31 October 2014 9:23
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored wrong policies on Afghanistan 'which have led to expansion of radicalism in that country and the region', adding that the outlook on Afghanistan should change.
Zarif, who arrived in Beijing on Thursday to attend the Fourth Conference of Istanbul Process on Afghanistan, told reporters that adoption of a new policy and outlook on...
30 October 2014 20:28
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Bangladesh to protest against the death sentence handed down to a prominent religious leader.
On Thursday, people in the northwestern cities of Bogra and Rajshahi held a rally to express their anger at the verdict of a Bangladeshi court sentencing Motiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami party, to death.
Nizami was prosecuted...
30 October 2014 17:02
At least four people have been killed in an assassination drone strike carried out by the US in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region.
Pakistani security officials on Thursday said the incident took place earlier in the day in the village of Nargas, located in South Waziristan’s Azam Warsak district.
Several other people were reportedly injured in the attack as well.
Reports say the...
30 October 2014 0:44
The Pakistani army says the months-long battle against terrorists in North Waziristan region has been a success, as the militant death toll in the region hit 1,100.
The four-month-long military offensive in North Waziristan is going according to plan and its impact is being noticed across the country with a decrease in terrorist attacks, extortion and kidnappings, army spokesman, Maj. Gen....
29 October 2014 17:34
China will rethink its “preferential policies” regarding Hong Kong if anti-election law protests continue in the Chinese-controlled financial center, says an official.
“Hong Kong’s economic prosperity was built on its intermediary role between the mainland and overseas, especially in the financial realm,” said Joseph Yam, the Executive Vice President of China Society for Finance and Banking and a former Hong Kong...
28 October 2014 15:30
India’s Muslim Students Organization (MSO) has organized a conference to look into the formation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group.
The conference, entitled “ISIL; Threat to the World Peace; Creation of CIA, Mossad and Saudi Intelligence” will be held in the Indian city of Jaipur on November 1.
The ISIL is a militant group in Iraq...
28 October 2014 11:55
Thousands of people have called for Kashmir’s right to self-determination in a rally dubbed "Million March" in London.
On Sunday, the people flooded the streets of the British capital to express solidarity with the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
The march was organized by the former prime minister of Azad Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry.
“We have gathered here to express solidarity with...
27 October 2014 20:07
A Pakistani delegation presided by Oil Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Tehran on Monday to discuss expediting the implementation of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.
The delegation is due to present new proposals to the Iranian side on the IP gas pipeline.
Abbasi is scheduled to confer on the latest developments related to the implementation of the project with his Iranian counterpart...
27 October 2014 10:45
At least two rockets have rocked the Afghan capital’s fortified green zone, home to the US and German embassies as well as the country’s main intelligence service.
Local officials and the US-led alliance said that the Sunday attacks in Kabul caused no injuries.
"At around 9:15 p.m. (1645 GMT) tonight, two rockets fired from an unknown location hit Kabul city, causing...
26 October 2014 16:12
Leaders of anti-election law demonstrators in Hong Kong have called off a planned vote on government concessions regarding their month-long protest movement.
In a statement, released on Sunday, the leaders said they decided not to go ahead with the vote, citing inadequate consultation with the protesters and "differing opinions regarding the format, motions and effectiveness" of the poll.
The two-day referendum was...
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