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Pakistan Embassy, Consulate to remain closed on UAE National Day

ABU DHABI (Sarzameen News) – The Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai will remain closed on Thursday i.e. December 1 on account of the UAE National Day and Commemoration Day and will reopen on Sunday December 4. Indian embassy will be working on Thursday and shall remain closed on Friday

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Arid Saudi could need ‘$50 billion’ in water investment

RIYADH (Sarzameen News) – Arid Saudi Arabia could need more than $53 billion in water sector investment supported by private funds as demand grows, officials said on Sunday. The world’s largest oil exporter, whose petroleum revenues fell 51 percent last year on declining crude prices, is pushing to diversify its economy through greater private sector

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India should be careful about new Pakistan army chief, says ex-Indian army head

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Former Indian Army Chief Bikram Singh, who has worked with new Pakistan Army Chief Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on a UN assignment, said India should be “careful” and watchful with regard to his approach. According to Indian media, Gen (retd) Singh described Lt Gen Bajwa as a thorough professional

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Armed men attack jail in India, pro-Khalistan leader, 4 others escape

PATIALA (Sarzameen News) – Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo alongwith his four companions escaped from Nabha prison in Punjab s Patiala district on Sunday. The escape came after five armed men in police uniform stormed into the jail. Besides Mintoo, the escaped inmates include Gurpreet Singh, Vicky Gondra, Natan Deol and Vikram Jeet

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Syria says largest rebel area in Aleppo retaken

Nore than 250,000 civilians have been trapped under government siege for months in rebel-held east. ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) – Syrian state media said government forces Saturday captured the largest rebel-held district of Aleppo, in what would be a major breakthrough in its offensive to retake the entire second city. Masaken Hanano was the first district

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At least 8 killed as car bomb hits Mogadishu market

MOGADISHU (AFP) – A car bomb exploded near a busy market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday killing at least eight people, police said, as medical sources warned the toll could be far higher. “We have counted about eight civilians so far who were killed in the blast and more than 10 others wounded but

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Trump calls state election recount a ´scam´

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump called a recount of votes being prepared in Wisconsin a scam, insisting Saturday that his presidential win should be respected, not “challenged and abused.” The recount, which was requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received a minute fraction of the total vote, flew in the face of an

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‘Brady Bunch’ mom Florence Henderson dies aged 82

Sarzameen News – Veteran actress Florence Henderson, best known to a generation of baby boomers as all-American mother Carol Brady in the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” has died aged 82. Maureen McCormick, who played Henderson’s oldest daughter, Marcia, in the show and in many sequels, said on Twitter: “Florence Henderson was a dear friend

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Cuba’s Fidel Castro made revolutionary mark on history

HAVANA (AFP) – Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States. The former Cuban president, who died aged 90 on Friday, said he would never retire from politics. But emergency intestinal surgery in July 2006

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RB Leipzig go six points above Bayern Munich in Bundesliga

BERLIN (AFP) – RB Leipzig continued their stunning start to life in the Bundesliga on Friday with a 4-1 win at Freiburg that saw them move six points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the table. Timo Werner scored twice for the visitors at the Schwarzwald Stadion in between goals by Naby Keita

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