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US progressives seek to block arms sale to Israel

US progressives seek to block arms sale to Israel WASHINGTON: Progressive congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led efforts Wednesday to block US arms sales to Israel, a move that was unlikely to succeed but highlighted tensions among Democratic lawmakers grappling with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A clear majority of Republicans back Israel in its military confrontation with Gaza that authorities say has claimed …

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Israel-Palestine conflict: US, France tangle at UN

Despite opposition from Washington, France proposes resolution calling for the end of hostilities. The conflict in the Middle East has stirred up a diplomatic stand-off at the United Nations between France and the United States, the first open tension between the two allies since President Joe Biden took power. Despite guaranteed opposition from Washington, France proposed another draft UN Security …

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Karachi weather update: Temperature likely to rise to 41°C today

PMD predicts temperature in Karachi could reach 41°C today.Light drizzle, thunder expected in few areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, and Thatta, Mirpur Khas, Badin, Umerkot.Wind and light rain more likely in the north, northwest areas of Karachi. KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted that temperature in the city is likely to soar to 41°C today (Wednesday). Rizhub “Cyclonic Storm ‘Tauktae’ …

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Remittance to Pakistan hits all-time high of $24.2 billion

Expats in UAE and Saudi Arabia are among the top contributors towards remittances. Remittances to Pakistan from the country’s diaspora stayed above $2 billion for the 11th consecutive month in April 2021, reaching $2.8 billion, up by 56 per cent when compared to same month last year. Cumulatively, remittances have risen to an all-time high mark of $24.2 billion during …

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WhatsApp privacy policy update: Signal, other free alternatives you can use

Users could lose access to their account if the new changes aren’t accepted by February 8. WhatsApp users looking for alternative messaging options in light of the platform’s recent changes to privacy policy need look no further. Earlier this month, the Facebook-owned company issued in-app notifications to its billions of users asking them to either accept the changes in its …

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Blackout: After major breakdown, power being gradually restored in cities across Pakistan

The blackout occurred minutes before midnight across the country, with citizens taking to social media to report outages. The energy minister said the power breakdown occurred when the frequency in NTDC suddenly fell from 50 to zero. Electricity supply restored in some parts of Karachi, Lahore.   Restoration work is in progress after a major power breakdown plunged the entire …

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