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UAE, Qatar underperform, Saudi flat in early trade

DUBAI: Stock markets in the Gulf that are most exposed to foreign funds were the chief losers in early trade on Sunday, taking their cue from global bourses, where the mood was soured last week by growing tensions between the United States and North Korea. The Dubai index was down ...

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Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to #USsanctions

TEHRAN: Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to allocate $520 million to develop its missile programme to fight Washington’s “adventurism” and sanctions, and to boost the foreign operations of the country’s Revolutionary Guards. “The Americans should know that this was our first action,” said speaker Ali Larijani, after announcing an overwhelming majority ...

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Five killed in latest bloodshed in held #Kashmir

OCCUPIED SRINAGAR: Two Indian soldiers and three separatists were killed in an overnight gunbattle in occupied Kashmir, officials said Sunday, in the latest bloodshed in the disputed Himalayan territory. Hundreds of Indian soldiers and counter-insurgency forces surrounded Awneera, a village about 50 kilometres (32 miles) south of the main city ...

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At least six dead, dozens missing, in Indian landslide

SHIMLA: At least six people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India, an official said Sunday. The coaches had stopped for a tea break around midnight Saturday in Himachal Pradesh when ...

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Resurgent Federer advances to Montreal final

MONTREAL: Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance Saturday at the ATP Montreal tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final. The 36-year-old Federer blasted nine aces and lost just nine points on his serve as he extended ...

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Britain says will not stay in EU via ‘back door’

LONDON: After weeks of feuding, two key figures in Britain’s cabinet came together Sunday to say any post-Brexit transition would not be a “back door” to continued European Union membership. Finance minister Philip Hammond, who favours a softer, pro-business Brexit, and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, a hardline supporter of ...

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Interior Minister leaves for Quetta to review security situation

  ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Saturday, on the directives of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, left for Quetta in wake of the terror attack on security personnel and innocent civilians. According to a PM House statement, during his visit to Quetta, the interior minister would review the security situation ...

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COAS condemns attack on army truck in Quetta   

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has condemned the terrorist attack on the Army truck in Quetta saying that it was an attempt to mar Independence Day festivity in the country. “Our resolve (to fight the menace of terrorism) won’t succumb to any challenge,” the ...

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Azadi Train gets warm welcome in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A large number of people warmly welcomed the Azadi Train here at the Peshawar Cantt Railway Station on Saturday evening. The train sarted its country-wide journey earlier in the day from Margalla Station, Islamabad, where it was inaugurated by Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum ...

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