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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa signs agreements worth $8 billion at Expo Dubai

  • Foreign firms, investors express keen interest in industrial, infrastructure, food processing and energy sectors
  • Feasibility reports of projects presented at the mega exhibition have already been completed, officials say
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Family of jailed Pakistani neuroscientist denies links to hostage standoff at Texas synagogue

  • US media reported hostage-taker demanded the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is serving an 86-year sentence in Texas
  • Siddiqui was convicted by a US court in 2010 on charges of attempting to kill American service members in Afghanistan

‘Fearless leadership’: Pakistani cricketers heap praise on Kohli after India Test exit

  • Kohli remained India’s most successful Test captain, with the sides winning 40 out of 68 matches in his reign
  • Ahmad Shahzad, Mohammad Amir, Kainat Imtiaz, Naseem Shah laud ex-Indian skipper for leading India with aggression
By Shahjahan Khurram ·

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Jailed for life, Pakistani man excels in exams, wins prestigious scholarship

  • Naeem Shah has been serving a 25-year sentence at Central Prison Karachi after he was convicted of murder in 2011
  • He made headlines when he completed his preliminary education behind the bars and passed intermediate exams with distinction

Saudi Arabia protecting endangered turtles through rescue programs

  • Five of seven sea turtle species in world have been discovered in the Kingdom’s territorial waters
  • The Saudi National Center for Wildlife aims to protect nesting sites of these endangered sea turtles
By Mai Almarzoogi ·


Fears grow over Iran influence in Lebanon after Hezbollah, Amal Cabinet decision

  • Ending of 3-month boycott serves an “external agenda,” analysts warn
  • Mikati said he would convene a Cabinet meeting as soon as Finance Ministry had sent through a draft budget


Mixed fortunes for startups during the financial crisis in Lebanon

  • Some fledgling businesses were unable to weather the storm but others found a lifeline by shifting operations to other countries and are determined to survive


Souq founder Ronaldo Mouchawar remains MENA’s online guru at Amazon

By George Charles Darley ·


Startup of the Week: Saudi fintech joins battle for US retail investors

By George Charles Darley ·

Reigning champions Algeria beaten by Equatorial Guinea at Africa Cup of Nations

  • Esteban Obiang’s 70th-minute goal gave Equatorial Guinea the victory and brought Algeria’s 35-game unbeaten record crashing to an end
  • An Equatorial Guinea side ranked 114th in the world and 28th in Africa are now well placed to reach the knockout stages for the third time
By AFP ·

Gaza TV studio produces Hamas response to Israeli hit shows

  • “We want to flip the equation, to show the Palestinian point of view," says Gaza director Mohammed Soraya
By AFP ·