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On 11 November in Asian history

1921-11-11 Naval conference

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 11, 2017

1636: Birth of Yan Ruoqu, great Chinese scholar who died on July 9, 1704
http://sussle.org/t/Yan_Ruoqu
http://www.ovguide.com/yan-ruoqu-9202a8c04000641f80000000007585d3

1675: Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, 9th sikh guru, is beheaded, born on April 1,  1621
http://www.theworldofgurunanak.com/guru-teg-bahadur-ji.html
http://www.patshahi10.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=256:who-killed-guru-tegh-bahadur&catid=34:english&Itemid=63
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjGayRu7TQ

1743: In now Indonesia,  Pakubuwono II gives to Dutch VOC Surabaya, Rembang, Jepara and claims to eastern most Java and West Madura. VOC receives a say in court appointment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta_Sunanate

Pakubuwono-II
1750: Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_riot_of_1750

1763: Death of Jean-François Dupleix, former governor general of the French Establishment in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fran%C3%A7ois_Dupleix

1858 : Birth of Martin Teofilo Delgado, Filipino revolutionary general, who died on November 12, 1918
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1340/today-in-philippine-history-november-11-1858-martin-teofilo-delgado-was-born-in-santa-barbara-Iloilo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mart%C3%ADn_Te%C3%B3filo_Delgado

1865: Treaty of Sinchula in which Bhutan gives up the areas east of the Teesta river to the British East India Company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan_War

1866: Bombing of Seoul by the French fleet of Admiral Roze, but the city is not taken (See 16 October)
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/French_Campaign_against_Korea,_1866

1873: Dutch invade Aceh again, and maintain their positions, but would sustain heavy losses due to  disease

1888: Birth of Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed, Muslim scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement, who died on February 22, 1958
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/5.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11th-november-1888-abul-kalam-azad-leader-of-independence-movement-was-born

1896 : In the Philippines, end of the two-days Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Binakayan-Dalahican
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/binakayan.htm

1911: Yuan Shikai, succedes Prince Qing as Prime Minister of the Chinese Imperial Cabinet

1913: Birth of Sun Yun-suan, Prime Minister of the Republic of China (1978-1984) who, died on February 15, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

1921: Opening of Washington Naval Conference between Britain, France, Japan and United States for discussions of issues in the Pacific and Far East (up to February 1922)
http://totallyhistory.com/washington-naval-conference/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1921.htm

1921-11-11 Naval conference

1926: Birth of Johnny Walker, Indian actor who died on July 29, 2003
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907888/bio

1936 Birth of Mala Sinha, Nepali Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mala_Sinha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBgk0Ho0xkk

1939:Death of Murakami Kagaku, Japanese painter, born on July 3, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagaku_Murakami
http://clocktower.org/show/acaw-09-the-life-and-work-of-murakami-kagaku-1889-1939
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Murakami+Kagaku&rlz=1C2EODB_enFR584FR584&biw=1366&bih=600&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=KC1hVILgN87haOmGgvAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Murakami Kagatu 2

1941: Birth of Shunsuke Ikeda, Japanese actor who died on June 11, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Ikeda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es9s-OhvmZk

1945: in Indonesia, Sutan Sjahrir moves a proposal through KNIP to take powers away from the President and transfer them to a Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The effect is to make Sukarno’s position less powerful for a while
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1949: The Chinese PLA air forces are founded
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-intro.htm

1952: Birth of Ho Lily, Taiwanese actress
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=1818
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/ho_lily.htm

1955: Birth of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, king of Bhutan (1972-2006)
http://www.raonline.ch/pages/bt/visin/bt_royalfam01b.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Singye_Wangchuck

1960: A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_South_Vietnamese_coup_attempt

1960-11-11 Failed coup

1967: One more time, US president Lyndon Johnson says he is ready to meet North Vietnam leaders

1967: During the Vietnam War, in a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to « new left » antiwar activist Tom Hayden
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-release-u-s-prisoners-of-war

1968: Biginning of Operation Commando Hunt. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail throught Laos into South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-commando-hunt-commences
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Commando_Hunt

1968: Failed assassination attack against Ayub Khan, head of state of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayub_Khan

1968: Second Republic is declared in the Maldives under the presidency of Ibrahim Nasir, elected indirectly to a four-year presidential term by the Majlis (legislature)
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_nasir.shtml

1972: The huge American military base of Long Bing is given to South Vietnam authorities. End  of the direct engagement of the USA in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/long-binh-base-turned-over-to-south-vietnam

1977: Kriangsak Chomanan is sworn in as Thai prime minister, up to March 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chamanan

1977: Prime Minister Pham Van Dong issued Resolution 297 severely restricting religious practices in Vietnam and allowing the government to confiscate church properties and to forbid the « spread of superstitions. »

1977: Death of Abraham Sarmiento jr, Filipino journalist and activist while in prison, born on June 5, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=17115268

1978: The tragedy of the 2500 boat people on Haï Hong ship who are denied to shore on Malaysia is revealed
http://cyusof.blogspot.com/2008/10/hai-hong-saga.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFny5Kh6qo

1978: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is elected president of the Maldives succeeding Ibramim Nasir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maumoon_Abdul_Gayoom

1980 : Death of Binod Behari Mukherjee, Bengali painter and muralist, born on February 7, 1904
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=binod-bihari-mukherjee
http://www.artnewsnviews.com/view-article.php?article=benodebehari-mukherjee-a-recluse-and-the-centenary-show&iid=16&articleid=352
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Binod+Bihari+Mukherjee&biw=1255&bih=550&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipv8CG-p7QAhXM2RoKHSyRDMsQ_AUIBygC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPIRjOZ02nI

1983: President Reagan becomes the first US president to address Japanese legislature
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1983/111183a.htm

1983-11-14 Reagan Hirohito

2001: Theys Eluay, leader of the independence movement for Papua (Irian Jaya), is found dead in a town east of Jayapura. Several military officers will be later arrested for the murder
http://www.insideindonesia.org/weekly-articles/the-life-and-death-of-theys-eluay

2008: A closed court Myanmar sentence at least 11 dissidents involved in last year’s pro-democracy protests to 65 years each in prison
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/11/2008111135316716782.html
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/11/11/burmese-blogger-nay-phone-latt-sentenced-to-twenty-years-and-six-months/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7721271.stm

2008: Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan’s president, is detained after being questioned about a money-laundering case

2008-11-11 Chen arrested

2008: Mohamed Nasheed is sworn in as the 4th president of the Maldives, succeeding Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7721335.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLmP40gYH7c

2009: Death of Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader, born in 1919
http://pd.cpim.org/2009/1213_pd/12132009_4.html

 

Holidays and observances

South Korea : Pepero Day

Maldives : Republic Day (1968)

Bhutan: Birthday of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

Pakistan home affairs & society

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11 NOVEMBER 2017

Pervez Musharraf forms ‘grand alliance’ of 23 political parties

The grand alliance named Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) will be headed by 74-year-old Musharraf, while Iqbal Dar has been appointed as Secretary General
http://www.freepressjournal.in/world/pervez-musharraf-forms-grand-alliance-of-23-political-parties/1168747

19 OCTOBER 2017

Pakistani court indicts ousted PM Sharif and his family members

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistani-court-indicts-ousted-pm-sharif-and-his-family-members-11481
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/207/170/228/1508414929686.html

8 OCTOBER 2017

Who killed former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto?

Ten years ago Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan to run in elections. Within two months a suicide attack had killed her but authorities are no closer to catching her killers
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/who-killed-former-pakistan-prime-minister-benazir-bhutto-1.665423

3 OCTOBER 2017

Pakistan’s disgraced ex-PM Nawaz Sharif re-elected head of ruling party

Pakistan’s ruling party on Tuesday re-elected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader, saying he was “back with full force”, a day after using its parliamentary majority to amend a law to allow him to re-take the job
http://nation.com.pk/national/03-Oct-2017/nawaz-sharif-reelected-as-pml-n-s-president-unopposed
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/03/nawaz-sharif-re-elected-pml-n-president/

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

Nawaz Sharif’s party clinches local election victory in Pakistan

The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has captured his parliamentary seat with a reduced majority in a by-election
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/18/nawaz-sharifs-party-clinches-local-election-victory-in-pakistan
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-s-ruling-party-wins-close-parliamentary-race-1.2092021
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/230749-Nawaz-defeats-Imran

31 AUGUST 2017

A Pakistan’s  anti-terrorism court (ATC) verdict in the Benazir Bhutto murder case acquits five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects and 17-year imprisonment for two police officials

A special anti-terrorism court has sentenced two senior police officers to 17 years in prison in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, nine years, eight months and three days after the assassination
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1495869/benazir-murder-case-five-accused-acquitted-two-police-officers-sentenced-17-years-prison/
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/musharraf-declared-fugitive-in-benazir-murder-case-party-shocked-1.2083246
https://www.dawn.com/news/1355153/benazir-murder-case-atc-acquits-5-accused-declares-musharraf-an-absconder

26 AUGUST 2017

Pakistan’s population tops 207 million, census shows

Pakistan’s government says results from a recently conducted national census show the country’s population has risen to 207.7 million
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/society/181473-pakistans-population-tops-207-million-census-shows
http://nation.com.pk/national/26-Aug-2017/pakistan-population-soars-to-208-million

14 AUGUST 2017

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, huge flag, air show

Pakistan on Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with a patriotic display including a giant flag and a show of air power, as the military’s top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-marks-independence-with-fireworks-huge-flag-air-show-1.2074067
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1480831/nation-celebrates-71st-independence-day/
https://www.dawn.com/news/1351502/flag-hoisting-ceremony-in-capital-marks-pakistans-independence-day

10 AUGUST 2017

Ruth Pfau: Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ dies aged 87

Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and has been described as the country’s Mother Teresa, has died in Karachi aged 87
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40886234
https://www.dawn.com/news/1338320
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1477955/pakistani-lepers-messiah-dr-ruth-pfau-passes-away/

9 AUGUST 2017

Former Pakistan PM Sharif launches defiant procession

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led a defiant procession Wednesday (Aug 9) to his party’s stronghold in the eastern city of Lahore as thousands rallied along the route, weeks after he was deposed by the Supreme Court
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/former-pakistan-pm-sharif-launches-defiant-procession-9109042
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1477320/live-nawaz-leaves-camp-office-islamabad-kicks-off-homegoing-rally/
https://www.dawn.com/news/1350536/homecoming-nawaz-motorcade-enters-rawalpindi

1st August 2017

Pakistan elects Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as interim prime minister

Former petroleum minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has been elected as Pakistan’s interim prime minister. Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz is expected to take over in September and continue until the 2018 election
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-elects-shahid-khaqan-abbasi-as-interim-prime-minister/a-39916323
https://www.dawn.com/news/1348953/shahid-khaqan-abbasi-sworn-in-as-prime-minister-of-pakistan
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/01/530385/Pakistan-premier-election-Abbasi

28 JULY 2017

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns after being disqualified from office

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned Friday after he was disqualified from office by the country’s Supreme Court
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/28/asia/nawaz-sharif-disqualified-from-office/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/supreme-court-disqualifies-nawaz-sharif-170728055818531.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1348191/nawaz-sharif-steps-down-as-pm-after-scs-disqualification-verdict

7 JULY 2017

Pakistan welcomes the UNSC’s decision to sanction Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter militant group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group

Pakistan’s foreign ministry has praised the United Nations for imposing sanctions on a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, which is linked to deadly attacks in the country
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-07-08-27-10
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1452523/pakistan-welcomes-un-decision-sanction-jamaatul-ahrar/

19 JUNE 2017

Journalists in Pakistan under fire from many sides

In addition to attacks from militants or criminals, Pakistani journalists are also facing threats from government agencies or the military itself
http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Jun-2017/journalists-in-pakistan-under-fire-from-many-sides

10 JUNE 2017

Court in Pakistan sentences man to death for ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post

A 30-year-old Muslim man has been sentenced to death for posting “blasphemous” content on Facebook in Pakistan
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/shia-muslim-man-sentenced-death-pakistan-court-blasphemy-facebook-guilty-a7784336.html
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistans-alarming-social-media-death-sentence/a-39198406
https://www.dawn.com/news/1149558/the-untold-story-of-pakistans-blasphemy-law

11 MAY 2017

DawnLeaks: Pakistani PM Sharif ‘forces’ powerful military to back off

The Pakistani army has recanted its statement about « Dawn Leaks » civilian-military rift that purportedly undermined the premier’s authority. Pro-democracy groups say it’s a rare victory for Sharif over the army generals
http://www.dw.com/en/dawnleaks-pakistani-pm-sharif-forces-powerful-military-to-back-off/a-38797365
http://nation.com.pk/blogs/11-May-2017/dawn-leaks-had-absolutely-nothing-to-do-with-national-security

20 APRIL 2017

Pakistan’s top court rejects call to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday (April 20)  ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition and it ordered further investigations
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/pakistan-supreme-court-rules-insufficient-evidence-to-remove-prime-minister-nawaz
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistans-panama-papers-ruling-is-a-win-for-everyone/a-38513759
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/199752-Full-text-of-Panama-case-verdict

11 APRIL 2017

Malala to become youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been named the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace, with a special focus on girls’ education
http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/110359/malala-to-become-youngest-un-messenger-of-peace
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/11/asia/malala-un-messenger-of-peace/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-un-peace-messenger-malala-will-promote-girls-education/2017/04/10/cae6c176-1e32-11e7-bb59-a74ccaf1d02f_story.html

3 MARCH 2017

Pakistan will conduct its first census in 19 years in March

ast-growing Pakistan will conduct its first census in 19 years in March, the statistics bureau said on Thursday, hoping to end years of wrangling by politicians concerned about how a survey would affect the make-up of their local electorates
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/with-rocketing-population-pakistan-to-conduct-first-census-in-19-years-1.1987677

16 FEBRUARY 2017

Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 83

An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 83 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2071708/islamic-state-suicide-bombing-pakistan-shrine-kills-75
http://www.euronews.com/2017/02/17/pakistan-suicide-bombing-in-religious-shrine-kills-at-least-72-including
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1329815/attack-sehwans-heart/

31 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan cracks down on group linked to 2008 Mumbai attacks

Pakistani authorities have put Hafiz Saeed, a firebrand cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, under house arrest. Experts say this might be due to the pressure from the new US administration on Islamabad
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-cracks-down-on-group-linked-to-2008-mumbai-attacks/a-37343092
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38803746
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1312687/india-urges-credible-crackdown-following-hafiz-saeeds-detention/

12 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan’s Missing Human Rights Activists

Five activists have disappeared in recent weeks, including poet Salman Haider
http://thediplomat.com/2017/01/pakistans-missing-human-rights-activists/

7 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan’s military courts: What did they achieve?

A Pakistani law allowing military courts to try civilians on terror charges has expired. It’s unclear if the government will extend the law, after criticism of the courts’ legality and of their failure to curb terrorism
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistans-military-courts-what-did-they-achieve/a-37049690

3 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan muddles along

Pakistan has endured over a decade of political discord, security crises and prolonged military rule. In 2016, the fragile civilian-led government experienced both setbacks and successes following this legacy of instability
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/01/03/pakistan-muddles-along/

26 DECEMBER 2016

Pakistan has moved beyond Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto’s murder – nine years ago on December 27 – has remained a mystery. But it is clear that her Pakistan People’s Party is no longer a big force in the country’s politic
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-has-moved-beyond-benazir-bhutto/a-18943893

23 DECEMBER 2016

Former president and Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari returns to Pakistan after 18 months of self-exile

Former president of Pakistan and the co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Friday reiterated his unflinching belief in democracy in the country and vowed to resume his political struggle through parliament
http://www.dawn.com/news/1304052/touchdown-zardari-lands-in-pakistan-after-18-months-in-self-imposed-exile
http://nation.com.pk/national/23-Dec-2016/no-compromise-on-national-interests-zardari

26 NOVEMBER 2016

Pakistan: Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa named new army chief

Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday picked Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif, the popular military leader credited with improving security and driving back militant groups
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-pm-sharif-names-general-bajwa-as-new-army-chief-1.1935712
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1245263/editorial-new-army-chief/

12  NOVEMBER 2016

At least 43 dead, 100 injured at Pakistan’s shrine blast

At least 43 people died and scores of others were injured when a bomb exploded at a remote Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province on Saturday (Nov 12), officials said
http://www.dawn.com/news/1295928/at-least-43-killed-100-injured-in-blast-at-khuzdar-shrine
http://nation.com.pk/national/12-Nov-2016/at-least-30-dead-100-injured-in-hub-shrine-blast

28 OCTOBER 2016

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan says under virtual house arrest

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan accused the government of placing him under virtual house arrest in Islamabad on Friday as his supporters in nearby Rawalpindi fought running battles with the police
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-opposition-leader-imran-khan-says-under-virtual-house-a/3244732.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-police-fire-tear-gas-at-stone-throwing-supporters-of-op/3244080.html
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-police-raid-opposition-party-ptis-rally-in-islamabad/a-36179571

11 OCTOBER 2016

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida ‘barred from leaving country’

Pakistan’s government has imposed a travel ban on a leading journalist after he sparked an uproar by reporting that civilian officials had clashed with the military over its covert support for militants
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37615467
http://www.dawn.com/news/1289496/human-rights-journalist-organisations-protest-travel-ban-on-dawn-staffer

6 OCTOBER 2016

Pakistan parliament passes legislation against ‘honour killings’

A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honour killing law, removing a loophole in existing law that allows killers to walk free after being pardoned by family members
http://www.dawn.com/news/1288177/pakistan-passes-anti-honour-killings-and-anti-rape-bills
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/pakistan-parliament-passes-legislation-against-honour-killings

27 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan assembly passes Hindu Marriage Bill

Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the right to register marriages, the last major hurdle on the way to enacting a law aimed at protecting women’s rights.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-09/27/content_15501954.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan court orders confiscation of Musharraf’s property

 A Pakistani court trying former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over a deadly raid on Islamabad’s radical Red Mosque passed an order Saturday (Sep 17) confiscating his property, a lawyer said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-court-orders-confiscation-of-musharraf-s-property/3135154.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1183308/ghazi-murder-case-islamabad-court-orders-confiscation-musharrafs-property/

1 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan military admits IS presence in country

Pakistan’s military on Thursday (Sep 1) admitted for the first time that the Islamic State group had a presence in the country but said it had apprehended hundreds of its militants and prevented them from carrying out major attacks
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-military-admits-is-presence-in-country/3093360.html

