US urges Rouhani to end ballistic missile tests

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to dismantle Tehran’s “network of terrorism” and end ballistic missile testing, in Washington’s first reaction to his re-election. “What I would hope, is that Rouhani… use that (new) term to begin a process of dismantling Iran’s …

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Govt earmarks Rs180 billion for export promotion

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given a package of Rs180 billion for the promotion of exports. He said this in a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills in Islamabad. During the meeting, matters in respect of textile …

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Saad Rafique resolves to revamp century old railway system

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday expressed resolve to revamp century old railway system to turn it into an exalted institute. “Pakistan Railways may increase its role as regulator so that process of providing travelling facilities to passengers can be made easy, fast and comprehensive,â€� he …

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Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Ipsos poll

NEW YORK: Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation. The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38 percent of adults approved …

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Neymar left out of Brazil squad for Argentina friendly

Neymar and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against Argentina and Australia, coach Tite said on Friday, giving them a long summer break for the first time since 2013. The Barcelona striker has played a major tournament every summer …

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26 militants surrender to authorities in Balochistan

KHUZDAR: At least 26 militants surrendered to authorities in Khuzdar district of Balochistan on Friday. The surrendered militants, belonging to an outlawed organization, also included their commander, Omar Baloch. The militants laid down their arms during a ceremony at Kalat Scouts Camp. Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Naimatullah Khan Zehri, Commandant …

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Where now for Julian Assange?

LONDON: Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador’s London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s future could now follow many different paths. Swedish prosecutors said Friday that they were dropping a rape investigation into Assange because there was no …

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‘Antarctica will be a much greener place in the future’

MIAMI: Plant life is growing on Antarctica like never before in modern times, fueled by global warming which is melting ice and transforming the landscape from white to green, researchers said Thursday. Scientists studying moss in an area spanning 400 miles (640 kilometers) have found a sharp increase in growth …

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