbed 'Guardians of Innocence II'.


Hindu Council of Australia called on MLA to voluntarily take the advertisement off air. (Photo: Youtube grab)

Indian high commission takes up Ganesha lamb ad issue with Australia

In a video ad released by Meat and Livestock Australia, Lord Ganesha along with other religious figures is found to be ‘toasting lamb'.

'The woman is lucky to be alive after police rescued her from a mine shaft in the state's north-west,' says New South Wales police. (Photo: Facebook/@nswpoliceforce)

Woman stuck in mine shaft rescued 2 days later, after being spotted by drone

The 26-year-old vanished from her home in Lightning Ridge after going for walk, sparking a large-scale search and rescue operation.

Despite Macron's deadpan delivery, some observers felt he may have been making a joke. (Photo: File/AP)

'Delicious': Emmanuel Macron on Australian PM Turnbull's wife

The comment quickly sparked some light-hearted reaction on social media and in the Australian press

Around 1,000 people will be eligible to apply to have their records cleared when the scheme takes effect next year. (Photo: File/AP)

New Zealand passes law to withdraw historic gay convictions

Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1986, but men who were convicted before then still had the offence listed on their official records.

Wilson, who faces up to two years in jail, said Wednesday he was stepping aside from his church duties while he weighs up the magistrate's verdict. (Photo: Facebook)

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse steps down

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, 67, was accused of concealing abuse in the 1970s by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.