PIA probing safety breach after passengers forced to stand during flight

PIA probing safety breach after passengers forced to stand during flight

Karachi, Feb 24 – As many as seven passengers aboard the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-743 (Karachi-Madina) on Jan 20 were forced to stand throughout the over three-hour flight after the airline boarded excess passengers in a serious breach of air safety regulations. The PIA management appears to have taken this lightly as no action […]

World buys more weapons than ever before, India tops list

World buys more weapons than ever before, India tops list

Mumbai, Feb 21 – Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest level since 1990, with India continuing to top the charts as the world’s largest defense importer, a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has found. Between 2012 and 2016, India accounted for 13 percent of global arms imports, […]

Jaishankar rules out India pressing for re-unification of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces

Jaishankar rules out India pressing for re-unification of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern provinces

Colombo, February 20 (The New Indian Express): India will not be pressing Sri Lanka to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single Tamil-majority, Tamil-speaking province as envisaged by the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) here on Monday. He was reacting to […]

High level Chinese delegation arrives in Sri Lanka for talks

High level Chinese delegation arrives in Sri Lanka for talks

Colombo, Feb 20 (NIA) – A high level Chinese delegation, headed by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister, Kong Xuanyou arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday night to hold bilateral discussions with the Sri Lankan government. During their two day official visit, the delegation is expected to hold talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Prime Minister Ranil […]

Saudi Arabia deported 40,000 Pakistanis citing terrorism concerns

Saudi Arabia deported 40,000 Pakistanis citing terrorism concerns

By Michael Qazvini/www.dailywire.com Saudi Arabia has deported a staggering 40,000 Pakistani migrant workers in the span of just four months, citing terrorism concerns. The Saudi Gazette reported last week that “a number of Pakistanis were held in the crimes of drug trafficking, thefts, forgery and physical assault.” Authorities feared that some of the migrant workers were linked […]

Pakistan “strikes” at Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan after attack on famous Sufi shrine

Pakistan “strikes” at Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan after attack on famous Sufi shrine

Islamabad, February 18 (PTI): Pakistan has reportedly launched “strikes” against militant bases in Afghanistan, hours after the army said it has found links that terrorists from across the border were behind a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 people. The army yesterday summoned Afghan diplomats and handed them a list of 76 […]

Japanese expert says Sri Lanka should befriend India and Japan to counter China

Japanese expert says Sri Lanka should befriend India and Japan to counter China

Colombo, February 16 (The New Indian Express): Dr.Satoru Nagao, Lecturer in Security Studies at the Law Faculty of Gakushuin University in Japan, advices Sri Lanka to cultivate good relations with India and India-friendly countries like Japan, to counterbalance its relations with China which could cause tension in the South Asian region. Delivering a lecture on […]

China hints patience running out as protests continue in Sri Lanka

China hints patience running out as protests continue in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 16 (NIA) – Chinese businesses interested in investing in Sri Lanka may be running out of patience as protests against Chinese funded projects continue in the south of the country. Speaking at the Colombo University Alumni Association here on Wednesday, China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang said that he had been able to persuade […]

China says no ‘white elephant projects’ in SL; stands ready to help SL develop further

China says no ‘white elephant projects’ in SL; stands ready to help SL develop further

Colombo, Feb 15 (NIA) – China has not funded any ‘white elephant’ projects in Sri Lanka and is ready to help the island country develop further, China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang said. Speaking at a ceremony in Sri Lanka’s southern Hambantota town, Yi said that Hambantota had the potential to be like Singapore or Dubai […]

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