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The World Last Week

Updated 17 August 2018

 

Uighurs in Chinese 'internment camps. Members of the Uighur community and others Muslims in China have been treated as "enemies of the state" and held in secret camps, a UN anti-discrimination body has said.

 

Dutch anti-immigrant politician takes own life after claiming rape by ‘Muslim gang’

Saudi-led air strike on school bus kill at least 40. The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada.

 

China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished.

Good News for CSS A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui conducted hearing of the petition and issued notices to the Secretaries Ministry of Defense, Establishment Division and Federal Public Service Commission (FPC).

 

Renowned Bangladeshi writer Shahzahan Bachchu shot dead  Bachchu, the owner of a publishing house 'Bishaka Prokashoni', had received multiple death threats for his outspoken support to secularism. His publishing house is located in Dhaka's Banglabazar area.

Why is Pakistan afraid of happy women? While the stoically suffering woman is embraced, the happy woman can’t even get a foot in the door.

Koreas Talk Peace The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all. (Jahangir World Time June 2018)

A new start or rerun in Korean Peninsula The highly choreographed meeting was performed by the two lead actors almost exactly as scripted.But many impromptu moments of congeniality, which drew laughs from the audience as well as from the actors themselves, highlighted the two sides’ eagerness to make the summit a success. (Jahangir World Time June 2018)

A Worrying New World Order The EU has been slow to act in the Caucasus, and too wary of upsetting Russia, concedes one deeply Atlanticist minister. But the sad reality is that, in Georgia, “the Americans have been struggling to know what to do.” It is a revealing comment

North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site The top Russian diplomat travelled to the North Korean capital last week to discuss the course of intra-Korean negotiations and de-escalation in the region with senior officials. After receiving Putin’s personal letter, Kim reaffirmed his commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

US approaches Moscow for truce? The summit would aim at resolving longstanding differences between the U.S. and Russia on issues including Syria, Ukraine, and nuclear arms control.

 

US at War with EU over Trade EU, Canada and other traditional allies are upset over America First Tariffs

 

Merck Pharma puts humans on trial. Ebola outbreak in DRC. Is it justified to put humans on trial of a vaccine?

 

China May Get World's Largest Gas Field Because of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Iran has threatened to give petroleum giant Total's stake in the South Pars gas fields to China if the French company could not secure protection from U.S. nuclear-related sanctions.

 

Iraq Election Results Shock US and Iran. Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxy

North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site The news follows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this month

Sharif says Pakistan isolated because of Mumbai For the first time, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai.

Pakistan Impose Restrictions on US Diplomats The move comes after the U.S. required Pakistani diplomats to get permission five days in advance to travel more than 25 miles from their embassy.

Nobel peace prize for Trump? Who deserves credit for this momentous meeting and the push toward peace? Donald Trump, says South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha.

Pakistan Wrestlers Fail to Perform at Commonwealth Games 2018. Pakistan's wrestlers were tipped to win atleast 3 Gold Medals at Gold Coast but their performance left them much below the standards.

China Levi Tariffs on US Goods. Beijing will hit 106 American products, including soybean, automobiles, and chemicals, with a 25-percent tariff in response to US levies on Chinese goods, says country's finance ministry.

Western Allies Urged Investment in Wahabi Mosques, Saudi Arabia Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman told Washington Post that spread of Wahabism in overseas countries was done at request from Western Countries.

 

Facebook Violated Laws Protecting User Privacy, South Korea. The Korea Communication Commission (KCC) slapped Facebook with a 396 million won ($370,000) fine for violating a law against damaging the interests of users.

 

'Punish a Muslim Day' Game Spreads Across U.K. Ominous letters are being sent anonymously around the U.K. urging people to participate in a macabre game called “Punish a Muslim,” which awards points for doing things like burning down a mosque or throwing acid on a Muslim person.

 

Turkey, the most dangerous country. Analysts believe Turkey as the most dangerous in the Middle East region. Because Erdogan is a wild card who shifts his allegiances every five minutes and has so much to prove. Many have equally applied the same argument toward Israel.

 

US - Turkey military clash feared. A US-backed Kurdish militia has deployed fighters to the front line of Syria's Manbij to battle Turkey's military after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would be next after launching the cross-border Afrin operation.

