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  • Pakistan to re-open border with Iran on July 5

    07/05/2020 6:02:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | 4 July 2020 | STAFF
    Pakistan said Saturday that it will re-open its western border with Iran from July 5 for trade. In a notification, the ministry of interior said it will re-open the border at four crossing points at Gabd, Mand, Katagar, and Chedgi and they will remain opened seven days a week from morning till evening. “Unlimited number of trucks will be allowed while ensuring all Covid-19 related SOPs and protocols,” read the notification. The ministry said the decision to re-open border crossings with Iran was taken on July 2 in the meeting of National Command Operation Center. Pakistan had first closed its...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • Multiple people dead after attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

    06/29/2020 2:04:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Sophia Saifi,
    At least five people have died after shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, according to rescue officials on Monday. Rescue and paramilitary security personnel are at the scene in an ongoing operation, Azeem said. Video shows security and barricades outside the stock exchange in Karachi, according to CNN affiliate Geo News. Abid Ali, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, said in a media briefing on Geo News that four attackers entered the compound and started firing but were killed by security forces. The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) group has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to...
  • India Deploying Massive Force to Chinese Border

    08/27/2013 8:17:58 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 22 replies
    storyleak.com ^ | August 27th, 2013 | Daniel G. J.
    Print Friendly and PDF 2 comments India Deploying Massive Force to Chinese Border Daniel G. J. by Daniel G. J. August 27th, 2013 Updated 08/27/2013 at 11:54 am Asia’s naval arms race is heating up again; India has joined Japan and China by launching an aircraft carrier to aid its mass of troops and weaponry along the border with China and Pakistan. india-military-china-borderChina and Japan have both launched carriers, and China has started work on its first large aircraft carrier. Now India has launched its own carrier, called the Vikrant. The Vikrant is the first aircraft carrier built in India,...
  • Indian military amasses more men, material at border with China

    06/27/2020 3:35:18 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 50 replies
    https://www.msn.com/ ^ | 6/27/2020 | IANS
    The Indian military is amassing more men and material as a precautionary deployment along the 3,488-km-long disputed border with China. The Indian military is amassing more men and material as a precautionary deployment along the 3,488-km-long disputed border with China. The deployment, perhaps one of the biggest in the recent years, comes at a time when India and China are locked in a hitherto unprecedented standoff – for eight weeks now – at multiple points along their border. Sources said that Indian Army has deployed three more divisions in eastern Ladakh region to bolster its position on the Line of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/26/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/26/2020 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing an executive order today shutting down bars in Texas and limiting restaurant capacity...... A federal judge ruling to block restrictions on religious gatherings in New York...... The White House coronavirus task force held it first briefing in weeks today..... Facebook moving to label "potentially harmful posts" following a massive boycott campaign by big business giants..... A gunfight in Mexico City this morning during an assassination attempt on the city's security chief..... "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him" Those...
  • Pakistan's Prime Minister Says U.S. 'Martyred' Osama bin Laden

    06/26/2020 4:10:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 26 June 2020 | Kathy Gannon
    Pakistan’s prime minister said on Thursday that the United States “martyred” the al-Qaida leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, a term that reflected a subtle stab at Washington as it’s mainly used for honorable figures slain in battle. Imran Khan delivered the stab in a rambling budget speech in parliament, attacking his predecessors’ foreign policies and saying that Pakistan’s partnership with the United States in the war on terror was a mistake. Khan also said Washington used abusive language against Pakistan, blaming Islamabad for its failures in neighboring Afghanistan and most of all — refused...
  • One in three pilots in Pakistan has a FAKE flying license, aviation minister reveals amid probe into crash last month that killed 97 people

    06/25/2020 8:04:59 AM PDT · by texas booster · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 25 2020 | Chris Pleasance
    A third of all pilots in Pakistan are flying with fake licences after paying people to sit their exam for them, it has been revealed. Out of 860 pilots currently licenced in Pakistan, investigators identified 262 who 'did not take the exam themselves' and 'don't have flying experience', he said.
  • Afghans accuse Taliban of killing 333 people as U.S. pulls thousands of troops out

    06/23/2020 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | JUNE 23, 2020 | AHMAD MUKHTAR
    Almost 900 Afghan security personnel and 150 civilians were killed or wounded in a wave of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan last week. The insurgents' onslaught made for the deadliest week in the history of the 19-year conflict, but it hasn't stopped the government, the insurgents, or the U.S. from pushing publicly for a peace deal. The Afghan government accused the Taliban of carrying out 422 attacks over just seven days, leaving 291 Afghan National Defense and Security forces dead and 550 more wounded. In the same period, the insurgents are accused of killing 42 civilians, including women and children, and...
  • Ancient Christian Cross Found in Northern Pakistan

    06/20/2020 5:52:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    UCA News ^ | 6/18/20
    A huge marble cross discovered high in the mountains of Baltistan is thought to be up to 1,200 years old A Christian cross believed to be up to 1,200 years old and weighing more than three tons has been discovered in Skardu in northern Pakistan. A three-member expedition team from the University of Baltistan, Skardu, discovered the huge marble cross high in the mountain range of Kavardo in Baltistan. The team — led by vice-chancellor Muhammad Naeem Khan together with director of academics Zakir Hussain Zakir and director of external links Ishtiaq Hussain Maqpoon — visited the site to study...
  • India may re-evaluate neutrality in the US-China war