23 AUGUST 2016

Pakistan seals MQM office after attack on television media

Pakistan’s paramilitary forces sealed Karachi’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) office and detained five of its leaders after a riot turned deadly in the country’s financial hub
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/246988083

17 AUGUST 2016

Pakistan’s Islamization – before and after dictator Zia-ul Haq

Many people in Pakistan blame former dictator General Zia-ul Haq for the rise of extremism in their country. But was he really the architect of the Islamization drive in the South Asian nation?
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistans-islamization-before-and-after-dictator-zia-ul-haq/a-19480315

8 AUGUST 2016

Taliban suicide bombing at hospital in Pakistan city of Quetta kills at least 70

A suicide bomber killed at least 70 people and wounded some 200 others in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2000884/bombing-hospital-pakistani-city-quetta-kills-least-42
http://www.dawn.com/news/1276183/70-dead-as-blast-hits-quetta-civil-hospital-after-lawyers-killing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37015640

31 JULY 2016

Farooq Haider Khan is elected PM of Pakistan-administered Kashmir

 The new legislative assembly in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Sunday elected Farooq Haider Khan of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) premier of the state
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/farooq-haider-khan-is-pm-of-pakistan-administered-kashmir-1.1871287

28 JULY 2016

Welcome to Pakistan’s Wild West, where guns are cheaper than smartphones

Sub-machine guns and Kalashnikovs can be bought as little as US$67 and US$125, respectively, in tribal town known as a hub for criminal activity
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/1996001/welcome-pakistans-wild-west-where-guns-are-cheaper-smartphones

19 JULY 2016

Pakistani court orders confiscation of Musharraf’s bank accounts

A special court hearing treason charges against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday ordered authorities to freeze his bank accounts and confiscate his property
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1144838/musharrafs-bank-accounts-frozen-property-confiscated-rules-special-court/
http://nation.com.pk/national/19-Jul-2016/court-orders-confiscation-of-musharraf-s-bank-accounts

8 JULY 2016

Death of humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, the Mother Teresa of Pakistan

Pakistan’s humanitarian worker Edhi has died in the port city of Karachi due to a protracted illness. Known as the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Pakistan, the activist worked altruistically, rising above religious prejudices
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/pakistan-humanitarian-abdul-sattar-edhi-dies-160708184523940.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1137773/abdul-sattar-edhi-put-ventilator-condition-deteriorates-faisal-edhi/
http://www.dw.com/en/abdul-sattar-edhi-a-life-bigger-than-accolades/a-19243405

22 JUNE 2016

Popular Pakistani Sufi singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in ‘act of terror’

One of Pakistan’s best known Sufi musicians has been shot dead by unknown assailants riding a motorcycle in Karachi, triggering an outpouring of grief over what police described as an « act of terror »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36597498
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-23/popular-pakistani-sufi-singer-amjad-sabri-shot-dead-in-act-of-terror-police-say/1592790
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1128233/amjad-sabri-killed/

23 APRIL 2016

Pakistan PM says to resign if found guilty in Panama Papers probe

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday pledged to resign if a probe related to the Panama Papers tax scandal found his family had committed any wrongdoing
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan-pm-says-resign-if-found-guilty-panama-papers-probe#sthash.WLTYYS24.dpuf

21 APRIL 2016

Pakistan army sacks six senior officers amid corruption claims

At least six high-ranking Pakistani army officers, including a lieutenant-general and major-general, have been sacked amid corruption allégations.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36099794
http://www.dawn.com/news/1253497/gen-raheel-dismisses-6-army-officers-from-service-over-corruption

 

1 MARCH 2016

Will Qadri’s hanging lead to blasphemy law reforms in Pakistan?

Mumtaz Qadri, the murderer of former Governor Salman Taseer, has been hanged in a prison in Rawalpindi. Is Qadri’s death a victory for anti-blasphemy law campaigners or will it fuel more religious violence in the nation?
http://www.dw.com/en/will-qadris-hanging-lead-to-blasphemy-law-reforms-in-pakistan/a-19082554
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/hanging-revives-pakistan-capital-punishment-debate-160229164410577.html

29 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan hangs Mumtaz Qadri for murder of Salman Taseer

Pakistan has hanged the assassin of a governor who sought to reform the country’s controversial blasphemy laws, officials and supporters said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/pakistan-hangs-anti-blasphemy-law-governor-assassin-160229022556488.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35693767

26 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan has 24 million children out of school: Government

Of the 50.8 million children aged five to 16 in the country, 47 per cent do not receive an education, according to the annual Pakistan Education Statistics report for 2014-2015.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-has-24-million/2552540.html

18 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan ranks third on global executions list with 324 hangings in 2015

Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report
http://www.dawn.com/news/1240370/pakistan-ranks-third-on-global-executions-list-with-324-hangings-in-2015

10 FEBRUARY 2016

Renowned Urdu novelist and playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away

Renowned Urdu novelist and playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia passed away on Wednesday in Karachi after prolonged illness, DawnNews reported.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1238621/renowned-urdu-playwright-fatima-surayya-bajia-passes-away-at-85

3 FEBRUARY 2016

With 115 killed, Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists

Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and comes behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report released on Wednesday.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1237386/115-killings-make-pakistan-fourth-deadliest-country-for-journalists

2 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistani short story writer, novelist, journalist and poet Intizar Husain passed away

Veteran short story writer, novelist, journalist and poet Intizar Husain passed away at a hospital in Lahore. The 92-year-old was undergoing treatment at a local hospital
http://www.dawn.com/news/1236988/intizar-hussain-passes-away

26 JANUARY 2016

Pakistan inches towards stability

After a dramatic end to 2014, Pakistan has gradually moved towards greater political and economic stability. This has been largely due to its successes in reducing terrorism, which injected new hopes about the country’s ability to handle crises. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/01/26/pakistan-inches-towards-stability/

25 JANUARY 2016

Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif says he will step down when term ends

Pakistan’s influential army chief will step down at the end of his three-year term in November, the military’s public relations wing says.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-25/pakistans-army-chief-raheel-sharif-says-he-will-step-down-when-term-ends/1539769
http://www.dawn.com/news/1058941

22 JANUARY 2016

Pakistan Taliban vow more school attacks in video

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander released video footage on Friday of four fighters he said carried out Wednesday’s deadly assault on a university in Pakistan’s northwest that killed 20 people and vowed more attacks on schools in future.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-01/22/content_15376922.html

20 JANUARY 2016

Pakistan attack: Gunmen kill 19 at Bacha Khan University

Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 17 injured.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35359072
http://www.dawn.com/news/1234231/breakthroughs-made-in-identifying-bacha-khan-university-attackers-dg-ispr

18 JANUARY 2016

Pakistani court acquits former president Pervez Musharraf of rebel leader’s murder

A Pakistani court has acquitted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, one of three legal cases he faced after returning from exile
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-18/pakistani-court-acquits-former-president-pervez-musharraf-of-rebel-leaders-murder/1537121
http://www.dawn.com/news/1233775/atc-acquits-pervez-musharraf-in-akbar-bugti-murder-case
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35341255

14 JANUARY 2016

Pakistan arrests militant group head suspected of attack on Indian air base

Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack this month on an air base in India, two officials said on Wednesday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/12097851/Pakistan-arrests-militant-group-head-suspected-of-attack-on-Indian-air-base.html

29 DECEMBER 2015

Pakistan suicide bombing kills ‘at least 22’ in Mardan

A Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The blast took place as people queued outside the government office
http://www.dw.com/en/deadly-suicide-blast-at-government-office-in-pakistan/a-18949395
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35192375

 

12 SEPTEMBRE 2015

Uncommon tongue: Pakistan’s confusing move to Urdu

While many nations are adopting English, Pakistan is going the opposite way, with the Supreme Court ruling for it to be replaced with Urdu as the official language
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34215293

9 SEPTEMBER 2015

Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal ‘not against anyone’ : PM Nawaz

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan would continue to maintain minimum nuclear deterrence for security purposes, but that these weapons are ‘not against any one »
http://www.dawn.com/news/1205878/pakistans-nuclear-arsenal-not-against-anyone-pm-nawaz

28 AUGUST 2015

Border Firing Kills 9 on India-Pakistan War Anniversary

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations
http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/border-firing-kills-9-india-pakistan-war-anniversary/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/civilians-killed-india-pakistan-exchange-fire-kashmir-150828074204835.html

27 AUGUST 2015

Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani PM Gilani

A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as well as one of his senior ministers in a dozen graft cases against them
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/arrest-warrant-issued-former-pakistani-pm http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/671440/arrest-warrant-issued-for-former-pakistani-pm

 16 AUGUST 2015

Punjab minister Shuja Khanzada killed in Pakistan blast

Mr Khanzada was seen as the man in charge of the anti-terror campaign in Pakistan’s biggest province
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33952413
http://www.dawn.com/news/1200807/punjab-home-minister-shuja-khanzada-killed-in-terror-attack

22 JULY 2015

Asia Bibi death sentence suspended by Pakistan court

Christian woman who became first female to be sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy law granted full hearing by supreme court
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11756143/Asia-Bibi-death-sentence-suspended-by-Pakistan-court.html
http://nation.com.pk/national/23-Jul-2015/supreme-court-stays-asia-bibi-s-execution

16 JUNE 2015

Pakistan hangs seven prisoners for murder

Pakistan reportedly hanged seven prisoners on Tuesday, bringing the total number put to death since executions resumed last December to 160, officials have said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/pakistan-hangs-prisoners-murder-150616122934188.html

12 JUNE 2015

Pakistan shuts down offices of NGO Save the Children

Pakistani authorities have sealed off the offices of the international aid group Save the Children, saying the charity was « working against the country », police and government officials say http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11670128/Pakistan-shuts-down-offices-of-Save-the-Children.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/590745/pakistan-warns-aid-groups-after-save-the-children-expelled

5 APRIL 2015

Ten men jailed in Pakistan over Malala attack

A Pakistani court jails 10 men for life for their involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted for her campaign against the Taliban denying girls education
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/ten-men-jailed-pakistan-malala-attack-150430101505917.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/30/malala-yousafzai-s-attackers-jailed-for-25-years/

24 APRIL 2015

Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud shot dead in Karachi

A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32452760
http://tribune.com.pk/story/875375/t2f-director-shot-dead-in-karachi/

21 APRIL 2015

Pakistan hangs 15, highest number since executions resumed

Pakistan hanged 15 people on Tuesday, officials said, the largest number of people executed on the same day since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pakistan-hangs-15-highes/1798890.html

 16 APRIL 2015

Pakistan Supreme Court halts executions given by military courts

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has suspended death sentences handed down by the country’s new military courts, set up in the wake of a Taliban massacre at a school in December last year
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/pakistan-halts-executions-handed-military-courts-150416091421734.html

17 MARCH 2015

Pakistan hangs 12 in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Pakistan hanged 12 male convicts on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said, the largest number of people executed on the same day since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/uk-pakistan-executions-idUKKBN0MD0E120150317
http://tribune.com.pk/story/854551/pakistan-hangs-12-men-in-largest-execution-since-moratorium-lifted/

10 MARCH 2015

Pakistan ends death penalty suspension after seven years

Pakistan is to resume executions for all death penalty offences, months after a moratorium was partially lifted to allow executions of terror convicts
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31812177
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/493457/pakistan-lifts-death-penalty-moratorium

9 MARCH 2015

Death sentence over ‘blasphemy’ killing of Pakistan governor

A Pakistani court Monday upheld the death sentence for the killer of a politician who sought blasphemy law reform, but struck out a terrorism conviction, making it unlikely he will be executed soon
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/492484/death-sentence-over-blasphemy-killing-of-pakistan-governor
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/pakistan-court-upholds-conviction-governor-killer-150309125004005.html

7 FEBRUARY 2015

YouTube to remain blocked in Pakistan ‘indefinitely’: officials

YouTube will remain blocked in Pakistan ‘indefinitely’, an official said Saturday, as experts have failed to find a way to filter content deemed offensive and blasphemous in the Muslim majority country
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/youtube-remain-blocked-pakistan-indefinitely-officials

28 JANUARY 2015

‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. http://www.asianewsnet.net/‘More-journalists-killed-in-Pakistan-than-any-ot-71075.html

16 JANUARY 2015

In Karachi, Charlie Hebdo protesters clash with police at French consulate

About 200 protesters clashed on Friday with Pakistani police outside the French consulate in the southern city of Karachi after a demonstration against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent.
http://www.france24.com/en/20150116-charlie-hebdo-protests-turn-violent-near-french-karachi-consulate/
http://www.euronews.com/2015/01/16/pakistan-violence-flares-in-protest-over-charlie-hebdo-cartoon/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1157420/agence-france-presse-photographer-shot-by-anti-charlie-hebdo-protesters-police

6 JANUARY 2015

Pakistan legislators approve military courts for terrorism

Pakistan’s parliament Tuesday approved the setting up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/454740/pakistan-legislators-approve-military-courts-for-terrorism
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155271/parliament-passes-21st-constitutional-amendment-army-act-amendment

5 JANUARY 2015

Pakistani cleric calls Taliban freedom fighters

A prominent Pakistani cleric and leader of the political party Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan,  Sirajul Haq, has sought to legitimize the insurgency in Afghanistan and in a recent interview with Geo TV he told his followers, who are primarily Pakistani, that fighting foreign troops in Afghanistan is a fight for freedom
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/17727-pakistani-cleric-calls-taliban-freedom-fighters

26 DECEMBER 2014

Pakistan judge issues arrest warrant for Abdul Aziz

A judge in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for a cleric at a radical mosque in Islamabad who has refused to condemn the massacre of children at an army-run school.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30607078

22 DECEMBER 2014

Pakistan to execute 500 Islamist terrorists after Taliban school attack

Pakistan announced on Monday that it planned to execute an estimated 500 Islamist terrorists in the coming days as part of a « decisive war » against the Taliban in response to the massacre of 133 children at a school last week.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11308548/Pakistan-to-execute-500-Islamist-terrorists-after-Taliban-school-attack.html

19 DECEMBER 2014

Pakistan kills 50 militants

Pakistani security forces killed 50 suspected militants on Friday, bringing the two-day death total to 77 as operations against insurgents intensified in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/450915/pakistan-kills-50-militants

Pakistan resumes executions after Peshawar school attack

Pakistan has carried out two executions, the first since a death penalty moratorium since 2008 was lifted after a deadly attack on a Peshawar school.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30556260
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/pakistan-executes-two-after-school-massacre-20141219171340982284.html

16 DECEMBER 2014

Pakistan’s indigenous defence production reaches $1.5 billion

The country’s indigenous defence production has reached $1.5 billion per annum, according to a report published in the Jane’s Defence Weekly. The journal quoted an unnamed Pakistani official as saying: “We have substituted imported defence equipment worth $1.5 billion (per year), which for us is a huge bonus.”
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Pakistan’s-indigenous-defence-production-reaches-69108.html

Pakistan Taliban: Peshawar school attack leaves 141 dead

At least 142 people, including 132 children, have been killed in a horrific attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a military-run school in Peshawar in Pakistan’s northwest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30491435
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/fighters-attack-army-run-school-pakistan-20141216742794184.html

10 DECEMBER 2014

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi receive joint Nobel award

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize awards.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30411049
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/malala-satyarthi-receive-peace-prize-20141210125127564166.html

9 DECEMBER 2014

Leading Pakistan communist Sobho Gianchandani dies

Sobho Gianchandani, one of Pakistan’s last leaders from its first generation of Marxists, has died at the age of 94
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30397351

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistani actress Veena Malik faces 26-year prison sentence for ‘blasphemy’

Bollywood actress Veena Malik and her husband are sentenced to 26 years for roles in television programme based on marriage of Prophet Mohamed’s daughter
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11261473/Watch-Pakistani-actress-Veena-Malik-faces-26-year-prison-sentence-for-blasphemy.html

27 NOVEMBER 2014

EU urges Pakistan to overhaul blasphemy laws

The European parliament on Thursday called on Pakistan to overhaul its blasphemy laws with a view to repealing them, saying they were “increasingly used to target” Christians and other minorities.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1147298/eu-urges-pakistan-to-overhaul-blasphemy-laws

25 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistan defense minister says US policies in region have failed

Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said Tuesday that the American policies have failed in the region, calling for solution to problems in the region by regional countries. The minister told reporters in Islamabad that the region is suffering from the US policies
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/893557.shtml

24 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistan has the world’s fastest growing nuclear programme in the world, a US-based think tank says

“Pakistan.is believed to have enough fissile material to produce between 110 and 120 nuclear warheads,” says the report Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age Council released by the influential Council on Foreign Relations.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1146584/pakistan-has-worlds-fastest-growing-nuclear-programme-us-think-tank
http://tribune.com.pk/story/796359/pakistan-has-fastest-growing-nuclear-weapons-programme-in-world-report/

15 NOVEMBER 2014

Afghan, Pakistan leaders pledge to end turbulent ties

Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged to begin a new era of economic cooperation Saturday, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani saying three days of talks had ended 13 years of differences
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/afghan-pakistan-leaders-pledge-end-turbulent-ties
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/afghan-pakistan-leaders/1474638.html

13 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistan successfully test fires Hatf-VI missile

Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of intermediate range Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) ballistic missile, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
http://tribune.com.pk/story/790505/pakistan-successfully-test-fires-hatf-vi-missile/

8 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang-militants

Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1143134/pakistan-says-will-help-china-fight-xinjiang-militants
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1635051/china-says-pakistan-will-help-fight-against-xinjiang-militants

2 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistan bomb kills 50 at Wagah border with India

More than 50 people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a suicide bombing close to Pakistan’s only border crossing with India.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29871077
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/11/pakistan-india-border-blast-2014112141227182769.html

22 OCTOBER 2014

Pakistan cleric Qadri ends Islamabad protest

An anti-government cleric who has been campaigning in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has ended his 65-day-long protest. Tahirul Qadri, who has been calling for resignation of PM, says he will now tour cities in a « revolution of the poor ».
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/pakistan-cleric-qadri-ends-islamabad-protest-20141022637683600.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/tahir-ul-qadri-political-enigma-pakistan-2014102271530973245.html

17 OCTOBER 2014

Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to hanging for row over sharing water glass

Ruling against Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of five, upheld after blasphemy conviction over row in which Muslim women objected to Bibi using their drinking glass because of her religion
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11169304/Pakistani-Christian-woman-sentenced-to-hanging-for-row-over-sharing-water-glass.html

8 OCTOBER 2014

Tens of thousands flee Kashmir clashes

Indian and Pakistani troops have fired bullets and mortar shells across the border between India- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir for the second day, forcing tens of thousands of villagers from their homes, officials have said.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-and-pakistan-intensify-kashmir-border-conflict
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/tens-thousands-flee-amid-kashmir-exchanges-201410851956111951.html

6 OCTOBER 2014

India, Pakistan skirmish at Line of Control kills 9 civilians

Nine civilians were killed and at least 25 wounded on Monday in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1136563/india-pakistan-skirmish-at-loc-kills-9-civilians
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/jk-seven-killed-in-pakistan-shelling-firing-spreads-to-loc/

5 OCTOBER 2014

Pakistani Taliban only loyal to Mullah Omar, says TTP spokesperson

Pakistani Taliban said on Sunday that they have declared allegiance only to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the Afghan Taliban supremo, rejecting the media reports that the group has declared allegiance to the Islamic State.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/772040/pakistani-taliban-only-loyal-to-mullah-omar-says-ttp-spokesperson/

4 OCTOBER 2014

Pakistan Taliban pledges support to ISIL

The Pakistan Taliban has declared allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and ordered fighters across the region to help the group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1136205/pakistani-taliban-declare-allegiance-to-is-militants
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistani-Taliban-declare-allegiance-to-Islamic-State-and-global-jihad/articleshow/44345966.cms?

