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Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Seoul: A three-day train journey program aimed at promoting next month’s special summit between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended Friday, with participants hoping the summit’s success will further cement bilateral ties. The ASEAN-Korea Center, an intergovernmental body for cooperation between South Korea and the regional bloc, organized the event […]

Former Japanese PM pays respects to Korean victims of forced labor

Former Japanese PM pays respects to Korean victims of forced labor

Seoul: Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Saturday paid tribute to the Koreans engaged in forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. On the second day of his two-day visit to South Korea, Hatoyama visited the National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation in South Korea’s southern port […]

Pakistan Army dismisses three officers from service over misconduct

Pakistan Army dismisses three officers from service over misconduct

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Three officers of Pakistan Armed Forces were dismissed from service after they were found guilty of breach of discipline, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. In a statement released to the press, the media wing of the military said that three officers of the rank of Major were awarded […]

Nepal: No extradition treaty during Chinese President Xi visit

Nepal: No extradition treaty during Chinese President Xi visit

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: As the diplomatic community and political parties in Kathmandu show serious concern about the Nepal government’s ‘plan’ to sign the Nepal-China Extradition Treaty during the high-level visit from China this weekend, Nepal seems to back out from its plan. “The understanding about China pressing Nepal to […]

Pakistani soldier killed, civilians injured in Indian firing

Pakistani soldier killed, civilians injured in Indian firing

By Nasir Aijaz Asian Representative Islamabad: A Pakistani soldier was killed and two civilians injured after Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing from across the Line of Control in Baroh and Chirikot sectors, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. According to ISPR, Sepoy Naimat Wali embraced shahadat, while two women in Serian village […]

EU nations condemn N.K. missile test, urge meaningful talks with U.S.

EU nations condemn N.K. missile test, urge meaningful talks with U.S.

New York: European Union members of the U.N. Security Council have condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch as a clear violation of U.N. resolutions and urged the regime to engage in “meaningful” denuclearization negotiations with the United States. Britain, France, Germany, Poland and Belgium, as well as Estonia, which joins the council in January, issued […]

Nearly 80 % of South Korea’s foreign arms purchased from U.S.: data

Nearly 80 % of South Korea’s foreign arms purchased from U.S.: data

Seoul: South Korea spent 45.8 trillion won ($38.3 billion) in the past 13 years to purchase arms from abroad, with the United States being the largest seller with some 80 percent of the total, data showed Sunday. South Korea spent a total of 35.8 trillion won on U.S. arms from 2006-2018, according to the Defense […]

China has no military designs in Pakistan: Ambassador Yu Jing

China has no military designs in Pakistan: Ambassador Yu Jing

    By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yu Jing has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the essence of bilateral long-term relations between the two countries, which would help Pakistan develop critical infrastructure and was not a means “to colonize the country.” Strongly rejecting propaganda, the ambassador said that […]

Pakistan: 269 die in terrorist attacks in first nine months of 2019

Pakistan: 269 die in terrorist attacks in first nine months of 2019

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Militants carried out 130 attacks in different areas of Pakistan, in first nine months of 2019 in which 269 people have been killed and 595 injured. Average militant attacks per month have dropped from 19 to 14, while average deaths fell to 30, from 50 in the corresponding months […]

Afghan Taliban delegation meets Pakistan Foreign Minister

Afghan Taliban delegation meets Pakistan Foreign Minister

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The high-level Afghan Taliban delegation currently in Islamabad to meet the Pakistani leadership were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday morning, according to a press release issued by the Foreign Office (FO). During their meeting with the foreign minister, the delegates […]

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