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Can Turkey position itself as the most effective mediator in Afghanistan?

By Samuel Ramani — Turkey’s role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed. On January 14, Afghan government representatives and officials from the Taliban’s Qatar office met in Turkey to discuss mechanisms for initiating a peace process in Afghanistan. These talks occurred in ... Read More »

Turkish Army, Naval chiefs visit Qatar to intensify ties

ANKARA — Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar arrived in Qatar as part of an official visit on March 11, 2018. According to Turkey’s official Anatolia news agency Sunday, the  Army Chief is accompanied by Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal. The high-level officials visit has intensified bilateral relationship during last few months and both ... Read More »

Chinese expert warns India’s interventionist policy causing unrest in Maldives, region

SHANGHAI (PPA) — A senior Chinese expert on South Asia affairs has warned that India’s continued quest for interference in neighbor country’s internal affairs have caused political crisis in Maldives. Writing in Global Times on February 9, 2018, Chen Xizhong, a member with the Chinese Association for South Asian Studies suggested that India was trying to maintain its grip over ... Read More »

Jordanian King Abdullah-II arrives in Islamabad on two-day visit

Jordanian King Abdullah-II has arrived in Islamabad on two-day official visit on the invitation of President Mamnoon Hussain According to Pakistan’s foreign ministry Jordan’s King Abdullah II has arrived in the capital Islamabad, to meet top government officials. He was warmly received at Noor Khan Airbase by President Mamnoon Hussain and 21 gun salute was given in honor of the ... Read More »

Pakistan welcomes talks between North and South Korea

Pakistan has always encouraged the DPRK and Republic of Korea to resume meaningful negotiations Pakistan has welcomed the recent talks held between the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK). Pakistan says these would lead to lasting peace, prosperity, stability, reconciliation and cooperation in the region. In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal ... Read More »

Anniversary of tragedy in Manas Airport

By Diloram Ismailov  Soon Kyrgyzstan will remember the victims of one of the most terrible tragedies in the history of the country. 39 people, including 17 children were killed under the wreckage of a cargo Boeing 747-400 crashed near capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. Moreover Kyrgyz people will remember how in those tragic days the former President of Kyrgyzstan – ... Read More »

Qatar requires 100,000 Pakistani workers for FIFA 2022 World Cup

Qatar requires 100,000 Pakistani workers for FIFA 2022 World Cup

Qatar desires that the maximum workforce required in this regard should come from Pakistan The Qatar Ambassador to Pakistan Saqr Bin Mubarak said that his country would required 0.1 million skilled workers for development and construction work underway in connection with FIFA Football World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar. This was announced at the bilateral meeting of Qatar ... Read More »

Pakistan, China explore Afghanistan inclusion in CPEC

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers

Pakistan, China and Afghan foreign ministers discuss ways to encourage economic and security cooperation Pakistan and China will look at extending the $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday. Speaking after the first trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Wang said China hoped the economic corridor could ... Read More »

Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav’s wife, mother meet him at Foreign Office

Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife, mother reached Pakistan Foreign Office to meet him

Jadhav’s family being accompanied by Indian Deputy HC JP Singh and three Indian foreign ministry officials The mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav have concluded their meeting at Pakistan’s Foreign Office Islamabad. Jadhav family reached Islamabad through Benazir Bhutto International Airport from Dubai via Emirates flight EK612 to meet the Indian convicted spy. According to Pakistani media, ... Read More »

No one has lost more troops and lives to terrorism than Pakistanis: Pentagon

No one has lost more troops and lives to terrorism than Pakistanis: Pentagon

“They’ve lost thousands of troops, and they’ve lost thousands of innocents as well” Chief Spokesperson of Pentagon, US Department of Defense Dana W. White has yet again acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices against the ongoing war on terror in the region. Dana W. White said that no one has lost more troops and lives to terrorism than Pakistan, she said while briefing ... Read More »

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