Daily Archives: September 15, 2019

London Fashion Week opens the door — a little — to the public


September 15, 2019

LONDON: It’s one of the most exclusive dates in the fashion calendar, with journalists, stylists and celebrities clamouring to be close enough to the catwalk to see every sequin shimmer. But this year London Fashion Week is opening a few select shows to the public for the first time, giving fashionistas a rare chance to enjoy the annual sartorial extravaganza …

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The big business of classic TV for streaming giants


September 15, 2019

How many hundreds of millions of dollars would you pay for reruns of “Friends,” the American version of “The Office” or “The Big Bang Theory”? If you are a streaming powerhouse, the answer is: quite a few. As online video platforms jockey for position with new rivals for audience share, classic television series are commanding hefty sums. “It’s a feeding …

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Lord Zameer Choudrey: a Brit-Pak success story


September 15, 2019

LONDON: British Pakistani billionaire businessman Zameer Choudrey has said that while taking oath as member of the House of Lord he will remember – and never forget – his humble origins in a small village of Gujjar Khan, near Rawalpindi. In his first interview with this correspondent after being appointed as House of Lords member on the Conservative benches, Lord Zameer Choudrey …

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Iran dismisses US accusation over Saudi attack as ‘meaningless’


September 15, 2019

Tehran: Iran´s foreign ministry on Sunday dismissed as “meaningless” US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting they were a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic. “Such fruitless and blind accusations and remarks are incomprehensible and meaningless,” ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted as saying in a statement. The allegations over Saturday´s strikes were meant …

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Afghan Taliban rescind ban on Red Cross


September 15, 2019

Kabul: The Afghan Taliban rescinded a months-long ban on the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) working in areas under their control Sunday and restored security guarantees for those working for the organisation. The militants and the ICRC “consented to following the old agreement on top of new promises in humanitarian aid leading to the Islamic Emirate granting ICRC permission …

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Saudi to tap vast oil stores after Abqaiq attacks disrupt output


September 15, 2019

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will use its vast oil reserves to offset disruption to production after an attack on two major oil facilities, its energy minister said Sunday. The drone strikes Saturday on national energy giant Aramco’s processing plants in Abqaiq and Khurais knocked 5.7 million barrels per day (bpd) off production, close to six percent of global crude supplies. “Part …

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Arrested Canadian police official oversaw Russia probe


September 15, 2019

Montreal: A senior Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence officer arrested this week for allegedly stealing sensitive documents oversaw an investigation into the laundering of stolen Russian funds, Canadian media reported on Saturday. The Globe and Mail said Cameron Ortis´s arrest was linked to a major corruption case that was first revealed by Sergei Magnitsky, who went public with details …

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Four Pakistan Army soldiers martyred on western border


September 15, 2019

Rawalpindi: Four soldiers of the Pakistan Army have been martyred in two separate  incidents on western border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday. According to the ISPR, terrorists opened fire on routine patrolling party of security forces near Abba Khel, Spinwam in North Waziristan late last night. Two terrorists were killed while Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23 , a …

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PM Khan’s speech at Muzaffarabad rally generates a wave of optimism across LoC


September 15, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s landmark speech at Kashmir solidarity rally in Muzaffarabad, in which he reiterated his resolve to fight for the cause of Kashmir and the besieged Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir has generated a new wave of optimism amongst Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC). Cutting across the political divide, Kashmiri leaders, social …

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Lord Zameer Choudrey: a Brit-Pak success story


September 15, 2019

LONDON: British Pakistani billionaire businessman Zameer Choudrey has said that while taking oath as member of the House of Lord he will remember – and never forget – his humble origins in a small village of Gujjar Khan, near Rawalpindi. In his first interview with this correspondent after being appointed as House of Lords member on the Conservative benches, Lord Zameer Choudrey …

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