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China warns it will ‘get involved’ if India incites trouble in Balochistan

Deep Sea Port at Gwadar

Chinese think tank has issued a warning to India, saying China will have to get involved if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan. Chinese think tank has warned India that China will intervene if India will incite violence in Balochistan and disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan’s Balochistan ... Read More »

Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

Strong Earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, leaves towns in ruins

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 120 dead and toll expected to rise At least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. Many people are missing and rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. An ... Read More »

4 killed as series of blasts hit tourist resorts in Thailand

4 killed as series of blasts hit tourist resorts in Thailand

Thailand rocked by eleven bombs in one day in which at least 4 were killed and dozens injured BANGKOK (Thailand) – A series of coordinated blasts across Thailand killed four and injured more than 30, including foreign tourists on Friday. Two bombs went off in the resort of Hua Hin Friday morning near the clock tower, a city landmark and ... Read More »

Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan form alliance to counter terrorism

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan have announced a new quadrilateral counter-terrorism alliance mechanism

Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Afghanistan have formally announced their counter-terrorism alliance on Wednesday, considering extremism as serious threat to regional stability. Top defence commanders of the four countries held a meeting in the Chinese city of Urumqi and later made the announcement of the Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism (QCCM) on counter-terrorism, according to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ... Read More »

Muslims attend Catholic Mass in France, Italy in solidarity after church attack

Imam Sami Salem (on left) delivers his speech during a Mass in Rome's Saint Mary in Trastevere church, Italy, Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Muslims across France and Italy attended catholic Mass on Sunday mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of French priest, Father Jacques Hamel. ROUEN, (France) — Many Muslims attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and Italy on Sunday to show compassion for slain priest, Father Jacques Hamel, and solidarity with their Catholic compatriots. “We are very moved by ... Read More »

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost security cooperation to combat terrorism

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost security cooperation to combat terrorism

Pakistan and Iran call for establishing mechanisms to oversee border security and to fight against the common threat posed by ISIS (Daesh) Pakistan and Iran, in a joint statement, have stressed the need for establishing an institutional mechanism to oversee the border security, including a joint commission. The joint statement was issued after a meeting between Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser ... Read More »

China launches world’s largest seaplane

Chinese workers wave national flags as the Amphibious aircraft AG600 is rolled off a production line in Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong Province

China has unveiled the world’s largest amphibious aircraft following seven years of construction. Aircraft will be used for Marine Rescue Operations China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city of Zhuhai. The amphibious aircraft – ... Read More »

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