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Android creator unveils new phone, home assistant device

NEW YORK: Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smartphone and a home assistant device. Palo Alto-based Essential said the new Essential Phone features an edge-to-edge screen, a titanium-and-ceramic case and dual cameras. The phone sells for $699 and will run the Android operating system. The price pits it against high-end smartphones including Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S8. Essential also launched a…

Closure of border with Afghanistan essential to stop terrorists movement: ambassador

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's ambassador in Afghanistan Syed Abrar categorically told Afghan authorities that closure of border with Afghanistan was essential in order to stop the movement of terrorists from Afghanistan border, ARY News reported. Afghan Foreign Ministry on Monday raised the issue of shelling from Pakistan and the closure of border with the ambassador. Syed Abrar said Pakistan responded to the fire from across the border in defense. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, Syed Abrar said this during his…

Peace in Afghanistan essential for Pakistan's security: Aziz

NEW YORK: "Pakistan reiterates strong solidarity with Afghan people, stressing that peace and prosperity of Afghanistan was essential for its own security," said Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Mr. Sartaj Aziz while addressing a high-level event yesterday on "Afghanistan’s Peaceful Reconstruction and Regional Cooperation".