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Miftah hopes growth rate to reach 6.2 next year

WASHINGTON: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Miftah Ismail has said the growth rate remained at 5.8 percent during the current year and is expected to touch 6.2 percent next year. In an interview with a US TV channel in…

Putin laughs off Washington’s ‘Kremlin list’

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday laughed off a US list of Russians tapped for possible sanctions, joking that he was offended his name was not on it, but nevertheless branded it an "unfriendly act". The 65-year-old Russian…

What actually closes in a US government shutdown?

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of US government defense workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight Friday deadline. But the looming government…

Palestinian office in US to remain open: official

WASHINTON: The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open to discuss peace with Israel and may be able to resume full operations soon, the State Department said on Friday. The comment came one week after US…