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  • Singapore swears in first female president amid criticism

    Singapore on Thursday inaugurated its first female president amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote...

    While the role is largely ceremonial, the president has veto powers on key government appointments and safeguards the country's substantial financial reserves...

  • Nepal's parliament elects first female president

    KATHMANDU: Nepal's parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country's first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month...

    He was elected as the country's first president in 2008 following the abolition of a 240-year-old Hindu monarchy...

  • Afghan president nominates first female judge to Supreme Court

    KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Afghanistan Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives...

    Anisa Rasouli, the head of the Afghan Women Judges Association and a former juvenile court judge, was the only female nominated to the nine-member bench after the announcement was delayed due to opposition by a group of Islamic conservatives earlier...

  • Hockley named first female NZC president

    CHRISTCHURCH: Former White Ferns captain Debbie Hockley has been officially unveiled as New Zealand Cricket (NZC)’s first ever female president in its 122-year history...

    Hockley was nominated for the position by Canterbury Cricket, and at the NZC’s annual meeting in Christchurch on Wednesday, she was appointed the organisation’s president for the next three years...

  • The fall of a princess: South Korea's first female president lands in jail

    South Korea's presidential palace was Park Geun-hye's home for more than two decades: once when her father was president and later when she herself led the country...

    Now, humiliated and vilified, she faces spending the next 24 years of her life in prison after being convicted of corruption — a spectacular fall from grace unimaginable six years ago when she became South Korea's first female president amid great fanfare...

  • First contact

    Earthly technology also provides a clue as to how actual contact with an advanced species may go: given our increasing reliance on drones and automatons, it is likely that contact may well be with alien constructs and not the aliens themselves...

    But is contact even something we should be looking for? Again, Hawkings has a warning, saying that contact with a highly advanced alien species may end in the extinction of humanity, drawing...

  • Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

    Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) held last Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in his weekly briefing on Thursday...

    Dr Faisal said Pakistan had expressed its willingness to share its intellectual,...

  • Pakistan protests 'deliberate targeting of civilians' in special hotline contact with India

    Pakistan "protested the deliberate" targeting of civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) during the Pakistani and Indian armies' special hotline contact on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement...

    "Indian troops are deliberately targeting innocent civilians, including children," the Pakistan's director-general of military operations (DGMO) told his Indian counterpart, according to the statement... ...

  • Pakistan-India detente thru’ peoples contact

    LAHORE: A Polish academic has floated the idea of reconciliation through cultural exchange and people-to-people contact between Pakistan and India for lasting peace in the South Asia region...

    “There should be confidence building measures (CBMs) and concrete efforts to pacify hawkish elements on both sides of the border,” said University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw (Poland) Prof Dr Agnieszka Kuszewska at a seminar on...

  • Pakistan Army, Afghan officials establish hotline contact

    Inter-Services Public Relations said Tuesday that Pakistan Army and the Afghan National Army had spoken over a hotline in the first reported communication between the two ever since tensions over the Pak-Afghan border boiled over earlier this year...

    This longstanding tension had reached a breaking point when Pakistan closed all border crossings on Feb 16 after a string of suicide attacks that killed more than 125...

  • PCB makes contact with Sri Lanka with a view to moving Test series to Pakistan

    Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan has made contact with Sri Lankan cricket board's officials in a bid to convince them to move their end-of-the-year Test series from the UAE to Pakistan...

    The PCB MD, according to well informed sources within the board, has asked Sri Lankan officials to send to Pakistan its delegation which can then be briefed regarding security plans and arrangements...

  • ADB appoints first female director in Pakistan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Xiaohong Yang as the new Country Director for Pakistan...

    According to ADB press statement, Yang, who assumed office on April 24 is ADB's first female Country Director in Pakistan as well as the first Chinese national...

  • Pakistan gets first female ADB head

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank has appointed Ms Xiaohong Yang as the first woman country director for Pakistan...

    The appointment of a Chinese national reflects ADB’s support to the country’s development goals through initiatives such as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the Central Asian Regional Cooperation (CAREC)...

  • Inside the life of Pakistan’s first female string theorist

    Tasneem Zehra Husain, Pakistan’s first female string theorist at the mere age of 26, recently published her new book Only the Longest Threads, which fictionalises major breakthroughs in physics through the minds of the people who lived in those periods of discovery, reports the MIT Technology Review Pakistan...

    Husain has represented Pakistan at the meeting of nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany...

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