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Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Multiple avlanches have claimed around 100 lives in Pakistan and Northern part of Afghanistan. Authorities have warned local residents of more avalanches likely to come as abnormally heavy snowfall continues. In the deadliest incident, 53 people died in one village after an avalanche ... Read More »

Iran keen to join CPEC to strenghthen ties with Pakistan and China

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Pakistan, Iran and China alliance would focus on regional connectivity, mutual trade and changing regional and international situations Iran has expressed its willingness to join the China-Pakis­tan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to form a new regional coalition for regional peace and stability. Pakistan, Iran and China alliance would focus on regional connectivity, mutual trade and changing regional and international situations, expressed Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the ... Read More »

Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombing

Five UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombing

Deputy Governor Abdul Ali Shamsi and Yama Quraishi, an Afghan diplomat to the USA also reported died in bomb blast. KABUL (Afghanistan): Five UAE diplomats and 56 others were killed in a bombing in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates official authorities confirmed. While the UAE’s ambassador to Afghanistan escaped the attack with injuries. Early this morning, Kandahar was shocked with ... Read More »

South Asian leaders urged to improve trade and regional connectivity

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Experts urge the South Asian policymakers to prioritize dialogue over bilateral disputes between the states LAHORE – Enhancing people-to-people contact and institutional collaborations especially among the universities of Asian states is the best way forward to the much-needed inter-regional as well as intra-regional connectivity, according to the speakers at a policy dialogue held in Lahore. Speakers at the international conference ... Read More »

Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years

Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 years

Trains delayed, traffic disrupted, residents put on heavy coats and boots after surprised November snowfall TOKYO (Japan) – Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was smashed by first November snowfall in 54 years. The last time snow fell in November in Tokyo was in 1962. Cold air mass passing over the city pushed temperature down 10 degrees Celsius overnight — from an ... Read More »

Singapore is the best place in the world for expats to live and work

Singapore is the best place in the world for expats to live and work

Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic and Switzerland are the top five destinations for Expats Singapore has topped the list of best expatriate destinations for the second year. Among nearly 27,000 expats in 190 economies, Singapore is the best place to live, work and raises a family abroad, according to the latest and ninth edition of HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer report. ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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 »

Heavy rain disrupts trains, flights in Beijing, Tianjin

Hundreds of flights cancelled, train services suspended as Beijing, Tianjin lashed by torrential rain

Persistent heavy rain on Wednesday caused widespread disruption in the Chinese capital, Beijing, forcing the delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights and the closure trains and subway stations. At least one person was killed and 34 missing as torrential rain lashed northern China, state media reported Wednesday (Jul 20). Heavy downpours struck Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, causing all ... Read More »

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