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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

MANILA -AFP/UNS – Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study released Sunday. So-called e-waste in Asia …

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China,Vietnam agrees to manage differences on South China Sea

China and Vietnam on Saturday issued a joint communique, pledging to manage maritime differences and safeguard the peace and stability of the South China Sea. The communique was issued as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong paid …

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Two maritime patrol vessels arrive at Gwadar Port

GWADAR -UNS- Two maritime patrol vessels built in China for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) have arrived at Gwadar Port today (Saturdy). The ships have been named as PMSS Hingol and PMSS Basol. Availability of these latest ships to PMSA will further secure the sea …

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China satisfied with Pakistan’s security arrangements for CPEC: Ambassador

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD-UNS – Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s efforts in combating terrorism and militancy. In a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday, he conveyed China’s satisfaction on security arrangements for …

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How China will impact the world economy in 2017

To open up or to close? To advance or go back? The global economy is currently at the crossroads and it is in desperate need of sufficient courage, wisdom and responsibility from around the world to chart a clear direction and path for sustainable economic …

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New UN chief demands strategy changes to prevent war

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday demanded the UN and member states to make corresponding changes to their strategy and operations to prevent war and sustain peace. In his first address to the Security Council after taking office, Guterres highlighted the need to rebalance the …

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CPEC is in Danger?

By R. Ahmad While most Pakistanis and Chinese are already celebrating as if CPEC has become a reality. On the contrary objective analysts doubts if CPEC will be completed/ commissioned in foreseeable future despite aggressive push by China. They cite four major reasons/factors, which may …

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Islamic military alliance proposed by Dr Mahatir Muhammad in 2005

ISLAMABAD -UNS- – The Islamic military alliance was proposed in 2005 by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Muhammad and Islamic Observers Organization s spokesperson Fazal Muhammad to Saudi king Abdullah. According to Mahatir Muhammad, King Abdullah favored the suggestion and wished to bring it forward …

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Pentagon to set tone for Trump’s S.China Sea policy

The USS Carl Vinson, the third Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operated by the US Navy, is expected to arrive in Asia around January 20, invoking more tensions in the Western Pacific Region. What is the purpose of the operation? Will the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy of …

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Istanbul nightclub attacker identified as Uzbek militant

Istanbul- UNS –  The attacker who shot dead 39 people on New Year’s night at an Istanbul nightclub has been identified as an Uzbek jihadist who belongs to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish press reports said. There had been confusion over the identity …

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