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PM launches Pakistan’s first green Eurobond to raise $500m

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched Pakistan’s first green Eurobond by the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). WAPDA is issuing Green Eurobond to raise $500 million for financing of Diamar-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. Global financial institutions have

UAE selects first Arab woman astronaut

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. UAE Vice-President Ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,

Bahrain appoints first ambassador to Israel

MANAMA: Bahrain has appointed its first ambassador to Israel ahead of the Gulf state’s opening of its embassy in coming weeks. Bahraini diplomat Khaled Al Jalahma will head the diplomatic mission in Israel. He was the director the operations in

Greece’s first female president sworn in

ATHENS: Greece’s first female president, a former high court judge, was formally sworn in office on Friday, nearly two months after the country’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to elect her. The swearing-in ceremony for Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, 63, took place in an

Luxembourg becomes first country with free public transport

LUXEMBOURG CITY: Luxembourg has become the first country in the world to offer free public transport, as the small and wealthy European country tries to help workers and reduce road traffic. Some cities have already taken similar but partial measures.

Pakistan win first test by 44 runs against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has easily defeated Bangladesh with an innings and 44 runs taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series as the guest team’s batting order collapsed during the first test match in Rawalpindi on Monday. Since restarting the day

World’s first twin-engine jet completes maiden flight

EVERETT: Boeing’s 777X, a new generation of the wide-body aircraft, finished its test flight on Saturday marking a landmark for the company struggling through the growing failure from two fatal crashes of its best-selling 737 Max. The first flight, which

US confirms first Coronavirus case

WASHINGTON: The US has announced its first outbreak of a new Coronavirus that has taken six lives in China and sickened hundreds of people, joining countries around the world in stepping up efforts to prevent its spread. According to federal

Space unite us: First Iranian-US astronaut reaches for stars

HOUSTON: During her time, Jasmin “Jaws” Moghbeli earned her fierce nickname as a decorated gunship pilot who flew more than 150 missions in Afghanistan. She said, “I’d love to be inspired by everyone, but it’s a little simpler to be