Britain holds crisis meeting over virus travel ban

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to chair a crisis meeting Monday as a growing number of countries from France to Argentina blocked flights to Britain over a new highly infectious coronavirus strain the UK said was “out of control”. The World Health Organization also called for stronger containment measures across Europe, which has […]

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Rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

BAGHDAD – A volley of rockets exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad Sunday, as tensions mount ahead of the anniversary of the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Iraqi soil. AFP reporters in the capital s east heard at least five booms on Sunday night, followed by whistling sounds. A few moments later, […]

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Covid-19 outbreak: Saudi Arabia suspends international flights and land and sea entry for a week

CAIRO – Saudi Arabia suspended late on Sunday all international commercial flights for a renewable week except for the foreign flights already in the kingdom which will be allowed to leave, state news agency SPA reported quoting an interior ministry source. The source added the entry to the kingdom through land and sea ports will […]

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PIA cancels its flights to Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), consequent to Saudi government s decision of a week-long suspension of all international flights, has announced to cancel its flights scheduled for today to different destinations in Saudi Arabia. Talking to media in Karachi, PIA spokesman, Abdullah Khan said it is due to resurgence of COVID-19, that flights are being […]

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PDM’s steering committee meets today to chalk out future strategy of anti-govt movement

ISLAMABAD – Steering committee of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will meet today to discuss future plan of action of anti-government movement. As per details, the opposition alliance will finalize dates of anti-government rallies and other important decisions are also expected. On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday has […]

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