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World leaders pay respects in UAE after death of pro-West president

World leaders began descending on the United Arab Emirates on Sunday to offer condolences on the death of President Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was succeeded by his half-brother and de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Sheikh Mohammed, now ruler of wealthy Abu Dhabi emirate, steered the Western-allied Gulf …

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A paradise under a different name

By Khizer Asif | PUBLISHED May 15, 2022 RAWALPINDI: The novel is a divergent story of history, living through a generational reincarnation that highlights the fallacies of humanity and its refusal to change. The author, Hanya Yanagihara, created a story that brings up topics that still plague the real world, …

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Russia downed satellite internet in Ukraine: Western officials

Russia was behind a massive cyberattack against a satellite internet network that took tens of thousands of modems offline at the onset of Russia-Ukraine war, the United States, Britain, Canada, Estonia and the European Union said on Tuesday. The digital assault against Viasat's KA-SAT network in late February took place …

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One killed as price protests continue in Iran

Protests over soaring food prices continued in several cities in Iran on Saturday, according to postings on social media, while an Iranian lawmaker told local media one person was killed in a demonstration in the southwest. The protests were triggered last week by a cut in state subsidies for imported …

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Taliban’s first annual Afghan budget foresees $501 million deficit

Afghanistan faces a budget deficit of 44 billion Afghanis ($501 million) this financial year, the country's Taliban authorities said on Saturday without clarifying how the gap between expected revenues and planned spending will be met. Announcing the first annual national budget since the Taliban took over the war-torn country in …

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Civilians flee fighting in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley

Scores of civilians have fled fighting in Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley after an insurgent group launched an offensive against Taliban forces, residents said Saturday. The Panjshir Valley is famed for being a site of resistance by Afghans against Soviet forces in the 1980s and as a base for rebels opposed to …

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