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SYZ Asset Management awarded “Best Group over 3 years – Overall Small Company” by Lipper Fund Awards Switzerland 2017

February 23, 2017 | Business & Finance


SYZ Asset Management awarded “Best Group over 3 years – Overall Small Company” by Lipper Fund Awards Switzerland 2017

Geneva, 23 February 2017 – SYZ Asset Management, the institutional management arm of the SYZ Group, has won the

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Pakistan Army Launches Nationwide Anti-terror Operation

February 22, 2017 | Business & Finance

ISLAMABAD � Pakistan has launched its first ever nationwide military operation to eradicate the threat of terrorism, in response to a recent surge in suicide bombings and militant attacks that killed scores of people in the country.

Army spokesman Major-General …

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NGOs: Pakistan Government Restrictions Hamper Campaigns to Curb Militancy

February 21, 2017 | Business & Finance

Aid agencies in Pakistan's restive northwestern region are struggling to provide services to help curb militancy and deliver aid because they lack government permission to operate, according to humanitarian organizations.

The aid groups say the government is creating obstacles for …

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Pakistani Women Take Key First Step in Rugby Sevens Debut

February 20, 2017 | Business & Finance

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN � They won only once at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos last weekend but for the Pakistan women it was a dream debut at an international event.

"That's a big deal that women are playing rugby," …

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Myanmar Forces Hurt in Border Clash with Militants

February 19, 2017 | Business & Finance

YANGON, MYANMAR � Two members of Myanmar's security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counselor's office said, casting doubt on the government's claim that the region had stabilized.…

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Latest Terror Attack Deepens Divide Between Pakistan, Afghanistan

February 18, 2017 | Business & Finance

Pakistan has closed its border with Afghanistan, fired a barrage of artillery into its neighbor's territory and staged a major domestic crackdown on militant groups, reportedly killing more than 100 suspects, in response to the deadliest terror attack in the …

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Analysis: Afghan Talks Reflect Russian Moves to Expand Global Influence

February 17, 2017 | Business & Finance

WASHINGTON � With the Trump administration still stitching together its foreign policy, priorities and staff, Russia seems intent on expanding its once-shrunken sphere of influence by exploiting gaps in America's overseas presence.

It's been a globe-spanning effort, with Russian leader …

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UN chief: ‘Everything must be done’ to achieve two-state solution in Mideast

February 16, 2017 | Business & Finance

Cairo (IINA) � UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said there is no option other than a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict and efforts to reach it should be preserved, AFP reported.

Guterres's comments came after he met Egyptian President …

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Penniless and Alone, Migrant Children in Serbia Sell Sex to Survive

February 16, 2017 | Business & Finance

Wrapped up in grey blankets, migrant boys, some as young as 10, warm themselves by a fire in a large, abandoned warehouse near the main railway station in Serbia's capital Belgrade.

Hungry, destitute and cold, they are often visited by …

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Taliban Bombs Kill 6 People in Pakistan

February 15, 2017 | Business & Finance

ISLAMABAD - Two separate bomb explosions in northwestern Pakistan killed at least six people and wounded many more Wednesday.

Officials say the deadliest incident happened in the Mohmand tribal district near the Afghan border, where a suicide bomber blew himself …

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Forbidden Love: Valentine’s Day Banned for Some in Asia

February 14, 2017 | Business & Finance

JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD � Valentine's Day celebrations on Tuesday were banned by authorities in parts of Indonesia and Pakistan, home to Asia's largest Muslim populations, saying the romantic tradition encouraged casual sex and ran counter to cultural norms.

In Indonesia, officials from …

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US Commander Warns of Russian, Iranian, Pakistani Influence in Afghanistan

February 11, 2017 | Business & Finance

WASHINGTON � The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says Russia, Pakistan and Iran are pursuing their own agendas with regard to the fragile country, complicating the fight against terrorism and extremism.

"We're concerned about outside actors," General John Nicholson told …

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