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Pakistan finance minister blames ex-PM Khan for current economic meltdown

  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday blamed ousted prime minister Imran Khan for the present economic turmoil in the South Asian country, saying Khan ignored public problems and remain busy in “political persecution” in his tenure. Khan, who was ousted in a no-trust...
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Saudi Arabia’s Qemam festival becomes an annual showcase for the world’s mountain tribal cultures

  • ABHA: For centuries, mountain tribes have maintained their traditional way of life in some of the world’s most isolated places, preserving a distinctive linguistic and cultural heritage that is rarely seen or heard by wider society.  That is why Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Asir region re...
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Biden names former Covid aide as new White House chief of staff

  • WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Friday named his former top Covid-19 aide Jeff Zients to White House chief of staff — one of the most crucial positions in an administration gearing up for a likely re-election campaign. Zients replaces Ron Klain, who saw Biden through the first two years of ...
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Seven killed in synagogue attack as West Bank violence spirals

  • JERUSALEM: A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised the l...
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Pakistan’s ousted PM raises ‘national security’ concerns amid deteriorating economy

  • ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Imran Khan said on Friday he was concerned the country’s deteriorating economic situation was likely to threaten its national security, adding anyone coming to Pakistan’s financial rescue was likely to “ask for something in return.” Khan issued the statement h...
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Cybersecurity expert stresses need for measures to combat cybercrime

  • KUWAIT: A US cybersecurity expert says preventive measures must be developed to combat increasing rates of cybercrime that poses a real threat to companies and institutions worldwide. “Prevention is the most efficient and least expensive method, financially and morally, compared to reaction me...
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Mutual strength: The special relationship between Pakistan and UAE

  • Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE is currently on a private visit of Pakistan. In an unusual gesture, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif travelled to South Punjab to himself receive the important guest. The two leaders subsequently discussed the regional situation and imp...
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Malala Fund project brings children to schools in impoverished Pakistani district known for dropouts

  • MITHI: In a remote southern region of Pakistan long known for high rates of school dropouts, enrollment has seen an “unprecedented” rise thanks to a Malala Fund-backed initiative that has improved the condition of schools, increased the number of female teachers and carried out door-to-door awa...
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Aiming to counter ‘extremism,’ Pakistan Youth Festival unites young talent in port city of Karachi 

  • KARACHI: The Pakistan Youth Festival, which is showcasing Pakistani talent in different fields in the southern port city of Karachi, aims to counter “extremism” by engaging young talent in sports and cultural activities, the festival’s organizer said on Thursday.  Celebrating 76 years of...
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Pakistan among nations EU threatens with visa restrictions for refusing to take back migrants

  • STOCKHOLM: EU interior ministers reached “consensus” Thursday to warn outside countries refusing to take back irregular migrants they risked tighter visa restrictions to Europe, Sweden’s migration minister said.  Ministers agreed that the tool, in place since 2020, “should be fully used”...
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