Muhammad Iqbal

Dollar rises; pound sells off after Scotland vote

NEW YORK: The dollar advanced Friday against other major currencies, while the British pound retreated despite Scotland's vote against breaking from the United Kingdom. The...

UN Security Council backs Iraq in confronting militants

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Friday expressed support for Iraq's new government as it confronts Islamist fighters.The 15-member council adopted a statement backing...

Moody's confirms Britain's 'Aa1' rating

WASHINGTON: Ratings agency Moody's confirmed Britain's credit rating at "Aa1" on Friday, saying that Scotland's rejection of independence has preserved the strengths of the country's...

Iran, six powers head into 'very tough' nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS: Iran and six powers returned to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to overcome hurdles in the way of...

Commodity prices roiled by stronger dollar, China

LONDON: Oil prices endured a volatile week and metals futures fell as the dollar strengthened and Chinese economic data disappointed markets.OIL: World oil prices edged...

Ex-Petrobras director pocketed kickback: report

BRASïLIA: A former director of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras who has accused dozens of politicians of taking kickbacks allegedly pocketed one himself for the purchase...

Depp co-stars in quirky horror-comedy 'Tusk'

LOS ANGELES: Twenty years after his breakthrough movie "Clerks," director Kevin Smith is back with "Tusk" a dark comedy featuring Johnny Depp as a cop...

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