Russia’s Putin arrives in UAE on first visit since 2007

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the United Arab Emirates on his first visit to the oil-rich nation in over a decade. Putin landed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi after earlier visiting Saudi Arabia. He was met at the airport by Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. While in […]

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Modi to host Xi at summit with ties strained by occupied Kashmir

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Chinese President Xi Jinping for an informal summit later this week, the Indian foreign ministry said, with the talks coming at a time when ties have been strained over occupied Kashmir. The meeting in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Oct 11-12 is aimed at enhancing the […]

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Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU’s top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. In a closely watched judgment, the European Court of Justice said EU law “does not preclude” courts from ordering “the removal of information or to block […]

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Pakistan in midst of economic crisis, says UN body

ISLAMABAD: The ‘Trade and Development Report 2019’ released by the United Nations on Thursday says that Pakistan’s economic crisis has not been resolved despite the fact that support from China and Saudi Arabia and a large IMF loan have helped address the immediate problem. In a brief comment on Pakistan in the Asia section, UNCTAD’s annual flagship […]

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Projects worth Rs142bn approved

ISLAMABAD: The Central Develop­ment Working Party (CDWP) of the Planning Commission on Tuesday cleared 13 development projects worth Rs142.5 billion including five renewable energy projects in Punjab, while Karachi urban mobility project was referred to Ecnec. The CDWP approved seven projects worth Rs10bn and recommended six mega projects worth Rs132.5bn to Ecnec. It recommended the […]

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China GDP growth slows to 27-year low as trade war bites, more stimulus seen

China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2 per cent in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting United States trade pressure. While more upbeat June factory output and retail sales offered signs of improvement, some analysts cautioned the gains may […]

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Despite losses, Pakistan’s rivalry with India is always spicy

KARACHI: What do Imran Khan, Aamir Sohail, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq have in common? They were all captaining the country when Pakistan lost to India in a World Cup fixture. Sydney (1992), Bangalore (1996), Manchester (1999), Centurion (2003), Mohali (2011) and Adelaide (2015) have been the six venues where India prevailed […]

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