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Opec agrees output cuts after much ‘brain squeezing’

VIENNA: The powerful Opec group of oil producers and its allies reached a deal on Friday to cut production by 500,000 barrels per day in a bid to stem prices which have been under pressure from abundant reserves and weak global economic growth. Friday’s so-called Opec+ meeting included Russia, the …

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Stocks maintain bullish trend

KARACHI: Extending the seemingly unending bull run, the stock market opened on Friday in the positive and the KSE-100 index closed the first session before prayers at intraday high of 347 points. In the second half, investors thought it prudent to reduce positions ahead of the weekend as many were …

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KP government to move Supreme Court against FIA bus project probe

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to move the Supreme Court against a recent Peshawar High Court order for the Federal Investigation Agency to probe the alleged irregularities in the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project within 45 days. Provincial advocate general Shumail Ahmad Butt told reporters on Friday that …

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Pakistani-American journalist to moderate US presidential debate

WASHINGTON: A Pak­istani-American, Amna Nawaz, has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate. Amna Nawaz of PBS News Hour will co-moderate the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor …

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ICC names different sets of officials for SL Tests

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday, in an unprecedented move, announced two different sets of match officials for the upcoming Test series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The normal ICC practice in short bilateral series is to nominate match referee for the entire duration and not more than …

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Aladdin hasn’t done anything for my career, says Mena Massoud

Despite making $1 billion, this year’s live-action remake Aladdin hasn’t done anything to advance lead actor Mena Massoud’s career, as some would expect. The 28-year-old Egyptian-Canadian, who beat 2,000 other hopefuls to land the leading role, said in an interview that he hasn’t had a single offer or audition since the film came …

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