Don't blame one country for terrorism: Pakistan's Aziz

Citing the declaration, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who chaired the meeting in the absence of ailing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, said the document "strongly" called for "concerted regional and worldwide cooperation to ensure elimination of terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, including dismantling of terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens in the Heart of Asia region, as well as disrupting all financial, tactical and logistical support for terrorism".

Cusi sees higher pump prices

The latest country-wise production figures, needed to calculate the size of the cut, were contested by several members leading up to the agreement , and a few exceptions appear to have been made at the last minute to using October data from "secondary sources" as monitored by OPEC.

United Kingdom ramps up borrowing forecasts, sees slower growth due to Brexit

Secondly, the government must get net debt falling by the end of this parliament; and lastly, it must keep welfare spending below a limit. The original forecast for 2019 and 2020 called for growth of 2.2% and 2.1% respectively. He also scrapped the usual format of Spring Budgets and Autumn Statements. Britain is expected to run a budget deficit of almost £22 billion in the 2019/20 financial year which until recently had been the target date for a first budget surplus, Hammond said, citing ...

British Currency Contains Animal Fat, And Vegans Aren't Pleased

A petition on calling for the central bank to stop using animal products in its notes has attracted more than 96,000 signatures. Rox told the newspaper that from now on she would boycott the five-pound note, saying she refused to accept that having animal fat in money was okay.

Rohingya group rubbishes 'baseless' claim by Myanmar

Thousands of people are gathering at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (Dec 4) in support of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. With journalists barred from the affected area, it's been near-impossible to substantiate reports of rapes and killings by Myanmar soldiers the kind of conduct that has long blighted the military's reputation in ethnic conflicts.

Data-wiping malware strikes Saudi government agencies

Data-wiping malware strikes Saudi government agencies

Thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia's civil aviation agency and other Gulf State organisations have been wiped by the Shamoon malware after it resurfaced some four years after wiping thousands of Saudi Aramco workstations. Unlike other malware "which focuses on gathering information that can be used for financial gain", wiper malware has "only one objective, to cause destruction and disruption within a victim's organisation".