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Another Kashmiri journalist killed in occupied Srinagar, roles of Hindu fundamentalists suspected

SRINAGAR — In Indian-held Kashmir, unknown gunmen on June 14, 2018 shot dead the Chief Editor of daily Rising Kashmir,  Shujaat Bukhari outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar. Shuijaat Bukhari who also worked for BBC received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen. Shujaat was accompanied by his two personal security guards. They were also injured in the ... Read More »

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Singapore's Sentosa island

The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their ... Read More »

India’s Archbishop says ‘political atmosphere’ threats democracy, secularism in India

NEW DELHI — India’s ruling Hindu BJP party and fundamentalist Hindus became furious over a letter addressed to all the churches in the national capital by the Archbishop of Delhi who said there is a “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country which “threatens” democracy and secularism. The letter has triggered a sharp response from the ruling BJP and radical Hindu ... 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 »

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 »

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