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Pakistan’s central bank tightens currency movement

Islamabad: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has taken stringent measures to tighten currency movement within the country amid depreciation of the national currency following the grey-listing of Pakistan by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Please like & share: Read More »

Death toll from Thai tourist boat sinking climbs to 41

REUTERS   PHUKET/BANGKOK The death toll from a tourist boat accident off the coast of Thailand’s Phuket island climbed to 41 on Saturday with 15 people still missing, officials said. Rescuers have resumed a search for those still missing from the sunken vessel, the Phoenix, which capsized in rough waters on Thursday carrying 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew ... Read More »

May secures cabinet agreement on Brexit plan

IANS   LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Cabinet have reached a “collective” agreement on a “business-friendly” plan for Brexit. Announced at the end of a crucial summit on Friday, the proposal seeks “to preserve frictionless goods trade with the European Union and avoid the border checks and tariffs” most feared by manufacturing companies, the UK media reported. ... Read More »

US seeks extension over migrant family reunifications

IANS WASHINGTON The US government has asked for more time to reunite migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border as it emerged that some children’s parents have already been deported. In a two-hour hearing on Friday, a government attorney said that 19 parents of children under the age of five held in custody had left the US, BBC reported. The ... Read More »

28 dead, many more bodies seen inside sunken Thai tourist boat

AFP   Phuket Thai rescuers pulled 28 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket today after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. The dead were found drifting face down in the water, still wearing life jackets, several kilometres (miles) from where the Phoenix sank after being ... Read More »

Zakir Naik will not be deported from Malaysia: PM

PTI   Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad Friday ruled out the deportation of the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to India if he does not create problems in Malaysia, where he has permanent residency status. In January, India had made a formal request to Malaysia to deport Naik, wanted by India for allegedly inciting youngsters for terror activities ... Read More »

Pompeo in N Korea to seek ‘details’ on denuclearisation

AFP   Pyongyang US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang Friday to press Kim Jong Un for a more detailed commitment to denuclearisation following the North Korean leader’s historic summit with President Donald Trump. Pompeo was greeted in the North Korean capital by Kim’s right hand man Kim Yong Chol and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. Since meeting ... Read More »

Panamagate: Sharif sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment

PTI   ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced in absentia to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by an anti-graft court in one of the three corruption cases against him in the Panama Papers scandal, dealing a huge blow to his party ahead of the elections on July 25. The Islamabad Accountability Court sentenced 68-year-old Sharif to ... Read More »

Yet another setback for Mallya

PTI   LONDON A UK High Court judge has issued an order in favour of a consortium of 13 Indian banks, granting permission to the British enforcement officer to enter the properties of Vijay Mallya in Hertfordshire, near London, in a setback to the beleaguered liquor baron who is fighting extradition to India on fraud and money laundering charges worth ... Read More »

Miner tells trapped Thai boys to ‘Hang in there’

AFP   Mexico Mario Sepulveda, one of the Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010, had a moving message of encouragement on Wednesday for the boys’ football team trapped in a cave in Thailand: “Hang in there!” In a video message, Sepulveda, known as “Super Mario” for helping keep his comrades’ spirits up during their ordeal, ... Read More »