Eight journalists were among 29 people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul Monday, including a famed photographer who had written of the dangers of reporting in the Afghan capital.

Eight journalists among 29 killed in twin Afghanistan blasts

Eight journalists were among 29 people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul Monday, including a famed photographer who had written of the dangers of reporting in the Afghan capital. The journalists... Read more »
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Facebook begins ‘fact-checking’ photos and videos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had begun “fact-checking” photos and videos to reduce the hoaxes and false news stories that have plagued the world’s largest social media... Read more »

Microsoft buys professional network LinkedIn for $26 bn

WASHINGTON: Microsoft said Monday it was buying the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash, a move that helps refocus the US tech giant around cloud computing and services. With... Read more »
Makkah crane crash

15 Pakistanis martyr in Makkah crane crash

RIYADH: 15 Pakistani citizens embraced martyrdom in Friday’s crane crash incident in Grand Mosque (Haram Sharif) of Makkah, according to Al-Arabia TV. Saudi authorities said a massive construction crane crashed  into Makkah’s... Read more »
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Saudi MERS infections soar ahead of hajj pilgrimage

RIYADH: MERS coronavirus infections have soared in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, forcing the closure of a major hospital’s emergency ward in Riyadh and killing three people, officials and the... Read more »
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Musharraf warns of proxy war with India in Afghanistan

KARACHI: The departure of Nato combat forces from Afghanistan could push India and Pakistan towards a proxy war in the troubled state, Pakistan’s former military chief General Pervez Musharraf warned in an... Read more »

I have no plans to join politics says Afridi

KARACHI: Superstar allrounder Shahid Afridi is to campaign to get Pakistanis out to vote in the cricket-mad country’s upcoming general election. The big-hitting Afridi, one of the country’s biggest sports stars who... Read more »