Covid in Hong Kong: Here’s a list of everything that will be shut down starting tomorrow

Transparent barriers enforcing social distancing measures are seen on tables at a restaurant in Hong Kong, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Roy Liu | Bloomberg via Getty Images From bars and pubs to sports premises and karaoke rooms, Hong Kong will be banning most public activities from Friday. The Asian financial hub will be re-imposing … Read more

Bangladeshis demand US recognition of 1971 genocide

To commemorate their 50th victory day, Bangladesh community members in the Washington DC Metro Region held a demonstration in front of White House on Demember 18, demanding recognition of genocide perpetrated by Pakistani Army in 1971. They were led by US-based Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) Executive Director Priya Saha and HRCBM Washington … Read more

Adani Group opens cargo traffic from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan at Mundra port

The Adani Group has removed a ban on exports and imports to and from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran at its , reversing an order made in October. The company said it removed the ban after consultations with terminal and vessel operators, customs broker associations and importers who had agreed to adhere to security compliances. The … Read more

India-Pakistan friendship will increase trade: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that India-Pakistan friendship will increase trade. While speaking to the media here in Amritsar, Sidhu said, “If our friendship is increased with Pakistan then our business will also be increased. I admire our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s scheme when he started Aman … Read more

UAE holds talks with Taliban to run Kabul airport – foreign diplomats

The United Arab Emirates has held talks with the Taliban to run Kabul airport, going up against Gulf rival Qatar in a diplomatic tussle for influence with Afghanistan‘s new rulers, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter. UAE officials have held a series of discussions with the group in recent weeks to discuss … Read more

Pakistan’s Lahore becomes world’s third most polluted city

Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan‘s cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said. The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses. Lahore ranked third behind Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar on the pollution index, according to Switzerland-based … Read more

TTP demands political office in third country, Pakistan govt says ‘not acceptable’

The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has asked the Pakistan government to allow it to open a political office in a third country, a demand rejected by Islamabad as unacceptable, according to a media report. In a series of meetings with the Pakistani authorities during negotiations for a peace agreement, the TTP made three demands, which … Read more

Navjot Singh Sidhu bats for trade, ‘new friendship chapter’ between India & Pak as he visits Kartarpur

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday visited the revered Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan and offered prayers and stressed on “opening of a new friendship chapter” and trade between the two countries, days after India reopened the visa-free Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims. The Kartarpur corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the … Read more

Pak cricket team decision to hoist flag at practice session in Bangladesh sparks major controversy

Pakistan cricket team’s decision to hoist its national flag in the Mirpur ground in Dhaka during a practice session on Tuesday has created a huge controversy ahead of the three-match T20 series. Many Bangladeshi fans took the move as a political message during the year of golden jubilee celebrations of the nation’s independence. Bangladesh State … Read more

Afghanistan ‘at brink of economic collapse’, warns Pakistan

Afghanistan is “at the brink of economic collapse” and the international community must urgently resume funding and provide humanitarian assistance, Pakistan‘s foreign minister warned Thursday as US, Chinese, Russian and Taliban diplomats met in Islamabad. Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke at the opening of the so-called “troika plus” meeting, which included Thomas West, the new US … Read more