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Earthquake strikes 13 km off Oman coast

Muscat: An earthquake of magnitude 2.28 on the Richter scale was recorded by an earthquake monitoring station at 8:54 PM in Oman on Monday night, just 13 kilometres off the coast of Oman. According to Sultan Qaboos University’s Earthquake Monitoring Centre the “epicentre of the earthquake was 13 km away from …

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Saudi Arabia to sign MoU for setting up Aramco oil refinery in Pakistan: media

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a multi-billion dollar Saudi Aramco oil refinery in Gwadar, according to Saudi English daily Arab News. Earlier this week, a cabinet member confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman would arrive in the country in the …

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China Meets Growing Demand for Armed Drones in Middle East

China Meets Growing Demand for Armed Drones in Mideast  EMBED SHAREThe code has been copied to your clipboard.  WATCH: China Meets Growing Demand for Armed Drones in Mideast LONDON —  China is meeting a growing demand for armed drones in the Middle East, adding new military capabilities to an already tense …

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Revealed: Most new jobs in UAE to come up in these sectors

Total employment in the UAE stands at 5.025 million, of which 51.3 per cent workforce is based in Dubai. Waheed Abbas/Dubai The UAE continued to generate new jobs during most of 2018 with Dubai emerging the brightest spot in the country’s employment market. According to data from the Central Bank …

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14-member Saudi delegations arrives in Gwadar

QUETTA: A 14 member Saudi delegation led by Ahmed Al Ghamdi Advisor for Saudi Ministry for Energy and Mineral Sources arrived in Gwadar on Wednesday to discuss Pak-Saudi bilateral economic trade. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s MNA Chaudery Ejaz, Chairman Gwadar Dostain Jamaldini, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Makran Division, Director Gwadar …

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Cabinet to approve MoU for Saudi oil refinery in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet scheduled to meet today (Thursday), is expected to approve the MoU regarding setting up of an oil refinery in Gwadar by Saudi Arabia. The draft of the MoU is to be placed before the cabinet and after the cabinet nod, Saudi’s energy minister would visit Pakistan …

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Pakistan’s collapsing economy and its impact on Baloch and Sindhi national struggles

Qambar Malik Baloch The collapsing Pakistani economy is not only worrying for its patrons and lenders but the national minorities like the Baloch and Sindhis are increasingly expressing their concerns about its political and social implications on these two nations. Pakistan: the changing allies?  As a client state, historically, since …

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Forts of Oman: Ancient citadels that remind of the country’s magnificent history

By Aftab Husain Kola Every country has its historic and tourist landmarks. For Oman, it is the forts. The Sultanate of Oman is blessed with about 1,000 forts including watchtowers scattered along the length and breadth of the picturesque Arab country. According to Oman’s National Centre for Statistics and Information …

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Escalating fear and loathing in Iran

As well as internal pressures, Iran’s leaders have faced significant anti-government activity from ethnic minority groups, but have failed to engage, writes Brenda Shaffer. Just before imposing new sanctions on Iran, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the country’s “cabinet is in disarray, and the Iranian people are raising …

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Chabahar: Why US shielded India’s interests

SANJAY KAPOOR It perfectly suits the US that India rather than China is developing the Iranian port. Hence, the sanctions waiver for Chabahar Two days before the crucial talks took place in Moscow to find ways to end the unending civil war in Afghanistan, the US government announced a waiver …

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