 

Saudi Arabia to Go Nuclear. As tensions between Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran escalated, the Gulf monarchy said it would reserve its right to enrich uranium, which can be used in nuclear weapons.

 

The Olympic Ban on Russia Is a Design Triumph. Russians might consider how their government has let them down. Countries trying to develop an effective format for sanctions against President Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia should look no further than the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban the Russian Olympic Committee from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Muslim Woman to Stand Against Putin in Russian Elections. Aina Gamzatova, a successful journalist and the head of Russia's largest Muslim media holding, was nominated as a presidential candidate by a local initiative group in the Russian Republic of Dagestan in late December and is running as an independent.

Iran Slips into Chaos. It is unusual for demonstrations to escalate across the country or to mix political slogans with other complaints.

India leads in global milk production India has outpaced the global milk production with an annual growth rate of 5.53% compared with the 2.09% achieved globally.

UAE Turkey Row over Madina Manuscript Deepens Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan leapt to the defence of an Ottoman military commander after the United Arab Emirates foreign minister retweeted accusations that Ottoman forces looted the holy city of Medina during World War One.

Anti-Pakistan Campaign Launched in New York. An obvious reference to the anti-state movement launched by Baloch insurgents patronised by India

Aung San Suu Kyi may face genocide charges. Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the head of the armed forces Gen Aung Min Hlaing, could find themselves in the dock on genocide charges some time in the future.

Who Wants a War in Middle East? Among key players, practically everyone wants to fight, as long as someone else does the fighting.

Jahangir Tareen Resigns According to Tareen, the "standards of scrutiny" that the PTI leaders faced during the trial were "unprecedented".

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 The couple confirmed their engagement last month and said the ceremony would take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Pakistan to shoot down US drones, PAF Pakistan Air Force Chief has confirmed that orders to shoot down US Drone on airspace violations have been received.

 US Decides to Recognise Jerusalem as Capital of Israel.

German pilots refuse to deport rejected asylum seekers Pilots in Germany are refusing to deport rejected asylum seekers, leading to the cancellation of more than 200 flights.

Tehrik i Labbaik was formed by me, Jalali. Already heading Tehreek Siraat-i-Mustaqeem, Dr Jalali claims that he had formed Tehreek-i-Labbaik the day Mumtaz Qadri — a police guard who killed former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer — was hanged on Feb 29 last year

Saudi Arabia Wanted US to Bomb Iran, John Kerry Kerry, who chaired the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee before heading the US diplomatic corps in 2013, recalled how he met Saudi King Abdullah

Catalan politicians struggle with Spanish prison regime Catalan politicians are under investigation for sedition over a protest in September, in which a crowd blocked Civil Guard officers inside a building in Barcelona.

Failed Police Operation Leaves 7 Dead and Over 200 injured in Islamabad. While the house of Sharif's is divided over how to deal with religious extremists, establishment takes centre stage with Pakistan virtually functioning without any central authority.

Bangladesh Handing Over Rohingya to Myanmar.  No details have been released of the deal, which was signed by officials in the Myanmar capital, Naypidaw.

Hundreds of Muslim Uighurs Flee China for Fears of Persecution Those who escaped on Monday had no documents and their nationality could not be determined, a Thai immigration official told Khaosod newspaper.

Hafiz Saeed Released Pakistan has released Hafiz Saeed a cleric who had been using Human Rights excesses in Kashmir as his agenda to exploit sentiments against India.

No Place for Puppet Politicians, says Bilawal Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says, in reference to the MQM-P and PSP saga, the establishment should have no role in politics.

Donald Trump Reminds Pakistan of “Tremendous Advantages” US administration had extended support to successive dictators in Pakistan over the years. The incumbent President just have something in mind.

PPP Leader Take on News One for false reporting on corruption. Dr Shahid Masood made false accusations against former senator and current Sindh MPA Saeed Ghani and his party. The latter responded by asking for his right of reply which he was denied. News One Channel enjoys the reputation of not paying to its employees leading to black mail by journalists engaged with the group.

Privacy of Mobile users in Pakistan threatened VEON holds the power to radically alter consumer privacy vis-à-vis mobile communication.

How Saudi Arabia balances India Pakistan Relations? Disenchanted from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia is now leaning towards India, reports Current Affairs Digest.

 

 

 

   

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