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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 »

Lenin statue pulled down in Indian State of Tripura

DHAKA, March 06, 2018 — A statue of Communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was pulled down in Belonia town in southern part of Tripura state of India following the victory by BJP alliance in local election. According to Indian newspaper report, the statue, put up during the Left rule, was brought down by a mob amid chants of ‘Bharat Mata ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy’s operational exercise Ribat-2018 launched

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. KARACHI — RIBAT series of exercises are focused on validating PN war fighting concepts under evolving multi-faceted threats ranging from conventional to sub conventional warfare. The exercise would also encompass joint operations of PN with PAF at extended ranges into the Arabian Sea. In ... Read More »

India promoting Israeli defence, other products in Afghanistan, BD and Myanmar

India serving as a ling between Israeli and Afghan business companies BEIRUT — The Israeli prime minister has endorsed an Indian request to accord license to Indian companies to re-market Israeli weapons to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar. During his last visit to India Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Afghan former ... Read More »

While Indian Cinema Descends Into The Gutter, China Helps Promote Morally Uplifting Films

Indian films promote violence and vulgarity while Chinese films promote moral values By Adam Garrie South Asia has been gripped by a scandal surrounding an Indian film called “Padman” which fetishises female menstruation, while publicly airing private biological functions. Pakistani officials have moved to ban the film, saying that it is not in keeping with Pakistani values. This itself has led ... Read More »

Pakistan rejects allegations over attack on Indian military camp

Pakistan hopes that International community will take notice of smear campaign Islamabad — Pakistan has strongly rejected Indian reported allegations regarding Pakistan’s link with an attack on Indian Army camp in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In reply to a question the Spokesperson of Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry on February 11, 2018 referred to statements of certain Indian police and defence officials, ... 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 »

7 people confirmed dead in 6.5-magnitude Taiwan earthquake

Hotel and residential block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien At least seven people are dead and 225 injured including tourists after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck just off the east coast of Taiwan. According to Police a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least seven people and injured more than 225 ... Read More »

Pakistan, China sign executive programme of cultural agreement

Agreement to promote cultural exchanges and determination of Belt and Road Initiative Pakistan and China have signed Executive Programme of Cultural Agreement for further consolidating cultural relations and promoting people-to-people contacts between the two states. According to the agreement, Pakistan and China would mutually cooperate to develop and promote Film and Broadcasting, Arts and Culture, Information and Investigation, Press and ... Read More »

Japan plans to build elderly caring robots by 2020

Japan plans to build elderly caring robots by 2020

These robots will help old folks stay mentally and socially engaged Japan authorities desire to extend acceptance of generation that would assist fill the distance within the nursing body of workers and will care for 80% of elderly by 2020. Japan is well-known for the longevity of its population but the fact of a rapidly ageing population poses its own ... Read More »

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