Yangon, Jan 12 : An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar’s Bago region early on Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. No damages or casualties were reported. The quake occurred at 12.56 a.m. with its epicentre at 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city, Xinhua news agency reported. Three shallow aftershocks occurred […]

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Riyadh, Jan 11 : Saudi Arabia plans to extradite its nationals living abroad and involved in corruption cases, the Sabq local online news reported on Thursday. Attorney General Shaikh Saud Al Mujab asserted that anti-corruption efforts would continue and suspects in corruption cases who fled the country would be brought back in cooperation with states […]

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New York, Jan 11 : Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest man, not just at present, but of all time. Both Bloomberg and Forbes have put Bezos on top of their billionaire lists. Bloomberg said Bezos’ net worth reached $106 billion while Forbes put it at $105 billion as of Wednesday, Xinhua […]

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Dubai, Jan 11 : Ride hailing applications in Saudi Arabia are preparing to hire Saudi female chauffeurs, months ahead of lifting a ban that prevents women from driving or owning driving licenses in the country, a CNN report said. The ride hailing applications Uber and Careem recruited their first female drivers in Saudi Arabia, after […]

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Islamabad, Jan 9 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said the strong relationship and cooperation will continue with China in various fields. Abbasi was talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office, the office said in a statement. “Deepening the strong bonds of friendship and […]

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Amman, Jan 7 : King Abdullah II of Jordan on Saturday called for intensified Arab efforts to support the Palestinians following a decision by US President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At a meeting with several Arab foreign ministers, the king said there was a need for more efforts to support […]

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Amman, Jan 6 : The Foreign Ministers of six Arab countries and the Secretary General of the Arab League on Saturday met in Jordan to discuss the next steps in response to US President Donald Trump’s decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The meeting was attended by the Foreign Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, […]

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Riyadh, Jan 6 : The Saudi police have arrested 11 princes for protesting at the ruling palace in Riyadh and defying orders to leave, a state-linked Saudi news website reported on Saturday. The princes protested over the decision of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to stop the government from paying the power […]

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Islamabad, Jan 6 : Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has declared himself mystified by the US threats to cut off funding, saying that Washington’s financial assistance was “very, very insignificant” and that Islamabad was “on the forefront of the war on terror”. In an interview with the Guardian, Abbasi said that reports about the […]

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