15 SEPTEMBER 2014

Pakistani Court sends 100 activists to jail

A court in Pakistan has ordered 100 opposition activists to be sent to jail for staging illegal protests and committing several other violations, causing chaos and anger among activists.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/09/pakistani-court-sends-100-activists-jail-201491315950198907.html

12 SEPTEMBER 2014

Taliban gunmen who shot schoolgirl Malala finally arrested

Militants boarded the teenage activist’s school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for her outspoken views on girls’ education, in an attack that also wounded two of her friends
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/09/13/00/24/taliban-shooters-who-attacked-malala-arrested
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/09/malala-attackers-arrested-pakistan-201491212302111196.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Islamic State claims Pakistan and Afghanistan for its ‘caliphate’

The Islamic State is challenging the Taliban and al-Qaeda in its Afghanistan and Pakistan heartlands and claiming both countries as part of its ‘caliphate’.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/11075390/Islamic-State-claims-Pakistan-and-Afghanistan-for-its-caliphate.html

2 SEPTEMBER 2014

Pakistan Parliament Reaffirms Support for Embattled PM

Pakistan’s parliament opened an emergency session Tuesday to rally political support for embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as thousands of protesters continued their agitation just outside the building.
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-parliament-backs-prime-minister-as-crisis-deepens/2435856.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/09/pakistan-nawaz-sharif-backed-parliament-201492131048231666.html

31 AUGUST 2014

Pakistani protests turn deadly as prime minister refuses to resign

Clashes between police and anti-government protesters have continued outside Pakistan’s parliament, resulting in the deaths of at least three people, and injuries to 494 more, witnesses and hospital officials have told Al Jazeera.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/world/asia/pakistan-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/31/at-least-two-dead-after-pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-violent/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-anti-government-protests-turn-deadly-2014831145733222260.html

29 AUGUST 2014

Pakistan military to mediate amid protest stand-off

Pakistan’s powerful army chief has stepped in to the political deadlock between the PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in the capital, Islamabad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28978048
http://www.nation.com.pk/national/29-Aug-2014/third-empire-called-for-final-decision

28 AUGUST 2014

Pakistan police launch PM murder probe to defuse crisis

Political crisis in Pakistan took a new turn today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif agreeing to face a murder case relating to the killing of 14 followers of cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, as Imran Khan kept up pressure insisting on the embattled premier’s resignation
http://www.sify.com/news/sharif-to-face-murder-case-imran-insists-on-pms-resignation-news-national-oi2ua3fedgjbe.html
http://freepressjournal.in/sharif-offers-to-face-murder-case-qadri-rejects/

23 AUGUST 2014

India and Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir leaving four dead

India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region earlier, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11052670/India-and-Pakistan-trade-gunfire-in-Kashmir-leaving-four-dead.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-and-pakistan-trade-heavy-gunfire-in-kashmir/2425607.html

20 AUGUST 2014

Pakistan army pushes for talks amid protests

Pakistan’s powerful military has called for talks to resolve a week-long political drama as tens of thousands of protesters marched on parliament in a bid to depose the prime minister.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-army-pushes-talks-amid-protests-20148207445493362.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/427623/pakistan-army-urges-talks-as-protesters-march-on-parliament

18 AUGUST 2014

India calls off Pakistan talks in Kashmir row

India has called off high-level talks with its neighbour Pakistan after the latter’s envoy to New Delhi held a meeting with Kashmiri pro-independence leaders, India’s foreign ministry has said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/india-calls-off-pakistan-talks-kashmir-row-201481812504921915.html
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c71f37a4-26e0-11e4-bc19-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3Am01X0N0
http://www.dawn.com/news/1126123/india-calls-off-foreign-secretary-level-talks-with-pakistan

Pakistan’s third largest party to quit parliament to force PM resignation

Lawmakers from Pakistan’s third largest party will resign from Parliament to try to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down, a party official said Monday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistans-third-largest-party-quit-parliament-force-pm-resignation
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-khan-pulls-party-out-parliament-2014818141856398979.html

17 AUGUST 2014

Pakistan’s Khan calls for ‘civil disobedience’ movement

Pakistan’s Imran Khan on Sunday called on thousands of protesters rallying in Islamabad to launch a civil disobedience movement against the government, as a leading cleric declared that only a « revolution » would bring about change
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/427237/pakistan-khan-calls-for-civil-disobedience-movement
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-protest-leaders-insist-pm-should-go-201481615334557188.html

15 AUGUST 2014

Imran Khan convoy reaches Pakistan capital

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a fiery anti-Taliban cleric
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-imran-khan-201481582750798942.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/08/15/imran-khan-s-anti-government-convoy-attacked-on-the-road-to-islamabad/

14 AUGUST 2014

Pakistan: Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri lead protest march

Two convoys are taking thousands of anti-government protesters from the Pakistani city of Lahore to Islamabad, the capital, amid tight security
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28770311
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/asia/pakistan-braces-for-anti-nawaz-sharif-protest-in-islamabad-on-independence-day/

9 AUGUST 2014

Qadri supporters clash with Pakistan police

Supporters of a Pakistani anti-government cleric have clashed with police in the country’s second largest city resulting in at least four deaths, 500 arrests and six police officers missing, officials said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/08/pakistan-police-clash-with-tahrir-qadri-supporters-20148975449318173.html

31 JULY 2014

Russia’s Strategic Pakistan Play

Russia’s decision to go ahead with the sale of Mi-35 attack helicopters to Pakistan, even in the face of official Indian concerns, is being seen by some quarters as evidence of a “major” regional re-alignment in the wake of the American drawdown in Afghanistan
http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/russias-strategic-pakistan-play/

15 JULY 2014

Pakistan captures key Taliban commander

The Pakistani military has captured a high-ranking Taliban commander who once tried to assassinate former president Pervez Musharraf and later escaped jail with hundreds of other prisoners, security officials have said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/07/pakistan-captures-key-taliban-commander-201471518504419357.html

23 JUNE 2014

Clashes erupt as Qadri returns to Pakistan

Anti-government Pakistani leader Tahir-ul-Qadri has arrived in Lahore after his plane was diverted from the capital Islamabad, as hundreds of his supporters clashed with police outside an airport
http://www.dawn.com/news/1114429/qadri-threatens-to-topple-govt-vows-to-lead-revolution
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/clashes-as-cleric-qadri-returns-pakistan-201462354125765536.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10919761/Clashes-in-Pakistan-as-leading-cleric-flies-in-to-lead-revolution.html

20 JUNE 2014

Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 200,000 civilians flee

Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country’s northwest Friday, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 200,000
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/416482/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-as-200000-civilians-flee

15 JUNE 2014

Pakistan army launches assault in tribal area

Pakistan says it has launched a « comprehensive operation » against armed groups northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, after killing scores of fighters in air raids.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/pakistan-air-raids-20146152339256306.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20140615-pakistan-launches-comprehensive-offensive-against-militants-taliban-north-waziristan/

12 JUNE 2014

US resumes drone strikes in Pakistan

The US has resumed its drones programme in Pakistan, with two strikes on militant strongholds in the North Waziristan tribal region overnight
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27807123
http://www.dawn.com/news/1112253/drone-targeted-haqqani-network-commander-afghan-taliban-sources
http://www.voanews.com/content/suspected-us-drone-strikes-kill-12/1935103.html

Pakistan court backs Musharraf request to leave country

The Sindh High Court removed Mr Musharraf’s name from an exit control list on Thursday. The former leader is currently barred from leaving Pakistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27808940
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/court-allows-musharraf-leave-pakistan-2014612865356671.html

4 JUNE 2014

Pakistan’s Karachi on knife-edge after arrest of Altaf Hussain

The 60-year-old is revered by his fiercely loyal supporters — mainly ethnic Mohajirs who migrated from India at the time of partition, while critics accuse him of running his party as a violent mafia-like organisation
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/413584/pakistan-karachi-on-knife-edge-after-arrest-of-altaf-hussain
http://www.dawn.com/news/1110529/protest-to-continue-until-altafs-safety-assured-sattar

3 JUNE 2014

Pakistan MQM leader Altaf Hussain arrested in London

Police in London have arrested the leader of Pakistan’s powerful MQM party, Altaf Hussain, on suspicion of money-laundering
http://www.dawn.com/news/1110316/altaf-hussain-arrested-in-london-for-money-laundering
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27680038

29 MAY 2014

Police in Pakistan accuse murdered woman of illegal marriage

Lahore’s police chief has hit back at allegations his officers failed to prevent the murder of a pregnant woman in broad daylight, accusing the victim of an illegal marriage and her husband of killing his first wife

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10863054/Police-in-Pakistan-accuse-murdered-woman-of-illegal-marriage.html

27 MAY 2014

Let’s turn back the clock for peace, Nawaz Sharif urges Narendra Modi

Reviving a 1999 agreement for nuclear disarmament and talks on Kashmir could be the key to peace between India and Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif tells Narendra Modi http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10858512/Lets-turn-back-the-clock-for-peace-Nawaz-Sharif-urges-Narendra-Modi.html

24 MAY 2014

Pakistan’s Sharif to attend Modi inauguration

Pakistan has accepted an invitation to Nawaz Sharif, prime minister, to attend the inauguration of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister-designate, officials say
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/24/pakistan-s-prime-minister-to-attend-indian-prime-minister-s-swearing-in/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/05/pakistan-sharif-attend-modi-inauguration-201452454611476370.html

13 MAY 2014

Pakistan police charge 68 Pakistani lawyers with blasphemy

Pakistani police have charged 68 lawyers with blasphemy in what is thought to be the biggest ever case of its kind in the country.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27391334

8 MAY 2914

Human rights lawyer Rashid Rehman shot dead

Notable human rights lawyer Rashid Rehman Advocate was shot dead at his office in Multan Wednesday (7)  evening
http://tribune.com.pk/story/705659/human-rights-lawyer-rashid-rehman-shot-dead/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1104788/rights-advocate-rashid-rehman-khan-gunned-down-in-multan

1 MAY 2014

Violence against women in politics rising in Pakistan

A recent study by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women shows that violence against women in politics is on the rise in three South Asian countries namely Pakistan, India and Nepal

http://www.dawn.com/news/1103511/violence-against-women-in-politics-rising-in-pakistan-india-study

30 APRIL 2014

Pakistan under fire for media attacks

Pakistani authorities should investigate the country’s powerful military and intelligence agency for human rights abuses against journalists following attacks on leading reporters, Amnesty International has said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/pakistan-under-fire-media-attacks-2014429231948149441.html

http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-079-2014

25 APRIL 2014

Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir issues defiant statement

The Pakistani journalist shot last week has issued his first statement, once again blaming the country’s intelligence agency for the attack

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27153234

21 APRIL 2014

Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas

The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation’s madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/pakistan-tighter-controls-madrassas-islamabad-201442064231355458.html

20 APRIL 2014

Famous Pakistan TV host Hamid Mir shot by gunmen

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/121852/famous-pakistan-tv-host-hamid-mir-shot-by-gunmen/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1100972/journalist-hamid-mir-injured-in-gun-attack-in-karachi

16 APRIL 2014

Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban has formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but is still open to talks with the government, according to a spokesman for the group
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/pakistani-taliban-declares-end-ceasefire-2014416144743830975.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/405248/pakistani-taliban-refuse-to-extend-ceasefire-will-continue-talks

5 APRIL 2014

Pakistani couple get death sentences for blasphemy

A Pakistani Christian couple have been sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly sending a text message insulting the Prophet Muhammad
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26901433

3 APRIL 2014

Pakistan’s Musharraf survives new assassination attempt

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is currently on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off along a route on which his convoy was due to pass early on Thursday
http://www.france24.com/en/20140403-pakistan-musharraf-survives-assassination-attempt/

31 MARCH 2014

Pervez Musharraf indicted for treason by Pakistani court

A Pakistani court on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, a landmark move in a case seen as a test of civilian authority in a country long dominated by the military
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10733886/Pervez-Musharraf-indicted-for-treason-by-Pakistani-court.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/treason-indictment-for-musharraf/1882742.html

26 MARCH  2014

Pakistan officials open first ever direct talks with the Taliban

A first day of peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Pakistani Taliban has concluded in the tribal region of North Waziristan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/10724533/Pakistan-officials-open-first-ever-direct-talks-with-the-Taliban.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26731838

14 MARCH 2014

Pakistan rape victim sets herself on fire

The victim of a gang-rape in Pakistan has died after setting herself on fire in protest against a police report that led to the release of a key suspect, a doctor and her brother said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/03/pakistan-rape-victim-sets-herself-fire-2014314111240556157.html

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/399917/raped-pakistan-teen-dies-after-setting-self-on-fire

11 MARCH 2014

Pakistan laws prohibiting underage marriage un-islamic: CII

The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded its 191th meeting, here Tuesday with the ruling that the laws related to minimum age of marriage were un-Islamic and that children of any age could get married if they attain puberty.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1092468/pakistani-laws-prohibiting-underage-marriage-un-islamic-cii

2 MARCH 2014

Pakistan’s madrassas reined in by government

Pakistan plans to bring all of its madrassas, or religious schools, under its national education system in a landmark security policy aimed at combating extremism.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/03/pakistan-madrassas-reined-government-201432124518842809.html

Pakistan halts air strikes against Taliban

Pakistan on Sunday said it was halting air strikes against Taliban militants in response to a month-long ceasefire announced by the insurgents a day earlier, paving the way for the resumption of peace talks
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/397832/pakistan-halts-air-strikes-against-taliban
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26408489

1 MARCH 2014

Pakistan Taliban announce one month truce

The Pakistani Taliban have announced a month-long ceasefire aimed at reviving stalled peace talks with government
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26398758
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistani-taliban-announce-month-long-ceasefire

Polio vaccination teams attacked by Pakistani militants

Militants ambush convoy of health workers with roadside bomb, killing 12 of their security team and wounding dozens more

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10669840/Polio-vaccination-teams-attacked-by-Pakistani-militants.html

25 FEBRUARY 2014

Pakistan court orders end to blockade on NATO supply route

In a boost to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, a provincial court on Tuesday ordered that protesters end their blockade of the main NATO supply route through Pakistan

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-pakistan-blockade-nato-afghanistan-supply-route-20140225,0,559298.story?track=rss&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=South%20Asia%20Daily%20Brief%202-27-14#axzz2uWLoEJkw

24 FEBRUARY 2014

Top Pakistan Taliban commander Asmatullah Shaheen ‘shot dead’

Asmatullah Shaheen was ambushed as he drove through a village near Miranshah in North Waziristan, reports said. Three aides in the vehicle also died.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26323200

http://www.voanews.com/content/key-pakistan-talibancommandershotdead/1858037.html

20 FEBRUARY 2014

Pakistan halts talks with Taliban

The announcement comes after Pakistani jets bombed Taliban hideouts in the country’s northwest, killing at least 15
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/02/pakistani-forces-bomb-taliban-hideouts-201422061750182372.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan-airstrikes-taliban-hideouts-kill-15

17 FEBRUARY

Taliban Execution of Pakistani Security Forces Stalls Talks

A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-peace-talks-stalled-by-soldier-deaths/1852733.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10643505/Peace-talks-collapse-as-Taliban-execute-23-Pakistani-soldiers.html

10 FEBRUARY 2014

Pakistan Taliban sets tough terms for peace

Tehreek-e-Taliban says government has to free all jailed fighters if peace negotiations are to make headway
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/02/pakistan-taliban-sets-tough-terms-talks-20142108485710749.html

6 FEBRUARY 2014

Pakistan enters peace talks with Taliban

The first formal meeting between Pakistan’s government and a Taliban-nominated team has been held in Islamabad, officials say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26065385
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/393587/pakistan-holds-landmark-talks-with-taliban

5 FEBRUARY 2014

No peace until Pakistan embraces Islamic law: Taleban negotiators

Negotiators representing Taleban insurgents said on Wednesday there was no chance of peace in Pakistan until the government embraces Islamic sharia law and US-led forces withdraw completely from neighbouring Afghanistan.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/no-peace-until-pakistan-embraces-islamic-law-taleban-negotiators
http://tribune.com.pk/story/667873/govt-ttp-committees-may-meet-tomorrow-irfan-siddiqui/

31 JANUARY 2014

Musharraf barred from leaving country

A court in Pakistan trying former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason has refused to allow him to go abroad for medical treatment, saying it did not have the authority to lift his travel ban
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/musharraf-barred-from-leaving-country-2014131125925507720.html

18 JANUARY 2014

Pakistan-India agree to expedite process of trade liberalization

In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India Saturday decided to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

17 JANUARY 2014

Former Pakistani PM Ashrad indicted in rental power case

An accountability court in Islamabad indicted former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and six others in the rental power case on Friday, DawnNews reported.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080908/former-pm-ashraf-indicted-in-rental-power-case

9 JANUARY 2014

The economic role of women in Pakistan

Women constitute half of the Pakistan’s 190 million population and represent a big part of the labor force. However their vitality and potential has never been fully realized in the past 66 years after independence despite having surpassed their male counterpart in every field of life.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/economic-role-women-273/

