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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia’s President

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for bid to end half-century conflict Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surpise choice after Colombians voted against the accord in a referendum. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Santos had brought one ... 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 »

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Peace and normalization between Pakistan and India cannot be achieved without resolution of the Kashmir dispute: PM Nawaz Sharif NEW YORK – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strictly demanded an independent inquiry and a UN fact-finding mission to investigate extra-judicial killings and brutalities by security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to punish those found guilty. In a firm speech at the 71st ... Read More »

Attack on Syria aid convoy kill dozens as ceasefire fails

Damaged aid trucks are pictured after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

At least 12 aid workers killed in Syria airstrike on a convoy carrying aid to war-torn Aleppo after ceasefire ends The United Nations confirmed Monday that an airstrike hit an aid convoy near Aleppo killing and injuring several people including aid workers, which came hours after the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia. ... Read More »

Photos: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Palestinians pray on Monday morning at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Azha on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. The world’s 1.5 billion Muslims marked the start of Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice on Monday, while in Saudi Arabia nearly 2 million pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the hajj by symbolically stoning the devil. Muslims ... Read More »

Tanzania earthquake kills 13 and injures more than 200

Tanzania earthquake

Earthquake strikes western shore of Lake Victoria, with tremors felt as far away as western Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. At least 13 people have been killed and 203 injured in north-west Tanzania in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, local authorities said. “The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203,” said Deodatus Kinawilo, district ... Read More »

Nearly 50 million children are refugees or migrants: UNICEF

Refugee children on the border of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

War and poverty have forced 50 million children around the world from their homes, according to UNICEF. The number of child refugees has doubled in the last decade, the report “Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children” states. Up to 28 million of the children have been uprooted by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in ... Read More »

Pakistani students invited to apply for Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program 2016

Asia Youth Exchange Program

Pakistani students are invited to apply for Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science 2016 (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science), annually offered by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). This is for the first that the program is being offered in Pakistan. This program aims to promote exchanges between young Asian researchers and Japanese researchers in fields of science and technology ... Read More »

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

Deep Sea Port at Gwadar

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 »

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