China welcomes lifting of TikTok ban in Pakistan

Beijing: China has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to lift the ban on the Chinese video-sharing and lip-synching app TikTok and lauded the statement of Pakistan’s Security Advisor Moeed Yousaf regarding Xinjiang. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian during a regular press briefing said that the government always asked overseas Chinese enterprises toRead More →

11 among 15 died in stampede

Jalalabad: At least 15 people including 11 women died in a stampede among thousands of Afghans gathered outside Pakistan’s consulate in eastern Jalalabad city. Officials in the eastern city of Jalalabad said that a jostling broke out between people who were present outside Pakistan’s consulate to apply for visas. TwoRead More →

Muslim man who refused to shake woman’s hand denied citizenship

Berlin: A Lebanese Muslim man has been denied German citizenship after a court ruled that his refusal to handshake with opposite gender reflected fundamentalist views which were not in line with his integration into German society. The 39-year-old Lebanese national had been living in Germany since 2002. He had completedRead More →

Pakistan lifts TikTok Ban

Islamabad: After the assurance regarding the removal of objectionable content from Chinese video-sharing and lip-syncing app TikTok’s management, Pakistan has reversed its decision of ban. The country’s telecommunication regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said in a statement that it was lifting the ban, announced 10 days ago, after the managementRead More →

AIC questions transparency in revising rules for social media

Islamabad: The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) once again approached the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to express its concern over no consultation process with it and its input in revised rules for regulating social media. The AIC also questioned transparency in the consultation process for revising the rules andRead More →

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of violating ceasefire

Baku: Just a day after the humanitarian ceasefire brokered by Russia between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the former bombed a residential area of latter’s second-largest city Ganja which flattened a whole neighbourhood. The latest attack reportedly killed at least 9 people along with scores of injured residents while many remain buriedRead More →

Kabul lauds India’s support for the peace process

New Delhi: Afghanistan chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah lauded India’s civil and military support for peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and expressed hopes for further deepening the Kabul’s interactions with New Delhi. Abdullah, chief of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, during an interview with The Associated PressRead More →

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire

Moscow: After nearly two weeks of stern clashes, the tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan is being de-escalated as both the countries on Saturday agreed to a ceasefire to begin talks over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Read Also: Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Armenia declares martial law The brutal clashes and use ofRead More →