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Pakistan, UAE sign $200m pact for uplift schemes

5 months, 11 days ago
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a two hundred million dollars cooperation agreement to execute Phase-III of the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme. The agreement, which will be funded by the Abu Dhabi…

UK corporate giants sign pact to cut plastic waste

5 months, 22 days ago
LONDON: More than 40 British companies including major retailers and soft drinks companies on Thursday pledged to eliminate unneccessary plastic packaging as part of an anti-pollution push. The 42 firms, responsible for 80 percent of…

Japan, India sign controversial civil nuclear deal

1 year, 11 months ago
TOKYO: Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear accord on Friday, opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technology for nuclear power production, as India looks to atomic energy to sustain its rapid…

The battle against global warming: a timeline

2 years, 10 months ago
LE BOURGET, FRANCE: Decades of diplomatic efforts to tackle climatechange culminated in Paris Saturday with a common vision for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions and throwing a lifeline to vulnerable countries.

World adopts historic Paris global warming pact

2 years, 10 months ago
PARIS: The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming.

EU, US look for 'fresh start' in trade talks

3 years, 8 months ago
BRUSSELS: US negotiators travel to EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to jumpstart talks on the world's biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition.

Modi, Obama announce nuclear breakthrough after talks

3 years, 8 months ago
NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement Sunday to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement.

Afghan, US sign security pact; US forces to stay past 2014

4 years, 18 days ago
KABUL: Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, fulfilling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf…