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Saudi extends rally on new crown prince, MSCI; foreign funds boost Doha

Saudi extends rally on new crown prince, MSCI; foreign funds boost Doha

Mohammed, previously in charge of his father's royal court, has been rapidly promoted since then to various cabinet posts. The move is likely to rattle Iran's leadership, which has been critical of comments by Prince Mohammed last month that the "battle" should be taken into Iran.Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's new interior minister, until now a little-known 33-year-old law graduate, replaces his veteran uncle as security chief.



PM Nawaz felicitates new Saudi Crown Prince

That country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Wednesday also congratulated the new crown prince, according to state news agency QNA. Nawaz Sharif is now in Saudi Arabia on a private visit to perform Umrah during the last days of Ramazan and also offer prayers in Masjid-e-Nabvi.


Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates

Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates

Russian government-linked hackers potentially targeted as many as 21 states' election systems past year, a Homeland Security official warned Congress on Wednesday. A day earlier, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said he still has yet to know the president's thoughts on whether Russian Federation interfered in the election.



Trump's tease of possible Comey tapes fits familiar pattern

He dangled it on Twitter. Trump himself raised the question of whether he was taping his Oval Office conversations when, days after firing Comey on May 9, he blasted out a series of tweets suggesting the existence of tapes as a way to try to deter the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from talking to reporters.


Avolon in deal to buy 75 aircraft valued at $8.4bn

Avolon in deal to buy 75 aircraft valued at $8.4bn

Low-priced carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has signed an MoU with Boeing for 40 737-MAX airplanes. It projected the need for 41,030 new planes over the next 20 years, valued at $6.1 trillion in the firm's annual current market outlook, released at the Paris Air Show .


US Warplane Shoots Down Iranian Armed Drone in Syria

US Warplane Shoots Down Iranian Armed Drone in Syria

Russian Federation made clear it was changing its military posture in response to the United States downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday, which, according to Damascus, is the first such incident since the start of the conflict in 2011.