Former professional boxer Mike Tyson and renowned American rapper DJ Khaled were sighted performing Umrah in Makkah this week. The latter shared a glimpse of their visit on Instagram with a heartfelt caption. In another Instagram post, Khaled also disclosed that Mike Tyson, who reportedly accepted Islam in 1992 was present at the pilgrimage site too.
The England team, led by Ben Stokes, has hired a team chef for the upcoming Pakistan tour, including three Tests in December. A personal team chef has been hired following a briefing from players who toured Pakistan for seven T20Is before the T20 World Cup. The feedback from players and support staff was that the food on offer, particularly at match venues, was not quite up to scratch.
A pro-Imran slogan was spray painted on the wall of Stanhope House, the building where former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain has an office. A ‘die-hard’ supporter of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, British Pakistani Shayan Ali posted a photo on social media where he could be seen stood against the boundary wall, which was spray painted with the words: “You can’t kill IK chor”.
Elon Musk has taken ownership of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) with brutal efficiency, firing top executives immediately. “The bird is freed,” he tweeted after he completed his $44 billion acquisition on Thursday, referencing Twitter’s bird logo in an apparent nod to his desire to see the company have fewer limits on content that can be posted.
The Delhi High Court has directed Amazon to remove the listings of Pakistan-manufactured Rooh Afza from its platform in India after the famed drink’s Indian manufacturer, Hamdard National Foundation, filed a suit alleging that the products of its Pakistani counterpart are being sold in India through the e-commerce site.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96, ending a generation-spanning, seven decade reign. During her time as queen, the footprint of her monarchy shrank dramatically, but at her death she was still head of state of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth countries or realms, from Canada and Jamaica to Australia and New Zealand.
A Google employee who became a high-profile opponent of the tech giant’s $1bn artificial intelligence and surveillance contract with the Israeli military has announced her resignation. Ariel Koren, a marketing manager, will be leaving the company this week, citing what she said was its creation of a hostile work environment due to her social activism. READ ALSO: DID YOU KNOW?
The Taliban’s interim Defence Minister Mullah Yaqub has claimed that United States drones were entering the country through Pakistan. While narrating the one-year performance of the ministry alongside the Army Chief Mullah Fasih Uddin at a press conference in Kabul, Yaqub said: “We hadn’t caught all routes of the drones but our intelligence reported that the United States drones were entering through Pakistan.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin restored an award first introduced by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that’s designed to encourage women to have more children, The Moscow Times reported. The news comes as Russia’s population declines and its military suffers heavy losses in Ukraine. The title will be awarded to women who give birth to 10 or more children.
At least six Pakistani nationals were convicted of violating the sanctity of the Masjid-e-Nabawi (PBUH) in Madina during Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Saudi Arabia. A court in Madina awarded 10-year jail term each to Anas, Irshad, Muhammad Saleem, while 8-year jail term each to Khawaja Luqman, Muhammad Afzal, and Ghulam Muhammad. The convicts were also fined Saudi Riyal 20,000 each.