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40 countries participate in Asia Art Festival in Quanzhou, China

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BEIJING — Artists and art troupes from over 40 countries and regions are participating in the 14th Asia Arts Festival & the 2nd Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival that began with a fabulous opening ceremony on Sunday in Quanzhou- a starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road in southeast China’s Fujian Province. The weeklong Asia arts festival, organized by ... Read More »

Climate experts warn of threats to Mountain Communities, call for action on Adaptation

(L to R) Water expert Nisar A. Memon, ICIMOD Director Dr David Molden, IG Forest Mahmood Nasir, G-B Minister Haji Wakeel, AJK Minister Farzana Yaqoob, SDPI head Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Chairman PARC Ifthikhar Ahmad, at the Climate Change Conference in Islamabad.

By Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – As floods are ravaging several parts of Pakistan, climate scientists issue a wake-up call to political leadership to take urgent action on threats from climate change. Experts also warned of more extreme events such as floods and droughts in Hindu Kush Himalyas particularly Indus Basin. “Time has never been more opportune for the governments of ... Read More »

Pakistan and world leaders welcome Iran nuclear deal

World leaders welcome historic Iran nuclear deal that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme.

ISLAMABAD – As Iran and six major world powers reached a historic nuclear deal in Veinna on Tuesday, leaders from all over the world have started to react to the agreement. Pakistan has welcomed the development. “Pakistan welcomes the nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5 + 1,” said a statement issued by the Ministry ... Read More »

Pakistan to host D-8 summit meeting tomorrow (June 4)

Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised during the extended term of Pakistan’s chairmanship of the organisation,” the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi will inaugurate the ... Read More »

Asia and Australia gleam at Cannes Film Festival 2015 lineup

The latest movies of actors Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz and Matthew McConaughey will be among those competing at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

PARIS (France) – The prestigious Cannes Film Festival organisers have unveiled a line-up this year that confirms the growing talent from Asia and Australia, while throwing in a couple of crowd-pleasing big-budget pictures alongside a slew of arthouse offerings. The selection for the official sections – including those vying for Cannes’s Palme d’Or top prize – heralded a wide range: ... Read More »

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