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          10/10/2018: Pure Politics: 12-DAY DELIBERATIONS Pak Tense Over FATF Team Visit on Counter-terror Steps      Cache   Translate Page      
New Delhi: Pakistan faces a tough task as Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that grey listed the country in June is visiting Islamabad on a 12day mission since Monday to verify its counter-terror measures. A nine-member team of the Asia/ Pacific Group...
          Immediate macroeconomic adjustments required to correct Pakistan’s twin deficits: WB      Cache   Translate Page      
ISLAMABAD, (APP): World Bank has said that immediate macroeconomic adjustments are required for Pakistan to correct the large twin deficits. World Bank’s latest edition of the South Asia Economic Focus, Budget Crunch, finds that rising global interest rates and tighter liquidity situation will pose challenges to Pakistan given the high gross external financing requirements. With […]
          IMF mission terms government’s corrective measures as steps in right direction      Cache   Translate Page      
ISLAMABAD, (APP): The International Monetary Fund Mission during its recent visit to Pakistan said that the corrective measures recently taken by the Government of Pakistan are steps in the right direction. The visiting team was of the view that further actions are required to be undertaken to correct imbalances in the economy and put it […]
          10/10/2018: Sports: The Great Games: Pakistan Debutant Sparks Aussie Collapse      Cache   Translate Page      
Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. Despite being jolted by spinner Jon Holland’s two key wickets,...
          Pakistan navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties      Cache   Translate Page      
Decision to leave the task force taken after US-led coalition limits fuel supplies, military sources tell Al Jazeera.
          In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity      Cache   Translate Page      
China's billions in infrastructure investment have led to growing number of Pakistanis eager to learn Mandarin and study in China. Beijing is giving thousands of scholarships to Pakistanis.
          In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity      Cache   Translate Page      
China's billions in infrastructure investment have led to growing number of Pakistanis eager to learn Mandarin and study in China. Beijing is giving thousands of scholarships to Pakistanis.
          Multiple introductions and subsequent transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in the USA: a molecular epidemiological survey.      Cache   Translate Page      
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Multiple introductions and subsequent transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in the USA: a molecular epidemiological survey.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 04;:

Authors: Chow NA, Gade L, Tsay SV, Forsberg K, Greenko JA, Southwick KL, Barrett PM, Kerins JL, Lockhart SR, Chiller TM, Litvintseva AP, US Candida auris Investigation Team

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris infection has been reported in the USA. To better understand its emergence and transmission dynamics and to guide clinical and public health responses, we did a molecular epidemiological investigation of C auris cases in the USA.
METHODS: In this molecular epidemiological survey, we used whole-genome sequencing to assess the genetic similarity between isolates collected from patients in ten US states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma) and those identified in several other countries (Colombia, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, and Venezuela). We worked with state health departments, who provided us with isolates for sequencing. These isolates of C auris were collected during the normal course of clinical care (clinical cases) or as part of contact investigations or point prevalence surveys (screening cases). We integrated data from standardised case report forms and contact investigations, including travel history and epidemiological links (ie, patients that had shared a room or ward with a patient with C auris). Genetic diversity of C auris within a patient, a facility, and a state were evaluated by pairwise differences in single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).
FINDINGS: From May 11, 2013, to Aug 31, 2017, isolates that corresponded to 133 cases (73 clinical cases and 60 screening cases) were collected. Of 73 clinical cases, 66 (90%) cases involved isolates related to south Asian isolates, five (7%) cases were related to South American isolates, one (1%) case to African isolates, and one (1%) case to east Asian isolates. Most (60 [82%]) clinical cases were identified in New York and New Jersey; these isolates, although related to south Asian isolates, were genetically distinct. Genomic data corroborated five (7%) clinical cases in which patients probably acquired C auris through health-care exposures abroad. Among clinical and screening cases, the genetic diversity of C auris isolates within a person was similar to that within a facility during an outbreak (median SNP difference three SNPs, range 0-12).
INTERPRETATION: Isolates of C auris in the USA were genetically related to those from four global regions, suggesting that C auris was introduced into the USA several times. The five travel-related cases are examples of how introductions can occur. Genetic diversity among isolates from the same patients, health-care facilities, and states indicates that there is local and ongoing transmission.
FUNDING: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PMID: 30293877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          After India’s S-400 Deal, Pakistan To Buy 48 Chinese Attack Drones      Cache   Translate Page      

Pakistan plans to buy 48 attack drones from China. This deal, according to the Chinese state-run Global Times, is the “largest such arms deal of its kind.” The cost of this deal has not been made public. What’s so special […]

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          Pak Rupee vs Dollar: Rupee Sinks As Pakistan Seeks IMF Bailout      Cache   Translate Page      

Pakistani rupee plunged as much as 10% on Tuesday against the US dollar on a devaluation move by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). It was the fifth devaluation by SBP in less than a year. In contrast, the country’s […]

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          China to Sell Armed Drones to Pakistan to Take on India's S-400 - Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
Pakistan is acquiring 48 Chinese armed drones along with a transfer of technology. The drones are considered a critical weapon against the Russian S-400 missile defense systems that will soon become part of Indian Air Force. The deal also ensures inter-operability between China’s People’s Liberation Army and Pakistan's military.
          We need an inquiry into dangerous foreign influences in Malta      Cache   Translate Page      

We urgently need a full-scale magisterial inquiry. Its central terms of reference are to find out what on earth the Pakistanis and Bangladeshis ever did to Adrian Delia. One of our foremost leaders clearly knows something about the dangers of these people and all Maltese citizens have a right to know what it is. He has suggested that if such people were to gain employment in our education system (perhaps they already have a toehold?) it would have negative consequences for our children. Clearly, he knows they have ideas that are dangerous and which undermine our way of life. The inquiry needs to spell these out. Leaders like Dr Delia could be compelled to give evidence before the inquiry and tell us, plain and straight, once and for all, what is at risk here. And, while the inquiry is underway, its terms of reference could be expanded to analyse the whole area of foreign influence and interference in our day-to-day affairs. It could examine the influence of foreigners on traffic problems, on homelessness and rental prices, on crime and corruption. It could even turn its attention to foreign influence on Malta’s milk industry and its future. It is clear that many Maltese people...
          FMI requests prayer as world awaits Asia Bibi verdict      Cache   Translate Page      
Pakistan (MNN) -- Three Pakistani Supreme Court judges decided the fate of Asia Bibi yesterday, but they’re keeping that verdict under lock and key for now. More details here. Nehemiah* is a Pakistani pastor helped by FMI. He says the judges might be waiting for a more opportune moment to release their decision. “Maybe…they don’t want to give a special verdict at this time because of the situation in Pakistan,” he says, describing the pressure and tension surrounding this high-profile case.

Who’s Asia Bibi?

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Asia Bibi is still imprisoned in Pakistan on blasphemy charges. (Photo courtesy of Voice of the Martyrs, Canada)

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, has spent the last nine years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Her case made her the “poster child” of Christian persecution as a result of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. As such, the judges’ verdict in this case carries serious repercussions. In 2009, Bibi’s Muslim co-workers accused her of blasphemy. She was convicted and sentenced to death the following year. As described here, Pakistan’s infamous blasphemy laws are often used explicitly to persecute Christians. “The people who falsely charged her, there is no evidence, no evidence at all,” notes Nehemiah. Salman Taseer, a former governor of the central Punjab province, spoke out on behalf of Asia Bibi and wanted to repeal Pakistan's blasphemy laws. However, in 2011, the politician’s bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri shot Taseer 28 times in Islamabad’s Kohsar Market. Qadri was hailed as a hero, according to DW, but eventually met his demise:

"Qadri was sent to the gallows in 2016, and his supporters believe that Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government executed him under international pressure. So if the Supreme Court reverses the death sentence now, the right-wing parties and groups are likely to take to the streets. They fear that any concession to Bibi, or any other blasphemy victim, might lead to amendments in the Islamic laws and open a door to the secularization of Pakistan."

Asia Bibi has ping-ponged between courtrooms and a prison cell for more than nine years. There’s mounting international pressure on Pakistan to free her. At the same time, militant Islamists are threatening violence if the judges don’t carry out her death sentence. "If there is any attempt to hand her [Bibi] over to a foreign country, there will be terrible consequences," one group said in a statement.

What will happen next?

The Supreme Court judges aren’t saying when they will release their verdict. While there is no clear “next step” for Bibi’s case, Nehemiah says there are a few directions the verdict could go. If the judges uphold Bibi’s conviction, her only option would be a direct appeal to Pakistan’s president for mercy. Asia Bibi would become the first person executed for blasphemy in Pakistan if the president rejects her cry for help. Or, the judges could overturn Bibi’s conviction and she would be released from prison – but she still wouldn’t be safe. Bibi and her family would become “high priority targets” for radical Islamic groups scattered throughout Pakistan, Nehemiah says. There’s also a third option on the table. The judges might suspend the death penalty, Nehemiah explains, and change it to life imprisonment. “In Pakistan, life imprisonment is 14 years total,” he says. The start date would be the only thing in question. “They will either start the 14 years from scratch, or they will subtract what she’s already served from the total sentence,” says Nehemiah.

“The most probable thing is they will execute her, so please pray [about] this.”

Please ask the Lord to embolden the Supreme Court judges and remove their fear. Pray they will not succumb to the threats of radicals, but that instead their verdict will be rooted in justice. Pray for God’s supernatural comfort and peace to surround Asia Bibi and her family. We’ll be watching this case closely. Sign up for our email updates to watch the headlines with us.       *Name changed for security purposes.
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          China, Pakistan to Co-Produce 48 Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drones      Cache   Translate Page      
China and Pakistan have reportedly reached an agreement for the co-production of 48 Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles.
          1st Test, Day 3: Pakistan in control after Asif scripts Oz collapse      Cache   Translate Page      
Debutant Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif ripped through the Australian middle-order with six wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 202 on the third day of the first Test, in Dubai, on Tuesday.
          Why More Dictators Are Killing and Abducting Dissidents Abroad      Cache   Translate Page      

In Sheridan Circle on Washington’s Embassy Row lies a small plaque, little noticed by both tourists and locals, marking the spot where a car bomb killed Chilean diplomat-turned-think-tanker Orlando Letelier along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt in 1976. Letelier, since leaving Chile, had become a leading critic of Augusto Pinochet’s regime, and declassified documents later showed that the dictator had directly ordered the killing.

A dictatorship killing one of its citizens on the streets of a foreign capital is a brazen act but is by no means unheard of. Social scientists have traditionally defined a state as the entity that controls the use of physical force for domination within a given territory. But states, particularly those of an authoritarian bent, have frequently sought to project violence against dissidents and defectors far beyond their borders. An effective authoritarian state needs its most prominent critics to know that an ice ax in the back is still a possibility, even if they leave.

While it’s not exactly a new phenomenon, as Letelier and numerous other historical cases prove, the killing or abduction of foreign critics by authoritarian regimes appears to be alarmingly normalized today. Also alarming: Some of the countries where these crimes take place seem uninterested in doing anything to stop them.

Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of its ruling royal family living in exile in the United States, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document related to his upcoming wedding. He has not been heard from since then, and Turkish officials reportedly believe he was murdered by a special team sent from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s government has been brutal to dissidents and opponents, and technically speaking Khashoggi entered Saudi territory when he went inside the consulate building, but he had apparently been unconcerned, telling friends before his disappearance that he had been treated well during previous visits to Saudi embassies and consulates. His fiancée says he told her not to worry, since “they would not dare attempt anything within Turkey’s borders.”

Then again, perhaps no one should assume they are safe from a government that more or less took the prime minister of Lebanon hostage for several days last year. Ghanem al-Dosary, a London-based Saudi dissident, told the New York Times that Khashoggi’s disappearance was a message from the regime to its critics “that our hands can reach you wherever you are.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the Saudi government prove its claim that Khashoggi walked out of the consulate unharmed. While a reasonable request, this umbrage is somewhat ironic given Turkey’s own pursuit of its critics abroad. Under Erdogan, the Turkish government has launched an aggressive crackdown on supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the influential and controversial cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup. Thousands of accused Gülenists, including U.S. citizens, have been arrested, and the manhunt has gone global as well. Often, this is a matter of pushing foreign governments to extradite Gülenists back to Turkey, but sometimes the line between arrest and abduction has been blurred. In March, six Gülenists in Kosovo were shipped back to Turkey after being arrested over links to Gülenists schools, but Kosovo’s prime minister said he had not been aware of the operation, and local media dubbed it a “kidnapping.” In July, the government of Mongolia prevented what appeared to be an attempted abduction of a Gülenist school leader. Then there’s Gülen himself: Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into allegations, corroborated by former CIA Director James Woolsey, that Turkish officials had met with former U.S. National Security Adviser and unacknowledged Turkey lobbyist Michael Flynn to discuss a plan to abduct the cleric from his compound in Pennsylvania and deliver him back to Turkey. And that’s not to mention the beating of protesters in Washington by Erdogan’s own bodyguards in 2017.

Of course, the most prominent recent attack by an authoritarian government on an exiled critic was the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in March, an attack that Vladimir Putin’s government has only half-heartedly tried to deny. According to a BuzzFeed investigation last year, U.S. authorities believe that as many as 14 people, including billionaire Boris Berezovsky, whose death had been ruled a suicide in 2013, had been killed by Russian secret services in Britain in recent years. Dozens more opponents of the Putin regime have been killed under suspicious circumstances abroad.

China has also been reaching across borders to pursue its critics. Prominent dissidents have been reportedly abducted from Thailand and sent back to China for detention. As for foreign-residing Uighurs—the Muslim minority that Beijing has recently been repressing in a brutal campaign that’s been dubbed a “cultural genocide”—the authorities’ preferred tactic appears to be threatening their families living within China unless they return home.

Last week also saw the bizarre disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese official who led Interpol, in what appeared to be a highly unusual move by a state government against the leader of a major international organization, all the more troubling since the exact charges against Meng have not been made public.

Numerous other examples abound. Two women are currently on trial in Malaysia over the killing—likely in cooperation, willing or not, with North Korean operatives—of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the current North Korean leader. The government of Iran stands accused by French authorities of orchestrating the attempted bombing of a meeting of a prominent exile group in Paris.

The response of the governments of countries where these incidents happen has often been muted—and that’s a problem. The British government’s tepid reaction to the 2006 poisoning of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko very well could have led Vladimir Putin to conclude there would be little consequence for pulling the same stunt there again.

Often diplomatic considerations are behind these muted reactions. France, for instance, is unlikely to press its case against Iran too hard, given that it’s currently trying to preserve what’s left of the 2015 nuclear deal.

It’s hard to make those sorts of excuses for President Donald Trump, who has spoken approvingly of how leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, and Erdogan conduct their business. When Putin suggested allowing Russian investigators to question 11 U.S. citizens he views as enemies, including former Ambassador Michael McFaul, in exchange for “cooperation” in the investigation of 2016 election interference, Trump called it an “incredible offer.” Trump was also reportedly reluctant and angry about the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning.

After days of silence over the alleged abduction and possible murder of Khashoggi, Trump, who often touts his close relationship with the Saudi royal family, finally acknowledged that there were some “pretty bad stories” going around about the journalist and U.S.
resident’s fate and said, “Hopefully that will sort itself out.” The Saudis are probably not too worried about a fierce U.S. response at this point.

But if we’re going to fault Trump’s rhetoric for contributing to the sense of impunity felt by authoritarian governments, we should also acknowledge Barack Obama’s covert drone campaign in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. This isn’t to draw any moral equivalence between the targeting of members of groups like al-Qaida, the Taliban, and ISIS and the murders and abductions of dissidents and journalists by dictatorships. But the targeted killing of a country’s enemies outside a declared battlefield was once considered exceptional, and the U.S. has helped make it routine.

More disturbing still may be the possibility that state violence is becoming globalized. The human rights community, more often than not, views the world in terms of distinct countries, classifying them as “free” or “unfree.” The much-maligned International Criminal Court is hamstrung by the fact that its jurisdiction is limited to only the countries that accept it.

Once upon a time, it was thought that globalization would undermine authoritarian systems in individual states as economic liberalization and new forms of communications overwhelm their defenses against outside influence. But the influence, of course, ended up going both ways. Today, we live in a world where China’s economic clout influences what classes are taught at U.S. universities and what movies are produced by Hollywood. The same internet that brings Western media into Russia allows the Russian state to influence elections around the world.

Authoritarian states clearly do not feel their authority is limited by state borders. So it’s no surprise they don’t feel their ability to inflict violence is limited either.


          Nasi Minyak      Cache   Translate Page      
Salam.. Sejak Ryan sambung study, aku memang jarang memasak.Hari kerja di waktu siang mmg x ada sapa2 di rumah manakala malam aku dan inchi suami tak makan, setakat nk bagi 2 mulut makan, aku biasanya beli jer dekat Kak Bie jiran selang beberapa rumah dari rumah aku. Mudah!

Hujung minggu macam ni pun jarang memasak, biasanya kami akan keluar berjalan- jalan bawa anak- anak. Hari2 kerja rutin nya membosankan, hujung minggu nak juga rasa happy2. Kerja rumah tolak tepi😁.

Semalam dah pegi tengok wayang dgn anak2 cerita Venom. Kemudian makan di Restoran Nando's , disebelah malamnya kami makan Chapathi di gerai  Pakistan yg terletak beberapa meter jer dari rumah.Layannn!

Selalu sangat makan di luar, bosan juga. Memandangkan Ryan pulang hujung minggu, keluarga kecilku lengkap hujung minggu ini, Bersemangat lah sedikit untuk aku memasak.

Masakkan yang aku anggap istimewa tetapi mudah , aku.memilih Nasi minyak , kurma daging, jelatah dan Papadom sebagai hidangan sepanjang hari ini.

Memasak dengan penuh kasih sayang tanpa gangguan didapur sangat menyenangkan dan menjadi terapi jiwa yang baik. Kali ini aku menggunakan beras terpilih "extra long parboiled basmathi rice", taburan kismis dan aku masukkan juga capsicum yang dipotong kiub untuk menaikkan aroma nasi minyak  dan warna agar membangkitkan selera, namun jika diletak kapsikum merah pasti lebih menarik. Tapi kali ni kurang bernasib baik, tiada kapsikum merah...

Ramuannya aku tumis dengan campuran 3 jenis minyak iaitu minyak sapi , butter dan minyak sawit biasa.

Kali ini nasi minyak aku gandingkan dengan Kurma Daging . Seperti nasi, aku pelbagaikan ramuan seperti Tomato, cili merah, bawang potong baji, kentang di dalam kurma daging untuk mendapatkan rasa yang pelbagai pada kuah kurma😊
Memasak pun kena ada seninya untuk membangkitkan selera dan menzahirkan perasaan kasih sayang kita untuk keluarga. Sangat berbeza hasilnya jika kita memasak dengan separuh hati, masa yang suntuk dan tertekan berbanding bila kita enjoy memasak, bersama keazaman dan kasih sayang .

Rasa tak lengkap pula jika nasi minyak tidak diserikan dengan acar jelatah, gabungan warna warni pada acar jelatah pastinya menarik tumpuan mata yang melihat. Setiap bahannya dihiris nipis dengan pisau tajam, menambahkan lagi serinya. Masa menghiris acar, berbayang penyediaan bahan masakkan orang Korea dan Jepun yang teliti , secara tidak langsung terpapar kesantunan situkang masak..aku memang sentiasa mengagumi mereka.
Alhamdulillah, sempurnalah hidangan makan tengahari aku untuk hari ini insyallah menu yang sama di bawa ke sesi makan malam 😁😁


          Pakistán prueba con éxito un misil con capacidad nuclear después de que India comprara S-400 rusos      Cache   Translate Page      
La prueba se realizó ante la creciente tensión entre Islamabad y Nueva Deli.



El sistema de misiles Ghauri, que puede disparar proyectiles nucleares y convencionales a una distancia de 1.300 km, fue probado este lunes por el Comando de Fuerzas Estratégicas del Ejército de Pakistán. La prueba fue elogiada por el presidente pakistaní, Arif Alvi, y el primer ministro Imran Khan.

"El lanzamiento consolida la capacidad nuclear de Pakistán, que apunta a la paz y la estabilidad a través de un régimen de disuasión creíble", reza el comunicado emitido por el Departamento de Relaciones Públicas.

La prueba se produce pocos días después de que la India rechazara una invitación de Pakistán para reunirse y discutir formas de garantizar la paz y la estabilidad en la región. Nueva Deli explicó su negativa por el asesinato de tres policías indios a manos de militantes pakistaníes a finales de septiembre. Además, la parte india alega que Islamabad distribuye sellos postales con la imagen del militante cachemir Burhan Wani, lo que a ojos de Nueva Deli supone una "glorificación del terrorismo".

La prueba pakistaní fue precedida por la firma de un acuerdo según el cual Rusia suministrará a la India sistemas antiaéreos S-400. El acuerdo fue rubricado por el presidente ruso, Vladímir Putin, y el primer ministro indio, Narendra Modi, cuando se reunieron el 5 de octubre en Nueva Deli.

https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/291465-pakistan-probar-exito-misil-nuclear-india-comprar-s400

          10/10/2018: Racing: Aussies face major task      Cache   Translate Page      
Australia survived their first examination from ace legspinner Yasir Shah but Pakistan remain in a commanding position in the first test in Dubai. At stumps on day two Australia were 30-0, trailing by 452 runs after bowling Pakistan out for 482....
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          Cable Splicer - Hasnain Tanweer Associates (HTA) - Karachi      Cache   Translate Page      
Cable Splicer job is available for a Telecommunication company in Pakistan. The candidate required for the job must be Matric with Fiber Certification /...
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DAE (Chemical technology)*. We are searching for Diploma holders in Associate Engineer (DAE) specialized in Chemical engineering / technology....
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Fresh / experience DAE holder in chemical field. A well known Organization is searching for Diploma holder Chemical engineer....
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A well known Company is looking for Fresh / Entry Level D.A.E certificate holder chemical engineers. *Requirements: * * *Must be Diploma in Associate...
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          In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity      Cache   Translate Page      
Saleem Abbas is the kind of student who sits in the front row. He's the first to try to answer a question. He eagerly repeats the Mandarin expressions that his teacher throws at the class: "Is this your family or not?" he repeats after the teacher. Then: "I have a mother." These lessons mean a lot...

          In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity      Cache   Translate Page      
Saleem Abbas is the kind of student who sits in the front row. He's the first to try to answer a question. He eagerly repeats the Mandarin expressions that his teacher throws at the class: "Is this your family or not?" he repeats after the teacher. Then: "I have a mother." These lessons mean a lot to Abbas, a 17-year-old from a village deep in the Pakistani Himalayas. His father is a retired soldier, and his pension isn't enough to go around. Abbas, one of five siblings, lives with his uncle in a gritty town outside Islamabad, in a room that only contains a thin mattress, where he sleeps and studies. He calls his mother once a month — there's no Internet back home. "Every month, I ask my mother about her health," he says in broken English. "She cries, but I don't cry." His family has staked what little money they have on him. If he masters Mandarin, he can apply for a scholarship to study in China. And with a Chinese degree, he thinks he'll have a chance of getting a good job back in
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          Re: Emerging Market Bond Funds      Cache   Translate Page      
jhfenton wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:36 pm

I did open a position in VEGBX (Vanguard Emerging Market Bond Admiral Shares), Vanguard's active EM bond fund, when it went live last December.



Despite the fact that emerging market equities have tanked over that period, VEGBX has not. It is actually my best-performing bond fund over that period. (That is not saying much.)



(VEGBX is not connected in any way to VWOB/VGAVX, Vanguard's EM bond index funds. VEGBX is an active mutual fund. It has accumulated about $100 MM in assets.)



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VWOB and VEGBX certainly approach Emerging Markets in different ways, and I think cap-weighted indexing may be problematic when it comes to EM bonds. VWOB is of course a "Government" index, but there are govt.-owned corporations issuing bonds which are also included in it. I suppose VWOB would fall under "USD sovereign" in Nisi's graphic above, contrary to VEGBX. Anyhow, here's a look at their holdings as posted in their respective Vanguard profile pages. Of course there's that elephant in the room - maybe call it a panda:



(Market allocations as of 08/31/2018)


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     VWOB/VGAVX                       VEGBX 

(Vang EM Govt Bond Index) (Vang EM Bond "active")

China 17.40% Mexico 8.30%
Mexico 8.20% Indonesia 8.10%
Brazil 5.70% Argentina 7.50%
Indonesia 5.70% Chile 6.20%
Russia 4.70% Guatemala 3.60%
United Arab Emi 4.60% Ukraine 4.20%
Saudi Arabia 4.20% Colombia 4.10%
Turkey 3.80% Hungary 3.50%
Argentina 3.60% Philippines 3.20%
Qatar 3.50% Russia 3.20%
Colombia 2.40% Brazil 3.10%
Philippines 2.00% Kazakhstan 3.00%
South Africa 1.70% Egypt 2.80%
Chile 1.60% Lithuania 2.50%
Lebanon 1.60% Trinidad & Toba 2.50%
Oman 1.50% India 2.20%
Egypt 1.40% Uruguay 2.10%
India 1.40% Dominican Repub 2.00%
Kazakhstan 1.40% El Salvador 1.90%
Malaysia 1.40% Romania 1.60%
Bahrain 1.20% South Africa 1.60%
Panama 1.20% Ghana 1.50%
Ukraine 1.20% Oman 1.50%
Dominican Repub 1.10% Peru 1.50%
Ecuador 1.10% Turkey 1.50%
Hungary 1.10% United States 1.50%
Peru 1.10% Angola 1.30%
Uruguay 1.00% Honduras 1.30%
Kuwait 0.80% Sri Lanka 1.30%
Poland 0.80% Bermuda 1.10%
Sri Lanka 0.80% Paraguay 1.10%
Croatia 0.70% Mongolia 0.90%
Nigeria 0.70% Senegal 0.90%
Venezuela 0.70% Panama 0.80%
Romania 0.60% United Kingdom 0.80%
Azerbaijan 0.50% Armenia 0.70%
Costa Rica 0.50% Croatia 0.70%
Angola 0.40% Lebanon 0.60%
Ghana 0.40% Saudi Arabia 0.70%
Ivory Coast 0.40% Serbia 0.60%
Jamaica 0.40% Venezuela 0.70%
Morocco 0.40% Qatar 0.50%
Pakistan 0.40% Jordan 0.50%
El Salvador 0.30% Ivory Coast 0.40%
Iraq 0.30% Latvia 0.20%
Kenya 0.30% Costa Rica 0.20%
Mongolia 0.30%
Paraguay 0.30%
Serbia 0.30%
Belarus 0.20%
Bolivia 0.20%
Gabon 0.20%
Guatemala 0.20%
Jordan 0.20%
Senegal 0.20%
Trinidad & Toba 0.20%
United States 0.20%
Vietnam 0.20%
Zambia 0.20%
Armenia 0.10%
Bahamas 0.10%
Bermuda 0.10%
Ethiopia 0.10%
Georgia 0.10%
Honduras 0.10%
Namibia 0.10%
Thailand 0.10%
Tunisia 0.10%

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Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
October 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
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  • DEPARTMENT
  • SAUDI ARABIA
  • SAUDI ARABIA/TURKEY
  • MIDDLE EAST PEACE
  • ISRAEL
  • IRAQ
  • NORTH KOREA
  • CHINA
  • UNITED NATIONS
  • CHINA
  • AFGHANISTAN

    TRANSCRIPT:

    3:12 p.m. EDT

    MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Nice to see you all. Okay, a couple announcements to start before we’re able to take a few questions today.

    First, I’d like to address the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, and I’d like to say that the United States is coordinating closely with the Government of Indonesia to respond to the earthquake and tsunami that struck there. Since I spoke to you last week, the United States, through USAID, is now providing a total of $3.7 million in assistance through our partners to deliver essential relief items, including shelter kits, blankets, hygiene kits, solar-powered lamps, and other lifesaving aid. USAID is also airlifting heavy-duty plastic sheeting to Indonesia to provide for emergency shelter needs of up to 110,500 people. USAID has deployed a team of disaster experts to coordinate our humanitarian response efforts and is supporting a U.S. Forest Service emergency operations expert who’s on the ground providing technical support to the Government of Indonesia’s disaster response.

    The Department of Defense has provided three C-130s and has already transported nearly 30 – 63 metric tons of disaster relief supplies into the affected areas. The U.S. Government has also provided advanced technologies to help the Government of Indonesia map the disaster area.

    In addition, American companies have also mobilized to respond with financial donations, heavy equipment, transportation, and other humanitarian supplies. The U.S. citizens we were aware of in the affected areas have been evacuated. We have no reports of U.S. citizens who have been injured or killed by the earthquake or the tsunami, and we urge any additional U.S. citizens in the affected areas to contact their loved ones directly and update them on their social media status. If you’re in the affected area and need emergency services, please contact the local authorities.

    Next, I want to address something that the Secretary raised last week because nothing has changed. There are still 65 State Department nominees sitting in the United States Senate. That’s over a quarter of all the senior-level confirmable positions that the United States Department of State is tasked with using to achieve its diplomatic outcomes. There is bipartisan agreement that a fully staffed State Department is critical to American national security. The State Department has been criticized for having gaps in leadership positions, but now we’ve done our part to fix that; now the Senate needs to do its part.

