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Indonesia marks 72nd Independence Day in Islamabad

Indonesia celebrates 72nd Independence Day in Islamabad

A colourful and exotic reception was held in Islamabad to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. The ceremony was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and hosted by the Indonesian Ambassador Iwan Suyudhie Amri and Madame Rita Berlinia Amri to celebrate the country’s 72nd Independence Day. Indonesian artifacts, signature umbrellas, ... Read More »

Trump discusses trade and North Korea with Xi Jinping in Beijing

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. first lady Melania visit the Forbidden City with China’s President Xi Jinping and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan in Beijing, China, November 8, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping attend a welcoming ceremony in Beijing United States President Donald Trump held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in which U.S. pressed Beijing to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The welcoming ceremony was held in Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping walked side by side on a ... Read More »

President Rouhani: Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia to link Asia to Europe

President Rouhani with Pres. Putin and Pres. Aliyev

Transit between the three countries and also between Asia and Europe is the first decision that has been made by Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia Tehran – Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia aim to link Bandar Abbas in southern Iran to Helsinki in Finland (Asia to Europe), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying by Iranian official news agency. ‘Transit between the ... Read More »

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar urge to integrate human mobility in national policies on climate change In 2016, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes forced more than 24 million people globally to leave their homes. This level of disaster displacement and environmental migration poses significant regional challenges in the 21st century. To discuss and address these ... Read More »

90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar – Asia’s refugee crisis in the making

90000 Rohingya flee Myanmar - Asia's refugee crisis in the making

Around 90000 Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive in Bangladesh to escape violence A minimum of 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar during last ten days. The reports have confirmed that more than 400 people have died in the recent unrest, with campaigners accusing the Burmese military accused of committing crimes against humanity. According to the UN’s refugee ... Read More »

India most corrupt country in Asia: Forbes

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India tops Forbes list of most corrupt Asian country followed by Vietnam and Thailand A recent survey by the Transparency International states that India is the most corrupt country in Asia. The Forbes article rates India the highest in the list with 69 per cent bribery rate, The report describes India as: “In five of the six public services – schools, hospitals, ID ... Read More »

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless The heavy rains and strong winds have killed more than 1,200 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal while the death toll could rise. The devastating floods have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said ... Read More »

Pakistan’s female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Pakistan's female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Sharmeen Chinoy, Qasim Aslam, Madiha Gul, Adnan Malik and Muhammad Sabir are part of Asia21 Pakistani alumni Pakistan’s female cricketer and captain of national team Sana Mir has been named among “Asia 21 Young Leaders” for challenging attitudes about women’s participation in Pakistan’s male-dominated society. Sana Mir was selected by Asia Society among thirty remarkable professionals from 21 different countries ... Read More »

Pakistan ranked ahead of India at ‘Asia’s Best Under A Billion 2017’

Pakistan ranked ahead of India at ‘Asia's Best Under A Billion 2017’

Pakistan’s Ferozsons Laboratories ranked second position as its gross sales grew 93% final year Five Pakistani corporations have made it to Forbes annual Asia’s Best 200 Under A Billion list, Pakistani decreased down from seven companies last year to five, however it’s ahead of India having only three companies on the list. Pakistani corporations have made it to 2017 Forbes ... Read More »

Daraz and Kaymu announce merger in Pakistan

Daraz and Kaymu announce merger across Asia

Both e-commerce giants will continue their work under the umbrella of Daraz Group The two leading Asian e-commerce giants Daraz and Kaymu have decided to join hands in order to enhance the value proposition to customers and sellers and accelerate growth in Pakistan. According to Daraz Group, there will one active website – www.daraz.pk – through which the ecommerce company ... Read More »

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