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Pak, Sweden economic coop fruitful for mutual benefit: Nayyer ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Friday emphasized that Pakistan and Sweden need to further strengthen political contacts and fruitful economic cooperation for mutual benefit of two sides.He expressed these views in a meeting with Speaker of Riksdag (Swedish Parliament), Urban Ahlin in Stockholm, Sweden.Chairman Senate along with four members delegation of Senators is visiting Sweden on the invitation of Speaker of Swedish Parliament.He underscored the need for enhanced bilateral trade between the two sides and observed that there is a dire need to institutionalize the relationship through regular consultations and exchange of high level visits in different fields.He proposed to explore new avenues of cooperation to take the current level of trade to its fullest potential, says a message received here on Friday.During the meeting, matters relating to regional situation, especially Pakistan-India relations, Kashmir issue, Afghanistan and issue of terrorism also came under discussion.The Senate Chairman said ...

President urges youth to work for progress, prosperity of country BAHAWALPUR: President Mamnoon Hussain Friday urged the youth to work hard for progress and prosperity of the country and value the freedom achieved after many sacrifices.Addressing the 7th Convocation of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur here the President said Pakistani youth were very talented and new opportunities were waiting for them in future.He said that terrorism had caused heavy loss to Pakistan and all measures would be taken for its complete eradication.He said Pakistanis were ...

Ebola: timeline of a ruthless killer CONAKRY: From Guinea's forests to Sierra Leone's capital, here are key dates in the current Ebola epidemic, which since it emerged late last year has spread beyond its west African hotspots.According to the latest toll given by the World Health Organization (WHO), the worst ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever has left 4,877 dead out of 9,936 cases registered.Three countries have borne the brunt, with Guinea seeing 904 deaths, 2,705 deaths in Liberia, and Sierra ...

UN chief to visit Horn of Africa UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya next week, leading a delegation from six other international organizations to the volatile Horn of Africa region.The secretary-general will be joined by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and by officials from the African Union, the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank, a UN statement said Friday.While in Nairobi, Ban will ...

Car bomb kills 5 troops in Egypt's Sinai: security source CAIRO: A car bomb killed five Egyptian soldiers and wounded 16 others in an attack by suspected militants on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security officials said.Jihadists based in the Sinai have killed scores of policemen and soldiers since the army overthrew president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Iraq Kurds to send up to 200 fighters to Syria next week ARBIL: Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will next week send up to 200 fighters to aid the defenders of the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, an official announced Friday, drawing objections from some lawmakers.The town on the Turkish border has become a crucial battleground in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, which overran large parts of Iraq in June and also holds significant territory in Syria.Backed by air strikes from a US-led coalition, ...


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