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Loyalists of ousted Tunisia leader expected to go

Loyalists of ousted Tunisia leader expected to go

TUNIS – Tunisia plans to overhaul the lineup of its interim government on Thursday, a move expected to see key loyalists of ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali step aside in a bid to end persistent protests. Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on Jan 14 when weeks of violent protests against poverty, repression and corruption toppled him after 23 years in power.
Since then, an interim government that includes many former ruling party officials has struggled to impose order. Protesters

Rice trade in 2011 expected to contract by two percent

LAHORE – The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has forecast that the world rice trade in 2011 will contract by two percent to 30.5 million tonnes. The FAO latest Rice Market Monitor (RMM) states that the reduction in global rice trade is expected to follow a tightening of exportable quantities in major rice supplying countries.
It concludes that several rice exporting countries had reduced harvests owing to harsh weather conditions, while some have heavily

India cotton prices expected to hit record high

MUMBAI – Indian cotton prices are likely to extend last week’s gains to hit a record high, lifted by strong demand from exporters to fulfil their exports obligations and as overseas markets jump, dealers said. “Exporters were very active in the spot market. Arrivals were there, but quality fibre was in short-supply,” said a senior official at Gujarat State Cooperative Cotton Federation. India’s cotton export deadline will expire on Feb. 25 for the remaining unshipped quantity of the

Expected activity in January transfer window

LONDON – Soccer’s month-long January transfer window opens on Saturday. Following is a roundup of likely transfer action in the major European leagues:
All eyes will be on Manchester City as the window opens, with Roberto Mancini expected to add more firepower to a squad who have emerged as genuine contenders for the Premier League title.
Edin Dzeko, Wolfsburg’s Bosnian striker, is top of their shopping list, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz likely to

Wheat exports expected to commence from January

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, Asia’s third-largest wheat producer, is expected to restart exports in January after the government lifted a three-year ban earlier this month, traders said on Wednesday.
Traders in the country’s commercial hub of Karachi said queries have been made by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and some Middle Eastern countries, and confirmed orders are expected by the end of the month. “There is brisk activity in the market after the formal notification by

Pakistan expected to be asked to ‘do more’

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is expected to ask Pakistan to “do more” in its one-year review of the Afghan war strategy, which is due today (Thursday).
The report notes that although Pakistan has been fighting the Taliban insurgents in some of its northern areas, it needs to expand its offensive, especially to North Waziristan. The assessment presented to President Obama for approval yesterday in a two-hour meeting alleges the presence of militant sanctuaries in

OPEC expected to leave quotas alone

QUITO: OPEC was expected to leave its two-year-old oil quotas unchanged, it was revealed after a meeting on Saturday in Ecuador. This is due to rising demand and some uncertainties over the generally bullish outlook for the world economy.
The gathering in Quito of the 12-nation Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries was also to mark the passing of the cartel’s rotating presidency to Iran – the first time in 36 years the Islamic republic has held the largely symbolic

Dry weather expected in the next few days

LAHORE: Western cold waves entering Pakistan would mostly affect Gilgit-Baltistan and other mountainous areas while weather was expected to remain dry for the coming three days.
According to weather experts, the waves would not affect Punjab and no rainfall was expected in the next three days. A thin fog layer has started surrounding Lahore, as the year comes to an end. Talking to Pakistan Today, Met Office DFO Muhammad Amjad said, “November is the driest month of the year and

Prices of cattle expected to fall just before Eid

LAHORE: The prices of sacrificial animals in the city’s nine cattle markets are expected to fall before Eid night, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The high prices and refusal of vendors to change price has kept cattle buyers way.
The result of this pattern has been that cattle sellers are increasingly desperate to sell off their cattle. The buyer abstention this year appears to have come as a surprise.
With sellers from outside Lahore want to go back to their homes before

Police-lawyers clash – Patch-up expected between estranged parties, SC told

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench was informed on Friday that a ‘patch-up’ is expected between both the estranged parties – the police and the lawyers – who clashed with each in Lahore on October 2, leaving many lawyers injured.
The bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing a suo motu notice taken by the CJP on the clashes that took place between