At least 3000 civilians evacuated from east Aleppo: Red Cross

At least 3,000 civilians were evacuated from east Aleppo under a deal allowing Syria’s regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. A revived agreement on a ceasefire and evacuations were announced on Thursday after the initial plan[Read More…]

Twenty-First Century Fox agrees to buy UK-based Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox said on Thursday it had agreed to buy European pay-tv firm Sky for $14.6 billion, sticking to its earlier offer despite complaints from some investors. Fox is the founding shareholder in Sky and currently owns approximately 39.1 percent of Sky’s shares and this deal would[Read More…]

Aleppo ceasefire violated; situation turns worse

Syrian government forces have renewed the shellings on the last holdouts of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, raising fears that a deal to evacuate civilians and rebels from the city may not be honoured. Journalists, activists, civilians and bloggers have been live-tweeting and updating about the catastrophe in the eastern Aleppo- one[Read More…]

Nine-member investigation team visits Pak flight crash site

The crash site of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province is being visited by a nine-member investigation team. The team comprises of three French officials and three Canadian officials belonging to France-based aircraft manufacturer ATR and US-based engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. Three Pakistani officials are[Read More…]

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