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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 »

At least 12 killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

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A family including a mother with a young boy and seven year old daughter were among the killed in Songan village. Around Twelve people including young children were killed in landslides on the tourist island of Bali that wiped out several homes, Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency stated. Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village ... Read More »

12th World Islamic Economic Forum begins in Indonesia

12th World Islamic Economic Forum begins in Indonesia

Be Careful with innovation based on greed, it is the government duty to make sure that each innovation can bring benefits to the people: Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo JAKARTA (Indonesia) – The 12th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) began in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Indonesian President Jokowi Widodo opened the 12th World Islamic Economic Forum, urging the Muslim community to use ... Read More »

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr

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Millions of people around the world have gathered for prayers and feasting to mark the end of the Holy Month Across the world, millions of Muslims have marked the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting and family time. Traditional greetings during the Islamic holiday begin with Eid Mubarak, which means “Have a blessed Eid.” Families gather together to pray, share ... Read More »

Flash floods, landslides kill 46 in Indonesia

Flash floods, landslides kill 46 in Indonesia

The districts of Purworejo, Banjarnegara and Kebumen are the hardest-hit areas, and most of the casualties came from there JAKARATA (Indonesia) – The death toll from a series of flash floods and landslides that occurred in 16 districts in Central Java over the weekend has risen to 46, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). The landslides buried dozens ... Read More »

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres Southwest of Sumatra JAKARTA (Indonesia) – A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck offs the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Muara Siberut and roughly 500 miles west-southwest of Padang, which is on the west coast ... Read More »

Americans and Britons least concerned about climate change

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The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found that both the US and British public trail other countries in terms of general climate change concerns as well as formulating strategies to curb emissions. Countries from across ... 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 »

Norway, Philippines diplomats killed in Helicopter crash in Gilgit

L to R: The Ambassador of the Philippines , Domingo D. Lucenario Jr and the Ambassador of Norway,Leif H. Larsen, were among those killed in the ill-fated helicopter crash on Friday in Gilgit, Pakistan.

Pakistan announces one-day mourning after the tragic incident GILGIT (Pakistan): The ambassadors of Norway and Philippines and four others were killed when an army helicopter MI-17 crashed in Naltar area of Gilgit on Friday, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Norwegian envoy Leif H Larsen, Philippines ambassador Domingo D Lucenario Jr, wives of Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors, two pilots and ... Read More »

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