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New Boeing jet to accelerate services shake-up

CHICAGO: Boeing is doubling down on its landmark new strategy designed to muscle in on the business of maintenance providers by making its next jet the laboratory for in-house services that could radically alter the global business model for selling planes. Unlike Boeing’s last all-new design, the 787 Dreamliner, its proposed new mid-market plane will not bring a flood of revolutionary technical designs to the drawing board. But it will give the world’s largest plane maker a chance to test its new business approach of…

PM lauds services of Prince Karim Aga Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prince Karim Aga Khan called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Friday. Warmly welcoming spiritual leader of Ismaili Shiite Muslims, the prime minister appreciated his role for promoting peace and interfaith harmony among Muslims, and his valuable contributions towards social, economic and cultural development of the country. Read More: Pursuing Education is Islamic Legacy, said Aga Khan Aga Khan’s daughter, Princess Zahra Aga Khan, senior AKDN representatives including Hafiz Sherali,…

I offered govt my services for free in Jhadav’s case: Babar Awan

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator and former law minister Babar Awan on Thursday said he had offered the government his services free of any charge in the case against Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadav in International Court of Justice (ICJ), ARY News reported. He said the government hired a foreign attorney who has nothing to do with Pakistan and who has said that all the information he had was from a press release of the foreign office of Pakistan. “Five days ago, I offered the government to fight the case…

End-to-end encryption on messaging services is unacceptable: UK minister

LONDON: British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday end-to-end encryption of messages offered by services like Whatsapp are "completely unacceptable" and there should be no "secret place for terrorists to communicate". Local media have reported that shortly before launching an attack that killed four people including a policeman near Britain's parliament in central London, Khalid Masood sent an encrypted message via Whatsapp. "That is my view - it is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for…

Amazon doubles deliveries in 2016 for third-party sellers

Amazon.com shipped 50 percent more items this holiday season than last for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the retail giant said on Wednesday. The news offers new data points for investors who are hoping Amazon will post a profit for the fourth quarter when it announces results in the coming weeks. Seattle-based Amazon, known for its roller coaster results in years past, has forecast that operating income would range from nothing to $1.25 billion. Amazon, the world's largest online…