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IMF chief urges Arab states to cut spending

DUBAI: IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs. Speaking at the one-day Arab Fiscal Forum in Dubai, Lagarde welcomed “promising” reforms adopted by some Arab …

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Kim Jong Un invites South Korea’s Moon to Pyongyang

GANGNEUNG (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South s President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang Saturday, Seoul said, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang s Olympic charm offensive. The invitation, delivered by Kim s visiting sister …

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Israel jet crashes after ‘Iranian targets’ attacked in Syria

JERUSALEM: An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed in Israel Saturday as the air force was carrying out attacks against “Iranian targets” in Syria after intercepting a drone, a spokesman said. “IDF (Israel Defence Force) has targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the …

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Clean water provision case: SC summons Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The Supreme Court on Saturday summoned Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a case pertaining to clean water provision to public and appalling condition of hospitals. A three-member bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing of …

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Cannot work under Maryam’s leadership: Ch Nisar

TAXILA -UNS – Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Saturday reiterated that he cannot work under the leadership of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz due to which, he became silent on party matters. Addressing a press conference in Taxila, Ch Nisar clarified that …

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UAE, Switzerland being asked about Pakistanis’ assets

ISLAMABAD: The government has started negotiations with the UAE and Swiss governments to collect information regarding Pakistanis holding billions of dollars of offshore assets and bank accounts to bring these Pakistanis into the tax net. “We have started negotiations with authorities in Dubai and Switzerland …

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IAF officer arrested for allegedly sharing information with ISI

An Indian Air Force (IAF) official was arrested on Thursday for sharing classified information with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) after being “honey-trapped”, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday. Quoting M.M. Oberoi, a special commissioner of Delhi Police, Indian media reported that Group Captain Arun Marwaha, …

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Ex-coach of sexual abuse when she was 16: U.S. Olympic swimmer

NEW YORK-UNS : A former U.S. Olympic swimmer accused a former national team coach of sexually abusing her when she was 16, joining a chorus of young athletes in gymnastics and other sports who have come forward with similar allegations involving team officials, reported Reuters. …

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IHC slams IB chief over viral audio recording in Faizabad dharna

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Justice Shaukat Siddiqui on Friday slammed IB chief over the viral audio leak in which controversial remarks were made about the chief justice. Proceedings of the Faizaabad dharna took place at the Islamabad High Court which was presided over by Justice Shaukat …

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‘Policy to bring Pakistan under pressure won’t work’

WASHINGTON -UNS : Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that any policy to bring Pakistan under pressure would not work, as he emphasised on the importance of Pakistan-American relations. During the press conference, the interior minister said that Pakistan was conducting security operations against …

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