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Reception on board Pakistan Naval Ship Shamsheer in Colombo

HE Shakeel Hussain (2nd right) with SL Minister of Industries Rishaad Bathiueedin Mission Commander and DA Col Rajil

COLOMBO — A colorful reception was arranged on board visiting Pakistan Navy ship SHAMSHEER which is in Sri Lanka on a 4 day visit reflective of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the two friendly countries. The reception was attended by large gathering of guests which included Sri Lankan Ministers, Diplomats, Senior Officers of Armed forces, Top Government officials, business ... Read More »

At least 14 people shot dead in U.S. by three gunmen

U.S. shooting on December 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — At least 14 people were killed and 17 others wounded on Wednesday (early Thursday in Pakistan) when three people burst into a handicapped training center in San Bernardino, California and started shooting. According to VOA reports hours later, police shot and killed two of the suspects in a neighborhood nearby Redlands, California when officers spotted an SUV in ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia plans to build World’s tallest skyscraper

Saudi Arabia plans to build World’s tallest skyscraper

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) – Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia. Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger Jeddah Tower — a prospect looking more likely as funds for the $1.23 ... Read More »

France holds memorial to remember the victims of Paris Attacks

Paris holds memorial to remember the victims of Paris Attacks

PARIS (France) – France held a sombre national memorial service for those who died in terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago. The names of the 130 people killed were read at a national memorial service at a historic military building in Paris called Les Invalides. Some 2,600 people attended the service in central Paris, including President Francois Hollande, survivors ... Read More »

Russia expects to win US$21 bn deals as Pres. Putin visits Iran


Russia is hoping to win defence and civil deals worth more than US$21 billion in coming months including the sale of 100 Sukhoi passenger jets, S-300 missiles and helicopters. Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported on November 12, 2015 that President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin witnessed the signing of 7 memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on the ... Read More »

Heavy snowfall covers Midwestern US, flights cancelled

Snowfall covers Midwestern US

A heavy fall snowstorm hit the Midwestern United States on Saturday, blanketing states from South Dakota to Wisconsin with as much as 16 inches (40 cm) of snow, slowing air travel and delaying some events for U.S. presidential candidates. The number of canceled flights at Chicago’s two airports has dropped as a slow-moving storm system that dumped snow has moved ... Read More »

Canadian couple cancels big wedding to help Syrian refugee family

Canadian couples cancels wedding to help Syrian Refugees

TORONTO (Canada) – A Toronto couple recently canceled their big wedding to use the money instead to help sponsor a Syrian refugee family’s settlement into Canada. The money that would have gone to their reception or gifts is now being used to sponsor a family to come to Canada. The Toronto couple was planning to get married next March. They ... Read More »

World Children’s Day: UNICEF urges for equal opportunities for every child

ICEF Special Coordinator for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, Marie-Pierre Poirier greets children in the UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Presevo. Photo: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan)  – On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF has urged the nations of the world to  pay more attention to reduce inequities in opportunity among children within a generation. “Governments and development partners must concentrate on countries and regions with the largest burdens to overcome and the widest equity gaps to close” suggests the report. A new report, For every child, a ... Read More »

Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Sri Lanka


COLOMBO — A senior Pakistani Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has reiterated that “Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, in both bilateral and regional context and there is a strong political will in Pakistan to further develop and promote these relations.” The visiting Pakistani official also expressed satisfaction over the process of consolidating friendly and cooperative relations ... Read More »

Photo Exhibit in Italy depicts Pakistan’s success stories

Photographs exhibition at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome

A series of photographs from across Pakistan will be displayed at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome, Italy from 9 to 13 November. The exhibition depict Pakistan’s impressive recovery following recurrent natural and manmade disasters such as earthquakes, flooding and landslidings over the past few years. The exhibit was inaugurated on 9 November in the presence of H.E. Nadeem ... Read More »

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