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Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

GENEVA: A record 68.5 million people have been displaced from their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million…

‘Shadow banks’ continue to expand worldwide

MEXICO: Growth in global bond, real estate and money market funds continued to swell the world’s“shadow banking” sector, a watchdog that coordinates financial regulation for the G20 big economies said on Monday. The Financial Stability…

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

GENEVA: Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said Monday. That number marks a jump of just 300,000…

Fasting hours around the world this Ramadan

Muslims across the world including Pakistan have entered into the most respected and celebrated Islamic month of Ramazan. The commencement of Ramazan is determined by the lunar cycle every year and its timing shifts in relation to the…