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BOOK: A Baloch Militant in Delhi

Description Balochistan, the largest province in Pakistan, has been ravaged by militancy for more than six decades.  Even as the secessionists demand complete freedom from Pakistan, India has been accused by its neighbour of fomenting terrorism in the country.  A Baloch Militant in Delhi is a thrilling account of a ‘secret’ meeting between the author and a militant in the heart of the Indian capital. Even as the Baloch speaks about freedom, hate, personal tragedies, militancy, and loss, in the end, all he yearns for is peace, and a home in the mountains. Click to buy

Current Balochistan: Conflict updates from the Ground

15/July/2018 KUZDAR In 2015 pakistani army forcfully abducted Zahid S/O Abdul aziz from kuzdar ,, According to recent updates today after 3 years he was released and reached his home. 15/July/2018 MASHKEY According to recent updates today pakistani army started a military operation in different areas of  awaran, further updates Are expected soon . 16/July/2018 MAND Brutalitise of Pakistani army are increasing day by day ,Pakistani forces abducted 3 brothers from Goburd, Mand ,namely  Arif , Asif, Hammal S/O Ahmed Murad. 16/July/2018 PANJGUR According to recent updates Unknown man attacked on military checkpost in kilkour , A area of panjgur . According to residents the attack was carried with rockets and automatic weapons ,Losses might occured to occupying army. 16/July/2018 AWARAN Today pakistani army stated that our Forces have killed Four armed mens in awaran And declared them as Baloch freedom fighters . According to residents of awaran this isnt first that pakista

Duterte needs Trump to counter Chinese naval threat

Philippines president's Beijing-friendly approach must not compromise maritime security Richard Heydarian July 17, 2018 07:00 JST Despite some improvement in U.S.-Philippine relations after President Donald Trump took office, the countries need closer collaboration to contain China's influence.   © Reuters President Donald Trump may have alienated allies across Asia but he has, at least, arrested a downward spiral in bilateral relations between the U.S. and the Philippines. By openly embracing strongmen like Rodrigo Duterte, he has given the Philippines president a prop at a time when other traditional partners, notably in Europe, are holding their noses at his human rights record. However, despite the Trump-Duterte bromance, what was once considered, in Manila, as a special and sacred partnership has now been totally transformed into an arms-length relationship. It is a largely transactional arrangement that can be strained at any time by the two mercurial leaders in Was

Gwadar Port, Where Chinese And Pakistani Ambitions Meet

Gwadar, Pakistan -  umairadeeb        Emmanuel Derville LE FIGARO 2018-07-16 English edition •  WORLDCRUNCH GWADAR  — Landing at Gwadar International Airport is a bit like landing on the moon. The tarmac lies in the middle of a desert, and there's no other aircraft in sight except for a C-130 from the  United Arab Emirates  Air Force. The place seems all but abandoned. In the area around the airport, houses under construction are scattered among dunes and bushes. Closer to the center of Gwadar, sand tracks run between the houses. This port city in the province of Balochistan on the Arabian Sea, is one of  Pakistan 's poorest. The population lives on fishing. The beach from which the boats leave is covered with garbage, wrapped in a putrid smell. But, like a mirage out of nowhere, a gigantic billboard for a real estate project announces the future: "Gwadar Green Palms housing project," the poster proclaims, showing glass towers sparkling in the middle of the ni

Make no mistake, China's Belt and Road initiative is a huge opportunity

There is a sense that the BRI is more than just bricks and mortar, that it is about more than economic gains.  It is a '21st century reimagining of historical trading roads', writes Sholto Byrnes Sholto Byrnes July 16, 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping with other world leaders at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. Jorge Silva / AP Who will provide global leadership, facilitate trade and growth and contribute to new norms and rules in the coming decades? When it comes to the Eurasian continent, it is obvious that a great power is rising (or, more correctly, that an old power has risen again). And while it will be accompanied by many partners, it is that one country whose trajectory will be most important to making “the Asian century” a success for all – China. One of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature policies towards that end is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which combines a land “economic belt” and a “maritime silk road” that will link China with Southeast,

Xi: China willing to boost cooperation with World Bank under Belt and Road

CGTN China is willing to increase cooperation with the World Bank under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday while meeting with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China boasts good long-term cooperation with the World Bank and always appreciates the World Bank's active support for the initiative and its recent efforts made to promote capital increase and equity reform, said Xi. "The World Bank is an important force in maintaining multilateralism and economic globalization." Xi pointed out that China is willing to deepen its global development partnership with the World Bank, jointly promote trade and sustainable development, and build a community of shared future for mankind. "The world today is a global village. Despite the constant appearance of unilateralism and protectionism, the blended interests and shared destiny of different countries and economic globalizati

Silk Road" symphonic concert held in Tunisia

TUNIS, July 17 (Xinhua) -- A symphonic concert, with the theme of "Silk Road," was performed Monday night in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Held at the ruins of Antonin baths, part of the archaeological site of Carthage, this open-air concert attracted over 300 audience. Tunisian Symphonic Orchestra directed by a Spanish maestro, and artists from China, Tunisia and Mongolia, offered this musical journey to the audience, who enjoyed the cultural exchanges under the breeze from Mediterranean. This "Silk Road" symphonic concert in Tunisia is regarded as a good expression of China's willingness to develop good relations with Mediterranean countries, the organizers said in a statement. Tunisian Culture Minister Mohamed Zine El-Abidine, also presented at the concert, said China's Belt and Road Initiative is a strategic project, resulting from a profound reflection on culture, within the process of deepening the dialogue between nations and civilizations. El-Abid

Why Pakistan Army chief attended slain Baloch leader Siraj Raisani’s funeral

The Mastung attack was the deadliest to hit the province in the last several years and it left at least 148 people dead. Written by  Nirupama Subramanian  | Chandigarh |Updated: July 17, 2018 9:01:22 am Baloch leader Siraj Raisani was killed in a suicide attack that ripped through his rally last Friday. (Source: Facebook) Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, who was killed in the Mastung bomb blast last Friday, was hailed by Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as a “soldier of Pakistan” whose sacrifice the country would never forget. Major Gen Asif Ghafoor, head of Inter Services Public Relations, quoted Bajwa describing Raisani as a “die hard brave patriot Pakistani who shall be remembered for his commitment and contributions”. It is not a label that the Pakistan Army has given to any other Baloch, not even to Mir Jam Mohammed Yousaf, who was Pervez Musharraf’s hand-picked chief minister for Balochistan and belonged to a family of staunch Pakistan loyalists, an