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Kabul can offer more incentives to Pak businessmen: Envoy

January 25, 2015 KARACHI(APP): Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Janan Mosazai here on Saturday said that Afghanistan government is ready to offer additional incentives and facilitation to Pakistani businessmen especially investors, which is reflected by the proposed exclusive special economic zone in North Afghanistan. This zone will serve as a strong base for Pakistan to trade with Central Asian States besides capturing Afghanistan market. “We are ready to offer land,…

Saudi’s next heir a close confidant of Abdullah

Jan 23, 2015 International - RIYADH: Prince Moqren, named last year as second in line to the Saudi throne, was a trusted confidant of the late King Abdullah with a reputation as a liberal. Born on September 15, 1945 in Riyadh, Moqren is the youngest of the 35 sons of Abdulaziz bin Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Britain's Royal Air Force College and served in the Saudi air force until taking on political roles from 1980. He was governor of the northern…

State Of The Union

January 22, 2015 Since the last State of the Union address, the Iraq war has been re-launched. But guess what the biggest threat to future generations of the world is according to Obama? Climate change. Yes. Not the largest growth of terrorism and chaos the Middle East has ever seen, but the previously unacknowledged, and already way beyond our capacity to deal with future of environmental collapse. Maybe Obama would like to resurrect the Kyoto protocol, fight conservative business…

Cyprus Agriculture Minister stresses the need for transition to a Global Bioeconomy

Cyprus Agriculture Minister stresses the need for transition to a Global Bioeconomy Cyprus' Agriculture minister Nicos Kouyialis with Janis Duklavs, President of the EU Council for Agriculture and Fisheries Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Nicos Kouyialis has stressed the need to speed up the transition to a Global Bioeconomy, which will create new green jobs and will enhance employment, especially for young people. Kouyialis was speaking in the framework of the…

Afghan president’s pick for agricultural minister wanted by Interpol

By Agencies Ashraf Ghani’s nominee Mohammad Yaqub Haidari listed as wanted in Estonia for alleged ‘large-scale tax evasion’ The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani’s nominee for agriculture minister in the new cabinet is on an Interpol wanted list for alleged tax evasion in Estonia, a fact Ghani’s spokesman said was unknown to his office at the time of his nomination. In this regard, Afghanistan has launched an investigation after it emerged that Ghani’s nominee for was wanted for tax…

The United States and Pakistan: Strong and Enduring Cooperation

January 13, 2015 - Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistan Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, accompanied by a high-level delegation, met in Islamabad on January 13, 2015, for the Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. Their visit underscored the long-term cooperation between the United States and Pakistan and highlighted the following areas of ongoing activity: Fostering Mutual Prosperity…

China Bans Imports of All US Poultry, Products

13 January 2015 - Poultry Site - CHINA & US - The Chinese government has announced that it will ban all imports of US poultry and egg products because of recent detections in the US of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in backyard poultry and wild birds in the Pacific Northwest. The US industry says it expected China to take a regional approach, at the most, in line with international trade guidelines. In a joint announcement posted on official websites in China, the…

New antibiotic discovered

Researchers from the US and Germany have discovered a new type of antibiotic. It is the first time in approximately 30 years, that a new antibiotic has been found. The new antibiotic was discovered in a bacterium but until now it was not possible to produce it. The bacterium is found in the soil and is called teixcobactin. It was not known that this type of bacterium could produce an antibiotic. Trials in mice showed that the antibiotic is very effective against bacteria, among which the…

Government buys 60,000 tonnes of soybeans from Brazil

January 09, 2015 - Reuters - Importers have bought about 60,000 tonnes of soybeans to be sourced from Brazil and are in talks about purchasing 60,000 tonnes of US soybeans, European traders said on Thursday. The Brazilian soybeans are for Mar. 15 to Apr. 15 shipment, they said. The US soybeans would be for shipment from the US Gulf between Mar 20 to Apr. 20, they said. In December 2014, Pakistani importers bought about 50,000 tonnes of soybeans from the United States, an unusual…

Pakistan buys 60,000 T soybeans from Brazil, seek US soy

Thursday, 08 January 2015 -Reuters - HAMBURG: Pakistani importers have bought about 60,000 tonnes of soybeans to be sourced from Brazil and are in talks about purchasing 60,000 tonnes of US soybeans, European traders said on Thursday. The Brazilian soybeans are for Mar. 15 to Apr. 15 shipment, they said. The US soybeans would be for shipment from the US Gulf between Mar. 20 to Apr. 20, they said. In December 2014, Pakistani importers bought about 50,000 tonnes of soybeans from the…

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