    As the Secretary has said, these candidates are quality candidates. They’re not sitting on the Senate floor because of objections with respect to their quality, their professionalism, or their excellence and ability to deliver American foreign policy. The Secretary had addressed this last week, and he said we have members of the Senate for whom partisanship has now driven delay and obstruction of getting America’s diplomatic corps into every corner of the world. What Senator Menendez and other members of the Senate are doing to hold back American diplomacy rests squarely on their shoulders.

    And with that I’d be happy to take your questions. Anne, you want to go ahead?

    QUESTION: I wanted to ask about Jamal Khashoggi.

    MS NAUERT: Mm-hmm.

    QUESTION: Have you received any response from Saudi Arabia since Secretary Pompeo registered concerns regarding his disappearance?

    MS NAUERT: Sure. Let’s start out – first, I’d like to say I imagine that most if not all of you saw the statement that we put out last night. You probably also heard the President’s comments about it yesterday and also the Vice President’s tweet that he put out yesterday.

    From the Secretary on down, we have been engaged in this matter. This is something that we’ve been following. I understand that the President intends to speak with the Saudis, so I’m not going to get ahead of that conversation that the President may be having.

    In the Secretary’s statement, he said that we’ve seen conflicting reports about his status. We’re not going to make any judgments about what had happened to him. The United States is certainly concerned about his whereabouts. Senior officials at the State Department have spoken with Saudi officials through diplomatic channels about the matter. We call on the Government of Saudi Arabia to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: It was nearly a week between his – first reports of his disappearance and that statement from Secretary Pompeo. Why was there such a delay between those two events?

    MS NAUERT: So are you assuming that taking time to put out a statement means that the State Department has not been doing anything? Is that your assumption?

    QUESTION: What was the State Department doing before the statement came out?

    MS NAUERT: The State Department was engaged at the highest levels and also at the working level and having conversations with Saudi Government officials, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: And then so what was the reason behind that delay in the statement coming out?

    MS NAUERT: I wouldn’t – I wouldn’t call it a delay. The United States Government, as we handle situations in other countries as well, sometimes we decide to conduct our conversations and to conduct our diplomacy more privately than publicly because we feel that that could have the best outcome, and I’ll leave it at that.

    Okay. Hi, Lesley. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: You must be exhausted, having just arrived.

    MS NAUERT: Kylie is here, I’m here, so we’re doing okay for so far.

    QUESTION: Just arrived last night. Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. seen any evidence that Jamal might be alive?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t know what has happened to him. We don’t have any information on that. That’s why I want to say we don’t want to make any judgments about what happened, and we call for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: You’ve called for a thorough and transparent inspection from the – investigation from the Saudis, but what about the Turks? Have you asked them for their evidence, if they’ve seen --

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I think that would be in the FBI’s lane and local investigators’ lane.

    QUESTION: But you said you – they – that on these diplomatic channels you’ve spoken to the Saudis, but what about the Turks?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I would imagine that through the course of our conversations with the Turkish Government – we have many conversations with the Turkish Government – that this has certainly come up.

    QUESTION: But that would be – that would be P, yes?

    QUESTION: Did the Secretary --

    MS NAUERT: Just hold on. Hold on.

    QUESTION: On Friday, I saw on the Public Schedule that Mr. Hale had a meeting with the Turkish ambassador here at the State Department.

    MS NAUERT: I was out on Friday, so I don’t recall what was on his private – on his public schedule. I’d have to just double-check on that, okay?

    QUESTION: Okay. So --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m just not aware of it if it did. I was out on Friday.

    Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Since this happened on Turkish soil, wouldn’t speaking to the Turks and being part of their investigation be absolutely key to --

    MS NAUERT: I did not say that we have not spoken with the Turkish Government. I just don’t have any information on it at this moment. Okay? If I have anything in addition for you, I’ll let you know.

    Hey, Carol.

    QUESTION: Hi. Can I ask a follow-up on Jamal Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: Sure.

    QUESTION: So the UK foreign secretary has said that if the reports are correct, “We will treat the incident seriously.” I wanted to ask why can’t – or why has not Secretary Pompeo said that if the reports are true and the Saudis, our allies, turn out to be cold-blooded killers, that there will be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: I think that would be entirely a hypothetical question, and so if the Brits decide to comment that way, they’re more than welcome to do so. But we’re going to wait until the facts come out, and we call again for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: Will there be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: Carol, I’m not going to get ahead or assume that anything happened. We’re calling for a thorough and transparent investigation. And again, let me say this one more time: I’ll leave it at that. I don’t have anything more for you on this today.

    QUESTION: Can you just confirm if it was Pompeo?

    QUESTION: Does the Secretary plan to speak himself with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia, and did he raise this question when he spoke with the crown prince last week?

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm --

    QUESTION: There was a readout --

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm that the Secretary has had phone conversations, but I don’t have any of the details. And some of those would just be private diplomatic conversations, which I will not be able to read out. Last time I’ll say this: I don’t have anything more for you on this today. If and when I have more, I will bring it to you. Okay?

    Go right ahead.

    QUESTION: On the Palestinians.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Two quick --

    QUESTION: Is it okay? Can I have one more follow-up on Khashoggi, please?

    MS NAUERT: Sir, I don’t have anything --

    QUESTION: It’s in relation to what you just said.

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: Let me just --

    MS NAUERT: When I do, I would be happy to give it to you.

    QUESTION: Let me just ask my question, and you decide if you don’t want --

    MS NAUERT: Okay, I’ve not met you before, but go right ahead. Welcome to the State Department. And tell me your publication.

    QUESTION: Fadi Mansour with Al Jazeera. I’ve been covering this place for 10 years now, thank you very much.

    MS NAUERT: Pardon me?

    QUESTION: I’ve been covering this place for 10 years. I don’t come every day because I cover other places.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Well, it’s nice to meet you. You’re welcome anytime.

    QUESTION: Yes. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ask questions. So --

    MS NAUERT: Go right ahead. And this will be the last question on this. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So the fact that you called on the Saudis to carry an investigation, is the State Department assuming that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the whereabout of Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: We’re not assuming anything. Only because it was their consulate, we’re asking them to conduct an investigation.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Said, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, very quickly, U.S. envoy Mr. Greenblatt said that the Trump plan, the deal of the century, is heavily focused on Israeli security. Does that mean that you guys are giving up on the two-state solution, or you see the – you don’t see any, like, contradictions between focusing on Israeli --

    MS NAUERT: This is something that we have talked about for a very, very long time. We support that if both parties --

    QUESTION: And this was --

    MS NAUERT: -- if both parties can agree to it.

    QUESTION: Right.

    MS NAUERT: That hasn’t changed.

    QUESTION: But this was only yesterday. I mean, he went out of his way to say that it is focused on Israeli security. What does that mean to you?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to parse his words. I’d just refer you back to his comments. But our position has not changed. As the President has laid out, as he did not too long ago at the UN General Assembly, that we support a two-state solution if both sides can agree to that.

    QUESTION: And one quick question on a young American student who has been detained in Israel for the past five days because she supports BDS. Are you – can you share with us if you’ve done anything? Has she contacted the American embassy, or are you in touch with her? Do you know her whereabouts?

    MS NAUERT: We are aware of her case. Our embassy is providing consular access, as we would to all American citizens. We value freedom of expression. You and I have talked about this many times.

    QUESTION: Right. Many times.

    MS NAUERT: Also in cases where people don’t agree with local policies or even the United States policies. Ultimately, it is up to the Government of Israel to decide who it wants to let into the country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: But she – this young woman, Lara Alqasem, she has a visa. She was accepted at the Hebrew University. She was going there to study and so on. She – all of the stuff that she should have done was already done. Are you not concerned about that?

    MS NAUERT: Said, it’s ultimately up to the Government of Israel, or any country for that matter, to decide which individuals, which Americans, it wants to let in. Okay?

    Hi.

    QUESTION: Heather, the issue is not that she wasn’t allowed in. It’s that she’s being detained.

    MS NAUERT: Excuse me. Or being detained. I don’t have any information beyond that. Okay?

    Laurie, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Nadia Murad, the Yezidi woman who was captured by ISIS and help captive, just won the Nobel Peace Prize, as probably everyone knows, and she spoke yesterday. And she did note one positive point, the start of de-mining in Yezidi areas, which I assume is related to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement in July at the Religious Freedom conference of extra money for de-mining in the northern Iraq religious minority areas. So they’re very happy with that, but overall it was a grim picture, and among her complaints was no justice for Yezidis. And you and others, including the UN, have recognized ISIS’s assault on the Yezidis as genocide, but the Iraqi Government hasn’t. Are you prepared to put any pressure on them to do so?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not familiar with her remarks. Of course, I’m familiar with who she is. She was one of the guests at our religious freedom ministerial that was held over the summer, and we were so proud to have hosted her here. My understanding is that the Vice President is meeting with her – I believe it’s today. The Secretary and I had a brief exchange about her becoming one of the co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, and we’re really proud of her. She’s a very heroic woman, who’s done so much to advance the cause of not just religious freedom but also freedom for women, especially freedom from sexual crimes.

    I don’t have her comments. I don’t have those remarks, so I’m just not going to comment on it beyond that.

    QUESTION: How about her call for an international criminal trial for those members of ISIS who have committed these crimes against Yezidis?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I just don’t have anything for you on that today. Okay?

    QUESTION: South Asia?

    MS NAUERT: Okay, hi.

    QUESTION: Heather?

    MS NAUERT: How are you?

    QUESTION: Thank you. Welcome from (inaudible).

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Okay, on North Korea, this trip – has Kim Jong-un submitted a list of nuclear facilities, or you got anything from him for evidence of nuclear list?

    MS NAUERT: We sure did. We made a lot of progress. As you know, we just got back last night from three – four countries in I think it was three days. So it was a very busy time. The Secretary and Chairman Kim discussed the four pillars of the Singapore summit. That was something that was important for them to do. They spent considerable time together. The Secretary and the President, of course, have referenced that since – the Secretary just over at the White House, speaking about this.

    Among the things they also discussed was an upcoming second summit that would be attended by our President and also Chairman Kim, and we look forward to working on all of the details of that. They also agreed to instruct their respective working level groups, led by Steve Biegun, our special representative, and also his counterpart who was named in North Korea, to start intensifying discussions on some of those four pillars that were laid out in the Singapore summit.

    As you know, Chairman Kim had invited inspectors to visit the Punggye-ri nuclear test site to confirm that it’s been irreversibly dismantled. We were pleased with that. And President Trump looks forward to continuing to build upon the trust that was first established at the Singapore summit.

    So we view it as making a lot of progress. We’re pleased with that.

    QUESTION: But North Korea has already destroyed Punggye-ri nuclear site and Tongchang-ri missile site. They --

    MS NAUERT: I think we can say this: We can affirmatively say that they invited a group of journalists out to watch something take place. Inspectors have not been there yet. So inviting inspectors to join, to take a look, and do their work is entirely different from what we’ve seen already.

    QUESTION: Is that happen for denuclearizations?

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry?

    QUESTION: Is this have for the denuclearizations, for what you – U.S. exactly needed to, but -

    MS NAUERT: That would be a positive step forward, and Chairman Kim agreed to that, to have inspectors at that site.

    QUESTION: Follow up on --

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Go ahead. Let’s just – hold on, I’ll come back to you. Hi.

    QUESTION: So you’ve made progress on a Trump-Kim summit. Do you have any idea of, like, the timing on that? Like, will it be before the end of the year or sometime afterwards?

    MS NAUERT: Well, as the President has said – and I’m not going to get ahead of the President, of course, but the President has said he looks forward to seeing Chairman Kim soon. As you all remember, when we were planning for the Singapore summit, that takes time. There are a lot of details that are involved in pulling together a summit of that magnitude. We need to find a place that both countries can get to. We have to compare schedules – Chairman Kim’s schedule, the President’s schedule, the Secretary’s schedule, probably National Security Advisor Bolton’s schedule – a lot of schedules. We also have to identify a place that has the infrastructure that is needed to accommodate 5,000 journalists. I believe there are 5,000 that were accredited last time.

    So there are a lot of things that come into play here, and so we are hard at work at that. I know Steve Biegun looks forward to having follow-on conversations with his counterpart about some of those details that go into the summit. And as soon as we have something for you, we’ll let you know. Okay.

    QUESTION: So would you say that the – what you’re waiting for to announce even a time or a location for that, is it all just logistical, then?

    MS NAUERT: Well, Michelle, as I just said, and I’ll repeat it again: A lot goes into this. We start with --

    QUESTION: I heard that. Yeah. You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: We start with comparing schedules.

    QUESTION: You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: Okay.

    QUESTION: I’m trying to save you some time. So are you saying that it’s all logistical before you announce a date and time, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something?

    MS NAUERT: We are looking forward to having our second summit. The President is looking forward to doing that. The timing of that will ultimately be announced by the White House. It’ll be a White House led meeting. And when we’re ready to announce that, we will.

    QUESTION: But the question is --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

    QUESTION: -- since you listed all the logistics involved, are you simply waiting for logistics, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something related to denuclearization?

    MS NAUERT: We have not said anything about waiting for North Korea to do anything more -

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MS NAUERT: -- in order to have that summit. Okay. Nick.

    QUESTION: And when you say a lot of progress, since Punggye-ri is by many accounts an aging facility that’s already been destroyed, by allowing inspectors to come there and see this, which is not necessarily key to North Korea’s current and future nuclear program, why would you characterize that as a lot of progress?

    MS NAUERT: Michelle, I think that’s a very good step. I’ll go back and say it one more time. What you have seen were a bunch of journalists brought out to that site and you saw some sort of an explosion. Sending in inspectors to take a look around is an entirely different step and a step in the right direction, and we think that that’s progress, along with the other things that were addressed in the meeting.

    Nick, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Just as a follow-up to that, I think one of the big questions is what exactly the administration, Secretary Pompeo, President Trump, actually want to achieve from this summit. What’s the main – the headline goal for --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of the President. The Secretary firmly believes – and I know that this is much to your dismay, to reporters’ dismay – that our negotiations are best handled in public, so I’m not going to get – negotiate it here with all of you from the podium, and I’ll let our experts do the negotiating and do their work and not get ahead of that.

    QUESTION: Heather --

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

    QUESTION: Follow-on on that. The first summit was about general commitments, complete denuclearization by Chairman Kim. Do you expect from the next summit to achieve broader agreement with the ways and --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of what is being discussed at that summit, okay.

    QUESTION: Not what is being discussed, but what you expect.

    MS NAUERT: My job is not – my job is not to lay out what our policy will be.

    QUESTION: Because we see your goal; we don’t see your method. So --

    MS NAUERT: And – okay, so that’s a fair point. You see our goal, but you don’t see our method. That is something --

    QUESTION: Do you want to do it – work in progress, step by step, or do you want to have a deal --

    MS NAUERT: That is something that we will discuss --

    QUESTION: -- with everything inside?

    MS NAUERT: We will discuss that with the North Koreans and not the broader public, not the media, because we believe that negotiations – some of these complicated negotiations – are best handled between our country and theirs. And our objective is to get to the fully, final, verified denuclearization of North Korea. We are working hard toward that goal. We think we’ve made progress and we’ll continue working toward that goal.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Hi. Go ahead. Hi.

    QUESTION: India.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: So Secretary Pompeo did not meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Could you please shed some light on what happened? And what is – what was the reason given – provided by Chinese Government? Because it’s a understanding that arrangements were being made for this meeting to happen.

    MS NAUERT: We never announced any specific meetings ahead of our trip to China. Is it not every time that the Secretary would go to any given country that he would be meeting with the president of that country. Sometimes he does; sometimes he doesn’t. And so that was just a reflection of this trip, but I know the Secretary had good, constructive meetings with his Chinese counterparts that he met with yesterday.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. asked to such meeting to happen? Has the United States asked China – ask Chinese Government to arrange a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping?

    MS NAUERT: Not to my knowledge. Anything going forward, we’ll let you know when we have that planned.

    QUESTION: Would you characterize U.S.-China relationship as a strategic competitor?

    MS NAUERT: Well, look, they’re certainly a competitor. It’s a complex and broad-based relationship that we have with China, as you all saw in the comments and exchanges between the Secretary and his counterparts. We have areas of common interest. North Korea is one of them. Working to combat illegal narcotics is another area where we work well together. We also have areas of disagreement and areas where we have challenges, and we’ll keep working together on that. It’s obviously an important relationship that we need to work hard to maintain. Okay.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. Yes, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Ambassador – very quickly. Was the Secretary surprised that Ambassador Haley resigned? Does he have any comment? Could you share with us what was his reaction?

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the Secretary addressed that from the White House today, in which he talked about what a great partner Ambassador Haley has been. The Secretary and Ambassador Haley have worked very well together since the beginning of this administration, but I would say more closely once he became Secretary of State. At the working level, from my level, her team and Ambassador Haley have been wonderful to work with. Sorry to see her depart. This happens, of course, in administrations. The Secretary, I think, is sorry to see her depart as well.

    I’m not going to get into who knew what when and all of that. What is ultimately important is that the President knew about her decision well in advance. They had those conversations. I’m not privy to those conversations, so I’d have to refer you to the White House for that. We’re sorry to see her go and thank her for all her incredible service that she’s done on behalf of the U.S. Government and on taxpayers at the United Nations.

    QUESTION: May I just follow up?

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Okay.

    QUESTION: A follow-up?

    MS NAUERT: Last question. I’m going to have to go.

    QUESTION: So we saw the exchange of rhetorics when Secretary Pompeo was in China. Would you say those tensions now between United States and China would spill over to your cooperation on North Korea at this very critical time?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t think so, because China again and again has said to us, publicly and privately, that they are committed to the denuclearization of North Korea. They understand that; they recognize that. They recognize the importance of that matter. We don’t think they’re backing away. What we do say, though, is that countries including China and Russia can always do more. They can do more, but they are also one of the countries that had voted for UN Security Council resolutions, and so we expect those to uphold those.

    I’ll do one last question. Nazira, hi.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Were you at the White House earlier today?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Did I see you?

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: I thought I saw your yellow over there.

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: She gets around.

    QUESTION: Okay. Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Heather, I have two question, one question regarding Afghan delegation. Dr. Abdullah was here. What is their – do you think that they have any achievement? Do they meet any high officials, U.S. authority?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I don’t have any information if – as to whether or not Dr. Abdullah was here at the State Department or here in Washington. I can look --

    QUESTION: He was in New York. I’m asking about General Assemblies at the – New York.

    MS NAUERT: Oh, he was in – oh, at the General Assembly.

    QUESTION: Did he have any meeting with the Secretary of State or either President Trump?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t recall that. It seems like that was a year ago even though that was only two weeks ago, so I’m so sorry. My apologies.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MS NAUERT: I will have to check – double-check to see if he had any meetings with U.S. officials.

    QUESTION: Two weeks ago.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. I’ll check on that for you.

    QUESTION: Yeah. The next question, Ambassador Khalilzad.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: He is in Afghanistan and he traveled to Pakistan. Do you think that useful for Afghanistan, Khalilzad mission?

    MS NAUERT: I think it’s extremely helpful to have Ambassador Khalilzad out on travel. This is part of our team on the field, having our people do what they do best, and that is going out and conducting American diplomacy around the world. He is leading an interagency delegation to Afghanistan, to Pakistan, to the UAE, to Qatar, and also to Saudi Arabia. It’s a fairly lengthy trip. His mission there is to coordinate our U.S. efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. This is still Afghan-led, Afghan-owned. Our policy has not changed in any way. But we’re proud and pleased to have him out there advocating on this behalf and we’ll be working in close coordination with the Afghan Government.

    I’ve got to go, guys. We’ll see you again real soon. Thanks.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:37 p.m.)


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          Pakistan navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties      Cache   Translate Page      

Decision to leave the task force taken after US-led coalition limits fuel supplies, navy sources tell Al Jazeera.

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Brave Combat Federation has announced the full fight card for Brave 17, an event hosted later this month in Pakistan. The show takes place on October 27 at the Nishtar Park Sports Complex in Lahore, Pakistan. This will be the first international mixed martial arts event held in the country. Athletes from many nations will […]

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Floating imageLes Kalash, minorité ethnique animiste du nord Pakistan, seront mis à l'honneur au musée des Confluences de Lyon qui présente sa nouvelle exposition, "Fêtes himalayennes, les derniers Kalash" ...
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          SUN membership is relevant for ALL countries, no matter their income level. Here’s why.      Cache   Translate Page      
By Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director
Since 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition–in all its forms. And yet, 1000 days into the SDG era, no high-income country has become a member of the SUN Movement. Why does this matter?
First, all countries experience high levels of malnutrition in at least one of its many manifestations.  For example, according to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, the UK has obesity rates of 27%, Germany has raised blood cholesterol rates of 70%, 28% of French men have high blood pressure and, according to the 2018 World Cancer Research Fund Report, Japan has colorectal cancer rates of 39 per 100,000 — one of the highest in the world.  And in nearly all high-income countries poor nutrition is related to 5 of the top 10 risk factors in national disease burdens. By joining SUN the high-income countries can learn from other members, share experiences of what is effective in reducing these expressions of malnutrition, and work together with other members to develop new solutions to address them.
Second, many high-income country governments do not achieve the same level of coherence across government departments in fighting malnutrition that their aid programs expect from low and middle income countries. Which European country has a whole of government approach to obesity, one that brings together urban planners, agriculture, health, education, transport and trade? I can’t think of one. Joining SUN will help high-income countries achieve greater coherence in their battle against malnutrition.
Third, nutrition affects global public goods. For example, what the high-income countries grow and eat affects the poorest in the most climate-affected countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan and many of the nations of Africa. The high-income countries have a responsibility to fix the enormous externality that their food production and consumption choices generate for those least able to adapt to climate change. Becoming a member of SUN will empower civil society within high-income countries to champion more climate smart agriculture and consumption and guide policymakers to more win-win solutions for people and the planet.
Finally, the enrollment of high-income countries embodies the highest principles of the SDGs. The SDGs are for all countries and all people. As this century progresses we will increasingly be left with the more complex problems, and they will be the ones that affect all countries and will require a degree of cooperation not seen today if they are to be tamed.  We are talking about climate mitigation, conflict prevention, insurance against financial crises, the prevention of infectious disease pandemics — and the lowering of nutrition related non- communicable diseases.
The SDGs reject the assumption that the low and middle-income countries have a monopoly on nutrition problems and the high-income countries have a monopoly on nutrition solutions.  It is time that high-income country governments realise this and join SUN.  Citizens of the world–whether from high, middle or low-income countries–deserve no less.
Lawrence is a member of the SUN Executive Committee but this view is personal and does not necessarily represent the view of the Committee.


          Pakistan’s Supreme Court Hears Christian Mom Asia Bibi’s Long-Awaited Appeal of Execution...      Cache   Translate Page      
After years of delays, seven years and eleven months to the day after she was sentenced to death by hanging for her Christian faith, Christian mom Asia Bibi has finally had her appeal heard by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three-member panel of the Supreme Court of Pakistan consisting of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard arguments in Asia Bibi’s case yesterday. Asia was arrested in June 2009 and sentenced to death in 2010 for blaspheming the Prophet Muhammad’s name. As we have previously explained: Asia Bibi was convicted...
          India’s Pivotal Indo-Pacific Power Build up needs US & Russian Inputs      Cache   Translate Page      

Paper No. 6437 .          Dated 8-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporary and unfolding geopolitical imperatives dictate that both the United States and Russia need to stand committed to the power-buildup of India as the pivotal Indo Pacific Power. India’s power attributes of a proven responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security management could serve security interests of both the United States and Russia.

It is my firm belief that both the United States and Russia at some stage in time compelled by the churning dynamics of Indo Pacific Asia will be forced to reset their policies by both ridding themselves of the old Cold War mindsets and strategic distrust of ‘the other’. A new Cold War has been in the offing since 2001 which is not of Russia’s making but that of its presently close partner China.  Could Russia afford a secondary involvement in a second Cold War?

The evolving geopolitical landscape in the vast Indo Pacific landmass and maritime spaces arising from China’s geopolitical moves laced with threatening contours are generating counter-moves in open manifestations like the United Sates of contributing towards India’s Major Power buildup and Russia’s implicit moves in the same direction by sales of advanced military systems like the state of the art S400 Air Defence Systems and lease of nuclear powered submarines and an undertaking to assist India in the launch of its manned Space Missions.

These geopolitical strategic moves by the United States and Russia are recognition of India’s emergence as an existential counterweight to China though neither the United States, nor Russia nor even India would like to own it up as directed towards containment of China.

Geopolitically, India stands much above China in that it has had no historical conflictual record with either the United States or Russia and therefore well placed to receive strategic trust from the United States and Russia without impinging on their national interests. Nor is India unlike China in its power aspirations seeking strategic equivalence with the United States or Russia.

Unlike China which in different decades opportunistically used its propensity to adopt its “Swing Strategy” oscillated between strategic nexuses with Russia and the United States and played these mighty global Powers one against the other, India has not demonstrated such oscillatory propensities.

Both the United States and Russia engage India in ‘Privileged Special Strategic Partnerships’ on date and optically and otherwise India engages both these global Powers in a compartmentalised manner in a way that there is no conflict of strategic interests or playing one Power against the other.

With such credentials India stands uniquely qualified to expect ‘power buildup’ inputs from both the United States and Russia. India has at least till now not indicated any diffidence that India was averse to receiving Russian power-buildup additives.

Similarly, the United States having moved inexorably towards strategic proximity with India should feel that India was in any way devaluing its privileged strategic relationship with the United States by going in for purchases of advanced Russian military systems. India at this stage of her power ascendancy needs fast-track power additives from all quarters as it prepares after a decade of military neglect by the previous Government in New Delhi to meet the Dual Military Threat of the China-Pakistan Axis.

India therefore in 2018 needs to be viewed by the United States and Russia on a transitory trajectory of an “Ascendant Indo Pacific Power” in the making which dictates imperatives of power buildup assistance from all genuine Major Powers. Of the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, with the exception of China all other Major Powers have no reservations in India’s ascendant trajectory.

 India is today a ‘Natural Ally’ of the United States, West and Japan and would have emerged as such if the United States at the height of the Cold War not geopolitically isolated India because of its non-alignment shibboleths and patronised Pakistan to spite India. Resultantly, India had no choice then but to turn towards the Former USSR for its military hardware in the immediate period preceding the Indo Pak War 1965.

Prior to 1965, Indian military inventories were predominantly British and French. USSR for its own geopolitical reasons when its relations with China were adverse emerged as a ready supplier of Russian military hardware and at the turn of the Millennium India’s dependence on Russia was nearly seventy percent.

Russia too cannot forget that in the wake of the USSR disintegration in the decade of the 1990s through statements by its then Foreign Minister had started terming Russia as the ‘Natural Ally of the West.

In 2018, the perspectives of Russia and the United States may stand changed of each other but the perspectives of India on the United States and Russia in 2018, as I would read it, are complementary to India’s buildup of India as a Major Power.

Visibly in 2018 is the reality that India has geopolitically and in terms of privileged military relationships arising from geopolitical convergences moved far down the road in evolving integrations with the United States, Japan and Australia in terms of Indo Pacific Security templates for security and stability.

The United States has strongly underwritten its commitments in terms of India’s build-up as the Pivotal Indo Pacific Power. The manifestations of the same are in the open domain with the more recently concluded military agreements signed at the US-India 2+2 Summit Meet in New Delhi.

Russia too after some South Asian policy aberrations of pivoting towards Pakistan seems  visibly retracing its steps if nothing else but for sales of advanced military equipment like the S400 Air Defence Missiles Systems. Implicit in this decision is that by such sales of S400 systems it is contributing to the ‘degradation’ of China’s and Pakistan’s deterrence capabilities against India.

The final point that needs to be made in this connection is that India’s trajectory of Power ascendancy cannot be arrested. It is inevitable given India’s naturally endowed power attributes. India’s trajectory could be slowed down if power buildup additives are slow in materialisation from external sources. It is for this contingency that India’s present dynamic PM Modi has launched on priority a “Make in India” indigenous defence production drive.

Concluding, it needs to be stressed that with India not having displayed the propensity to adopt “Swing Strategy” of China in its strategic relationships with the United States or Russia, therefore it becomes more incumbent that both the United States and Russia engage themselves in India’s power buildup as the Pivotal Indo Pacific Power. India unlike China is and would continue to be a ‘Benign Power’ as a responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security and stability. The United States has moved in that direction unambiguously and Russia needs to be more geopolitically convergent with India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s the fifth season premiere of Madam Secretary and it’s starting off with a bang. Quite literally. Elizabeth works to negotiate a deal with Pakistan and India to remove nuclear weapons. Past Secretaries of State also come together to help Elizabeth calm the nation after an unexpected attack on the White House. Specifically, the Oval Office. The explosive opening scene of the episode is what makes this show great and a joy to watch. It makes the audience wonder what happened and if anyone survived. Later, it was revealed that the leaders from India and Pakistan were unharmed. President Dalton,

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          Can Satanic Bankers Force Imran Khan To Borrow From The International Monetary Fund?      Cache   Translate Page      
 international monetary fund website, according to records, Pakistan has gone to the IMF 21 times since 1958, and the biggest loans have been in November 20008, with a $7.6 billion loan and the other in September 2013, for 6.6 billion. Pakistan's foreign currency reserves dropped last month to...

