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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Bin Ahmed al Jubeir is arriving in Islamabad today (Thursday) to share details with Pakistani authorities regarding the newly-formed alliance of Islamic countries against terrorism and extremism.
Jubeir was originally supposed to visit last Sunday but delayed his trip due to the situation arising out of escalation in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the execution of a prominent Shia cleric by the Kingdom.
The Saudi minister will meet Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz during his stay. He will also call on …

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[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

BAGHDAD — In 2008, an American diplomat traveled to a poor village in eastern Saudi Arabia to visit a thin, bearded preacher who was known for criticizing the government and wrote him off as “a secondary player in local politics,” according to a report on the visit released by WikiLeaks.
Years later, that preacher, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, fueled a protest movement with his virulent sermons excoriating the Saudi royal family.
On Saturday, Saudi Arabia executed him on terrorism charges, leading tothe collapse of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran and solidifying Sheikh …

India, Pakistan, Terrorism, Trade, Travel, Uncategorized »

[2 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Times, Nov 2
NEW DELHI: When India’s central bank admitted discovering 400,000 fake notes in its currency reserves, many here woke up to the scale of the country’s counterfeit money problems.
Worse still, the embarrassing admission related to a survey from the last financial year to March 2009 and authorities say the problem has since got worse.
Police and the central bank have observed a tripling in the value of notes detected or seized in raids in recent years and authorities are convinced the source of the deluge is a …

Azad Kashmir, China, Gilgit -Baltistan, Headline, Trade, Travel »

[27 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

By Khalid Mustafa
ISLAMABAD: The $11.3 billion Diamer-Bhasha Dam has hit snags due to 100-kilometre realignment of the Karakoram Highway (KKH), as the National High Authority (NHA) has jacked up its cost projections by a whopping 45 per cent, which is sure to increase the project cost manifold.
As a result, sources said, the Wapda had decided to go the course alone and show the door to the NHA. Wapda has also conveyed to the relevant authorities its intent to carry out the alignment itself and would involve the Frontier Works Organisation.
When …

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[9 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
High and Dry in Chile’s Atacama Desert

When the latest 007 flick Quantum of Solace exploded on the world’s screens last year, its desert climax highlighted the fact that South America is not all steaming jungles and snowcapped peaks. The continent is also the site of the most arid place on earth — the stunning Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
The area is a fitting locale for part of the film’s plot, which involves the sinister Quantum organization in an attempt to cut off a country’s precious supply of fresh water. Only parts of Antarctica see less rainfall …