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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to visit Saudi for a 2nd time?

ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on October 23, his second to the cash-rich kingdom in just over a month, a media report said Thursday as Pakistan tried to keep its economy afloat. Quoted unnamed sources, Geo News reported that Khan will visit Saudi Arabia for a day before his maiden visit to China from November 3. He is …

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Trump says it ‘certainly looks’ like journalist Khashoggi is dead

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it “certainly looks” like U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Khashoggi did not reappear from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 where he went to collect documents for his planned marriage. Turkish officials have said they believe the journalist, …

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Pakistan may not seek IMF bailout; seeking help from ‘friendly countries’: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan may not have to approach the IMF for loans as it has received “positive” responses from some “friendly countries”, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, days after Islamabad formally approached the global lender for a bailout to tide over the economic crisis. Talking to a delegation of senior …

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Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border after rocket attack on Beersheba city

YAD MORDECHAI (ISRAEL) Israel ramped up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force, a day after a Palestinian rocket destroyed a home in southern Israel. With the deployment clearly visible from main Israeli roads near the Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials …

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With few buyers, Iranian oil armada heads to China ahead of US sanctions

SINGAPORE/BEIJING An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast Dalian port this month and in early November before U.S. sanctions on Iran take effect, according to an Iranian shipping source and data on Refinitiv Eikon. A source from the National Iranian Tanker Company said …

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RSS shakhas can act as firewall to protect children: Satyarthi

NAGPUR Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday suggested that the RSS shakhas (branches), situated in almost all villages of the country, can serve as a firewall to protect children, especially girls. Stressing that women today were grappling with fear, threat and insecurity at home, workplace, localities and public places, Satyarthi said it was a “grave disrespect towards …

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No 2014-like wave in the country now: Uddhav Thackeray

MUMBAI In an apparent dig at the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said Thursday that there was no “wave” in the country like the one in 2014. In 2014, the BJP’s success in Lok Sabha elections had been widely attributed to a “Modi wave”. Thackeray was addressing party workers at …

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