SHANGHAI: China, the world’s biggest cigarette producer and consumer, aims to impose national smoking-control regulations by the end of this year, authorities said Tuesday. The Asian giant has the world’s largest smoking population, with 28 per cent of all adults and half of its adult men estimated to regularly use cigarettes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a million people in China die of tobacco-related illnesses annually, with second-hand smoke contributing to some 100,000 deaths each year. In June 2015…
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LAHORE: The Punjab government will rely on CCTV cameras to monitor and control the quality of food and their prices at Ramzan Bazaars across the province.
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: After mistreatment of women at a public gathering in Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided to deploy 'bouncers' at its Lahore rally to avoid any untoward incident, ARY News reported.
KABUL: Afghan forces retook control of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday after a three-day Taliban occupation that dealt a stinging blow to the country's NATO-trained military.
BEIJING: Some local governments in China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang are stepping up controls on the Islamic faith followed by the Uighur people ahead of Ramazan, including making officials swear they will not fast.
BEIRUT: Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized the Syrian city of Idlib for the first time since the conflict in the country began, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday.
ISLAMABAD: In view of the imposition of Article-245 of the Constitution in Islamabad and long march by PTI and PAT, the army has taken control of the Parliament House, ARY News reported Wednesday.