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BLF November 2018 Report:13 attacks against Pakistani forces.more than 39 military personnel were killed

BLF November 2018 Report:13 attacks against Pakistani forces.more than 39 military personnel were killed   Gwahram Baloch, the spokesperson of Balochistan Liberation Front issuing the report of armed activities against Pakistani forces, said that During the month of November BLF fighters carried out 13 attacks against Pakistani forces. In these attacks more than 39 military personnel were killed and dozens injured. 3 army vehicles were destroyed.   Balochistan Liberation Front armed activists against Pakistani force: November 2018 Report   07 November 2018 – Pakistani military tried to surround BLF fighters in Mazan Band area of Dasht, district Kech, Balochistan. BLF fighters successfully defeated Pakistani military which resulted killing 3 Pakistani military personnel and several injured.   08 November 2018 – Planted a landmine at a military check-point located in Kolwah area of, district Awaran, Balochistan. As two of the military personnel entered the check point the landm

Top engineer discloses how China deals with foreign intelligence-backed cyberattacks

By Guo Yuandan Source:Global Times Published: 2018/12/9 18:57:04 Staff monitor developments at their work stations at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, Tuesday. Photo: AFP In recent years, without factual basis, some Western countries accused Chinese individuals or groups of conducting cyberattacks in an attempt to steal commercial and military secrets from other countries.  The most recent example is the Marriott data breach that affected 500 million guests' information. In a recent article, Reuters cited unnamed sources as saying that China is the lead suspect in the case. In reality, China has always been a victim of cyber attacks. The Global Times (GT) interviewed Xiao Xinguang (Xiao), the chief technical architect of Beijing-based Antiy Labs, on the cyber threats China has been facing in recent years.  Antiy Labs provides antivirus solutions to clients with high security needs such as China's cyberspace affairs

China’s fishing fleet a militia force

By:  Frances Mangosing  - Reporter /  @FMangosingINQ  / 05:31 AM December 10, 2018 This satellite photo taken in August 2018 shows Zamora (Subi) Reef with fishing boats inside the lagoon. ASIA MARITIME TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE The naval and Coast Guard vessels of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have consistently drawn attention in the heavily disputed South China Sea, especially with the completion of military bases on artificial islands that China has built on Philippine-claimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago. What has not often drawn attention is the presence in the region of China’s maritime militia. ADVERTISEMENT While the vessels look like fishing boats, they should not be taken lightly, said Gregory Poling, director of Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. GLOBALNATION Why China’s ‘fishing fleet’ in the South China Sea is a cause for concern GLOBALNATION Body of Filipina

How China Is Reviving The Silk Road By Buying Ports In The Mediterranean

Annalisa Girardi Contributor Policy I write about the complex scenario of Italian politics and society Trieste, Northen Italy.GETTY The Silk Road has connected East and West for centuries, and China is about to bring it back to life, investing billions of dollars to improve trade relationships. Beijing is literally building its way to European markets by flowing capital in the construction of a network of infrastructures that will grant the transfer of Chinese goods all over the Old World as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Throughout history, the Mediterranean has always been the center of trade routes, a connecting place where cargos, cultures and people met: one port in the north of the  Mare Nostrum  is now at the center of Beijing’s interests for its geographic position, its connectivity with the rest of Europe and its strategic spot in the supply chain. It is the port of Trieste, northern Italy. The seaport city, once part of the Hapsburg Empire, lies by the Ita

Western route to be completed under CPEC: spokesman

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform Saturday said that the Western Route is part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and it would be completed as soon as possible to ensure uplift of the less developed areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Referring to an article titled “Western route not part of CPEC", published in a section of press, the spokesman of the Ministry said that the statement is completely incorrect, baseless and wrongly attributed to the Minister for Planning, Development and Reform. Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar has time and again stated on different forums that Western route is part of CPEC and contracting Chinese financing for the Western route project ‘Up-gradation of D. I. Khan (Yarik) - Zhob, Phase-I (210 km)’ is one of the important deliverables for the next Joint Cooperation Committee of CPEC, scheduled to be held in the 3rd week of this month, he told. As per the approved plan

PN celebrates 60th Gwadar Day

By  Our Correspondent PHOTO: EXPRESS KARACHI.:  Pakistan Navy celebrated 60th Gwadar Day with zeal and fervor on Saturday. Various ceremonies were held in Gwadar under the auspices of Pakistan Navy to celebrate the day and to rejuvenate the spirit of nationalism amongst the local populace. The main ceremony of the day was held at PN establishment PNS Akram where former naval chief Iftikhar Ahmed Sirohey was the chief guest. Flag hoisting ceremony was held at PNS Akram followed by boat race, boat rallies and friendly football matches amongst the locals under the auspices of Pakistan Navy. CM pitches Gwadar as gateway to Central Asia The celebrations were aimed at revival of history among locals, creating healthy environment and enhancement of national harmony among various local communities. Gwadar Day is celebrated on December 8th every year to mark annexation of Gwadar with Pakistan in 1958. Gwadar was in possession of Oman since 1783 and was formally handed over to Pakistan