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Pakistan’s iconic former cricketer Waqar Younis has picked his all-time XI filled with the most prominent names from all around the cricket world. In a video posted by the Youtube channel of Lord’s cricket ground, Waqar has added many Australian cricketers in his side. There are no cricketers from England in Waqar’s side. He has…
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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) said they are "investigating solutions" after the Pakis...

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It’s the fifth season premiere of Madam Secretary and it’s starting off with a bang. Quite literally. Elizabeth works to negotiate a deal with Pakistan and India to remove nuclear weapons. Past Secretaries of State also come together to help Elizabeth calm the nation after an unexpected attack on the White House. Specifically, the Oval Office. The explosive opening scene of the episode is what makes this show great and a joy to watch. It makes the audience wonder what happened and if anyone survived. Later, it was revealed that the leaders from India and Pakistan were unharmed. President Dalton,

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          ΣΟΚ: Τουλάχιστον μισό εκατ. Αφγανοί και Πακιστανοί συγκεντρώνονται στην Αδριανούπολη για να περάσουν τον Έβρο      Cache   Translate Page      
 
Ανησυχητικά είναι τα στοιχεία που προέρχονται από την Τουρκία αναφορικά με την συγκέντρωση μεγάλου αριθμού Αφγανών και Πακιστανών (κυρίως) οι οποίοι συγκεντρώνονται γύρω από την Αδριανούπολη προκειμένου να περάσουν τον αφύλακτο Έβρο.
Σύμφωνα με δημοσίευμα της εφημερίδας «Καθημερινή» η ελληνική Κυβέρνηση έχει προβεί σε διαβήματα στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση αλλά και την Τουρκία για το συγκεκριμένο πολύ σοβαρό θέμα, γιατί διαπίστωσε χαλάρωση των μέτρων επιτήρησης των περασμάτων λαθρομεταναστών απ’ την απέναντι πλευρά του ποταμού Έβρου!
Η κυβέρνηση αρνούμενη πεισματικά να πάρει κανένα απολύτως μέτρο φύλαξης της ελληνικής πλευράς των συνόρων (τουλάχιστον στον Έβρο) αποδίδει την κατάσταση με την ορδές λαθραίων μεταναστών οι οποίες περνούν τα σύνορα χωρίς κανένα πρόβλημα στην έλλειψη μέτρων από την πλευρά της Τουρκίας.
Την ίδια στιγμή δείχνει και είναι «ανήμπορη» να διαφυλάξει τα ελληνικά σύνορα.
Αναφέρεται επίσης, πως τα χερσαία σύνορα του Έβρου έχουν γίνει προνομιακό πεδίο δράσης των διακινητών λαθρομεταναστών.
Κυκλώματα Βούλγαρων, Σκοπιανών, Αλβανών και άλλων εθνικοτήτων διακινητών, καταφέρνουν με διάφορους τρόπους να μεταφέρουν παράνομα τους εκατοντάδες που περνούν καθημερινά, προς το εσωτερικό της χώρας.
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Permintaan itu disampaikan oleh Pemimpin Eksekutif Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, usai dirinya melakukan kunjungan kehormatan ke Jakarta pada 4 Oktober 2018.

Abdullah bertemu dan membahas hubungan bilateral dengan Presiden RI Joko Widodo dan Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla. Pertemuan itu pun berlangsung hampir lima bulan usai konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018.

Mengomentari hasil pertemuannya dengan para pemimpin Indonesia, Abdullah menggarisbawahi peran Tanah Air dalam mengupayakan perdamaian di Afghanistan --negara yang tengah berkonflik dengan kelompok Taliban dan beberapa organisasi teroris selama dekade terakhir.

"Indonesia telah lama membantu untuk mempromosikan perdamaian di Afghanistan ... dan negara Anda berada di posisi yang baik untuk mengupayakan hal tersebut," kata Abdullah dalam wawancara khusus dengan Liputan6.com, Jumat 5 Oktober 2018.

"Indonesia juga punya reputasi dan kredibilitas yang baik di Afghanistan, yang dibangun lewat sejarah hubungan yang baik pula antara kedua bangsa."

"Peran Indonesia terhadap Afghanistan juga berbeda dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh negara Barat. Karena, Indonesia lebih mementingkan perdamaian dan stabilitas di Afghanistan, kawasan dan global," tambahnya.

Pria yang menduduki jabatan sepantar perdana menteri itu juga mengatakan bahwa pemimpin kedua negara telah meningkatkan kapasitas hubungan Indonesia-Afghanistan lewat sejumlah kunjungan tingkat tinggi. Seperti misalnya, lawatan Presiden Ashraf Ghani ke Jakarta pada 2017, lawatan Presiden Jokowi ke Kabul pada 2018, kunjungan Wapres JK ke Kabul pada tahun yang sama, serta, lawatan menteri masing-masing negara.

Di mata Abdullah, rangkaian pertemuan yang terlaksana selama dua tahun terakhir itu, meningkatkan posisi Indonesia sebagai pihak yang patut diperhitungkan pada upaya perdamaian Afghanistan dengan Taliban di dalam negeri. Termasuk, perdamaian Afghanistan dengan negara tetangga, yakni Pakistan.

Penutupan Konferensi Ulama Afghanistan-Indonesia-Palestina di Istana Bogor, Jumat (11/5) (Rizki Akbar Hasan / Liputan6.com)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Salah satu bukti adalah terselenggaranya konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018.

Awalnya, konferensi itu digagas oleh Presiden Jokowi kala melakukan kunjungan kenegaraan dan bertemu dengan Presiden Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani di Kabul pada Januari 2018. Kemudian, Wakil Presiden JK menindaklanjuti gagasan tersebut saat mengunjungi Afghanistan pada Februari 2018 untuk menghadiri Kabul Peace Process yang diinisiasi oleh Presiden Ghani.

Pakistan, yang kerap dituduh komunitas internasional sebagai sekutu Taliban, turut menyambut dan mendukung inisiatif Indonesia menggelar konferensi trilateral tersebut.

Abdullah pun, mengapresiasinya. Ia mengatakan bahwa gagasan tersebut merupakan "kontribusi yang baik bagi perdamaian di Afghanistan." Namun baginya, tak cukup sampai di situ.

Abdullah: Perlu Ada Tindak Lanjut dari Indonesia

Konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018 memang melahirkan sebuah deklarasi bernama Bogor Ulema Declaration for Peace, yang secara garis besar menyepakati untuk mempromosikan perdamaian, stabilitas, dan persatuan, menyerukan penghentian kekerasan, ekstremisme, dan terorisme, serta menyegerakan rekonsiliasi antara semua pihak yang terlibat dalam konflik menahun di Afghanistan.

Suasana pembukaan Konferensi Ulama Afghanistan-Indonesia-Pakistan di Istana Bogor, Jumat (11/5) (Rizki Akbar Hasan / Liputan6.com)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tapi, deklarasi yang bersifat tak mengikat itu pun seolah gamang, dengan masing-masing negara tampaknya belum mengutarakan kembali kelanjutan dari Bogor Ulema Declaration for Peace. Padahal, pada sesi penutupan konferensi, Wapres JK mengatakan, "Teknisnya nanti akan dibicarakan."

Sementara itu, Taliban terus melancarkan militansinya di Afghanistan. Terbaru, kelompok itu dikabarkan melakukan bentrokan bersenjata dengan aparat keamanan Afghanistan di Provinsi Wardak, Afghanistan Tengah, pada Minggu 7 Oktober 2018. Sedikitnya 10 polisi Afghanistan tewas dalam kisruh tersebut.

Taliban juga dikabarkan terus melakukan serangan sporadis lain di propinsi penting secara strategis, seperti, Wardak dan Ghazni di dekatnya, itu menunjukkan kekuatan Taliban, menggarisbawahi betapa masih rawan keamanan di Afghanistan dua pekan sebelum Pemilu Parlemen 2018, serta lima bulan jelang Pilpres Afghanistan April 2019.

Oleh karenanya, Abdullah mengatakan, "Perlu ada sebuah tindak lanjut dari Indonesia terhadap pertemuan trilateral yang dilaksanakan beberapa waktu lalu."

"Saya menyampaikan kepada pemimpin Indonesia agar agar ada kelompok kerja kecil yang bisa membahas kelanjutan itu. Dan kita bisa saling berkontak dengan ulama di Indonesia-Pakistan-Afghanistan."

"Atau juga, kita bisa melakukan pertemuan trilateral edisi kedua. Kita perlu melakukannya pada waktu yang tepat bagi ketiga negara. Tapi sebelum mencapai ke sana, kita perlu terus berkontak agar pertemuan itu bisa terlaksana," kata pemimpin eksekutif Afghanistan itu.

 

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Pasukan Taliban (AP)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Pada Maret 2018, Presiden Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani telah menawarkan Taliban untuk melakukan dialog damai dengan pemerintahannya tanpa prasyarat apapun -- sebuah inisiatif positif teranyar dari Kabul sejak negara itu dilanda perang saudara dan gejolak terorisme sepanjang 16 tahun terakhir.

Ghani juga menawarkan sejumlah skema perdamaian antara pemerintah Afghanistan dengan Taliban, meliputi; gencatan senjata, pertukaran tahanan dari kedua belah pihak, dan mendorong Taliban untuk mengakui pemerintahan dan hukum yang berlaku di Afghanistan.

Skema itu juga mencakup tentang kemungkinan dihapusnya nama Taliban dari daftar hitam domestik dan komunitas internasional, serta potensi pengakuan kelompok itu sebagai sebuah organisasi politik resmi yang berkantor dan berkedudukan di Kabul atau wilayah lain di Afghanistan.

"Taliban (juga) diharapkan mampu memberikan masukan pada seluruh proses perdamaian, yang merupakan tujuan keikutsertaan mereka sebagai organisasi dalam dialog damai ini," kata Ghani di hadapan perwakilan 25 negara dan organisasi internasional dalam Kabul Peace Process Maret 2018.

Terlepas dari seluruh perkembangan itu, beberapa pekan lalu, Taliban sendiri telah mengumumkan Al Khandaq atau Spring Offensive -- gerakan militansi yang rutin dilaksanakan kelompok itu pada Musim Semi setiap tahun -- pada Rabu, 25 April 2018.

Menyusul pengumuman itu, beberapa insiden bom bunuh diri masih tetap terjadi di Afghanistan, sampai bulan ini.

Kendati demikian, Wakil Presiden RI Jusuf Kalla, usai menutup konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018 lalu, tetap optimis dengan segala upaya perdamaian yang ada, termasuk yang sedang dilakukan oleh Indonesia.

"Butuh waktu untuk mencapai perdamaian itu. Negara yang berkonflik itu perlu duduk membicarakan pelaksanaan perdamaian."

"Sekarang tinggal bagaimana Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, dan Indonesia mendorong proses itu." ujar JK.


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          Abdullah Abdullah: RI Punya Posisi Baik Jadi Pendamai Afghanistan dengan Taliban      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Lima bulan usai Bogor menjadi tuan rumah bagi konferensi ulama dan cendekiawan dari Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia yang membahas tentang perdamaian serta stabilitas di Afghanistan, salah satu pemimpin Afghanistan meminta agar RI menindaklanjuti hasil pertemuan tersebut.

Permintaan itu disampaikan oleh Pemimpin Eksekutif Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, usai dirinya melakukan kunjungan kehormatan ke Jakarta pada 4 Oktober 2018.

Abdullah bertemu dan membahas hubungan bilateral dengan Presiden RI Joko Widodo dan Wakil Presiden Jusuf Kalla. Pertemuan itu pun berlangsung hampir lima bulan usai konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018.

Mengomentari hasil pertemuannya dengan para pemimpin Indonesia, Abdullah menggarisbawahi peran Tanah Air dalam mengupayakan perdamaian di Afghanistan --negara yang tengah berkonflik dengan kelompok Taliban dan beberapa organisasi teroris selama dekade terakhir.

"Indonesia telah lama membantu untuk mempromosikan perdamaian di Afghanistan ... dan negara Anda berada di posisi yang baik untuk mengupayakan hal tersebut," kata Abdullah dalam wawancara khusus dengan Liputan6.com, Jumat 5 Oktober 2018.

"Indonesia juga punya reputasi dan kredibilitas yang baik di Afghanistan, yang dibangun lewat sejarah hubungan yang baik pula antara kedua bangsa."

"Peran Indonesia terhadap Afghanistan juga berbeda dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh negara Barat. Karena, Indonesia lebih mementingkan perdamaian dan stabilitas di Afghanistan, kawasan dan global," tambahnya.

Pria yang menduduki jabatan sepantar perdana menteri itu juga mengatakan bahwa pemimpin kedua negara telah meningkatkan kapasitas hubungan Indonesia-Afghanistan lewat sejumlah kunjungan tingkat tinggi. Seperti misalnya, lawatan Presiden Ashraf Ghani ke Jakarta pada 2017, lawatan Presiden Jokowi ke Kabul pada 2018, kunjungan Wapres JK ke Kabul pada tahun yang sama, serta, lawatan menteri masing-masing negara.

Di mata Abdullah, rangkaian pertemuan yang terlaksana selama dua tahun terakhir itu, meningkatkan posisi Indonesia sebagai pihak yang patut diperhitungkan pada upaya perdamaian Afghanistan dengan Taliban di dalam negeri. Termasuk, perdamaian Afghanistan dengan negara tetangga, yakni Pakistan.

Penutupan Konferensi Ulama Afghanistan-Indonesia-Palestina di Istana Bogor, Jumat (11/5) (Rizki Akbar Hasan / Liputan6.com)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Salah satu bukti adalah terselenggaranya konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018.

Awalnya, konferensi itu digagas oleh Presiden Jokowi kala melakukan kunjungan kenegaraan dan bertemu dengan Presiden Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani di Kabul pada Januari 2018. Kemudian, Wakil Presiden JK menindaklanjuti gagasan tersebut saat mengunjungi Afghanistan pada Februari 2018 untuk menghadiri Kabul Peace Process yang diinisiasi oleh Presiden Ghani.

Pakistan, yang kerap dituduh komunitas internasional sebagai sekutu Taliban, turut menyambut dan mendukung inisiatif Indonesia menggelar konferensi trilateral tersebut.

Abdullah pun, mengapresiasinya. Ia mengatakan bahwa gagasan tersebut merupakan "kontribusi yang baik bagi perdamaian di Afghanistan." Namun baginya, tak cukup sampai di situ.

Abdullah: Perlu Ada Tindak Lanjut dari Indonesia

Konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018 memang melahirkan sebuah deklarasi bernama Bogor Ulema Declaration for Peace, yang secara garis besar menyepakati untuk mempromosikan perdamaian, stabilitas, dan persatuan, menyerukan penghentian kekerasan, ekstremisme, dan terorisme, serta menyegerakan rekonsiliasi antara semua pihak yang terlibat dalam konflik menahun di Afghanistan.

Suasana pembukaan Konferensi Ulama Afghanistan-Indonesia-Pakistan di Istana Bogor, Jumat (11/5) (Rizki Akbar Hasan / Liputan6.com)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tapi, deklarasi yang bersifat tak mengikat itu pun seolah gamang, dengan masing-masing negara tampaknya belum mengutarakan kembali kelanjutan dari Bogor Ulema Declaration for Peace. Padahal, pada sesi penutupan konferensi, Wapres JK mengatakan, "Teknisnya nanti akan dibicarakan."

Sementara itu, Taliban terus melancarkan militansinya di Afghanistan. Terbaru, kelompok itu dikabarkan melakukan bentrokan bersenjata dengan aparat keamanan Afghanistan di Provinsi Wardak, Afghanistan Tengah, pada Minggu 7 Oktober 2018. Sedikitnya 10 polisi Afghanistan tewas dalam kisruh tersebut.

Taliban juga dikabarkan terus melakukan serangan sporadis lain di propinsi penting secara strategis, seperti, Wardak dan Ghazni di dekatnya, itu menunjukkan kekuatan Taliban, menggarisbawahi betapa masih rawan keamanan di Afghanistan dua pekan sebelum Pemilu Parlemen 2018, serta lima bulan jelang Pilpres Afghanistan April 2019.

Oleh karenanya, Abdullah mengatakan, "Perlu ada sebuah tindak lanjut dari Indonesia terhadap pertemuan trilateral yang dilaksanakan beberapa waktu lalu."

"Saya menyampaikan kepada pemimpin Indonesia agar agar ada kelompok kerja kecil yang bisa membahas kelanjutan itu. Dan kita bisa saling berkontak dengan ulama di Indonesia-Pakistan-Afghanistan."

"Atau juga, kita bisa melakukan pertemuan trilateral edisi kedua. Kita perlu melakukannya pada waktu yang tepat bagi ketiga negara. Tapi sebelum mencapai ke sana, kita perlu terus berkontak agar pertemuan itu bisa terlaksana," kata pemimpin eksekutif Afghanistan itu.

 

* Update Terkini Asian Para Games 2018 Mulai dari Jadwal Pertandingan, Perolehan Medali hingga Informasi Terbaru di Sini.

 

Simak video pilihan berikut:

 

Perlu Proses Lama

Pasukan Taliban (AP)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Pada Maret 2018, Presiden Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani telah menawarkan Taliban untuk melakukan dialog damai dengan pemerintahannya tanpa prasyarat apapun -- sebuah inisiatif positif teranyar dari Kabul sejak negara itu dilanda perang saudara dan gejolak terorisme sepanjang 16 tahun terakhir.

Ghani juga menawarkan sejumlah skema perdamaian antara pemerintah Afghanistan dengan Taliban, meliputi; gencatan senjata, pertukaran tahanan dari kedua belah pihak, dan mendorong Taliban untuk mengakui pemerintahan dan hukum yang berlaku di Afghanistan.

Skema itu juga mencakup tentang kemungkinan dihapusnya nama Taliban dari daftar hitam domestik dan komunitas internasional, serta potensi pengakuan kelompok itu sebagai sebuah organisasi politik resmi yang berkantor dan berkedudukan di Kabul atau wilayah lain di Afghanistan.

"Taliban (juga) diharapkan mampu memberikan masukan pada seluruh proses perdamaian, yang merupakan tujuan keikutsertaan mereka sebagai organisasi dalam dialog damai ini," kata Ghani di hadapan perwakilan 25 negara dan organisasi internasional dalam Kabul Peace Process Maret 2018.

Terlepas dari seluruh perkembangan itu, beberapa pekan lalu, Taliban sendiri telah mengumumkan Al Khandaq atau Spring Offensive -- gerakan militansi yang rutin dilaksanakan kelompok itu pada Musim Semi setiap tahun -- pada Rabu, 25 April 2018.

Menyusul pengumuman itu, beberapa insiden bom bunuh diri masih tetap terjadi di Afghanistan, sampai bulan ini.

Kendati demikian, Wakil Presiden RI Jusuf Kalla, usai menutup konferensi ulama trilateral Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia di Bogor pada 11 Mei 2018 lalu, tetap optimis dengan segala upaya perdamaian yang ada, termasuk yang sedang dilakukan oleh Indonesia.

"Butuh waktu untuk mencapai perdamaian itu. Negara yang berkonflik itu perlu duduk membicarakan pelaksanaan perdamaian."

"Sekarang tinggal bagaimana Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, dan Indonesia mendorong proses itu." ujar JK.


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US envoy celebrates “unprecedented” progress under the promise of more moderate Muslim rule.


Kate Shellnutt October 05, 2018 8:00 AM



Image: Johnnie Moore / Twitter



Saudi Arabia has made unprecedented strides toward religious tolerance just a year after its young new ruler pledged to bring more moderate Islam to the Sunni kingdom.

After a visit to the capital city of Riyadh last week, US officials reported the country has reformed its religious police—once tasked with enforcing shari’ah law on the streets and in homes—and has instituted new government programs to quash extremism.

“I was surprised by the pace of change in the country. It reminded me of the verse at the end of Book of Job which says, ‘My ears had heard ... but now my eyes have seen,’” said US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commissioner Johnnie Moore, who has also served as an unofficial liaison between evangelical leaders and the Trump White House.

“It was the first time I have ever thought to myself, Wow, we could actually see religious freedom in Saudi. This is possible.”

Moore represents the highest-profile evangelical leader to meet with the Saudi government since 33-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans last October to return the restrictive Muslim country to “what we were before: a country of moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world.” The USCIRF official formerly worked with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s campaign to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Fewer than 5 percent of the 32 million people living in Saudi Arabia are Christians, according to Pew Research, and the kingdom ranks No. 12 among countries where it is hardest to follow Jesus, according to Open Doors. Likewise the State Department, at USCIRF’s recommendation, has designated Saudi Arabia a “country of particular concern” since 2004 due to its egregious religious freedom violations.

The government still does not sanction churches or any form public worship by non-Muslims, but progress is being made toward allowing private worship and protecting the rights of minority faiths. 


As the conservative Muslim nation instituted new social reforms—including lifting its infamous ban on women driving—bin Salman has recently hosted a string of Christian leaders.

“It should not be lost on us that the Crown Prince has—in the last six months alone—met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Maronite Patriarch, and met with the Coptic Pope in Cairo and that meeting took place in front of wall-sized piece of art honoring Jesus,” Moore told CT.

“There was also a very prominent visit by the recently deceased Cardinal Tauran [a Vatican diplomat] where he signed a joint agreement to promote peaceful coexistence with the General Secretary of the World Muslim League, Dr. al-Issa.”

During their visit, Moore and fellow USCIRF commissioner Nadine Maenza met with leaders across the government, including the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, which promotes Islamic moral code.

According to Moore, the commission—once the greatest barrier to private worship—no longer has authority to go into people’s homes or to make arrests. He said Christians in Saudi Arabia have already felt the effects of the reform under bin Salman and support the changes.

Additionally, the USCIRF delegation met with the government ministries tasked with cracking down on religious extremism by establishing educational programs and monitoring teaching in mosques. Under a Muslim constitution, Saudi Arabia continues to have laws against apostasy and conversion, though there a signs they may be becoming less strict in their implementation.

The changes now coming to Saudi Arabia have been anticipated for over a year. “The days of a religious monopoly in Saudi Arabia are over,” Daoud Kuttab, a Christian Palestinian journalist, told CT last fall, noting mixed motivations—social and economic—for the changes. “No more pushing Islam down every citizen’s throat.”

Some of the reforms are obvious already. “I saw women driving, some guardianship rules being rolled back, and women and men increasingly mixing in public venues, including at a Cirque du Soleil concert in Riyadh,” Commissioner Maenza said in a press release.

“The question we continue to assess is whether this opening is extending to other parts of the country and the degree to which these reforms are impacting freedom of religion or belief in a country that still—for instance—officially bans public worship unless it is the state-sanctioned practice of Islam.”

Moore, for one, is hopeful. He wrote to CT days after the trip:


I am optimistic for a Saudi Arabia where Muslims, Christians and others can freely and openly worship, living as neighbors, their children as friends with no fear of one another and, in fact, great joy from knowing one another.

I’m praying for a day when I can travel to Saudi Arabia to proudly and publicly celebrate Christmas or Easter on a peninsula whose Islamic faith and culture owes, by its own admission, a great debt to “people of the book,” which preceded it.

For the first time in my life, and in my advocacy for religious freedom, I believe this could be possible and maybe even sooner than we expect. I am also realistic about the challenges involved, but—so far—I do believe they are sincere in their ambitions to moderate and modernize.

Over the summer, USCIRF commissioners also spoke out on behalf of religious minorities in Pakistan, including Ahmadi Muslims and Christians, pledging to prioritize religious freedom and promote peace in that region as well.





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Você dificilmente saberia das notícias, mas estamos continuamente em guerra no Afeganistão desde 2001. A guerra silenciou 17 no dia 7 de outubro.
Infelizmente, a amnésia americana não impediu que o sargento major Tim Bolyard fosse morto no Afeganistão no início de setembro, durante sua oitava viagem de combate e 13º deslocamento .
Oito turnês de combate - que deveriam ser ilegais - mandaram Bolyard para baixo repetidamente em uma guerra que o presidente Obama supostamente acabou há três anos. Uma guerra que este país esqueceu muito antes disso.
Uma nação que não se lembra dos homens e mulheres enviados para lutar em seu nome não tem nada a fazer. E uma democracia que gasta mais tempo debatendo-se ajoelhada diante da bandeira do que a justificativa para emitir os dobrados precisa desesperadamente de se familiarizar com a Constituição - e sua bússola moral.
Nossos entes queridos não se inscreveram para servir um presidente. Eles se inscreveram para servir o povo americano, a maioria dos quais não tem idéia do que estão lutando.
Eu também não sei. Nem nenhum dos outros mais de 4.000 membros da Military Families Speak Out (MFSO).
Todos nós temos cônjuges, pais, parceiros, irmãos e filhos que serviram na era pós 11 de setembro. Fundada em 2002 por duas famílias de militares para se opor à invasão do Iraque, nossos entes queridos continuam servindo lá e no Afeganistão.
Passamos mais de uma década e meia enterrando crianças, pais enlutados, cônjuges e irmãos de luto, e cuidando de guerreiros feridos. Não temos mais ninguém querido para dar.
Vergonha em um país que continua a levar nossas tropas a guerras há muito declaradas, desperdiçando seu serviço e absolvendo a consciência coletiva com duas palavras: “Eles se voluntariaram”. 
O fato de os soldados usarem o uniforme por opção não deveria permitir que "o povo americano e seus representantes eleitos sejam indiferentes sobre a guerra no Afeganistão", disse o tenente-general Karl Eikenberry, do  New York Times .
O ex-comandante das tropas dos EUA no Afeganistão acrescentou: "Continuamos a lutar simplesmente porque estamos lá".
Esse "nós"  é um minúsculo 1 por cento da população que está pagando o custo humano do cheque de guerra deste país - o equivalente democrático de um jantar e uma corrida. contagem de corpos das tropas dos EUA no Afeganistão é de 2.414, além de mais de 20.000 feridos. Esses números chegam a centenas de milhares de soldados e civis afegãos.
Depois, há o custo financeiro: mais de US $ 1 trilhão, de acordo com TheBalance.com.
Mesmo assim, o Congresso reduziu repetidamente os impostos, especialmente para os ricos, desde o início das guerras. Nossa política fiscal é a de chutar a lata no caminho para as gerações futuras, que já estão pagando o suficiente por mudanças climáticas movidas a combustíveis fósseis.
Dezesseis dos 17 anos mais quentes registrados ocorreram desde 2001. A pegada de carbono maciça gerada pelas forças armadas em zonas de combate, um dos principais impulsionadores institucionais do aquecimento global , garante que essas guerras intermináveis ​​acabarão custando a todos.
Nossas tropas e famílias de veteranos pagam o preço todos os dias. Antes de nossos entes queridos retornarem de suas primeiras turnês, nos disseram: "O combate é uma porta de mão única: uma vez que você passe por ela, você nunca poderá voltar."
Eu costumava pensar que só se aplicava aos veteranos. Eu sei melhor agora.
"É hora de esta guerra no Afeganistão acabar", disse o general John W. Nicholson recentemente, enquanto se preparava para deixar o país pela última vez. Nicholson passara um total de 31 meses - quatro turnos - no Afeganistão como comandante encarregado de uma missão de mudança de forma.
Apoie as tropas, América: Traga-as para casa agora. Chega de bandeiras dobradas.
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Wazzup Pilipinas!

It's a grim reality: tremors of magnitude no less than 2.0 happen each day all over the world. A considerable lot of these are not by any means recognizable. The core of our planet is indeed hyper-active.

Big scale quakes of magnitude 7.0 and more happen at least once a month.The number of big-scale earthquakes has been on a steady rise.

How do Earthquakes Occur?
It happens when there is movement in the earth’s crust. When the tectonic plates collide or diverge along a fault line, explosive energy is released causing tremors that reach the earth’s surface.

Can an Earthquake Be Predicted?
At the moment no scientific calculations or machine intelligence can pinpoint the time and date that an earthquake can strike. Scientists can only make theoretical predictions of ‘where’ and ‘how’ by analyzing past data.

What Makes Earthquakes Dangerous?
It is the fact that we are always caught unawares. But again, the damage and injuries from the fall of buildings and collapse of infrastructure add to the danger. Earthquakes cause gas leaks, fires, and landslides. Victims can also catch infectious diseases when sewers burst open and fresh water is contaminated.

Tips to Stay Safe during an Earthquake
Don’t expect an evacuation call before an earthquake strikes. If you live in a region where tremors occur frequently, you should always stay ready.

When the tremor hits, get down fast and get cover. Hold on to something sturdy as you stay under a table or bed. That will help to protect you from falling debris.

Don’t be tempted to run outside– it is much worse out there where buildings may fall on you. Don’t stand in the doorway either. You might get thrown out by the force of the tremor. Also, a preparation measure would be to bolster your doors and secure your beds and tables with fasteners. That is if you live in parts of the world that directly sit on fault lines. These include Tokyo, Los Angeles, Jakarta, and Manila among others.

