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Global uncertainty on energy was pronounced in 2016: Saudi oil expert

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The year gone by was marked by huge uncertainty on the energy front with anti-globalisation events on one hand conflicting with the interconnectedness of the market as demonstrated by the volatility in global oil prices, a renowned...
Former Prime Minister is new President of Somalia

Former Prime Minister is new President of Somalia

Mogadishu, Feb 9  Former Prime Minster Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected the new president of Somalia after the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded his defeat after two rounds of voting.Farmajo garnered 184 votes against his closest contender...
India, US vow to boost defence ties

India, US vow to boost defence ties

Washington/New Delhi, Feb 9  India and the US have agreed to maintain the pace and momentum of their partnership, particularly in the defence ties, after US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke over phone with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, American...
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Morocco has 41.5 million mobile users

Rabat, Feb 7 : The number of mobile subscribers in Morocco reached 41.5 million at the end of 2016, an increase of 3.6 per cent over 2015, according to the country’s national telecom regulator ANRT.The penetration rate reached 122.6 per cent, the...
Afghan diplomat killed in firing in Karachi

Afghan diplomat killed in firing in Karachi

Karachi, Feb 6 An official of the Afghan consulate in this Pakistani city was shot and killed by a guard on Monday, Dawn reported.The Third Secretary at the consulate, Zaki Adu, was killed at the consulate in the Old Clifton area.Private security guard...
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Trump agrees to attend NATO summit in May

Washington, Feb 6  US President Donald Trump has agreed to attend the upcoming NATO summit slated to be held in May, after having repeatedly criticised the alliance and having called it “obsolete”, the media reported.Trump spoke with the...
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister likely to be envoy to US

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister likely to be envoy to US

Moscow, Feb 6  Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Antonov is the main candidate in fray to become Ambassador to the US, local media reported on Monday.Antonov could be appointed in the next few months, Russian Kommersant newspaper said citing four...
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Britain presents its Brexit policy document to Parliament

London, Feb 3  Britain’s government presented its formal Brexit policy document to Parliament’s lower chamber on Thursday, a day after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of giving the Prime Minister the power to trigger the withdrawal.The...
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Russian nuclear firm to foray into wind energy in Russia

Moscow, Feb 3  Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Thursday announced its foray into wind energy development through a partnership between its subsidiary OTEK with the Dutch firm Lagerwey.“Rosatom to partner Dutch company Lagerwey...
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Kuwaiti visa ban on 5 Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan

Kuwait City, Feb 2  Kuwait has suspended the issuance of visas for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.After US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning seven Muslim-majority countries last Friday, the Kuwaiti government...
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Saarc meeting begins in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Feb 2  The 53rd meeting of Saarc Programming Committee began here on Wednesday and could mark revival of the regional bloc following postponement of the 19th Summit that was scheduled in Pakistan in November last year after India and some...
India to spend Rs 150 crore on Chabahar port

India to spend Rs 150 crore on Chabahar port

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India will spend Rs 150 crore on the strategic Chabahar port in Iran, Rs 50 crore more than in last fiscal, apart from giving Rs 6,479 crore in aid to other countries. All this will flow out of the External Affairs Ministry’s...
New Zealand PM announces September election

New Zealand PM announces September election

Wellington, Feb 1  New Zealand will go to polls on September 23, Prime Minister Bill English announced on Wednesday.English took over as Prime Minister from John Key on December 12 after the latter resigned over family reasons.English, who made the announcement...
ISLAM KARIMOV’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

ISLAM KARIMOV’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Samarkand on 30 January on the occasion of the birthday of First President of our country Islam Karimov.  The Head of our state paid a tribute of respect to the memory of Islam Karimov...
Palestine President visits Pakistan

Palestine President visits Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 31  Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, officials said.Abbas, accompanied by a 17-member delegation including five ministers, will inaugurate the new Palestine embassy complex here, Xinhua...
Trump likely to issue executive order to limit H1-B visas

Trump likely to issue executive order to limit H1-B visas

Washington, Jan 31  US President Donald Trump is preparing to issue executive orders on the H1-B and other visas that are the life blood of Indian technology companies in the US, his spokesperson Sean Spicer has indicated raising the likelihood of stringent...
Miss France named Miss Universe 2016

Miss France named Miss Universe 2016

Manila, Jan 30  Miss France took her first walk as Miss Universe 2016 as she was announced the winner by host Steve Harvey at Mall of Asia Arena in Philippines. India’s Roshmitha Harimurthy couldn’t even make it to the top 15.Miss Universe...
Jordan signs $14.1 mn grant agreement with Kuwait

Jordan signs $14.1 mn grant agreement with Kuwait

Amman, Jan 30  Jordan signed a $14.1 million grant agreement with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury on Sunday, who signed the agreement, said the agreement will...
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Trump to welcome May as US-UK relation enters new era

Washington, Jan 27  US President Donald Trump will on Friday welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May, first foreign leader to visit the Oval Office.Both the new US President and the British Premier, who took office in July last year, have strong political...
Burj Khalifa to lit up in Indian Tricolour

Burj Khalifa to lit up in Indian Tricolour

Dubai, Jan 27  Burj Khalifa tower, the world’s tallest building located in Dubai, will be lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag on Wednesday and Thursday to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day, a media report said.The LED shows...
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