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Heart of Asia conference held in Amritsar isolating Pakistan

AMRITSAR: India hosted the sixth Heart of Asia - Istanbul process of Afghanistan ministerial conference on Sunday in Amritsar with delegates from 45 countries....

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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...

China forces Xinjiang Muslims to surrender their passports

XINJIANG: Chinese authorities have started confiscating passports from Muslims in the Northwestern province of Xinjiang, claiming the measure is to combat terrorism. All residents in...

Asian stocks steady as dollar pulls back

SINGAPORE: Asian stocks steadied on Friday as the Thanksgiving break in the United States pegged the dollar's relentless surge that had sucked capital out...

UN passes resolution on entrepreneurship

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on Friday concerning global entrepreneurship, innovation and development. The resolution, entitled “Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development,” passed...

Prankster posing as Kyrgyz President tricks Ukrainian President

BISHKEK: On November 2, the Ukrainian President's press office published information about a telephone conversation between Poroshenko and his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev, Xinhua...

Businessman Trump beats Cliniton in US elections

NEW YORK: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has pulled off a shocking US election victory to defeat the longstanding establishment candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday...

Australian woman kidnapped in Afghan capital, Kabul

KABUL: An Australian woman working for a non-governmental organisation in Afghanistan has been reported kidnapped in the capital Kabul on Saturday (local time), officials...

EGYPT TURNS TO IRAN FOR OIL INSTEAD OF SAUDI

CAIRO: Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla was on his way to Iran on Sunday to try to strike new oil deals, sources close...

The British pound seriously hit post Brexit

LONDON: The British pound has become the the biggest victim of the Brexit debate, falling 18 percent against the dollar since the British voted...

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