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Pakistan’s trade deficit reaches $14.5b

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s has reported a trade deficit of $14.5 billion during the first half of the ongoing fiscal year due to declining exports and increasing imports,...

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Saudi Arabia planning hard measures to rein economy

RIYADH: The cost of living in Saudi Arabia has risen over the past year as the kingdom contends with lower oil prices and slashes to subsidies....

China hosts colorful ice and snow festival

HARBIN: Magnificent multi-coloured kingdom made entirely from ICE lights up the skyline at Chinese snow festival ARTISTS have created a breathtaking cityscape...

Top 5 halal startups for the Muslim world

ASTANA: According to FoodNavigator, the global halal market is currently worth US$1.1 trillion and is forecasted to grow to over US$1.6 trillion by 2018. Moreover, according...

Putin directly ordered to make Trump president

WASHINGTON: The US intelligence community concluded in a declassified report released Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting...

Asian stocks edge higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK: Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, underpinned by a firm Wall Street after minutes from the Federal Reserve's December meeting suggested a...

Google starts ISB-certified digital training for Indian businesses

NEW DELHI: Internet search giant Google has launched ‘Digital Unlocked’ a set of video tutorials to help small businesses in India get up to...

Intel to take stake in German mapping firm

FRANKFURT: U.S. chip maker Intel (INTC.O) will take a 15 percent stake in German digital mapping firm HERE, it said on Tuesday, as it...

Top 10 cheapest countries to live in 2017

Thinking about relocating in 2017? If you're looking for a super-thrifty place to live with dirt-cheap housing, low-cost groceries and wallet-friendly utility bills, look...

Sikh community leader killed in Afghanistan by extremists

KABUL: A prominent Sikh leader in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was shot dead by extremist gunmen on Thursday, the latest in a...

U.S. evicts Russian diplomats and imposes sanctions

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their...

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara

ANKARA: The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery on...

Uber, Tesla and PepsiCo CEOs join Trump business council

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla as well as Uber Technologies CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick and PepsiCo...

Syrian rebels surrender in Aleppo as truce begins

DAMASCUS: Syrian rebels prepared to withdraw from Aleppo on Wednesday after a ceasefire agreement that ended years of fighting in the city and gave...

Antonio Guterres sworn in as new UN Secretary General

NEW YORK: Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in on Monday as the ninth United Nations Secretary-General, pledging to personally help broker...

Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft vow to fight extremism

LONDON: Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The...

Saudi Arabia heading for a hard recession in 2017

RIYDAH: For the first time since 1999, Saudi Arabia is forecast to fall into an economic recession in 2017 according to a new research...

School education better in kazakhstan than Australia, report

ASTANA: The results of the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science (TIMSS) report— a four year global maths and science assessment for Year 4...

Far right extremists and neo-nazis aiming to rule Europe

VIENNA: So far 2016 has given us Brexit in United Kingdom, the election of Donald Trump in United States and rise of extremist right wing...

Oil prices dip on scepticism ahead of OPEC meeting

NEW YORK: Oil prices dipped on Tuesday on doubts that producer cartel OPEC will be able to hammer out a meaningful output cut during...

Russian propaganda spread fake news to help Trump win

NEW YORK: A new report suggests a “sophisticated” Russian propaganda campaign helped flood social media with fake news stories leading up to the US...

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NEW DELHI: India’s salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Sons Thursday appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran, the chief of its IT services unit, as the new chairman of its...