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Nawaz, Modi can break the ice in Astana at SCO Summit 2017

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

SCO Summit 2017 in Astana provides an opportunity for Pakistan-India talks Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an excellent opportunity next month to break the ice and ease tensions that have been on the rise between the two countries. Both countries are currently locked in a dispute over the death sentence handed over ... Read More »

Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

Pakistan and China vow to boost military cooperation

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa meets top leaders in China on his first visit to China

Pakistan Army chief meets top leaders in China on his first visit to China Pakistan and China have vowed to further enhance military cooperation especially in weapons and anti-terrorism sectors, after a meeting between two senior military officers of the two countries in Beijing. General Qamar Javed Bajwa held meetings at Beijing with Mr. Zhang Gaoli Executive Vice Premier, General Fan Changlong ... Read More »

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 »

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