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US confirms further Palestinian aid cut for conflict resolution programmes

WASHINGTON: The United States has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, an official said Sunday, adding to more than $500 million in other cuts. The latest cuts come from $10 million in programmes on reconciliation involving Palestinians as well as Jewish and Arab Israelis. The portion of the money involving Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip was being redirected to programmes between Jewish and Arab Israelis, a US embassy official said.…

Marriyum confirms Nawaz, Maryam will return on 13th

LAHORE: Spokesperson Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Marriyium Aurangzeb on Sunday confirmed that supreme leader of her party Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will return to Pakistan on Friday. "Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is ready to face this verdict. Corruption of not even one penny could be proved against the PM-N Quaid in the recent NAB court verdict," she said while addressing a news conference in Lahore. It may be mentioned that Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to ten years in prison in the Avenfield…

Army chief confirms death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday confirmed death sentences of 12 hardcore terrorists. A statement issued by media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking the law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan.  "These terrorists also include those who planned and executed attack on Markazi Imam Bargah Parachinar. On the whole,…

Afghan president calls army chief, confirms killing of Fazlullah in Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: President Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani on Friday called Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and shared news about killing of Mullah Fazlullah (MFU) in a drone strike in Kunar province of Afghanistan. Director General Inter Services Public Relations reported this saying that MFU was hiding there since 2009 and he masterminded scores of terrorist attacks against Pakistan including the tragic incident of Army Public School (APS) massacre. Read More: Afghanistan confirms death of Mullah Fazlullah in drone…

Salman Baloch confirms Farooq Sattar got slapped

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Salman Mujahid Baloch has claimed that the rumours that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan slapped his party convener on Monday were true. "The process of groupings triggered within MQM-P following August 22 were prompted by personal interests rather than a Senate election or service to people," he said talking to ARY News program 'Off The Record' on Tuesday. He said neither it was an issue of the nation nor of voters or supporters. He said the…

Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

SAN FRANSICO: Apple on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment, the UK-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source. Apple did not give a price for the acquisition. Technology news website TechCrunch reported the deal on Friday with a price of as much as $400 million, far short of the most recent $1 billion valuation for privately held Shazam. Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam: source Company said Shazam would be a…

Law firm confirms PM Nawaz’s Dubai job papers as ‘100% legal’

DUBAI: Submitting a legal opinion to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged employment in Dubai, a Dubai law firm has on Monday verified that the documents of the PM’s employment by Capital FZE in Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza) in Dubai are 100 percent legal. The legal firm Khalifa bin Huwaidan Advocates was approached by the Panama Case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that has submitted its final report into the Sharif family’s offshore properties to the SC, Khaleej Times reported. "Normally…

Murray confirms Wimbledon fitness

LONDON: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has confirmed his fitness for this year's tournament after a hip injury disrupted his preparation. The world number one opens his defense against Alexander Bublik, a lucky loser ranked 134, on Centre Court in front of his home fans on Monday. "It's felt much better the last few days," said Murray on Sunday. "I've had hip problems since I was very young. Been very sore the last few weeks. "If I feel like I do today, I'll be fine to play the tournament. I'll be fine to play…