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Mango exports fetch $1.1m in five days

KARACHI: Pakistan has exported around 2,200 tonnes of mangoes, fetching $1.1 million, since the start of export season on May 20. All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association’s (PFVA) Research and Development Chairman Waheed Ahmed said mango was being exported to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates ...

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Footprints: Course charted by aliens

THIS scorching Saturday afternoon is just another day at the Karachi fish harbour. The place is swarming with fishermen, trolleys, ice and fish crates, and sweating labourers. Right away, I find the person I came for: I meet Sahibullah, an Afghan alien. “Take the first right and then go on ...

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US jets escort Air France plane after chemical weapon threats

Anonymous threats against a number of flights in the United States made jets escort an Air France plane to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. The threats claimed there were chemical weapons aboard multiple airplanes heading for different US cities on Monday, law enforcement officials said. The ...

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NATO and allies commence aerial drills over Arctic

NATO members and allies are taking part in large scale aerial wargames, dubbed the Arctic Challenge Exercise 2015 (ACE 2015), over northern Europe. The two-week long exercise, which kicked off on Monday, is headed by NATO member Norway and involves over 100 aircraft and 4,000 personnel. “The aim is to ...

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Yemen forces destroy four Saudi tanks in Jizan

The Yemeni army, backed by popular committee forces, has destroyed four Saudi tanks after storming a base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Jizan. Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported the development late on Monday. It also reported that the Yemeni army targeted three Saudi vehicles in the southwestern ...

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