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  • UN chief urges East Asian countries not to deny refuge to Rohingyas

    UNITED NATIONS: The plight of Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims afloat on vessels seeking refuge is focus of attention of top United Nations officials, led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson...

    They have spoken to the leaders of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, calling on them to uphold the international law for the protection of refugees
  • ‘Sir Syed initiated dialogue between East and West’

    The auditorium of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, where the many sessions of the event would be held, brimmed with guests from across Pakistan, abroad as well as Karachi, besides teachers and students...

    Three-day international conference gets under wayAs part of this struggle, he initiated dialogue between the East and West, and tried to create an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence for the Muslims of the subcontinent and...

  • Fancy a noodle burger? East meets West in Indonesian fusion food

    JAKARTA: From a restaurant serving burgers and pizzas made with local noodles to a social media star giving street food a touch of haute cuisine, a new wave of innovative chefs are putting a modern twist on Indonesia’s traditional fare...

    New eateries have sprung up rapidly in recent years in the capital Jakarta offering a wide array of foreign foods to cater to a growing consumer class which has emerged after a long economic boom
  • East, West and music

    KARACHI: It is not easy to describe the difference between Eastern forms of music and their Western counterparts...

    Both differ in tonality, in melodic structures and scale progressions
  • Living in the West, writing of the East

    Pundits like this scribe, who have been in the West for quite a while, would vouch that much of the Pakistani diaspora’s cultural assets have been replanted, or reinvested, in mainly religion and literature...

    This country has the distinction of being one of the most hospitable in the West for immigrants from the non-white world...

  • West is hypocritical about chemical warfare in Middle East

    More likely it’s because of what happened: the institutionalisation of chemical warfare, the use of chemicals by Saddam who was then an ally of the West and of all the Gulf states, our frontline Sunni hero...

    That’s how to deal with insects, is it not?Inconvenient truthYet not a soul today is mentioning this terrible war, which was fought with total acquiescence of the West...

  • East, West and CPEC

    ISLAMABAD claims to be on the same page with Beijing as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) enters its second phase...

    It dismisses the perception that the ongoing arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is being used by the West to pressure Pakistan into backtracking from sealed deals with the superpower of the East under a grand bilateral partnership framework...

  • Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, Middle East in phone call

    The White House said the two leaders agreed that “all parties must do all they can to end the violence” in Syria and that Trump and Putin also discussed working together against the militants throughout the Middle East...

    “They also discussed at length working together to eradicate terrorism throughout the Middle East...

  • India’s top court deals blow to Modi’s ambitions in north-east

    NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the government’s imposition of direct rule in a remote north-eastern state was illegal, and the dislodged opposition Congress party should return to power immediately...

    The court’s order for the reinstatement of Congress rule in the state is a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambition of expanding the influence of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the underdeveloped...

  • North Korea fires three ballistic missiles off east coast: Seoul

    SEOUL: North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, Seoul said, a new show of force that comes as top world leaders meet at the G20 summit in China...

    The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan (East Sea) from the North's Hwangju county at around 0300 GMT, a defence ministry spokesman said, more sabre-rattling that follows a submarine-launched ballistic missile test some two weeks ago...

  • Pictures from North East of Italy

    Apart from the formal get-together, the event had a preview of a photographic exhibition titled ‘Tri-Veneto: Pictures from the North East of Italy’ curated by Alessandro Rosani, which will be held on Sunday at FOMMA DHA Art Centre...

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rubagotti stressed the ‘strong re-launch’ of bilateral relations between Italy and Pakistan in all fields...

  • In major blow, Syria rebels lose north-east Aleppo

    ALEPPO: Syria’s rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city...

    The regime gains have prompted an exodus of thousands of desperate civilians, some fleeing to districts held by the government or Kurdish forces, others heading south into areas still under opposition control...

  • US, Turkey launch joint patrols in north-east Syria

    AKAKALE: The United States and Turkey on Sunday began joint patrols in north-eastern Syria aimed at easing tensions between Ankara and US-backed Kurdish forces who battled the militant Islamic State group...

    Two helicopters flew over the area as the Turkish vehicles drove through an opening in the concrete wall separating the two countries...

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