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October 24, 2017
China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power onto the high seas,according to sources. Demonstrating the growing technical sophistication of its defence industries. The 50,000-tonne new aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought from Ukraine...
Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan's Supreme Court is all geared up to pass its verdict on PM Nawaz Sharif and his offspring on the Panama Papers controversy. The Panama Papers case was a leak of over 11 million documents that revealed financial information of offshore accounts. The documents belonged to the law firm Mossack Fonseca. The papers revealed several high profile names including King Salman...
China has unilaterally renamed six places in Arunachal Pradesh in standard Chinese in what appears to be the first sign of retaliation against the 14th Dalai Lama’s visit to India’s easternmost state earlier this month. The names were changed to show to India the 'sovereignty' of the region, said the Chinese state media, which on several occasions warned India of...
The Turnbull government is abolishing 457 visas for skilled migrants and replacing it with a tighter program. In a Facebook-first announcement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the temporary visas for foreign workers would be replaced by a new class of visa, better targeted to ensure that foreign workers were only brought in to fill genuine skills shortages. Australia today abolished...
U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster met Pakistan's prime minister and army chief on Monday and emphasized "the need to confront terrorism in all its forms", while praising democratic and economic development. Herbert Raymond "H. R." McMaster (born July 24, 1962) is a United States Army officer and currently the U.S. National Security Advisor. His immediate  past...
On April 11, China officially handed a 600-ton patrol ship over to Pakistan's maritime safety authority in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Among other things, the ship will be used to safeguard Pakistan's maritime interests. The new ship, just the third of its kind, was built by China Shipbuilding Trading Company Ltd. (CSTC) and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Xijiang Shipbuilding Co.,...
Extremely pained by the news of the lynching of a Pakistani student for alleged blasphemy, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai today said Pakistanis themselves are responsible for tarnishing the image of Islam and the country. Malala Yousafzai born 12 July 1997  is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for...
A mass communication student of a university in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was tortured and shot dead on Thursday by a mob for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online. Mashal Khan and his friend Abdullah were attacked in the premises of the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan where at least 25 policemen were present. Abdullah is seriously injured. Not only did...
The Pakistan Army today awarded death sentence to Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested on espionage charges. The ex-Indian Navy officer was arrested in March, 2016. Kulbhushan Yadav is an Indian national arrested in Balochistan, Pakistan over charges of spying for the Research and Analysis Wing  intelligence agency.The Indian government recognises Yadav as a former naval officer, however denies his...
India and China are having their roughest week in the past year as Beijing threatens to downgrade the bilateral relationship in the wake of the ongoing visit of the Tibetan holy leader, the Dalai Lama, to Arunachal Pradesh. China on Wednesday said that it will lodge a diplomatic protest with India for 'obstinately' allowing the Dalai Lama to visit 'disputed'...