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Friday, January 11th, 2019

 

US troops begin to withdraw from Syria, official says

US troops begin to withdraw from Syria, official says

HASAKEH, (DNA) – The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria started the process of withdrawing troops from the embattled region, a U.S. defense official confirmed on Friday. The U.S. started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” said Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the coalition fighting the Islamic State. “Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troops movements,” Ryan said. The withdrawal appeared to have begun Thursday night, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict in Syria through activistsRead More


Belarusian company ready to jointly produce electric buses in Azerbaijan

Belarusian company ready to jointly produce electric buses in Azerbaijan

BAKU, (DNA) – OJSC “Holding Management Company “Belkommunmash” is ready to establish joint production of electric buses in Azerbaijan, the company’s Deputy Director General Ekaterina Chistova told. “OJSC “Holding Management Company “Belkommunmash” is interested in supplying electric buses to Azerbaijan’s market,” she said. “To this end, in 2018, our company sent a commercial offer for electric buses addressed to the Ganja city authority.” Chistova also noted that earlier the company didn’t carry out any supplies to Azerbaijan. She noted that the company already implemented a project for launching electric busesRead More


Azerbaijan strengthens its position in Passport Index global ranking

Azerbaijan strengthens its position in Passport Index global ranking

BAKU, (DNA) – Azerbaijani citizens can visit 66 countries in a visa-free regime, with reference to the updated Passport Index global ranking prepared by the company Henley & Partners. At the beginning of 2019, the citizens of Azerbaijan, just like three months ago, enjoy a visa-free access to 66 countries, according to the report. At the same time, Azerbaijan has risen by one notch in the Passport Index and ranks 74th out of 104 countries, the company said. It is noted that a year ago, the citizens of Azerbaijan couldRead More


South Africa bat first in final Test against Pakistan

South Africa bat first in final Test against Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG, (DNA) – South Africa’s stand-in captain Dean Elgar won the toss and decided to bat in the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday. Proteas, who seek a clean sweep of the three-test series, were off to a shaky start when Elgar was caught behind for 5. This is the second time Elgar has captained the side. He led South Africa in the first test against England at Lord’s in 2017 when Du Plessis returned home for the birth of a child. Du PlessisRead More


The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion and Amazon in the middle

The Jeff Bezos divorce: $136 billion and Amazon in the middle

The announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination ─ how will they split his giant fortune, estimated at $136 billion? And what will happen to the Internet retail giant ─ will his soon-to-be ex get a significant stake, and how would that affect his control of the company? The former MacKenzie Tuttle knew the 54-year-old Bezos before fame and wealth came calling. The couple met in 1992 when he was a hedge fund manager on WallRead More


Asghar Khan case: SC seeks report on trial of military officials

Asghar Khan case: SC seeks report on trial of military officials

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The Supreme Court, on Friday, sought the progress report on the inquiry against the military officers who allegedly distributed millions of rupees to buy loyalties of politicians and public figures to manipulate the 1990 elections. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar dismissed Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) recommendation to wrap up case proceedings and to not implement the 2012 Asghar Khan verdict due to a lack of evidence. “How can we close down a case related to the implementation of the apex court’s order?”Read More