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Khursheed Shah calls for collective efforts to put country back on ‘right path’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader, Syed Khursheed Shah on Thursday urged for collective efforts in order to move forward and put the country back on the right path. Speaking at the floor of the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah said opposition is playing its 'positive' role inside and outside the parliament and not in mood to create unrest. "Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior should have been in attendance in the house today, in the wake of present situation of the country.", continued PPP…

Israel extends detention of three women from iconic Palestinian family

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court on Monday extended the custody of three Palestinian women detained after an alleged assault on Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, the police said. They said the Ofer military court ruled that Ahed Tamimi, 17, her mother Nariman Tamimi, 43, and her cousin Nour Naji Tamimi, 21, would remain in custody until Thursday. All three women appeared in a video that went viral after it was shot on December 15 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Read More: Guatemala to…

Pakistani rupee extends fall after State Bank of Pakistan withdraws support

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee fell for a third straight session on Tuesday after the central bank withdrew its support on Friday, effectively devaluing the local currency. It was at 110.25 per dollar at 11 am (0600 GMT) after opening at 108.41, traders said. It had opened at 105.55 per dollar on Friday. The Pakistani rupee, which has mostly traded in a tight range of 104-105 per dollar since December 2015, has shed over 5 percent in the past three sessions. Read More: Pakistani rupee weakens further after SBP pulls…

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

LOS ANGELES: The US federal judge who halted President Donald Trump's revised ban on refugee resettlement and arrivals of people from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order blocking its implementation. US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said Wednesday he had turned his original temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. Such an injunction generally has no set expiration date, said Hawaii state Attorney General Doug Chin. This means Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban while…