.: Asia

Date: 13 Sep 2014

Zubair Qureshi

Rawalpindi—Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Director General Inter Services Public Relations, said on Friday that the army was not involved in the political crisis in the country.



Date: 13 Sep 2014

By Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: The Punjabi Taliban militant group on Saturday announced that it was giving up its armed struggle in Pakistan, and would now pursue the implementation of Shariah in the country through peaceful means.



Date: 7 Sep 2014

Washington—Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world, valued at nearly $1 trillion, according to U.S. scientists. Afghanistan, a country nearly the size of Texas, is loaded with minerals deposited by the violent collision of the Indian subcontinent with Asia.



Date: 6 Sep 2014

PESHAWAR: Punjabi Taliban, an influential militant faction of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday said it would abandon insurgent activity inside the country and redirect its energies towards Afghanistan.



Date: 4 Sep 2014

KARACHI: Administration of the Geo/Jang group has once again kicked off a defamation campaign against key institutions of the country, while the group has also stepped up efforts to safeguard its interests through the members of the Parliament, ARY News reported.



Date: 3 Sep 2014

KARACHI: ARY News transmissions have been suspended in several cities of Sindh on Wednesday, including Karachi and Hyderabad, while PPP leader, Sherry Rehman has appealed PEMRA to take notice of it, ARY News reported.



Date: 14 Aug 2014

MUMBAI, August 14, 2014

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has forced St. Xavier’s College here to retract an invitation extended to Dalit activist and singer Sheetal Sathe. Ms. Sathe was arrested in April 2013 for allegedly supporting Naxal activities and later granted bail.



Date: 11 Aug 2014

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Controlled directly by the USA, Pakistan does not have enough freedom to pursue independent policies or advance its genuine national interests. For everything Islamabad does or wants to do, it needs to secure the permission or endorsement of Washington directly or through US embassy in Islamabad.



Date: 10 Aug 2014

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Turkey is going to the presidential poll today

Even his worst critic is pretty sure that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan is going to be elected Turkey’s 12th president in the first round of voting on Aug. 10,



Date: 1 Aug 2014

ISLAMABAD (INP): The German government has announced one million Euro in immediate assistance to support the relief activities of the World Food Programme (WFP) in the north-west of Pakistan through a project ‘Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security and Rebuilding Social Cohesion for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan tribal agency.



Date: 1 Aug 2014

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday said that the government has no threats from protests but it can collapse by its own mistakes.

Talking to media persons here, Gilani said that Nawaz government seems in panic by Imran Khan’s long march.
“Protests, long-march or site-ins can not derail democracy or can not remove the government



Date: 1 Aug 2014

Wsashington: A six-week Pakistani army offensive has succeeded in disrupting the militant groups that have long enjoyed free rein in the rugged North Waziristan tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Los Angeles Times said quoting Obama administration officials. But proof of the operation’s success, they say,



Date: 1 Aug 2014

Peter Flanagan

The richest man in Asia is believed to be lining up a bid for about 100 aircraft owned by Dublin aircraft leasing firm Awas.

Awas is owned by private equity firm Terra Firma. The company is just one of 
numerous aircraft leasing businesses in Ireland, which has become a global centre for the industry.



Date: 24 Jul 2014

- BGB being denied UN postings while India’s BSF personnel serve with various UN Missions -

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, “BANGLADESH: SENDING DEATH SQUADS TO KEEP THE UN’s PEACE”, the first ever comprehensive study on the issue released today to coincide with the ongoing visit of United Nations



Date: 21 Jul 2014

BEIJING: China’s newly appointed special envoy for Afghanistan Sun Yuxi today strongly backed the role played by Pakistan in fighting terrorism. Rejecting suggestions that elements in the Pakistani government or the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) were fanning the terror problem in neighboring Afghanistan, Mr. Sun said the ISI “has been effective in fighting against terrorism.”



Date: 17 Jul 2014

Tehran, Iran, July 18

By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iran exported $35.170 million tons of goods worth $13.692 billion in the first five months of 2014.



Date: 16 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI (Indiatimes)-- The India oil ministry has chalked out a strategy to gradually reduce energy sourcing from politically volatile countries in the Persian Gulf Arab states and explore importing natural gas from Russia, Iran and CIS countries, government sources said.



Date: 16 Jul 2014

MUMBAI: The farewell letter written by Aarif Majeed for his family before he headed to conflict-ridden Iraq may have been tutored by the alleged recruiter who radicalised the four young men. The police clarified that Aarif does not directly mention his intention to join the armed insurgency, but only hints towards it by expressing his disillusionment with modern practices like television, clothing and music.



Date: 14 Jul 2014

LONDON: A Pakistan-based militant group has become the first militant outfit in the South Asia region to break ranks from al-Qaeda and declare its allegiance to the Islamic State that has seized power across Iraq and Syria.



Date: 9 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON: Deputy Secretary of William J Burns "will be the highest-level Administration official to visit since the inauguration of the new Indian Government" headed by Modi, who for long had been persona non grata in Washington before his "resounding" electoral victory in May.



Date: 3 Jul 2014

NEW YORK (APP): Displaced people from North Waziristan agency have spoken out against Pakistani Taliban's nightmarish hold of their tribal region bordering Afghanistan, saying they destroyed their social structure and traditions.



Date: 2 Jul 2014

Sanctuaries on Afghan side be destroyed, No foreign forces involved in Zarb-e-Azb, More posts set up to foil militants bid to cross border

Islamabad—Pakistan on Tuesday once again urged Afghan authorities to arrest Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who is hiding in Afghanistan and also reiterated



Date: 1 Jul 2014

15 suspected militants killed, Tanks, armoured vehicles being used, Four hideouts destroyed, underground tunnels and IED producing factories destroyed

Tariq Saeed

Peshawar—As the Operation Zarb-e-Azb, initiated some two weeks back against the insurgents in volatile North Waziristan



Date: 1 Jul 2014

Udhampur: Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh, will proceed on a high level military delegation visit to China from Wednesday.

According to a statement issued to GNS by a defense spokesman, the three-day visit holds significance in the light of increasing defence cooperation and an invitation for the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff to visit China.



Date: 27 Jun 2014

All terror groups to be eliminated, 327 militants, 10 security personnel killed in Zarb-e-Azb

Islamabad—The Pakistan army for the first time announced that the Haqqani network in North Waziristan is also a target of the current military operation.



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