Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson welcomed the Iranian gesture of putting up greeting billboards on major roads in its cities and running greeting messages on advertising screens on the occasion of Pakistan’s 71st Independence Day on August 14, local media reported.
Japan’s export growth slowed more than expected in July as shipments to the United States fell for a second straight month, with the automotive sector down sharply and global trade disputes casting doubts over foreign demand.
Oil prices on Thursday recouped some of the previous day’s losses after Beijing said it would send a delegation to Washington to try to resolve trade disputes between the United States and China that have roiled global markets.
The Bank of Japan may allow long-term interest rates to creep up to around 0.4 percent under new guidance introduced last month, which lays the groundwork for “stealth” rate hikes, the central bank’s former executive Hideo Hayakawa said on Thursday.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran believes that it should own 20 percent of the Caspian Sea resources and the issue of an 11-percent share originates from an illusory line related to the former regime of Iran.
An official at the Endowments and Religious Affairs Ministry of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government says more than 3,000 members of Izadi minority remain unaccounted for ever since Takfiri Daesh militants overran their hometowns in northern Iraq back in 2014.
New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that US state, as well as New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.
Russia has criticized the US and the UK for imposing sanctions on Moscow over its alleged involvement in two separate poisoning cases by a nerve agent in Britain, saying Washington and London have failed to learn a lesson from their mistake when they used fake information about Iraq’s weapons program to justify an attack against the Arab country.
At least six civilians have lost their lives when Saudi military vessels deployed in the Red Sea launched a barrage of missiles at a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah as the Riyadh regime continues with its atrocious military campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor.