Protesters call to ‘kick out’ Thai PM on coup anniversary Bangkok: Hundreds of protesters drove through Bangkok’s streets on Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of a military coup that ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. The billionaire ex-premier — now مزید پڑھیں

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant’s body from jungle PALU, Indonesia: The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday مزید پڑھیں

Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao to run for president in 2022 Manila: Philippine boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao declared Sunday he will run for president in 2022, ending months of speculation about whether the legendary fighter would seek the country’s top job. “The time مزید پڑھیں

Gunmen release 10 Nigerian students after collecting ransom LAGOS, Nigeria: Gunmen in northern Nigeria have released 10 more students after a ransom was paid, but 21 others remain in captivity despite a pledge to release them all, officials said Sunday. مزید پڑھیں

Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon: junta Yangon: Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said. The Southeast Asian مزید پڑھیں

Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees TEL AVIV: Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed مزید پڑھیں

France denies cancelling meeting with Swiss president over jet snub Geneva: Paris denied Swiss media reports Sunday that a long-planned meeting between the countries’ presidents in Paris had been called off due to French anger about Bern’s decision to purchase مزید پڑھیں

Pakistani sentenced to 12 years in $200m conspiracy to ‘unlock’ phones from AT&T network SEATTLE: A Pakistan resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a conspiracy to “unlock” phones from AT&T’s network, a scheme the company says مزید پڑھیں

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws HONG KONG: Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city’s leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with مزید پڑھیں

Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal SYDNEY: Australia defended its scrapping of a deal for French submarines on Sunday, saying the government had raised concerns to Paris for months, as a new deal with the United States and مزید پڑھیں

During Karachi visit, Shehbaz stresses equality for all provinces Statesman Report KARACHI: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday emphasised the need to “take all provinces forward”, adding that doing so and working together would strengthen the democratic system. The PML-N مزید پڑھیں

‘Everything changed on Friday,’ says NZ Cricket chief David White Had no option after receiving ‘specific, credible threat’: NZC chief on abandoned Pakistan tour Monitoring Report SYDNEY: New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White has said that he had “no مزید پڑھیں

Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home KABUL: Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital مزید پڑھیں

KP govt initiates projects in health sector PESHAWAR: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was working on various projects worth billions of rupees in primary, secondary and tertiary health care to further strengthen the health sector and provide quality medical مزید پڑھیں

Pakistan begins dispatching humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Torkham ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday started dispatching humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through land route and sent 13 truckloads of fresh consignment of humanitarian assistance to the war-torn country through Torkham border crossing. مزید پڑھیں

Space tourists come back to earth FLORIDA, USA: The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down in the Atlantic off Florida’s coast on Saturday, completing a three-day flight of the first all-civilian crew مزید پڑھیں

China to invest $15 billion in petrochemical industry at Gwadar Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: Chinese companies are ready to invest $15 billion in Pakistan’s petrochemical industry at the port of Gwadar, the investment promotion agency of Pakistan said on Sunday. China مزید پڑھیں

Cop deployed on anti-polio team’s security shot dead in Kohat CM says those who fired on polio team enemies of ‘our children’, province determined to eradicate virus Statesman Report PESHAWAR: A policeman deployed for the security of the anti-polio team مزید پڑھیں

 ‘No other way’: Fawad says 2023 general elections will be based  on reforms Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the 2023 general election would be based on and possible only after electoral reforms, adding that مزید پڑھیں

KP to issue universal number plates soon: CM’s aide PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Chief Minister on Excise & Taxation Mian Khaleeq-ur-Rehman Sunday said the province would start issuing universal number plates soon to attract motor vehicles registration. Talking to media مزید پڑھیں