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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified by court

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office following an investigation into corruption allegations.Nawaz Sharif has consistently denied any wrongdoings.Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Captain Safdar, who is an MNA, were also declared unfit for office.

 
 
 
150 killed and more than 100 injured in oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East-Pakistan

LAHORE:150 killed and more than 100 injured in oil tanker fire in Ahmedpur East-Pakistan. A lorry transporting oil burst into flames. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital.It appears the tanker blew a tyre while rounding a sharp bend in the road. There are fears that the death toll could rise further.


 
 
 
7 killed, over 40 injured as terror strikes heart of London

LONDON:At least three assailants stabbed passers-by at random after smashing into pedestrians in a van, killing seven people in a "terror attack" in a popular nightlife hub in the London Bridge area night before being shot dead by armed police.

 
 
 
A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

DOHA:A number of Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.The coordinated move dramatically escalates a dispute over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran.

 
 
 
Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena

MANCHESTER:Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena.The man behind the attack in Manchester died when he detonated his device, police said.

 
 
 
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

WASHINGTON(WP)President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

 
 
 
Mardan university student lynched by mob over alleged blasphemy

MARDAN:A university student in Pakistan accused of blasphemy against Islam has been killed by a mob of fellow students on campus. Many students have been arrested after the brutal attack in the northern city of Mardan, and the campus has been closed. The murdered student has been identified as Mashal Khan, who studied journalism. Some reports say he was shot, while others say he was beaten to death with planks.

 
 
 
Britain arrests seven in raids over deadly parliament attack

LONDON:(AFP) British police arrested seven people in armed raids linked to the deadly "Islamist-related" attack outside parliament in which three people were killed and the assailant was shot dead. Britain's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley also said 29 people were treated in hospital, including seven who are still in critical condition. 

 
 
 
Iraqi forces near Mosul mosque where IS declared ‘caliphate’

MOSUL(AFP): Elite Iraqi forces said they were battling house by house in the Old City of, inching towards the mosque where the militant Islamic State group proclaimed its “caliphate” in 2014. Iraq began an operation on Feb 19 to retake west Mosul, which is the last major militant Islamic State group urban bastion in the country and includes the Old City.

 
 
 
Trump ‘looks Forward To Visiting China’

BEIJING:US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states.Mr Tillerson met the Chinese leader in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, as his East Asian tour comes to an end.Mr Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Mr Tillerson's meetings.