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  • Nawaz Sharif, leader of political party Pakistan Muslim League-N

    "It's natural and understandable that the Prime Minister will be off from any activities when [he] is actually operated on by the doctors."

  • Narendra Modi announcing $500M in Iranian Port of Chabahar

    The strategic southern Iranian Port of Chabahar will open a sea-land access route to central Asia.

  • President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani shake hands after they signed Chabahar transit agreement in Tehran, Iran on May 23, 2016.

    India's also signed an agreement with Iran and Afghanistan to develop a transport and transit corridor between the three countries through Chabahar.

  • BEIRUT, May 23- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged up to $500 million to develop the southern Iran port of Chabahar, in a move to give his country trade access to Iran, Afghanistan and central Asia. The deal, which runs in conjunction with the development of road and rail links through Iran to Afghanistan, also represented a strategic victory for...

  • LONDON, May 23- Pakistan will begin the marketing process next month to sell a 49 percent stake in Pakistan International Airlines and plans to list shares in several power utility firms this year, privatisation minister Mohammad Zubair said on Monday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had made the privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines a top goal when...

  • *Graphic- Militant violence in Kashmir: http://tmsnrt.rs/1XDQ7qa. TRAL, India, May 23- Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India's federal government. "All of Kashmir supports his cause," Wani, the...

  • *Graphic- Militant violence in Kashmir: http://tmsnrt.rs/1XDQ7qa. TRAL, India, May 23- Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India's federal government. "All of Kashmir supports his cause," Wani, the...

  • NEW DELHI, May 20- India will on Monday sign a commercial contract with Iran to build and run a strategic port on Iran's southern coast, the Indian government said on Friday, to help it gain a foothold in Iran and win access to central Asia and Afghanistan. Talks to build the Chabahar port have been on for years but since the scaling back of Western sanctions against...

  • Want to live in peace with India: Fmr PM

    When it comes to fighting extremism, do countries need boots on the ground as well as air power? Former Pakistan prime minister, Shaukat Aziz weighs in.

  • Need to be more open on trade: Fmr Pakistan PM

    Free trade is the “catalyst for growth” in the world, and we should be more open on the concept says Shaukat Aziz, Former Pakistan prime minister.

  • Connectivity will create economic activity: Fmr PM

    China’s “one belt, one road” initiative should be seen as a “real game-changer” for the region, says former Pakistan prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, when talking about connectivity and growth.

  • Pakistan, India both have many domestic challenges: Fmr PM

    Former Pakistan prime minister, Shaukat Aziz explains how Pakistan needs to work together with India, to improve their relationship and growth prospects.

  • CNBC update: Iraq explosion, soccer attack

    A car bomb ripped through a commercial area in Baghdad; Kidnapped son of a former Pakistani minister has been handed over to Pakistan's Ambassador in Kabul; a Manchester United soccer team bus was attacked in London, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Pakistan, India have shared history: India FinMin

    India’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, and Pakistan’s finance minister, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, talk to CNBC about their countries' relationship with one another, and what issues need fixing.

  • Pakistan's economy has shown resilience: Fin Min

    Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Pakistan's finance minister, discusses his country's economy and its relationship with other countries such as China.

  • *Pakistan wants targeting systems for JF-17 jets. PARIS, April 7- Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against Islamist militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said. U.S. ally Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million...

  • Uber board member: Uber works everywhere

    David Plouffe, Chief Advisor & Member of Board of Directors for Uber, discusses the car hailing app's push into the Middle East as well as his outlook on the company's global growth.

  • Facing terror fears: Walter Isaacson

    Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute CEO, shares his thoughts on the changing methods of fighting terrorism.

  • *Many Iranians abroad wary of returning to the Islamic Republic. LONDON, March 29- International firms are hunting for Western-educated Iranians to take on executive jobs in the Islamic Republic after the removal of most sanctions, but are finding it hard to win them over. Yet there's never been a queue of expats applying for jobs here, " Giuseppe Carella, the Iran...

  • *Many Iranians abroad wary of returning to the Islamic Republic. LONDON, March 29- International firms are hunting for Western-educated Iranians to take on executive jobs in the Islamic Republic after the removal of most sanctions, but are finding it hard to win them over. Yet there's never been a queue of expats applying for jobs here, " Giuseppe Carella, the Iran...