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Pakistan aims to increase revenue by 1.5 percent of GDP this year under new IMF deal — minister

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s finance minister, Muhammad Aurangzeb, said on Monday the South Asian country aimed to increase its revenue by 1.5 percent of the gross domestic product this fiscal year under a new $7 billion loan deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Pakistani finance mini...
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Saudi Arabia awards 4 salt exploration licenses in Eastern Province

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has granted exploration licenses for salt deposits in Eastern Province’s Sabkha Ras Al-Qaryah to four companies following a competitive tendering process.      The winning firms are Khalid Al-Zahid and Sons Co., Ibrahim Al-Issa and Partner Sa...
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Bangladesh student group suspends protests for 48 hours over death toll

  • DHAKA: The Bangladeshi student group leading demonstrations that have spiralled into deadly violence suspended protests Monday for 48 hours, with its leader saying they had not wanted reform “at the expense of so much blood.” What began as demonstrations against politicized admission quotas fo...
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Pakistan concludes post-Hajj operations for over 160,000 pilgrims

  • Islamabad: Pakistan successfully concluded its post-Hajj operations 2024 on Sunday, the religion ministry said, during which over 160,000 pilgrims from the country performed the annual Islamic pilgrimage this year.  Out of Pakistan’s total quota of 179,210 pilgrims, around 160,000 from t...
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Actor Noor Xarmina crowned ‘Miss Universe Pakistan 2024’

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistani actor Noor Xarmina has been declared ‘Miss Universe Pakistan 2024,’ after which she is poised to represent Pakistan at the 73rd Miss Universe 2024 pageant in November this year. The announcement of Xarmina’s successful bid was made in a video published on the official YouT...
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Biden, 81, pulls out of US presidential race, will serve out term

  • WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden ended his reelection campaign on Sunday after fellow Democrats lost faith in his mental acuity and ability to beat Donald Trump, leaving the presidential race in uncharted territory. Biden, in a post on X, said he will remain in his role as president and comm...
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Yemen’s Hodeidah battles port blaze after deadly Israel strike

  • HODEIDAH: Firefighting teams on Sunday were still battling a blaze at the Houthi-run port in Yemen’s Hodeidah, hours after an Israeli strike on the harbor triggered a massive fire and killed six people, according to the militia. Saturday’s strike on the vital port, a key entry point for fuel a...
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Minister denies ex-PM Khan claims, says he lives in ‘presidential suite’ inside Pakistani jail

  • ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Ataullah Tarar on Sunday denied jailed former prime minister Imran Khan’s claims that he was being denied basic prisoner rights in Pakistan, saying that the ex-premier’s “presidential suite” inside Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail was much better than several middle-clas...
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