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Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in Karachi

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KARACHI, Pakistan For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan's largest city to a standstill with a single phone call.

North Korea, Eritrea have highest rates of modern slavery: report

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North Korea and Eritrea have the world's highest rates of enslaved people, said a global survey released on Thursday that focused on the roles of conflict and government repression in modern slavery.

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For the global LNG industry, is the FSRU honeymoon over?

LONDON A giant vessel docked at the port of Moheshkhali in Bangladesh two months ago, propelling the populous but poor nation into the fast-expanding club of liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers.

Jul 18 2018
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Syrian rebels, Iran reach deal to evacuate villages: sources

AMMAN Syrian rebels and Iranian-backed negotiators have reached a deal to evacuate thousands of people from two rebel-besieged Shi'ite villages in northwestern Syria in return for the release of hundreds of detainees in state prisons, opposition sources said.

Jul 17 2018
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Police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party

LAHORE, Pakistan Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week.

Jul 16 2018
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Death toll in Pakistan election rally bombing rises to 149

ISLAMABAD The death toll from a suicide attack on an election rally in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday spiked to 149, officials said, putting it among the deadliest attacks in the south Asian nation's history.

Jul 16 2018
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China to hit more sugar imports with extra tariffs from August 1

BEIJING China will levy extra tariffs on out-of-quota sugar imports from all origins starting from Aug. 1, the Commerce Ministry said on Monday, just over a year after introducing hefty penalties on top growers including Brazil and Thailand.

Jul 16 2018
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Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM's party 10 days before election

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.

Jul 15 2018

Court dismisses criminal case against founder of UAE's Abraaj

SHARJAH/DUBAI A United Arab Emirates court on Sunday dismissed a criminal case against the founder of private equity firm Abraaj, Arif Naqvi, and another executive for issuing a check without sufficient funds, after the claimant dropped the complaint.

Jul 15 2018
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Fears of more violence in Pakistan election after bomber kills 130

ISLAMABAD A week of bombings on political rallies has shattered the relative peace of Pakistan's general election campaign, culminating in a devastating suicide attack that killed at least 130 people at a rally in the southwestern Baluchistan province.

Jul 14 2018