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Saudi Arabia Reaffirms Support for Pakistan’s “Core National Issues”

Saudi FM visits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the growing economic ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the Saudi commitment for investment in various sectors, particularly petrochemicals, mining and renewable energy, Daily Times reported Friday. Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al …

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IMF to Meet on Dec 19 for Approval of $453m to Pakistan


WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold its next board meeting in Washington on December 19 for approval of the disbursement of second tranche of about $453 million to Pakistan under the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) finalized in May this year. According to the IMF’s website, …

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Israel is Too Small to Make Any Mistake Against Iran: IRGC

A statement by a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran has prompted a series of condemnations in Lebanon, alleging that the country

BEIRUT – A statement by a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran has prompted a series of condemnations in Lebanon, alleging that the country could be used for military strikes. Maj. Gen. Morteza Qorbani said to Mizan News: “If the Zionist regime makes the smallest …

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Trump Warns North Korea After ‘Very Important’ Missile Tests


SEOUL – President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in discussed North Korea-related developments on Saturday and the two leaders committed to continuing close communication, the White House said in a statement. Trump tweeted: “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has too much to lose, all in reality, …

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Pakistan, China Agree to Bolster Cooperation


ISLAMABAD – China and Pakistan have agreed to bolster cooperation in matters pertaining to economy, politics, accountability, climate change as well as the ongoing smog crisis. All these matters were discussed in a meeting of Chairperson of the Senate Special Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Senator Sherry Rehman …

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China Asks WTO for $2.4 Billion Sanctions Against US


BEIJING – China seeks $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for failing to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in a case highlighting the White House’s claims against the US world trade organization. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) will examine the case that dates …

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China to Attract Foreign Investment with Better Business Environment


BEIJING – China will introduce more measures and foster a more enabling business environment to facilitate foreign investment, according to State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, Xinhua news reported Thursday. The meeting decided to open up more areas. Restrictive measures outside the national and pilot free trade …

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Colombian Plane Kills Seven People and Injures Three


BOGOTA – A small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia, killing seven people and injuring three others, Al-Jazeera reported Monday. Sunday’s incident took place just minutes after the aircraft took off, operated by a local company, Transpacifico, from Popayan Airport, a town of about 270,000 people surrounded by mountains. The plane, …

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Russian Bombers Intercepted By US and Canadian Fighters


WASHINGTON – US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defence Command announced. Two Raptor poachers and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jets identified and intercepted long-range Tu-95 Bear Russian bombers in northern Alaska over the Beaufort …

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