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To curtail “Dollarisation” and inflationary pressure SBP hikes interest rate

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday has announced its monetary policy, raising the interest rate by 100 basis pointst-- to 13.5 percent. The move follows the agreement with the International Monetary Fund over a $6 billion loan package that comes with tough conditions aimed at cutting Pakistan's substantial fiscal and current account deficits and bolstering its shrinking currency...

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Utrecht shooting suspect taken into custody by Dutch police

UTRECHT: Dutch police arrested a Turkish man suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday. Utrecht police announced the suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, had been taken into custody. The city was put into lockdown after the shooting, shortly after the morning rush hour, which authorities initially said was...

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One dead in possible terror attack on Dutch tram

A gunman opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding several in what officials said was a possible terrorist incident. A body covered in a sheet was reportedly seen on the tracks as armed police and emergency services swarmed around the scene in one of the largest cities...

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PM Congratulates winner Quetta Gladiators, PCB and Security forces for successfully holding PSL

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan congratulated the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), all organisers and security forces for successfully holding Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Pakistan. The premier extended his congratulations to Quetta Gladiators---- the winner of PSL 2019 edition and his old time best friend from West Indies, the legendary Sir Viv Richards Moreover, he also...

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Christchurch terrorist charged with murder post-NZ shootings, no bail requested

CHRISTCHURCH: The white supremacist terrorist who launched a gun attack in mosques in New Zealand appeared in a local court early Saturday morning on murder charges. The right-wing extremist, identified as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was to be remanded in custody after his appearance at the Christchurch District Court, with no bail requested. He was charged with murder in a...

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Terrorist who attacked New Zealand mosque published racist manifesto, livestreamed shooting

CHRISTCHURCH: An Australian gunman involved in attacks on New Zealand mosques Friday that left at least 49 people dead published a racist manifesto on Twitter beforehand then livestreamed his rampage, according to an AFP online analysis. According to a report in news.com.au, the attacker identified himself as Brenton Tarrant on Twitter. The report said the 28-year-old is from New South Wales...

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40 dead, 20 badly hurt in New Zealand mosque attacks: PM Ardern

CHRISTCHURCH: Forty people were killed and 20 more were seriously injured in armed assaults on two Christchurch mosques Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. "It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," she said. "From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned." "Two explosive devices attached to suspect...

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US grounds Boeing 737 MAX amid growing safety concerns

The ban on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft became worldwide on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump joined Canada and other countries in grounding the aircraft amid mounting global fears for the jets´ airworthiness. US authorities said new evidence showed similarities between Sunday´s deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 and a fatal accident in Indonesia in...

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Britain and Brexit in chaos: parliament rejects May’s EU deal again

LONDON:  Britain’s parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to quit the European Union for a second time on Tuesday, deepening the country’s worst political crisis for generations, 17 days before the planned departure date. MPs voted against May’s amended Brexit deal by 391 to 242 as her last-minute talks with EU chiefs on Monday to assuage her critics’ concerns...

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Theresa May wins Brexit assurances from EU on eve of crucial vote

LONDON/STRASBOURG: Prime Minister Theresa May won legally binding Brexit assurances from the European Union on Monday in a last-ditch attempt to sway rebellious MPs who have threatened to vote down her divorce deal again. Scrambling to plot an orderly path out of the Brexit maze just days before the United Kingdom is due to leave on March 29, May rushed...

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Intelligence Embarrassment: Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived next to US Afghan base

Taliban founder Mullah Omar lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, according to a new book that highlights embarrassing failures of American intelligence. Washington believed the one-eyed, fugitive leader had fled to Pakistan, but the new biography says Omar was in fact living just three miles from a major US Forward Operating Base in his home...

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Ethiopia in National mourning as investigators search for clue about Airlines Boeing crash

Ethiopia will observe a national day of mourning Monday as investigators search for bodies and clues into the crash of a Nairobi-bound Boeing minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. Ethiopian Airlines said it will work with Boeing, the national civil aviation authority and international experts in trying to unravel what caused the brand new...

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Saudi foreign Minister due in India today

NEW DELHI: On Monday, Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir will visit India today. According to diplomatic sources, during his  his visit, the Saudi foreign minister will meet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Last week, Adel al-Jubeir's  made his visit to Pakistan during which he met Prime Minister Imran Khan,...

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IoK’s newspapers publishes blank front pages to register protest against denial of govt adds

SRINAGAR: On Sunday, many local newspapers in Indian-occupied Kashmir published blank front pages to protest the "unexplained denial of government advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader newspapers". According to the Kashmir Media Service, among the papers that published blank covers are the Kashmir Observer, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Vision and The Kashmir Monitor. The Kashmir Editors' Guild had earlier urged...

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Afghan situation does not merit US withdrawal: Top general

WASHINGTON: US forces have not yet been ordered to pull out of Afghanistan despite President Donald Trump's plan to end involvement there, the commander of American forces in the Middle East, said Thursday. "We have not been directed to withdraw. There are no orders to withdraw anything," Central Command chief General Joseph Votel told the House Armed Services Committee. "The...

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Indian policies undermining Muslims, other minorities: UN Human Rights chief

NEW YORK: United Nations Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet has warned India that its “divisive policies” have extensively marginalised Muslims and other minorities in the country. “India's narrow political agendas are marginalising Muslims and other minorities in an already unequal society," she said in her annual report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. “I fear that these divisive policies will...

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Pompeo played pivotal role in de-escalating India-Pakistan tensions: US State Dept

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played an “essential role” in de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, a top State Department official said. State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino, during his bi-weekly news conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, said, “Secretary Pompeo led diplomatic engagement directly, and that played an essential role in de-escalating the tensions between the two sides. He spoke...

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