.: Asia

Date: 14 Apr 2015

Endorses parliament’s stance on Yemen conflict

Zeeshan Javaid

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Islamabad—Responding to the recent heat in Arab parliament and Saudi allied countries over the unanimous resolution adopted by the joint sitting of Pakistan’s parliament regarding Saudi-Yemen conflict,

Date: 13 Apr 2015

London: Asia is rising. Economically, socially, and technologically, Asia’s nations are taking strides towards increased welfare and prosperity. On the one hand, this is the story of a region rising together: Trade and political ties are flourishing as the region draws into closer cooperation. On the other hand, it is a story of an unbalanced rise, of uneven growth rates and asymmetrical global influence, exacerbated as old disputes come back to haunt the region.

Date: 13 Apr 2015

Islamabad—Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Sunday termed the resolution passed by Pakistan Parliament in connection with the Saudi Arabia’s call for help as its internal matter.

Date: 12 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

JEDDAH - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, is due to travel to Malaysia tomorrow, Monday, on his first official visit to this important OIC member state. The Secretary General is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohamed Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak,

Date: 4 Apr 2015

Islamabad—In line with a January 2015 contract, Pakistan has received three Chinese Z-10 “Thunderbolt” attack helicopters to replace its American Cobra helicopter.

The helicopters having anti-tank and air-to-air mission capabilities are currently at a Pakistani Army base in Qasim/Dhamial, undergoing testing, maintenance training and modifications to be used in Operation Khyber I and Zarb-e-Azb against militants near the Pak-Afghan border.

Date: 31 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Ideology based China-Nepal relations are firmly footed, though ideology itself has been steadily weakening world over, fowling the dismantling of the mighty Soviet Union into 15 nations, including Russian federation which is engaged actively in promoting crony capitalism to let oligarchs thrive in the country and abroad.

Date: 29 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Like the president of India, the governors of states are appointed by the incumbent government for a specific period as per the Indian Constitution. These high dignitaries stay in power so long as the government at the centre is satisfied with their performance, among other matters, particularly political views.

Date: 27 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Sri Lanka has proposed to pursue trilateral cooperation with China and India after the fall of the Rajapaksa government which was favoring China and opposing Indian influence on the island and Indian Ocean in general.

Date: 27 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Tensions in relations between the Asian giants China and Japan, due mainly to territorial claims, remain intact but now there seems to be a forward movement from both to reduce frictions by constructive talks.

Date: 26 Mar 2015

Jordan, Sudan, Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan declare their willingness to participate in Al-Hazm Storm Operation; Saudi Agency

RIYADH/WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (INP): Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen on Wednesday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Date: 26 Mar 2015

ISLAMABAD, Mar 26 (INP): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief and chairman Kashmir Committee, Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that US war was not against terrorists or Muslims but aimed at grabbing the resource of Asia. Talking to media persons after his return from visit to China here on Thursday, Fazlur Rehman said that presently China is leading the Asian economy and it wanted to reach Finland via Moscow.

Date: 26 Mar 2015

Mirpur: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday launched a fresh tirade against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, saying the Altaf Hussain’s day is near. “Like every Pharoah, Altaf Hussain’s time has come too,” Imran roared while addressing a rally in Mirpur ahead of by-election in the city.

Date: 24 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Tamils in Sri Lanka have been for years demanding justice for their sufferings and with the new government being committed to inclusive governance and justice and equality for all citizens Tamils hope for an early settlement of issue of war crimes so that misdeeds are exposed and guilty gets punished so they would be safe and secure in future.

Date: 23 Mar 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan held its Pakistan Day parade after seven years, a symbolic show of strength in the war against terrorism.

Pakistan Day commemorates March 23, 1940, when the Muslim League demanded the establishment of separate nations to protect Muslims in the then British colony of India.

Date: 21 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Ties between China and Japan have been strained by a territorial row over a group of islands, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China. At the heart of the dispute are eight uninhabited islands and rocks in the East China Sea.

Date: 19 Mar 2015

Islamabad: The government of Pakistan is contemplating to place names of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders on Exit Control List (ECL) following disclosures of death row convict Saulat Mirza, local media quoting sources reported on Thursday.

Date: 17 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Maldives has voiced its 'hurt' at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi not visiting the island nation during his recent trip to the Indian Ocean region even as it sought to allay India's concerns over the imprisonment of former President Mohammed Nasheed.

Date: 16 Mar 2015

BARA: Pakistan Army on Monday said that the government writ has been established in Bara and announced a successful conclusion of the Operation Khyber-I.

Brigadier Zahid Khan,in-charge of the military operation in Bara region of Khyber Agency, in a media briefing at Bara training centre announced successful end of the operation.

Date: 13 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff
The stunning defeat of Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the hands of his own minister Maithripala Sirisena for the Lankan presidency was a major breaking news report of the world in the New Year. In fact no one had expected, except a few individuals, the defeat of a powerful man,

Date: 12 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

It is a known fact that India under the Congress party reign, especially under an innocent looking Manmohan Singh’s government, promoted rampant corruption as its key undeclared policy, and Dr. Singh seems

Date: 10 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Middle East has been embroiled in oil problem as the region with vast energy resources remains the target of world powers. Since energy resources have become vital for the globalizing world and big powers requiring more oil and gas to sustain and cater for the demands

Date: 9 Mar 2015

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister OF Pakistan’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Sunday said that Afghan Taliban and the government in Kabul have formed committees for talks.

Date: 6 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Good news from South Asian rulers is that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been chosen to be on the Peace keeping panel but the additional bad news

Date: 6 Mar 2015

Colombo: The High Commission of Pakistan in collaboration with Society of Civilizations Pakistan (SOC) organized an International Seminar on Pakistan and Sri Lanka Historical, Economic, Military and Cultural Links in Colombo, yesterday.

Date: 5 Mar 2015

Imtiaz Gul

The writer heads the independent Centre for Research and Security Studies, Islamabad

In Pakistan, the term ‘ruling elite’ is nearly synonymous with impunity in words and actions. Our elite do not pay taxes but blatantly flaunt their

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