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KSA names new energy minister in cabinet reshuffle

RIYADH-UNS : Saudi Arabia has appointed Khalid al-Falih, chairman of the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, as its new energy minister, replacing Ali al-Naimi, who had held the post since 1995. A royal decree quoted on state television said the petroleum ministry had been renamed …

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Saud Arabia unveils sweeping plans to end ‘addiction’ to oil

RIYAD-(Reuters/UNS) – The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia’s economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdom’s “addiction” to oil and transforming it into a global investment power. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the world’s top oil exporter expects state …

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‘China-Pakistan economic corridor to be extended to Red Sea,Africa’

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD : Pakistan and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend China-Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) to Red Sea and Africa.   This was agreed in a meeting between Federal Minister Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal  Engr Adil Al Faqih, Saudi Minister for Economic …

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Syria regime says Assad ouster ‘red line’ ahead of peace talks

GENEVA (AFP) – Syria’s warring sides clashed over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday.With the government vowing his ouster remains a “red line” for looming peace talks while the opposition vowed to see him go — dead or alive. The UN-brokered, indirect negotiations …

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CM Khattak Orders Action Against Illegal Afghans In KP

SWABI: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the police to start operation against Illegal Afghans living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was talking to newsmen after attending a ceremony at KarnalSher Khan Cadet college here on Saturday. The chief minister said that he has directed the …

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Indh Assembly Passes Criminal Prosecution Service (Amendment) Bill

KARACHI: Amid strong protest by the opposition parties, the Sindh Assembly Friday passed criminal prosecution service amendment bill 2016, empowering the provincial government to withdraw any case from any court including anti-terrorism court. The provincial Assembly turned into a fish market when the deputy speaker …

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Govt urged to address Balochistan’s concerns on CPEC

ISLAMABAD: An All-Party Conference (APC) held in Islamabad to take up Balochistan’s reservations over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The PAC was hosted by Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the leader of Balochistan National Party-Mengal Group (BNP-M). The conference was attended and addressed by Jamiat Ulema Islam …

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Pakistan Shall Adopt Neutral Stance On Saudi-Iran Crisis: Asfandyar

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) Chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has said Pakistan should adopt a neutral stance in Saudi-Iran conflict. The ANP chief said that the Iran and Saudi Arabia should create a common ground in order to diffuse the lingering tensions. He feared that …

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Opposition Submits Resolution In Sindh Assembly Against Speaker Behaviour

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly session on Monday was adjourned till Tuesday amid protest and tumult by the opposition. The session headed by speaker Agha Siraj Durrani started after a delay of 40 minutes however; only 11 members were present in the assembly at that time. …

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Emergency should be declared in Sindh with immediate effect: Khawaja Izharul Hassan

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Monday said that the security situation in Sindh is deteriorating and MQM is the only party that has consistently raised its voice against the Taliban. While addressing the media, the MQM MPA said that emergency …

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