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Pakistan approves sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

JF-17 Pakistan

Pakistan government has approved the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee to show commitment for the aircraft sale to the Nigerian Air Force. Nigeria is Pakistan’s second international customer for its domestically assembled JF-17 “Thunder” multirole ... Read More »

Snowfall stuns Sahara Desert, the hottest desert in the world

Ain Sefra is located around 1,000 metres above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains A snowstorm in the Sahara desert has turned the normally sandy landscape into what looks like arctic tundra after up to 16 inches fell on areas of Algeria. The current temperature of world’s largest hot desert plummeted this week as a freak snowstorm hit the ... Read More »

Death toll from Somalia twin truck bombing rises to 300 people

Somalia’s President has called for three days mourning after deadliest bombing in Mogadishu The death toll of Somalia truck bombing rises to 300 people, where as more than 300 citizens are injured deadliest attack in Somalia’s history. According to the director of an ambulance service in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu says the death toll from Saturday’s truck bombing is now over 300. President Mohamed Abdullahi ... Read More »

These countries fast longest in Ramadan 2017

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Fasting will be the longest in Greenland and Sweden, and shortest in Chile and Australia. Muslims across the world including Pakistan have entered into the most respected and celebrated Islamic month of Ramazan. The commencement of Ramazan is determined by the lunar cycle every year and its timing shifts in relation to the Western calendar worldwide each year. For the ... Read More »

Suicide blast kills 33 at north Mali military camp

Gao, 33 killed in result of Mali military camp car bomb blast

The suicide car driver attacked the residence of UN peacekeeping soldiers in Mali. At least 33 pro government militants were killed and around dozens injured in a car bomb attack on army base at northern Mali’s city of Gao. The victims were conducting patrols in the region to stop the violence. The targeted base also comprises of the army soldiers’ ... Read More »

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

More than half the world’s people still off the Internet, Women, the elderly and the poor are still lagging behind, U.N. report says United Nation’s agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report says that 47 percent of the world’s people now use the Internet.  However, released also discovered serious geographic and economic disparities in who uses the Internet. One year back, ... 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 »

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global Peace Index records a historically less peaceful and more unequal world  World became less peaceful in the last year, reveals 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI). The Report shows growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict. The study, by international think-tank the Institute for Economics and ... 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 »

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