Kuwait, The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by six cents to USD 51.87 per barrel on Friday after being at USD 51.93 pb the day before, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Saturday. At the global market, the price of oil went down due to the increase…"Kuwait Oil Price Down Six Cents USD 51.87 pb"
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to His HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter, urged the king of Bahrain to end […]"PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist"
Lagos, Laboratory tests showed that a large consignment of rice seized last week by customs officials in Nigeria was contaminated, but not plastic as feared. “The tests carried out by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NA…"Tests Show Rice Confiscated in Nigeria Not Plastic But Contaminated"
Jakarta, A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The earthquake struck around 6:30 a.m. local time in the Sumbawa region and the epicenter was about 33 kilometers south of…"Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hits Indonesia’s Sumbawa Region"
Tokyo, Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average edged down in thin year-end trade on Friday for the third straight day of falls following overnight losses on Wall Street. But overall the index ended up for 2016, extending its upward streak for a fift…"Japan’s Nikkei Ends 2016 Trading, Up for Fifth Year"
Seoul, South Korea’s central bank said Thursday it will maintain an accommodative monetary policy next year, while staying focused on financial market stability. With the local economy expected to continue “modest” growth, “high uncertainties” are pers…"Bank of Korea to Keep Accommodative Monetary Policy in 2017"