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Attack on US Nationals in Karachi being Investigate
17th April 2015 Attack on US Nationals in Karachi being Investigate
WASHINGTON: US State Department said the matter of attack on the two American National is being investigated in Karachi, Aaj News reported. The acting spokes person from US State Department, Mari Harf, said that their consulate officials in...
Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
15th April 2015 Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing ties after decades of hostility. Obama notified Congress of his...
US says ‘more robust’ rules after Blackwater shooting
15th April 2015 US says ‘more robust’ rules after Blackwater shooting
WASHINGTON: The US State Department offered assurances Tuesday that it had strengthened the rules governing private security firms in the wake of a 2007 shooting in Iraq in which 14 people died. A former Blackwater guard was sentenced...
Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since 1982
9th April 2015 Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since 1982
KINGSTON: US President Barack Obama landed in Jamaica late Wednesday, becoming the first sitting US president to set foot on the island since 1982. Obama is in the country to meet with a regional block of Caribbean nations...
NATO soldier killed in firefight between US, Afghan forces: officials
8th April 2015 NATO soldier killed in firefight between US, Afghan forces: officials
KABUL: A NATO soldier was killed when  an apparent insider attack sparked a firefight between US and Afghan troops in the east of the country on Wednesday, officials said. The gunfight erupted after an Afghan soldier opened fire...
Panama City bus drivers suspend strike before summit
7th April 2015 Panama City bus drivers suspend strike before summit
PANAMA CITY: Panama struck a deal Monday with bus drivers in the capital to suspend a strike that unleashed transit chaos days before the city hosts the Summit of the Americas. Panama City drivers launched the indefinite strike...
US stocks open higher
4th April 2015 US stocks open higher
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks opened higher Friday following a report showing weaker-than-expected US economic growth as the market sought to snap a four-day losing streak. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,692.58,...
US economy generates only 126,000 jobs in March
3rd April 2015 US economy generates only 126,000 jobs in March
WASHINGTON:  The US economy produced just 126,000 jobs in March, half of what was expected, a disappointing report after a year of 200,000-plus jobs each month, the Labor Department reported Friday. The department also trimmed 69,000 from the...
Cyber Criminals on target!!
3rd April 2015 Cyber Criminals on target!!
Obama vows to punish the cyber criminals by creating a first ever US sanction program to penalize the groups or individuals who are causing a malice by cyber attacks. The US president announces such actions as a “National...
US stocks fall after weak ADP jobs report
1st April 2015 US stocks fall after weak ADP jobs report
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Wednesday opened lower following disappointing US hiring figures for March. Seven minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,701.19, down 74.93 points (0.42 percent). The broad-based S&P 500 shed 7.73...
Kerry says working into the night on ‘tricky’ Iran issues
31st March 2015 Kerry says working into the night on ‘tricky’ Iran issues
LAUSANNE: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday he and his global counterparts were going to work deep into the night seeking to resolve the remaining “tricky issues” as a deadline loomed within hours. “There still remain...
Shooting incident outside US spy agency: media
30th March 2015 Shooting incident outside US spy agency: media
WASHINGTON: A shooting erupted when a vehicle tried to ram an entrance gate to the US National Security Agency outside Washington, media reports said Monday. There were conflicting reports of up to two casualties. Video imagery showed a...
US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal
30th March 2015 US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal
NEW YORK: US stocks jumped Monday in early trade helped by news that Dow member UnitedHealth would pay $12.8 billion for rival pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran. About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,972.64,...
US economy grew 2.2% in fourth quarter
27th March 2015 US economy grew 2.2% in fourth quarter
WASHINGTON: The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, slowing sharply from the prior quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. The department left unrevised its previous estimate of gross domestic product...
Afghan leader to pitch new chapter in US Congress speech
25th March 2015 Afghan leader to pitch new chapter in US Congress speech
WASHINGTON: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses the US Congress Wednesday and is expected to thank his American allies and turn the page from predecessor Hamid Karzai, ushering revitalized cooperation between his war-torn nation and Washington. Ghani arrived last...
Another Set of Joint Military Exercises to be conduct this October
25th March 2015 Another Set of Joint Military Exercises to be conduct this October
WASHINGTON: USCENTCOM (United States central command) has said that the US and Pakistan will administrate a joint military activity from this autumn, Aaj News Reported. The combine exercises may begin from October of this year. It will cover...
US new-home sales surge in February
24th March 2015 US new-home sales surge in February
WASHINGTON:  Sales of new single-family homes in the United States surged in February to a seven-year high, accelerating for the third consecutive month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. New-home sales advanced 7.8 percent in February from January to...
Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds
24th March 2015 Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds
KARACHI: The following rates will be applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special U.S. Dollar Bonds and profits thereon by all banks and for providing Forward Cover on...
US cannot succeed in region without Pak Navy’s support: US Naval Commander
21st March 2015 US cannot succeed in region without Pak Navy’s support: US Naval Commander
MANAMA: The Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command has acknowledged the contribution of Pakistan Navy for ensuring maritime peace in the region and said United States cannot succeed without support of Pakistan Navy. “We cannot be successful...
US stocks mostly down as dollar gains
19th March 2015 US stocks mostly down as dollar gains
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks moved mostly lower early Thursday as the dollar bounced back after a dovish Federal Reserve policy announcement hit the greenback in the prior session About 25 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial...
US jobless claims steady
19th March 2015 US jobless claims steady
WASHINGTON:  New claims for US unemployment insurance were little changed last week, appearing to settle back to last year’s level after a few sharply higher weeks, possibly related to severe weather. The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless...
2,000 snow geese die in US, avian cholera suspected
18th March 2015 2,000 snow geese die in US, avian cholera suspected
WASHINGTON: Two thousand migrating snow geese have died in the northwestern US state of Idaho likely due to avian cholera, according to the state’s fish and game department. The white birds with distinctive black wingtips were headed north...
Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds
18th March 2015 Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds
KARACHI:  The following rates will be applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special U.S. Dollar Bonds and profits thereon by all banks and for providing Forward Cover on...
U.S. judge taps lead lawyers for Takata air bag cases
18th March 2015 U.S. judge taps lead lawyers for Takata air bag cases
NEW YORK: Five plaintiffs’ lawyers, including high-profile attorney David Boies, were appointed by a federal judge on Tuesday to lead civil litigation against Takata Corp and several car manufacturers for injuries caused by allegedly faulty air bags. U.S....
US oil price hits six-year low
16th March 2015 US oil price hits six-year low
LONDON:  New York oil prices sank to a six-year low on Monday, falling below $44 per barrel as the market was plagued by plentiful supplies and the strong dollar. In earlier deals, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...
Obama administration to start new group to advise on veterans issues
13th March 2015 Obama administration to start new group to advise on veterans issues
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s administration on Friday will announce the creation of a new advisory group made up of public officials and leaders from the private sector to advise on improvements to the government agency tasked with helping...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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