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UN Chief visits Islamabad; appeals for India-Pakistan de-escalation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his four-day Pak visit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his four-day Pak visit The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres conveys concerns on the Kashmir situation and offers to hold mediation; India declines to welcome any third-party intervention in “its internal matter”. The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will hold talks with the Pakistani leaders during his four-day visit to Islamabad. Arriving on Sunday, the UN Chief addressed the issue of Kashmir and offered

WHO team arrives in China as the country succumbs to Coronavirus

Experts from WHO arrived in China

Experts from WHO arrived in China Experts from WHO arrived in China as death toll due to the Wuhan Coronavirus topped SARS The death toll due to the Wuhan Coronavirus topped all levels with over a thousand deaths recorded by the morning of February 11. Professionals from World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in China to assist in controlling the epidemic. According to Chinese health authorities, 108 people

Coronavirus kills Chinese doctor

Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor got infected with Coronavirus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital

Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor got infected with Coronavirus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital A Chinese doctor who tried to issue the first warning about the deadly Coronavirus outbreaks, succumbed to the virus himself. Li Wenliang, a 34-year old Chinese doctor got infected with Coronavirus while working at Wuhan Central Hospital.He had initially sent out a warning to his fellow medics on December 30

The US passes Bill against China over Dalai Lama’s succession

The 14th Dalai Lama who is living in India in political exile

The 14th Dalai Lama who is living in India in political exile The US House of Representatives has passed a bill against China’s political interference in the appointment of Tibet’s next religious leader. The House has voted to impose sanctions against the Chinese officials who have asserted Beijing’s role in Dalai Lama’s succession. The US has, in the past, hit out against the Chinese

Pakistan sponsoring terror says the UK, caught in action smuggling nuke tech

Gareth Bayley, UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia

Gareth Bayley, UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia Five Pakistanis charged for another nuclear heist in Washington as UK official warns Islamabad to take “non-reversible actions” against the terror groups and their financing in its soil. Recognising the increased presence of terror groups in the Pakistani soil, the UK officials have warned Islamabad to act against terrorism. The US

World’s ‘largest animal sacrifice’ festival starts in Nepal

Despite efforts to end tradition, a devotee prepares a buffalo for slaughter as an offering during the Gadhimai festival

Despite efforts to end tradition, a devotee prepares a buffalo for slaughter as an offering during the Gadhimai festival Worshippers in Nepal have begun killing thousands of buffalo as an offering during the Gadhimai Festival. The festival is reputed to be the world’s biggest animal sacrifice which held every five years in a remote corner of Nepal. Animal rights activists

Bangladesh gives death sentence to 7 in cafe terror attack

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for attack on café in 2016

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for attack on café in 2016 On Wednesday, a Bangladesh court announced death sentences for seven members of an Islamist militant group. The members were involved in plotting an attack on a cafe in 2016 resulted in killing of 22 people. Importantly, the majority of people killed in the attack were foreigners. It is one of the worst incidents

US Advocacy Group urges Pakistan to reopen Khokhrapar crossing

US-based advocacy group urges PM Imran Khan to reopen Khokhrapar crossing with India.

US-based advocacy group urges PM Imran Khan to reopen Khokhrapar crossing with India. The opening of the Khokhrapar crossing would facilitate millions of followers of to visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah Situated in Rajasthan, India A US-based advocacy group has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to reopen the Khokhrapar-Munabao border with India for millions of Hindu and Muslim devotees. Earlier in November, Prime Minister Khan

After regime change Lanka’s top investigator flees to Geneva

Sri Lanka’s top investigator flee to Geneva after Rajapksa government came to power.

Sri Lanka’s top investigator flee to Geneva after Rajapksa government came to power. Since 2015, Nishantha Silva is a part of investigations against members of the Rajapaksa family and top officials. He was the top sleuth in many corruption cases. Silva is a Sri Lankan police officer. He handled the top-level investigations against the members of the previous Rajapaksa government between 2005 and

Elections underscores voters hope for change in Hong Kong

Sunday's election resulted in victory of democrats in Hong Kong.

Sunday's election resulted in victory of democrats in Hong Kong. Breaking from six months of violent anti-government unrest, Hong Kong welcomed democracy on Tuesday.  Anti-government protest has plunged the former British colony into its biggest political crisis in decades. On Tuesday Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam acknowledged that the voters turnout in district elections shows dissatisfaction towards the government. Along with this,

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