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Car crash in upstate New York leaves 20 dead: media

(Reuters) – A limousine carrying a wedding party collided with another vehicle in upstate New York, killing 20 people, media reported on Sunday. The crash occurred on Saturday evening in Schoharie, about 38 miles (61 km) west of Albany, on Route 30, the Albany Times-Union reported. National Transportation Safety Board ...

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Nation marks 13th anniversary of 2005 deadly earthquake

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The 13th anniversary of the devastating earthquake of October 8, 2005 that hit Azad Kashmir and Northern Pakistan is being observed across the country today (Monday). The day started with special prayers in mosques and Quran khawani for the earthquake victims. Large number of people including ...

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ADB announces $7.1bn financial package for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Sunday announced a $7.1-billion financial package for Pakistan, saying it would help the country “achieve inclusive and sustainable growth” over the next three years. “ADB plans to significantly increase the country’s sovereign operations to $7.1bn over three years,” Wencai Zhang, vice ...

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Senate session to resume today

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times): The Senate will resume its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad today (Monday). Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani will chair the session. According to agenda, several bills will be introduced in the House, while four resolutions and same number of motions regarding matters of national, international and ...

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Talks between Pakistan, FATF officials start today

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The final round of talks between Pakistan and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin in Islamabad today (Monday). FATF delegation which reached Islamabad on Sunday will hold meetings with officials of the ministries of finance and interior, the financial monitoring unit and the State Bank ...

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Pakistan to reopen Jalalabad consulate after Afghan assurance

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Pakistan on Sunday has decided to resume operations of Jalalabad consulat after the resumption of security measures in Afghanistan. On September 1, Pakistan had temporarily shut down its Consulate General in Jalalabad City in Nangarhar province for an indefinite period to protest local officials’ intervention in ...

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Wife of Israeli premier goes on trial for fraud

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gone on trial for using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of catered meals. Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday for the first hearing in the fraud trial against her, in which she is ...

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