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Saudi Arabia allows women to open their business ventures without male consent

The policy change announced by the Saudi government also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades, according to the report published in the Dawn. Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a ...

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Plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran

Plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran : TEHRAN, Iran, February 18: An Iranian commercial aircraft carrying 66 people crashed on Sunday in southern Iran, a semi-official news agency reported. There was no immediate word on casualties. The ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620 kilometers ...

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Iran signals it’s open for business, woos India Inc with easier FDI norms

New Delhi Last Updated at February 17, 2018 17:09 IST Iran has pitched itself as an untapped market with reformed foreign direct investment policies for Indian firms at a time Iran signals it’s open for business, woos India Inc with easier FDI norms India is planning to allow investments into Iran through the Rupee.”Iran is a stable and desirable market for meeting a ...

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Russia-Trump inquiry: Russian foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Speaking at a major security conference in Germany, Mr Lavrov said he would not comment further until he saw “facts”.The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller are seen as a major development in his continuing probe into ...

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36 dead as tank battle rocks Yemen’s ‘coup-hit’ Aden

At least 36 people have been killed and 185 wounded in two days of heavy fighting between separatists and government troops in Yemen’s interim capital of Aden, the Red Cross said. Heavy fighting intensified at night after the two sides used tank and artillery on the second day of an attempted “coup” in the southern port city, military sources said. ...

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Modi to open India-assisted centre to train diplomats during Palestine visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Palestine Institute Diplomacy, a centre to train diplomats of that country built with Indian assistance of $4.5 million when he visits the country on February 9, a government official said on conditions of anonymity. “This centre is latest example of India-Palestine cooperation, especially in the area of capacity building and its coming up ...

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Pakistan-based IT firm sold thousands of fake degrees to UK citizens

ISLAMABAD CNN 18 Jan 2018 : A BBC investigation has revealed that “Axact”, which claims to be the world’s largest Information Technology (IT) firm, sold bogus professional degrees to thousands of UK nationals. Following a raid and sealing of Axact offices after The New York Times had unearthed the fake degrees scam in May 2015, it was believed that the bogus degrees ...

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Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

Religious leader forbids building of anti-Islamic idols that might resemble human beings, after winter storm in north of country A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic. Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after ...

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China defends Pakistan against Trump’s barb

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Pakistan had made “sacrifices” in combating terrorism and the international community should notice the efforts made by Islamabad. A day after US President Donald Trump blasted Pakistan for squandering billions of American aid meant to flush out terrorism and pledged to give it no more money, Beijing on Tuesday defended Islamabad on expected lines. The ...

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Pakistan prohibits Hafiz Saeed outfits from taking charity

CNN Kashmir|02 Jan 2018| Pakistan has prohibited collection of donations by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) as well as several such organisations named in a list of banned outfits by the UN Security Council. The decision was taken by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), the financial regulatory agency under the finance ...

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