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Asian markets mostly down, trade war fears back in headlines

Asian markets mostly down, trade war fears back in headlines

HONG KONG (AFP) – Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday with Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks sinking following a report that the White House is preparing to impose tariffs on all its Chinese imports, throwing the trade war back into the spotlight.The story added to skittishness across trading floors, where investors are already fretting over a […]

100 yrs of Horrible World War I – Here’s the Devastation and Destruction In Numbers

100 yrs of Horrible World War I – Here’s the Devastation and Destruction In Numbers

PARIS (AFP) – Millions of dead and millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned: the dizzying tolls from World War I are an indication of the scale and horror of the 1914-1918 conflict.A lack of reliable statistics from the 52-month war a century ago makes the figures difficult to pin down, accounting for the sometimes substantial […]

China won’t just play defense in trade war, Global Times warns

China won’t just play defense in trade war, Global Times warns

BEIJING: China will not be content to only play defense in an escalating trade war with the United States, a widely read Chinese tabloid warned, as President Donald Trump was expected to announce new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as Monday.Beijing may also decline to participate in proposed trade talks with Washington later […]

World on brink of trade war as US slaps tariffs on allies

World on brink of trade war as US slaps tariffs on allies

WHISTLER, Canada (AFP) – The world’s largest economies stood on the brink of all-out trade war as the EU, Canada and Mexico drew up retaliatory measures to Washington’s stinging steel and aluminium tariffs that came into effect on Friday. Washington angered its major allies by slapping duties of 25 percent and 10 percent on imports of […]

1.2bn children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination: study

1.2bn children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination: study

More than half of the world’s children are threatened by conflict, poverty or sexual discrimination, Save the Children said in a report published on Wednesday.Entitled “Many Faces of Exclusion”, the study ranked 175 countries in terms of the threat of child labour, exclusion from education, child marriage and early pregnancy.It found that 1.2 billion children […]

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ tops North American box office again

WASHINGTON  – The Disney blockbuster, featuring a string of Marvel superheroes out to save the universe from powerful purple alien Thanos (Josh Brolin), has had a cumulative take over three weeks of $547.8 million, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. Returning to their Marvel roles are Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Benedict Cumberbatch […]

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

Britain’s May to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss Yemen war with crown prince

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on Wednesday with its assertive crown prince over the kingdom-led war in Yemen, the second European leader to specifically seek him out as he amasses power. May’s visit is expected to include her asking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow humanitarian aid […]

Mideast crisis: Pakistan to stay neutral in Syria war

Mideast crisis: Pakistan to stay neutral in Syria war

Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD:  Last week, US President Donald Trump finally ordered direct attacks against Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s regime in the wake of suspected chemical attack in the rebel held town that killed over 80 people and shook the entire world. Trump did what his predecessor Barrack Obama could not. The direct intervention has […]

War hero Air Marshal Azim Daudpota passes away

War hero Air Marshal Azim Daudpota passes away

           Retired Air Marshal Azim Daudpota. – Former Air Marshal Azim Daudpota, celebrated as a hero of the 1965 War, passed away Monday at the age of 84 after battling a number of illnesses, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesperson said. ─Young War Hero:  “As a courageous pilot, a sincere professional […]

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war – sources

FILE PHOTO: Newly recruited Houthi fighters ride on the back or a truck during a parade before heading to the frontline to fight against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen January 3, 2017. AGENCY/File Photo REUTERS Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi’ite ally […]

China does not want to see trade war with US

China does not want to see trade war with US

China does not want to see trade war with US Agency China’s Premier Li Keqiang gestures as he arrives for a news conference after the closing ceremony of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.─Reuters China’s Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that Beijing does not want to […]