Kathmandu, 10 July 2020 (AlJazeera News)
Nepal’s cable and satellite television providers have stopped airing Indian news channels, with one operator saying on Friday that the move was in response to public complaints against “objectionable” content broadcast about Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
The two South Asian countries have been wrangling since India … Read More

Doha, 08 July 2020 (Qatar Tribune)

By Ashraf Siddiqui

The bilateral trade volume between Indonesia and Qatar has increased by almost 194 percent between March 2016 and June 2020, according to the outgoing Ambassador of Indonesia to Qatar HE Air Marshal (Retd) Muhammad Basri Sidehabi.
Talking to Qatar Tribune on the completion of … Read More

Doha, July 08, 2020 (Qatar Tribune)

By Ashraf Siddqiui

THE recently held 9th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum reiterated the solidarity between the forum members in fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ambassador of China to Qatar HE Zhou Jian has said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar HE … Read More

Nicosia, 10 July 2020 (PIO-TRNC)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay asked for clearance of the trenches of portable heavy weapons that were placed near the crossing points.

Minister Özersay indicated the dissatisfaction about the issue to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of … Read More

Ankara, 30 June 2020 (Anadolu News)

A conference in Turkey called on Tuesday for the secretary-general of the UN to appoint a special envoy to resolve the dispute surrounding Kashmir and for it to start mediation efforts on holding a UN-sanctioned plebiscite in the region.

In a 13-point joint declaration issued at … Read More

Islamabad, 30 June 2020 (Washington Post)

The European Union’s aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s … Read More

Doha, 28 June 2020 (QNA)

Based on the available public health data and COVID-19 spread indicators, including passing the peak, flattening the curve, and reducing the virus reproduction rate, the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management has decided to launch phase 2 of the gradual reopening plan on July 1st 2020 as … Read More

Islamabad, 30 June 2020 (The Express Tribune)

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged world leaders to speak up against India’s illegal annexation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) and its attempt to alter the demographic structure.

The premier took to microblogging website Twitter and underscored that India’s attempt to alter … Read More

Doha, 29 June 2020 (Qatar Tribune)

By Ashraf Siddiqui

Qatari authorities have taken all necessary steps to handle the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis very responsibly, Ambassador of Belgium to Qatar HE Bart De Groof has said, lauding Qatar’s healthcare system for its professional approach in managing the situation and curbing the spread of … Read More

New Delhi, 27 June 2020 (Anadolu News)

India moves air defense missile system into Ladakh sector following increased fighter aircraft activities by China in region. India on Saturday deployed advanced quick-reaction surface-to-air missile defense systems, called Akash, on its borders with China in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh.

The deployment comes after … Read More

Doha, 27 June 2020 (Aljazeera News)
Up to 25,000 people have been granted domicile certificates in Indian-administered Kashmir since May 18, raising fears of the beginning of  demographic changes in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.
The certificate, a sort of citizenship right, entitles a person to residency and government jobs in the region, … Read More

Doha, 20 June 2020 (Qatar Tribune)

Ashraf Siddiqui

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Qatar HE Syed Ahsan Raza Shah has rejected reports recently published by a section of media that Pakistan had questioned Qatar over unpaid wages to 700 Pakistani workers employed by a construction company involved in the FIFA 2022 World Cup stadium … Read More