2 JANUARY 2014

Pakistan’s Musharraf ‘rushed to hospital’

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was rushed to hospital after suffering a « heart problem » on his way to court for a hearing in his treason case.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/pakistan-musharraf-rushed-hospital-20141263249563879.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/02/pakistan-s-musharraf-rushed-to-hospital-ahead-of-treason-trial/

1 JANUARY 2013

Musharraf’s Treason Trial Begins Without his Presence

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf went on trial for treason Wednesday but defense lawyers told the court security threats prevented him from attending the proceedings
http://www.voanews.com/content/explosives-prevent-musharrafs-court-appearance/1821226.html

30 DECEMBER 2013

Pakistan appoints first female judge to sharia court

Pakistan’s national sharia court, which hears cases under the country’s Islamic legislation, on Monday appointed a female judge for the first time in its 33-year history.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1077328/pakistan-appoints-first-female-judge-to-sharia-court

24 DECEMBER 2013

Musharraf’s Pakistan treason trial delayed after explosives found

The trial of Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been postponed after explosives were found on his route to court in Islamabad.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25498375
http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/24/musharraf-treason-trial-postponed-after-bomb-scare/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10536538/Bomb-scare-turns-start-of-Musharraf-treason-trial-into-pantomime.html

Pakistan, Indian army commanders meet on Kashmir

Leading army commanders from Pakistan and India met on Tuesday in a bid to reduce tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir after a year of intermittent clashes on the de facto border.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan-indian-army-commanders-meet-kashmir

12 DECEMBER 2013

Lawyer For Doctor Who Helped CIA Flees Pakistan

Samiullah Afridi, the lawyer for the doctor who collected DNA samples for the CIA to help find Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has fled Pakistan after receiving death threats

http://www.rferl.org/content/lawyer-for-doctor-who/25198560.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=South%20Asia%20Daily%20Brief%2012-13-13

27 NOVEMBER 2013

Pakistan names new army chief

Pakistan named a new army chief on Wednesday, promoting a veteran infantry commander to the most powerful position in the troubled nuclear-armed nation battling a homegrown Taliban insurgency. General Raheel Sharif will take over as head of the 600,000-strong army from General Ashfaq Kayani, who is retiring after six years at the helm.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/381996/pakistan-names-new-army-chief

Malala Yousafzai tops list of most powerful Asians in the UK

Malala Yousafzai has topped a list of the 101 most powerful British Asians and Asians resident in the UK, knocking Labour MP Keith Vaz off the number one spot he held last year
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/10478618/Malala-Yousafzai-tops-list-of-most-powerful-Asians-in-the-UK.html

23 NOVEMBER 2013

US Drone Protesters in Pakistan Block NATO Supply Route

Thousands of right-wing Pakistani activists led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday staged a protest against US drone strikes, threatening to block NATO supply routes if strikes continue.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thousands-rally-against-us-drone-strikes-pakistan
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-drone-protesters-in-pakistan-block-nato-supply-route/1796359.html

22 NOVEMBER 2013

Doctor who helped find Osama bin Laden faces charges in child’s death

A Pakistani doctor accused of helping the United States find Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder over a surgery that authorities claim he was not authorized to perform, authorities said Friday.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/22/world/asia/pakistan-bin-laden-doctor/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/22/pakistani-who-helped-cia-find-al-qaeda-boss-osama-bin-laden-on-murder-charge/

20 NOVEMBER 2013

Malala Yousafzai gets EU’s Sakharov human rights prize

Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has received the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize at a ceremony in Strasbourg.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25014916
http://asiancorrespondent.com/116175/malala-makes-impassioned-plea-for-child-education/

17 NOVEMBER 2013

Pakistan to try ex-military ruler Musharraf for treason

Pakistan announced Sunday it would put former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, punishable by death or life imprisonment, for imposing emergency rule in 2007
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/380313/pakistan-to-try-ex-military-ruler-musharraf-for-treason
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24977818

10 NOVEMBER 2013

Pakistan private schools ban Malala book

Private schools association say Taliban victim’s work is « tool of the West » and does not represent Pakistan.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/pakistan-private-schools-ban-malala-book-2013111012321445293.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379195/schools-ban-malala-yousafzai-anti-pakistan-book

4 NOVEMBER 2013

Musharraf granted bail in last legal case

Ruling means former Pakistan president is on bail in all the cases brought against him since his return from exile.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/musharraf-granted-bail-last-legal-case-201311492237145994.html

3 NOVEMBER 2013

Pakistan to review US ties after ‘attack on peace’, says interior minister

Calling the drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud on Friday “an attack on regional peace by America,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said bilateral ties with the US will now be reviewed
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Pakistan-to-review-US-ties-after-attack-on-peace-s-53549.html

Pakistani legendory folk singer Reshma dies

According to the hospital sources, Reshma had been in coma for a month after being diagnosed with throat cancer years ago.
http://dawn.com/news/1053832/legendary-folk-singer-reshma-dies

2 NOVEMBER 2013

Pakistan Criticizes US Killing of Pakistani Taliban Leader

The Pakistan government has criticized the United States for the drone-strike death of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, saying his killing jeopardizes peace talks with the militant group.
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistani-taliban-leader-dead-in-us-drone-strike/1782006.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/pakistan-summons-us-envoy-over-mehsud-killing-201311215125815104.html

Khan Said named as new Pakistani Taliban leader

Senior members of the Pakistani Taliban on Saturday picked the group’s No. 2 commander, Khan Said, to be their new leader following the death of their former chief in a US drone attack the day before.
http://dawn.com/news/1053612/pakistani-taliban-meeting-chooses-khan-said-sajna-as-new-chief
http://www.france24.com/en/20131102-pakistan-taliban-chief-Mehsud-drone-USA-islamist%20militants

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud killed in US drone strike

Hakimullah Mehsud, head of the Taliban in Pakistan, was killed by a US drone strike in the country’s restive North Waziristan region on Friday, security sources and a senior Taliban commander have said.
http://www.france24.com/en/20131101-pakistan-taliban-leader-mehsud-killed-usa-drone-strike
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/pakistan-taliban-chief-killed-drone-strike-2013111163646666844.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10421817/Profile-Hakimullah-Mehsud-the-boyish-looking-militant-with-a-5-million-bounty-on-his-head.html

31 OCTOBER 2013

Three per cent of drone deaths civilian: Pakistan

The number, which was provided by Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence to the Senate, is much lower than past government calculations and estimates by independent organisations that have gone as high as 300. The ministry said 317 drone strikes have killed 2,160 Islamic militants and 67 civilians since 2008.
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1344514/three-cent-drone-deaths-civilian-pakistanhttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/pakistan-lashed-low-drone-victim-numbers-201310316713239576.html

29 OCTOBER 2013

India, Pakistan agree to maintain ceasefire at working boundary

India and Pakistan Tuesday agreed to observe calm along the Sialkot-Jammu working boundary after days of skirmishes which have been the worst in a decade
http://dawn.com/news/1052702/india-pakistan-agree-to-maintain-ceasefire-at-working-boundary

24 OCTOBER 2013

Pakistan’s PM Sharif urges Obama to stop drone strikes

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (photo) pressed US President Barack Obama on Wednesday to stop drone strikes in his country, as the two leaders sought to strengthen ties after years of strained relations.
http://www.france24.com/en/20131024-pakistan-sharif-urges-obama-usa-stop-drone-strikes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/10/pakistani-pm-urges-obama-end-drone-strikes-2013102322503172689.html

19 OCTOBER 2013

Pakistan playback singer Zubaida Khanum passes away

One of the best playback singers in the Pakistani film industry, Zubaida Khanum breathed her last on Saturday night after suffering a fatal heart attack.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/music/news-and-interviews/Pakistan-playback-singer-Zubaida-Khanum-passes-away/articleshow/24433866.cms?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24601883

U.S. releases $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan

The Obama administration has decided to release more than $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan, a senior administration official said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/19/politics/u-s-pakistan-aid/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

11 OCTOBER 2013

The bravest girl in the world

Christiane Amanpour’s interview with Malala Yousafzai, The Bravest Girl in the World, will air Sunday, October 13 at 7 pm ET, and reair during Amanpour’s normal Monday timeslot.
http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/11/the-bravest-girl-in-the-world/

Pakistani Taliban gloat after Malala misses Nobel

The Taliban was « delighted » that Malala Yousafzai, the teenager it tried to assassinate last year for supporting girls’ education, had not won the Nobel Peace Prize, a spokesman in Pakistan said on Friday.
http://www.france24.com/en/20131011-taliban-gloat-after-malala-misses-nobel-pakistan
http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/374252/malala-didn-t-deserve-nobel-says-taliban

10 OCTOBER 2013

Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov human rights prize

Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has won the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24475305
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Malala-Yousafzai-awarded-the-2013-Sakharov-Prize-29246.html
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/314311-eu-awards-top-human-rights-award-to-malala/

Malala Yousafzai leaves Jon Stewart speechless on Daily Show

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for standing up for women’s education, received a standing ovation on a US chat show for her message to the man who had tried to kill her.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10368740/Malala-Yousafzai-leaves-Jon-Stewart-speechless-on-Daily-Show.html

Musharraf arrested in Pakistan over Red Mosque case

Pakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf has been arrested over a 2007 mosque raid a day after the country’s supreme court granted him bail in another case.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24481955
http://dawn.com/news/1048796/musharraf-rearrested-over-lal-masjid-operation

9 OCTOBER 2013

Former Pakistan ruler Musharraf granted bail

Pakistan’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, has been granted bail by country’s top court, his lawyers have said, bringing closer his possible release after nearly six months of house arrest. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/former-pakistan-ruler-musharraf-granted-bail-2013109131449534224.html

7 OCTOBER 2013

Taliban says it would again target Malala Yousafzai, who pushed girls’ education

The Pakistani Taliban would again target 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai an advocate of education for girls who survived an assassination attempt last year, a spokesman for the militant group told CNN on Monday.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/taliban-malala/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10360502/Pakistan-Taliban-issues-fresh-threat-to-kill-Malala-Yousafzai.html

4 OCTOBER 2013

Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai , the Girl Shot by Taliban Wins a Rights Award

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last October is in London declared the winner of the Anna Politkovskaya award given annually by the group Reach All Women in War to a woman who defends human rights. The group said Ms. Yousafzai, 16, had been chosen “for her courage to speak out when nobody else dared,” for giving a voice to many women and girls and for promoting education for girls.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/world/asia/pakistan-girl-shot-by-taliban-wins-a-rights-award.html?ref=asia&_r=0

30 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan forced to rethink India policy

As Pakistan increasingly realizes that terrorism and militancy are by-products of its strategic depth maneuvers in the 2000s, instinctive mistrust of India is fading. The benefits of peace will also soon become clear, with high hope invested in the success of bilateral dialogue that such as that between the countries’ prime ministers on Sunday
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-300913.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2013

Indian, Pakistani PMs meet in shadow of violence

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday held his first talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has demanded the neighbor must crack down on Islamic extremists for any improvement in ties. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has advocated an end to historic tensions with India since he swept to power in May elections, met Singh at a New York hotel on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/29-Sep-2013/indian-pakistani-pms-meet-in-shadow-of-violence

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan’s dismal education prospects

The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child recently published a report noting that Pakistan has the world’s second-largest number of children out of school, while in April 2012 UNICEF indicated that some 20 million Pakistani children, including an estimated 7.3 million of primary school age, are not in school.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/09/26/pakistans-dismal-education-prospects/

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistani Christians protest church attack

Pakistani Christians have protested across the country to demand better protection for their community after a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a historic church in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people and wounding at least 140 others.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201392391826858810.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/23/pakistan-christians-demand-better-protection-after-peshawar-bomb-attacks/

22 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan Church Bombing Kills 81

At least 75 people have died and more than 120 wounded in a suicide attack against a church in northwestern Pakistan.  A number of women and children are among the victims of Sunday’s violence, being described as the deadliest ever assault on the country’s Christian minority.
http://www.voanews.com/content/suicide-bombers-kill-50-at-pakistan-church/1754638.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Peshawar-,-two-suicide-bombers-attack-Protestant-church-:-over-one-hundred-dead-and-130-injured-29076.html

21 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan Frees Afghan Taliban Deputy Commander

Pakistan has freed Afghan Taliban deputy commander Abdul Ghani Baradar in a attempt to jumpstart a tumultuous peace process in neighboring Afghanistan as most NATO troops prepare to leave the war-torn country by the end of 2014.
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-releases-senior-taliban-commander/1754282.html http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/12003-update-mullah-baradar-released-from-pakistani-prison-hpc-welcomes-move
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/2013921243903471.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2013

Malala nominated for EU’s Sakharov prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ education, and US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden have been nominated for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/370169/malala-snowden-nominated-for-eu-sakharov-prize
http://asiancorrespondent.com/113501/pakistans-malala-snowden-nominated-for-eu-human-rights-prize/

14 SEPTEMBER 2013

Can Nawaz rescue Pakistan?

Over 46 million people exercised their right to vote in Pakistan in May earlier this year — close to 55 per cent of the population and a record turnout since 1988. Pakistan’s first transition from one civilian government to another is an incredible achievement for a country that has been under military rule for a large part of its history.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/09/14/can-nawaz-rescue-pakistan/

Pakistan’s nuclear father dissolves political party

The father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, has dissolved his political party after it failed to win a single seat in the May 11 elections.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan%E2%80%99s-nuclear-father-dissolves-political-party

9 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan’s new President Hussain takes office

Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain took office on Monday, presiding over a government battling to overcome a Taliban insurgency, resolve an energy crisis and repair the economy.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistans-new-president-hussain-takes-office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

8 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan’s president Zardari steps down as term ends

Benazir Bhutto’s widower stepped down as president of Pakistan on Sunday, winning praise for completing a full five-year term but attracting criticism for leaving a country mired in economic and security strife.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10294303/Pakistans-president-steps-down-after-completing-historic-full-term.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/20139814311627401.html
http://dawn.com/news/1041441/zardari-ends-tenure-treated-to-honour-guard

7 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan releases Taliban in peace move

Pakistan has announced the release of seven senior Taliban figures to facilitate a peace process aimed at reaching a political resolution to the war in neighbouring Afghanistan, the country’s foreign ministry has said.
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/11829-pakistan-releases-seven-taliban-prisoners
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/2013975411597807.html

6 SEPTEMBER 2013

Pakistan: Drones kill senior militant commander who appeared in video with kidnapped US soldier

The American State Department accused Mullah Sangeen Zadran of orchestrating kidnappings, bombings and co-ordinating the movement of hundreds of fighters across the border into Afghanistan to engage international forces.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10291144/Pakistan-Drones-kill-senior-militant-commander-who-appeared-in-video-with-kidnapped-US-soldier.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

IMF extends $6.7 bn lifeline to Pakistan

The International Monetary Fund threw Pakistan a $6.7 billion lifeline Wednesday to help the struggling nuclear-armed country achieve economic reforms, particularly in its troubled energy sector.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/368026/imf-extends-6-7-bn-lifeline-to-ailing-pakistan

2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Police to investigate Pervez Musharraf’s role in Red Mosque operation

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, could face a fresh murder charge dating back to his role in clearing the Red Mosque of armed radicals in 2007 which ended with the deaths of more than 100.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10281236/Police-to-investigate-Pervez-Musharrafs-role-in-Red-Mosque-operation.html

29 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan orders retrial of Bin Laden doctor

A Pakistani judicial official has overturned the 33-year jail sentence passed on Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped CIA agents hunting for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/08/2013829115812490129.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/29/pakistan-overturns-sentence-of-doctor-who-helped-find-bin-laden/

26 AUGUST 2013

Karzai arrives in Islamabad for first official visit in more than 18 months

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has urged Pakistan to help his country defeat fighters who he says are bent on destabilising both countries.

http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/08/26/karzai_arrives_in_islamabad_for_first_official_visit_in_more_than_a_year_and_a_half http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/2013/2013/08/201382652340485340.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/26/pakistan-to-help-afghan-reconciliation-efforts-with-talaban/ http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/11693-analysts-doubt-positive-outcome-from-karzais-pak-visit

25 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan realease over 300 fishermen in “goodwill gesture”

Following clashes this month along the Kashmir border Pakistan has freed 362 Indian fishermen detained over the past two years as a goodwill gesture. They were detained, says Pakistan, after straying into their territorial waters. The newly-elected Pakistani government is seeking to ease its often-troubled relations with India.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/25/pakistan-releases-over-300-indian-fishermen-in-goodwill-gesture/

19 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan PM invites extremists for talks

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday called for dialogue with extremists to end bloodshed that has left thousands dead in the country in more than a decade of violence.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365416/pakistan-pm-invites-extremists-for-talks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23759951

18 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan: Don’t Resume Executions, Says HRW

Pakistan’s government should revoke its decision to resume executions and renew its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said in a joint letter to the Pakistani government today.
http://www.eurasiareview.com/18082013-pakistan-dont-resume-executions-says-hrw/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/365210/pakistan-orders-temporary-stay-of-executions

17 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan drops charges in Rimsha ‘blasphemy’ cleric case

A Pakistani court has dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric who had been arrested on suspicion of framing a Christian girl accused of blasphemy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23739778

13 AUGUST 2013

Pakistani prime minister calls for better ties with India

Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, has called for a « new beginning » in relations with India, amid high tension over the disputed region of Kashmir.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10239396/Pakistani-prime-minister-calls-for-better-ties-with-India.html

11 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan says India fired on border posts

Pakistan has accused Indian forces of firing on its border posts close to eastern city of Sialkot in Punjab province, prompting an « intermittent exchange of fire » between the two sides.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/20138118293667922.html

6 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan Rebels Target Bus Convoy

A local official in southwest Pakistan says rebel separatists have kidnapped and killed at least 13 people after stopping their convoy of buses as it headed to Punjab province.
http://www.voanews.com/content/rebels-attack-buses-kill-13/1724150.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/06/india-says-five-soldiers-killed-in-attack-in-kashmir-on-pakistan-border/

Indian says soldiers killed along Kashmir border. Pakistan denies

Five Indian soldiers have been killed in an attack on their post along the disputed border with Pakistan in northern Kashmir province just as the two nuclear rivals were readying to resume long-stalled peace talks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10224886/Indian-soldiers-killed-along-Kashmir-border.html http://www.france24.com/en/20130806-pakistani-soldiers-kill-five-indian-troops-kashmir-srinagar http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan-denies-killing-indian-soldiers-kashmir