Significant earthquakes in the last decade
The biggest shocks in the past decade include the 7.9 magnitude quake of Sichuan Province in China, 2008. 87,000 people perished. A 7.5 magnitude shake in 2008 also hit Sumatra in Indonesia. However, the Haiti quake of 2010, with a 7.0 magnitude was more disastrous, taking with it 300,000 lives.

Christchurch in New Zealand saw its share of peril when a magnitude 6.3 hit in 2011. In the same year, North Eastern Japan sustained a hit from 9.0 magnitude earthquake. 2013 was Pakistani where magnitude 7.7 shake claimed 828 lives in Baluchistan province.
700 people lost their life in China 2014 when a 6.2 magnitude struck Yunnan province. In 2015 the same disaster struck in Nepal, affecting 8 million lives. The tremor started an avalanche from Mt Everest that claimed at least a dozen lives.
In 2016, Ecuador got hit with a 7.8 magnitude quake. In the same year, a magnitude 6.3 claimed 300 lives in Rome. In 2017, Central Mexico suffered a magnitude 7.1 quake that claimed 300 lives.

How to get involved to help victims?
Work with UNICEF or Red Cross either as a donor or volunteer. This is an organization that helps in emergency responses. They provide water, food, sanitation and medical aid to victims of catastrophes.

You can also donate blood.
You never know where or when earthquakes happen. Today is them tomorrow if it could be us. Stay safe, and lend a hand when humanity calls upon you.

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The Trade Deficit Isn’t the Boogeyman

By John Mauldin

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I have to confess something: I run a huge trade deficit. It’s not with China or Mexico, but with Amazon. I buy all sorts of goods from them and Jeff Bezos has yet to spend a penny with me. It’s just not fair.

Sound ridiculous? That’s exactly what it is. Totally absurd. I like Amazon. I’m happy with the items the company ships to me and (I presume) Amazon is happy to receive my money. We both win.

The same kind of relationship exists between the US and China, although with a few twists we’ll discuss below. That’s not to say China is a trade policy choirboy, but the trade deficit is not the key problem. Trying to “fix” it won’t accomplish what we want and could have serious side effects.

Trade deficits or surpluses aren’t bad. Nor are they good. They are a natural characteristic of post-barter economies that have achieved division of labor… a sign of success, in other words. For certain countries, there are times when trade deficits simply don’t make a difference. And then there are times when they can be devastating. It all depends on the current account surplus, a concept we will deal with below, and/or whether the country’s currency has reserve status. It’s not hard to understand, so let’s dive in.


Nothing to Fear

President Trump seems to think the country with a trade deficit automatically “loses” to the one with a surplus. I suspect that comes from how he ran his businesses and his understanding of debt, but the two don’t equate, and until he understands that we are going to be talking about silly concepts like trade wars and tariffs. I wish his advisors would educate him on this.

One thing readers seem to appreciate in my writings is that I try to make complex information simple. Today, I will try to make an already-simple thing even simpler.

First, simply using the word “deficit” in conjunction with trade sounds bad to the vast majority of people. We all know that a deficit in our personal finances, meaning we spend more than we make, is bad. And so we equate that kind of deficit with the concept of a trade deficit. It makes a great political theme and wonderful demagoguery. Trade deficits and populism have gone together for centuries.

What Is a Trade Deficit?

Let’s pause here and define our terms. A trade deficit occurs when Nation X purchases more goods and services (by value) from Nation Y than Y purchases from X. In this example, X has a trade deficit with Y and Y has an identical trade surplus with X.

And that works for every other country that we run a trade deficit with or trade surplus with. We buy their goods, they take our dollars.

That’s not bad. In fact, it’s arguably better for the US side because China (and everyone else) accepts our currency as payment, instead of demanding we obtain renminbi to pay the bill. The US can do that because we have the world’s reserve currency. It is what French finance minister (and later president) Valéry Giscard d'Estaing disparagingly called an “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s when France demanded gold for its dollars. That led Nixon to close the gold window and ended the Bretton Woods system. It seemed dramatic but the dollar was still the world’s reserve currency. Everyone still wanted it.

D’Estaing and his boss de Gaulle were right: Being the world’s reserve currency IS an exorbitant privilege. One can argue of late that Japan has had similar privileges. Europe and the eurozone and even to some extent the UK have it, too, not to the extent of the US but for basically the same reasons. They also have offsetting current account surpluses, which means money is flowing back into their countries.

This goes back to David Ricardo’s “comparative advantage” doctrine he espoused in 1817. Like people, nations have both talent and weaknesses. Everyone is better off if we all do the things we do best. If China can produce something at a lower cost than we can produce it ourselves, then both countries win if we let them do it.

Admittedly, problems emerge when relative advantages change. Maybe your country is really good at producing a certain product that a new imported technology renders obsolete. That’s not good for the workers whose jobs disappear, even though consumers now have access to a better product at a lower price. But, that’s not a reason for tariffs or protective measures. It simply means the importing country needs to get those workers retrained and help them transition to different work.

Trading Math


Now we will review some simple mathematics. Almost every economist in the world accepts this basic Gross Domestic Product equation: Y = C + I + G + (X – M). This is where Y is GDP, C stands for consumption, I stands for investments, G stands for government expenditures and (X – M) stands for exports minus imports. This is called an accounting identity. In the same way that 2+2 = 4, an accounting identity is always and everywhere true.

If your goal is to reduce or eliminate the US trade deficit with China (or anyone else), are tariffs a good tool to do it? No, because tariffs don’t affect the underlying causes. Trade deficits exist not because the US imports too much, but because Americans consume too much and save too little.

Now, if you accept that the above equation is correct, with some rearranging of the symbols you can come to the equation in a different form. It is still an accounting identity, as Steve Hanke explains. (You may have to read this two or three times.)

In national income accounting, the following identity can be derived. It is the key to understanding the trade deficit.

(Imports - Exports) ≡ (Investment - Savings) + (Government Spending - Taxes)

Given this identity, which must hold, the trade deficit is equal to the excess of private sector investment minus savings, plus government spending minus tax revenue. So, the counterpart of the trade deficit is the sum of the private sector deficit and the government deficit (federal + state and local). The U.S. trade deficit, therefore, is just the mirror image of what is happening in the U.S. domestic economy. If expenditures in the U.S. exceed the incomes produced, which they do, the excess expenditures will be met by an excess of imports over exports (read: a trade deficit).

This is simply math. Since Americans collectively consume more than they produce or invest, the difference must come from somewhere besides thin air. (Borrowing the money doesn’t help because the borrowed money itself has to come from savings.) The only way to solve the equation is to import the excess consumption, i.e. run a trade deficit.

Furthermore, the trade deficit needs an equal and offsetting current account surplus. You as an individual have to get your money that you spent from somewhere. It works the same for countries. That means foreigners have to buy things in the US, like real estate or stocks, or US companies invest their money outside of the US and bring the profits back into the US. This makes the trade deficit equal the current account surplus.

If you don’t like this outcome, you can change it by some combination of reduced consumption and higher savings. Recessions have that effect, so they are good ways to reduce the trade deficit. The inverse correlation between unemployment and trade deficits is really pretty high. But I don’t think anybody would want a recession just to get rid of the trade deficit. (Please note sarcasm.)

Or, there are ways government could encourage lower consumption and higher savings, but they would mean a dramatic lifestyle change for many, if not most Americans. We would have to become more like Japan, for instance, where people tend to save more of their earnings and live more frugally.

Since, as we know, millions of Americans have little excess income to save and already lead pretty frugal lives, it’s hard to see any such change happening, at least anytime soon. So math says we will run a trade deficit with somebody. It doesn’t necessarily have to be China, but our economy is not suited to be a net exporter. We can buy our T-shirts from Vietnam or Pakistan instead of China, but it is still a trade deficit.

Why can’t we make T-shirts in the US? Because they will cost more, which means consumers will buy fewer, which means a smaller economy with fewer jobs. I know it is counterintuitive but that is just the reality of a world that Ricardo described.

But running a trade deficit, when you can get away with it, also has advantages. It’s the reason the US dollar is the world’s reserve currency. We ship enormous quantities of greenbacks overseas to pay for all the stuff we import. Our trade partners have to accept them (as opposed to some other currency) because the US is such a large customer. We carry the big stick.

Better yet, all those dollars eventually come back home because they are of limited use to the foreigners upon which we force them. Chinese investors use them to buy our Treasury bonds or other purchases. The money flows to other countries and companies and eventually back to the US. Their added demand lets our Treasury borrow at lower rates than it otherwise could. In effect, the trade deficit subsidizes our government debt (which is too high but that’s another subject).

So we see trade deficits aren’t necessarily bad, but that’s not all. Even if we wanted to get rid of the trade deficit, it’s not clear we could—at least without creating some serious side effects. Martin Wolf said it well in the Financial Times last week.

Serious economists, back to Adam Smith, would insist that seeking a surplus with every trading partner is not “winning.” It is absurd. This is not even intelligent mercantilism, which would focus on the overall balance. Yet, particularly with free capital flows, overall balance is a foolish goal and one that trade policy cannot achieve. It is incredible that such primitive ideas rule the most sophisticated country on earth.

Martin’s point is well taken. Whether a country’s balance of trade is helpful depends highly on the circumstances. They aren’t automatically good or bad. The US trade deficit is helpful, as I’ve described, but in Greece a few years ago it was disastrous. The internal trade deficit southern eurozone countries ran with Germany (and other highly productive European countries) let them run up massive government, personal, and corporate debt, which they couldn’t pay. Greece was just the first and Italy is lining up to be the next.

In a normal world, when Greece used the drachma, the currency valuation would have fallen and made Greek citizens demand fewer imports. What actually happened was all the debt became due, forcing massive austerity in a kind of shadow devaluation. It was simply brutal.

Germany’s corresponding trade surplus with other EU countries is not necessarily great, either. Notice that in the chart below, Germany is the world’s third-largest exporter. It could not do with a strong currency like the Swiss franc. It works only because it is in the eurozone with weaker economies. A Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz valued in deutsche marks that cost 50% more wouldn’t compete very well on a global scale. Germany will learn that the hard way before this is all over.


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Creating Crisis

One oddity of all this is that the same people who want to reduce the trade deficit often worry about the dollar losing its reserve status. That may well happen anyway in some far-off distant future, but making the trade deficit smaller will only accelerate it.

The simple matter is that by agreeing to be the world’s reserve currency, and by essentially making the Federal Reserve the world’s central bank, we have agreed to supply dollars to the rest of the world so that they can trade with them. The US has done a remarkable job of running trade deficits and supplying those dollars. It is what my friend Paul McCulley calls being “responsibly irresponsible.” If we didn’t provide those dollars, the world would find another currency to trade in, and the US would lose the exorbitant privilege and its benefits.

We already see the early stages of this process. Between the relatively small tariffs that are already in effect and fear of more to come, the US dollar has been tearing higher against other currencies. (The Fed’s tightening policy has something to do with it, too.) This is just supply and demand. The supply of dollars outside the US is shrinking, making each one more valuable.

The consequences aren’t good for the US. For one, a stronger dollar makes US exports more expensive and encourages foreigners to seek alternatives to American goods. That’s the case even without the retaliatory tariffs foreign governments are placing on many US exports. Worse, the stronger dollar penalizes every US exporter, not just those unlucky enough to get hit by tariffs.

The other consequence is even scarier. Foreign governments and corporations, particularly those in emerging market countries, owe trillions in dollar-denominated debt. The rising dollar is making it more expensive to repay those debts. Governments and central banks are taking heroic measures to help but can only do so much. Eventually, some will default. Then we will have an old-fashioned currency crisis in a world far more interconnected and leveraged than it was in 1998.

Exactly how that will unfold, or when, is unclear. But there is the real possibility that it can happen. The genie is out of the bottle and swirling around, deciding where to strike. We’re going to get what we wished for and we are not going to like it.

The endgame, as I’ve written, will be The Great Reset where the debt of governments all over the world, plus all their unfunded government liabilities and promised pensions and healthcare, is going to be “resolved,” and unfortunately it will happen in the middle of a crisis.
 
Intensified Conflict

Last week’s deal to revise and rename NAFTA, while positive, is being wrongly spun as reduced trade tension. I don’t see it that way at all. The new agreement still needs legislative approval in all three countries which may not be forthcoming. Opposition forces are already springing into action, now that they have an actual text to attack.

But the bigger problem is that this clears the way for Trump to concentrate fire on China. If you recall, my Camp Kotok sources said the NAFTA revisions, once complete, would let Trump pivot to China and try to force Beijing into a deal before the midterm elections. That appears to be what is happening.

Gavekal’s Arthur Kroeber pointed out in a bulletin this week “the forces pawing the ground for a fight with China are far stronger, and the reins on them far weaker, than was the case in the NAFTA and trans-Atlantic scuffles.” He also points out that US businesses with China exposure are caught in the middle and not trying to fight the White House on this. Kroeber also highlighted this Axios report that the Trump administration is planning a major broadside against China in the next few weeks. That means the relief markets are presently feeling may not last long.

Speaking of Gavekal, I have to say their research has been one of my best resources for years for staying on top of all this. No one knows Asia like the Gavekal team. Each morning I get an e-mail or two or three with all their firm’s latest research on the world economy, China, currencies, central banks, interest rates, and more. It is astonishingly useful. I wish I could share it all with you, but it’s a very expensive service intended for institutions and family offices.

However, I do share some of Gavekal’s best analysis with Over My Shoulder members. Lately, they’ve sent so much great info I asked Louis if we could hold a special “Gavekal Week” and feature their material every day. He graciously agreed and we are doing it next week, Oct. 8-12.

For instance, on Monday Over My Shoulder members will get the Gavekal Dragonomics China Inc. Annual Report 2018. This amazing chartbook outlines key trends in China’s corporate sector. It digs into differences between state-owned enterprises and private listed companies, drilling down to the sector level to show different impacts of the trade war and other policies. It’s invaluable if you want to understand what is really happening in China.
 
Toronto and Frankfurt

Sometime in the next few weeks I have to go to Toronto for a day, where I hope to also meet former BIS chief economist Bill White and a few other friends for dinner. Then in early November I will go to Frankfurt for a conference. Shane and I also intend to get to Puerto Rico sometime over the next month or so. And there was my 69th birthday this last week.

A little personal humor from my life. I got an email from AT&T saying they were going to cancel my account. I had no idea which account. Since I don’t generally handle these things, I sent it on to the powers that be (Shane) and she determined it was my internet connection, which we just installed recently. There was some problem with the automatic billing.

We called AT&T and they wanted to know our password. I didn’t know it. So they gave me a clue. I swear to God, they asked who was my favorite childhood hero. I started guessing. Davy Crockett? The Lone Ranger? Roy Rogers? Tom Swift? I went through a long list and was told “no” to each one. In our catch-22 situation, we could not go online without knowing that particular password to change our other password. Shane finally guessed her numeric password and that was a winner.

My childhood hero? My mother’s maiden name, my best friend growing up, my favorite pet, and a host of the other usual questions would all be on the tip of my tongue, but not that one. Who makes this stuff up? My assistant Tammi, after she could get in the account, checked every other password question trying to figure out where they came up with that. We still have no clue.

And with that, I will hit the send button, hoping that the AT&T bureaucrats aren’t from the same mold as those running the international credit system. That would make me tremble. Have a great week!

Your still-wondering-who-my-favorite-childhood-hero-was-and-how-they-think-they-knew analyst,


John Mauldin
Chairman, Mauldin Economics

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          10/10/2018: SPORT: Starter for six      Cache   Translate Page      

PAKISTAN’S debutant off-spinner Bilal Asif ripped through the Australian middle order with six wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 202 on the third day of the first Test in Dubai yesterday. Australia openers Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch had...
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          26/11 accused continue to enjoy Pakistan patronage      Cache   Translate Page      
A decade after the 26/11 terror attack that killed 174 Indians, Americans, Britons, and Israelis, there’s little to show that Pakistan has acted aga...
          Comment on After India’s S-400 Deal, Pakistan To Buy 48 Chinese Attack Drones by sami shahid      Cache   Translate Page      
It has got nothing to do with S-400 rather it is being done to counter the intelligence sharing between the US & Indian navy.
          Live coverage of first Test between Australia and Pakistan from Dubai      Cache   Translate Page      
AUSTRALIA are well and truly on the ropes heading into day four of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai, needing a flurry of wickets before they get a shot at a monster chase. LIVE COVERAGE
          Gavin Robertson: The festering issue undermining Australia’s batting horrors v Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page      
AUSTRALIA’S horrific collapse in the first Test against Pakistan reflects a greater batting issue that has developed at grassroots level, according to a former Test spinner.
          10/10/2018: TIMES NATION: China offers Pak drones but India is not ruffled      Cache   Translate Page      

New Delhi/Beijing: A new battle-line is being drawn between India and Pakistan in the arena of armed drones. Even as India is engaged in advanced talks with the US to acquire armed Predator-B or weaponised Sea Guardian drones, China is going to sell 48...
          10/10/2018: TIMES GLOBAL: China says it has Imran’s word on CPEC projects      Cache   Translate Page      
Beijing: China on Tuesday played down reports of Pakistan’s plans to cut down a railway project under the multi-billion dollar CPEC by $2 billion, saying PM Imran Khan has assured his support to projects under the Belt and Road Initiative. Pakistan’s...
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          10/10/2018: TIMES SPORT: Debutant Bilal’s six has Australia reeling      Cache   Translate Page      

Dubai: Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday. The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more...
          10/10/2018: TIMES SPORT: ACTION TODAY      Cache   Translate Page      
CRICKET: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4, 11.30 am (Live on ESPN); England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, 2.30 pm (Live on Sony Six); FOOTBALL: UEFA National League: Albania vs Jordan, 11.30 pm; Italy vs Ukraine, 12.15 am Thursday (Live on ESPN & Ten...
          Pakistan's Currency Plunges Against U.S. Dollar As It Seeks IMF Bailout      Cache   Translate Page      
Pakistan's currency plunged by nearly 7 percent after the government said it would seek emergency bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund.
          U.S. Envoy For Afghanistan Visits Pakistan In Bid To Further Peace Process      Cache   Translate Page      
Washington's new envoy tasked with pursuing a peaceful settlement of Afghanistan's 17-year war is visiting Pakistan to seek help from Islamabad's new government in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said.
          Pakistan, le néant a duré trois ans      Cache   Translate Page      
Paralysé depuis 2015 par une lutte institutionnelle, banni en octobre 2017 par la FIFA, pour qui la Fédération nationale de football subissait les ingérences du pouvoir en place, le foot pakistanais a finalement réintégré le giron de la Fédération internationale. Mais reste profondément marqué par trois ans de chaos interne, qui ont achevé de plomber un championnat local et une sélection condamnés à faire du surplace.Tout a donc pu vraiment redémarrer le 4 septembre dernier. L'équipe senior du Pakistan entamait alors le championnat d'Asie du Sud face au Népal et l'emportait 2-1. Un succès inespéré : voilà…
          Local auto industry lacks competitive environment      Cache   Translate Page      
Competition Commission of Pakistan PWThe competition commission of Pakistan in its report has said that the country’s auto industry lacks real competition. Competition Commission of Pakistan has submitted 32 pages detailed policy document to the government and had given proposals on the issues prevailing in the auto industry. These proposals are based on the open hearing held on 11...
          CNG prices surge by PKR 22      Cache   Translate Page      
A Pakistani employee of a service statioThe Federal Government of Pakistan has increased the prices of CNG in the country by PKR 22 per kilogram. It was being reported that the government owing to the increase in the prices of natural gas will also soar the rates of CNG. The action by the government has been harshly criticized by local transporters...
          Dollar reaches record high of 134 rupees      Cache   Translate Page      
Dollar increaseSince the beginning of 2018, the exchange rate kept fluctuating from high to low and back to high again. Now, the Pakistani rupee has fallen to 134 rupees; its lowest in the history. As the rupee weakens with respect to the US dollar, it jolts the entire economy, and the local automotive industry is one...
          China to Sell 48 High End Wing Loong II Drones to Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page      

Today it came to light that China will sell 48 drones – Wing Loong II, a high-end reconnaissance, strike and multi-role endurance unmanned aircraft system to Pakistan.  They are manufactured

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          Jubilee Life Insurance announces sponsorship for Pakistan-Australia Cricket Series      Cache   Translate Page      
October 5, 2018- LAHORE – Jubilee Life Insurance on Thursday to sponsor the Pakistan and…
          Pakistan: il veut fabriquer la plus grande balançoire en crayons      Cache   Translate Page      
Le Pakistanais Bilal Asif sculpte et lime des crayons dans son atelier afin d'entrer dans le Guinness Book. Cet artiste au talent très...
           Pakistan phóng thử tên lửa đạn đạo sau khi Ấn Độ mua S-400 của Nga      Cache   Translate Page      
Pakistan phóng thử tên lửa đạn đạo sau khi Ấn Độ mua S-400 của Nga Pakistan đã phóng thử thành công tên lửa đạn đạo Ghauri có khả năng mang đầu đạn hạt nhân, không lâu sau khi "người hàng xóm" Ấn Độ từ chối các cuộc đối thoại hòa bình và ký thỏa thuận mua hàng tỷ USD vũ khí từ Nga.
          Asia Bibi. «Il problema non è la legge sulla blasfemia, ma l’ideologia islamica»      Cache   Translate Page      

Intervista a Paul Bhatti, fratello di Shahbaz, che ha sacrificato la sua vita in Pakistan per difendere le minoranze religiose: «Asia Bibi è innocente, ma non potrà restare in Pakistan a causa degli estremisti»

L'articolo Asia Bibi. «Il problema non è la legge sulla blasfemia, ma l’ideologia islamica» proviene da Tempi.


          In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity       Cache   Translate Page      

Saleem Abbas is the kind of student who sits in the front row. He's the first to try to answer a question. He eagerly repeats the Mandarin expressions that his teacher throws at the class: "Is this your family or not?" he repeats after the teacher. Then: "I have a mother."

These lessons mean a lot to Abbas, a 17-year-old from a village deep in the Pakistani Himalayas. His father is a retired soldier, and his pension isn't enough to go around. Abbas, one of five siblings, lives with his uncle in a gritty town outside Islamabad, in a room that only contains a thin mattress, where he sleeps and studies. He calls his mother once a month — there's no Internet back home.

"Every month, I ask my mother about her health," he says in broken English. "She cries, but I don't cry."

His family has staked what little money they have on him. If he masters Mandarin, he can apply for a scholarship to study in China. And with a Chinese degree, he thinks he'll have a chance of getting a good job back in Pakistan as a fluent Mandarin speaker. Then he can pay for his younger brothers and sisters to get advanced educations.

In Pakistan, speaking Mandarin is now seen as a door to prosperity.

"Chinese is the language that can make Pakistan prosperous and help Pakistanis get a job," he says. "China can also help Pakistan move forward."

Abbas, who just finished his first year of beginning Mandarin at Islamabad's National University of Modern Languages, is part of a rush to master Mandarin across Pakistan. At least three prominent universities and three private school networks offer the language to hundreds of students. Much of this began in the past few years, after Beijing and Islamabad signed a memorandum of understanding that launched the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in 2015. It is an ambitious series of infrastructure projects worth more than $50 billion.

The mix of investment, loans and Chinese expertise is transforming Pakistan with new roads, metros, a port and power plants. Tens of thousands of Chinese have come to work on these projects. Officials say there's a demand for translators, lawyers and supervisors. But they need to speak Mandarin.

This reflects a profound transformation of Pakistan's relationship with China. The relationship goes back nearly seven decades, and for much of that time, it has been a high-level affair, controlled by military and senior government officials. The relationship centered on security and a loathing of their mutual neighbor, India. It is now also becoming a relationship among people.

"I think you start to have something that is a more sort of sustainable cultural basis for the relationship," says Andrew Small, the senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and author of The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics. "It's just been so thin in the past. I think it will be interesting to see to what extent the kind of long-term national outlook does actually change."

At the university where Abbas studies, senior Mandarin lecturer Rashida Mustafa says Mandarin has been taught since the early 1970s. For most of that time, there were 20 students per class and three classes — two for beginners and one advanced. Most of the students were military officers, Mustafa says.

Now, there are 500 students studying Mandarin, and the university added morning and evening classes. From 10 teachers in 2014, they now have 40, alongside two volunteer teachers that the Chinese Embassy provides.

"This demand is becoming bigger and bigger," says Lijian Zhao, the embassy's deputy chief of mission. "From [the] embassy, we have a lot of requests. Many serious universities — they would like to open up Chinese classes and they need Chinese volunteers."

But they don't have enough teachers, Zhao says. To deal with this, the Chinese government and Chinese universities offered some 5,000 scholarships to Pakistanis in 2016, he says — more than to students from any other country.

China's hope is that some of the scholarship recipients will return home to teach Mandarin and create a sustainable Pakistani network for teaching the language.

Even without scholarships, it seems Pakistanis are flocking to study in China. In 2016, some 22,000 were studying there, Zhao says — a "more than 10 times increase" over the past six years. Now, he says, Pakistanis rank as the fourth-largest group of foreign students in China, after South Koreans, Americans and Thais.

Still, efforts to teach Mandarin in Pakistan are fragile. Mustafa says most students drop out because they are shocked by how difficult it is.

"When they start," she says, "maybe after two weeks, they say, 'Oh, Ma'am, it's very difficult, character writing is very difficult.' "

Mandarin still falls far behind English, the language overwhelmingly spoken by educated Pakistanis. Elites still send their children to universities in the West.

And familiarity does not always build rapport.

It is rare to see Chinese and Pakistanis mingling — there are cultural and language gaps, and security restrictions limit the movement of Chinese nationals.

Sometimes there are outright clashes. In April, Chinese workers on a CPEC project brawled with Pakistani police guarding their compound and stomped on their vehicle. Local media reported that the workers wanted to go to a nearby red-light district but were denied permission to leave their camp without being accompanied by security officials. (It wasn't clear whether the security officials were also preventing them from visiting a red-light area.)

The incident, partly caught on video, unleashed rare criticism about Pakistan's relations with China. Many Pakistanis see their country as subservient.

"Chinese consider Pakistan and Pakistani people under their thumbs," a reader wrote in response to a Pakistani newspaper story about the incident. That attitude is, in part, because Pakistani officials have kept many financial details of the CPEC projects secret.

Closeness, says Small, "exposes China to more dynamics of public opinion and political pressures that it was really very insulated from in the past."

Zhang Daojian, the director of Islamabad's Chinese-run Confucius Institute, which teaches Mandarin to 400 students, says the institute is trying to teach Pakistani students about Chinese culture, hoping to bridge these gaps. His students celebrate Chinese traditions like the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year.

Religion is a big sticking point. Daojian says Chinese struggle to understand Islam's outsize role in Pakistan. And Pakistanis struggle to absorb the notion that China does not have a state religion.

"This is the big difference, of course, in our culture, in Chinese culture, there is no God and no Allah," Daojian says. "No one created the universe, it's very difficult for us to understand the religion here."

Meanwhile, China's massive infrastructure projects are controversial within Pakistan. Many of the agreements regulating CPEC projects are secret. There is concern among some Pakistanis that CPEC, much like China's investments in other developing countries, will lead to unsustainable debt and may erode the country's sovereignty.

Despite those issues, there is enthusiasm about China. It's a rare gateway open to Pakistanis who often struggle to obtain visas to the West. Unlike the expensive fees and financial demands on Pakistanis who want, for example, to study in Australia or the U.K., China's universities are relatively more affordable and scholarships are generously available. Pakistanis also say it's easier to obtain visas to China than to those other countries.

There's a striking sense that China is cool. That's mostly because enough Pakistanis have gone there and spread the word back home.

"I like China! I want to visit China," a 21-year-old woman in Islamabad named Anam says in English. "I have friends there, and they say it's an awesome place to live, so I want to visit China once in my life."

Anam wears a long black robe, a black hijab and a black veil that obscures her face. She would stick out in China. It doesn't faze her.

In a few cases, there has been enough mixing to create lasting personal relationships. Zunaira Mumtaz is Pakistani, and her husband, Yin Hang, is Chinese. They've been married four years and have a daughter, now a toddler. They joke that she's a hybrid. Her mother calls the girl by her Pakistani name, Umul-Baneen. Her father calls her by her Chinese name, Eefay. The couple communicates in English.

Mumtaz met Yin on Valentine's Day in 2011. Mumtaz was at an Islamabad hotel for a free acupuncture session. Yin was there translating for the Chinese businesswoman offering the acupuncture.

"I saw him there for the first time," Mumtaz says.

"I remember she smiled," Yin recalls, "smiling to me."

After Yin left Pakistan, they connected over social media. A few months later, he flew to Pakistan to propose.

These sorts of relationships so were so unheard of in Pakistan that Mumtaz's father initially refused to give his blessings. It took him four years to approve their union.

Yin says it was worth it.

"Before marriage, I felt something missing," he said. Once he got married, "I got all I want."

Mumtaz says she has noticed more mixed couples popping up across Pakistan. She believes that is because of CPEC.

"You see when people are making a road," she says, referring to the massive road works projects, "it's kind of opening to a new world."

