International

How Wars and Disasters Fuel Child Labor

By: Susan Raqib Hazrat Hussain, 10, loads bricks onto a truck. Hazrat doesn’t go to school and works alongside his two teenage brothers at a brick kiln outside Kabul.   Rahimullah, a 15-year-old Afghan boy, told Human Rights Watch last year that he has worked as a brick maker for five years, working from 4:00 a.m. until nightfall. “My smaller siblings ...

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Russian Foreign Policy towards America under President Putin

By :Venita Christopher A number of changes have been witnessed in Russian foreign policy since Vladimir Putin took the charge of president of Russia in 1999 till now. The current foreign policy of Russia is also decided by Putin himself according to the article 80 and 85 of the constitution of Russian Federation. Different dramatic international changes are the main ...

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Delegation of the Balochistan Government Meets Parliamentarians at the Belgian Senate

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will prove to be a game changer for Balochistan as it will bring substantial economic opportunities for the province as well as neighbouring countries of Pakistan as an entry and exit point for the One Belt One Road project, it holds also great prospects for the European countries. These views were expressed by the ...

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Chaman: 9 killed, 20 injured in Afghan forces cross border firing

CHAMAN: At least nine people including two women were killed and 20 others and FC personnel sustained injuries in Afghan forces cross border firing in Chaman here on Friday. According to Chaman Civil Hospital administration, five of the injured were shifted to Quetta Hospital in critical condition. Earlier, ISPR had confirmed that one person was killed in Afghan forces firing near ...

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 Balochistan Basic Education Programme Inaugurated

 QUETTA: The Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was inaugurated by the Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai at a ceremony held in Quetta Wednesday. The Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, Jean-Francois Cautain, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney and many senior officials, donors and development partners were present on the occasion. ...

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Chinese investors to set up industrial park in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: Chinese investors would set up an industrial park and livestock farm in Pakistan under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. This was stated by Director Tianjin Building Materials Industry Association Xu Jingling while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI). She visited ICCI leading an 11-member delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs for exploring business partners for ...

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The ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Goes to Afghanistan

By: Binoy Kampmark  These are the times where magnitude and size matters. Bombs in number with much heft and presence are being sought to root out those non-state jihadists of the Prophet, destructively maiming and killing all before them in the name of the next heavily drawn out cause. On Friday, United States armed forces busied themselves with dropping such ...

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UN Urges ‘radical’ Investments To Meet Global Water, Sanitation Targets

UNITED NATIONS:  Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals ...

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Malala Yousafzai, appointed UN Messenger of Peace

Education International welcomes the appointment of Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, as United Nations’ Messenger of Peace, a key international role where she will be able to continue to fulfil her commitment to the promotion of girls’ education. On 10 April, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Malala Yousafzai as UN Messenger of Peace specifically to promote girls’ education, ...

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FAO estimates Balochistan annual wool production potential at Rs2.2b

ISLAMABAD:   Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officials have said that Balochistan has an estimated sheep population of 14.7 million, with potential value of wool around Rs2.2 billion per year.They were speaking at a one-day workshop organised on “National Wool Development Programme” at a local hotel here on Friday by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) in collaboration ...

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