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Inauguration cool: Forget the outfits, everyone is talking about the kicks

Members of Vice President Kamala Harris’ family also got some attention for their footwear. Niece Meena Harris’ partner, Nikolas Ajagu, was spotted wearing a pair of Air Jordan 1 OG Dior sneakers, which retail for $2,000. “Searches for the collab on StockX rose 280%, new bids rose 100%, and we’ve …

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Pandemic will not end for anyone, ‘until it ends for everyone’  | COVID-19

“The virus can still travel from the vastly unvaccinated massive population of the Global South to the Global North, including in its increasingly mutating forms”, Obiora Okafor, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and international solidarity, said in a statement.  He explained that with mutations constantly evolving, only inoculating rich …

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Bilawal calls for no-confidence motion bid against PM Imran Khan

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has called for the Opposition parties to mount a no-confidence motion bid against Prime Minister Imran Khan. He has advised this with the view that it will be much more effective than the ongoing Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rallies. “Even 10 rallies will not yield the …

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Mongolian PM resigns after protests over COVID-19 mother’s treatment

Mongolia’s prime minister resigned Thursday following protests and public outrage over the treatment of a coronavirus patient and her newborn baby. Landlocked Mongolia reported just a handful of COVID-19 cases last year after imposing strict border controls, but in November its first domestic transmissions caused a new wave of lockdowns …

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Hamza Shahbaz withdraws bail plea in SC

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a post-arrest bail petition filed by PML-N vice-president and Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shahbaz after his counsel withdrew the plea. A three-member bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Yahyah Afridi had resumed hearing the plea, …

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Pakistan looking for strong trade, investment ties with US: Asad Majeed

Pakistan is looking for strong bilateral trade and investment ties with the US under the new administration of President Joe Biden, country’s envoy to Washington Asad Majeed Khan said on Friday. Asad Majeed said Islamabad and Washington are working together for peace in Afghanistan along with other nations. “The US …

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PML-N, PPP reject appointment of ex-SC judge to head Broadsheet inquiry

The PML-N and PPP on Friday rejected the government’s move to appoint retired Supreme Court judge Azmat Saeed Sheikh as head of the Broadsheet inquiry committee, citing his past affiliation with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as creating a “conflict of interest”. “Handing over investigations those who should [themselves] be …

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Leading international commentators lined-up for Pakistan-South Africa series

Karachi: Some of the leading cricket commentators will be commentating in the Pakistan-South Africa Test and T20I series that commences at the National Stadium Karachi on Tuesday, 26 January with the first match of the two-Test match series. Star Pakistan commentators Bazid Khan, Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram will be …

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Sudan: 250 killed, over 100,000 displaced as violence surges in Darfur, UN refugee agency says |

According to the agency, 250 people – including three humanitarian workers – also lost their lives in the clashes that started on 15 January in West Darfur province, and spread into South Darfur the next day.  Boris Cheshirkov, a UNHCR spokesperson, told journalists at a regular press briefing in Geneva …

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