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Gen Bajwa briefed on security situation in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the North Waziristan agency along the Pak-Afghan border where he briefed about the security situation in the region. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the army chief was given a detailed briefing by the General Officer Commanding Miranshah about the security situation, rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) and progress on socio-economic development projects in the agency. General Bajwa als laid wreath…

EU markets agency warns new crypto coins could prove worthless

FRANKFURT: Europe’s top markets regulator has warned investors about the pitfalls of buying newly issued crypto coins, an experimental and unregulated form of online crowd funding particularly used by start-up businesses. The European Securities and Markets Watchdog (ESMA) said on Monday such Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) were unregulated, volatile, not transparent and technologically untested. “ICOs are extremely risky and highly speculative investments,” the agency said, adding there was a risk of “the total loss of…

US spy agency joins Facebook, Twitter

WASHINGTON: The CIA, which has long trolled social media to try to uncover global trends and track evil-doers, officially joined Twitter and Facebook on Friday. The spy agency cast the move as an effort to better get out its message and engage directly with the public, but its first Twitter message, sent out shortly before 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), did not indicate there would be major revelations. It said simply: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." The lack of content did not dampen interest: in…