    06/20/2020 5:01:14 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 43 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | June 20, 2020, 9:10 pm | M D Nalapat
    New Delhi: The People’s Republic of China has, since 1949, had three transformational leaders: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and now Xi Jinping. All three threw into the waste basket the agreements and protocols agreed upon till then and negotiated their own versions for adoption, whenever they regarded doing so as advantageous to China. Mao charted an entirely new course in domestic and foreign policy, as did Deng. The latter had the advantage of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership rungs all but destroyed by the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. He was, therefore, enabled to slice through the...
  • Pak drone loaded with arms shot down by BSF along International Border

    06/20/2020 12:12:52 AM PDT · by IndianChief · 3 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Last updated on: June 20, 2020 11:16 IST | Source: PTI - Edited By: Hemant Waje
    A Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades, was shot down by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.This is the first such incident in Jammu region when a drone carrying arms and explosives was shot down by the BSF, frustrating Pakistan's attempt to smuggle the weapons into the Union Territory using the flying machine. The 8x8 drone (from blade to blade) was spotted hovering in the skies by a BSF party on patrol duty at Rathua village in the vicinity of Border Out Post...
  • A Rare "Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse Is Occurring This Weekend [Eastern Hemisphere]

    06/16/2020 3:14:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | Jun 16, 2020 | Isabel Garcia
    On Sunday, June 21, the annular solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Africa, Pakistan, India, and China, according to timeandate.com. Skywatchers in this area will be able to see the ring of fire. In south and east Europe and north Australia, a partial eclipse will be visible. Keep in mind that the sun can burn your retinas, so if you watch the solar eclipse in person, make sure to wear proper eye protection. Want to watch the ring of fire solar eclipse from home? Tune in to this live stream this weekend. You won't want to miss it...
  • China revels in US protests, sees unrest as PR opportunity

    06/06/2020 2:39:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | June 6, 2020
    The unrest in the US over George Floyd’s death in custody has been seized by China and renewed discourse on “the end of the American era”. But Hong Kong’s defiant demonstration this week suggests Washington’s fall may not be Beijing’s gain. The scenes unfolding on US streets this week, with federal and local law enforcement officers viciously cracking down on anti-racism protesters, have been particularly distressing for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists. The nightly unrest on the streets of several US cities, fueled by heavy-handed security responses, has drawn condemnations from across the world, including the European Union and the UN’s...
  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...
  • 2 Spies In Pak Visa Section Caught In Delhi, To Leave India In 24 Hours

    06/01/2020 1:56:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    Two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi were caught on Sunday for carrying out espionage in the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The government has declared both these officials persona non grata for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission and asked them to leave the country within twenty four hours," the Foreign Ministry said. "Pakistan's Charge de Affaires was issued a demarche in which a strong protest was lodged with regard to the activities of these officials of the High Commission of Pakistan against India's national security," the...
  • China and India face off on the roof of the world

    05/31/2020 8:43:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/31/2020
    The armies of the world's two most populous nations are locked in a tense face-off high in the Himalayas, which has the potential to escalate as they seek to further their strategic goals. Officials quoted by the Indian media say thousands of Chinese troops have forced their way into Galwan valley in Ladakh, in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian leaders and military strategists have clearly been left stunned. The reports say that in early May, Chinese forces put up tents, dug trenches, and moved heavy equipment several kilometers inside what had been regarded by India as its territory. The move...
  • Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus

    05/29/2020 9:27:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2020 | Angela Charlton, Colleen Barry and Nick Perry
    Europe’s extensive social welfare net was showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted Friday for a second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy’s chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.” Elsewhere, New Zealand has all but eradicated the coronavirus with just one person in the nation of 5 million known to be infected. But developments were grim in other nations, with India reporting a record increase in cases, and Pakistan and Russia a record number of deaths. As cases steadily rose across Africa, officials who are losing the...
  • Pakistan Jet Crashed Shortly After Bizarre Landing Attempt At 327 KPH

    05/28/2020 2:00:56 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 61 replies
    NDTV ^ | 28 May 2020 | Alan Levin
    At no point did the pilots say they had a problem with their landing gear or any other type of emergency, according to the radio calls. A deadly plane crash in Pakistan is prompting questions about how the crew could touch down without landing gear when their sophisticated jetliner was bristling with equipment to prevent pilots from doing just that "It is unbelievable to me that an airline crew on a jet like an Airbus, with all the warning systems, would attempt to land the plane without the gear extended," said John Cox, an aviation safety consultant who formerly flew...
  • Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online [Post Mortem]

    05/27/2020 8:29:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2020 | Saira Asher
    A top model, presumed dead in a plane crash in Pakistan last week, has been attacked by online trolls, accusing her of having led an immoral life. Zara Abid's social media accounts were deactivated after comments poured in criticising her clothes and lifestyle. The 28-year-old was on board a PIA flight when it crashed in a residential part of Karachi on Friday, according to the manifest and her friends. Victims have not been named but authorities said only two men survived. Initial reports she had survived led her brother to issue a plea to people to stop spreading fake news,...