2 AUGUST 2013

John Kerry pledges early end to Pakistan drone strikes

US Secretary of State John Kerry has concluded a visit to Pakistan by pledging to end drone strikes against militants « very, very soon ».
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23545221

1 AUGUST 2013

US and Pakistan agree to restart security talks

America and Pakistan have announced a new chapter in their turbulent alliance, agreeing to upgrade ties dominated in recent years by rows over drone strikes and Islamic terrorists.
http://dawn.com/news/1033392/us-pakistan-to-resume-high-level-negotiations
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10216467/US-and-Pakistan-agree-to-restart-security-talks.html

30 JULY 2013

Mamnoon Hussain is elected 12th president of Pakistan

Ruling party candidate Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan on Tuesday, replacing Asif Ali Zardari whose five-year term expires in September.
http://dawn.com/news/1032958/mamnoon-hussain-elected-12th-president-of-pakistan

About 200 inmates escape in Pakistan Taliban attack on prison

Taliban gunmen wearing police uniforms attacked the largest jail in a northern Pakistani province early Tuesday, allowing about 200 inmates to escape, authorities said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/29/world/asia/pakistan-prison-attack/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23493323
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10210231/More-than-240-prisoners-escape-in-Pakistan-jailbreak.html

26 JULY 2013

Pakistan Opposition Boycotts Presidential Vote

Pakistan’s main opposition party says it will boycott the upcoming presidential election to protest the change in the date of the poll without being consulted.
http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-opposition-boycotts-presidential-vote/1710422.html

20 JULY 2013

Women ‘banned from shopping alone’ in northern Pakistan

Islamic clerics and tribal elders in Pakistan’s north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have barred women from shopping without a male relative.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23388205

14 JULY 2013

First Pakistani women paratroopers make history

Pakistan’s first group of female paratroopers completed their training on Sunday, the military announced, hailing it as a « landmark achievement » for the deeply conservative Muslim country.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/359829/first-pakistani-women-paratroopers-make-history

12 JULY 2013

Malala’s forgotten sisters

Girls as young as 5 are still being sold into marriage in Pakistan. And no one will stop it. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/07/12/malalas_forgotten_sisters_girls_marriage_pakistan

Shot Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai addresses UN

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban, has told the UN that books and pens scare extremists, as she urged education for all.                                                              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23282662                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10175821/The-Taliban-have-failed-brave-schoolgirl-Malala-Yousafzai-tells-UN.html                                                        http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-pakistans-malala-celebrates-sixteenth-birthday-with-un-education-appeal/1700490.html

10 JULY 2013

Pakistan bomb kills Zardari security chief

The chief security officer of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been killed in a bomb attack in the port city of Karachi, police say.                                                                                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23259860               http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013710143218541754.html

5 JULY 2013

China, Pakistan ink transport pact

China and Pakistan signed an agreement on Friday on the blueprint for a huge transport project linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea.                                                      http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/06/content_16739853.htm                http://asiancorrespondent.com/110307/pakistan-china-set-sights-on-arabian-sea-link/

5 JULY 2013

Death penalty back in Pakistan

Pakistan’s new government has allowed a ban on the death penalty to expire, in a move condemned as « shocking and retrograde » by London-based rights group Amnesty International.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/2013758546675143.html

3 JULY 2013

Pakistan condemns US drone attack

Pakistan has strongly condemned a US drone strike that killed at least 17 people and wounded many others in North Waziristan’s Miranshah bordering Afghanistan. In a press release on Wednesday, the Pakistan foreign ministry said the strikes were a  violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/201373145444176859.html  http://asiancorrespondent.com/110159/us-drone-kills-16-suspected-militants-in-pakistan/

24 JUNE 2013

Pakistan: Sharif says Musharraf should face treason charges

Pakistan’s government says it’s planning to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial on treason charges. Newly-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made the announcement in parliament on June 24.                                          http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/24/pakistan-sharif-says-musharraf-should-face-treason-charges/

23 JUNE 2013

Pakistan Taliban claims responsibility for killing nine foreign tourists

Nine foreign tourists and their local guide were murdered when Taliban gunmen dressed as policemen forced their way into a climbing camp during the night in a remote northern region of Pakistan.             http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10137506/Pakistan-Taliban-claims-responsibility-for-killing-nine-foreign-tourists.html                                                                        http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/23/tourists-killed-in-pakistan/

15 JUNE 2013

Gunmen in Pakistan bomb female students’ bus then attack hospital

At least 23 people were killed in the twin attacks – including 12 women on the bus, travelling to a university in Quetta, capital of the troubled Baluchistan province. Eleven others died when a bomb exploded in the emergency ward of the city’s Bolan Medical Complex where the wounded were taken. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10122549/Gunmen-in-Pakistan-bomb-female-students-bus-then-attack-hospital.html                                                       http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/06/201361510251151772.html

12 JUNE 2013

Pakistan Female Fighter Pilot Wins Battle of Sexes

With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesha Farooq flashes a cheeky grin when asked if it is lonely being the only war-ready female fighter pilot in the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Farooq, from Punjab province’s historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade – there are five other female fighter pilots, but they have yet to take the final tests to qualify for combat. http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-female-fighter-pilot-wins-battle-of-sexes/1680672.html

5 JUNE 2013

Nawaz Sharif formally elected Pakistan Prime Minister for historic third time

After securing 244 votes in the 342-member parliament on Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif was formally elected as Pakistan’s 18th prime minister returning to power after surviving a military coup, a seven-year exile in Saudi Arabia, and a government dismissal http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/05/nawaz_sharif_formally_elected_pakistan_prime_minister_for_historic_third_time

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif urges end to US drone strikes

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for an end to US drone strikes in his first address since being re-elected to the post.                                                                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22779669                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22788570

1 JUNE 2013

New Pakistan parliament sworn-in

Pakistan’s new parliament was sworn-in on Saturday, completing the country’s first-ever democratic transition of power in a country ruled for half its history by the military.                                                   http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/new-pakistan-parliament-sworn-in/694660.html                                                              http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistan-marks-first-peaceful-democratic-transition/1673338.html

30 MAY 2013

Pakistani Taliban withdraw talks offer after leader killed

The Pakistani Taliban have withdrawn their offer of peace talks with the government following the death of their second in command in a US drone strike.                                     http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10089719/Pakistani-Taliban-withdraw-talks-offer-after-leader-killed.html                                                                               http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/20135301492770448.html

29 MAY 2013

Top Pakistan Taliban leader ‘killed by drone’

A US drone strike has killed the number two of the Pakistani Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, in North Waziristan region, according to three security officials in Pakistan.               http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/201352955158237275.html                                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22698363

27 MAY 2013

Imran Khan’s party won second most votes in Pakistan election

Imran Khan’s party won the second largest number of votes in Pakistan’s general election, according to newly released data, despite finishing third in terms of seats.                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10082600/Imran-Khans-party-won-second-most-votes-in-Pakistan-election.html

22 MAY 2013

Chinese premier begins Pakistan visit

Chinese premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Pakistan for a two-day visit where he will meet prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif, as the long-time allies look to boost trade ties.                                                                                                                                                              http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/20135224581824859.html

20 MAY 2013

Pakistan election results in full

Here are the results of the 11 May general elections in Pakistan, which were won by Nawaz Sharif and his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. Polling was postponed in some areas, with the results of re-runs still to come in                                                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22558474

19 MAY 2013

Senior Pakistani politician killed in Karachi

Zahra Shahid Hussain, central vice-president of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party and one of its founding members, was killed late on Saturday, just hours before re-elections took place on Sunday. The motives behind the attack remained unclear.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/2013518193629150615.html                                             http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/19/pakistan-senior-female-politician-in-khan-s-pti-party-shot/                                                                                                                       http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10066786/Imran-Khan-blames-London-based-rival-for-Zahra-Shahid-Hussain-killing.html

14 MAY 2013

Video shows ‘vote rigging’ in Pakistan

Amateur mobile phone footage allegedly showing vote rigging at a polling station during Pakistan’s general elections has surfaced amid growing complaints from various political parties over vote fraud in Saturday’s election. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10056503/Video-shows-vote-rigging-in-Pakistan.html

12 MAY 2013

Nawaz Sharif poised to return as Pakistan PM

Nawaz Sharif, winner of the Pakistani elections, is holding talks to form a new government, with fixing the economy and tackling the armed insurgency likely to be his two biggest challenges.                                              http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/201351215947745266.html                                                  http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/12/former-pakistan-prime-minister-makes-triumphant-return/

11 MAY 2013

Nawaz Sharif claims victory in Pakistan presidential election

The frontrunner to become Pakistan’s next prime minister on Sunday night promised to stand together with the West in taking on the forces of terrorism, hours after voting finished in the country’s historic general election. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10051440/Nawaz-Sharif-claims-victory-in-Pakistan-presidential-election.html                                                                                                                                                 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nawaz-sharif-imran-khan-elected-to-parli/671718.html

10 MAY 2013

Record number of women fight to be heard in Pakistani election

Saturday’s general election in Pakistan will see a 129.8 per cent rise in the number of women candidates compared to the previous elections in 2008. But about 10 million women are not registered to vote, and even the activists face serious obstacles.                          http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130510-record-number-women-fight-be-heard-pakistani-election

9 MAY 2013

Gunmen abduct Pakistan ex-PM Gilani’s son at election rally

The son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen during an election rally.                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22462410                                              http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/20135985715497546.html

9 MAY 2013

Infographic: How the Pakistan elections work

Explaining polling process in the May 11 vote for national and provincial assemblies across the nation of 182 million.            http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2013/05/20135815269941163.html

6 MAY 2013

Second Afghan-Pakistan border clash in a week

Afghan and Pakistani troops have clashed across the border between the two countries for the second time in a week. http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/05/06/skirmishes_erupt_again_on_afghan_pakistan_border          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22427641

29 APRIL 2013

Pre-election violence continues in Pakistan

At least eight people, including the son of an influential Afghan cleric, have been killed and 45 others wounded after a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a bus in Peshawar, police have said.                                     http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/2013429144211458515.html

23 APRIL 2013

Pakistan’s Musharraf Appears Before Anti-Terrorism Court

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has ordered the country’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, to be made part of an ongoing investigation into assassination of Benazir Bhutto five years ago. Also on Tuesday police say they found a vehicle packed with explosives near the Musharraf residence.                                                                                                                                  http://www.voanews.com/content/article/1647276.html                                http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/201342352843862374.html

22 APRIL 2013

Pakistan Government Declines Treason Charges Against Musharraf

Pakistan’s caretaker government will not file treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf, saying the move would be beyond its limited mandate.                                                                                                                                                                http://www.voanews.com/content/pakistani-government-declines-treason-charges-against-musharraf/1646208.html                                http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10010152/Pakistans-government-refuses-to-try-Pervez-Musharraf.html                                                                                                                               http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22253247

20 APRIL 2013

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf in custody for two weeks

Pakistan’s former leader Pervez Musharraf has been remanded in judicial custody for two weeks over claims he illegally detained judges in 2007.                                                                                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22229320                                                                                         http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/20/pakistan-s-ex-president-in-custody-for-two-weeks/                                                                                             http://www.voanews.com/content/musharraf-to-remain-in-custody/1645465.html

19 APRIL 2013

Pakistani police arrest Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad

He was initially placed under house arrest at his home in Islamabad but later transferred to the police headquarters in the city.                                                                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22211766                                                                                                             http://dawn.com/2013/04/19/musharraf-surrenders-to-authorities-appears-in-court/  http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

18 APRIL 2013

Musharraf placed under house arrest

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has been placed under house arrest, his spokeswoman said Thursday. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/18/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c1             http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134185552874909.html                                                                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22196101

17 APRIL 2013

Deadly blast hits Pakistan election rally

At least 16 people killed and dozens wounded after bomb strikes campaign rally of secularist politician in Peshawar http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/201341616343565646.html

16 APRIL 2013

Pakistan court bars Musharraf from elections

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military ruler, has been barred from running for parliament in the only seat he had been approved to contest                                                                                                                        http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/2013416103441625181.html                                            http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-180413.html

13 APRIL 2013

Pakistan’s democracy is yet to be substantive

When Pakistan holds elections on 11 May 2013 it will be the first time in Pakistan’s history that an elected government hands over power to another elected government. Though this is a positive development, most Pakistani and international observers are not optimistic that the elections form part of a broader transition from procedural to substantive democracy http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/13/pakistans-democracy-is-yet-to-be-substantive/

11 APRIL 2013

Pakistan: Dynamics of Failing State Theory

“Pakistan speaks of America’s continual betrayal. America finds Pakistan duplicitous wants it to focus on global threats, be it communalism or Jihadist. Pakistan wants to concentrate on the threat next door –India.                                                           http://southasianidea.com/geopolitics/pakistan-dynamics-of-failing-state-theory/

8 APRIL 2013

30 Pakistani soldiers killed in northwest valley

Four days of fierce fighting in northwestern Pakistan left 30 soldiers and nearly 100 militants dead as the army attempted to wrestle control of a remote, mountainous valley from the Taliban and their allies, military officials said http://asiancorrespondent.com/104721/30-pakistani-soldiers-killed-in-northwest-valley/

8 APRIL 2013

Pervez Musharraf ordered to answer treason allegations

Pakistan’s former leader Pervez Musharraf has been ordered to appear in court over treason allegations and has barred him from leaving the country.                                                                           http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9978894/Pervez-Musharraf-ordered-to-answer-treason-allegations.html                                                                                                                                                                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22062324

6 APRIL 2013

Malala charity to fund education of girls in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai – the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban last October – has started a fund to educate other girls in Pakistan.                                                                                                                                                 http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/05/pakistani-schoolgirl-shot-by-taliban-launches-malala-fund-charity/                                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22045269

4 APRIL 2013

How my brother tried to kill me in ‘honor attack’

This Pakistani girl’s life of misery and suffering began at the tender age of 12, when instead of going to school she was married to a man old enough to be her grandfather. She says: « My family married me off when I was 12 years old. My husband was 60. Every day he would beat me. I would cry and beg him stop. But he just kept on beating me. » http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/04/world/asia/afghanistan-honor-killing-survivor/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

30 MARCH 2013

Pakistan gunmen attack primary school in Karachi

Gunmen on Saturday hurled a firecracker and opened fire at a primary school in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, killing its principal and wounding eight children, police said.              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9962446/Pakistan-gunmen-attack-primary-school-in-Karachi.html      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/2013330132359756777.html

29 MARCH 2013

Pakistan’s Musharraf granted bail to run in election

Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf has won a legal victory in a Karachi court which means he cannot be immediately arrested on charges of conspiracy to murder and illegally removing from office a number of judges, including the Supreme Court chief justice.                                                                                                                                                       http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/29/pakistan-s-musharraf-granted-bail-to-run-in-election/

28 MARCH 2013

Teacher’s murder sparks calls for school protection for Pakistan’s girls

The murder of a teacher has prompted a petition calling for Pakistan’s government to take a greater role in protecting girls and teachers attending school                                                                                                                                           http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/27/world/asia/pakistan-teacher-death-petition/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

20 MARCH 2013

UN denounces US drone use in Pakistan

The United States has violated Pakistan’s sovereignty and destroyed tribal structures with unmanned aerial drone strikes in its counterterrorism near the Afghan border, a UN human rights investigator has said.                  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/201331523115707202.html

19 MARCH 2013

Pakistani Taliban suspend peace talks with government

The Pakistani Taliban have suspended peace talks with the Pakistani government, claiming the stakeholders are “not serious” with the peace initiative, a spokesman for the banned outfit said in a video released Monday                                                                      http://dawn.com/2013/03/18/ttp-suspends-talks-with-government/

16 MARCH 2013

Pakistan’s Ashraf government makes history

Pakistan’s PM has hailed as « a victory » for democracy the completion of a full term by an elected government for the first time in the country’s history.                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21817492

15 MARCH 2013

Balochistan govt to be dissolved on March 19

The disgruntled chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Raisani on Friday agreed to end the ongoing constitutional crisis in the province after a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari.                                                                                                               http://dawn.com/2013/03/15/balochistan-govt-to-be-dissolved-on-march-19/

11 MARCH 2013

Pakistan defies US with gas pipeline to Iran

Iranian and Pakistani leaders have inaugurated the construction of a much-delayed section of a $7.5bn gas pipeline linking the two neighbours, defying the threat of US sanctions.                                                             http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/03/201331110555932441.html                                     http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/11/pakistan-iran-gas-pipeline-inaugurated-defying-us-opposition/                                                                             http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-130313.html?goback=%2Egde_3681308_member_222310431

10 MARCH 2013

Police Arrest Dozens in Pakistan Christian Attack

Police in central Pakistan have arrested dozens of men a day after a mob burned a Christian area in Punjab province over alleged blasphemy. The incident has outraged Christians and civil society activists, who took to the streets on Sunday to demand effective protection of minorities and reforms in the controversial blasphemy laws of majority-Muslim Pakistan                                                                                                                                          http://www.voanews.com/content/christian-homes-set-ablaze-in-pakistan/1618681.html                http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1259092/1/.html

9 MARCH 2013

Dozens of Christian homes set on fire by Muslim mob, Pakistani authorities say

More than 100 homes of Christians were set on fire by outraged Muslims in the Badami Bagh community in Lahore on Saturday after police arrested Sawan Masih, a Christian in his mid-20s accused of speaking against the Muslim prophet Muhammad, officials said. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/09/world/asia/pakisan-unrest/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

9 MARCH 2013

Pakistan PM arrives in India to ‘open arm’ welcome

Pakistan’s premier Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived in India Saturday for a pilgrimage to a revered Muslim shrine, with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid welcoming him with « open arms ».                                                                                                    http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130309-407463.html

5 MARCH 2013

Benazir Bhutto’s friends attempt to seize party from her husband

Benazir Bhutto loyalists are launching an attempt to wrest control of her party back from President Asif Ali Zardari, her widower, hurling accusations that he is destroying her legacy.                                                 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9909851/Benazir-Bhuttos-friends-attempt-to-seize-party-from-her-husband.html

3 MARCH 2013

Deadly bombings hit Shia district in Karachi

A bomb attack in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi killed at least 35 people, including women and children, and wounded 70 others, police said. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/20133315617954671.html                                                                                   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21649412

23 FEBRUARY 2013

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons safety and security

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/columns/23-Feb-2013/pakistan-s-nuclear-weapons-safety-and-security

22 FEBRUARY 2013

Pakistan ‘militant leader’ Malik Ishaq arrested

Pakistani police have detained Malik Ishaq, founder and former head of militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), at his home in Punjab province. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21553492

19 FEBRUARY 2013

Pakistan Shiites call off protest, agree to bury dead

Thousands of Pakistani Shiite Muslims called off nationwide protests Tuesday and agreed to bury the dead from a bombing that killed 89 people, after the government promised to arrest those responsible                 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1255192/1/.html                        http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-02-20/hundreds-arrested-over-quetta-bomb-attack/1090936

Afghan forces arrest Pakistan Taliban commander

Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad has been arrested in eastern Afghanistan.                                                                   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21504250

Gwadar: a potential base for Chinese expansion?

