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Chinese ship, trade convoy reach Gwadar port

GWADAR: The first trade convoy carrying Chinese goods for export through the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and a Chinese ship arrived at the port here on Friday. Official sources confirmed the anchoring of the ship at the port and said another vessel was expected to arrive ...

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March to main Srinagar mosque foiled

MUZAFFARABAD: Indian authorities disallowed weekly prayers at Srinagar’s historical Jamia Masjid for the 18th consecutive week on Friday by imposing strict restrictions in various parts of the city, reports said. A call for a march to the grand mosque, located in Nowhatta area in downtown Srinagar, had been given by ...

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‘CPEC posing challenges to domestic industry’

ISLAMABAD: Small industries have expressed concern over concessions given to foreign companies under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and free-trade agreements with different countries. In a meeting with a senior official of the Ministry of Industries on Friday, local manufacturers under the aegis of the Organisation for Advancement and Safeguard ...

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South Africa’s Zuma secures vote of confidence for third time

South African President Jacob Zuma has survived a no-confidence vote, the third in less than a year, over what the opposition called “reckless leadership.”   “I think the no’s have it,” Deputy Speaker of Parliament Lechesa Tsenoli ruled on Thursday, after lawmakers of Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC), which controls ...

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‘Very unfair’: Trump reacts as protests surge across US

President-elect Donald Trump fired back on social media after demonstrators in both red and blue states hit the streets for another round of protests, showing outrage over the Republican’s unexpected win. Demonstrations occurred from Portland, Oregon, to Chicago, to New York and parts in between and each typically drew a ...

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Muslim world in denial about HIV spread: expert

KARACHI: The incidence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is on the rise in the Muslim world, which is still living in denial over the reality of a potentially deadly infection, said South Africa-based paediatrician with interest in HIV research Dr Akhtar Hussain, who is on a visit to Karachi to ...

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