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Poor governance of environment, natural resources contributes to outbreak of conflict: UN

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that, “Poor governance of the environment and natural resources can contribute to the outbreak of conflict. It can fuel and finance existing conflicts and it can increase the risk of relapse.” According to a press release issued by the UN office, the Secretary-General

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Early warning systems have grown more sophisticated: UN Secretary-General

WASHINGTON(Monitoring Desk) – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Friday said, “Over the years, early warning systems have grown more sophisticated, particularly since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed nearly 226,000 lives. That tragedy prompted the introduction of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.” According to a press release issued by the

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1 dead, more than 30 injured in car bomb blast hits Turkey’s Diyarbakir

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AFP) – At least one person was killed and more than 30 injured in a powerful explosion outside a police building Friday in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, the centre of the Kurdish minority, medical sources told AFP. The local governor’s office said in a statement that the cause of the blast

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US election 2016: Clinton, Trump Battlegrounds targeted as race narrows

RALEIGH, United States (AFP) – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off Thursday in do-or-die North Carolina with dueling rallies — and some star power in the Democrat’s camp — as the bitter US presidential race continues to narrow in the home stretch. As the candidates jostle for supremacy in the handful of battleground states

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Pakistan, China agree to continue closer cooperation in all spheres of bilateral ties

BISHKEK (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan and China have agreed to continue closer cooperation in all spheres of bilateral relations. This was agreed during a meeting between Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on the sidelines of 15th SCO Heads of Government Council meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Thursday.

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization prime ministers meet in Bishkek

BISHKEK (Monitoring Desk) – The 15th prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Thursday to promote further integration of the six-nation group. Delivering a keynote speech, Kyrgyz acting Prime Minister Sooronbay Zheenbekov spoke highly of the cooperation within the SCO over the past 15 years and

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US urge Pakistan, India to hold direct talks

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk) – The United States has urged Pakistan and India to hold direct talks for defusing the hostilities between the two countries. US State Department Deputy Spokesman John Kirby in a media briefing has said that close economic ties between Pakistan and India can create employment opportunities for both South Asian countries. He

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Senator Sehar Kamran leads CPGS Delegation at EIAS Roundtable Discussion

BRUSSELS (Monitoring Desk) – Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) presented Pakistan’s case for membership of the NSG at a Roundtable talk at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) in Brussels. The talk was attended by experts from EIAS, including the Institute’s CEO Axel Goethals, and experts from CPGS, and was organized to discuss the Pakistani

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Chinese FM appreciates Pakistan’s anti-terror contribution

Bishkek (Sarzameen News) – Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi Thursday appreciated Pakistan’s contribution to fight terrorism, extremism and separatism and opposes any false insinuations in this regard. The Chinese Foreign Minister was talking to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on the sidelines of 15th SCO Heads of Government Council

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Saudi finance minister reshuffle reflects reality

RIYADH (Monitoring Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s appointment of a new finance minister reflects the direction of the kingdom’s economy: more joined-up, and with more power in the hands of its young deputy crown prince. Outgoing Ibrahim Alassaf served for 20 years in an increasingly disempowered ministry, which struggled to cut spending fast enough to cope

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