After inheriting the Pakistani port of Gwadar from Singapore on Feb. 18, China now has a promising base to project its influence over the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, reports the Global Times, a nationalistic tabloid produced under the auspices of the party mouthpiece People’s Daily. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130219000016&cid=1101

18 FEBRUARY 2013

Quetta: Shia Hazaras refuse to bury Pakistan bomb dead

Ethnic Hazara women in the Pakistani city of Quetta are refusing to bury the bodies of scores of people killed by a huge bomb in a Shia commercial area.                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21495975

16 FEBRUARY 2013

Bomb rips through Shiite enclave in Pakistan

A blast targeting Shiites in a busy Pakistani marketplace killed at least 67 people on Saturday. The strike occurred the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta.                                                                                                                                                http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/16/world/asia/pakistan-blast/index.html?hpt=ias_c1             http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1254678/1/.html

15 FEBRUARY 2013

Kashmir border: India kills Pakistani soldier

A Pakistani soldier who strayed over the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir has been killed.                                                                                                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21469446

26 JANUARY 2013

Pakistan’s battle for democracy

Democratic forces in Pakistan continue to fight an uphill battle despite a multitude of national challenges. http://thediplomat.com/2013/01/26/pakistan-democracy/

17 JANUARY 2013

Derailing Democracy in Islamabad

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137764/aqil-shah/derailing-democracy-in-islamabad?page=show

Official refuses court order to arrest Pakistan PM

Pakistan’s anti-corruption chief refused a Supreme Court order to arrest the prime minister in a graft case Thursday, citing a lack of evidence, in the latest clash between the government and the country’s top court.                                                        http://asiancorrespondent.com/95630/official-refuses-court-order-to-arrest-pakistan-pm/

Pakistan cleric signals end to Islamabad sit-in

Tahir-ul Qadri made the announcement as the country’s corruption watchdog told the Supreme Court it did not yet have enough evidence to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on graft allegations, as the top judge had ordered.                     http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130117-396264.html                                                                                                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21055900

15 JANUARY 2013

Pakistan top court orders PM arrest

The Pakistani Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf, the country’s prime minister, in connection with a corruption case, officials say. The court ordered the arrest of Ashraf on Tuesday morning, in case relating to contracts for the purchase of rental power plants by the federal government when Ashraf was the federal minister for water and power. ttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/201311592859175153.html                                                                           http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21022855

12 JANUARY 2013

Talks fail to quell Pakistan Shia protests

Talks between Pakistani officials and Shia leaders have failed to quell a protest that brought thousands of people out onto cold, wet streets for a second night to watch over the bodies of 96 people killed in Quetta in one of the country’s worst sectarian  ttacks. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/2013112182336231791.html

11 JANUARY 2013

More than 100 dead in bombings across Pakistan

At least 115 people have been killed in a series of bombing across Pakistan, including 81 who died after two successive bombs exploded minutes apart in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta late Thursday, police sources said.                                             http://www.france24.com/en/20130110-quetta-pakistan-50-dead-twin-explosions                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20989329

10 JANUARY 2013

Another Pakistani soldier dies as Kashmir border crisis continues

A Pakistani soldier has died after coming under fire from Indian troops in Kashmir, according to Pakistan’s military, in the latest tit-for-tat death even as politicians tried to take the heat out of a developing border crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9793692/Another-Pakistani-soldier-dies-as-Kashmir-border-crisis-continues.html                                                                                                                                                         http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/10/pakistan-soldier-in-kashmir-killed-by-india-troops/

8 JANUARY 2013

India claims two troops killed by Pakistan over Kashmir border

Two Indian troops have been killed, one of whom was ‘mutilated’, in a gunfight with Pakistan forces on Indian-controlled territory close to the line of control which marks the unofficial border between the two states. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9788051/India-claims-two-troops-killed-by-Pakistan-over-Kashmir-border.html  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/201318131527741342.html

6 JANUARY 2013

Pakistani soldier killed in border clashes with Indian troops

A Pakistani soldier has been killed and another injured in clashes with Indian troops along the disputed border in divided Kashmir, in a serious test of the recent improved relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9783738/Pakistani-soldier-killed-in-border-clashes-with-Indian-troops.html                                                                                                                                                                      http://asiancorrespondent.com/94840/pakistan-says-1-dead-in-border-clash-with-india/

4 JANUARY 2013

Bahawal Khan to succeed Pakistan militant leader Mullah Nazir

A successor to Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir, who was killed in a US drone strike, has been announced. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20909841

Malala Yousafzai leaves Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from a Birmingham hospital as an inpatient. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-20908439                                                    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/04/world/europe/uk-pakistan-malala-discharged/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

3 JANUARY 2013

US drone kills senior Pakistan tribal leader

Commander Mullah Nazir, known to have ties to Afghan Taliban, among at least nine fighters killed in separate strikes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9778161/Mullah-Nazir-very-much-an-American-target.html   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/2013135203260995.html

Shot schoolgirl given peace award

A 15-year-old schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban will be honoured for her courage and determination.  http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/national/shot-schoolgirl-given-peace-award-1-4633462

2 JANUARY 2013

Pakistan’s tactical nukes

Pakistan is developing a new generation of smaller « tactical » nuclear weapons. The dangers and challenges such arms present are very real. http://thediplomat.com/2013/01/02/pakistans-new-nuclear-problem/

30 DECEMBER 2012

Pakistan’s bleak outlook lightened by the game-changer with India

With a general parliamentary election likely to be held early in the year, and changes to the leadership of the army and judiciary due by the end of the year,Pakistan faces some daunting challenges as it enters 2013.                                              http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/30/pakistans-bleak-outlook-lightened-by-the-game-changer-with-india/

Pakistani Taliban execute captured policemen

Government officials say 21 out of 23 tribal policemen believed to have been kidnapped by the Taliban have been executed by their captors in northwest Pakistan. Naveed Akbar Khan, a local government official, told the AFP news agency on Sunday: « We found 21 bullet riddled bodies of security personnel a short while ago in an uninhabited area. »            http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/12/20121229214853934265.html

20 DECEMBER 2012

Clerics call for protests over polio worker killings

In Pakistan hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of another victim of the attacks on UN-backed polio eradication teams. The total number of deaths has now risen to nine.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/12/20/clerics-call-for-protests-over-polio-worker-killings/

4 NOVEMBER 2012

Pakistan court orders action against Taliban, armed groups in Karachi

In an interim order issued Saturday, the Supreme Court’s bench five-member hearing a case for the implementation of the apex court’s earlier order in a suo motu case related to the law and order situation in Karachi directed the provincial government to arrest all prisoners released on parole and present them before it. http://dawn.com/2012/11/03/sc-orders-action-against-taliban-armed-groups-in-karachi/

3 NOVEMBER 2012

Pakistani Taliban target female students with acid attack

It’s the latest cruel tactic in the Pakistani Taliban’s battle to stop girls and women from getting an education: acid thrown in their faces to scar them for life and deter others from following in their footsteps.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/03/world/asia/pakistan-acid-attack/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

19 OCTOBER 2012

Pakistan court rules army must stop interfering in politics

In a rare challenge to Pakistan’s powerful generals, the country’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the military should stop interfering in politics
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121019-378696.html

15 OCTOBER 2012

Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Swat, has arrived in the UK for medical treatment.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19954043
http://asiancorrespondent.com/90712/thousands-rally-for-pakistani-girl-shot-by-taliban/
http://www.france24.com/en/20121009-pakistan-girl-malala-yousufzai-shot-taliban-school-bus-swat-valley

9 OCTOBER 2012

Shot down because demanding the right for girls to go to school

Leaders from around the world have condemned the shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an education and rights activist in the northwestern Pakistani region of Swat. Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday in her hometown of Mingora while on her way home from school.

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/10/2012101018922566669.html

6 OCTOBER 2012

Pakistani politician, Imran Khan, is leading a “peace march” in protest against US drone strikes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9591518/Imran-Khan-sets-off-on-peace-march-to-campaign-against-drones.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19854297

1 OCTOBRE 2012

Setback for Pakistani teen facing blasphemy charges

Three witnesses whose testimony could absolve a 14-year-old Pakistani girl facing life in prison have changed their statements.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/01/world/asia/pakistan-blasphemy-girl/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

22 SEPTEMBER 2012

Anti-Islam film: Pakistan minister offers bounty

A Pakistani government minister has offered a $100,000 (£61,616) reward for the death of the maker of an anti-Islam film produced in the US
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/23/pakistani-minister-offers-bounty-for-death-of-film-maker/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19687386

21 SEPTEMBER 2012

Insults to Islam stir mass Pakistan protests

Reports say more than 17 people have died as demonstrations against an anti-Islam video erupted across Pakistan, a day after protesters tried to storm the US embassy in the capital, Islamabad
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/09/20129219618263113.html
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/21/pakistan-deadly-protests-against-anti-islam-film/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19678412

19 SEPTEMBER 2012

Pakistan’s government has declared Friday a national holiday to allow protests against the anti-Islam film.

The announcement came hours after hundreds of lawyers surrounded the Islamabad compound that houses the US Embassy on Wednesda
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/19/pakistan-declares-national-holiday-for-film-protests

18 SEPTEMBER 2012

Pakistan to ‘reopen Zardari fraud cases’

Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf says he will obey Tuesday’s Supreme Court order to reopen a corruption case against the country’s president
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/18/pakistan-pm-vows-to-probe-zardari-corruption-allegations/ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/09/20129181154102792.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2012

Reports: Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test fire of the indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 kilometers
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/national/17-Sep-2012/pakistan-tests-nuclear-capable-missile
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/17/13913915-reports-pakistan-test-fires-nuclear-capable-missile

Protestors go on rampage in Karachi

One person was killed and nine others were injured after protestors led violent protests in front of the US consulate in Karachi
http://dawn.com/2012/09/16/one-person-killed-in-karachi-protests/

Pakistan’s blasphemy law ‘vaguely formulated and arbitrarily enforced’

With Muslim leaders in many countries calling for a global law barring what they call insults to Islam, the main non-Catholic world Christian grouping on Monday said just such a law in Pakistan is used to persecute other religions
http://dawn.com/2012/09/17/pakistans-blasphemy-law-vaguely-formulated-and-arbitrarily-enforced/

12 SEPTEMBER 2012

Hundreds killed in Karachi factory inferno

Factory fires in two major cities in Pakistan have killed more than 300 people and injured dozens more, including some who had to leap from windows to escape the flames, officials and survivors have said. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/09/20129124543681430.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19566851

8 SEPTEMBER 2012

India and Pakistan Sign Visa Agreement, Easing Travel

Pakistan and India signed a new visa agreement on Saturday, easing restrictions for travelers in a move seen as a tentative step between the rival South Asian countries to normalize their troubled relations http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/world/asia/india-and-pakistan-sign-visa-agreement-easing-travel.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-19530819

Pakistan frees Christian girl jailed in blasphemy case

A young, mentally-challenged Christian girl who was accused of blasphemy after she was found to be in possession of burned pages of the Koran has been released from jail, Pakistani officials said Saturday, a day after a court granted her bail http://www.france24.com/en/20120908-pakistan-frees-christian-girl-accused-blasphemy-case-rawalpindi-rimsha-koran-burning

6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Save the Children foreign staff ordered out of Pakistan

Save the Children’s foreign staff have been ordered to leave Pakistan within two weeks, the aid agency confirms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19500103 http://www.france24.com/en/20120906-save-children-foreign-staff-expelled-deported-pakistan-afridi-osama-bin-laden-usa

3 SEPTEMBER 2012

Asif Ali Zardari ‘extending Pakistan political dynasty’ with son

Pakistan’s ruling political dynasty has been accused of abusing its power after it emerged that President Asif Ali Zardari’s 23-year-old son met several world leaders during a recent summit in Tehran.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9517712/Asif-Ali-Zardari-extending-Pakistan-political-dynasty-with-son.html

2 SEPTEMBER 2012

Palistani cleric arrested for falsifying evidence in blasphemy case

A Pakistani cleric has been arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence after he submitted burned pages of the Koran as proof against a 14-year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy, police said on Sunday. http://www.france24.com/en/20120902-cleric-imam-arrested-tampering-evidence-blasphemy-case-rimsha-khalid-chishti-pakistan
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/02/world/asia/pakistan-girl-blasphemy/index.html?hpt=ias_c2 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/09/20129252559111935.html

15 AUGUST 2012

Pakistan frees 55 Indians for independence day

Pakistan on Wednesday released 55 Indian fishermen, 15 of them teenagers, as a « goodwill gesture » to mark independence day in India
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120815-365550.html

3 AUGUST 2012

Pakistan jails Brig Ali Khan and four other top officers

A Pakistani military court has convicted five senior officers of links with a banned organisation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-19116499

Pakistan court strikes down contempt law Pakistan’s top court on Friday struck down a new law exempting members of the government from being tried for contempt, clearing the way for legal proceedings against the prime minister
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1217793/1/.html

2 AUGUST 2012

India overturns ban on Pakistan investments

India has reversed its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan in a move designed to build goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/08/20128264238428195.html http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=418737&catid=35

1 AUGUST 2012

Report blasts Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

Myanmar security forces have killed, raped or carried out mass arrests of Rohingya Muslims after deadly sectarian riots in the northeast in June, a rights group has said, adding the authorities had done little to prevent the initial unrest. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/20128154245751775. htmlhttp://asiancorrespondent.com/86908/human-rights-group-cites-atrocities-in-western-burma/

Top Bangladesh opposition leaders indicted

Forty-six opposition leaders, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will go on trial this week in a case filed for torching a bus. http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=244348

31 JULY 2012

World’s biggest ever blackout as India is brought to a standstill

The world’s biggest ever blackout brought half of India to a standstill, as a catastrophic power outage left 670 million people without electricity. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9441940/Worlds-biggest-ever-blackout-as-India-is-brought-to-a-standstill.html

30 JULY 012

Vietnam blogger’s mother ‘dies in self-immolation’

The mother of a prominent Vietnamese blogger has died after setting herself on fire ahead of her daughter’s trial for propaganda against the Communist state, sources close to the family said Monday. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120730-362340.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19053910 http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Catholic-dissident’s-mother-sets-herself-on-fire.-Anger-and-bewilderment-of-Vietnamese-25431.html

29 JULY 2012

Anna Hazare begins fifth hunger strike in 16 months

Anna Hazare, the Indian activist, began his fifth hunger strike in 16 months on Sunday as he pushes for strong anti-graft legislation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9436316/Anna-Hazare-begins-fifth-hunger-strike-in-16-months.html http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1216398/1/.html

2 AUGUST 2012

India overturns ban on Pakistan investments

India has reversed its ban on foreign investment from Pakistan in a move designed to build goodwill amid a renewed push for a peace settlement between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/08/20128264238428195.html http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=418737&catid=35

27 JULY 2012

British ambassador says Pakistan is ‘world leader’ in visa application fraud

During a news conference to publicise the London Olympics, Adam Thomson said UK visa officials had sifted out thousands of forged documents submitted by Pakistanis trying to obtain travel documents for Britain during the past year.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9432649/British-ambassador-says-Pakistan-is-world-leader-in-visa-application-fraud.html

24 JULY 2012

Pakistani Taliban chief warns Islamabad

Mualana Wali-u-Rehman, known in militant circles as « Molvi Sahib », carries a Turkish-made Zigana-K pistol and a Russian AKS-74U assault rifle. Rehman, a former activist from Pakistan’s largest religious-political party, Jamiat-ul-Ulema Islam, was one of the founding members of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistani Taliban, or TTP) in South Waziristan, when it emerged in late 2007.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NG25Df03.html

19 JULY 2012

Pakistan’s courts take on the ISI

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency to close a notorious cell that focused on monitoring internal politics, in a direct challenge to the ISI’s ability to operate as a « state within a state ».
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NG19Df02.html

10 JULY 2012

Protests in Islamabad against the government’s decision to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

There have been protests in the Pakistani capital Islamabad against the government’s decision to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/10/pakistani-protests-over-nato-s-re-opened-afghan-supply-lines/ http://www.france24.com/en/20120709-pakistan-islamists-rally-against-reopening-nato-supply-routes-afghanistan

8 JULY 2012

Ex Pak IB chief hid bin Laden in Abbotabad with Musharraf’s approval: ex ISI chief

A retired Pakistani military officer, Brigadier Ijaz Shah is alleged to have harboured Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan for years, former head of Pakistan’s spy agency, the directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), General Ziauddin Butt, has claimed.
http://www.sify.com/news/ex-pak-ib-chief-hid-bin-laden-in-abbotabad-with-musharraf-s-approval-ex-isi-chief-news-international-mhilajfadbd.html?scategory=international

4 JULY 2012

Pakistan mob burns man to death for ‘blasphemy’

A Pakistani mob has taken a man accused of blasphemy from a police station and burnt him to death, police say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18713545

3 JULY 2012

Pakistan ends blockade of Nato supply routes

Pakistan has announced it will end its blockade of Nato supply routes into Afghanistan, after the US finally apologised for a mistaken attack that killed 24 of its troops. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9373772/Pakistan-ends-blockade-of-Nato-supply-routes.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18691691

22 JUNE 2012

Pakistan elects Raja Pervez Ashraf as prime minister

Pakistan’s parliament on Friday elected a former water and power minister and ruling party member Raja Pervez Ashraf as the country’s new prime minister. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/201262244252924620.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9349742/Pakistan-elects-Raja-Pervez-Ashraf-as-prime-minister.html

21 JUNE 2012

Pakistan courts order arrest of new prime minister nominee

Having already ousted one prime minister this week, Pakistan’s courts on Thursday sabotaged the appointment of a replacement by ordering the arrest of the man nominated to take up the job.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/20126209109434788.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9346965/Pakistan-courts-order-arrest-of-new-prime-minister-nominee.html

