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Saudi couples free to enjoy sun, sea and music

JEDDAH: For Asma, spending a day on the beach with her partner was unthinkable until recently in Saudi Arabia. Now, the 32-year-old is dancing with her partner on white sands fringing the Red Sea, to music thumping from loudspeakers. It’s a small reminder of the changes underway in the kingdom, …

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TikTok removes over 9m videos in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Popular social media app TikTok on Thursday said that Pakistan ranked second in the world for the largest volume of videos taken down for violating its “community guidelines” in the second quarter of 2021. “With 9,851,404 videos removed, Pakistan ranked second in the world for the largest volume of …

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Taliban govt warns PIA to reduce fares or face ban

KABUL: The Taliban-led Afghan government has warned the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and the Kam Air to reduce the fares of Kabul to Islamabad flights or “they would be blocked from landing in Afghanistan”. An official notification issued on Thursday from the Afghan ministry said that it received “scores of …

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US diplomat discusses Afghan situation with Shehbaz, Maryam

US Charge d’Affairs Angela Aggeler on Thursday met Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in Lahore and discussed the regional peace particularly in Afghanistan. The meeting with Maryam took place at her residence Jati Umrah in Raiwind …

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Pakistan hits out at India for detaining hundreds of Kashmiris

Pakistan has strongly condemned the arrest of over 1,400 Kashmiris on false charges in one of the “biggest ever” crackdowns in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “These arbitrary arrests and detentions by Indian occupation forces are a prime example of India’s state-terrorism and trampling of fundamental human rights …

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