Xi calls for bolstering confidence, jointly addressing global challenges

China Economic Net Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping this week proposed a Global Development Initiative, calling for bolstering confidence and jointly addressing global threats and challenges to build a better world for all. Xi made the remarks at the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video, as […]

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Study rewrites understanding of modern Japan’s genetic ancestry

Tokyo: An analysis of ancient DNA is transforming the understanding of the genetic ancestry of Japan’s modern-day population, identifying a crucial contribution from people who arrived about 1,700 years ago and helped revolutionize Japanese culture. Research published this week showed that the people of Japan bear genetic signatures from three ancient populations rather than just […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo’s childhood in Kabul and 60 years later!

Newswire For two crucial weeks in August, Stefano Pontecorvo was the world’s eyes and ears inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. And although it wasn’t visible to the global public, the Italian diplomat was also the nerve center of the airlift that took place during those frantic weeks. As NATO’s senior civilian representative in […]

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Pakistan and Australia are close friends: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that Pakistan and Australia are close friends and there is a lot of potential to enhance the cooperation further. Speaking to Covert from Canberra, the senior diplomat said Pakistan gives a special importance to its ties with Australia. “Our relationship has traditionally been good […]

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Let’s jointly build BRI: Xi Jinping

Xu Wei President Xi Jinping reiterated this week China’s commitment to championing the principles of equality, mutual learning, dialogue and inclusiveness in exchanges between civilizations and working with different nations to jointly build the Belt and Road. Xi made the remark in a congratulatory letter to the 2021 Belt and Road-The Great Wall International Folk […]

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Iran wants promoting digital markets with Pakistan to boost bilateral trade: Envoy

Newswire Islamabad: Iran and Pakistan have great scope to enhance trade relations and Pakistan should consider setting up digital markets with Iran to boost bilateral trade up to the potential of both countries. This was stated by H.E. Syed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, Ambassador of Iran while interacting with the business community during his visit to […]

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The West must speak to Pakistan: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire An interview with Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan, former ambassador to Pakistan and key figure during the Kabul evacuation.Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo still has snapshots of the Afghan drama etched in his eyes. Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan since June 2020 and formerly Italian ambassador to Pakistan, he […]

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Xi calls for strengthened BRI cooperation in phone talks with Italian, Tajik leaders

China Economic Net Beijing: The Group of 20, which comprises 19 countries and the European Union, should uphold real multilateralism in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation in order to define the direction of global governance and jointly cope with the common challenges that the world is facing, President Xi Jinping said this week. In […]

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Politicizing COVID-19 origins is unreliable: Putin

Moscow: Politicizing the origins of COVID-19 will only lead to untrustworthy conclusions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week during the plenary session of the sixth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).“Those who choose to politicize this issue are making colossal, catastrophic mistakes in the fight against the pandemic,” Putin said. “When politicization occurs, this immediately decreases […]

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China has set an example for the whole world to defeat Covid-19: Punjab Health Minister

Gwadar Pro Lahore: Punjab Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said this week that China has set an example for the whole world to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic. Chairing a meeting here on Covid-19, the Provincial Health Minister said Pakistan had also done well to cope with the Covid-19. Punjab Chief Secretary Jawwad Rafique also […]

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Rehman Malik-led IRR organizes condolence reference for Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Newswire Islamabad: Rich tributes were paid to veteran Hurriyat leader and former chief of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a condolence reference. The condolence reference was organized by the Institute of Research and Reforms (IRR) and was presided over by former Interior Minister and Chairman IRR Senator A. Rehman […]

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UK to continue supporting Afghanistan: Dominic Raab

Newswire Islamabad: Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab said this week that beyond the matter of recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan, his country would continue to extend humanitarian assistance to its people.Addressing a joint press conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the British […]

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Dominic Raab: Pakistan is a vital UK partner on Afghanistan

Islamabad: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab this week visited Pakistan to discuss how the two countries can work closely together on the situation in Afghanistan.He held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa. Discussions focused on securing a safe passage for those leaving Afghanistan, […]

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What drives China-US game: Washington believes being poor is Chinese people’s fate

Hu Xijin Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating recently said that China’s “great problem” is that “it [China] is now a state as large as the United States, and with the potential of being much larger – an unforgivable sin for American triumphalists.” The former Australian head of state made such a statement when accusing […]

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Denmark signs DKK 10 million partnership agreement with the IOM to assist Pakistani authorities

Newswire Islamabad: The Government of Denmark signed a DKK 10 million partnership agreement this week with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration Agency in Pakistan to assist Pakistani authorities and build capacity to meet the challenges occurred on Pakistan as a result of irregular migration. Under the signed partnership agreement, Denmark will […]

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UK government in spotlight over Afghan airlift failures

Mohamed Chebaro The blast at Kabul airport, the subsequent US retaliation, and the Taliban’s condemnation of America’s so-called unilateral action has maybe distracted us from the criticism of the British government’s failure to evacuate hundreds of Afghans eligible for asylum in the UK.That failure could be permitted had Britain under Boris Johnson and his Brexiteer-dominated […]

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Afghanistan hero Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo awarded

Newswire Rome: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg this week awarded Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, the alliance’s Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, with a medal for his contribution to the evacuation mission from the Central Asian country. “Secretary General @jensstoltenberg awarded the #NATO Meritorious Service Medal to our Senior Civilian Representative @pontecorvoste & his team for their service […]

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Pakistan urges international community to continue supporting Afghanistan

Islamabad: Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi this week said the international community should continue its support to Afghanistan and should not abandon the country in the present situation.Addressing a news conference along with Foreign Minister of Netherlands Sigrid Kaag here, he said he discussed with the Dutch minister, the bilateral relations and the […]

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