Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

Islamabad, Nov 23  Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his “leave of absence” was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Dar was relieved on Wednesday of his three roles, including his portfolio in the Finance Ministry and has been informed of the…

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Trump praises US troops in Thanksgiving message

Washington, Nov 24  President Donald Trump highlighted how the US military was “really winning” since he took office as he spoke to five branches of the military serving overseas via satellite on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, the media reported.

After sending out two tweets on Thursday praising his own…

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Mitsubishi Materials shares plunge after fake data scandal

Tokyo, Nov 24  Shares of Mitsubishi Materials, a division of one of Japan’s biggest conglomerates, plunged over 8 per cent on Friday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after admitting that its subsidiaries had falsified technical specifications of their products.

At 10.30 a.m., an hour and a half…

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Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 23  The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmud Ali and Minister for the Office of the…

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Suicide attack on Afghan demonstration kills 8

Kabul, Nov 23 At least eight people were killed and another 17 wounded on Thursday in a suicide attack on a group of demonstrators gathered in support of a former police chief in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, officials said.

The attack occurred around 2.30 p.m. in front of…

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