But the path isn't painless. Mumtaz struggles to learn Mandarin. Without the language, she says, fitting in will be difficult for her in China. And her husband, she says, doesn't think Pakistan is safe for their daughter. They hope to emigrate — maybe to Canada.

Their experience sketches out something broader. China's presence is changing Pakistan. But linking two cultures, bringing people closer, may not be as easy as just learning a language.

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Năm 2001: Cuộc săn lùng Osama bin Laden bắt đầu

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 1.

Các quân lính Mỹ đi lên máy bay tại một địa điểm bí hiểm. Cùng ngày, Tướng Richard Myers công nhận Mỹ sẽ hành binh về Afghanistan . Ảnh: AP/DoD

Chiến dịch Tự do Bền vững do Mỹ phát động bắt đầu vào ngày 7/10/2001.

Những tiên đoán ban sơ cho rằng cuộc chiến chống khủng bố tại đây sẽ phụ thuộc phần nhiều vào không kích và lực lượng đặc nhiệm. Điều này vẫn đúng cho tới ngày hôm nay - 17 năm sau cuộc chiến.

Chiến dịch bước đầu thành công với những căn cứ lớn của Taliban tuần tự sụp đổ trong vài tháng trước hết.

Tháng 12/2001, 20 cấp dưới của trùm khủng bố Osama bin Laden bị bắt giữ tại hệ thống hang động phức tạp Tora Bora bởi quân nổi dậy tại Afghanistan. Tuy nhiên, Bin Laden trốn thoát và Mỹ phải tốn nhiều thời kì để bắt được tên này.

Năm 2002: Chiến dịch Anaconda và thương lượng tái thiết

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quân lính Mỹ tại Afghanistan. Ảnh: Reuters

Tháng 3/2002, Mỹ triển khai chiến dịch Anaconda với đích quét sạch 800 tay súng Taliban khỏi vùng thung lũng Shah-i-Kot.

Tại thời điểm này, Mỹ và cộng đồng quốc tế đã bắt đầu bàn luận về cách thức tái thiết Afghanistan trong khi Tổng thống Mỹ George W. Bush chuyển sự quan hoài sang Iraq.

Năm 2003: Mỹ tuyên bố "những trận chiến chính đã kết thúc" trong khi Taliban gây dựng lại lực lượng

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 3.

Dân làng Afghanistan theo dõi quân lính Mỹ soát căn nhà để tìm các phần tử Taliban và Al-Qaeda. Bức ảnh được chụp trong những thời đoạn cuối của chiến dịch Viper tại tỉnh Helmand, miền nam Afghanistan vào ngày 24/2/2003. Ảnh: AP

Theo các quan chức Mỹ, "những trận chiến chính" đã chấm dứt và việc tái thiết có thể bắt đầu.

Tại thời điểm này, khoảng 13.000 binh lính Mỹ đóng quân tại Afghanistan.

Vào tháng 8/2003, NATO phụ trách vai trò của Lực lượng tương trợ An ninh Quốc tế (ISAF) được giao nhiệm vụ bảo vệ Kabul.

Taliban bắt đầu tập hợp lại lực lượng giữa lúc Iraq sang trọng nhiều biến động.

Năm 2004: Afghanistan thành lập chính phủ mới

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 4.

Quân đội Mỹ và Afghanistan tăng cường an ninh tại điểm bầu cử tổng thống tại Kandahar. Tuy nhiên, Al-Qaeda không tiến công can thiệp bầu cử như các bên lo ngại. Ảnh: AP

Tổng thống Hamid Karzai trở nên nhà lãnh đạo dân chủ đầu tiên được bầu.

Hàng nghìn người Afghanistan đã khởi hành đi bỏ thăm lần trước nhất từ năm 1969. Cuộc bầu cử diễn ra trót lọt.

Vài tuần sau đó, một đoạn video về Osama bin Laden xuất hiện. Trùm khủng bố nhấn chịu nghĩa vụ cho vụ tấn công 11/9/2001.

"Chúng tôi muốn khôi phục lại tự do cho sơn hà của chúng tôi," bin Laden tuyên bố.

Sau đó, số binh lính Mỹ tại khu vực tăng lên 20.000 người.

Năm 2005: Sự ưu tiên đổ dồn sang Iraq, quân đội Mỹ tại Afghanistan cảm giác như "bị lãng quên"

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Người cha Johnny Spann thăm mộ con trai Mike Spann vào tháng 2/2005. Mike Spann là lính Mỹ trước hết bỏ mạng trong chiến tranh Afghanistan. Ảnh: AP

Cuộc truy nã Osama bin Laden tiếp diễn giữa lúc Afghanistan tổ chức bầu cử quốc hội. Trong số 6 triệu người bỏ thăm, có hơn 500.000 đàn bà.

Năm 2006: Bạo lực tại Afghanistan ngày một gia tăng

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Lính Mỹ đứng canh gác tại Qala Bost giữa lúc Đại sứ Mỹ tới Afghanistan. Ảnh: AP

Lực lượng an ninh của NATO mở mang chiến dịch tại miền nam Afghanistan trong khi nội bộ NATO bắt đầu có dấu hiệu rạn vỡ.

Cộng đồng quốc tế cam kết tương trợ 10.5 tỉ USD để giúp Afghanistan trong cuộc chiến chống ma túy, nghèo đói và cải thiện an ninh nhà nước.

dù rằng quân số của Mỹ vẫn duy trì ở mức 20.000 người, các cuộc tiến công bạo lực vào lính Mỹ có khuynh hướng gia tăng.

Năm 2007: Taliban bành trướng sức mạnh, Mỹ gửi thêm quân tới Afghanistan

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Lính Mỹ hành binh trong chiến dịch tấn công Taliban tại tỉnh Paktika, Afghanistan vào tháng 11/2007. Ảnh: AP

Thủ lĩnh Taliban khét tiếng Mullah Dadullah bị tiêu diệt tại miền nam Afghanistan. Dadullah dẫn đầu một nhóm phiến quân nguy hiểm tại tỉnh Helmand - một trong những "chảo lửa" nóng nhất cuộc chiến và là một cứ điểm mạnh của Taliban.

mặc dầu Dadullah thiệt mạng, Taliban vẫn đấu tăng cường lực lượng trong khi quân đội của NATO rứa giành lại quyền kiểm soát cho quân đội của Afghanistan.

Số lượng lính tráng Mỹ tại Afghanistan tăng lên 25.000.

Năm 2008: Nhiều dân thường bỏ mạng, chỉ trích gia tăng

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Quân đội Pakistan tấn công các vị trí của phiến quân tại vùng Bajur dọc theo biên cương Afghanistan. Lực lượng quân đội Mỹ và NATO giao đấu quyết liệt với khủng bố tại khu vực - nơi được cho là nơi ẩn nấp của Osama bin Laden và trợ lý Ayman al-Zawahiri. Ảnh: AP

Mỹ nối đưa quân sang Afghanistan, tới cuối năm con số đã lên tới 48.000 lính.

Nạn bạo lực và số dân thường thương vong cũng liên tiếp tăng trong năm 2008. Một xe bom phát nổ khiến 100 người thiệt mạng bên ngoài Kandahar.

Một cuộc đánh bom liều chết khác nhằm vào đại sứ quán của Ấn Độ tại Kabul khiến 58 người bỏ mạng, 141 người bị thương.

Theo các bẩm, những đợt không kích của Mỹ tại Herat khiến chí ít 90 dân thường bỏ mạng, 60 trong số đó là trẻ thơ. Hai đợt tiến công khác của Mỹ cũng vấp phải chỉ trích do làm thiệt mạng tổng cộng 150 dân thường.

Năm 2009: Ông Obama ưu tiên giải quyết chiến tranh Afghanistan, đưa nhiều quân hơn tới khu vực để tiêu diệt Taliban

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 9.

Lính Mỹ phẳng gần trại Leatherneck, tỉnh Helmand, Afghanistan. Ảnh: AP

Tổng thống Barack Obama cam kết gửi thêm lính Mỹ tới Afghanistan và giảm sự hiện diện tại Iraq.

Tới tháng 12, gần 100.000 lính Mỹ đã có mặt tại Afghanistan.

Theo Liên Hợp Quốc, thương vong dân sự trong giai đoạn này tăng tới 24%.

Taliban ngày một mạnh tại cả Afghanistan lẫn Pakistan, buộc Mỹ phải tập kết lực lượng tại cả hai khu vực cùng một lúc.

Năm 2010: NATO đặt hạn vận thất thường cho quá trình chuyển giao an ninh

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 10.

Một cậu bé Afghanistan đứng cạnh lính Mỹ tại tỉnh Helmand. Ảnh: AP

Các quốc gia thành viên NATO đồng ý đưa lực lượng an ninh Afghanistan trở về quân đội Afghanistan vào cuối năm 2014.

Số lượng lính tráng Mỹ tại Afghanistan giữ vững tại mốc 100.000.

Năm 2011: Cuộc truy lùng Osama bin Laden chấm dứt

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 11.

Khu nhà tại Abbottabad, Pakistan, nơi đặc nhiệm Mỹ phát hiện và diệt Osama bin Laden vào tháng 5/2011. Ảnh: Reuters

Tháng 5/2011, nhóm đặc nhiệm SEAL của Mỹ phát hiện và xoá sổ Osama bin Laden - thủ lĩnh al-Qaeda và là kẻ thủ mưu vụ khủng bố 11/9.

Cái chết của trùm khủng bố khiến nhiều phía đặt ra câu hỏi về sự hiện diện và tầm hoạt động của Mỹ tại Afghanistan. Sự hiện diện của Bin Laden tại Pakistan cũng làm gia tăng căng thẳng giữa Afghanistan và nước hàng xóm phía đông.

Sau một thập kỉ tham chiến: 1.800 lính Mỹ thiệt mạng, Mỹ tiêu tốn 444 tỉ USD.

Năm 2012: dị đồng gia tăng bít tất tay

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 12.

Một người đàn ông Afghanistan chỉ tay về lính Mỹ trong cuộc biểu tình bên ngoài cứ Không quân Bagram sau khi lính Mỹ bị cáo buộc đốt kinh Koran. Ảnh: AP

Vào tháng 2/2012, lính Mỹ tại căn cứ Không quân Bagram bên ngoài Kabul bị cáo buộc đốt kinh Koran và sách Hồi giáo khác. Vụ việc làm bùng nổ các cuộc biểu tình kéo dài nhiều ngày. Tổng thống Obama đã phải gửi lời xin lỗi chính thức tới người dân Afghanistan.

Số lính Mỹ tại đây bắt đầu giảm, nhưng vẫn có tới hơn 70.000 người tại Afghanistan.

Năm 2013: Mỹ - Taliban nối lại đàm phán

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 13.

Một quân sĩ Afghanistan nghỉ ngơi sau khi làm sạch vũ khí trong buổi huấn luyện bên ngoài Kabul. Lực lượng quân đội Afghanistan tiếp tiến công Taliban tại 90% khu vực trên cả nước. Ảnh: AP

NATO không còn kiểm soát lực lượng an ninh Afghanistan, bắt đầu đảm đương vai trò cố vấn và tuyên bố kết thúc trách nhiệm tham chiến.

Các cuộc thương thuyết Mỹ - Taliban được nối lại. Tổng thống Afghanistan Karzai ngừng thỏa thuận với Mỹ. Trong khi đó, quân đội Mỹ tiếp chuyện rút lui và chỉ còn 34.000 lính tại Afghanistan.

Năm 2014: NATO bắt đầu sứ mệnh tương trợ Kiên quyết, Mỹ cam kết rút quân

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 14.

Một cảnh sát Afghanistan chứng kiến xe tải bốc cháy tại khu vực bị Taliban tấn công ở ngoại ô Kabul. Cuộc tiến công nhằm vào 200 xe chở nhiên liệu cho lực lượng NATO tại Afghanistan. Ảnh: Reuters

Tổng thống Obama cam kết sẽ rút hết quân Mỹ khỏi Afghanistan vào cuối năm 2016.

Cuối năm 2014, chỉ còn dưới 10.000 lính Mỹ ở lại.

NATO chính thức kết thúc nhiệm vụ giao đấu, bắt đầu sứ mạng tương trợ cương quyết.

Năm 2015: Tổng thống Obama hoãn rút quân Mỹ, nhưng vẫn cam kết rút hoàn toàn khỏi Afghanistan vào năm 2016.

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 15.

Lính Mỹ tại tỉnh Helmand. Ảnh: AP

Việc thoái lui của quân đội Mỹ không có tiến triển trong năm 2015. Tới cuối năm, Tổng thống Obama thay đổi quyết định với lí do Taliban đang quay trở lại.

Theo đó, khoảng 10.000 lính Mỹ vẫn sẽ nối ở lại Afghanistan và con số sẽ giảm xuống 1 nửa vào năm 2016.

Năm 2016: Tổng thống Obama nối hoãn rút quân

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 16.

Lính Mỹ bắn đạn Howitzer tại tỉnh Kandahar, Afghanistan vào tháng 6/2016. Ảnh: Reuters

Tổng thống Obama tiếp kiến trì hoãn việc rút quân, giữ lại khoảng 8.000 lính ở Afghanistan cho tới cuối nhiệm kì của mình.

IS lên tiếng nhận bổn phận cho vụ tiến công vào Kabul vào tháng 7 khiến 80 người bỏ mạng và 200 người khác bị thương.

Năm 2017: Tổng thống mới thắng cử Donald Trump cho thả "Mẹ của Các loại bom"

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 17.

Mẹ của các loại bom, hay MOAB, được thả xuống Afghanistan nhằm vào màng lưới đường hầm của IS vào tháng 4/2017. Ảnh: DoD/Reuters

Nước Mỹ phải tranh đấu với cả Taliban và IS tại Afghanistan.

Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump cho thả Mẹ của Các loại bom xuống tỉnh Nangarhar tại Afghanistan. Đây là loại vũ khí phi hạt nhân lớn nhất kho vũ khí của Mỹ với mục tiêu đánh sập hệ thống đường hầm ở miền đông Afghanistan giáp với biên giới Pakistan. Khoảng 96 tên khủng bố được cho là đã bị tiêu diệt.

Sau đó, Tổng thống Trump tuyên bố sẽ đưa thêm bộ binh tới Afghanistan theo lời khuyên của Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Jim Mattis.

Năm 2018: Cuộc chiến vẫn chưa dừng lại

17 năm cuộc chiến không hồi kết tại Afghanistan qua những bức ảnh tư liệu quý  - Ảnh 18.

Lực lượng an ninh tìm nơi trú ẩn sau vụ tấn công liều chết tại Kabul vào ngày 30/4/2018. Vụ nổ bom giết chết 25 người và làm bị thương 45 người khác. Ảnh: AP

Tổng thống Trump cắt hàng tỉ USD trợ cấp cho Pakistan với lí do nước này đang tài trợ phiến quân Taliban.

Tới nay, cuộc chiến dài nhất của nước Mỹ vẫn tiếp diễn và chưa có dấu hiệu dừng lại.


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if Apple develops decent hardware in the next year or two, it may be possible to revert. I well understand that there are costs to every switch and migration, but those costs must always be weighed against other costs like lower job satisfaction, suboptimal efficiency due to constant virus scanning, and down time from inexplicable application crashes that must be investigated over the telephone to a help desk in Pakistan. Also, I believe I mentioned device drivers.. another Windows chamber of horrors from which no one can escape. Apple has such issues too - but they have made a serious study of them to shield users from the terror of having to decide what to do; Apple tries to solve them for you quietly; Microsoft scares you silly with endless dialog boxes. For each consumer, what to buy comes down to that one person's priorities. They differ amongst persons, but mine were always (1) buy one of what my employer uses, so I can advance in the company thru home use; (2) buy prefab units; they're cheaper than building your own (unless your time is worth nothing); (3) don't buy anything without a warranty and a return policy, because almost everything is junk; (4) own more than one system with access to a common backup, because if your hardware locks up you're screwed.
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Penguin Random House:

A fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan—and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment

The title is rendered in authentically handwritten-looking letterforms. At least some of them — including the characteristic a and the swash H — are directly modeled on a font, though: It’s Heidelberg, an early digital font made in 1989 by Bill Horton as a refinement of his MacHumaine. Released into the public domain, it was copied numerous times. Today it is probably best known under the name Alpine, which is a revision and extension made by Dieter Steffmann in 2000.

The book design is credited to Barbara M. Bachman. It’s unclear if she’s responsible for the cover, too. [Edit: The cover was designed by Anna Kochman, using details from an illustration by Peter Lemeunnie, Modele d’indienne (gouache on paper), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers/Brideman Images.]




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Where will Indians (1,354 M), and Pakistanis (201 M) migrate to when the hot drought/failed monsoon years come?
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Saleem Abbas is the kind of student who sits in the front row. He's the first to try to answer a question. He eagerly repeats the Mandarin expressions that his teacher throws at the class: "Is this your family or not?" he repeats after the teacher. Then: "I have a mother." These lessons mean a lot to Abbas, a 17-year-old from a village deep in the Pakistani Himalayas. His father is a retired soldier, and his pension isn't enough to go around. Abbas, one of five siblings, lives with his uncle in a gritty town outside Islamabad, in a room that only contains a thin mattress, where he sleeps and studies. He calls his mother once a month — there's no Internet back home. "Every month, I ask my mother about her health," he says in broken English. "She cries, but I don't cry." His family has staked what little money they have on him. If he masters Mandarin, he can apply for a scholarship to study in China. And with a Chinese degree, he thinks he'll have a chance of getting a good job back in
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China's billions in infrastructure investment have led to growing number of Pakistanis eager to learn Mandarin and study in China. Beijing is giving thousands of scholarships to Pakistanis.
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NATIONAL: राजनीति के साथ देश की हर एक बात

MOBILE: नए मोबाइल से लेकर सस्ते रिचार्ज की हर खबर

SPORTS: ग्राउंड से लेकर ड्रेसिंग रूम की हर खबर

ENTERTAINMENT: बॉलीवुड की गपशप से लेकर टीवी की नोकझोंक

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In a apparent devaluation move, the Pakistani rupee tumbled as much as 8.7 per cent yesterday as the country eyed a bailout for the 13th time by the International Monetary Fund to avert a balance of payments crisis. With this, the rupee saw defacto...
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A Nagpur court yesterday granted to Uttar Pradesh police the three-day transit remand of a scientist arrested a day earlier on charges of spying for Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency, and other foreign entities, officials said. Uttar Pradesh Police...
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China will give 48 high-end drones to its close ally Pakistan, a deal, which experts say, could be the biggest of its kind. The Chinese media reported about the development after India struck a $5 billion (Dh18.39 billion) deal with Russia to buy...
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The origins of Mithi’s peaceful existence are rooted in the geographical location of the city, which rose out of the sand dunes in the majestic Tharparkar desert that borders the Indian state of Rajasthan. Local researchers claim a group of...
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United States adviser on Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, held talks in Islamabad yesterday with Pakistan’s foreign secretary, the foreign office said, days after visiting Kabul to try to restart talks with the Taliban for an end to the 17-year Afghan...
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Pakistan’s debutant off spinner Bilal Asif, whose deadly six-wicket spell engineered Australia’s batting collapse, would have been working as electrician in Kuwait but for his decision to return to Pakistan in 2010 and make another attempt to get into...
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Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar was in China to represent Pakistan at the 5th Silk Road International Film Festival. “Proud to represent Pakistan at the Silk Road International Film Festival to discuss bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and China...
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اسلام آباد (جیوڈیسک) پاکستان اور چین کے درمیان 20 کروڑ ڈالر کے 11 معاہدوں پر دستخط کیے گئے ہیں۔ پاکستان اور چین کے درمیان معاہدوں پر دستخط چینی خریدار کمپنیوں کے وفد کے دورہ پاکستان کے موقع پر کئے گئے۔ چینی سفارتخانے کے کمرشل اتاشی کے مطابق سی فوڈ، اسٹیل اور زراعت کے شعبوں میں […]

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          دبئی ٹیسٹ: پاکستان نے دوسری اننگز میں 45 رنز پر 3 وکٹیں گنوا دیں      Cache   Translate Page      

ابوظہبی (جیوڈیسک) دبئی ٹیسٹ کے تیسرے روز آسٹریلیا کی پوری ٹیم پہلی اننگز میں 202 رنز بنانے کے بعد پویلین لوٹ گئی جس کے بعد قومی ٹیم نے فالو آن نہ کروانے کا فیصلہ کیا اور دوسری اننگز شروع کی تاہم دن کے اختتام پر پاکستان نے صرف 45 رنز پر 3 وکٹیں گنوادیں۔ پاکستان […]

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          Pakistan vs Australia, Live Score, First Test Day 4 in Dubai: Imam, Sohail Aim For Good Start      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Pakistan vs Australia, Live Score, First Test Day 4 in Dubai: Imam, Sohail Aim For Good Start      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Pakistan vs Australia, Live Score, First Test Day 4 in Dubai: Australia Look To Pile on Pressure      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Pakistan vs Australia, Live Score, First Test Day 4 in Dubai: Australia Look To Pile on Pressure      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Game Firmly in Pakistan’s Favour But Australia Will Fight Hard: Aaron Finch      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian opener Aaron Finch believes that despite the massive lead of 325 runs Pakistan hold at th
          Game Firmly in Pakistan’s Favour But Australia Will Fight Hard: Aaron Finch      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian opener Aaron Finch believes that despite the massive lead of 325 runs Pakistan hold at th
          Virat Kohli Could Equal This Pakistan Legend's Record At Hyderabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Virat Kohli has 24 centuries his name and the India skipper is one century short of equalling former
          India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli Could Equal Pakistan Legend Inzamam-ul-Haq's Record In Hyderabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Virat Kohli has 24 centuries his name and the India skipper is one century short of equalling former
          Going to Fight Hard Despite Game Firmly in Pakistan’s Favour, : Finch      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian opener Aaron Finch believes that despite the massive lead of 325 runs Pakistan hold at th
          Going to Fight Hard Despite Game Firmly in Pakistan’s Favour, : Finch      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian opener Aaron Finch believes that despite the massive lead of 325 runs Pakistan hold at th
          Haris Sohail Ton Puts Pakistan On Front Foot On Day Two Versus Australia      Cache   Translate Page      
The Aussies trail Pakistan by 452 runs with all ten wickets intact, but they face a big task ahead o
          Live Score, 1st Test Day 4: Pakistan vs Australia      Cache   Translate Page      

          The Saved, The Wilde & The Damned      Cache   Translate Page      

* Pray for the Saints: We remind our listeners of the plight of Pastor Andrew Brunson imprisoned in Turkey for his faith, and of the impending death sentence hanging over Christian Asia Bibi in Pakistan. Pray that their captors repent and that the fury and anger of God be spared from raining down upon their heads as just and eternal punishment for their evil.


* In the Navy: Hear Bob’s guest host Doug McBurney report on this year’s "Association of Trans Bodybuilders" competition, which a Navy “man” has won!


The IPCC Still exists? Despite having been exposed as a complete fraud in 2009, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is still around, and spewing ever more preposterous prognostications, proving that indeed the world, (or at least the U.N.) has truly gone mad!


* Temple of a Dog: A Methodist Church in New York City has defiled itself to a degree that would have the Church’s godly founder John Wesley spinning in his grave! Why modern Methodists would honor homosexual child molester Oscar Wilde with “The Temple of Oscar Wilde” is completely understandable. And the display is just too disgusting to describe in writing here. You’ll have to listen, (and try not to get physically ill...)


* ANTIFA Takes Given Portland: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has handed the city over to anarchists and deviants. Older white men beware.


* Lip-Service to Personhood: RE-publican legislators and pro-abort maniacs continued the annual ritual Kabuki dance upon the heads of innocent murdered children as both sides postured and fund-raised, while the blood of the innocent spilled upon their heads for all eternity.


* An Ambush They Didn’t Deserve: While the recent South Carolina shootout in which one police officer was killed and six wounded appears to have garnered just a collective yawn from a population inured to bloodshed, your host expresses his shock at the massacre and the way the killer was alerted that the police were coming!


* “Experiencing” Typhus: That’s right, typhus! And not in Guatemala, but in downtown Los Angeles where derelicts are allowed to “experience” whatever they want, including “homelessness”, and the vectoring of communicable diseases.


* Google+ Shutting Down: If you had thought Google+ had already shut down years ago, you were incorrect. But now a data breach has caused someone to notice that the app was still running somewhere, and it’s being mercifully turned off.


          Το Πακιστάν δοκίμασε βαλλιστικό πυρηνικό πύραυλο να τρομάξει την Ινδία (κι ας πεινάει ο λαός του)      Cache   Translate Page      
Freepen.gr - Το Πακιστάν δοκίμασε επιτυχώς το πυραυλικό σύστημα που διαθέτει και είναι ικανό να φέρει πυρηνικές κεφαλές, αμέσως μετά την άρνησή της Ινδίας γιας ειρηνευτικές συνομιλίες με το Ισλαμαμπάντ και την αγορά όπλων αξίας αξίας δισεκατομμυρίων από τη Ρωσία.

Το σύστημα πυραύλων, το οποίο μπορεί να φέρει τόσο πυρηνικά όσο και συμβατικά βλήματα σε απόσταση 1.300 χιλιομέτρων, δοκιμάστηκε τη Δευτέρα από τη Διοίκηση Στρατιωτικών Δυνάμεων του Στρατού (ASFC). Η δοκιμή του βαλλιστικού πυραύλου Ghauri εγκωμιάστηκε από τον πακιστανό πρόεδρο Arif Alvi και τον πρωθυπουργό Imran Khan.

"Η εκτόξευση παγιώνει την πυρηνική ικανότητα του Πακιστάν, η οποία στοχεύει στην ειρήνη και τη σταθερότητα μέσω ενός αξιόπιστου καθεστώτος αποτροπής", σημειώνει η δήλωση μεταξύ των υπηρεσιών δημόσιων σχέσεων (ISPR).




          Afghanistan- US Envoy on Afghan Peace Takes His Mission to Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page      
(MENAFN - Daily Outlook Afghanistan) ISLAMABAD - Washington's newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan's 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek the help ...
          چور، ڈاکو اور۔۔۔      Cache   Translate Page      

کرپشن کی ایک قسم وہ ہے کہ جس میں کوئی شخص براہ راست رشوت یا کمیشن لیتا اور اپنے یا اپنے خاندان کے اثاثے بڑھاتا ہے ۔ پیپلز پارٹی کی قیادت پر زیادہ تر یہی الزام لگتا ہے ۔ دوسری قسم یہ ہے کہ جس میں کوئی شخص اپنی سیاست یا انتظامی حیثیت کو استعمال […]

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          بالآخر آئی ایم ایف کے در دولت پر دستک      Cache   Translate Page      

آپ کو اُکتا دینے کی حد تک اس کالم میں بارہا اعتراف کیا ہے کہ مجھے علم معاشیات کا ککھ پتہ نہیں۔ صحافیوں کو مگر زندگی کے ہر شعبے کے متعلق تھوڑا بہت جاننے کی کوشش میں لگے رہنا چاہیے۔ اس فریضے کو ذہن میں رکھتے ہوئے ریاستی بندوبست ِ معاشی اور مختلف کاروباری امور […]

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          کراچی: سرکاری ملازمہ کے جعلی بینک اکاؤنٹ سے کروڑوں روپے کی ٹرانزیکشن کا انکشاف      Cache   Translate Page      

کراچی میں جعلی بینک اکاؤنٹ کا ایک اور کیس اُس وقت سامنے آیا، جب کورنگی میں سرکاری ملازمت کرنے والی ایک خاتون کے اکاؤنٹ سے کروڑوں روپے کی ٹرانزیکشن کا انکشاف ہوا ہے۔ رپورٹس کے مطابق کورنگی کی رہائشی محکمہ صحت کی ملازمہ ثروت زہرہ کو اپنے بینک اکاؤنٹ سے کروڑوں روپے کی ٹرانزیکشن کا […]

The post کراچی: سرکاری ملازمہ کے جعلی بینک اکاؤنٹ سے کروڑوں روپے کی ٹرانزیکشن کا انکشاف appeared first on IBCUrdu.Com - 2016 Latest Urdu News, Pakistan And WorldWide Breaking News.


