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February 20, 2018 12:00 AM UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

KHARTOUM: About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said on Monday. The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organised by the UN´s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), said the situation was a "cause of concern"

February 19, 2018 4:56 AM US gun lovers defend rights amid debate for more restrictions

MIAMI: Pistols, rifles and ammunition are on display at a gun show in Miami, where Mike Vallone is buying an AR-15, a firearm at the centre of debate on gun control as the weapon of choice of several mass shooters. Why would the 55-year-old, who already owns about 50 guns, want another one? “Because I choose to own them. I have the constitutional right

February 15, 2018 12:00 AM India rise to top in ODI rankings

DUBAI: After winning their first bilateral series in South Africa, India have climbed to the top of the ODI rankings for the third time in six months. India overtook South Africa - who will finish the ongoing series ranked second - after beating them by 73 runs in the fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth. India are also the top-ranked Test team. India had become

February 13, 2018 12:00 AM Remittances rise 3.55pc to $11.383bln in July-January

KARACHI: Workers’ remittances increased 3.55 percent to $11.383 billion during the first seven months of the current fiscal year (July-January), while on month-on-month basis, it fell 4.93 percent to $1.638 billion in January from the previous month, the central bank data showed on Monday. The rise in remittances can be attributed to continuous surge 4

February 11, 2018 1:37 AM Dollar falls on low demand

KARACHI: Falling demand for dollars in the open market has pushed its price below the target set by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The dollar traded as low as Rs111.20-Rs111.50 in the open market on Saturday - its lowest since touching the record high of Rs113. Earlier, the SBP asked the representatives of the exchange companies to bring down the dollar 1

February 8, 2018 12:00 AM China’s academic ranking benefits Pakistani students

BEIJING: Chinese Universities further upgraded their overall learning system to provide best possible education to students from Pakistan and other regional countries. In the ranking of more than 350 Asian universities, China claims almost one fifth of the entries. This is result of continuous efforts on the Chinese side bringing its educational level 6

February 8, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks post slight recovery in line with global equities

Stocks recovered slightly on Wednesday as investors tracked buying spree in global equities, while institutions accumulated index names betting on robust corporate earnings, dealers said. Analyst Ahsan Mehanti at Arif Habib Corp said stocks showed recovery on institutional speculations in the earnings season amid bullish rally in global equities 6

February 7, 2018 12:00 AM German industrial orders rebound

Frankfurt: Industrial orders in Germany rose strongly in December, data showed on Tuesday, underlining the strength of the recovery in Europe´s biggest economy, analysts said. After dipping in November, industrial orders increased by 3.8 percent month-on-month in December, federal statistics authority Destatis calculated in seasonal and calendar adjusted 6

February 7, 2018 12:00 AM US trade deficit rises to nine-year high on robust imports

WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit widened more than expected in December to its highest level since 2008, as robust domestic demand pushed imports to a record high, potentially putting pressure on the Trump administration as it renegotiates trade deals. The import-driven surge in the trade gap reported by the Commerce Department on Tuesday also suggests 8

January 30, 2018 6:28 PM No military solution to Afghan issue, reiterates Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reiterated that Islamabad supports all peace initiatives to resolve Afghan problem as there is no military solution to Afghan conflict. The spokesman said Quadrilateral Consultative Group involving Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States is the most appropriate forum to help take the Afghan owned and Afghan peace process 11