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Suspected Russian raids kill 25 civilians in Syria BEIRUT: A suspected Russian air strike on Idlib city and province in northwest Syria on Tuesday killed at least 25 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.The raid hits several areas mostly controlled by rebel groups, the Britain-based Observatory said. Russia is the Syrian regime's main ally in its war against rebels and militants.      Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Socio-economic growth, peaceful neighbourhood vital for sustainable development: Sartaj ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said the government believed in policies of socio-economic growth and in peaceful neighbourhood to ensure sustainable development and poverty eradication.Addressing a seminar organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here, Aziz stressed that optimum utilization of resources besides economic and social development were significant for poverty eradication.The Adviser said Pakistan was pursuing the policy of trade over aid and urged upon the developed countries to ensure meting out fair treatment to developing states in their policies.He said ...

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Merkel to ready troops for 2017 election battle         ESSEN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due Tuesday to outline her battle strategy to counter a wave of populism that has consumed key allies abroad, as she launches into campaign mode for next year's elections.Merkel, who has led Germany for 11 years, last month declared that she will run again for the country's top job but acknowledged that the poll will be "more difficult than any before it".Party faithful of her centre-right Christian Democratic Union gathering at a two-day annual congress in ...

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RECORDER REPORT: PSX mid day update   KARACHI: On Monday, until mid day, KSE-100 Index was at 43510.61 with a positive change of 239.71 and volume of 61,332,070 shares.High and Low were 43587.01 and 43270.90 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 186,723,430 shares with 353 total traded companies out of which 215 were up, 124 were down and 14 were unchanged.COMMERCIAL BANKS was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 32,591,800 shares. It was followed by TEXTILE COMPOSITE with a total traded volume of ...

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Raul Castro swears to defend revolution after Fidel death   SANTIAGO DE CUBA: Cuban President Raul Castro pledged at a massive rally in honor of his late brother Fidel on Saturday that he will defend the socialist revolution on the communist-ruled island."We swear to defend the fatherland and socialism," Raul Castro said as he led tens of thousands of people into reciting the pledge in Santiago de Cuba, on the eve of the communist icon's burial in the eastern city.The president also said his brother's dying wish was that no ...