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Beijing now has more billionaires than New York

Beijing now has more billionaires than New York

China edged out America on several fronts in a new report profiling the world’s wealthiest people. Beijing pushed New York into second place – 100 to 95 – when it took over this year’s “Billionaire Capital of the World” title. Shanghai-based firm Hurun conducts the yearly research and rankings of the world’s wealthiest people and their spending lifestyle. China now has the ... Read More »

India world’s largest arms importer; US, Russia dominate arms sales

Saudi Arabia announces military alliance to fight any terrorist group

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also shows India’s arms imports remain three times greater than those of its rivals China and Pakistan. Its biggest suppliers are Russia, the US, Israel and France. India’s imports ... Read More »

US East Coast struggles to return to normal after epic blizzard kills 25

A woman walks along a street in Philadelphia that is lined on both sides by vehicles encrusted in thick layers of snow Saturday after a blizzard, with hurricane-force winds, brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill, dumping as much as three feet of snow, and stranding tens of thousands of travelers. (AP)

Killer US storm: 25 dead, 12,000 flights axed, 40 inches of snow New York/Washington — Deadly storm Jonas killed at least 25 people and caused untold carnage, blanketing America in 40 inches of snow and leaving hundreds of thousands stranded without power. The blizzard that has paralyzed much of the US East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill ... Read More »

Oil dives below $33 — the lowest price in 11 years

Oil workers in Nasiriyah, Iraq, which has ramped up output recently. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Oil prices hit their lowest in over 11 years on Wednesday, as the row between Saudi Arabia and Iran was seen making any cooperation between major exporters to cut output even more unlikely. Evidence of slowing economic growth in China and India has fueled fears that even strong demand elsewhere may not be enough to mop up the excess crude ... Read More »

Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole dies

Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole dies

LOS ANGELES (United States) – Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning whose father was an iconic jazz singer ‘Nat’ Cole, passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday night due to complications from ongoing health issues. The singer had battled drug problems and hepatitis for many years. She had a kidney transplant in May 2009. Cole was inspired by her dad ... Read More »

US Ambassador Hale visits Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi

US Ambassador David visits Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi.

American Ambassador David Hale, during his recent visit to Karachi, paid his respects to Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He laid a wreath as a sign of respect to Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi. Later, he signed the guestbook on behalf of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan, noting that he was “honored to commemorate the legacy ... Read More »

Photos: US Consulate employees wed Pakistani style in Karachi

American bride and groom prepare for a truly Pakistani style wedding complete with dholki and mehendi

Who doesn’t love a Pakistani wedding? Our local weddings are full of colours, flowers, traditional music and dance, beautiful and gleaming dresses, and variety of delicious foods. These remarkable features of Pakistani wedding ceremonies are the reason that many foreigners love to attend the local weddings. Recently, employees of the US consulate enjoyed Pakistani style marriage ceremony to celebrate their love ... Read More »

US and Europe dominate global arms sales: SIPRI Report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defense firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry.

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe increased international arms sales in 2014, but their market share dropped as Russian and Asian companies saw theirs rise, according to a new report by a Sweden-based research institute. Sales of ... Read More »

US Ambassador visits Peshawar, pays tribute to terrorism victims

US Ambassador visits Peshawar, pays tribute to terrorism victims

Ambassador calls on leaders of the region and pays tribute to victims of terrorism PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – In his first trip to Peshawar, American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale held a meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial leadership and paid his respects to victims of terrorism in the province, including students and teachers at the Army Public School. Ambassador Hale called ... Read More »

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