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FIA raids at Shahid Masood residence, fails to arrest

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) failed to arrest anchorperson Shahid Masood, who is absconding in PTV Corruption case worth around Rs 33 million. FIA raided Masood's Islamabad residence in sector F7, after getting information that his vehicle arrived at the house, however, it turned out later that driver of Masood was driving the car, who had come to leave the vehicle there. Masood fled a local court in Islamabad on Thursday after it turned down his bail plea in PTV corruption case. During the…

84 dead in fighting in Yemen’s Hodeida after talks fail

HODEIDA, Yemen: Clashes and air strikes have left 84 people dead around Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida since the collapse of UN-brokered peace talks, hospital sources said Sunday. The sources in Hodeida province, controlled by Huthi rebels, said 11 soldiers and 73 insurgents had been killed since the talks were abandoned on Saturday. Dozens of rebels and at least 17 soldiers had been wounded. The pro-government coalition, which includes Saudi and UAE air forces, has been pushing to close in on Hodeida, the…

Iran says US ‘action group’ will fail to overthrow Iranian state

LONDON: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the US State Department aimed to overthrow the republic, but would fail. He was speaking on the 65th anniversary of a US-backed coup that overthrew a democratically elected Iranian prime minister, an occasion when anti-American sentiment runs particularly high in the Islamic Republic. Comparing fresh US sanctions on Tehran imposed by President Donald Trump with the 1953 coup that ousted nationalist Iranian Prime…

‘Teachers working in education department should appear in a testing system every five years’ says CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that tests should be held for government school teachers every five year and in case of their failure their services as a teacher may be terminated, ARY News reported. "The teachers working in the education department should appear in a third party testing system after every five years. In case of their failure, they may be separated from teaching process because this is the question of education of our future generations," he said while presiding over a…

Russia says Trump’s ‘aggressive’ stance on Iran doomed to fail

MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday after US President Donald Trump chose not to certify a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme that there was no place in international diplomacy for aggressive rhetoric, and such methods were doomed to fail. Trump’s announcement “once again underlines the inadmissibility of using aggressive and threatening rhetoric in international relations,” Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement “It is a hangover from the past, which does not correspond to modern norms of civilized dealings between…

Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability: Consumer Reports

SAN FRANCISCO: The breakage rate for Microsoft's Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers' laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its "recommended" designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found that an estimated 25 percent of those with Microsoft Surface devices would be presented with “problems by the end of the second year of ownership,” according to a study published on Thursday. “If you are…

Some 149 British buildings fail safety tests after west London fire

LONDON: Some 149 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests introduced after a deadly tower block fire in west London, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday while criticising a decision to hold a council meeting on the disaster in private. "So far the cladding from 149 high rise buildings in 45 local authority areas have failed the tests. That continues to be a 100 percent test failure rate," the spokeswoman told reporters. Responding to reports that the public and media were not allowed into a…