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China to provide financial assistance package to Pakistan, says Finance Minister Asad Umar

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday that China had promised at the highest level to help address his country's financial problems through an assistance package.

Pakistan: Thousands of bank accounts compromised, money stolen due to hacking

Officials of cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) said they launched a probe after complaints by several individuals.

UNESCO tracks inquiries into journalist killings

UNESCO said its observatory, which tracks nearly 1,300 killings going back to 1993, went live last Friday to coincide with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

UK will not agree Brexit deal at any cost: Prime Minister Theresa May

Negotiations have stepped up with Brussels as London seeks a divorce agreement within weeks, to allow time for it to be passed by parliament before Brexit day on March 29, 2019.

16 Nigeria troops missing after Boko Haram attack

The incident began when gunmen in several trucks attacked a military base and a local market in the town of Kukawa late on Monday, briefly forcing troops out of the base.

US mid-term polls: GOP aims to keep Senate control, aided by Donald Trump-friendly map

Democrats' longshot prospects for capturing a Senate majority were pinned on hopes of their supporters surging to the polls.

Voting begins in crucial midterm polls in US

Tens of thousands of Americans began voting in the midterm elections in the US on Tuesday after a divisive campaign for the crucial polls, whose outcome would determine the next two years of Donald Tr

Major security breach in Pakistan, data of almost all banks hacked: Cyber crime official

In a shocking revelation, Director of cyber crime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Capt Mohammad Shoaib said: "According to a recent report we have received, data from almost all Pakista

US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Immigration, health care, jobs. The extraordinary US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump, the man who isn't even

New Zealand fisherman’s ocean rescue of toddler ‘miraculous’

A New Zealand fisherman plucked a toddler from the ocean in a ``miraculous'' rescue after thinking he was watching a doll float past. Gus Hutt was at the beach checking his fishing lines at about 7:15

Donald Trump makes last ditch effort to retain House majority as Americans vote in crucial mid-term polls

President Donald Trump made a last-ditch effort to retain majority in the US House of Representatives as he appealed to his supporters across the country to "get out and vote" for his Republican par

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurates China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations between the two neighbouring countries.

China’s richest man has this advice for Donald Trump, Xi Jingping on trade war

Chinese tycoon and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma said that he really hated the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing and called it the "most stupid thing in this world".

Cathay Pacific Airways faces probe over massive data breach

Hong Kong's privacy commissioner will launch a compliance investigation into Cathay Pacific Airways over a data breach involving 9.4 million passengers, saying the carrier may have violated privacy ru

Top US State Department official in Pakistan for crucial talks on bilateral and regional issues

A top US State Department official is in Pakistan for another round of talks with top officials about bilateral and regional issues, including the peace process in Afghanistan.

United Nations recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in past three months

The UN has received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, involving 77 victims, between July and September across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing i

Saudi Arabia grilled at UN rights review session over Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia expressed "regret and pain" over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and asserted its commitment to achieving the "highest possible standards" in human rights in the country as it w

Easing tensions, US, China to hold top-level security talks

The United States and China will hold top-level security talks on Friday, the State Department announced, in a sign of easing tensions after months of escalation over trade and regional disputes.

Mike Pompeo to meet top aide to Kim Jong Un on Thursday

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in New York on Thursday, the State Department said.

China’s services imports to exceed $2.5 trillion in 5 years

China's cumulative services imports are expected to exceed $2.5 trillion in the next five years, a Ministry of Commerce (MOC) report said on Tuesday.

Probably no meeting with Vladimir Putin in Paris, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he is "not sure" of having a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Paris, where the two leaders are scheduled to attend World War I comme

Chinese Vice President Wang says Beijing ready for U.S. talks, work for trade solutions

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose further tariffs on $267 billion of Chinese imports into the United States if the two countries cannot reach an agreement on trade, ahead of his exp

Donald Trump says would prefer softer tone as president but has “no choice”

Donald Trump said on Monday he wished he had taken a softer tone in his first two years as U.S. president, even as he continued to bash individual Democrats and fan fears over immigration while campai

US and China to hold diplomatic and security dialogue on Friday

The United States and China will hold a senior-level diplomatic and security dialogue in Washington on Friday.

Aluminum trade groups urge U.S. tariff exemptions for Canada, Mexico

Aluminum associations from the United States, Canada and Mexico urged their governments on Monday to reach a deal to eliminate U.S. tariffs on aluminum from Canada and Mexico without imposing any impo

Donald Trump not sure if he will meet Vladimir Putin in Paris

Trump added that he and Putin will be meeting at the G-20 Summit, which will be held at the end of this month in Argentina. 

US-China trade war: Xi vows to raise imports amid row with US

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Monday to lower tariffs, broaden market access and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting fricti

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