19 JUNE 2012

Pakistan Supreme Court bars PM Gilani from office

Pakistan’s top court has disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from holding office, two months after convicting him of contempt of court. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18506728 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/2012619104352956999.html
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NF21Df02.html#

18 JUNE 2012

Taliban to U.S.: End drone strikes in Pakistan, or no more polio vaccines

A Taliban commander in northwest Pakistan has announced a ban on polio vaccines for children as long as the United States continues its campaign of drone strikes in the region, according to a statement by the Taliban.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/18/world/asia/pakistan-taliban-polio/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

13 JUNE 2012

Pakistani singer Mehdi Hassan dies

Ustad Mehdi Hassan, Pakistan’s legendary classical singer who captivated millions of music fans across South Asia, has died. He was 84. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/2012613105952254143.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18421080

11 JUNE 2012

US withdraws supply route negotiators from Pakistan

US negotiators who have been trying to reach a deal with Pakistan over a supply route to Nato troops in Afghanistan have quit the talks. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18401465

India and Pakistan in talks over Siachen Glacier

Indian and Pakistani defence officials held a fresh round of talks on Monday seeking to end decades of dispute over the Siachen Glacier, dubbed the world’s highest battlefield.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9323679/India-and-Pakistan-in-talks-over-Siachen-Glacier.html

5 JUNE 2012

US Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills Al-Qaida No. 2

U.S. official says a drone strike in northwestern Pakistan has killed al-Qaida’s second in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, dealing what is said to be a major blow to the terror group. Tuesday’s 5 confirmation of al-Libi’s death came a day after missiles from a U.S. drone hit a vehicle and compound in the North Waziristan tribal region, killing at least 15 people, including foreigners
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/201265174418788725.
html
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-officials-say-drone-attack-targeted-al-qaidas-no-2/1147332.html

23 MAY 2012

Pakistan jails doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden has been jailed for at least 30 years, officials say http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/2012523111832779910.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18175964

18 MAY 2012

No-confidence vote only way to unseat me, Gilani tells opposition

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani challenged the opposition Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz on Friday, daring the Sharifs to bring a vote of no-confidence against him
http://dawn.com/2012/05/18/no-confidence-vote-only-way-to-unseat-me-gilani-tells-opposition/

27 APRIL 2012

Defiant PM vows not to cede office

Armed with the support of his party, allies, and some argument, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani took his turn on Friday 27 to hit back hard at his political foes, telling the National Assembly he would not cede office owing to his conviction by the Supreme Court for contempt unless the house disqualified him
http://dawn.com/2012/04/28/defiant-pm-vows-not-to-cede-office/

United States Talks Fail as Pakistanis Seek Apology

The latest high-level talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday 27 over Pakistani demands for an unconditional apology from the Obama administration for an airstrike http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/world/asia/talks-between-us-and-pakistan-fail-over-airstrike-apology.html?_r=1&ref=asia#

26 APRIL 2012

Pakistani PM Gilani guilty of contempt but spared jail

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has found Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty in a contempt of court case. However, the court gave Mr Gilani only a symbolic sentence and he will not have to serve any time in jail.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17848796

25 APRIL 2012

Pakistan conducts ballistic missile test

Pakistan has successfully conducted a test of an intermediate range ballistic missile, the country’s military has said. The Hatf-IV Shaheen-1A missile is capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional warheads, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) department said on Wednesday http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/04/201242545255746331.html http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/25/world/asia/pakistan-missile-test/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

18 APRIL 2012

Pakistan’s Army Chief Calls for Glacier Demilitarization

Pakistan’s army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has called for the demilitarization of the disputed high-altitude Siachen Glacier where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops have been stationed for decades
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Pakistans-Army-Chief-Calls-for-Demilitarization-of-World-Highest-Battleground-147974215.html

30 MARCH 2012

More than 100,000 flee clashes between Pakistani troops, Islamists

More than 100,000 people have fled the north-west Khyber tribal region since government troops launched a January offensive against Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants, the UN refugee agency said on Friday
http://www.france24.com/en/20120331-unhcr-100000-flee-clashes-pakistan-troops-taliban-qaeda-khyber-tribal-northwest

25 MARCH 2012

Taliban threaten Pakistani lawmakers who support resumption of NATO supplies to Afghanistan

The Taliban on Sunday 25 threatened to attack Pakistani lawmakers and their families if they support allowing NATO to resume shipping supplies through the country to troops in neighboring Afghanistan http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/taliban-threaten-pakistani-lawmakers-who-support-resumption-of-nato-supplies-to-afghanistan/2012/03/25/gIQA3B3aZS_story.html

9 MARCH 2012

Pakistan bans Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat Islamist group

Pakistan’s government has issued orders banning the country’s largest Islamic extremist group. Activists from the pro-al-Qaeda group formerly known as the Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP), or Soldiers of the Companions of the Prophet, have been convicted of killing hundreds of Shia Muslims
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17322095

21 FEBRUARY 2012

Pakistan appeals to Interpol over Musharraf arrest

Pakistan is in the final stages of asking Interpol to help arrest former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the murder of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tuesday
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120221-329332.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/21/world/asia/pakistan-musharraf/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

13 FEBRUARY 2012

Pakistani Court Indicts Prime Minister for Contempt

Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan’s prime minister, has been charged with contempt of court by the country’s supreme court, after he disobeyed a court order to open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/world/asia/pakistani-court-indicts-prime-minister-for-contempt.html?_r=1&ref=asia http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201221344753846407.html http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/12/world/asia/pakistan-gilani-court/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

11 FEBRUARY 2011

Crowds swarm Suu Kyi as campaign begins

9 FEBRUARY 2012

US drone in Pakistan kills ‘al-Qaeda ally’

The second US drone attack in two days in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region killed has killed four people, including a senior militant commander with links to al-Qaeda, Pakistani intelligence officials and Taliban sources said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201229111725286336.html

1 FEBRUARY 2012

Profile: Pakistan’s ISI

The charge that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence is supporting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan is just the latest of many charges directed at Pakistan’s shadowy intelligence service, which for decades has been accused of plotting assassinations, backing armed groups, and organising attacks against neighbouring countries
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/2012218213493884.html

27 JANUARY 2012

Pervez Musharraf postpones Pakistan return, aide says

Mr Musharraf had previously vowed to end his self-imposed exile and fly back to Pakistan by the end of this month to revive his political career
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16766967

16 JANUARY 2012

Amid tensions, Pakistani lawmakers vote to support ‘democracy’

Pakistani lawmakers on Monday passed a resolution supporting the country’s democratic system, a vote that came after weeks of public speculation and political intrigue about the possibility of a coup in the volatile nation http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/16/world/asia/pakistan-politics/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

11 JANUARY 2012

Firing of Pakistan’s Defense Secretary Raises Tension With Army

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani fired his defense secretary, a retired general and confidant of Pakistan’s army chief, on Wednesday 11 as the civilian government appeared headed for a collision with the country’s powerful military leadership
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/world/asia/firing-of-pakistans-defense-secretary-raises-tension-with-army.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16511826

10 JANUARY 2012

Pakistani Judges Press Prime Minister to Defy President

The political and legal crisis in Pakistan took a new turn on Tuesday when the Supreme Court threatened to dismiss Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for failing to comply with court orders to reopen corruption cases against his political boss: President Asif Ali Zardari
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/world/asia/car-bomb-kills-dozens-in-pakistan.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16494070

8 JUANURY 2012

Former Pakistan President Announces Plans to Return Home

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has announced plans to return to the country later this month. Musharraf told supporters in Karachi via telephone Sunday that he would arrive between January 27 and January 30 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Former-Pakistan-President-Announces-Plans-to-Return-Home-136906133.html

29 DECEMBER 2011

Pakistan murder testimony doctor Baqir Shah shot dead

A doctor who testified that Pakistani security forces had killed a group of unarmed foreigners has, himself, been shot dead. Dr Baqir Shah was gunned down in the city of Quetta after he contradicted police reports from earlier this year
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16360476
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16359639

25 DECEMBER 2011

Thousands rally for Pakistan’s Imran Khan

More than 100,000 people have rallied in support of Pakistani cricket legend and opposition politician Imran Khan in the southern city of Karachi. Sunday’s rally further cemented Khan’s status as a rising force in Pakistani politics, ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in 2013
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2011/12/2011122514241338231.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16329906

23 DECEMBER 2011

Pakistan Military Denies Conspiracy to Seize Power

Pakistan lurched between crises on Friday with its military chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, dismissing talk of a coup and canceling a visit from a top American general, a sign that Pakistani fury at the United States over air strikes that killed 26 soldiers is far from abating
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/world/asia/pakistan-military-seeking-to-quash-rumors-denies-conspiracy-to-seize-power.html?_r=1&ref=asia

22 DECEMBER 2011

Tumultuous Year Strains US Pakistani Relations

Pakistan and the United States have maintained a critical strategic partnership for the past 10 years despite tense relations over the war in Afghanistan and U.S. suspicions that Islamabad maintains ties to militant groups
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Tumultuous-Year-Strains-US-Pakistani-Relations-136067983.html

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11 NOVEMBER 2017

Nepal’s three-time premier of monarchy era Kirti Nidhi Bista dies at 90

Kirti Nidhi Bista, a three-time former prime minister during Nepal’s monarchy era, died in Kathmandu on Saturday, state television reported. He was 90
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2119467/nepals-three-time-premier-monarchy-era-kirti-nidhi-bista-dies
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-11-11/former-pm-bista-passes-away-at-90.html

28 SEPTEMBER 2018

3-year-old girl named Nepal’s new living goddess

A 3-year-old girl became Nepal’s new living goddess Thursday, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in the Himalayan nation
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/28/3-year-old-girl-named-nepals-new-living-goddess.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/28/nepal-traditions-three-year-old-girl-becomes-new-living-goddess
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-09-28/new-kumari-trishna-shakya-takes-reign-as-living-goddess-in-photos.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Nepal’s role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights balancing act between Beijing and Delhi

Despite recent tensions in the region, the country’s interests can be best served by acting as a bridge between two giant neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2110474/nepals-role-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-highlights

6 JUNE 2017

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal’s prime minister … for the fourth time

Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday elected an unopposed three-time former prime minister to the top post once again, the tenth time in just over a decade the leadership has changed hands in the Himalayan nation
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-parliament-elects-sher-bahadur-deuba-as-new-prime-minister/a-39137708
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/nepal-parliament-elects-new-prime-minister
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-06-07/pm-deuba-assumes-office-first-cabinet-meeting-sets-five-priorities.html

24 MAY 2917

Nepal PM resigns, casting final local election into doubt

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal « Prachanda » today stepped down from his post, honouring the agreement reached with the ruling partner Nepali Congress (NC) before forming the coalition government
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-pm-resigns-casting-final-local-election-into-doubt/a-38971534
http://www.thedailystar.net/world/south-asia/nepal-pm-pushpa-kamal-dahal-resigns-1410196

14 MAY 2017

In first local election in 20 years, Nepal heads to the polls amidst fears of Attack

Voting began in Nepal on Sunday (May 14) in its first local elections in two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253192253/in-first-local-election-in-20-years-nepal-heads-to-the-polls-amidst-fears-of-Attack
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/nepal-votes-in-first-local-election-in-20-years

12 MAY 2017

Nepal joins China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, possibly alarming India

Nepal on Friday signed an agreement to be part of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a move that could alarm India, which jostles with China for influence in Kathmandu
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/world/138328-nepal-joins-chinas-one-belt-one-road-initiative-possibly-alarming-india
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-05-12/nepal-china-sign-framework-deal-on-obor.html

30 APRIL 2017

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment

Nepal’s first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39764830
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-30/impeachment-motion-registered-against-cj-karki.html

16 APRIL 2017

Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises

China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2088059/nepal-china-begin-first-ever-joint-military-exercises
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-16/first-ever-nepal-china-joint-military-training-begins.html

21 FEBRUARY 2017

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in mid-May, the government has announced, raising hopes of political stability in the deeply divided country
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/nepal-to-hold-first-local-elections-in-20-years/755151
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-hold-first-local-elections-20-years

2 JANUARY 2017

Nepal Supreme Court gives nod for Constitution amendment bill

 Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday said the Constitution amendment bill registered in the Legislative-Parliament should move ahead as it is a matter of Parliamentary supremacy
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/nepal-sc-gives-nod-for-constitution-amendment-bill-1483373284.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-01-02/ruling-parties-welcome-sc-verdict-to-forward-process-on-tuesdays-meet.html

31 DECEMBER 2016

2016 a year to forget for Nepal

Nepal is at a political and economic low point. If this continues through 2017 Nepal’s people might seek to leave the country for greener pastures, which many have done already. Nepal can only hope that 2017 bucks the trend and proves this wrong
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/12/31/2016-a-year-to-forget-for-nepal/

16 DECEMBER 2016

The last king of remote Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang dies in Nepal

The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died on Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2055281/last-king-remote-buddhist-kingdom-dies-nepal

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Nepal prime minister admits ‘delays’ in justice for Maoist war victims

Nepal on Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the peace deal that ended a bloody Maoist insurgency as the prime minister admitted that justice for its victims has been delayed
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2047717/nepal-prime-minister-admits-delays-justice-maoist-war-victims

15 NOVEMBER 2016

To please Beijing, Kathmandu arrests 41 Tibetans pilgrims

Nepali authorities have arrested 41 Tibetan pilgrims on the border with India. The group was travelling by bus to some of India’s most important Buddhist temples when it was stopped in Kailali, a district in western Nepal
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/To-please-Beijing,-Kathmandu-arrests-41-Tibetans-pilgrims-39139.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-11-15/nepal-committed-to-one-china-policy.html

1 OCTOBER 2016

Nepal’s parliament passes bill prohibiting strikes in industries

Nepal’s parliament has passed a new bill on Industrial Enterprises Act banning strikes in industrial units that disrupt the production
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/01/c_135726378.htm

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

India, Nepal Restore Friendlier Ties

India and Nepal have put diplomatic relations, that had frayed in the past year, back on track during a visit to New Delhi by Nepal’s new prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda
http://www.voanews.com/a/india-nepal-restore-friendlier-ties/3512379.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-Nepal-commit-not-to-allow-their-territory-to-be-used-against-each-other/articleshow/54370831.cms
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-09-16/pm-dahal-indian-pm-modi-meet-underway.html

3 AUGUST 2016

CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal

His election was expected, as the 61-year-old Dahal, who still goes by his nom de guerre Prachanda (« the fierce one »), was the only candidate running for the office. The Nepali Congress, the largest parliamentary party, earlier pledged their support for him as prime minister
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-08-03/dahal-elected-as-39th-prime-minister.html
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-elects-former-maoist-chief-as-prime-minister/a-19446154
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-lawmakers-elect-maoist-chief-prime-minister

29 JULY 2016

Nepal leader assures China of implementing key bilateral deals

Nepal’s Maoist leader Prachanda assured China that key bilateral deals with Beijing, including the one that could end India’s monopoly in transport to the landlocked country, reached during the previous regime would be honoured even after a new government takes over.
http://atimes.com/2016/07/nepal-leader-assures-china-of-implementing-key-bilateral-deals/

24 JULY 2016

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigns minutes before no-confidence motion

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has resigned, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in Parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/nepal’s-oli-resigns-as-prime-minister/7656668?section=world
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-07-24/prime-minister-oli-calls-its-quits.html

21 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal, India sign agreements for partnership

The agreements include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on utilisation of India’s assistance for post-quake reconstruction in Nepal, a deal on strengthening road infrastructure in southern plains of Nepal and an accord on rail transport for trading with Bangladesh, among others.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-02/21/content_15387963.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/regional-news/2016/02/22/458903/India-pledges.htm

19 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepali PM travels to India to repair strained ties

Nepali PM K.P. Oli has embarked on a state visit to India, in a bid to improve ties and resolve the thorny issues afflicting the partnership. Will the trip usher in a period of amity between the two neighbors?
http://www.dw.com/en/nepali-pm-travels-to-india-to-repair-strained-ties/a-19060830
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/nepal-pm-seeks-strengthen-india-ties-visit-160218110938453.html

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal Maoists mark 20 years since start of civil war

Nepal’s former Maoist rebels paid tribute to fallen comrades Saturday in a ceremony marking 20 years since the start of an insurgency that transformed the Himalayan nation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-maoists-mark-20-years-start-civil-war

9 FEBRUARY 2016

Sushil Koirala, former Nepalese prime minister, dies aged 76

Sushil Koirala, who ran the country for barely 18 months from 2014, passed away after suffering from pneumonia. He spent his life in politics fighting for democracy in Nepal.
http://www.dw.com/en/sushil-koirala-former-nepalese-prime-minister-dies-aged-76/a-19034639
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/ex-pm-nepali-congress-president-sushil-koirala-passes-away/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-02-09/koirala-was-man-of-high-thinking-simple-living-sushma-swaraj.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal border blockade: Ethnic groups lift roadblocks

The announcement comes days after frustrated residents and traders dismantled roadblocks set up by ethnic Madhesi groups.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35525018

5 FEBRUARY 2016

Residents open blockaded India-Nepal border point

Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated residents forcefully removed barriers set up by Madhesi protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new Constitution.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/madhesi-blockade-residents-open-indianepal-border-point/article8198464.ece?w=alauto
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35506679

24 JANUARY 2016

Nepal’s crisis drags on as ethnic minorities reject charter amendment

Nepal’s ethnic minorities have rejected a constitutional amendment, dashing hopes of an end to a political crisis that has also led to fuel shortages, and hampered deliveries of relief materials to survivors of last year’s earthquakes
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepals-crisis-drags-ethnic-minorities-reject-charter-amendment

23 JANUARY 2016

Nepal parliament votes to amend new constitution

Nepal’s parliament voted on Saturday (Jan 23) to amend the country’s new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-parliament-votes-to/2452152.html http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/breaking-nepal-makes-first-amendment-of-its-constitution/

8 JANUARY 2016

Q&A: Nepal’s Maoists and forgotten promises

Al Jazeera spoke to CK Lal, a widely read columnist and a playright, by phone. He has been critical of the Himalayan nation’s ruling elite for not sharing power with historically marginalised groups such as the Madhesis
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/qa-nepal-maoists-forgotten-promises-160106204500095.html

