'Allies Act' for Taiwan damages China-US ties: China Daily editorial
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‘Allies Act’ for Taiwan damages China-US ties: China Daily editorial

BEIJING, Sunday, March 08, 2020 (WNP): According to Democratic Congressman David Cicilline, who initiated the bill, the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act of 2019 does three things: It endorses a US-Taiwan free trade agreement, supports Taiwan’s membership in international institutions and helps Taiwan maintain partners and allies. But that obscures the […]

A small Delhi hospital overwhelmed by wave of violence
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A small Delhi hospital overwhelmed by wave of violence

NEW DELHI, Saturday, February 29, 2020 (Reuters/WNP): As deadly violence erupted in the northeast of New Delhi this week, with armed mobs rampaging the streets, a small hospital located in a densely packed Muslim neighborhood found itself at the epicentre of the unrest. Al-Hind Hospital, in the riot-torn Mustafabad neighborhood, was flooded with patients this […]

Pakistan eyes more defense cooperation with Turkey, official says
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Pakistan eyes more defense cooperation with Turkey, official says

ANKARA, Friday, February 28, 2020 (Anadolu/WNP):  Pakistan wants to enhance its defense cooperation with Turkey, said the general manager of STM, a leading Turkish defense firm. The firm has developed several projects for Pakistan in the last decade with a special focus on its navy, Murat İkinci said. It has pioneered many projects for Turkey and its projects in […]

Pakistan actively participated in ASPAC Cultural Evening-2020
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Pakistan actively participated in ASPAC Cultural Evening-2020

PARIS, Thursday, February 27, 2020 (WNP): Pakistan Thursday actively participated in organizing the Asia Pacific (ASPAC) Cultural Evening-2020 under the theme “Celebrating Diversity” at the UNESCO headquarter. In his welcome address, the ambassador of Pakistan to France and permanent delegate to the UNESCO and incumbent chairman of ASPAC Group thanked the ASPAC member countries for actively participating […]

Trump's maiden India visit: 7 killed, 150 injured in citizenship law clashes in Delhi
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Trump’s maiden India visit: 7 killed, 150 injured in citizenship law clashes in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Reuters/AFP/WNP): At least seven people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between opposing groups in the Indian capital, a police official told Reuters on Tuesday, the deadliest riots in the city since protests against a new citizenship law began over two months ago. “Seven persons, including one […]

After raucous welcome in India, Trump clinches $3bn military equipment sale
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After raucous welcome in India, Trump clinches $3bn military equipment sale

NEW DELHI, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Reuters/WNP): US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defence and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region. “India and the United States were also […]

Woman booked for sedition for chanting 'Pakistan Zindabad' in Bengaluru
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Woman booked for sedition for chanting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Bengaluru

NEW DELHI, Friday, February 21, 2020 (The Wire/WNP): A woman who chanted “Pakistan Zindabad” at a gathering against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Bengaluru was taken into police custody and has been booked for sedition, The Wire reported on Friday. Amulya Leona chanted “Pakistan Zindabad” while on stage during the event after which she chanted “Hindustan […]

Kashmir journalist wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize for coverage of India's lockdown
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Kashmir journalist wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize for coverage of India’s lockdown

NEW DELHI, Thursday, February 20, 2020 (AFP/WNP): Freelance reporter Ahmer Khan was named the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Thursday for his coverage on the ground in occupied Kashmir during Delhi’s lockdown of the disputed region. The award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally hired reporters in Asia […]

‘Xenophobic’ gunman kills nine at shisha bar in Germany
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‘Xenophobic’ gunman kills nine at shisha bar in Germany

HANAU, Thursday, February 20, 2020 (AFP/WNP): A shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau, police said on Thursday, before apparently killing himself and his mother. Federal counter-terror prosecutors announced they were investigating the case, which showed “signs of a xenophobic motive”, […]