Drought warning for Sindh and Balochistan

December 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) National Drought Monitoring Centre has released its third drought warning for the year. READ MORE:  UK's May warns of ‘uncharted waters’ ahead of key Brexit vote According to a notification by the Met Office, below normal rainfall has been recorded over most of the southern parts of the country while major rainfall deficit was experienced in the province of Sindh (-71.9 per cent), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (-46.9 per cent) and Balochistan (-44.2 per cent) during the months of June to November. About 19 districts of Sindh and 11 districts of Balochistan are facing moderate to severe drought, the notification further said. Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin, Larkana, Sanghar, Dadu, Mityari, Shaheed Benzairabad, Mohenjodaro, Tharparkar, Jacobabad, Padidan, Thatta, Jamshoro, Qambar Shadadkot, Umerkot, Rohri, Khairpur and Sajwal are facing drought in Sindh. In Balochistan, Quetta, Mastung, Gwadar, Awaran, Kech, Panjgur,

Trucks carrying marble attacked in Noshki, BRA claims responsibility

December 9, 2018 Trucks carrying marble were attacked by armed assailants near Noshki last night. According to the details received by the Balochistan Post, Marble trucks were attacked by armed men when they were carrying marble from Noshki district. The trucks were attacked on RCD highway near Kili Jan Baig area of Noshki district. As the result of firing, the driver sustained bullet injuries, who later succumbed to his wounds. Truck driver was identified as Abdul Ghafoor S/O Muhammad Hashim, a resident of Dedar area of Noshki district. Balochistan has witnessed a decade-long insurgency for the independence of the region. Militants often target army check-posts and projects that were set-up for the exploration of natural resources. Baloch Republican Army, an insurgent group in Balochistan, claimed responsibility for the attack on trucks. “We had warned the company to stop exploitation of Baloch resources. They export marble to Punjab and then to foreign countries”, said Sarba

Belt and Road Initiative inspires Algeria to modernize transport logistics platforms

ALGIERS, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will prompt Algeria to increase and upgrade its transport logistics platforms to benefit from the expected growing traffic from global trade, said experts and authorities Saturday. The initiative was in the center of discussions at the Third International Symposium on Trans Logistics, Transit and Storage of Goods opened Saturday in the Algerian capital city of Algiers. Experts and authorities at the meeting agreed that the main challenges confronting Algeria after joining the initiative are speeding up the process of developing and modernizing transport logistics platforms and reducing transport costs of goods to make them more competitive in foreign markets. In his opening notes at the conference, Algerian Transport and Public Works Minister, Abdelghani Zalene, said that the Algerian government has engaged in building more transport logistics platforms, using the huge investments in infrastructures, equipment

One Belt, One Road, One Big Mistake

China’s signature foreign-policy project is a failure that the U.S. shouldn’t copy. BY  TANNER GREER  | DECEMBER 6, 2018, 3:29 PM Chinese President Xi Jinping, Papua New Guinea's Governor-General Bob Dadae, and Papua New Guinea's Chief of Defense Gilbert Toropo attend a welcome ceremony for Xi's state visit in Port Moresby on Nov. 16. (David Gray/AFP/Getty Images)  The headlines coming out of this year’s APEC conference in Papua New Guinea focused on the conflict between America and China that kept the forum from issuing a joint communiqué. Less noticed were two short memorandums released on the sidelines of the conference by the island nations of Vanuatu and Tonga. In return for renegotiating existing debt, both agreed to become the newest participants—following other Pacific nations like Papua New Guinea and Fiji—in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign-policy venture, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). As Xi’s trillion-dollar development strategy has sn

Balochistan: Pakistani forces have abducted nearly a dozen people in one week.

9 Dec 2018 (From news desk Baloch Warna) QUETTA: Pakistani security forces – FC, Army, Intelligence agencies – have abducted nearly a dozen Baloch from different areas of Balochistan in a short span of one week period. According to details, Pakistani forces have abducted a Baloch youth from Chagai district of Balochistan Wednesday 7th of December. The victim who was a student of Degree College Quetta who has been named as Mohammed Asif son Haji Deen Mohammed resident of Killi Khuda-e-Rahim, Dalbandin. Another man has also been abducted from Noshki city on the same day – Friday 7 December. The victim has been identified as Fida Muhammad son of Sultan Muhammad Mengal, a resident of Badal Karez village in Noshki district of Balochistan. Earlier on December 5, 2018, many Baloch youth were abducted from Balochistan’s district Khuzdar. According to details Pakistani forces raided different area of Khuzdar including Chamrok and arrested Amir Zehri son of Sarwar Zehri. He has been shi

Loralai: Students protest for the release of missing persons

- December 9, 20180 From News disk of (The Balochistan Post) brought to you by (Current Balochistan) Students protested against the enforced disappearances of BSO members According to details received by The Balochistan Post, students of Laralai district of Balochistan protested today for safe release of students recently abducted from Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan. Protesters were carrying banners and chanting slogans for the safe release of the members of ‘Baloch Students Organization’ BSO. It’s pertinent to mention that chairman of BSO, Zareef Rind, Secretary General Changez Baloch and Information secretary Aurangzaib Baloch went missing after allegedly being picked up by personnel of Pakistan’s secret agencies on Wednesday 5 December. Their senior joint secretary Jiand Baloch was already missing after he was picked up along with his father and brother during a raid at their house in Quetta on 30 November. BSO had called for a protest rally on 5 December in Quetta