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Qatar’s dispute with Arab states lifts oil prices, may affect Moody’s credit rating

Qatar’s dispute with Arab states lifts oil prices, may affect Moody’s credit rating

News Desk Saudi Arabia and key allies on Monday cut ties with Qatar, the world’s top seller of liquefied natural gas (LNG), accusing it of supporting extremism and sending shockwaves through the energy industry. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain said they would sever all ties including transport links with […]

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

United says cockpit door codes may have been published online

By Reuters WASHINGTON:  Codes to gain access to United Airlines cockpits may have been made public, the carrier said on Monday, but it stopped short of confirming a report that a flight attendant inadvertently published the codes online in a potential threat to air security.The airline still could keep its flight decks secure through other […]

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

The trains and sea ports of China’s new Silk Road

AFP BEIJING:  China opened its Silk Road summit on Sunday to showcase its ambitious plans to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. President Xi Jinping hailed the initiative for a massive network of rail and maritime links – dubbed One Belt, One Road – as “a project of the century” in […]

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers. “Right now we are holding a referendum on April 16 and after that we could choose to do a second […]

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted militant of his US citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under […]

Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert

Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert

Humans may have transformed the Sahara from lush paradise to barren desert By Desk The stark difference between 10,000 years ago and now largely exists due to changing orbital conditions of the earth. PHOTO COURTESY: THE CONVERSATION Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and […]

Queen formally approves law giving UK PM May power to trigger EU exit talks

Queen formally approves law giving UK PM May power to trigger EU exit talks

Queen formally approves law giving UK PM May power to trigger EU exit talks By Agency Britain’s Queen Elizabeth welcomes Theresa May at the start of an audience in Buckingham Palace. PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Thursday formally granted Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger exit talks with the European Union, approving […]

Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say

Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say

Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say By AGENCY Scott Gow adjusts a tower clock on test at the Electric Time Company in Medfield, Massachusetts March 6, 2009. Daylight saving time begins in the United States at 2 am March 8. PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK: For most Americans, daylight saving time means only […]

White House says Israeli settlement construction may not be helpful to peace

White House says Israeli settlement construction may not be helpful to peace

WASHINGTON: The White House said on Thursday Israel’s building of new settlements or expansion of existing ones in occupied territories may not be helpful to achieving peace with Palestinians. “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their […]

Trump hosts first foreign leader as May visits White House

Trump hosts first foreign leader as May visits White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Donald Trump on Friday, the US presidents first official meeting with a foreign leader that is set to be dominated by talk of trade and security. After igniting a row this week with Mexico over his plans to build a border wall, Trump will likely […]

Harassment may cost three KP prosecutors job

Harassment may cost three KP prosecutors job

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa home and tribal affairs department has recommended the sacking of three prosecution directorate officials deported from Thailand recently over ‘sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour’. A case in this respect has been sent to the chief secretary’s office for action, officials of the home department and directorate of prosecution told Dawn on […]

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online. President Xi Jinping is overseeing an ambitious military modernisation program that includes stealth jets and aircraft carriers. The country has also […]