Saudi investments to aid cash-strapped Pakistan

DUBAI, Feb 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A record investment package being prepared by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan will likely provide welcome relief for its cash-strapped Muslim ally, while also addressing regional geopolitical challenges, analysts say. At the heart of the investment is a reported $10 billion refinery and oilcomplex in the strategic Gwadar Port on the […]

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Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib to go on trial over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling coalition and reverberated around the world. The former prime minister and his cronies are accused of stealing US$4.5 billion from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a […]

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Turkey condemns China’s treatment of Uighurs

ANKARA, Feb 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Turkey condemned China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as “a great embarrassment for humanity,” adding to rights groups’ recent criticism over mass detentions of the Turkic-speaking minority. “The systematic assimilation policy of Chinese authorities towards Uighur Turks is a great embarrassment for humanity,” Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami […]

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Bangladesh Receives 23 Mln USD Orders At Largest Annual Fair

DHAKA, Feb 10 (NNN-XINHUA) —Bangladesh exporters have received spot orders worth around 2 billion taka (23.8 million U.S. dollars) from international buyers at the the 24th edition of the country’s largest Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) that ended Saturday. It was nearly 400 million taka (4.77 million U.S. dollars) higher compared with that of the previous year, Bangladeshi Commerce […]

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India: 72 Killed After Consuming Illicit Liquor

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (NNN-XINHUA) — The death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor in northern India has risen to 72, officials has said. According to officials, in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh 36 deaths have taken place owing to the consumption of spurious alcohol. “As of now at the district hospital here 46 post-mortems were carried out and […]

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Five dead, three rescued in Kashmir avalanche

SRINAGAR, Feb 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Three policemen were rescuedwhile five other bodies were recovered from an avalanche that buried10 people in Indian-administered Kashmir following two days of heavysnowfall, police said. The avalanche hit a fire emergency facility late Thursday in the Banihalarea of the Kashmir valley. Six police, two prisoners and two other personnel had […]

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US envoy to meet with North Korea again ahead of Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a second much-anticipated summit in Hanoi, as preparations kick into high gear for the peace talks. Trump announced the exact location on Twitter — only the country, Vietnam, was previously known — for the follow-on to […]

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New Zealand village “in hands of God” as fire threatens

WELLINGTON, Feb 10 (NNN-AGENCIES) — An entire village of more than 3,000 people was evacuated in New Zealand as a huge bushfire threatenedhouses, and firefighters said they were “in the hands of God”. A state of emergency has been declared Saturday around the town of Wakefield as the fire, which has had been raging across […]

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Bangladesh wants “safe haven” for Rohingyas in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (NNN-BSS) — Bangladesh wants a “safe haven” for theforcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Rakhine state by ensuring their safe, secured and dignified repatriation under the monitoring of India, China and other ASEAN nations. “We want a safe haven for the Rohingya people in Myanmar’s Rakhine stateand that haven has to be […]

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Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

BANGKOK, Feb 9 (NNN- AGENCIES) – The Thai Raksa Chart party on Saturday withdrew the candidature of Princess Ubolratana for the prime minister’s post of the country, hours after her brother, the King of Thailand, called her nomination inappropriate. The party said in a statement that it would submit to the royal order out of […]

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