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Pakistan, Iran vow to boost security cooperation to combat terrorism

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost security cooperation to combat terrorism

Pakistan and Iran call for establishing mechanisms to oversee border security and to fight against the common threat posed by ISIS (Daesh) Pakistan and Iran, in a joint statement, have stressed the need for establishing an institutional mechanism to oversee the border security, including a joint commission. The joint statement was issued after a meeting between Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser ... Read More »

Heavy rain disrupts trains, flights in Beijing, Tianjin

Hundreds of flights cancelled, train services suspended as Beijing, Tianjin lashed by torrential rain

Persistent heavy rain on Wednesday caused widespread disruption in the Chinese capital, Beijing, forcing the delay and cancellation of hundreds of flights and the closure trains and subway stations. At least one person was killed and 34 missing as torrential rain lashed northern China, state media reported Wednesday (Jul 20). Heavy downpours struck Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, causing all ... Read More »

At least 30 killed, 300 injured in Indian occupied Kashmir protests

Protesters clashed with the police in Srinagar on Sunday after Indian security forces killed a separatist leader, Burhan Wani. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

Death toll in recent wave of violence in Kashmir reaches 30 while more than 300 are injured. Violence has again engulfed Kashmir, which has been a flashpoint for more than 60 years and center of an independence movement that has never completely disappeared in last 6 decades. At least 30 people have been killed and more than 300 injured in clashes between ... Read More »

Pakistan stocks boost after qualifying for MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Pakistan stocks boost after qualifying for MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Analysts and brokers in Pakistan said inclusion in emerging markets group will lead to significant foreign investment inflows, considering the size of the index Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark index surged 2.78%, or 1,042 points, to close at a record of 38,559.87 points on Wednesday after Pakistan managed to qualify for the key MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Asia’s best-performing share market of 2016 ... Read More »

Four injured in blast at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport

Policemen are seen at the site where an explosion happened at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai, June 12, 2016. Photo: Xinhua

Explosion at Shanghai Airport, caused by “self-made explosives”, injures at least four people SHANGHAI – Four passengers were injured after an explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, Airport authorities said. Local reports that suggested the blast that injured four passengers was caused by firecrackers or “self-made explosive materials”. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, ... Read More »

No Tobacco Day 2016: WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products

WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products on World No Tobacco Day 2016

Around 100,000 Pakistanis die annually from tobacco. Data shows 36% adult males, 9% adult females among 25 million smokers in the country The World Health Organisation (WHO), on this World No Tobacco Day, is calling all govenrments to be ready for plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging means branding and promotional information is removed from tobacco packaging and replaced by ... Read More »

65 years of friendship: Pakistan-China ties can improve regional security, economic growth

Pakistan China mark 65 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties

Pakistan and China mark 65 years of diplomatic ties and friendship “Pakistan and China, enjoy special friendship and have achieved much .. But we must continue to work for lasting peace and stability in the region to attain regional security and economic development” By Masood Khan This year, 2016, is a special year for Pakistan-China relations. On the 65th anniversary ... Read More »

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