Far East & Asia Updates

Pakistan is extremely worried about forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims

All Round View (Islamabad): Pakistan is deeply concerned over reports of growing number of deaths and forced displacement of Rohingya Muslims. Foreign Office spokesperson said, such reports, if confirmed, are a source of serious concern and anguish on the eve of Eid-Ul-Azha. Pakistan urges authorities in Myanmar to investigate reports

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North Korea tested hydrogen bomb with perfect success: State TV

All Round View (Seoul): North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb with “perfect success”, its state media said Sunday, adding that the device was capable of being loaded onto its long-range missiles. Hours after the North Korea’s sixth nuclear detonation, an announcer on its official Korean Central Television declared: “The hydrogen

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PM leaves for home after official visit to Maldives

All Round View (Male, Maldives): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday left here for Islamabad after a three-day official visit to Maldives. The Prime Minister was seen off by President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the First Lady and other high official at the airport. The Prime Minister was

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Situation ‘worsening’ for Rohingya Muslims & other minorities in Myanmar: UN rights expert

All Round View (United Nations): A United Nations rights experts has issued a strongly worded statement accusing the Myanmar government of policies reminiscent of the previous military government, and of presiding over a worsening security and human rights situation.

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Pakistan Imports Towed Howitzer, Grenade Launchers From S. Korean Hanwha For Possible trials

All Round View (Islamabad): South Korea’s firm Hanwha Corporation has reportedly exported a towed howitzer and grenade launchers to Pakistan early this year, Pakistan Exim Trade Info’s database shows. Pakistan Army’s Inspectorate of Armaments imported a single KH179 155 mm towed howitzer and two 40 mm auto grenade launchers (AGL)

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India, Japan target maritime security pact during Shinzo Abe’s September visit

All Round View (New Delhi): India and Japan hope to put in place a maritime security pact when PM Shinzo Abe visits mid-September for the annual summit amid China’s growing aggression in East and South China Seas besides Indian Ocean Region — a common concern for both New Delhi and

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US, India and Japan launch joint naval exercises to keep China in check

All Round View (New Delhi): The navies of the United States, India and Japan have begun war gaming in the Bay of Bengal as part of the Malabar 2017 exercise. Three aircraft carriers — the USS Nimitz of the U.S. Navy, INS Vikramaditya of the Indian Navy and the JS

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Russia tells UNSC it opposes US call for new sanctions against N. Korea

All Round View (United Nations): The United States on Wednesday warned that it will take military action against North Korea if necessary for launching its first intercontinental ballistic missile, and called on China and Russia to do more to implement existing sanctions. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN,

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Cutting-edge cable system linking Asia, Africa, Europe starts operations

All Round View (Beijing): A 25,000-kilometer submarine cable system linking Asia, Africa and Europe has entered service, as China United Network Communications Group, a key participant in the cable project, accelerates steps to build internet infrastructure for countries and regions related to the Belt and Road Initiative. The cable system

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Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

— Napoleon Hill

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