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Suicide Attacker Kills Nine in Jalalabad


NANGARHAR – A suicide attacker on Thursday in Jalalabad city killed at least 9 people and injured another 11, Nangarhar governor spokesperson, Attaullah Khogyani, said. A suicide attacker attacked a security check post in 6th Police District. A statement from Nangarhar governor office stated that those killed are included five …

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UNRWA Inhibited By ‘Turmoil, Conflict, Resource Constraints’: New Report


NEW YORK – A new assessment of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East was published Tuesday by the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN), finding that “overall, political turmoil, conflict, travel and trade restrictions, and resource constraints, have significantly inhibited UNRWA’s …

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EU Nations Live Well Beyond the Means of the Earth: Report


BRUSSELS – All 28 European Union (EU) countries are consuming Earth’s resources much faster than they can be replenished, and none of them has a sustainable consumption policy, a report by World Wide Fund (WWF) and Global Footprint Network (GFN) said on Thursday, as European leaders meet to discuss priorities …

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North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile: South Korean Military


SEOUL – The South Korean military said North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. The Associated Press reported Thursday. The projectile was fired at 4.30 pm (local time) from a location in North Korea’s northwest toward the east, the South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement, according …

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China Opposes US Unilateral Sanctions on Iran: Ministry of Commerce


BEIJING – China is opposed to unilateral US sanctions against Iran, and oil control measures will only worsen global energy market volatility, Reuters reported quoting the Ministry of Commerce. President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran on the revenue from its industrial metals exports in Washington’s latest …

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Pakistan Appoints IMF Official as the New Central Bank Governor

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s newly chosen governor of the central bank on Sunday joined the country’s economic team to negotiate a fresh loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is considered central to reviving the country’s badly ailing economy, Asian Review reported Monday. Reza Baqir, the …

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