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Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chairs an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, seeking to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Erdogan, whose country holds the rotating chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ...

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World changed for English cricket after Stokes incident: Cook

PERTH: Senior batsman Alastair Cook says the world has changed for English cricket in the wake of the damaging Ben Stokes affair, and warned the team cannot afford any more “mistakes”. The star all-rounder is currently banned from the international game while authorities probe his alleged involvement in a late-night ...

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Wall St hits record closing highs; banks rise

NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and the Dow registered record closing highs on Tuesday with a boost from bank stocks as investors eyed a potential cut in US corporate taxes and continued economic growth after strong inflation data. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose ...

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US, European stocks rise ahead of Fed announcement

NEW YORK: Equities rose on Wall Street and on major European bourses Tuesday, with US indices finishing at records again, as Congress made progress on the tax cut plan and amid expectations for higher interest rates. The Dow and S&P 500 ended at all-time highs for the third straight day ...

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CBOT corn ends lower on technical selling

CHICAGO: Chicago Board of Trade corn futures ended lower on Tuesday, with most-active March hitting a contract low on technical selling and profit-taking after the US Department of Agriculture’s monthly supply/demand report briefly lifted values. CBOT March corn settled down 1-1/4 cents at $3.47-3/4 a bushel after setting to a ...

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Govt making all-out efforts for delimitations bill: Musadik

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs Dr. Musadik Malik Tuesday said the government was making all-out efforts to get passed bill regarding delimitation from the Senate. All political parties present in the Parliament were being taken on-board to resolve the matter, he said talking to a ...

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World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

PARIS: The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to clean energy. “The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,” it said in a ...

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Education policy 2017 will be a milestone: Baligh

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Tuesday said that Education Policy 2017 will be a milestone in country’s education history. He stated this while addressing the participants of One-Day Consultative Workshop of Area Governments of Islamabad Capital Territory(ICT), AJK, Gilgit Baltistan and ...

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