Archive of 27 September 2018

Seven soldiers, one civilian killed in Mali bomb blast

BAMAKO: Seven soldiers and a civilian driver were killed in Mali's restive centre when their vehicle hit a bomb, the defence ministry said Thursday. Wednesday's "cowardly...

Pakistan anounce squad for Australia Tests

LAHORE: Pakistan on Thursday announced a 17-member squad for the two-Test match series against Australia to be played in United Arab Emirates from next month. Squad:...

North Korea sanctions must be ‘vigorously’ enforced: Pompeo tells UN

UNITED NATIONS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Thursday that sanctions against North Korea must be "vigorously" enforced, during a Security Council meeting attended...

Kenyan shilling steady, expected to trade in narrow range

NAIROBI: The Kenyan shilling held steady against the dollar on Thursday and was expected to trade in a tight range amid thin end month demand

South Africa’s MTN tells Nigerian staff to stay at home due to strike

LAGOS: South Africa's telecoms group MTN on Thursday told its staff in Nigeria to stay at home after the country's main unions launched a nationwide...

Brazil central bank sees faster growth in 2019, cuts 2018 estimate

BRASILIA: The Brazilian central bank on Thursday predicted that economic growth is likely to accelerate next year but also trimmed its 2018 gross domestic product...

Gold holds steady as investors shrug off US rate rise

LONDON: Gold prices were stable on Thursday, locked in a narrow range near 1-1/2 year lows after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates and...

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