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Somalia steps up security in Mogadishu ahead of election

        Somali authorities have begun a lockdown of Mogadishu in order to step up security across the capital ahead of a planned presidential election. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Haamud, Somalia’s police commander, said on Tuesday that security forces had blocked main roads and barred vehicles from driving near ...

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Govt efforts yielding positive economic results: PM Nawaz

            SHEIKHUPURA :Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited the Bhikki power plant in Sheikhupura and personally monitored its progress on Wednesday. He was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. While addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM Nawaz said the hardwork is being paid off as ...

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Saudi Aramco picks Israel-linked banker

        Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Aramco) has chosen the New York-based boutique investment bank Moelis & Co to advise on its initial public offering, reports say. The sale of the world’s biggest oil company is the latest of several moves by the Saudi government to generate revenues ...

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Daesh commander killed near border with Syria

        Lebanese security authorities say a high-profile member of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has been killed in an explosion targeting his vehicle near the northeastern town of Arsal on the border with conflict-plagued Syria. An unnamed security source told Beirut-based and English-language Daily Star that Ahmed Wahid al-Abed was ...

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Philippines coast guard seeks US, China help over piracy

The Philippines’ coast guard and Defense Ministry plan to seek assistance from China and the US in securing a major regional waterway amid concerns that pirates are expanding their activities there. The Philippines coast guard authorities expressed fear on Wednesday that the Sibutu Passage sea lane between Malaysia’s Sabah state and ...

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Iran minister: No problem for oil talks with Saudis

        Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran has no problem for talks with Saudi Arabia in order to stabilize the oil market as he praises OPEC commitment to production cuts.  “We have no problem to continue talks with Saudi Arabia on further coordination at the OPEC level,” ...

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