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Turkey PM unveils plan to boost struggling tourism sector

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday announced a multi-million-dollar aid package for the country’s struggling tourism industry which has been hit by a crisis with Russia and security concerns. Davutoglu said that a total of 255 million Turkish lira ($86.5 million) in financial …

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Syria opposition gives ‘conditional’ acceptance of ceasefire

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syria s main opposition grouping said it accepted a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia on Monday if humanitarian “conditions” were met. The statement by the Riyadh-based High Negotiations Committee came hours after Moscow and Washington said a ceasefire …

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Obama,Putin discuss Syria ceasefire: White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama called Russia s Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss the terms of a ceasefire to take effect in Syria on February 27, the White House said, cautioning that the road ahead would not be easy. “This is a …

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More than 150 people killed in IS blasts in Syria as US, Russia push truce

SAYYIDA ZAINAB: A string of suicide bombings near a Shia shrine outside Syria’s capital and in Homs claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group killed more than 150 people Sunday, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire. Near Damascus, a car bombing …

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Pakistan at tenth place in list of world’s largest arms importers for 2015

BEIJING: Pakistan was the tenth largest arms importer in the world in 2015, down one spot from number nine the previous year, a military think tank database reveals, while Saudi Arabia was the leading arms importer in the world, followed closely by India. The Stockholm …

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China industrial overcapacity damaging global economy

BEIJING: China’s overcapacity in heavy industries is wreaking “far-reaching” damage on the global economy, with steel production “completely untethered” from market demand, the European Union Chamber of Commerce of China said Monday. The Asian giant’s steel industry makes more than the next four largest producers …

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The next UN secretary general

By the end of 2016, when Ban Ki-moon’s second term ends, the UN General Assembly will appoint the next secretary general “upon the recommendation of the Security Council”. The UN Charter describes the secretary general as the “chief administrative officer” of the world organisation who …

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Russia warns Assad on vow to retake all of Syria

MOSCOW – Russia’s envoy to the UN on Friday warned long-term ally President Bashar al-Assad over his vow to retake all of Syria, saying he faced dire consequences if he did not comply with Moscow over the peace process. “Russia has invested very seriously in …

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Pakistan lifts sanctions on Iran

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lifted sanctions on Iran pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2231, said a statement issued here on Friday. The modalities for lifting of sanctions were finalized in an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Minister of Finance, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, it …

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Turkey blames Kurdish militants for Ankara bomb

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq. A car laden with explosives …

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