Three Pakistani journalists face treason charges for criticising ‘powerful military’ Sep 17, 2020 0 6213 12345 ISLAMABAD: Police in Pakistan have filed treason charges against three journalists known for their criticism of the country’s powerful military, in what rights activists described as a blatant attack on the freedom of expression.Bilal Farooqi, editor at the English-language The Express Tribune daily, was briefly arrested in the southern city of Karachi but was released after an outcry on social media, his colleagues said.A court in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday separately approved temporary bail for Asad Toor, a producer at broadcaster SAMAA, until next week. The third journalist, Absar Alam, faces imminent arrest after a case was registered against him in the Punjab province. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES West African leaders demand Mali junta appoint civilian leaders Sep 17, 2020 0 943 Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire clouds peace deal signing Sep 17, 2020 0 705 India’s COVID-19 cases top 5 million in ‘worse than sci-fi’ pandemic Sep 17, 2020 0 745 Yemen warring sides in ‘final’ talks on prisoner swap deal AFP Dubai Yemen’s warring sides will meet in Geneva today, Thursday, for UN-sponsored talks on the final touches of a deal to release more than 1,400 prisoners, sources on the two sides said. The internationally .. Pompeo insists US to enforce ‘UN’ sanctions on Iran AFP Washington Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Wednesday the United States will enforce new “UN” sanctions on Iran starting next week, despite overwhelming consensus that Washington is out of bounds. “The .. Iranian president slams Gulf states for normalising ties with Israel TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has strongly criticised Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates for normalising ties with Israel. “Where is your Arabism, where are your concerns about the [Israeli] crimes in .. Nepal welcomes first mountain climbers since onset of pandemic KATHMANDU: A special aircraft carrying 18 tourists from Bahrain landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday as Nepal welcomed its first team of climbers after a pandemic-induced hiatus of .. Russia to sell 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to India NEW DELHI: Russia’s sovereign wealth fund and an Indian pharmaceutical company said on Wednesday they had agreed to distribute 100 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine in India. Deliveries of the Sputnik V ..