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Pakistani actor and host Yasir Hussain has received the Covid-19 vaccine and shared the photo with his fans on social media. The Lahore Se Aagey actor took to Instagram and posted his photo receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at the Arts Council of Pakistan, in Karachi. Yasir shared his picture with the caption “Alhamdulillah.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CQBYSFzjtjO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon the world leaders to crack down on online hate speech and Islamophobia following the deadly truck attack in London-Ontario, Canada.   “Everyone is shocked in [Pakistan], because we saw the family picture, and so a family being targeted like that has had a deep impact in Pakistan,” Prime Minister Khan told the CBC’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton in an interview posted on its website on Saturday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is the main news outlet in Canada. The prime minister said the recent pattern of domestic terror in Western countries demanded…

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Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has accused the Iran-backed Houthis of seeking to undermine peace efforts with recent missile strikes on the city of Marib. Hadi and a number of NGOs have called on the international community to protect Yemeni civilians from militia strikes, which have claimed dozens of lives in the last week.  Hadi said that Houthi missile and drone strikes on the densely populated city of Marib would destroy attempts to establish peace in Yemen and accused the Houthis of working on behalf of Iran. “While the international community is working sincerely to find hope and opportunities…

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DUBAI: Gulf and Arab states and organizations hailed the UAE’s election to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for 2022-2023.Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, Bahrain’s Shura Council Chairman, expressed his pride in the UAE’s achievement.This confirms the country’s dedicated efforts to promote global peace and security, the official added, in a report from state news agency BNA.Adel bin Abdul Rahman Al-Asoumi, speaker of the Arab Parliament, expressed his full confidence in the UAE’s ability to face major challenges, wishing the country success, Saudi Press Agency reported.Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen congratulated…

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it will limit registration for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the coronavirus pandemic.The Ministries of Health and Hajj announced Saturday that a total of 60,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the pilgrimage this year, which will begin mid-July.It stressed that those wishing to perform Hajj must be free of any chronic diseases, and to be within the ages from 18 to 65 years for those vaccinated against the virus, according to the Kingdom’s vaccination measures. Arab news reported.Hajj pilgrims should be fully vaccinated, or those who took…

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RIYADH: Saudi ministries have launched an e-service that allows visitors coming to the Kingdom to extend the validity of their unused or expired visitor visas due to a travel ban imposed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.According to Saudi news agency, The Kingdom will allow a cost-free extension, granted on the directives of King Salman, for those who were suspended from entry to 20 countries previously announced in February.  The initiative launched by the Saudi foreign and interior ministries and the General Directorate of Passports would allow the extension of visas until July 31, 2021.Travelers who wish to extend their…

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Bitcoin dropped 5.71% to $35,210 at 0600 GMT on Saturday, losing $2,131.11 from its previous close. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is down 45.7% from its 2021 high of $64,895.22 on April 14. Ether , the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped 2.54 % to $2,293.26 on Saturday, losing $59.84 from its previous close.

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The Group of Seven rich nations will announce on Saturday a new global infrastructure plan as a response to China’s belt and road intiative, a senior official in U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration said. The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the United States would also push the other G7 leaders for “concrete action on forced labour” in China, and to include criticism of Beijing in their final communique “This is not just about confronting or taking on China,” the official said. “But until now we haven’t offered a positive alternative that reflects our values, our…

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden’s hopes of channeling billions of dollars into green infrastructure investments to fight climate change are running into the political obstacle of winning over Republican lawmakers who oppose that approach as unnecessary, excessive spending. As negotiations unfold in Congress in search of a bipartisan deal, the White House’s ability to ensure a climate focus in Biden’s sweeping infrastructure package is becoming daunting — so much so that key Democrats are warning the administration to quit negotiating with Republicans, calling it a waste of time that will produce no viable compromise. “From my perspective, no climate, no deal,” said Sen. Ed…

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Karachi: Pakistani film and TV actress Amna Ilyas has become the latest celebrity to receive Covid-19 vaccine. The Baaji actress took to Instagram and posted her stunning photo receiving the jab on Thursday. She wrote in the caption “It’s done! #covidvacccine.” Amna Ilyas also urged her fans to get themselves vaccinated. “Please get yourself vaccinated. The sooner you get it done the sooner our lives will become normal.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CP8ThVWNmPd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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