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Pakistan-China military leadership discuss defence cooperation, CPEC

Pakistan and China military leadership discuss defence cooperation, CPEC

During meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, the army chief congratulated the latter on assumption of command of the newly-established army headquarter ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reached Beijing on a two-day official visit, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif discussed measures to improve military to military ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Middle East Policy: Striking a balance between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia

Is it possible for Pakistan to strike a balance between ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran? The answer is Yes. Former Ambassador Masood Khan explains how.. By Masood Khan The essence of President Hassan Rohani’s visit to Islamabad was bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran but the strategic overhang of the visit was no less important. Post-nuclear deal with six ... Read More »

Denmark ranks world’s happiest country for the third time

Denmark ranks world happiest country for the third time

Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country, while Burundi ranks as the least happy nation, according to the fourth World Happiness Report.  The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Denmark topped the list in ... Read More »

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Amancio Ortega are world’s richest men

Bill Gates remains richest man in world in 2016 list of billionaires followed by Zara’s Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffet, Mexico’s Carlos Slim, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Bill Gates remains richest man in world in 2016 list of billionaires for the third year in a row Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is still ranked the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of $75 billion, $4.2 billion less than last year, according to Forbes magazine’s 2016 list of the world’s richest people. Bill Gates is the wealthiest person ... Read More »

Knowledge sharing and collaboration key to address Climate Change

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan addresses at the inaugural session of the international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters. Photo: CIMOD

Experts at an international conference call for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners to address emerging challenges in the Indus River basin KATHMANDU (Nepal) – Greater collaboration is needed between various stakeholders to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus Basin which is the most glacier and snowmelt-dependent basin in the ... Read More »

Beijing now has more billionaires than New York

Beijing now has more billionaires than New York

China edged out America on several fronts in a new report profiling the world’s wealthiest people. Beijing pushed New York into second place – 100 to 95 – when it took over this year’s “Billionaire Capital of the World” title. Shanghai-based firm Hurun conducts the yearly research and rankings of the world’s wealthiest people and their spending lifestyle. China now has the ... Read More »

India world’s largest arms importer; US, Russia dominate arms sales

Saudi Arabia announces military alliance to fight any terrorist group

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also shows India’s arms imports remain three times greater than those of its rivals China and Pakistan. Its biggest suppliers are Russia, the US, Israel and France. India’s imports ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Parliament first in the world to go 100% solar

Pakistan’s Parliament first in the world to go 100% Solar

Pakistan’s parliament is now the first parliament in the world to be completely powered by solar energy Pakistan’s parliament has become the first national assembly in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq announced that the solar panels in the house generate 80 MW of electricity, 62 MW of which are consumed by the National Assembly ... Read More »

Photos: World celebrates Chinese New Year 2016

A flash mob featuring a hundred performers in monkey costumes makes an appearance to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year in Times Square on Manhattan, New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

The Lunar New Year is China’s biggest holiday. Around the world, families are coming together to celebrate. BEIJING (China) — Millions of people around the world are celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year.The spring festival is typically spent feasting and visiting temples with friends and family, and not unlike the western New Year’s celebration that takes place on January ... Read More »

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