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More than 95% of world population is breathing dangerously polluted air: study

Beijing hits highest air pollution alert of 2015

More than 95% of Earth’s population breathing dangerously polluted air, finds study More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unhealthy air and the poorest countries are at greater risk, a new report has found. According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to an estimated 6.1 million deaths ... Read More »

Maldives President receives new Pakistani Ambassador 

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Vice Admiral (Retd.) Waseem Akram on March 20 presented his Letter of Credence to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and discussed bilateral ties, According to an official press release from Maldives President’s Office at a ceremony, President Abdulla Yameen welcomed the Ambassador to the Maldives and congratulated him on the commencement of ... Read More »

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 »

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 dispatching Commandos to Iraq

India has decided to send its elite Police Commandoes to Iraq apparent to protect Indian Embassy and its diplomatic staff there. According to a report by New Delhi Television (NDTV) the approval for deployment has been given the Ministries of Home and External Affairs. The NDTV report added that India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been tasked to provide ... 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 »

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