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Pakistan Secures Deal with IMF to Restore Stalled $6 Billion Aid


Islamabad: Short on money According to a report in the media on Wednesday, Pakistan has reached an agreement with the Foreign Monetary Fund (IMF) to resume the stalled USD 6 billion assistance package and open doors for funding from other international sources. The make-or-break agreement

US Senate passes breakthrough bill on gun safety


US: Late on Thursday, US senators advanced a bipartisan bill to combat the scourge of gun violence roiling the nation, passing a limited set of new gun control measures along with significant spending for mental health and school safety. The amendments, which are probably set

Aung Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement


Yangon: A junta spokesperson announced on Thursday that former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison compound in the city's military-built capital, Naypyidaw. Since Wednesday, "Aung San Suu Kyi has been confined in solitary

Sri Lankan PM says says economy has collapsed, will hold talks with IMF for additional credit


Colombo: Sri Lanka’s economy has “completely collapsed” and an agreement with the International Monetary Fund is the only path to revival, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliament on Wednesday. “We are now facing a far more serious situation beyond mere shortages of fuel, gas,

Nepal’s capital Kathmandu reports four cholera cases


Kathmandu: At least four cases of cholera have been detected in various places of Kathmandu district. All the infected ones were currently receiving treatment at the Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Diseases Hospital at Teku. According to the District Public Health Office chief Basanta Adhikari, four cases

At least 250 killed as earthquake jolts Afghanistan


Kathmandu: A powerful earthquake has killed at least 250 people and left scores injured in Afghanistan. BBC, quoting a local government official, said the death toll of more than 250 was likely to rise, and that more than 150 others had been injured. The quake



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