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Ex-PM Khan calls audio leaks involving top Pakistani officials ‘massive security breach’ 

  • ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the recent leaks of audio clips featuring discussions between key government members, including himself, PM Shehbaz Sharif and others, were a “massive security breach.”  A slew of audio clips, a couple featuring Khan h...
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Top 10 most funded mobility-tech startups in MENA region

  • CAIRO: The shared mobility technology landscape, which includes ride-sharing, car-renting and taxi-ordering models, has been on the rise in the Middle East and North African region ever since global players such as Uber and Lyft rode a wave of success in the business. After producing sev...
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Yemeni government agrees to extend UN-brokered truce for two months

  • AL-MUKALLA: Yemen’s internationally recognized government has agreed to extend the UN-brokered truce for two months, as the global community makes last-ditch efforts to persuade the Iran-backed Houthis to do the same. An official familiar with behind-the-scenes negotiations said that the Yeme...
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Turmoil at home swirls around Iran team ahead of World Cup

  • GENEVA: Political issues are swirling around the Iran men’s football team amid turmoil on the streets at home just weeks before the World Cup where it will play the United States, Wales and England. At home in Iran, two weeks of demonstrations and a violent crackdown by state authorities have ...
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Indonesian police kill militant suspected in farmers’ deaths

  • PALU, Indonesia: Indonesia’s elite counterterrorism police have killed a militant who was the last remaining member of an organization that pledged allegiance to Daesh, police said Friday. Police said Al Ikhwarisman, also known as Jaid, was a key member of the East Indonesia Mujahideen network...
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Japan PM condemns Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine, pledges to work with G7 for more support to Kyiv

  • TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in telephone call Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, condemned Russia’s new annexation of parts of Ukraine as illegal and a violation of the country’s sovereignty. “I told him that the process that Russia called a referendum and it...
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Europe’s myopic energy perspective continues to hamper progress

  • As summer turns to autumn in Europe, the stakes of the continent’s energy crisis are rising fast, with no end in sight. While the proximate cause of the current price spike is the war in Ukraine, its roots run much deeper. In fact, it was the inevitable result of European inaction and tunnel vi...
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CAS asked to judge Ecuador case by 10 days before World Cup

  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Sport’s highest court has been asked to judge a case that aims to remove Ecuador from the World Cup by no later than Nov. 10. Just 10 days before the team should face host Qatar in the opening game. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it registered appeals by the Ch...
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IOC’s Bach eyes return to sports for anti-war Russians

  • GENEVA: Russian athletes who do not endorse their country’s war in Ukraine could be accepted back into international sports, IOC president Thomas Bach said in an interview published Friday. “It’s about having athletes with a Russian passport who do not support the war back in competition,” Bac...
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Have not met ex-PM Khan, regime change accusations ‘absolutely’ untrue — US envoy

  • ISLAMABAD: United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome has said he had not met former Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that there was “absolutely no truth” to the ex-premier’s accusations that the US was involved in a foreign conspiracy to oust him. In April, the Khan government handed...
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