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Canada Parliament Votes After Palestinian Statehood Language Is Removed
asmaa - 2 months

In line with the government's position, the Canadian parliament just approved a non-binding resolution late Monday promoting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue.

Pakistan Issues Arrest Warrants for Imran Khan Party Leaders
asmaa - 2 months

Violent demonstrations erupted subsequent to the apprehension of the former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party by paramilitary Rangers within the confines of the Islamabad High Court.

Pakistan Airlines Fined After Hostess Flies to Canada without passport
asmaa - 2 months

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) faced a significant penalty after one of its air hostesses managed to reach Canada without possessing a passport.

India launches a New Domestic Airline for Commercial Flights
asmaa - 2 months

The newest local airline in India, Fly91, will begin operating commercial passenger flights between multiple locations in the country on March 18. Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of civil aviation, announced this project.

South Sudan government shuts down all schools due to an extreme heat wave
asmaa - 2 months

South Sudan's government has announced the closure of all schools beginning on Monday as the nation braces for a two-week period of extreme heat.

Russia: Air Strikes Prompt Closure of Schools and Shops in Belgorod
asmaa - 2 months

Authorities in Belgorod, Russia, have shuttered shops and schools following bombardments attributed to Ukraine, resulting in two fatalities, as voting continues in an election widely anticipated to secure Vladimir Putin's re-election.

China Central Bank Maintains Unchanged Key Policy Rate Status
asmaa - 2 months

Maintaining its key policy rate steady, China's central bank has carried out its first liquidity tool cash withdrawal operation since November 2022. The move was made to preserve currency stability in the face of uncertainty around prospective...

Indonesia: 18 Dead, 5 Missing, 46,000 Evacuated After Floods, Landslide
asmaa - 2 months

Electricity services remained disrupted across various regions of Sumatra following the calamity.

NCM Reports Magnitude 6 Earthquake in Southern Iran with No Impact
asmaa - 2 months

On Tuesday, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) reported a magnitude 6 earthquake occurring in Southern Iran.

FAA Gives Boeing 90-Day Deadline to Fix Quality Concerns
asmaa - 2 months

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has issued Boeing a 90-day ultimatum, demanding the development of a comprehensive action plan to rectify systemic quality-control issues and align with non-negotiable safety standards.

China Rolls Over $2bn Loan to Bolster Pakistan Economy
asmaa - 2 months

According to media reports in Pakistan, China has purportedly extended a $2 billion loan to Pakistan.

Rat Disrupts SriLankan Airlines Operations, Raises Concerns for Carrier
asmaa - 2 months

The Sri Lanka Airlines flight originating from Lahore, Pakistan, encountered an unexpected delay when a stowaway rodent was discovered on board the Airbus A330 aircraft.

Spain Sees Surge in GCC Travelers as UAE and Saudi Arabia Lead Spending
asmaa - 2 months

Tourists and business travelers from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and other GCC nations are flooding Spain.

Eiffel Tower Reopens Following 6-Day Closure Amid Employee Strike
asmaa - 2 months

The Eiffel Tower, a symbol of Parisian grandeur, is renowned for its year-round accessibility, welcoming visitors every day of the year.

China announces the launch of telecom technology test satellite
asmaa - 2 months

Yesterday, China achieved a significant milestone by launching a satellite dedicated to information and communication technology (ICT) from the Wenchang spacecraft launch site situated on Hainan Island, a southern province of the country.

India to hold Asia largest exclusive creator festival 2024
asmaa - 3 months

Creators United, an Indian publishing platform devoted to influencers and entertainment, is planning to stage Creators United 2024, touted as Asia's largest exclusive creative festival, in India, bringing prominent figures and creators from all...

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck the Philippine Sea
asmaa - 3 months

An earthquake in the eastern Philippine Sea was detected on Monday by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) in the UAE. Their records show that the quake struck at 3:19 PM UAE time and had a magnitude of 6.1.

Pakistan : Imran Khan allies lead vote count final stage of the elections
asmaa - 3 months

As the vote count reached its final stages in Pakistan's recent election, supporters of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan gained ground on the two dynastic parties thought to be military favorites.

Pakistan: ex-PM Imran Khan and wife Bushra Bibi jailed for illegal marriage
asmaa - 3 months

After a Pakistani court deemed Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi's 2018 marriage to be unlawful and un-Islamic, the couple was each handed a seven-year prison sentence.

India unveils FY25 interim budget, keeping tax rates unchanged
asmaa - 3 months

Individual and corporate income tax rates, as well as customs duty, were not altered in India's interim budget for 2024-25.

