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  • IDA’s $135m to help improve weather forecast system

    ISLAMABAD: The Interna­­tional Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank will finance Pakistan’s hydro-meteorological and climate services project with a soft loan of $135 million to strengthen the government’s capacity to deliver reliable and timely weather, hydrological and climate information and services to user departments and communities...

    The present capability of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) allows it...

  • Two die from heatstroke in Karachi amid forecast of hotter weather

    KARACHI: Soaring temperatures claimed two lives in the city on Friday amid a forecast of a hotter weather in the next two days, with mercury levels expected to rise up to 40 degrees Celsius...

    Sharafat Jokhio and Abdul Sattar, both middle-aged according to hospital sources, were the first victims of a heatstroke on Friday afternoon...

  • World Bank trims East Asia growth forecast

    SINGAPORE: East Asia’s developing economies led by China will grow slightly slower this year, with higher US interest rates and an appreciating dollar posing further risks to the region, the World Bank said on Monday...

    Developing East Asia should grow 6...

  • Pakistan rules out use of its soil in Middle East conflict

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday reaffirmed its resolve not to become a part of any conflict in the region and renewed its offer for mediating in the Middle East crisis...

    Earlier, army spokesman and director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor declared in categorical terms that Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against anyone and would continue to play its role in establishing durable...

  • Middle East issue can be resolved after Iran N-deal, hopes Maleeha

    UNITED NATIONS: Welcoming the historic nuclear accord reached with Iran, Pakistan has expressed the hope that solutions will be found to growing challenges in the Middle East, particularly the issue of occupied Palestine...

    In an impassioned speech during a debate in the UN Security Council on Middle East, Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said: “The landmark agreement reached with Iran, which if fully and sincerely implemented,...

  • Qatar launches first Chinese yuan clearing hub in Middle East

    DOHA: Qatar opened the Middle East’s first centre for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan on Tuesday, saying it would boost trade and investment between China and Gulf Arab economies...

    “It will facilitate greater cross-border renminbi investment and financing business, and promote greater trade and economic links between China and the region, paving the way for better financial cooperation and enhancing the pre-eminence of...

  • Millions of children out of school in Middle East, says UN

    BEIRUT: Poverty, gender discrimination and violence are keeping more than 12 million children in the Middle East out of school, despite efforts to expand education, the UN children’s agency warned on Wednesday...

    That figure represents around 15 percent of the children in the Middle East who should be receiving pre-primary, primary or secondary education...

  • Iran’s supreme leader is the 'new Hitler' of Middle East: Saudi crown prince

    Taking on Iran in an interview with The New York Times, Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the rival country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "the new hitler of the Middle East"...

    We don’t want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” said Prince Mohammed in the interview that was published on Thursday...

  • ‘The Middle East pays price for gender gap’

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH: Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in “bite-sized” infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern economies and combating rampant youth unemployment...

    ” The Middle East and North Africa have the world’s highest rate of youth unemployment, with 29...

  • Puppetmaster Putin tugs his strings in Middle East

    AFTER Israel’s victory in the 1973 Middle East war, Soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko went on October 22 to see President Brezhnev at his dacha at Zavidovo just outside Moscow...

    He swore at Gromyko, said Chernyaev, for “wanting to keep our flag and bases in the Middle East”...

  • Iranian President Rouhani calls for Middle East 'dialogue'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that Middle Eastern countries should solve their problems together without relying on external powers...

    But Rouhani said recent victories against the militant Islamic State group opened the way for the Middle East to move past its reputation for “war and conflict between Shiite and Sunni...

  • Trump tells Middle East leaders he’ll recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of US policy and risks fuelling further unrest in the Middle East...

    Washington’s endorsement of Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital would reverse a long-standing policy that the city’s status must be decided in negotiations with the Palestinians, who want East...

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