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Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalize JF-17 Thunder jets deal

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COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure. The agreement is part of several memorandum of understanding (MoUs)inked between Pakistan and Sri Lanka during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three-day visit to the island earlier today. The ... Read More »

Pak Army Chief meets Afghan leadership to resume peace dialogue

General Raheel Sharif meeting Ashraf Ghani in Kabul

KABUL (Afghanistan) – Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif today held wide-ranging talks with Afghanistan’s top leadership on ways to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban and agreed to hold a quadrilateral meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US early next month on a comprehensive road map for meaningful peace. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General ... Read More »

More than 16 million babies born into conflict in 2015: UNICEF

A Syrian newborn lies in the floor of Kara Tepe camp. The family has no money to even buy milk for the baby

There’s one child born into conflict every two seconds: UNICEF ISLAMABAD – Millions of babies around the world are born into life-threatening situations every year, according to UNICEF Report. UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said too many children were starting their lives in extreme circumstances – from conflict zones to natural disasters, poverty, disease or malnutrition. “Every two seconds, a newborn takes ... Read More »

Heart of Asia Conf. delegates call for unified approach against terrorism

Heart of Asia Conf. delegates call for unified approach against terrorism

Conference stress enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the Heart of Asia region ISLAMABAD – Dignitaries from Afghanistan, India, China, Turkey, Iran and other Asian countries called for enhanced cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the Asian region at the Heart of Asia conference. The ‘Heart of Asia’ summit is jointly hosted by ... Read More »

Afghan, US and EU officials meet on sidelines of Heart of Asia Conf.

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The three sides agreed to work together to support preparations for the 2016 Warsaw and Brussels Conferences on Afghanistan and the latest regional security and economic developments ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Afghan, United States and European Union officials, in their meeting in Islamabad, urged for strong Afghan ownership in preparing for the 2016 Warsaw and Brussels Conferences on Afghanistan and called on all ... Read More »

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has hit Tajikistan, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake’s epicenter was located 109 kilometers (68 miles) west of Murghob, Tajikistan and 133 kilometers (83 miles) northeast of Khorugh, Tajikistan. The depth of the quake was 29 kilometers. But buildings shook as far away in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan,  sources report. A ... Read More »

Afghan president expected to visit Pakistan next week

Afghan president expected to visit Pakistan next week

ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected to visit Pakistan on Dec 9 on the occasion of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process which is being jointly hosted by Pakistan and Afghanistan. The two-day meeting of the regional initiative is being held on Dec 8-9 in Islamabad and will be attended by foreign ministers or ... Read More »

Google launches ‘Person Finder’ after South Asia earthquake

Google launches 'Person Finder' after South Asia earthquake

Google has launched its Person Finder service after a 7.5-magnitute earthquake ripped through Hindukush region, striking Pakistan, Afghanistan while also rattling people India and Tajikistan. The powerful earthquake has reportedly killed more than 200 in Pakistan and Afghanistan and injuring hundreds of others in the region. Launched for the first time in 2010, the tech company’s service is made live after ... Read More »

Over 250 dead in Pakistan as powerful 7.5 quake hits Hindukush region

A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has shaken Himalayan region on 26 October 2015. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be in northeastern Afghanistan.

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude has struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas, on Monday, 26 October. The epicenter was reportedly in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. Tremors were felt in major cities, including Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat, Malakand and the mountainous region of Hunza and Chitral. Pakistani officials said that at least ... Read More »

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