Pakistani finance chief joins talks on bailout loan in Washington as IMF cites ‘progress’ 

  • Pakistani and IMF are currently engaged in talks for the release of $1 billion tranche of $6 billion loan
  • In June, similar talks between the two sides failed to bring agreement on conditions for the tranche
By Muhammad Ishtiaq ·

JS Bank & Home Matters collaborate to provide housing finance to UAE-based Pakistanis 

  • JS Bank is among fastest-growing banks in Pakistan with both domestic and international presence
  • Home Matters consultants are market leaders in mortgage and property transaction consultation in UAE
By AP ·

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Like rest of Pakistan, social media too lights up in Mawlid Al-Nabi colors

  • Several Pakistani social media users shared photos of the country’s bright decor to mark the occasion
  • The day began with 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salute across provincial capitals
By Sabah Bano Malik ·

Pakistan records lowest single day rise in coronavirus cases in a year

  • 618 new infections recorded on October 19 last year, on October 20 this year 554 new cases reported
  • The government has administered a total of at least 93,551,193 doses of COVID vaccines so far
By Muhammad Ishtiaq ·

Rap star Pitbull to launch Riyadh Season with sold-out concert

  • Grand parade and fireworks display in opening ceremony of the Middle East’s largest entertainment festival
By Lojien Ben Gassem ·

Syrian army shelling kills at least 11 civilians

  • Among the casualties were several school children
By Reuters ·

Taiwan says odds of war with China in next year ‘very low’

  • Taiwan has repeatedly said that it will defend itself if attacked, but wants to maintain the status quo with China
By Reuters ·

Greece, Egypt, Cyprus sign energy deal with Europe in mind

  • The deal concerns the "interconnection" of the neighbours and transfer of electricity to their respective networks, Greek prime minister said
  • The announcement comes as countries around the world face an energy crisis, with the prices of natural gas, oil and coal rising
By AFP ·

Analysis

Harsh reality of net-zero commitments under scrutiny

By Michael Glackin ·

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Work on NEOM’s green hydrogen plant likely to start in H1 2022

By Wael Mahdi & Shatha Almasoudi ·

Shakib Al-Hasan stars as Bangladesh thrash Oman to stay afloat in T20 World Cup

  • The Oman bowlers kept picking up wickets and could have limited Bangladesh to a far lower score with better catching
By AFP ·

Rare books, manuscripts on Arabian Peninsula showcased at Saudi literary fair

  • International publishing houses participating in this year's book fair have brought with them literature never before seen in Saudi Arabia
By SPA ·