          وزیراعظم 50 لاکھ گھروں کی تعمیر کے منصوبے کا افتتاح آج کریں گے      Cache   Translate Page      

اسلام آباد: وزیراعظم عمران خان 50 لاکھ گھروں کی تعمیر کے منصوبے کا آج افتتاح کریں گے، جس کے پہلے مرحلے میں گریڈ ایک سے 16 تک کے سرکاری ملازمین رجسٹریشن کرانے کے اہل ہوں گے۔ ذرائع کے مطابق عمران خان آج شام 5 بجے وزیراعظم آفس میں منصوبے کا افتتاح کریں گے۔ ذرائع کے […]

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          ڈی جی ایف آئی اے نے روپے کی قدر میں تاریخی کمی کا نوٹس لے لیا      Cache   Translate Page      

کراچی: ڈائریکٹر جنرل فیڈرل انویسٹی گیشن ایجنسی (ایف آئی اے) نے روپے کی قدر میں تاریخی کمی کا نوٹس لے لیا۔ ڈی جی ایف آئی اے کی ہدایت پر حوالہ اورہنڈی سے زرمبادلہ کی بیرون ملک منتقلی روکنے کیلئے کریک ڈاؤن کا آغاز کردیا گیا ہے۔ ذرائع ایف آئی اے کے مطابق چاروں صوبوں میں […]

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          کراچی میں دو روزہ ڈائس کیم 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

(DICE-CAM 2018 (Distinguished Innovations Collaboration and Entrepreneurship – Creative Arts & Media) کراچی میں دو روزہ ڈائس کیم کانفرنس 2018 آرٹس کونسل میں کامیابی کے ساتھ منعقد ہوئی۔ پروگرام کا پہلا دن فلم، ٹی وی، ڈاکیومنٹری، اینیمیشن اور سی جی آئی اسپیشل افیکٹس سے متعلق ورکنگ سیشنز پر مبنی تھا جس کا آغاز صبح سے […]

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          شہباز شریف کے معاملے پر قومی اسمبلی کا اجلاس 17 اکتوبر کو بلارہے ہیں:فواد چوہدری      Cache   Translate Page      

اسلام آباد: وفاقی وزیر اطلاعات فواد چوہدری نے اعتراف کیا ہے کہ حالیہ سینیٹ انتخابات میں پنجاب میں پی ٹی آئی کے 12 ارکان صوبائی اسمبلی نے (ن) لیگ کو ووٹ دیا ہے۔ گزشتہ دنوں چوہدری غلام سرور کے گورنر پنجاب بننے کے بعد خالی ہونے والی سینیٹ کی نشست پر تحریک انصاف کے شہزاد […]

The post شہباز شریف کے معاملے پر قومی اسمبلی کا اجلاس 17 اکتوبر کو بلارہے ہیں:فواد چوہدری appeared first on IBCUrdu.Com - 2016 Latest Urdu News, Pakistan And WorldWide Breaking News.


          اقوام متحدہ میں امریکا کی سفیر نکی ہیلی عہدے سے مستعفی      Cache   Translate Page      

اقوام متحدہ میں امریکا کی سفیر نکی ہیلی اپنے عہدے سے مستعفی ہوگئیں اور امریکی صدر ڈونلڈ ٹرمپ نے ان ک استعفیٰ بھی منظور کرلیا ہے۔ امریکی میڈیا رپورٹس کے مطابق جنوبی کیرولینا کی سابق گورنر نکی ہیلی ٹرمپ کے صدر بننے کے بعد اقوام متحدہ میں امریکا کی سفیر مقرر ہوئی تھیں اور وہ […]

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          اسلام آباد کا ٹھنڈا موسم اور نواز شریف کی پیشی      Cache   Translate Page      

گزرے روز جڑواں شہروں اسلام آباد اور راولپنڈی میں ابر کھل کے برسا جس کی وجہ سے آج اسلام آباد کا موسم دلاآویز تھا، احتساب عدالت اسلام آباد العزیزیہ ریفرنس کی سماعت کا وقت ساڑھے گیارہ بجے تھا، معمول سے ہٹ کر میں گیارہ بجے کمرہ عدالت میں تھا میاں شہباز شریف کی گرفتاری کے […]

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          معروف بھارتی گلوکار نتین بالی ٹریفک حادثے میں ہلاک      Cache   Translate Page      

معروف بھارتی گلوکار نتین بالی ٹریفک حادثے میں زخمی ہونے بعد دوران علاج چل بسے۔ بھارتی میڈیا رپورٹس کے مطابق گزشتہ روز ممبئی کے مضافاتی علاقے میں ان کی کار کو حادثہ پیش آیا تھا جس کے بعد انہیں طبی امداد کیلئے اپستال لے جایا گیا۔ اسپتال میں ڈاکٹرز نے بالی ووڈ گلوکار کے چہرے […]

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           Pakistani catlogue       Cache   Translate Page      
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          Kommentarer till Mao och politisk monsterlitteratur av Sven Andersson      Cache   Translate Page      
Nord-Vietnam utropade självständighet 1945 vilket erkändes av Geneve konferensen 1954. Sovjet skickade 15000 rådgivare och vapen till Vietnam, Kina över 300 000 soldater vilket var dolt för omvärlden på den tiden. Sovjets försiktighet berodde i stor utsträckning på avspänningspolitiken gentemot USA. USA och Syd-Vietnams regering vägrade erkänna Genevekonferensens avtal om att val skulle hållas i hela Vietnam 1956 om återförening och satsade på en militär lösning. USA skickade sammanlagt 500 000 soldater. Nords regering begärde hjälp av Kina och Sovjet och Syds regering begärde hjälp av USA. Rent formellt OK om man förutsätter att bägge regeringarna var legitima vilket är ytterst tveksamt med tanke på hur USA till och avsatte regeringar i Syd och hur man vägrade erkänna Geneve-konferensens avtal om allmäna val. I Afghanistan grep officerare tränade i Sovjetunionen makten 1978. Det Revolutionära Rådet försökta med hjälp av en revolution uppifrån radikalt förändra Afghanistan vilket ställde till problem på den konservativa landsbygden. Resultatet blev en massaker på oppositionella och på prästerskapet. Efter diverse interna kupper grep Hafizullah Amin makten och Revolutionsrådet begärde hjälp från Sovjet som sände trupper 1979 som stannade till 1989. Vilken reell kontroll Revolutionsrådet hade i det läget är svårt att säga eftersom man inte bara hade en stark opposition mot sig utan även en intervension stödd av USA, Pakistan och Saudi. Såvitt jag vet utan att sända trupper, bortsett från jihadister som Usama Bin Laden. Den enda regering som var internationellt erkänd var Tarakis regering. Sedan Taraki mördats och Amin tagit makten saknade Afghanistan en internationellt erkänd regering. När det gäller Chile så var USAs intervension främst politisk och ekonomisk i kombination med hot eftersom USA flotta befann sig utanför Chiles kust vid tiden för Pinochets kupp. Syriens regering med Assad som president har ju i nuläget varit vid makten i 47 år om man räknar in pappans regeringsperiod. Assads period är kanske inte demokratisk i svensk mening men är definitivt landets internationellt erkända regering. Beslutar Syrien om att begära hjälp av Iran och Ryssland är det så vitt jag förstår fullständigt legitimt. I vilka fall fanns det legitima regeringar som kunde bjuda in utländska trupper? Det kan sägas gälla för Nord-Vietnam och Syrien. Syd-Vietnams och Afghanistans regeringar var mer tveksamt legitima. Vad är intervension och vad är invasion i de här fallen? Om man ser till längden på insatsen så var det inte fråga om en intervension ( ingrepp). USA stannade nästan 20 år i Vietnam och Sovjet 9 år i Afghanistan. Både USA och Sovjet blev inbjudna av regeringar vars legitimitet är tveksamma. Jag kallar det invasion när man lägger beslag på territorier under 20 respektive 9 år. När det gäller både invasioner och intervensioner är de olagliga enligt internationell rätt såvida de inte sker på inbjudan av den lagliga regeringen eller om FNs säkerhetsråd beslutat om en intervension.
          10/09 Links Pt2: UNRWA teaches children to blow themselves up; Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription; Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories Seek the Mainstream      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ian:

'UNRWA teaches children to blow themselves up'
In Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat presented a plan to remove all UNRWA operations from the capital and begin providing full municipal services to the residents of Shuafat, where UNRWA operates schools and clinics without Israeli permission.

The Jerusalem move follows a decision by the US to cut aid to UNRWA because it is an organization that perpetuates the refugee problem instead of acting to solve the issue.

Arutz Sheva spoke to Bassam Eid, a human rights activist who has been studying UNRWA's schools and institutions for years, bringing the paralyzed Palestinian Arab voices that have been struggling for years under UNRWA, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

"I have been saying for years that UNRWA has become part of the problem and not part of the solution," said Eid, "For 70 years, UNRWA has been managing the affairs of the Palestinian refugees and has not managed to reduce the problem or resolve the refugee problem within seventy years. "I am interested in continuing to manage the issue of the Palestinian refugees."

"I support Trump's decision to stop UNRWA funds," Bassem Eid said, adding that "65 percent of UNRWA funds go to salaries and the renting of buildings and offices, salaries of $25,000 a month and luxury vehicles. I want to close this organization so that its employees will be unemployed and become refugees themselves."

Eid also criticized the education provided in UNRWA schools. "I worked in several UNRWA schools in the territories and in Jordan, and children aged 9-10 want to be killed and kill Jews and to release their people. "Who taught you that?" I asked. They said that was what they were learning in schools, and I asked teachers at UNRWA schools in Jordan if children were taught to blow themselves up and be killed. They said "of course. How else will they liberate the land from the Israeli occupation? " UNRWA is aware of this, and the international community knows that all UNRWA studies are full of hate and incitement. The international community continues to inject funds because it is against Israel."

Top UNRWA official says he champions both Israel and Palestinian refugees
Just a few years ago, Peter Mulrean was defending Israel in what is arguably one of the most hostile diplomatic environments for the Jewish state.

In 2013, as the US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Humans Rights Council in Geneva, he hailed Jerusalem for its “strong commitment and track record in upholding human rights, political freedoms and civil liberties.”

Today, Mulrean is a senior official at UNRWA, the UN agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, arguably the most hated organization in Israel and one the US government recently called “irredeemably flawed.”

From his office just across from UN headquarters in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay, Mulrean promotes the agency on the world’s largest international stage.

The director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York decries the recent budget cuts by the US administration and passionately rejects the often-made argument that the agency perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem and stands in the way of a realistic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Human Rights Council Elections Set to Deliver Another Record-High Number of Rights-Abusing Members
The U.N. holds annual “elections” for its Human Rights Council this week and, once again, none of the five regional groups are offering any competition for the vacant seats. Instead all five are putting up “closed slates” of candidates – a practice seen as one of the main reasons rights-abusing regimes are able to secure seats.

Indeed, the absence of competitive slates makes it possible to predict, three days before the U.N. General Assembly holds the exercise in New York, that next year the 47-member HRC will have 14 members – 29.7 percent – that are graded “not free” by the veteran democracy advocacy group, Freedom House.

That’s a record high for “not free” countries on the 13-year-old council, tied only with the 2018 membership.

Failing unexpected last minute developments, the 2019 HRC membership will comprise 23 “free” countries, 10 “partly free,” and 14 “not free.”

The presence on the U.N.’s top human rights body of regimes with poor human rights records was one of the main reasons cited by the Trump administration for its decision to withdraw over the summer, following what it said were unsuccessful attempts to reform it.



Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories Seek the Mainstream
Before Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer lent their academic credentials to a widely discredited 2007 book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, alleging an “Israel Lobby” that controls American foreign policy to the detriment of the U.S., conspiracy theories of this sort dwelt mostly within the fringe domain of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and their ilk.

These type of conspiracy theories evoked the notorious 1903 fraud, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, purporting to document a nefarious Jewish plot for global domination, manipulating economies, and fomenting war. Despite its exposure as an anti-Semitic fabrication some 20 years later, the Protocol’s bogus charges continued to serve as a staple of anti-Semitic, Nazi and ZOG (“Zionist Occupied Government”) propaganda, inciting hatred, pogroms and massacres against Jews. Hitler referred to the Protocols in his early speeches and in his autobiography, Mein Kampf. It became an integral part of his anti-Jewish ideology and Nazi propaganda. Protocols is also embraced by Holocaust deniers, by Hamas, and is a bestseller among enemies of Israel.

Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, professors of international affairs at Harvard University and University of Chicago respectively, attempted to bring new acceptance to ‘Zionist-Control-of-Government’ charges by presenting them as a scholarly study far removed from the anti-Semitic claims of the Protocols. Positioning themselves as righteous truth-tellers, Walt and Mearsheimer hastened to assure readers that the Israel lobby is “certainly not a cabal or conspiracy that ‘controls’ U.S. foreign policy” but rather “a powerful interest group, made up of both Jews and gentiles, whose acknowledged purpose is to press Israel’s case within the United States.”

Undermining this disclaimer, however, was the authors’ disturbingly vague definition of the so-called “Israel lobby” as “a loose coalition of individuals and organizations” with “unmatched” power and “the ability to manipulate the American political system” against the interests and well-being of U.S. citizens. Beyond evoking the old claims of disproportionate and undue Jewish influence, the book’s supporting “evidence” was widely dismissed by academicians, reviewers and politicians across the spectrum, who exposed its shoddy scholarship, use of falsified quotations, distortion of facts, and untrue conclusions.
Miko Peled, playing to the antisemitic crowd that adores him
I recently returned from a short vacation in Israel. Visiting Israel should be a requirement for anyone actively engaged in the fight against antisemitism. It works like receiving an antidote. Nothing places the IHRA definition of antisemitism into perspective better than witnessing first-hand the enormous gulf between the democratic reality on Israel’s streets and the non-existent demon-state that is described in anti-Israel Facebook groups. It leaves with you a lasting clarity over the absurdity of the anti-Israel arguments.

Last week Israeli state TV ran a documentary on BDS (in Hebrew). I had given them access to my archives and was interviewed by them for the show. The team who made the documentary had met with Miko Peled in Israel. It is worth viewing this short segment to see how nasty Peled is in real life:


Most people know Peled’s backstory and I have no interest in repeating what others have written before. I was in the room when he spoke about giving Holocaust denial a platform. What always interests me is the support network. Miko Peled is an angry outcast, that nobody should have heard of. Instead he is given top billing at BDS events internationally. We know anti-Zionist Jews are a fringe group, so the question can be asked – just who is in the audience?

As my research into the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign showed, when Jewish people stand up to claim there is no problem with antisemitism, half of the people in the room applauding are hard-core antisemites themselves (see case study on Jackie Walker event p91-110).

I argue that without this support network of antisemites, these fringe anti-Zionist Jews would not have an audience. By placing greater import on the antisemites than the few useful puppets they hide behind I also suggest that this is a more accurate way of looking at the problem. So when Miko Peled responded to my tweet of the video above, my natural instinct was to look at those people who were applauding him.

*It has to be said, that nobody is responsible for those that like, comment or share things they have written*. But that isn’t the point. I am not interested in individuals. Miko Peled is not responsible if one, two or five antisemites are in the audience, but when that level reaches 50% doesn’t it demand that we ask questions? Given the high levels of antisemitic thought present in his audience why is Miko Peled denying their existence?
Cary Nelson: Jasbir Puar Launches Women’s Studies on a Death Spiral
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) has now crossed a further line in self-discreditation by honoring Jasbir Puar’s December 2017 book The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, a publication that discards evidentiary standards and instead bases its accusations against the Jewish state on its author’s personal fantasies. In September 2018 the NWSA awarded The Right to Maimits Alison Piepmeier Book Prize, describing the book as a “major milestone.” It has now officially endorsed an irresponsible and discriminatory research agenda for feminist faculty and students.

My book in manuscript—Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, & the Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State—devotes its longest chapter (30,000 words) to an analysis of Jasbir Puar’s publications. Most anti-Israel faculty publications focus on debatable propositions. Not Puar. You can debate the claim that Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens, but so long as there is evidence of racism among some Israelis you cannot wholly discredit the accusation. Puar, however, makes arguments that can actually be proven factually right or wrong. They are consistently false.

Take one example: she claims that Israel has been stunting the growth of Palestinian children. Stunting (below normal height) means children are at greater risk for illness, reduced cognitive capacity, and premature death. The WHO, UNICEF, and other groups publish statistical reports on this and other health concerns. So does the Palestinian Authority. There are scores of published academic papers on the subject. All come to the same conclusion: comparing stunting rates across the world proves it is not a major health problem in Gaza or the West Bank. The WHO standard for classifying stunting as a major health concern is 20%. Stunting in the West Bank Gaza runs at 7-10% of children aged 1-5 years. By comparison, Egypt’s rate is 19.8%. Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia include countries with dramatically higher stunting rates: India (38.4%), Ethiopia (38.4%), Zambia (40%), Pakistan (45%), Madagascar (49.2%), Eritrea (50.2%), and Burundi (57.5%). Puar cites none of this research. If Israel is stunting the growth of Palestinian children it is doing a very poor job indeed.

To publish an anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic book without factual proof Puar did not have to find the long lost publisher of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. She simply gave the manuscript to Duke University Press. There it would be judged by people within the echo-chamber of anti-Zionists who don’t care about facts. Their standard for original scholarship is “Tell us something bad about Israel we don’t already know.” Duke obviously did not do any independent fact-checking. It then added the Duke University imprimatur to a book that dishonors the University and should be withdrawn from publication. Instead, The Right to Maimwill probably earn Puar a full professorship at Rutgers. After all, distinguished scholars like Judith Butler have endorsed the book on its jacket. Credulous audiences in universities across the country applaud its arguments when Puar lectures. And now the book has a national award.
In Its Current Form, the Labor Party Threatens the Freedom and Safety of the UK’s Jews
Since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the British Labor party in 2015, his indifference to anti-Semitism within his party’s ranks, friendliness with terrorists, and hostility toward Israel and Zionists have caused mounting public concern. Daniel Johnson assesses the state of affairs:

Corbyn’s long record of support for nations and organizations that are implacably opposed to the West is unprecedented. Rightly, the public is anxious about what this might portend, were he ever to occupy Downing Street. . . . Corbyn takes cognizance only of those Jews (a vanishingly small minority) who share his loathing of Israel—not unlike the [turn-of-the-century] anti-Semitic mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger, who notoriously quipped: “I’ll decide who is a Jew.” . . .

Jeremy Corbyn is a guilty man who protests his innocence while presiding over a purge of any Labor MP who tells the truth. . . . And for what purpose? The Corbyn case is also about politics—electoral politics. In the words of Mehdi Hasan, now the political editor of the Huffington Post and a presenter for Al Jazeera, “anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace. . . . It’s our dirty little secret.” In the five years since Hasan made his confession, anti-Semitism has become the “dirty little secret” of another community: the left wing of the Labor party. And there is a connection: the left is targeting Muslim votes. No wonder Corbyn has greeted all accusations of anti-Semitism . . . with indifference or silence.

Instead of challenging this vile prejudice and demanding that Muslim community leaders address the canker in their midst, the Labor party has quietly acquiesced. It tolerates the Corbyn camp’s toadying to anti-Semitic preachers and demagogues. How different the outcome of the Corbyn case might have been if more Muslims had denounced the Labor leader to demonstrate their revulsion at anti-Semitism. . . .
'Corbyn anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to dark times'
Britain’s Parliament hosted Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon Tuesday.

In his address, the ambassador referred to statements made by opposition leader and Labour Party chairman Jeremy Corbyn, calling him “an anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to darker periods in its history.”

The ambassador added that “in his actions and statements, Corbyn gives oxygen to incidents of racism by embracing his terrorist friends and encouraging the activities of BDS. Israel stands by the Jewish community in England.”

Corbyn and the Labour Party have faced a string of scandals involving anti-Semitism and accusations of bigotry in recent months.

The Daily Mail has published photos of the Labour leader at a cemetery in Tunisia holding a wreath near the graves of some of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists who were responsible for the massacre of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Days later, a picture emerged of Corbyn apparently making a salute linked to the Muslim Brotherhood organization.

That week, the Times of London published a picture of Corbyn meeting with the leader-in-exile of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization, only weeks before its members carried out an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue in which six people were murdered.
Non-Jews fight UK Labour anti-Semitism from the inside
Steeped in anti-Semitism accusations involving him and his supporters, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made many Jewish enemies — including inside his own party.

But one of his most effective critics is not Jewish. He is a meteorology student at the University of Reading who describes himself as “just a kid with a laptop.”

Denny Taylor, 20, has used that laptop to keep a running tally of party members who have flouted Labour’s own guidelines against hate speech and report them to the party’s ethics review panel.

Horrified at the revelations about Corbyn’s ties to anti-Semites, Taylor set up Labour Against Anti-Semitism, or LAAS, in 2016 with a few dozen non-Jewish and Jewish volunteers. He was 18 and had voted the previous year for Corbyn.
Denny Taylor founded the group Labour Against Anti-Semitism when he was 18. (Courtesy of Taylor/via JTA)

It was LAAS that last month reported to Labour’s ethics panel on an old recording in which Corbyn declared that Zionists “don’t understand English irony.” The group has flagged 1,200 alleged members who it said have breached the party’s guidelines against hate speech and has a backlog of about 2,000 additional cases of people engaging in what LAAS considers anti-Semitic rhetoric. LAAS has not reported the latter yet, according to its spokesman, Euan Philipps, who also is not Jewish.
Fliers on 4 college campuses blame Jews for Kavanaugh ruckus
Fliers blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were posted on two University of California campuses, Berkeley and Davis, as well as at Vassar and Marist colleges, both located in the same city in New York state.

“Every time some Anti-White, Anti-American, Anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” the fliers discovered Monday read.

The flier shows an image of Kavanaugh surrounded by caricatures of Jewish members of the US Senate with Stars of David drawn on their foreheads, as well as the Jewish billionaire George Soros, who has been accused of funding opposition to Kavanaugh. One of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, and the attorney for two others, Michael Avenatti, also are depicted with the words “Good Goy” written on their foreheads.

The fliers say they are “Brought to you by your local Stormer book club.”

According to the ADL, the Daily Stormer Book Club chapters, or SBCs, are “small crews of young white men who follow and support Andrew Anglin and his neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer.”

Petition Denouncing Upcoming Anti-Zionist Conference at UCLA Passes 2,000 Signatures
A petition urging the University of California, Los Angeles to reconsider hosting an upcoming anti-Zionist conference surpassed 2,000 signatories on Friday, amid a continuing outcry against the event.

The online petition — launched by the campus branch of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) — says the eighth annual National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP), which was first announced in August, “is designed to instill hatred towards and intolerance while proliferating lies about Israel.”

The event marks the largest annual gathering of NSJP activists, who help promote the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel on North American university campuses — a campaign denounced by major Jewish organizations, and opposed by both UCLA and UC regents.

The conference will seek to remind students “that Zionism … can be destroyed,” according to its organizers, who define Zionism — the movement that supports the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination — as “ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass expulsion, apartheid, and death.”

These objectives have drawn criticism from the UCLA branch of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), as well as the groups Alums for Campus Fairness at UCLA and StandWithUs, all of which oppose the BDS campaign.
New York City's Islamist Grant
On August 21, the New York City Council announced $250,000 in grants made to 14 Muslim community organizations, in collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition. Alarmingly, three of the grant recipients are linked to Islamic extremism -- the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Worse, it seems that ICNA, in particular, plans to use the money not for civic improvement but for religious proselytizing.

The grant announcement was made at ICNA's headquarters in Jamaica, Queens, after the jumu'ah prayer service. Present were the young speaker of the city council, Corey Johnson, and Councilman Daneek Miller, the sole Muslim member of the council.

Councilman Miller is no stranger to ICNA; his campaign website prominently features a photo of him speaking at the ICNA mosque.

ICNA was established in 1971, ostensibly as a "non-ethnic, non-sectarian" grassroots organization, with the aim of seeking the "establishment of the Islamic system of life as spelled out in the Qur'an."

In fact, it functions as the American arm of the Pakistani Islamist group Jamaat e-Islami (JI). Indeed, ICNA's international charity, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), works closely with JI in Pakistan. Worse, in 2017 HHRD openly worked with the "political" wing of the murderous terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Amazon Funnelled Cash to Salafist Org Founded by ‘Extremist’ UK-Based Saudi Scholar
Amazon has been funnelling cash to a Salafist ‘charity’ led by an Islamic scholar described as “one of the most dangerous men in Britain” by counter-extremists, a British newspaper has claimed.

The Jeff Bezos-led retail giant allowed the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) founded by Saudi-born Haitham al-Haddad into its Amazon Smile programme, which allows customers to donate a percentage of their purchases to charity, according to a Times investigation.

Al-Haddad has been branded “dangerous” by the Quilliam counter-extremism think tank, and as “misogynistic, racist, and homophobic” by UK Government counter-extremism commissioner Sara Khan.

A series of controversial statements by the Salafist scholar — a graduate in Islamic law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) — have been compiled by The Times, advancing a range of hardline views.

These include claims that adulterous women should be stoned to death, and that he has, in fact, received “many requests from Western women… begging me to help them to find their way to a Muslim country to be stoned to death” so they could “avoid punishment in the afterlife” — although it is not revealed whether he actually did facilitate any voluntary executions of this kind.

“It is the Islamic punishment. What does the UK government want? Do they want Muslims to change their beliefs?” he demanded.
Bennett protests to University of Michigan over Netanyahu-Hitler comparison
Education Minister Naftali Bennett sent a letter to the University of Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel, urging him to oppose anti-Israel hatred on campus after a lecturer compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler, claiming both are guilty of genocide.

Bennett also raised a previous case of a University of Michigan professor who would not write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel, a spokesperson for the minister said in a statement Tuesday.

“The time has come for you as head of the university to make a strong stand against what has clearly become a trend of vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state on your campus,” Bennett wrote to the university president.

During a compulsory lecturer, speaker Emory Douglas, part of the “Penny Stamps Speakers Series Presentation” of the Stamps School of Art & Design, displayed a slide that showed a picture of Netanyahu and Hitler with the words “Guilty Of Genocide” written across their faces.

Below the photo was a definition of genocide as “The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.”
Pamela Geller: Brown University Celebrates 'Palestinians' on 'Indigenous Peoples’ Day'
Last week, Brown University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sent out greeting for “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend,” which has replaced Fall Weekend — Columbus Day weekend — in the uber-politically correct academic environment. Brown’s action is part of the larger effort by the academic left to cast Columbus as a villain and focus on Native Americans as sainted martyrs.

But as if this celebration weren’t politicized enough, Brown made it poisonously so by including the “Palestinians” among the “indigenous people” whose plight was being observed. But what makes this story extra insidious is the fact that the school took this anti-American movement and attempted to turn it into an anti-Israel day as well. The left is so desperate to attack Israel that they twisted their own attack on the U.S. to do so.

“Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD),” explained the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, “celebrates the resilience and accomplishments of Indigenous people and acknowledges the contemporary struggles indigenous communities face today. Further, IPD is an intervention against erasure, a principle barrier to the improvement of indigenous sovereignty and health status.”

The struggling indigenous people in question, according to the Diversity Office, included “567 Federally Recognized tribes, 61 State Recognized tribes,” as well as “Hawaiians and the people indigenous to its territories in the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans.” Many of these groups, the announcement went on, “experience profound disparities in health care access and health status compared to the general population, resulting in elevated rates of diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases,” which are “exacerbated by a significant shortage of primary care physicians in Indigenous communities and a long-standing mistrust of the American health care system rooted in a history of genocide and forced assimilation.”
Boycott's new target: Bulldozer companies
Anti-Israel boycott (BDS) organizations recently identified a new target. Following the planned evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar, BDS is looking to boycott the bulldozers used to demolish the illegal structures.

Strategic application of measured violence and international sympathy have protected the Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar from expulsion, and "stopped bulldozers, produced by international corporations to demolish homes and schools," a BDS statement said.

"The strategic BDS campaign is critical, as the Supreme Court approved demolition of Khan al-Ahmar to make way for illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including corporations that manufacture and sell the bulldozers involved in the this destruction by Israel: JCB (UK), Caterpillar (USA), Volvo (Sweden), Hyundai (South Korea), Hitachi (Japan) and Liogong (China)."

Another organization involved in the planned boycott is "Who Profits", which tracks companies that are "commercially involved in Israeli and international companies in the continued Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land." The same organization sent boycott warning letters to bulldozer manufacturers. The organization's website also stated that the bulldozers of these companies are used for constructing Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria as another reason for the boycott.

Lev HaOlam organization founder Attorney Nati Rom, who fights the global boycott and BDS organizations, said: "The BDS organization appears to be boycotting itself, and their steps become more and more ridiculous, as they spread their frustration to giant corporations." Lev HaOlam sends thousands of product packages from Judea and Samaria to Israeli supporters all over the world and is in contact with thousands of foreign citizens.
Minister: If US student held at airport renounces BDS views, we might let her in
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Tuesday said a US student of Palestinian descent, who has been held at Ben Gurion Airport for a week and faces deportation for allegedly supporting an Israel boycott, can leave Israel whenever she wants.

Erdan, whose ministry is responsible for countering the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel, known as BDS, also said that if Lara Alqasem were to renounce her past activities and publicly declare that boycott efforts are not legitimate, he would reconsider her case.

Alqasem, 22, who has Palestinian grandparents, was prevented from entering the country after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday, despite having received a student visa from the Israeli Consulate in Miami to study in a masters program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been held in a airport detention facility ever since.

The Population Immigration and Border Authority has said the decision to stop Alqasem at the airport was due to her “boycott activity,” while Strategic Affairs Ministry officials said she was a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine, a campus group that calls for boycotting Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

“They make a show as if Israel is imprisoning a student,” Erdan, who is also public security minister, told Army Radio on Tuesday morning. “She can go home to her country whenever she wants. This student stood at the head of a branch of an extreme organization, and it is not reasonable that she can come here and enjoy Israel’s academic benefits while she is trying to harm Israeli citizens.”
Government said to use Canary Mission blacklist to bar visitors
Reports by a secretive right-wing website that collects and publishes information about anti-Israel activity of university students and others are being used by Israeli authorities to question or ban people attempting to enter the country, according to a report Thursday.

