Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. The border had been shut after regional kingpin Saudi Arabia as well as Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic...

Kulsoom Nawaz leaves for London despite ECP’s summon

LAHORE: Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz on Thursday left for London for medical checkup despite summon from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the scrutiny of her nomination papers. Kalsoom Nawaz was to appear before ECP at 3 pm. On the other hand, ECP has approved nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid’s and dismissed all...

NA-120 by-polls: Nomination papers of Dr Yasmin approved

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday appeared before Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for scrutiny of her nomination papers for NA-120 by-polls. According to details, ECP has approved the papers of PTI leader and dismissed all the reservations. On the other hand, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faisal Mir was called at 2 pm while ex-prime minister...

White supremacists, neo-nazis cheer Trump remarks

WASHINGTON: White supremacists and neo-Nazi groups enthusiastically embraced President Donald Trump Wednesday, seeing an endorsement of their cause in his insistence that left-wing groups were also to blame for the deadly violence at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “This man is doing absolutely everything in his power to back us up and we need to have his...

SPC expresses grief over extrajudicial abduction of 270 social, political workers

Abbas Kassar HYDERABAD: Sindh Progressive Committee comprising nationalist and left parties: Jeay Sindh Mahaz, Awami Workers Party, Awami Jamhoori Party and Communist Party of Pakistan, has expressed deep concern and grief over what they called as worst sort of violations of basic human rights in Sindh which mainly includes extra judicial abduction and disappearances of several social and political workers...

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Cardiac stem cells from young hearts can make older hearts young, study says

NEW YORK: A new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, published by the European Heart Journal, forecasts the use of infusions of cardiac stem cells obtained from young hearts in reversing the process of aging in the human heart. According to this animal study, tiny vesicles that have the capability to ‘reverse the clock’ for age-related heart conditions...

New imaging technique could predict whether primary breast cancer will spread to the lung

LONDON: Scientists funded by the MRC, Breast Cancer Now and other collaborators have developed an innovative imaging technique that could predict whether breast cancer will spread to the lung. In the study, published in Theranostics opens in new window, researchers have demonstrated in mice that a new non-invasive imaging method can be used to detect changes in the lungs that...

Potential Stem Cell Therapy Might Promote Hair Growth, Try these Natural Ways too!

CALIFORNIA: Are you looking to grow long tresses? Well, it looks like researchers from the University of California in Los Angeles in the Unites States have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle, an advance discovery that may pave the way for novel drugs to promote hair growth. Hair follicle stem cells are...

PAT Chief agrees to change sit-in venue on Pubjab govt request

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), while accepting the offer of Punjab government, has decided to change the venue of its women wing sit-in to Lahore’s DC Road from Mall Road. Lahore High Court (LHC) conducted hearing over the petition filed by advocate Asad Manzoor Butt on the behalf of Mall Road Traders Association (MRTA) against PAT sit-in on Mall Road...