Indian Court Permits Hindus to Pray Inside Contested Mosque in Varanasi
asmaa - 3 months

An Indian court in Varanasi has granted permission for Hindu worshippers to pray inside the Gyanvapi mosque, a move that addresses a longstanding religious dispute. The mosque, constructed in the 17th century by the Mughal Empire, has been a focal...

Delhi fog disrupts life, flights and trains are delayed due to poor visibility
asmaa - 3 months

Dense fog has thrown travel plans into disarray in Delhi, India's capital, causing delays on numerous flights and trains.

Philippine Airlines announces cheaper flight tickets for Manila and other cities
asmaa - 4 months

Good news awaits travelers on Philippine airlines in February, as the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) in the country has decided to lower the fuel surcharge levels.

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hits the southern Philippines; No damage reported
asmaa - 4 months

The United States Geological Survey has documented a seismic incident that occurred off the southern coast of the Philippines and had a magnitude of 6.7.

Air India Express launches direct flights between Surat and Dubai
asmaa - 5 months

An innovative new nonstop route between Surat and Dubai has been introduced by Air India Express.

Turkish Airlines announces flights resumption to Osaka
asmaa - 5 months

Turkish Airlines has made a significant announcement regarding the expansion of its extensive flight network. Commencing on December 12, the airline is set to reintroduce flights to Osaka International Airport, with operations running four days a...

India-Oman seek closer ties amid $3.7bn trade in 2023
asmaa - 5 months

Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and the Indian leadership will meet in New Delhi soon to discuss further strengthening the strategic alliance between Oman and India.

Philippines issues Tsunami Warning Following 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake
asmaa - 5 months

The island of Mindanao in the Philippines was the site of a major seismic event on Saturday, with an initial magnitude of 7.6.In reaction to the earthquake, the authorities swiftly put out a tsunami alert.

GCC and UK Pursue Free Trade Agreement for Stronger Economic Ties
asmaa - 5 months

The UK and the GCC are now in the midst of talks to establish a free trade deal that would strengthen their economic links.

China announces Visa-Free Entry for Citizens from Six Countries
asmaa - 6 months

In a significant move, China has unveiled plans to streamline entry for citizens from several European nations and Malaysia, signaling a deliberate step toward fostering more cross-border exchanges.

The GCC unanimously endorses the Unified Gulf Tourist Visa in Muscat Meeting
asmaa - 6 months

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have collectively given the green light to the Unified Gulf Tourist Visa, marking a significant milestone in regional collaboration.

Saudi Arabia and Russia Maintain Output Cuts Amid Middle East tension
asmaa - 6 months

Amidst a backdrop of geopolitical turbulence in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Russia have confirmed their commitment to oil output cuts of one million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of the year.

Pakistani authorities announce remittance agreements with multiple Arab nations
asmaa - 6 months

In a significant move aimed at bolstering cross-border remittance payments, Pakistan has entered into a strategic partnership with the Arab Monetary Fund. This collaboration is set to revolutionize the process of transferring funds between Arab...

Security Convoy Attacked in Southern Pakistan security convoy
asmaa - 6 months

On Friday, a security convoy in southern Pakistan was attacked, taking the lives of 14 servicemen. as the Balochistan fishing village of Pasni was attacked on the coastal highway.

Israel-Gaza crisis: Hamas releases new hostage video
asmaa - 6 months

Hamas has released a video featuring three women it claims are among the more than 230 individuals that Israel alleges were abducted by militants and taken to Gaza during attacks on October 7. The women, referred to by Hamas as "Zionist...

Palestinian health ministry: 8,306 Palestinians killed since October 7
asmaa - 6 months

Since October 7, the Gaza Strip has been a witness to escalating violence resulting in a devastating human toll.

India: 11 dead and 50 Injuries in Andhra Pradesh train Collision
asmaa - 6 months

A tragic incident unfolded in India's Andhra Pradesh state as two passenger trains collided, resulting in 11 fatalities and approximately 50 injuries.

Protesters Invade Russian Airport Runway in Anti-Israel Demonstration
asmaa - 6 months

Over 150 individuals involved in the turmoil have been recognized, with 60 of them subsequently apprehended by authorities.

Tragedy Strikes India: Multiple Explosions Rock Kerala Prayer Meeting
asmaa - 6 months

An unexpected event rocked a gathering of almost 2,000 people on a fateful Sunday in southern India. At least one person was killed, and two more are in critical condition after the mysterious tragedy. It was initially reported as a "blast"...

Imran Khan Officially Indicted for Leaking Classified Documents
asmaa - 7 months

On Monday, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has been in detention for several months, was formally accused with leaking sensitive government secrets.