Documents submitted by the Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry on Thursday show that an American student was barred from entering Israel because of “suspicion of boycott activity” based on four Facebook posts and information on the Canary Mission website, the Haaretz daily reported.

Canary Mission is an anonymous website that aims to name and shame anti-Israel activists on campus.

The site “documents individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses,” according to its “About us” page.

Critics have accused it of seeking to intimidate pro-Palestinian college students and stifle their activism with the threat of a blacklist.

In August, the Forward newspaper reported that a number of activists believed their Canary Mission profiles were being used by border authorities when they were questioned while trying to enter Israel.
HRC Counterpoint In Chronicle Herald: Ben-Gurion Bashed Unfairly
Leech attacked Ben-Gurion as a Zionist terrorist and a promoter of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel territory. He cited Ilan Pappe’s writings to support his own position. It would have been advisable for the Herald to have enlarged on Leech’s background: he’s a left-wing, vehement opponent of Israel and strong advocate of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanction of Israeli goods and of Israel) — as is Pappe.

Leech is the editor of the on-line publication Palestine Journal which includes verbal attacks on Israel, and on Canada for supporting the latter. Among his articles, Leech has written, “Why Israel Should Not Exist” (2015), “Fighting Colonialism in Palestine and Canada” (2015) and “Canada’s support for Israel is a ‘hate crime’” (2015).

Palestine Journal, under Leech’s editorship, has links listed to several groups that are defined as terrorist groups by the Canadian government, as well as links to armed groups.

One questions why the Herald did not offer disclosure about Leech, why CBU proudly employs him to teach young college students, or why Leech’s use of settler colonialism (a deeply flawed historiographic and sociological paradigm) goes unanswered by Nova Scotia academics.

One is better served on the topic of Ben-Gurion and Israel by such books as Walter Laqueur’s A History of Zionism. Settler colonialism advocates among Canadian historians need to reappraise their stance, for this interpretative approach too readily lends itself to anti-Israeli treatises.


EU Civil Servant Convicted of Antisemitic Assault by Belgian Court Says He Will Appeal
The European Union civil servant found guilty last week of a vicious antisemitic assault in 2015 has said he will appeal the sentence handed down by a Belgian court.

Stefan Grech, a 49-year-old Maltese citizen, was convicted of incitement to hate or violence toward people of Jewish faith, violation of anti-racism laws, and assault aggravated by racial hatred following a violent altercation in a Brussels cafe in July 2015 — during which he violently attacked an Italian colleague, called her a “dirty Jewess,” and shouted that “the Jews are doing to the Palestinians what Hitler did to the Jews.”

On Oct. 2, Grech was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay his victim 500 euros in compensation by a court in Brussels. But over the weekend, the Times of Malta reported that Grech would appeal the sentence, accusing the Brussels-based Belgian League Against Antisemitism (LBCA) of launching a “witch-hunt” against him.

Prior to sentencing Grech — who holds a previous conviction for possession of child pornography — the court heard that on July 16, 2015, he had been celebrating his 10th anniversary as an employee of the European Commission with friends at L’Italiano cafe in the Belgian capital. After drinking heavily throughout the evening, Grech, who had been clutching a metal plaque commemorating the fascist leader Benito Mussolini, embarked on a tirade in praise of the late Italian dictator.

Confronted by a 50-year-old Italian woman who also works in a senior position at the European Commission, Grech attacked her when she pointed out to him that Mussolini had murdered thousands of Jews. Witnesses said that when she told Grech that she “could be Jewish,” he then struck her across the head with the metal plaque and attempted to strangle her. Throughout the assault, he yelled antisemitic epithets including, “dirty Jewess,” and, “You should have all been killed.”
Time's up - but no sign that the archive is moving
The deadline for the return of the Iraqi-Jewish archive - September 2018 - has come and gone, but there is still no sign of any movement on this issue.

Eylon Aslan-Levy has filed this report for i24 News: he interviews Harold Rhode, the man who found the archive in the flooded basement of the secret police headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

The US shipped the random collection of documents, books and Torah scrolls - stolen by Saddam's regime - to the US to be restored, but promised to send it back to Iraq.

Rhode believes that to return the archive would be like returning stolen Jewish property to the Nazis. Iraqi-Jewish groups have been campaigning for the archive - which represents their community's history and heritage - to remain in the US. Four US senators have introduced a bill to this effect.


Inside Iron Dome's secret manufacturing plant
"Globes" visits the complex of bunkers where Rafael produces Israel's short range missile interceptors.

The complex of bunkers in which Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is producing the Iron Dome missile interceptors looks just like you would imagine: it is well protected and guarded, the safety procedures in it are rigorous, and access to it is strictly limited to people with authorization. Those entering are received at a locked iron gate opened only by arrangement after being properly identified, even if the person involved is the head of the project himself. There are illuminated signs on the high fences enclosing the secret bunkers reading, "Work with explosives is taking place in this compound."

The condition for entering the bunker in which final assembly of the missile takes place is leaving behind any device capable of broadcasting or creating static electricity. Cameras, telephones, and recording devices are out of bounds. A heavy door opens, showing long white corridor leading to workspace whose purpose is unmistakable: Tamir Iron Dome interceptor missiles that Rafael employees have been manufacturing for the past seven years are piled on a cart in the center of the room.

Only a few people working at Rafael and the Ministry of Defense know just how many of these missiles have been produced to date. They are keeping this number secret; they merely give a wink to the curious, as if to say, "Don't worry; we've got enough."

The well-built Tamir is colored in glittering silver and gold, weighing 90 kilograms with a three-meter length. It has earned great praise with 1,800 interceptions of rockets fired against vulnerable human and property targets in populous areas in southern and northern Israel.

"Every missile leaving here gets a pat and a kiss"
Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93
As a teenager, Sonia Orbuch joined a group of partisans fighting the Nazis in Eastern Europe. She survived the war and settled in America. At 93, Orbuch died last Sunday at her home in Corte Madera, California.

In 1941 Orbuch was 16 years old and still known by her given name as Sarah Shainwald, when the Nazis occupied her hometown in eastern Poland and began killing Jews in Luboml’s ghetto. Shainwald and her family fled for the forests and after surviving the frozen winter, joined a band of Soviet partisans to fight back against the Nazis. Her fellow resistance fighters changed her name to Sonia because it sounded less Jewish.

The profile of Orbuch on The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF—a group Orbuch helped to found) website describes her actions as a Partisan and her family’s eventual decision to break with the resistance.

Sonia began her new life in the forest encampment that served as a base for missions of sabotage and resistance. Early on, Sonia was assigned to guard duty and providing first-aid on missions to mine enemy train tracks. With little training, Sonia learned the skills of a field-hospital aide, treating the wounds of injured partisans, using whatever makeshift supplies were available. To avoid possible torture and interrogation in the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: “One for the enemy, and one for myself.”

… In 1944, Sonia and her parents faced the decision of either leaving the partisans or joining the Red Army. They decided to leave the partisans and took refuge in an abandoned house infected with typhus, a condition they were unaware of at the time. The typhus soon claimed Sonia’s mother, leaving only Sonia and her father.


Towards the end of the war, as German forces retreated, Orbuch and her family returned to Luboml and found that of the 8,000 Jews who had lived there before the war, 50 remained.
Childhood friends separated by Holocaust reunite 75 years later
"Estike," Chaya Levy called out as her childhood friend Esther Sheinberg walked in through the door to her apartment and the two met in person for the first time in 75 years.

After greeting one another with warm embraces and kisses, the two sat down to reminisce about what it was like growing up in the Transylvanian village of Beclean, in what is now Romania.

Up until Sunday, neither of the childhood friends could ever have imagined the other had survived the Holocaust.

Both Levy, 91, and Sheinberg, 88, were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. At the end of the war, they both made the decision to move to Israel, where they unknowingly lived adjacent to one another in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak for a short time.

The reunion between the two friends came about by accident when their daughters were introduced through a mutual friend and ended up spending the Sukkot holiday together in Safed. While there, they were surprised to discover that both their mothers had grown up in the same village in what was then Hungary. When the daughters later told their mothers about the other girl who had grown up in Beclean, Levy and Sheinberg immediately recognized the other's name and remembered their childhood friend.
France Awards Top Honours to Nazi Hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
France’s most famous Nazi hunters, Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife Beate, received top honours in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Serge Klarsfeld, 83, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, while the 79-year-old Beate Klarsfeld received the National Order of Merit, having already been decorated with the Legion of Honour in 2014, with the rank of Grand Officer.

The Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia was among those who attended the ceremony at the Elysee Palace limited to family and close friends and associates.

Born September 17, 1935, in the Romanian capital Bucharest, Serge Klarsfeld escaped the Holocaust after his family moved to France but saw his father taken away to die in the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.

He was naturalised in 1950, and 10 years later, while studying at the prestigious Science-Po university in Paris, Klarsfled met Beate Kuenzel, the daughter of a former German soldier, on a metro platform.

The two, who married three years later, decided to bring fugitive Nazis to justice, a mission they pursued for more than half a century.
During visit to Israel, actor Gerard Butler says 'may decide to stay'
Gerard Butler's irresistible smile and hypnotizing blue eyes can almost convince anyone that he really is capable of saving the world, the way the Scottish actor often does in the movies ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "London Has Fallen") and that's precisely what he does in his latest film, "Hunter Killer," which will hit theaters on October 25.

On the occasion of the Israeli premiere of the film, Butler, 48, has arrived in Israel to attend the glamorous event. This is quite unusual, as Hollywood actors seldom attend premieres in Israel, but the film's Israeli producer, Avi Lerner, may have had a hand in convincing the Hollywood star to come this time.

"It is very challenging to bring an artist of this caliber to Israel," Lerner said. "He only came because I'm Israeli. I asked him to come. This is our sixth movie together, and I'm very pleased that he came."

In the film, which Butler also co-produced, Joe Glass, played by Butler, is the captain of an American submarine on a rescue mission. On the way to rescue a submarine in distress, Glass and his crew come across a Russian coup and must rescue the kidnapped Russian president from rebels who are threatening the world order. The film takes place almost entirely in the submarine.

When asked about the political undertones of the film, which are particularly relevant in the current climate, he says, "I am interested in politics, but I didn't come to Israel to talk about politics."
Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child
Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood.

The 87-year-old, who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, told The Sydney Morning Herald that he experienced “a great deal” of antisemitism growing up in Montreal, a city that was mostly Catholic. Shatner said the discrimination that he faced for being Jewish was “very difficult” for him to deal with.

“I’m shaped by a lot of battles from six years old up until now,” he explained before revealing the kind of antisemitism he regularly faced. “Fights, every day, with one or more kids my size or bigger. Somebody recently showed me a high school graduation book. There I was — a nice-looking boy — and my nickname was ‘Toughie’ because I was always fighting and being attacked. Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’”

During his time at McGill University in Montreal the antisemitism continued, he told The Sydney Morning Herald. He said, “The university I went to had a quota. How I made it through the quota, I don’t know. There was a limit to the number of Jewish kids who could go to that university, no matter how qualified they were.”


Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription
The earliest written inscription of the word Jerusalem written in Hebrew on a 2,000 year old column drum was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The limestone column drum that dates back to the Second Temple period, was discovered 10 months ago on an excavation site near the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village near the entrance of the Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Prior to this discovery, the city's name was written as Yerushalem or Shalem in Hebrew, this inscription was the first time the city was written as Yerushalayim in Hebrew characters.

The word Jerusalem was found on silver coins dating before the time of this column, but they were written in Aramaic.



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          Six Months after Medical Personnel Kill Christian in Pakistan, No Arrests, Brother Says      Cache   Translate Page      

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – More than six months after doctors and hospital staff members killed a Christian at a government hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, none of the suspects has been arrested, the victim’s brother said. Anil Saleem, brother of Sunil Saleem, told Morning Star News that police efforts have been lax in the Catholic family’s quest […]

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Rights violations by Punjab police irk NCHR chiefISLAMABAD:The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) chairman Ali Nawaz Chohan on Tuesday expressed serious reservations and displeasure over the performance of Punjab police force. After hearing the plea of a father, whose young son had allegedly been killed by the police in an encounter, Chohan showed grave concern over the police’s attitude, especially in […]
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Journalists, media workers hold rallies against downsizing, curbsISLAMABAD: Journalists and media workers held rallies across the country on Tuesday in protest against downsizing, stopping of advertisements and measures aimed at curbing newspapers circulation and TV channels’ transmission in certain areas. The protest rallies were held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ-Afzal Butt group). In Islamabad, journalists and media […]
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PM wants NAB not to harass civil servantsISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday asked civil servants to improve their performance being the ‘backbone’ of the state and said that the bureaucracy should not be harassed by anti-corruption watchdogs. Addressing a delegation of participants in 109th National Management Course from the National School of Public Policy, Mr Khan said: “I have also […]
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          The nowhere people: Pakistan Hindu refugees in India      Cache   Translate Page      
'All these people want is a secure home where they can live and earn in peace.'
          Former Australian Spinner Spill Beans on Sachin Tendulkar And The Pakistan Cricketer Who Bribed Him in Latest Book      Cache   Translate Page      
With the release of his book 'No spin' around the corner, the former spin wizard has been on a promotional spree.
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          Pakistan vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 1st Test Day 4 in Dubai: Pakistan cross 100-run mark, move closer towards 400-run lead      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Comment on Who Doesn't Love Identity Politics?, by C.J. Hopkins      Cache   Translate Page      
The real problem here is that people have injected nonsense into ideas of morality, framing their own group interests as a moral good and anyone against it/enemy group's interests as immoral and bad. The only truth to moral relativism is a lot more nuanced than this. It's that "morality" is largely just feelings in terms of "what's worked" (in the past) and that it's impossible to fully universalize to create a perfectly consistent moral system, because it will never be enforced equally--only selectively by those who hold power, which is precisely what you see right now in western countries with ostensibly neutrally-worded law and policy, that the outgroup gets the book thrown at them and the preferred client groups of the state/those who hold power get a free pass. It's fully third worldist, anarcho-tyranny in practice. To go further into depth here; a moral system that tells you to not eat certain things as people have gotten sick and died existed before we knew of things like the Germ theory of disease is an example. You can universalize this, for sure, but not other things. Trying to create a universal moral system fails because different groups have competing, conflicting, and often antagonistic interests. What's good and works for one group will not be good or work for another, especially in multiracial areas. One example: Arab/Pakistani moslems might say it is just and good that they be able to rape your women and take them as sex slaves. Has worked well for them in the past and hey, their religious book says it's ok too. Not so good for you. Another example: Groups that don't perform as well as others might start using sophistry related to the term "equality" to argue for redistribution and tax slavery/debt peonage of other groups. The term "equality" has become this loaded term that has begun to resemble Orwell's Animal Farm at this point, and the people who use it usually just mean equality of outcome or actually just the "more equal than others" Orwellian bent. No one has any way to solve for group differences and conflicts in a multiracial country, which is why multiracial countries should not exist. These problems don't even really exist in monoracial, monoethnic countries. In a multiracial country, even if you had a completely neutral arbiter in the form of some machine making decisions rather than a person who belongs to a group and would have group loyalty/interests, you would still have the sophists argue that the machine is somehow biased because of who programmed it or some other nonsense where they can't actually put forth any argument with merit against it. This has actually already taken place in for example a machine doing simulations of college application acceptance stripped of all personally identifying data for the purpose of the machine's algorithm--because the machine being fed data stripped of all personally identifying data accepted white males at a much higher rate than currently accepted by real humans in control, many of the "researchers" and the pundit class came to the conclusion that because white males were being accepted at a much higher rate than they currently are, the algorithm must be biased. Yet they could not explain HOW the algorithm could possibly be biased when the data it's fed is stripped of all race/sex identifying data (in essence making it a pure meritocracy) or entertain the possibility that it is they who are biased. Another example of where this took place is a machine judging beauty based on ratios and just objective measurements. Since virtually all of the winners it chose were European and east Asians, again the same pundit class made the same claim that the people who programmed it were just biased. People have been pointing things like this out for decades, screaming into the wilderness but the brainwashed NPCs have been lapping up the mass media propaganda and believing the kumbaya around the campfire nonsense anyway. It's kind of sad because it's almost certainly going to lead to an unprecendeted bloodbath at some point if this is allowed to continue for too much longer.
          Rupee Tumbles After Pakistan Requests IMF Bailout      Cache   Translate Page      
The Pakistani rupee dropped steeply against the dollar after the government said it was seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund, which will likely lead to tough economic policies and slow the nation’s economic growth.

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          Won't accept Pak's double standard of justice: MQM chief      Cache   Translate Page      

[United Kingdom], Oct 10, (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder and leader Altaf Hussain on Wednesday vowed to rebuild a new state for Mohajir people who have allegedly been denied equal rights and justice by Pakistan from the past several decades.

Speaking at his 65th anniversary here, Hussain said, "Justice system in Pakistan is of dual standard, which is unacceptable. We would either accept a fully autonomous and powerful province for Mohajirs or a complete new Mohajir State. We won't accept anything less than either of these options."

The MQM founder discussed in detail the prevailing anti-Mohajir and anti-Baloch policies of the state of Pakistan and asked, "What would be the exact feelings on seeing others occupying the house on gun points, exploiting all resources on the basis of power and influence? This is the typical situation that calls for use of power to retrieve the stolen rights. The oppressors would never listen to us unless we use the same strategy, say the use of power to repel them out of our lands"

Elaborating on the ongoing issue, Hussain added, "This is the typical situation that calls for use of power to retrieve the stolen rights. The oppressors would never listen to us unless we use the same strategy, say the use of power to repel them out of our lands."

The MQM founder further said that he has been questioned as to why he had slammed Pakistan ignoring that his people have been kidnapped and enforced to disappear and are extra-judicially murdered and these things are enough to upset any sensible mind. When Mohajir women visited Martyrs' monument at Azizabad, they were subjected to torture and arrest and even minor children were also not spared, he noted.

"Mohajirs' ancestors created Pakistan but today their offspring are denied of their just equal rights and are treated as slaves. Mohajirs had laid 2 million lives for the creation of Pakistan but they armed forces of the country had slaughtered more than 22, 000 Mohajirs during special crackdowns. Not only this but a senescent leader of the Movement, a 70-year old academician Prof. Dr Hassan Zafar Arif was picked and murdered by the armed forces of the country on Jan 13, 2018, forgetting his role in educating millions in Pakistan. Are the armed forces and law enforcers for peoples' protection or butchering them? Will they be saluted or slammed?" he questioned.

Stressing on the inequality faced by Mohajirs, Hussain said when Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif was produced in the court of law, his party workers were possessing armoured personnel carrier, but the police did not book them for any offence. "But when the women journalists belonging to Mohajir community entered an office of a Pakistani private television company asking them to be unbiased in reporting, the paramilitary Rangers and Police tortured them and later lodged them in jail. The Rangers had also killed one of the youngest workers of the movement."

"Tehreek-e Labbaik had attacked media houses, police stations and public property but they were felicitated with cash prizes while MQM women were subjected to torture and straight fire. Why this double standard? The Chief Justice of Pakistan ignored Khadim Hussain Rizvi who openly called names to him but on the contrary, the CJP awarded sentences to other political leaders in the garb of contempt to court."

Hussain continued, "Not only that, the Creator of Pakistan's nuclear programme and the atomic bomb, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan was also a Mohajir but was humiliated and the entire credit was given to a Punjabi Scientist Dr. Samar Mund. Was that not sheer bias against the Mohajir Nation? We won't accept this double standard of justice, denied of justice. The state institutions are not willing or ready to listen to us and are taking all measures to eliminate us. Either we would accept a fully autonomous and powerful province or we would fight for independent Mohajir State."

The MQM leader also touched upon the issues of the Baloch community and said, "Pakistan's army is butchering the innocent Baloch youths because they are demanding equal rights. The army is killing them after declaring them as terrorists. Army has to roll back their plans and they would have to free Balochistan and we are the supporters of free and independent Balochistan."

While addressing the people of Punjab, he asked them to take to streets for supporting Baloch and Mohajirs in their fight for equality and human rights. Hussain also clarified that he had never slammed Pakistan but had slammed its corrupt and butchering feudal system."Pakistan should be free from the decayed feudal system, corrupt Capitalist system and that everyone in Pakistan should have equal rights and equal citizens. The minorities in Pakistan, especially the Ahmedi, should also be respected with regard to their rights and religious freedom as Pakistani citizens."

Hussain also talked about the judicial system of the Pakistan and said, "It is beyond reasoning that the apex court of Pakistan has declared Nawaz Sharif as most dishonest person but, on the other hand has held Imran Khan Niazi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan as most honest person ignoring the fact that the court of Los Angeles had already declared him as fornicator, a biological father of a girl child he reproduced out of marriage."

"Everything in Pakistan is done either by Pakistan's army or on its dictation and no institutions in Pakistan including the judiciary is free from the clutches of the army. What the courts in Pakistan are doing is only done on army's behest and dictation," he added.

Hussain also alleged that courts in Pakistan declare anyone as a traitor if instructed to do so by the Army. "The country is under siege," he added. (ANI)


          Shehbaz arrested on Imran's instructions, says Nawaz      Cache   Translate Page      

[Pakistan], Oct 09 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an 'emergency meeting' of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) central executive committee (CEC) on Monday alleged that the party president Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on the instruction of incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Nawaz Sharif also launched a protest against the Imran Khan-led coalition government against the 'political victimisation' of the opposition, reported the Dawn.

Dawn quoted a member of the central executive committee as saying, "After taking input from CEC members, Nawaz Sharif directed the party's parliamentary group to establish contact with opposition parties in coming days to have them onboard for a joint struggle to deal with Imran Khan's aggressive action plan to target opposition members."

Terming Shehbaz's arrest a 'political revenge', PML-N members have demanded his immediate release.

PML-N members will be holding a protest on Wednesday outside National Assembly and Punjab Assembly to raise the issue.

Shehbaz Sharif was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday for his alleged involvement in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam. Sharif was arrested on charges of misusing authority and corruption in the housing scheme during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Punjab province.

The arrest of the leader of the Opposition of the Pakistan National Assembly came about a week ahead of the bye-polls to be held on October 14. (ANI)


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          After India-Russia S-400 deal, China sell 48 Aircraft to Pakistan as a counter deal      Cache   Translate Page      

After 5 days of India's deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia. China's official, Pakistan is also buying 48 unmanned aircraft systems from China to accelerate the Defense system. China's official newspaper 'Global Times' has confirmed this.

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          Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif review – a thrilling satire of US foreign policy      Cache   Translate Page      

The ugliness of war is brilliantly captured in this wildly original novel narrated by a teenage refugee and a philosopher-dog

“When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don’t see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.” So says John Yossarian, the pilot protagonist of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, a work to which Mohammed Hanif’s Man Booker-longlisted first novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, was widely compared. Like Heller, British-Pakistani Hanif is a pilot turned satirist; but it’s his third novel, Red Birds, that is the closest relative to Heller’s classic satire of the second world war.

Major Ellie is a US air force bombardier who starts out eager to scorch some “goat-fuckers” in an unnamed Middle Eastern country. His laser-guided bombs are labelled “YES”, and “OH YESS”. “There is a war on,” his colonel has told him, “and what is a war if not an opportunity.” So he volunteers for missions to escape weekends with his wife: “Nothing better than shedding your load, that shoulder-sapping feeling.” But he crashes in the desert and, after eight days of starving and wandering, is rescued by a smart-mouthed teen called Momo and his dog Mutt, residents of the very refugee camp he was supposed to bomb.

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          15:30 Chinas neue Seidenstraße - Film von Mario Schmidt      Cache   Translate Page      
Bereits vor über 2000 Jahren verkehrten die ersten Kamelkarawanen zwischen Asien und Europa auf den legendären Routen der Seidenstraße. Diese Zeiten schienen lange vorbei. Doch dem ist nicht so. Heute feiert die Seidenstraße ein Comeback. China will die lange fast vergessenen Verbindungen als Superhighways des Welthandels wiederbeleben. Der Film dokumentiert, wie es dort heute aussieht. Mario Schmidt ist mit seinem Filmteam einige der Hauptrouten in China entlanggefahren. Über mehrere Tausend Kilometer führt die Reise von der alten Kaiserstadt Xi'an mit der legendären Terrakotta-Armee bis in die chinesischen Bergregionen an der Grenze zu Pakistan. Das Team besucht die alte Oasenstadt Dunhuang, trifft auf den Entdecker der bunten Berge von Zhangye und besucht eine tadschikische Hochzeit mit Blick auf den über 7500 Meter hohen Berg Muztagata. Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge rauschen durch die Wüste, vorbei an alten Kontrollposten der Seidenstraße, moderne Autobahnen schlängeln sich durch die Berge, vorbei an Kamelen, Herden von Yak-Rindern und kleinen Dörfern: Die alte und die neue Seidenstraße treffen überall aufeinander in einer Kulisse aus atemberaubenden Landschaften.
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Bereits vor über 2000 Jahren verkehrten die ersten Kamelkarawanen zwischen Asien und Europa auf den legendären Routen der Seidenstraße. Diese Zeiten schienen lange vorbei. Doch dem ist nicht so. Heute feiert die Seidenstraße ein Comeback. China will die lange fast vergessenen Verbindungen als Superhighways des Welthandels wiederbeleben. Der Film dokumentiert, wie es dort heute aussieht. Mario Schmidt ist mit seinem Filmteam einige der Hauptrouten in China entlanggefahren. Über mehrere Tausend Kilometer führt die Reise von der alten Kaiserstadt Xi'an mit der legendären Terrakotta-Armee bis in die chinesischen Bergregionen an der Grenze zu Pakistan. Das Team besucht die alte Oasenstadt Dunhuang, trifft auf den Entdecker der bunten Berge von Zhangye und besucht eine tadschikische Hochzeit mit Blick auf den über 7500 Meter hohen Berg Muztagata. Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge rauschen durch die Wüste, vorbei an alten Kontrollposten der Seidenstraße, moderne Autobahnen schlängeln sich durch die Berge, vorbei an Kamelen, Herden von Yak-Rindern und kleinen Dörfern: Die alte und die neue Seidenstraße treffen überall aufeinander in einer Kulisse aus atemberaubenden Landschaften.
          Greek Cycladic marble figure could reach $100K-$150K at Artemis Gallery auction      Cache   Translate Page      

Greek Cycladic Marble Figure of the Spedos Type, Ancient Greece, Cyclades, ca. 2500 to 2400 BCE. 6.5" H (16.5 cm). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Image provided by Artemis Gallery.

BOULDER, COLO.- World renowned for their expertly curated ancient and cultural art auctions, Bob and Teresa Dodge of Artemis Gallery will host a Thursday, October 11 sale comprising 417 lots of exceptional antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art. Each item boasts impeccable provenance and is offered with the gallery’s unconditional guarantee that it is authentic and legal to purchase, own, and if desired, resell. 

The highly anticipated auction, which invites absentee, phone and Internet live bidding, is a virtual timeline of the most significant civilizations of the past 4,000 years. As is the case with all of its sales, Artemis Gallery has organized the upcoming auction in a chronological manner, starting with the earliest pieces, from Ancient Egypt, and progressing through the modern era. 

The auction opens with Egyptian marble and pottery vessels, including a huge Pre-dynastic black-top jar, TL tested and estimated at $17,500-$25,000. A visually captivating, larger-than-lifesize Egyptian sarcophagus fragment of carved and painted cedar depicts a male head with bold facial features. Dating to 664-332 BCE, its auction estimate is $6,000-$8,000. Another fascinating relic is a beautifully painted circa-2nd century CE Romano-Egyptian plaster funerary head of a woman with a haunting facial expression. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.  

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Lot 1A. Huge Black-Top Pottery Jar w/ TL, Ancient Egypt, Predynastic period, late Naqada II to Naqada III, ca. 3200 to 3000 BCE. Size: 8.7" W x 18.875" H (22.1 cm x 47.9 cm); 19.4" H (49.3 cm) on included custom stand. Estimate $17,500 - $25,000Image courtesy Artemis Gallery.

An enormous hand-built marl clay jar with a russet-hued surface made with a thin iron-oxide slip. The burnished vessel has a tapering ovoid form with a petite circular rim and a rounded shoulder leading to a round, everted rim. The upper black-hued portion is comprised of thick carbon deposits formed by administering the top to thick clouds of smoke for extended periods of time in an oxygen-deprived environment. Black-top vessels originally rose in popularity during the early Naqada I, a culture which inhabited ancient Egypt during its predynastic period. The Naqada were first described by famed archaeologist William Flinders Petrie; however, relatively little is known about them except that they were focused around the site of El-Amra in central Egypt, west of the Nile River. Custom metal display stand included.

Note: Predynastic Egyptian black-topped vessels were traditionally made from silt deposits taken from the Nile river due to their abundance in iron and silica. After the pot had dried but before it was fired, it would first be burnished and rubbed smooth with a small stone to create the pinstripe vertical striations still visible today. An iron-rich slip would then be applied just before firing; when placed in an oxygen-rich environment, the elevated temperatures would create the vessels' signature red-orange hue.

