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Muhammad Arif On 06 February, 2018, Karachi Editors Club (KEC) arranged a seminar on USA, India and Israel Triangle Alliance: Threat or Challenge at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi which was participated by Idea was fine as on this subject a lot of confusion exist among people of Pakistan. Various intellectuals, dignitaries...
Ismat Sabir Middlemen get lion's share of tomato profit. Whenever tomato crop is bumper in Sindh, the price of tomatoes fall as low as Rs2 per kg, otherwise in big cities the same item is sold at an exorbitant rate of Rs60 to Rs120 or even sometimes Rs2oo per kg....
Meet the force behind Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' president Ed Cropley His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll. On Dec. 15 his 10-vehicle convoy,...
How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover Dan Levine, Benjamin Lesser & Renee Dudley Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs's convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage...
Lawrence Delevingne & John Tilak Canadian financier Newton Glassman has long told his private equity firm's clients that his big bet on casinos would yield a financial jackpot. Others haven't been so sure. At the end of 2011, a year after Glassman's Catalyst Capital Group Inc took control of Gateway Casinos &...
Helen Murphy & Luis Jaime Acosta When President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia shook hands to end a half-century war, residents of towns like Tumaco were supposed to be relieved. Nineteen months later, people in this gritty port on the Pacific are anything but. True,...
Dmitry Zhdannikov Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft (ROSN.MM). The Baghdad government was showing a "lack of constructive position and interest" about Rosneft's offer to...
Maggie Fick She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter "Pendo," which in KiSwahili means "Love." Six months later, in August 2017, Pendo was lying in her mother's arms at their one-room home in the western city of Kisumu when Kenyan police burst in. The...
Ismat Sabir Recently the government has increased POL prices, commenting on it the Karachi-based Traders' Alliance demanded reversal of POL prices hike. The traders' alliance totally rejected petroleum price hike, said that the exorbitant raise would bring the storm of inflation in the country. Actually it is like dropping a...
Ismat Sabir Energy is the lifeline of any country. Pakistan is facing chronic and severe energy crisis which has badly affected the industry and economy. The reasons for acute energy crisis in Pakistan are growing energy demand due to population growth, imbalance energy mix, and non utilization of indigenous resources,...
Selam Gebrekidan Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump...