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President Poroshenko: March of Independence

The Independence Day has transformed from the official date into the greatest holiday of Ukraine, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko in his speech during the March of Independence in Kyiv.

"Russian aggression has become a catalyst of our unity. We have been completely formed as a single Ukrainian political nation," the Head of State noted.

DESTRUCTION OF FERTILE LAND

Syed Aqeel Hussain

Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations Organizations, has very rightly said: Quote: “Climate change does not respect border; it does not respect who you are – rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call ‘global challenges,’ which require global solidarity.”

China-Iran Opportunity?

By Sherry Rehman 

As the big global strategic picture shifts on its axis, Pakistan has opportunity knocking in two broad gradients, if not more. The only worry is that even if the knocks have woken up Islamabad, is it able to make the pivotal dots connect?

JAPAN - PAKISTAN RELATIONS - LECTURE BY MR. HIROSHI INOMATA

Ambassador of Japan Mr. Hiroshi Inomata delivered a lecture on “Japan-Pakistan Relations and Japan’s Security Policy”  at National Management College in Lahore in June. The lecture throws light on present status of mutual relations in detail. Here this part only is being published to remain focused. The other part that is about Security Policy will be posted later. 

STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CUBA, AT THE CEREMONY TO RE-OPEN THE EMBASSY IN USA

Her Excellency Mrs. Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State;  Officials of the US Government accompanying her;
 
Honorable members of Congress;
 
Esteemed Representatives of the US Organizations, Movements and Institutions who have made huge efforts in favor of the change of the US Cuba policy and the improvement of bilateral relations;
 
Esteemed Representatives of the Organizations and Movements of the patriotic emigration;
 
Distinguished Ambassadors;
 
Comrades of the Cuban Delegation;
 

The far-reaching impact of Axact’s misdeeds

Aftab Arif Siddiqui -The clues were in the name like a juicy riddle — hidden yet blatantly obvious. A business whose activities were immoral and illegitimate.

NALTAR TRAGEDY - SOME POINTS TO BE NOTED

Tazeen Akhtar - Crash of Helicopter in Naltar, Gilgit was an accident, which not only took lives of three ambassadors and two spouses of ambassadors but also raised many questions. First and foremost argument in this respect speaks about the need of such visits that include a large number of personalities who are of high importance.

Is Belarus and Russia's 'brotherly love' coming to an end?

Mikalai Anishchanka in Minsk

The speed with which the Kremlin has become hostile towards its neighbour Ukraine has left many in Belarus fearful of Russian aggression, or even an incursion across their own border.

Throughout his 21-year rule president Alexander Lukashenko has traditionally held close political, economic and military ties with Russia. However he’s also maintained that although the two countries “are like brothers”, Belarus is a separate and autonomous state.

NOT AXACTLY

Arif Nizami

Samuel Johnson, literary titan of the 18th century, once famously said: patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

The Outlook for the New Year

By Paul Craig Roberts-Washington has shaped 2015 to be a year of conflict. The conflict could be intense.

PAKISTAN - MORE OPPORTUNITY THAN DANGER

Dr. Song Jong-hwan -Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1983 the relations between Pakistan and Korea were tepid as there was no visit from the top leadership of Korea in thirty one years. 2014 became an important year. The honorable speaker of National Assembly Mr. Kang Chang-hee led a team of ruling and opposition party parliamentarians to Pakistan on 29-30 January 2014 and Honorable Prime Minister Chung Hongwon visited Pakistan with a large delegation of officials and business people on April 13-16.

Most dastardly act of terrorism

THE most dastardly act of terrorism in army public school Peshawar Tuesday resulting in the martyrdom of move than 132 little angels and injuries to about 245 is a national tragedy which had never been witnessed in the history of the country and for that matter any where in the world.

PAK-INDIA SHARE NOBEL BUT NOT PEACE

Iqbal Khan-The Nobel committee said that it was important that a Muslim and a Hindu, a Pakistani and an Indian, had joined in what it called a common struggle for education and against extremism. Co-recipients of the award belonged to different generations and to two neighbouring countries sternly hostile to each other.

Fall of Dhaka: A Political Fiasco

Khurram Ali Khan-December 16, 1971 is embedded in the history of Pakistan as a ‘black day’. Despite winning liberty unitedly, the first twenty-four years of independence of Pakistan gave rise to surprisingly varied ‘political cyclones’, ensuing from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. Results of elections in 1970 explicitly presented the political polarization that had developed due to incompetence and lack of forbearance of politicians. Yahya Khan‘s mediation for bringing Z.A Bhutto and Sheikh Mujibur Rehman on the same page failed.

India ‘link’ to Raphel fall

K.P.Nayar

A tip from Indian soil which shed new light on how US diplomat Robin Raphel empowered the Taliban may have hastened her downfall in Washington.

Accounts from Raisina Hill, the seat of government in New Delhi and from Chanakyapuri, the capital’s diplomatic enclave, however, indicated that India’s official apparatus was not involved in the tip. The US embassy was behind relaying the information, albeit in the course of routine transmission of material.

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