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Imran Ismail to take oath as Sindh governor today

KARACHI: The designated governor of Sindh Imran Ismail will take oath of his office at the Governor House in Karachi on Monday. The chief justice of the Sindh High Court would administer the oath. The ceremony would be attended by the provincial cabinet, members of provincial and federal assemblies and other notables. Imran Ismail will be the 29th governor of the province since 1947. He was born on January 1, 1966, in Karachi and is a businessman-turned-politician. He is also one of the founding members of the…

Laptop bursts into flames, causes fire in office building

A viral footage captured on a surveillance camera in an office shows explosion of a laptop followed by spread of fire in no time. As seen in the footage, the laptop was apparently closed and placed on a table, it suddenly exploded into flames, and not just once but for two or three times. According to reports, the burning laptop was not turned off and that led to the explosion. And after the flames spread rapidly in the room, it “eventually burned down the majority of the building”, stated a video put out by CGTN. The…

Palestinian office in US to remain open: official

WASHINTON: The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open to discuss peace with Israel and may be able to resume full operations soon, the State Department said on Friday. The comment came one week after US officials said the diplomatic mission would have to close because of a law stipulating that Palestinian leaders must not call for Israelis to face international prosecution. The order provoked outrage among the Palestinian leadership, who threatened to cut all ties to President Donald Trump's…

Palestinians ‘freeze’ meetings with US over office row

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians have frozen all meetings with the United States after it decided to close their representative office in Washington, officials said on Tuesday. "What is the use of holding any meetings with them when they close our office? Our meetings begin from our office, and the arrangements are there," said Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki. "In practice by closing the office they are freezing all meetings and we are making that official." A spokesman for the Palestine Liberation…

Ivanka Trump gets White House office, but no official position

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka now has an office at the White House, although she will not be a government employee, an administration official told AFP Monday. Since Trump's inauguration on January 20, his eldest daughter, aged 35, has been seen often in the presidential mansion's West Wing, the hub of US executive power. On Friday, she attended a round table discussion at the White House with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ivanka Trump's lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told the…

Yemeni women rally against war outside UN offices

SANAA: Dozens of women staged a sit-in outside UN offices in Yemen's capital Tuesday demanding an end to the country's war that has left millions displaced and at risk of famine. Girls and women of all ages carried the red, white and black Yemeni flag as they sang the national anthem, some with their babies wrapped in the flag or sporting nails painted in national colours. "We are here to speak for the women of Yemen who are calling for peace -- true peace, peace for us and our children," read a statement in Arabic…

Woman gunned down at ‘camp office’ of PML-N’s general councilor

LAHORE: A woman was gunned down by her own brother at dera (meeting place) of general councilor belonging to Pakistan Muslim League –Nawaz, for bringing “disrepute to the family”, ARY News reported. The dispute was related to the freewill marriage, police said. A meeting was arranged between families of the couple to settle the matter but it turned into an armed clash. The woman’s brother lost his cool amid the conversation, took out his pistol and opened fire, resulting death of the woman. Two relatives of the…

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor takes charge as DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Newly-appointed Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Sunday, through a tweet, confirmed that he has assumed of the office replacing Lt General Asim Bajwa, ARY News reported. He offered praise to Allah (SWT) and thanked Asim Bajwa for his contributions to the military's public affairs wing. The DG ISPR also wrote slogans ‘Long Live Pakistan Armed Forces’ and ‘Live Forever Pakistan’. Allah be praised! Assumed office of DG ISPR Thanks Lt Gen Asim Bajwa for…

Google announces new London office, 3000 jobs expected

LONDON: US tech giant Google on Tuesday confirmed it will expand its vast campus in central London, a move a source said is expected to bring 3,000 jobs to the British capital. Google announced it would add a new office building to a complex currently under development behind London's King's Cross train station, which the tech firm said would be its first wholly owned and designed building outside the US. "Here in the UK, it's clear to me that computer science has a great future with the talent, educational…