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  • Roots of narcotics are located in Afghanistan, says FC commander

    QUETTA: The inspector general of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Balochistan, Major General Sher Afgun said "roots of narcotics are located in neighboring Afghanistan", but Pakistan is making all out efforts to eradicate the curse of narcotics from across the world...

    Pakistan has been the direct victim of record opium production in neighboring Afghanistan, Afgun pointed out...

  • Huge reserves of hydrocarbons located in Makran, says PN chief

    KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi said on Wednesday that huge reserves of hydrocarbon resources were expected to be explored soon and could be a “game changer” for Pakistan’s economy...

    The naval chief, speaking to businessmen and industrialists during his visit to the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry, further said that there should be no doubts on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s benefits for...

  • 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...

  • Trump on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

    Palestinians are watching closely, including the leader of the radical Hamas movement Khaled Meshaal, who called on Trump to break with past approaches to Middle East peace...

    Abbas and Trump spoke by phone on March 11, and there are suggestions the US president could visit the Middle East this month...

  • Trump on Middle East peace: ‘We will get it done’

    Palestinians are watching closely, including the leader of the radical Hamas movement Khaled Meshaal, who called on Trump to break with past approaches to Middle East peace...

    Abbas and Trump spoke by phone on March 11, and there are suggestions the US president could visit the Middle East this month...

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