After the end of the Naqada III period around 3,000 BCE, the use of Nile silt in pottery creations fell out of favor with the Predynastic Egyptians. This was due to the increase in the popularity of marl clay, a newly-discovered mixture of clay and lime used for creating terracotta objects. Marl vessels like this example were generally easier to form, required higher temperatures when firing which allowed for more controlled kiln environments, and were more receptive to applied decorations than the inferior, highly-porous Nile silt. A few blacktop examples have been found from later Dynastic periods, however they were likely used solely for ritualistic and/or ceremonial purposes.

For a stylistically-similar example from the Naqada II, please see The British Museum, museum number EA58522:

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Burnished black-topped redware jar, circa 3300 BC, Predynastic (Naqada IID), Height: 31.5 cm Width: 17.7 cm (max), EA58522. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Another stylistically-similar example from the Naqada I hammered for GBP 12,500 ($16,181.22) at Christie's, London, South Kensington Antiquities Auction (sale 7207, October 25, 2012, lot 31).

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An Egyptian black-topped redware jar, Predynastic, Naqada I, circa 4000-3600 B.C.; 12¾ in. (32 cm.) high. Sold for 12,500 GBP at Christie's, London, October 25, 2012, lot 31. Courtesy Christie's.

This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) analysis and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Norman Blankman collection, New York, USA, acquired 1959.

Lot 6B. Egyptian Wooden Sarcophagus Head Fragment, Ancient Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 to 332 BCE. Size: 15.25" W x 13.5" H (38.7 cm x 34.3 cm); 16.125" H (41 cm) on included custom stand. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Image courtesy Artemis Gallery.

This mask and others like it were traditionally carved from cedar. Interestingly, cedar wood was not native to Egypt. Egypt did not have verdant forests filled with tall trees, and unfortunately most of its native lumber was of relatively poor quality. Thus, they relied on importing to acquire hardwoods - ebony imported from Africa, cedar and pine from Lebanon. One fabulous obelisk inscription by Thutmose III attests to the luxury of treasured hardwoods. It reads as follows, "They brought to me the choicest products . . . consisting of cedar, juniper and of meru wood . . . all the good sweet woods of God's Land." The rarity of cedar meant that masks like this one were reserved for those who could afford them.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-private Pennsylvania, USA collection, acquired 35 years ago.

Lot 7A. Romano-Egyptian Plaster Head of a Woman, Roman controlled Egypt, ca. 2nd century CE. Size: 9.5" H (24.1 cm); 12" H (30.5 cm) on included custom stand. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Image courtesy Artemis Gallery.

A hauntingly lifelike sculpted plaster funerary head of a young female presenting a beautiful face with a dimpled chin, her visage comprised of lined and lashed, large eyes, arched brows, an aquiline nose, closed ruby red lips, and smooth cheeks. Her elaborate, centrally parted coiffure features rolled tresses lining her forehead and running around her head to a braided bun at the back. Her skin is painted in peachy flesh tones, and she wears two necklaces (a green as well as a pink and red painted 'beaded' strand), hoop earrings, and a rose red garment. 

Note: Heads like this one reflect the profound change that the Greco-Roman world brought to Egypt. The naturalistic depiction of a person's face as a plaster mask or even full head replaced the stylized art of dynastic Egypt; hieroglyphs and other symbols painted on elaborate sarcophagi fell out of favor, and this head would have been a memorial alongside a simple wooden coffin. These heads were reserved for the elite, who were buried in small chapels, usually mummified and with other members of their family and/or town.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-Arte Primitivo Gallery, New York, New York, USA; ex-private New York, USA collection; ex-Sotheby's, New York "Antiquities and Islamic Art" Auction (sale 5288, February 8, 1985, lot 275)

Unquestionably the star of the Ancient Greek art and antiquities section, a finely carved marble figure of a reclining female dates to circa 2500-2400 BCE and is typical of the sculpture of the Cyclades (island of Naxos). Its distinctive characteristics are known as the Spedos type, and the figure is stylistically similar to an example in The Getty museum. With a line of provenance that includes Jens Rid, an avid German collector of ancient idols, this important figure is expected to make $100,000-$150,000. A stunning 15.125-inch Greek Early Attic amphora, circa 530-520 BCE, displays captivating images of Athena, Ajax, Achilles and Herakles. Estimate: $50,000-$70,000.

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Lot 8A. Greek Cycladic Marble Figure of the Spedos Type, Ancient Greece, Cyclades, ca. 2500 to 2400 BCE. 6.5" H (16.5 cm). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Image provided by Artemis Gallery.

Finely carved from marble, a reclining female figure with her arms crossed, typical of the sculpture of the Cyclades in the mid-2000s BCE known as the Spedos variety, this name derived from an Early Cycladic cemetery on the island of Naxos. This canonical type is characterized by an elongated slender body with folded arms, a U-shaped head, and a sharply incised cleft between the legs. The anatomical details are characteristically minimized presenting a ?at, geometric quality. Incisions on the body delineate the arms crossed over the chest, define the abdomen and pubic triangle, and indicate knees. The breasts gently rendered as well. On the face, the protruding nose is pronounced, and it is possible that other details originally may have been delineated with brightly colored pigments. When viewed from the side, the back is straight and continues the line of the neck, while the head is dramatically arched and the knees bent and flexed, another characteristic trait of the Spedos type. 

Note: See a stylistically similar female Late Spedos Type with folded arms in the Getty Museum:

Female Figure of the Late Spedos Type; Attributed to the Steiner Master (Cycladic, active 2500 - 2400 B.C.); Cyclades, Greece; 2500–2400 B.C.; Marble; 59.9 × 12.2 × 4.5 cm (23 9/16 × 4 13/16 × 1 3/4 in.); 88.AA.80; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

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Female Figure of the Late Spedos Type, Attributed to the Steiner Master (Cycladic, active 2500 - 2400 B.C.), Cycladic, Cyclades, Greece, 2500–2400 B.C. Marble, 59.9 × 12.2 × 4.5 cm, 88.AA.80 © J. Paul Getty Trust

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection; ex-collection of Mr. Jens Rid of Germany who has owned the idol since the 1980s, and is an avid collector of ancient idols.

Lot 12. Greek Attic Amphora - Athena, Ajax, Achilles, Herakles, Ancient Greece, Athens, Early Attic, ca. 530 to 520 BCE. Size: 9.75" in diameter at widest point x 15.125" H (24.8 cm x 38.4 cm). Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Image courtesy Artemis Gallery.

A very large and incredibly fine black-figure neck amphora of an exceptionally elegant, classic form - both sides expertly painted with mesmerizing mythological scenes. Side A features Herakles wrestling either the sea-god Triton or Nereus, the latter morphing into the former. The figures are engaged in an action-packed struggle involving major physical contortions - with details incised as well as delineated in red and white pigments. Side B presents an elaborately dressed Athena standing in composite profile as an interceder between a pair of fighting warriors - perhaps Ajax and Achilles - both donning helmets and wielding spears and shields (one shield adorned by an image of a roaring lion, an animal associated with Achilles). Athena is positioned between these leading men of the Greek army holding a spear of her own between them and raising her left hand in a gesture of protest. 

Note: Interestingly, other Attic vases depict Athena between a gaming Achilles and Ajax, but these warriors, in contrast, are fighting. In this context, it is more customary to see a bearded herald as the interceder, as on a neck amphora in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which also has Herakles and Triton on the obverse.

Adding to the piece is the rich decorative program: the register of stylized palmettes adorning the neck; bands of tongue motifs just below; symmetrical floral vines below each tripartite handle; and beneath the pictorial imagery a register of fine-line, stylized laurel buds with looping stems followed by rays emerging from the base below.

Ancient Athenian painters, including the painter of this vessel, took advantage of the large size of Attic vases which gave them more room to explore their techniques, overlap figures, present complex interactions between figures, create depth and attempt renderings of perspective, as well as add other colors such as the red and white pigments on the scene of Herakles vs. the Sea God as well as Athena and the fighting soldiers.

An Attic black-figure neck amphora at the J. Paul Getty Museum features a somewhat similar scene attributed to the Leagros Group (active 525 to 500 BCE), though with the warriors sitting rather than standing. The curatorial staff writes, "This scene was very popular in Athenian vase-painting of the late 500s B.C. and was a favorite of the painters in the Leagros Group. Some scholars believe that this mythological scene also served as a contemporary political parable on the value of staying alert, since the tyrant Peisistratos had been able to take control of the city of Athens while the army was distracted."

Attic Black-Figure Neck Amphora; Attributed to Leagros Group (Greek (Attic), active 525 - 500 B.C.); Athens, Greece, Europe; about 510 B.C.; Terracotta; 30.4 × 45.3 cm (11 15/16 × 17 13/16 in.); 86.AE.81; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Attic Black-Figure Neck Amphora. Attributed to Leagros Group (Greek (Attic), active 525 - 500 B.C.), Greek (Attic), Athens, Greece, about 510 B.C. Terracotta, 30.4 × 45.3 cm, 86.AE.81. © J. Paul Getty Trust.

This piece has been tested by Oxford Authentication using thermoluminescence (TL) and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase.

Provenance: private Keating collection, Mill Valley, California, USA; ex-George T. Keating collection, acquired early 1950s

Moving on to art of the Roman Empire, the auction includes marbles, jewelry, stone mosaics, and coveted glass objects. One of top highlights in this category, a matched pair of hand-carved marble sarcophagus panels, circa 2nd-3rd century CE, depicts two youthful fishermen in relief. The skillfully executed panels could reach $8,000-$12,000 for the pair. 

Near Eastern treasures include an Anatolian marble Kusura-Beycesultan idol, ex Christies, $5,000-$7,000; a massive Phoenician stone vessel from the 1st millennium BCE, $15,000-$25,000; and a published byzantine marble reliquary with a gabled cover, $12,000-$15,000. 

The Asian art realm is culturally deep and geographically wide, as evidenced by the superb selection chosen for Artemis Gallery’s October 11 sale. A monumental TL-tested Chinese Han Dynasty terracotta horse, circa 206 BCE to 220 CE, is entered with a $150,000-$225,000 estimate, while a gorgeous 3rd to 5th-century Gandharan seated Buddha Shakyamuni, carved of stucco, is entered with a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. There are also several lots of precious antique Indian jewelry and a circa-1850 Indian bronze chari bottle with 24K gold lid, $30,000-$45,000. 

Monumental TL-tested terracotta horse, China, Han Dynasty, ca

Lot 53D. Monumental TL-tested terracotta horse, China, Han Dynasty, ca. 206 BCE to 220 CE. Size: 51" H (129.5 cm); 58" H (147.3 cm) on included custom stand. Estimate $150,000 - $225,000. Image courtesy Artemis Gallery

An incredible Han Dynasty Horse, striding forward with his front right hoof lifted, presenting an expressive visage with wide-open eyes, a pronounced snout with flared nostrils and an open mouth revealing his teeth, raised alert ears, a neatly manicured mane, raised and curled tail, and a finely delineated relief bridle. During the Han dynasty, the ancients placed such model figures in tombs to ensure a safe journey to the afterlife. Note how the sculptor skillfully delineated the muscular body of this noble steed. 

Note: During this period of Chinese history, horses came from the Ferghama Valley in Central Asia - present day Afghanistan. When elite individuals passed away, large "walking" terracotta Ferghama horses displaying an immense degree of attention to detail, like this example, were created to carry the deceased into the hereafter. The horse, second only in importance to the dragon, was believed to possess magical powers. The number of horses owned by an individual ensured his high status in the afterlife.

Funerary sculptures like this piece are part of a class of artifacts called mingqi - sometimes known as "spirit utensils" or "vessels for ghosts". They became popular in the Han Dynasty and would persist for several centuries. Alongside figures like this one were musicians, athletes, animals, structures … Even though they were mass produced, mingqi of the Han Dynasty often show a high level of detail and naturalism. These were designed to assist the po, the part of the soul of the deceased that remained underground with the body while the hun, the other part of the soul, ascended. Caring for the po seems to have taken on a new level of meaning in the Han period, with more elaborate rituals and tomb construction arising.

This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) twice - by QED Laboratoire and Artemis Testing Lab. According to both tests, the piece has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase. This piece was tested in 5 separate locations, all confirming the piece is authentic and ancient

Provenance: private collection of the late Karming Wong; approximate date of acquisition: late 1970 to early 1980. Horse was purchased by Karming Wong, who after leaving China during the Cultural Revolution became a private collector. Item was purchased from a dealer in Hong Kong and was transferred to Karming Wong's descendants upon his death in 2012.

Lot 47E. Gorgeous Gandharan Stucco Seated Buddha Shakyamuni, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Gandharan Empire, ca. 3rd to mid 5th century CE. Size: 9" L x 20.75" W x 27.5" H (22.9 cm x 52.7 cm x 69.8 cm); 30" H (76.2 cm) on included custom stand. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000Image courtesy Artemis Gallery.

A fantastic stucco portrayal of a youthful Buddha, known as Shakyamuni Buddha or Siddhartha Gautama, the crown prince of the Shakya Kingdom. He sits with his legs crossed, as if he is beneath a tree, meditating - how he would eventually come to enlightenment. He is seated on a low plinth and his hands rest in his lap in the Dhyana Mudra, used for meditation and deep concentration. His ears are long, emphasizing his wealth - they have been stretched from wearing large earrings. Here he is shown after his enlightenment, as evidenced by his large ushnisha, the rounded projection from the top of his head that symbolizes his newfound knowledge. Remains of a pale red pigment is on his hair, with black details on the eyebrows and eyelids. Mahayana Buddhism was very important in this region. Parthian, Greek, Roman, and Bactrian influences combined to create naturalistic human figures like this one. 

Note: Gandharans are famous for schist and stucco carvings, with stucco replacing schist as the dominant material around the 3rd century CE. Vast monastic institutions like those at Takht-i-Bahi, Sahri-Bahlol, Jamal Garhi, Ranigat, and Thareli were decorated by skilled artisans with stucco representations of important figures, religious scenes, and artistic dedications. Stucco allowed artists more freedom in portraying lifelike features, as shown in the gentle curve of the brow here. During this time, Gandhara was exceptionally wealthy, profiting from trade along the Silk Road; patrons had resources to spend on the arts, creating a flowering of stucco artwork.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection.

The Pre-Columbian art category features a rare and fine 12-inch Tonosi (Panama, circa 600-800 CE bi-chrome double-tiered olla. This massive vessel is painted with the image of an enormous tarantula on each side and exhibits a form known as the “Metropolitan Vessel,” so named because a similar example is held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s distinguished collection. Formerly owned by private collectors in Hawaii and Florida, this remarkable piece is entered in the auction with a $15,000-$20,000 estimate. 

Lot 90. Rare Tonosi Bi-Chrome Double Tiered Vessel w/ Tarantula, Pre-Columbian, Panama, Tonosi, ca. 600 to 800 CE. Size: 12" H (30.5 cm). Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Image courtesy Artemis Gallery

A sizeable bi-chrome pottery vessel, its massive form comprised of a double-tiered olla and beautifully painted with an enormous tarantula spider on each side - head, thorax, and outspread legs covering the entire surface! This very large double-tiered, round-bottomed, globular polychrome pottery vessel is a form dubbed the "Metropolitan Vessel" because the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a similar vessel - only with a different iconographic program. The bold depiction of each arachnid is quite expressive with a wide-eyed visage, outspread legs with ridged edges that connote kinetic energy and magical dynamism! Though it was created more than 1000 years ago, the imagery conjures depictions of spiders in modern art such as Louise Bourgeois' striking, nearly 9 meters tall sculpture entitled "Maman" which graces the exterior of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. 

See the Metropolitan Museum of Art's double-tiered Tonosi jar

Double-tiered jar, 3rd–4th century, Panama, Tonosi, Ceramic. H. 8 x W. 8 1/2 in. (20.3 x 21.6 cm). Purchase, Arthur M. Bullowa Bequest, 2007; 2007.297. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For additional examples of tri-color, double-tiered vessels see Armande Labbe's, "Guardians of the Stream: Shamans, Art and Power in Prehispanic Central Panama" (The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art; University of Washington Press, 1995, p. 127).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-J. Berryman collection, Florida, USA 

Other categories and selected highlights include Viking arms and jewelry; fine art, a fantastic array of fossils, an 18th-century Hebrew Torah scroll from Morocco, a 19th-century Italian giltwood and glass reliquary cabinet, and a framed 19th-century Mexican ex voto on canvas, ex Sotheby’s. 

There are many ways in which to bid in the Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 auction, including absentee, by phone (please reserve line in advance), or live via the Internet. The sale starts at 10 a.m. Eastern Time and will be conducted simultaneously on three bidding platforms: ArtemisGallery.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, and Invaluable.com. An Artemis Gallery COA will accompany each and every purchase. Artemis Gallery ships worldwide and has its own in-house packing and shipping department to ensure quality control.


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Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



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Various journalist unions across Pakistan protested Tuesday the direct and indirect intimidation they say they face while trying to do their job. “The journalist is alive, Ayub saw it, Yahya saw it, now you will see it,” chanted a charged group of protesters in capital Islamabad calling out names of past dictators.  Pakistan has long been a dangerous country for journalists who report on issues like extremism, militancy, religious fundamentalism, or military interference in politics. A country with a history of military coups has recently witnessed an unprecedented period of civilian rule. But journalists say 10 years of democracy has not strengthened freedom of the press.  Veteran journalists Nasir Zaidi was one of the few who was flogged during the dictatorship of General Ziaul Haq in the 1980s. He called the current situation worse and more confusing for the working journalists, leading to an increasing trend of self-censorship.  “Today, we have a façade of democracy, the constitution is intact, but behind the scenes dark forces are using all means necessary to control journalism,” he said.  The “dark forces” is a euphemism for the country’s powerful military establishment and its intelligence agencies. According to the New York based Committee to Protect Journalists, Pakistan’s military uses both direct and indirect intimidation. For several years, Pakistan was on the list of countries the CPJ considered most deadly for journalists. Its recent report acknowledges that killings of journalists in Pakistan has gone down. But it says the decline in deaths was accompanied by a decline in press freedom.  The report accuses the military of encouraging self-censorship.  “Journalists who push back or are overly critical of authorities are attacked, threatened, or arrested,” the report said.  Meanwhile, Pakistan’s new civilian government of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, elected in a July election, said it will ensure press freedom.  “We have a track record of freeing institutions of political interference in KPK,” said Faisal Javed Khan, a young senator of PTI, and additional secretary to the information minister. PTI is the ruling party in KPK province since 2013. He said, however, his government in the center was new and needed time to deliver on its promises.  On the other hand, PTI, which is considered close to the military, has already started facing criticism for its treatment of the media.  Journalist Umber Khairi wrote in her column in the Sunday edition of The News, an English language publication, that PTI had tried to block critical reporting by “threatening certain media groups with denial of access to official functions and personalities, uninviting their reporters and editors from meetings with the PM.” A senior journalist and television anchor Nusrat Javed said media owners and editors in Pakistan are under pressure to either control or get rid of journalists deemed too critical of the establishment or the new government. The establishment in Pakistan is usually considered to be the powerful military and the intelligence agencies linked with it.  Earlier this week, prominent journalist Cyril Almeida was ordered to appear in court to face accusations of treason, a capital offense. He had published an on the record interview with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in which Sharif talked about cross border terrorism, particularly an attack on Indian financial capital Mumbai in which more than 150 people, including Westerners, died. Sharif seemed to imply that Pakistan should do more to curb such attacks and the people responsible for it.  India and the United States have long held Pakistan based group Lashkar e Taiba responsible for the attack. After the attack, the group was placed on the U.S. and U.N. lists of terrorist groups.  Amina Malik, the woman who filed the petition to charge Almeida, along with Sharif and another former Pakistani premier, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, with treason said the Sharif interview damaged Pakistan’s reputation in the world and Almeida should never have published his comments.  “Article 19 of the constitution gives you the right to freedom of expression. But it does not give you the right to speak against your own country or your own institutions,” she said.  The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said the journalist was “hounded for nothing more than doing his job” and that the move would “further choke press freedom in Pakistan.” At Tuesday’s protest in Islamabad, organized by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, another veteran journalist said the combination of the threats to media with apparent freedom led to a culture of self-censorship.  “You don’t know which lines you could cross and which you couldn’t. So, in the fear of crossing the wrong lines, you decide not to publish or air a story,” he said.
          KMC, HMWF launch plantation drive in Saddar      Cache   Translate Page      
KMC, HMWF launch plantation drive in SaddarKARACHI: To support nationwide plantation campaign and address growing issue of changing weather patterns, health professionals have also come up to play their part. A small scale campaign to plant 500 saplings has been launched in Saddar area here on Tuesday. The drive started by the Hashmanis Medical Welfare Foundation (HMWF) with the support of […]
          The greening of Punjab      Cache   Translate Page      
The greening of PunjabFew could disagree with the latest good-news initiative launched by the government on Monday 8th October. Pakistan is to become ‘Clean and Green’ according to Prime Minister Imran Khan who has something of a track record when it comes to planting and tidying-up. A number of cleanliness events were held across Punjab in urban and rural […]
          Fighting The Environmental Battle      Cache   Translate Page      
Fighting The Environmental BattlePrime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” drive will be a significant step in raising awareness around the subject of clean and green environment that the country is lacking. It is encouraging to see that the ruling party is trying to deliver on as many promises that they made in their electoral manifesto […]
          Pak debt burden not caused by CPEC: China      Cache   Translate Page      
Pak debt burden not caused by CPEC: ChinaBEIJING – China Tuesday said the new Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently expressed its support for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which it believed was in line with the long-term development of Pakistan. “In fact, if you can fully understand the attitude of the new Pakistani government […]
          13th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival concludes      Cache   Translate Page      
13th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival concludesThe recently concluded Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) 2018 that ran from September 28 till October 7 hosted a number of artists and screened over 65 films. With Pakistan as the focus country this year, more than 30 per cent of the programming was dedicated to Pakistani content while women took center stage at […]
          World Mental Health Day: Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety      Cache   Translate Page      
World Mental Health Day: Climate change responsible for depression, anxietyWith the recent changes in climate, billions of people across the world are exposed to more heat waves, rise in sea level and extreme weather conditions. While this can leave long lasting health issues in many, a study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences states that climate change can lead to deteriorating mental […]
          Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed head of Pakistan’s ISI      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Reacția Musulmanilor față de Miracolul Coranului din Moscova I Rusia Main Mojza I TUT      Cache   Translate Page      


The Urdu Teacher              

Publicat pe 9 oct. 2018
Aslam O Alaikum! Aceasta este ceea ce trebuie să împărțiți cu prietenii. Acesta este motivul pentru care prim-ministru Rusiei și rusii, nu au fost invitat pentru lansare Dacă aveți întrebări, contactați-ne în partea de sus a interogării de căutare și faceți clic aici.



Limba urdu este o limbă indo-europeană din ramura de limbi indo-iraniene. Este limba vorbită în Pakistan și este recunoscută ca una dintre cele 22 de limbi oficiale vorbite în India. Wikipedia
          Imaaraatka Oo Ku Faanay In Uu Door Ka Qaatay La Dagaalanka Argagixisada Dalal Soomaaliya Ay Kamid Tahay.      Cache   Translate Page      

Dr. Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash Oo Ah Wasiiru Dowladaha Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibadda Imaaraatka Carabta Oo Ka Hadlay Kulan Looga Hadlayay La Dagaalanka Waxa Looga Yeero Argagixisada Ayaa Sheegay In Door Wanaagsan Ay Ka Qaateen. Iyaga Oo Kaashanaya Boqortooyada Sacuudiga Iyo Masar Ayuu Dr.Gargaash Sheegay In Dalalka Soomaaliya, Yemen Iyo Pakistan Ay Kaalin Wax Ku Ool […]

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          Pakistan in strong position in Dubai Test      Cache   Translate Page      
(MENAFN - Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: Pakistan were in a strong position on conclusion of the third day play in the first Test of the two-match series in Dubai on Tuesday. Pak...
          Aima Baig clicked with Imran Abbas at airport travelling to Los Angeles!      Cache   Translate Page      

Aima Baig is the new sensation in the field of music and showbiz. She has a magical voice. She has the ability to change her voice according to the requirement of song. Aima started her singing career in 2014 by sharing some of her original songs on SoundCloud. She became famous through social media. She made her Lollywood make a big appearance in 2016 by singing tunes for the Pakistani film Lahore Se Aagey.Aima has sung a substantial number of songs, for example, Kalaabaaz Dil, Be Fikrian, Ehle Dil and numerous other for Pakistani motion pictures and TV appears. See

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          Iqra Aziz show support for breast cancer awareness program!      Cache   Translate Page      

Iqra Aziz is a talented Pakistani actress or model. She is rising start of the drama industry. She deserves all the praise, she is a new face and but surely she has gained enough fame in such a short time. She has done many photos shoots for different brands. She entered the dramas industry with TV serial “‘Kissey Apna Kahein” in 2014, on Hum Tv. She got huge praised for her acting. She has done a number of hit drama serials including Muqaddas, Mol of Hum TV and Ishq Mein Aisa Bhi Haal Hona Hai of Express Entertainment, Kisay Chahoon,

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          Sania Mirza Celebrating Baby Shower With Her Husband      Cache   Translate Page      

Sania Mirza And Shoaib Malik are a celebrity couple. Shoaib Malik is an A star player who has won many matches for Pakistan and has made us proud several times. Sania Mirza is also a world-renowned athlete. She has made a name for herself and shown the world the meaning of girl power. With such busy careers, it sometimes becomes difficult to be together all the time. Sania and Shoaib are expecting their bundle of joy who will be arriving very soon. The star Sania Mirza had her baby shower with her family and close friends. Shoaib was not present

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          Firdous Pret Wear Collection 2018 For Women      Cache   Translate Page      

Here comes the most awaited Firdous pret wear collection 2018 for women! We are sure that if you have been waiting around for this collection, then you would probably not be missing out catching it first! This collection has been launched just couple of days back and it is simply driving the ladies out there as crazy for it! Firdous is no doubt one of the most leading and well known established brand outlets in Pakistan. Since the time of its establishment, this brand house has given out with some of the splendid collections for the ladies in wide range of pret

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          Pakistan in cruise control after familiar Australian collapse      Cache   Translate Page      
Pakistan were heading towards a comprehensive win in the first Test as spin wrecked the inexperienced Australian batting line-up in Dubai.
          Pakistan appoints new head of powerful intelligence agency      Cache   Translate Page      
Pakistan has appointed a new leader for its powerful Inter-Services Intelligence service, which plays a key role in coordinating its foreign policy, including with regard to the war in neighboring … Click to Continue »
          Denim Market Forecasted to Cross $79,211 Million by 2023: P&S Intelligence      Cache   Translate Page      
Denim Market by Product (Jeans, Jackets & Shirts, Dresses), by Segment (Mass Market, Standard, Premium), by Consumer Type (Men, Women, Children), by Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Department Stores, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Online, Exclusive Stores), by Geography (U.S., Canada, Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, China, Japan, India, Philippines, South Korea, Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, South Africa) – Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast, 2013 – 2023 NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the market research report published by P&S Intelligence, global Denim market is […]
          Segments Executive/Specialist - Telenor - Karachi      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor? At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a skilled professional in your chosen field of interest....
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          Channel Planning & Development Executive/Specialist - Telenor - Faisalabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor. The individual can move vertically or horizontally within Telenor. At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a...
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          Circle Planning Specialist - Telenor - Faisalabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor. The individual can move vertically or horizontally within Telenor. At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a...
From Telenor - Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:49:12 GMT - View all Faisalabad jobs
          Assistant Manager Channel Planning & Development - Telenor - Faisalabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor. The individual can move vertically or horizontally within Telenor. At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a...
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          Assistant Manager Circle Planning - Telenor - Faisalabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor? At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a skilled professional in your chosen field of interest....
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          Software Development Specialist - Telenor - Islamabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor. At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a skilled professional in your chosen field of interest....
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          Office 365 Support & Admin Expert - Telenor - Islamabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Telenor GSS Pakistan. Telenor Global Shared Services Pakistan, a Shared Service Centre, is a service provider of IT Solutions and various allied IT and...
From Telenor - Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:49:43 GMT - View all Islamabad jobs
          Cloud Platform Planning Engineer - Telenor - Islamabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor? Responsible for planning technological transformation of Telenor Pakistan network from existing native to SDN/NFVI based...
From Telenor - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:49:40 GMT - View all Islamabad jobs
          GMDM Officer - Telenor - Islamabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Telenor GSS Pakistan. Why should you join Telenor? To work as an integral part of the GMDM team and be part of the overall drive to serve our customers better...
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          PHPSoftware Development Specialist - Telenor - Islamabad      Cache   Translate Page      
Why should you join Telenor. At Telenor Pakistan, we give you the opportunity to become a skilled professional in your chosen field of interest....
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          Risk Officer - Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page      
Make a Verification calls to Telenor Bank`s credit customers. (Pre and Post)....
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          Branch IT Support Executive - Pakistan      Cache   Translate Page      
 Network link management at branch end, and coordination with Network Team Telenor Bank. Make sure connectivity of the branches remains uninterrupted during...
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          Shaista Viscose Embroidered Collection 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Lakhany Embroidered Kurti Collection 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Eshaisha Luxury Formal Suits Collection 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Charizma Sheen Collection Volume I 2018      Cache   Translate Page