Riyadh, Jan 6 : Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered an inflation allowance for citizens to ease the expected rise in the cost of living after the newly enforced Value Added Tax (VAT). In a royal decree, issued on Friday night, the King ordered an annual bonus for civil and military personnel […]

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Dhaka, Jan 6 : A new UN study has revealed that over 90 per cent of the recent Rohingya refugee arrivals in Bangladesh are under-nourished despite receiving emergency food assistance. The World Food Programme (WFP) Rohingya Emergency Vulnerability Assessment and food security sector partners study in November and December 2017 raised concerns over limited access […]

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Dubai, Jan 5 : The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has joined the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the worlds greatest corporate sustainability initiative, becoming the first government utility to join the drive and adopt its 10 basic principles in the fields of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. DEWA said the move was in […]

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Islamabad, Jan 5 : Amid opposition calls for retaliation, the Pakistan government on Friday accused the US of betrayal and decried “arbitrary deadlines” and “unilateral pronouncements” after the Donald Trump administration suspended an estimated $1 billion in military assistance. In one of the harshest actions in years between the troubled allies, Washington moved to block […]

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Geneva, Jan 5 : UN experts have urged Iranian authorities to respect the rights of protestors and voiced concern over Tehran’s restriction of social messaging services. The joint statement by four Special Rapporteurs — expert advisers to the UN who work on a voluntary basis — issued on Friday by the UN agency for human […]

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Washington, Jan 5 : A 34-year-old Indian man has been arrested in the US for an alleged sexual assault on a woman passenger who fell asleep next to him on a flight. The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, was accused of abusing a 22-year-old woman seated by the window next to him while his wife was on […]

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Islamabad, Jan 5 : Two Hindu grain traders were shot dead by robbers in Sindh province of Pakistan on Friday. The victims were brothers and identified as Dileep Kumar and Chandar Maheshwari. The incident took place when they opened their shop in the grain market in Tharparkar district, the Express Tribune reported. According to the […]

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New York, Jan 5 : The US is suspending most aid to Pakistan because of its failure to curb terrorism enforcing President Donald Trump’s repeated warnings to Islamabad, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced on Thursday. The freeze covers most of the security aid to Pakistan and it follows the withholding of $255 million in […]

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Islamabad/New Delhi, Jan 4 : Pakistan on Thursday released a video in which alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav claimed he was not tortured in custody and accused an Indian diplomat of “yelling” at his mother and wife after they met him last month. India dismissed the recorded statement as a “propagandistic exercise” with no credibility. […]

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