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Iran looks wearily to China for help as US sanctions resume
Tehran - It's hard not to see China wherever you look in Iran. From Chinese goods flooding markets to its business people eager for deals as Western business interests flee,...
Pakistan to initiate ‘mega projects’ with China, Iran: NA Speaker
Islamabad - National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan would sign agreements with China and Iran for the initiation of mega projects; which would help in stabilising...
China defies US pressure as EU parts ways with Iranian oil
Singapore - China, seeking to skirt US sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country’s crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while European companies such as...
India, China to jointly train Afghan Diplomats from October
Kabul - India and China will jointly train Afghan diplomats from October this year. A high-level official in the Indian government has said that  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his...
Afghanistan disappointed by scale of China-India infrastructure project in country
New Delhi - India has conceded to China’s request to jointly implement a limited “capacity building” project in Afghanistan instead of a large-scale venture in the infrastructure or energy sectors,...
China to continue cooperation with Iran on JCPOA
Tehran - It is China's clear policy to continue cooperation with Iran within the nuclear deal framework, the Chinese envoy to Tehran said, IRNA reported. 'Certainly we continue to support...
China, EU can join hands on infrastructure plans
Beijing - The European Commission came up with a new connectivity strategy on Wednesday that seeks to improve transport, energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia. While the approach is...
EU, China experts defend liberalized trade
Geneva - A number of experts and former government officials from the European Union and China stressed on Wednesday that they should find a way to safeguard and improve the...
EU officials clash with Chinese firm on drug factory inspection
London - European medicines regulators have issued a notice that an ingredient for a generic brain cancer drug made in China does not meet manufacturing standards, after inspectors were refused...
India, China to jointly train Afghan Diplomats from October
Kabul - India and China will jointly train Afghan diplomats from October this year. A high-level official in the Indian government has said that  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his...
India, China embroiled in world’s largest real estate dispute won’t end: Ex-foreign Secy
New Delhi - Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has delinked Chinese transgressions and infrastructure buildup along the border and called it a case of “action-reaction.” Jaishankar told a committee on...
India tells UN China-Pakistan economic corridor violates India’s territorial integrity
New Delhi - India raised the issue of Pakistan and China violating India's territorial integrity at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ambassador Virander Paul, Deputy...
US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons
Washington - The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its...
China’s Xi calls for closer ties with Russia amid rising protectionism
Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping wants more investment projects with neighboring Russia, at a time when the world is facing rising protectionism. Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in...
Russia, China agree to reduce use of dollar in trade
Vladivostok - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Moscow and Beijing plan to use their own national currencies more often in trade deals as Russia’s relations with the West deteriorate....
EU’s push for WTO reforms may hurt India
Geneva - India could lose special and differential flexibilities, including the consensus principle for making new rules, at the World Trade Organization (WTO), if the European Union (EU) and a...
India weighs comprehensive data privacy bill, similar to EU’s GDPR
New Delhi - A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more...
EU Parliament issues fresh document on Kashmir
Kashmir - The European Parliament (EU) has issued a fresh document on Kashmir that contains history of Kashmir dispute, its damaging impact on the development in South Asia, UN resolutions,...
Afghan envoy to India resigns during Ghani’s visit
New Delhi - Afghanistan’s ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, resigned on Wednesday during an official visit by President Ashraf Ghani to the South Asian country. Abdali handed his resignation...
India, China to jointly train Afghan Diplomats from October
Kabul - India and China will jointly train Afghan diplomats from October this year. A high-level official in the Indian government has said that  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his...
Afghanistan disappointed by scale of China-India infrastructure project in country
New Delhi - India has conceded to China’s request to jointly implement a limited “capacity building” project in Afghanistan instead of a large-scale venture in the infrastructure or energy sectors,...
Iran left with just 2 oil clients in India after firm cancels imports
Tehran - Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United States against Iran go into effect, three...
India’s Iran, Russia deals not likely to scuttle better US-India ties
Washington - U.S. pressure on India to halt oil imports from Iran and shelve major defense purchases from Russia, countries that New Delhi sees as regional allies, will feature prominently...
India crude imports from Iran increase 48 percent
Tehran - India’s Ministry of Petroleum has announced that crude imports from Iran witnessed a massive jump this June in comparison to last year, disproving reports published by global research...
China supports Pakistan thru dev projects in multiple avenues: Yao Jing
Beijing - A very graceful ceremony on the River Closure was held for 720MW Karot Hydropower Project at the site of Karot Project. The Project is located on Jhelum River...
Academia is to play an important role in CPEC
Islamabad - Higher education institutions can play a major role in reaping real benefits of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by bridging a gap in language and cultural sector of both the...
Market likely to gain on Saudi interest in CPEC
Islamabad - The market is likely to score fresh gains on Saudi interest to invest in Pakistan, however, concerns about unaddressed economic challenges may push foreign investors to the sidelines,...
Governor for boosting ties with EU, other countries
Lahore - Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said Pakistan is a peaceful country which has rendered invaluable sacrifices for peace in the region. Pakistan intends to achieve its economic...
Pakistan, EU to strengthen trade, economic ties
Islamabad - Pakistan and the European Union have agreed to strengthen their trade and economic ties. The agreement came at a meeting between National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar and a...
Pakistan unlikely to sign trade deal with Eurasian bloc
Brussels -  Pakistan may be unable to sign a trade deal with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) – the Russia-dominated bloc – as it struggles to discover new markets following...
India-Pakistan trade may rise to $37bln if barriers lifted: WB
New Delhi - India and Pakistan can increase their trade volume from the present $2 billion to $37 billion if both countries do away with artificial trade barriers, a World...
India tells UN China-Pakistan economic corridor violates India’s territorial integrity
New Delhi - India raised the issue of Pakistan and China violating India's territorial integrity at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ambassador Virander Paul, Deputy...
Pakistan’s Military has reached out to India for talks
New York - Concerned about Pakistan’s international isolation and faltering economy, the country’s powerful military has quietly reached out to its archrival India about resuming peace talks, but the response...
Iran-Pakistan non-oil trade hits 642 mln USD in 5 months
Tehran - Iran and Pakistan traded 1.27 million tons of non-oil commodities worth 642.63 million U.S. dollars from March 21 to Aug. 22, Eghtesad online news website reported on Monday....
Greater cooperation needed b/w Pakistan, Iran in energy, petroleum sectors: Sarwar
Tehran - Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan has called for greater cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in areas of energy and petroleum. He was talking to...
Pakistan to enhance economic ties with Iran
Iran - Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs (EAD) Asad Umar said Pakistan is committed to enhance economic ties with Iran and remove the trade barriers. He made the...
Russia awards National Honor to Pakistani soldiers who rescued mountaineer
Islamabad - Back in July, a team of Pakistan Army rescued a Russian mountaineer, Alexander Gukov, stranded on the Latok 1 mountain peak of the Karakoram Range. For Pakistan Army...
Russia to help improve Pak railways system, revive Pakistan steel
Moscow - Federal Minister for Railways, Sheikh Rashid has said that Russia is showing its willingness to assist Pakistan to improve railways system in the country. The federal minister said he...
$10b Pak-Russia offshore gas pipeline deal under negotiations
Islamabad - Bilateral negotiations are in progress to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an offshore pipeline deal, aimed at supplying gas to Pakistan with $10 billion investment from...

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