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Oil prices climb amid looming US sanctions against Iran

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid looming US sanctions against Iran’s petroleum industry, despite efforts by Washington to get other major suppliers to make up for the expected disruption. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $67.70 per barrel at 0637 GMT, up 65 cents, or 0.2 percent from their last…

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10 more ministers to be inducted in Punjab cabinet

F.P. Report LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday has approved to include 10 more ministers in the provincial cabinet. According to reports, the cabinet will also include four advisors and five special assistants. After the 10 new ministers are inducted in the Punjab Cabinet, the total number of ministers in the province will…

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Six new federal minister takes oath

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Six new ministers took oath at the President House on Tuesday. According to details, President Dr Arif Alvi administered oath to three federal ministers and three ministers of state. Umar Ayub Khan, Ali Muhammad Mehar, Ali Zaidi were sworn in as federal ministers while Murad Saeed, Hammad Azhar and Mian Muhammad Shabbir Qureshi…

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Security forces foils major terrorism bid in Balochistan

F.P. Report QUETTA: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that the Frontier Corps (FC) foiled a major terrorist bid in Zhob district of Balochistan on Monday evening. Military media wing issued a statement and it said that 21 improvised explosive device’s (IED) weighing 235 kilograms were recovered from the border town of Qamar Din…

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SHC orders formation of JIT over May 12 riots

F.P. Report KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday has ordered to form a joint investigation team to probe the May 12, 2007 riots in Karachi. According to reports, more than 50 people were killed and over 100 injured the attacks on rallies by different political parties and lawyers who had attempted to receive the…

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UN, Turkey, Iran, Russia to talk on Syrian constitution

Monitoring Desk GENEVA: UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will meet senior officials from Turkey, Russia, and Iran to establish a Syrian constitutional committee on Monday. Efforts to establish a constitutional committee, which was agreed during the Syrian National Dialogue Congress on Jan. 30, 2018 in Russian resort city of Sochi, have come…

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Two killed in attack on Libya’s national oil company

Monitoring Desk TRIPOLI: An attack on the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli left at least two people dead and another 10 injured, according to the Interior Ministry. Earlier Monday, local media outlets had reported that armed clashes — and a loud explosion — could be heard inside the NOC’s main headquarters.…

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Sweden polls: Left bloc fails to get majority

Monitoring Desk STOCKHOLM: Swedish left bloc failed to garner a support enough for a majority in Sunday’s general elections forcing them to search for ways to form a “cross-bloc” cooperation. The ruling Social Democrats got 40.6 percent of the votes, barely ahead of the center-right Alliance, which claimed 40.3 percent in the polls, according to…

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Austria mulls to expand headscarf ban for students, teachers in schools

Monitoring Desk VIENNA: Expanding the range of headscarf bans for students and teachers in secondary school should be discussed throughout the country, especially in parliament, Austria’s Education Minister said on Monday. Speaking at Austrian state television ORF on a draft law to ban Muslim girls to wear headscarves in kindergartens and primary schools, Heinz Fassmann…

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