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Saudi prince says Turkey part of ‘triangle of evil’: Egyptian media

CAIRO: Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with Iran and hardline Islamist groups, Egypt’s Al-Shorouk newspaper reported on Wednesday. The Saudi prince also accused Turkey of trying to reinstate the Islamic Caliphate, abolished nearly a century ago when the Ottoman Empire collapsed. His reported comments reflect Saudi …

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UK’s May defends Saudi ties as crown prince get royal welcome in London

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain’s links to defence and security ally Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Britain’s Queen Elizabeth for lunch at the start of a high profile visit to London. A fiery exchange in parliament between May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn underlined tension in Britain over Prince …

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Nawaz backs, Zardari rejects Rabbani as Senate chairman

Soon after the Senate elections on March 3, political parties increased their efforts to have a candidate of their choice appointed as the Senate chairman. The Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its allies on Wednesday decided to extend support to Raza Rabbani if the incumbent chairman’s name is once again suggested by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The decision to …

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PTI to not field candidate, nor support PPP, PML-N for Senate chairman slot

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will neither field its candidate nor support those nominated by the other two biggest parties for the slot of Senate chairman. According to sources, PTI Chief Imran Khan has refused to extend his support for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), days after reports emerged the latter is trying to woo PTI to support its candidate. PPP …

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Senate polls: PML-N emerges as largest party as PTI gains six seats

As the Senate elections concluded at 4pm on Saturday and unofficial results started trickling in, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) enjoyed a clear lead in the number of seats bagged. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which had till Saturday enjoyed a majority in the Upper House, lost its majority but still followed close behind in the number of seats …

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Time for apologies is over, CJP tells anchorperson Shahid Masood

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court gave on Wednesday anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood until March 12 to submit objections to the joint investigation team (JIT) report laying bogus his claims regarding the Zainab murder case convict. On March 1, the JIT had submitted its report to the Supreme Court and dismissed all of the anchorperson’s allegations regarding the high-profile case. Addressing Masood …

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