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  • Pakistan should benefit from its strategic location, says World Bank MD

    ISLAMABAD: The chief operating officer and managing director of World Bank, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, underscored the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying “Pakistan should effectively take benefit of its strategic location for achieving economic objectives"...

    Indrawati said while addressing a session on the country’s economic growth at Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday...

  • Exact location of Raiwind sit-in not decided: PTI

    LAHORE: As the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid have opposed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s plan to stage a sit-in outside the prime minister’s Raiwind residence on Sept 24, the PTI has said that it will not lay siege to the premier’s house and will announce the ‘exact location’ of the sit-in in a few days...

    Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) also has not yet decided to participate in the PTI’s...

  • Saudi officials who killed Jamal Khashoggi must reveal location of body: Erdogan

    The Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate must reveal the location of his body, Turkey's president said on Friday in remarks that were sharply critical of the kingdom's handling of the case...

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor will arrive in Turkey on Sunday as part of the investigation and will meet with Turkish counterparts...

  • ‘Pakistan stands by victims of terror attacks across the globe’

    BOAO: Federal Minister for Planning, Reform and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan being a frontline state in war against terrorism is braving the challenge of countering terrorists and it stands by victims of terrorist attacks across the globe...

    Speaking at a session on the rise of crowdfunding at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2016 on Thursday, he said that Pakistan believed in equal opportunities of economic...

  • Record heat for globe in June: US scientists

    MIAMI: The planet just set another monthly climate record with the hottest June in 135 years, US government scientists said on Monday...

    The first six months of the year also set a record for warmth, according to the monthly report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

  • Al Waleed: famed billionaire who has assets across globe

    WHEN Prince Al Waleed bin Talal was arrested as part of an anti-corruption probe in Saudi Arabia, it was the latest twist in the story of a billionaire who has courted international attention — while cloaking his investments in secrecy...

    The wealthiest of the arrestees, Al Waleed was picked up from his desert camp and the authorities did not disclose the allegations that prompted the action by the newly formed anti-corruption body...

  • India's first all-women naval crew on around-the-globe mission

    A team of six naval officers is starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission on Sunday, the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-female crew...

    Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who is leading the voyage which will begin in the western state of Goa, told AFP the project was “revolutionary” in bringing women to the helm and would inspire others in the country...

  • Millions across globe still suffer pangs of hunger

    WASHINGTON: As the international community observes the World Food Day on Monday, a UN body dedicated to fighting hunger warns that the number of undernourished people on the planet has increased to 815 million, up from 777m in 2015...

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) cites conflict and violence as one of the main reasons for hunger across the globe and places Pakistan, Afghanistan and India among the conflict-affected...

  • Panama Papers trigger investigations across globe

    PARIS: Several countries have launched tax evasion investigations after a massive leak of confidential documents lifted the lid on the murky offshore financial dealings of a slew of politicians and celebrities...

    The scandal erupted on Sunday when media groups began revealing the results of year-long investigations into a trove of 11...

  • Major outage hits Twitter around globe

    SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter feeds went down for hours on Tuesday in many part of the world in one of the worst outages in the 10-year history of the messaging platform...

    The San Francisco group acknowledged in an online posting that some users were “experiencing problems accessing Twitter” but offered no details...

  • Russian balloon more than halfway to circumnavigating globe

    CANBERRA: A 65-year-old Russian adventurer was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask but was ahead of schedule for his record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop, his son said on Wednesday...

    Fedor Konyukhov has drifted more than halfway around the world since he lifted off from Northam in Western Australia state on July 12 in a carbon box 2 metres high, 2 metres long and...

  • August breaks heat records across globe

    MIAMI: Last month was the hottest August in modern history, in the latest sign of an unusually warm year across the world’s land and sea surfaces, US government scientists said on Thursday...

    “This was the sixth month in 2015 that has broken its monthly temperature record (February, March, May, June, July and August),” said a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

  • Chefs from around globe vie for Sushi Cup

    WHILE athletes from around the world were competing at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last month, Tokyo hosted another global competition — for chefs of one of Japan’s most iconic dishes: sushi...

    Held at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward, this year’s World Sushi Cup featured 27 participants from 15 countries and territories, including France, Malaysia, Norway, Russia, Spain and the United States...

  • Ronaldo, Santos honoured at Globe Soccer Awards

    DUBAI: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal’s Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos scooped the top prizes at the seventh edition of the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Tuesday...

    Ronaldo claimed the best player award after helping his country land their first major title at this year’s European Championship and firing Real to a record 11th European Cup triumph...

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