.: Asia

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.



Date: 27 Jun 2014

Lahore: Expressing concern at reports of hardships still being faced by the people displaced as a result of the military operation in North Waziristan, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for more efficient arrangements for looking after these IDPs and meaningful cooperation between the authorities and civil society organizations. In a statement issued here today. HRCP said.



Date: 27 Jun 2014

LAHORE: The chief of Jamaatud Dawa that was labelled a terror group and slapped with economic sanctions by the United States denied having any links to militancy on Thursday and vowed to hold protests.



Date: 19 Jun 2014

Rawalpindi—Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai, held a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters, on Wednesday.

“During the meeting, ongoing operation in North Waziristan Agency and matters of mutual interest including measures to improve security along Pakistan–



Date: 17 Jun 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: Mr Mahmood Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, is participating in the opening event of the 41st session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on June 18, 19, 2014, at the Jeddah headquarters of the OIC, says an OIC emailed announcement.



Date: 16 Jun 2014

RAWALPINDI: On directive of the government, Pakistan Army launched comprehensive operation against foreign and local terrorists who are hiding in sanctuaries in North Wazirastan Agency. The operation has been named Zarb-e-Azb.



Date: 14 Jun 2014

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that recent developments in South Asia had placed Pakistan in a “very, very key” position and had further increased the need for staying engaged with that country.



Date: 12 Jun 2014

Moscow: Russia’s foreign ministry on June 4 said the country is negotiating MI-35 helicopter supplies to Pakistan as part of their cooperation in resisting new challenges and threats as active participants in the international anti-terrorist coalition, Itar-Tass reported.



Date: 9 Jun 2014

By Agencies | Dawn.com

KARACHI: Almost a day after an armed attack on Karachi airport killed at least 29 people including militants, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday night said that foreign as well as local elements were involved in recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, DawnNews reported.



Date: 8 Jun 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly deplored Israel’s decision approving the building of 1500 new settlement units in the West Bank, including the occupied Jerusalem. He stated that the continued policy of building and expansion of Israeli



Date: 7 Jun 2014

BJP-led NDA gets votes in the name of development & prosperity, effective governance, govt should fulfil these promises

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance has got votes basically in the name of development and prosperity, better and effective governance and equal and just treatment to all sections of the country; the government should fulfil these promises, demanded Jamaat-e-Islami Hind



Date: 7 Jun 2014

Peshawar—A representative jirga (tribal elders) of North Waziristan Agency on Friday agreed to oust foreign fighters from the area within 15 days as they assured Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan that all efforts would be made for restoration of peace in the agency.



Date: 7 Jun 2014

Lahore—The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notices to 63 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on a petition seeking directions for the politicians to bring their foreign assets back to Pakistan.

Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafri had filed this petition originally in 1996 against 26 political leaders and later amended it,



Date: 4 Jun 2014

By: Umar Daraz Wazir

Miranshah, May 28: A large number of Uthmanzai Wazir tribal elders put their heads together in a Jirga here in Kaski area of Mirali tehsil on Tuesday and unanimously proposed to government to seek out a solid and durable solution to the perpetuating volatile law and order situation of North Waziristan



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