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China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore

China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore

China took control Monday of a strategic Pakistani port on the Arabian Sea, as part of a drive to secure energy and maritime routes that also gives it a potential naval base, sparking Indian concern. The Pakistani cabinet approved the […]


Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion

Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion

China’s acquisition of a strategic port in Pakistan is the latest addition to its drive to secure energy and maritime routes and gives it a potential naval base in the Arabian Sea, unsettling India. The Pakistani cabinet on January 30 […]


US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan

US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan

The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said Monday. Two convoys, each hauling 25 shipping containers, entered Pakistan […]


India ‘concerned’ over China running Pakistan port

India ‘concerned’ over China running Pakistan port

India’s defence minister said Wednesday that New Delhi was concerned by Pakistan’s decision last month to transfer management of a strategically located deep-sea port to China. “In one sentence, it is a matter of concern for us,” A.K. Antony told […]


Pakistan approves Gwadar port transfer to China

Pakistan approves Gwadar port transfer to China

Pakistan on Wednesday approved a deal transferring from Singapore to China the management of the strategically located deep-sea Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea. China provided about 75 per cent of the initial $250 million in funding for the construction […]


UN Launches Investigation Into Drone Killings

UN Launches Investigation Into Drone Killings

The United Nations is launching a special inquiry into drone strikes and targeted civilian killings. The investigation’s main objective is to examine evidence that the strikes cause disproportionate civilian casualties. The United Nations’ special rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights, […]


Afghan army beset by desertions as NATO pullout looms

Afghan army beset by desertions as NATO pullout looms

Far from home, poorly paid and discriminated against, Mushtaq and Sefadullah are among thousands of Afghans who are deserting the army in a worrying trend two years before NATO troops leave. It is not that they have joined the Taliban. […]


India’s clout in question as regional troubles mount

India’s clout in question as regional troubles mount

India is a world power, so allies in the West would like to believe, but recent developments in its own backyard reveal the limits of the country’s influence and still weak diplomatic force, said analysts. Even in the historically favorable […]


Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 kilometres (800 miles), the military said. The military described the Hatf V Ghauri missile as a liquid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear […]


 
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