21 DECEMBER 2015

End in sight for Nepal blockade as government plans changes in new charter

In a significant development, Nepal government has decided to amend the new Constitution to address two key demands of agitating Madhesis regarding proportional representation and constituency delimitation, a move which is likely to be welcomed by India.
http://atimes.com/2015/12/end-in-sight-for-nepal-blockade-as-govt-plans-changes-in-new-charter/
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/india-welcomes-nepal-govts-decision-to-advance-constitution-amendment-bill/

15 NOVEMBER 2015

Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »

Nepal’s newly elected prime minister KP Sharma Oli called Sunday on neighbouring India to end its « undeclared blockade » as the nation faces crippling shortage of fuel and supplies
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

28 OCTOBER 2015

Bidhya Bhandari elected Nepal’s first woman president

Nepal’s parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/28/bidhya-bhandari-elected-nepal-s-first-female-president/
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/who-is-bidya-devi-bhandari/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-10-28/bhandari-elected-first-woman-prez.html

17 OCTOBER 2015

How China pipped India at Nepal post

As Nepal arrives on the South Asian political landscape as its brand new secular, democratic republic, it is ‘Communist’ China that is in celebratory mood. India is sulking. Beijing is obviously pleased with the election of a communist leader as the prime minister of Nepal, who, by the way, also used to be a ‘Maoist’ at one time in his long chequered political life. The contrast could not be sharper
http://atimes.com/2015/10/how-china-pipped-india-at-nepal-post/

13 OCTOBER 2015

China reopens border with Nepal for goods movement

Amid mounting pressure on Nepal’s government over dwindling supplies of goods from India due to the ongoing violent agitation over the new Constitution, China reopened its border with Nepal in Tibet which Chinese officials say will see “explosive growth” in trade
http://atimes.com/2015/10/china-reopens-border-with-nepal-for-goods-movement/

11 OCTOBER 2015

Communist leader Oli chosen as new Nepal PM

Oli, of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), defeated by 338 votes to 249 former premier Sushil Koirala, who had stepped down from the top job as required by the constitution adopted on September 20.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/communist-leader-oli/2184600.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/kp-sharma-oli-nepal-prime-minister-151011074949703.html

10 OCTOBER 2015

Nepal’s Koirala resigns as PM and seeks re-election

In a surprise move, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has filed his nomination for re-election, a day before the parliament of the troubled Himalayan nation is expected to elect a new prime minister
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/nepal-pm-koirala-resigns-pm-seeks-election-151010160207623.html

9 OCTOBER 2015

Analysis: Blockade politics in Nepal

India’s unofficial blockade of Nepal – now in its third week – has therefore crippled life in this country of 30 million people. Things could get a lot worse
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/analysis-blockade-politics-nepal-151009193817262.html

20 SEPTEMBER 2015

Nepal constitution born of bloodshed, compromise

Nepal adopts its first democratic constitution in a largely peaceful event, a historic step for a nation that has seen unrest for over 65 years
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-09-21/nepal-constitution-born-of-bloodshed-compromise/1494826
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/constituent-assemblys-ultimate-meeting-begins/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/nepal-passes-constitution-protests-150920123704268.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2015

Nepal rejects reverting back to a Hindu state

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has rejected calls to revert back to a Hindu state, deciding instead to keep its secular system brought in after the abolishment of the monarchy in 2008
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/nepal-rejects-reverting-hindu-state-150914133321948.html

10 AUGUST 2015

Nepalis killed in protests over proposed constitution

Three agitators, who were part of a demonstration demanding to keep mid-west region intact, were killed when the police opened fire to control the mob in Birendranagar, Surkhet, on Monday.
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/three-killed-in-protest-against-six-province-model-in-surkhet/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/nepalis-killed-protests-proposed-constitution-150810124412261.html

7 JULY 2015

Nepal Constituant Assembly endorses the preliminary draft of the Constitution

After weeklong deliberations, the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the preliminary draft of the constitution, clearing the way for public consultation on the statute blueprint
http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2015/07/07/top-story/ca-endorses-statute-draft/278132.html

8 JUNE 2015

Nepal parties resolve disputes over constitution after quake

Feuding political parties said on Monday they had agreed to split Nepal into eight federal provinces, ending years of stalemate over the new constitution intended to stabilise the country after civil war and the abolition of its monarchy.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-parties-resolve-dis/1901898.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/nepal-political-rivals-agree-national-charter-150609044704806.html

25 APRIL 2015

Devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings and leaving at least 1,457 people dead, authorities said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/25/asia/nepal-earthquake-7-5-magnitude/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32467986
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/powerful-earthquake-hits-nepal-150425063918183.html

16 APRIL 2015

Former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa dies at age 87

Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal’s prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-04/16/content_15251592.html
http://asiancorrespondent.com/132207/former-nepal-prime-minister-thapa-dies-at-age-87/

9 APRIL 2015

Nepal govt, Maoist rebels return to negotiating table

A day after the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party opposition alliance called off a general strike, the major political parties returned to the negotiating table on Wednesday in a bid to find consensus on federalism—the most contentious issue of new constitution
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-govt-Maoist-rebels-return-to-negotiating-tab-73908.html

26 FEBRUARY 2015

Nepal court says no amnesty for war crimes

Nepal’s top court on Thursday said two bodies set up to investigate war crimes committed during the country’s decade-long civil conflict would not be able to grant amnesty for serious rights abuses.
http://www2.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/484382/nepal-court-says-no-amnesty-for-war-crimes

8 FEBRUARY 2015

Nepal’s national carrier’s first Airbus arrives today

After a wait of almost three decades, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is scheduled to receive a brand new Airbus on Sunday in what will be the national carrier’s first addition to its international fleet in 27 years
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepals-national-carriers-first-airbus-arrives-today

23 JANUARY 2015

Nepal fails to meet constitution deadline amid protests

Nepal has plunged deeper into crisis after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan state
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/nepal-fails-meet-constitution-deadline-protests-150123064734163.html

20 JANUARY 2015

Fighting breaks out in Nepal parliament in constitution row

Fighting broke out in Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high before a deadline to approve a post-war constitution.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11357472/Watch-Fighting-breaks-out-in-Nepal-parliament-in-constitution-row.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30894714

 19 JANUARY 2015

Nepal and the Great Power Courtship

Today Nepal finds itself in a unique position. It is being courted by the very powers, India and China, that for so long had treated it as a peripheral concern. What has changed?
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/nepal-and-the-great-power-courtship/

26 DECEMBER 2014

China raises Nepal aid five-fold in regional diplomacy push

China will increase official aid to Nepal by more than five times from fiscal 2015-16, officials said on Friday, to develop infrastructure in the landlocked nation where regional rival India has long wielded political influence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-raises-nepal-aid-five-fold-regional-diplomacy-push

19 DECEMBER 2014

Nepal to lower female migrant age

Nepali women should be at least 25 years old in order to work as housemaids abroad, says a proposed rule on domestic workers
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-to-lower-female-migrant-age-69289.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Nearly 300,000 Nepalese women trafficked to Indian brothels

Trafficking of women and girls and supplying them in the sex markets of India and other countries is still one of the big social problems in Nepal
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/90324

29 OCTOBER 2014

Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet

In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepalese-government:-No-more-refugees-from-Tibet-32555.html

18 OCTOBER 2014

Nepali parties to seek more time for accord sake

Having missed the crucial deadline for preparing the first draft of constitution and three extended time limits for forging consensus on the contentious issues, parties are yet again preparing to take additional time for consensus
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepali-parties-to-seek-more-time-for-accord-sake-66084.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2014

China to extend rail to Nepal

The government has said that China has agreed in principle to extend the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to the Nepal border.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-to-extend-rail-to-Nepal-65108.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

India to build Nepal power plant

Nepal’s government has endorsed plans for Indian firm GMR to build the country’s biggest hydro-power plant.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29249658

1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Nepal to be ‘totally literate’ next year

Going by a government projection, the country will be “total literate” by the end of the current fiscal year, having enrolled some 1.74 million adult illiterates (15-60 years) in over 20,000 classes
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-to-be-totally-literate-next-year-64036.html

23 AUGUST 2014

Nepal forces vendors off Kathmandu streets

Legislation prohibits vendors in Kathmandu and gives authority to police to confiscate their goods.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2014/08/nepal-forces-vendors-off-streets-2014823134050140899.html

3 AUGUST 2014

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be looking to boost hydropower cooperation and reinvigorate ties when he lands in Nepal today in the first visit by an Indian premier in 17 years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/423835/china-india-energy-rivalry-in-spotlight-as-modi-visits-nepal
http://www.asianewsnet.net/India-PM-in-Nepal-to-boost-ties-63017.html

28 JULY 2014

Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche

The Tibetan Buddhist religious is one of the three main disciples of the Karmapa Lama, tasked with recognising of the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation. The current Shamar, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, died two weeks ago and asked to be cremated in a monastery he founded near Kathmandu. Despite China’s opposition, the government « is considering » that possibility. Thousands of people are expected at his funeral, some from Tibet as well.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepali-government-ready-to-allow-the-funeral-of-14th-Shamar-Rinpoche-31741.html

21 JULY 2014

Nepal seeks clarity in energy cooperation with India

In its response to the draft agreement on “Cooperation in Power Sector”, the government of Nepal has asked if the Indian proposal is to be ratified by parliament or to be approved by the cabinet
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-seeks-clarity-in-energy-cooperation-with-Ind-62602.html

13 JULY 2014

Nepal Retracts Permission for a Tibetan Lama’s Cremation

Under scrutiny from China, Nepal’s government announced on Sunday that it had retracted its permission to allow the cremation of a prominent spiritual figure in Tibetan Buddhism to be held on its territory
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/world/asia/nepal-retracts-permission-for-a-tibetan-lamas-cremation.html?ref=asia&_r=0

28 MAY 2014

Hindu nationalist Modi invites Nepal to « respect all minorities »

In a private interview, the new Indian Prime Minister said he is a « Hindu » but has a « deep respect for all religions”. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist party , however, is linked to many cases of violence and persecution against ethnic and religious minorities in the country

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hindu-nationalist-Modi-invites-Nepal-to-respect-all-minorities-31203.html

21 MAY 2014

Will Modi’s win impact India-Nepal relations?

India’s politically fragile northern neighbour is closely watching events unfold in the Asian giant to the south following the landslide election victory of Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/05/will-modi-win-impact-india-nepal-relations-201452113551160154.html

2 MAY 2014

Seeking justice for Nepal’s war crimes

Reconciliation commissions established, but critics say amnesty provisions could let perpetrators go free

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/seeking-justice-nepal-war-crimes-201442812829143761.html

25 APRIL 2014

Nepal parliament passes amnesty bill

Former Maoist rebels and security forces who committed torture, killings and other crimes during Nepal’s decade-long civil war could be granted amnesty under new legislation approved by parliament. Lawmakers late on Friday 25 passed a bill in parliament to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the Disappeared, aimed at healing wounds from the decade-long conflict that ended in 2006

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/nepal-parliament-passes-amnesty-bill-20144271502645838.html

18 APRIL 2014

Twelve Nepal guides die in Everest avalanche

At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers have been killed by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak, officials and rescuers have said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/six-guides-killed-as-avalanche-sweeps-everest-20144186438702209.html

12 MARCH 2014

Nepal Tries Again to Write a Constitution

After a successful election, can the political factions now put aside their squabbles and move forward

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/nepal-tries-again-to-write-a-constitution/

6 MARCH 2014

Kathmandu bans Tibetans from celebrating pro-independence uprising against China

The Nepali government has told the Tibetan community living in the country not to celebrate, even in a peaceful way, their failed anti-Chinese uprising of 10 March 1959

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu-bans-Tibetans-from-celebrating-pro-independence-uprising-against-China-30485.html

10 FEBRUARY 2014

Sushil Koirala is new Nepal Prime Minister, says constitution his priority

Nepali Congress Chairman Sushil Koirala was on Monday elected Prime Minister of the country – fifth in as many years of political instability
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/asia/nepali-congress-elects-sushil-koirala-as-prime-minister/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/394233/nepal-elects-new-pm-promising-constitution-within-a-year

28 JANUARY 2014

Nepal’s Maoists face ideological crisis

Nepal’s United Communist Party of Nepal(Maoist), relegated to third position in last November’s elections, is engaged in a serious internal debate over its future ideological outlook and organizational structure.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-280114.html

15 JANUARY 2014

Nepal’s crackdown on illegal immigrants threatens more than 50,000 with expulsion


In order to fight tax evasion, Nepal announces zero tolerance for foreign workers without a valid work permit. More than 50,000 people could be expelled from the country, most of them Chinese.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal’s-crackdown-on-illegal-immigrants-threatens-more-than-50,000-with-expulsion-30041.html

5 JANUARY 2014

Nepal: A chance to rebuild itself?

Nepal went to the polls on November 19, 2013, to elect a Constituent Assembly for the second time. The first Assembly was elected in 2008, and was dissolved in 2012 after failing to reach consensus on the roadmap to federalism

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/nepal-chance-rebuild-itself

http://www.fairobserver.com/360theme/nepal-long-road-ahead

30 DECEMBER 2013

Recent elections appear to have dashed the hopes of Madhesi activists for autonomy.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/the-madhes-and-the-future-of-nepal/#!

24 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal Maoists agree to join parliament

Nepal’s Maoists agreed to join the country’s constituent assembly, ending a month-long political deadlock and raising hopes of long-awaited political stability in the Himalayan nation.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/nepal-maoists-agree-join-parliament-2013122412372499797.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386497/nepal-maoists-agree-to-join-assembly-ending-impasse

11 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal to renew its obsolete aircraft fleet with « unsafe and unreliable » Chinese planes

For civil aviation experts, the six expensive Chinese planes bought for US$ 70 million could prove unsafe for passenger. Meanwhile, the EU bans Nepali planes, jeopardising their access to international routes

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-to-renew-its-obsolete-aircraft-fleet-with-unsafe-and-unreliable-Chinese-planes-29788.html

7 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal, bureaucrats flee to Hindu temples to escape anti-corruption investigation

In recent days, dozens among politicians, officials and bureaucrats have flocked to Hindu temples in the center of Kathmandu. The move is a way to escape the crackdown on corruption launched by the Commission for the investigation of abuses committed by the authorities ( Ciaa ). At least 64 senior officials must respond to abuses of power and corruption

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-bureaucrats-flee-to-Hindu-temples-to-escape-anti-corruption-investigation-29747.html

3 DECEMBER 2012

Maoists, Ousted

For a brief moment in November, Nepal appeared to have finally escaped the endless cycle of instability, violence, and petty political brinkmanship in which it had been trapped for the last few decades. In defiance of a hard-line Maoist group that had tried to derail the country’s first general election in years with a campaign of low-level terrorism, voters turned out in record numbers. In doing so, they sent a clear message about their faith in democracy despite the chronic failures of their elected officials. But that moment of elation did not last.

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/letters-from/maoists-ousted

28 NOVEMBER 2013

Victorious Nepali Congress Party Tries to Woo Maoists

Nepal’s oldest political party has emerged as the biggest group after an election last week, a final count showed on Thursday, and the party is now trying to woo Maoist former rebels to join a national unity government in the volatile mountain nation
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-nepal-congress-party-tries-to-woo-maoists-for-stabilty/1799712.html

22 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal election crisis after new rigging complaint

Fears of a prolonged political crisis in Nepal deepened Friday after a regional party joined the Maoists in alleging poll-rigging in post-war elections held this week.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/381293/nepal-election-crisis-after-new-rigging-complaint

Nepal, civil society and religions against kidnapping of child brides

In the western districts forced marriages are still widespread: During special « festivals », young men choose the most beautiful girls and kidnap them, forcing them to marry. In Nepal, this practice is illegal, but the silence of the people prolongs this tradition. Girls as young as 11 among victims.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-civil-society-and-religions-against-kidnapping-of-child-brides-29618.html

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal Maoists demand halt to election vote counting

Maoists claim irregularities in election of national assembly, after early counts show former dominant political force trailing badly

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25030107

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10464230/Nepal-Maoists-demand-halt-to-election-vote-counting.html

19 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepalis defy odds in high election turnout

Threats from poll-opposing parties, violence and bombs failed to dampen the people’s spirits as Nepal voted for the second Constituent Assembly on Tuesday. The election that saw a high turnout was largely peaceful, the Election Commission (EC) said.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepalis-defy-odds-in-high-election-turnout-54105.html

14 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal’s radical Maoists on a rampage to stop elections

Assaults, arson and bombings are reported across the country. Two buses are bombed in the capital, critically injuring three passengers. On 19 November, Nepalis are called to elect a new Constituent Assembly. Ahead in the polls, Nepal’s Maoist party is embroiled in a scandal over leader Prachanda’s passion for luxury and excess.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal’s-radical-Maoists-on-a-rampage-to-stop-elections-29545.html

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepali opposition threaten elections

The Nepali government faces massive protests from opposition groups seeking to prevent Nepal’s post-monarchy elections for November 19.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/nepali-opposition-elections-208/

27 OCTOBER 2013

Nepal gets tough on poll code breach

Amid reports of rampant violation of the election code of conduct, the Election Commission on Saturday instituted a high-level panel to monitor and take action against those who run afoul of the law.The panel, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety, has allocated monitoring areas for the four other commissioners, authorising them to take action against anyone found violating the rules.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-gets-tough-on-poll-code-breach-53279.html

25 OCTOBER 2013

Six Muslim leaders arrested for « illegal activities » in Nepal

Police arrested the men during a raid against a mosque in Bara (southern Nepal). For the authorities, they were not involved in religious activities, but in « illegal work ». For the country’s Muslim community, the government violated ‘religious freedom’.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Six-Muslim-leaders-arrested-for-illegal-activities-in-Nepal-29378.html

12 OCTOBER 2013

Inclusive Peacebuilding In Nepal: Challenges And Opportunities – Analysis

Current peacebuilding programmes in Nepal are not benefiting the people most affected by violence. The main problem is that the critical issue of inclusivity has not been properly addressed. Looking at the established ‘peace infrastructure’ and various peacebuilding activities, it’s easy to think a lot is being done to promote an inclusive peace. However, in reality very little is happening on the ground where it matters most.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/12102013-inclusive-peacebuilding-nepal-challenges-opportunities-analysis/

10 OCTOBER 2013

Nepal’s ‘humpty-dumpty’ political ride

Nepal has come a long way to reach to this point of democratic change.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/nepal-election-democracy-193/#!

4 OCTOBER 2013

The deft politicking of Nepal Army

The fact that the army is the most powerful state organ in Nepal is fairly unremarkable. It is an established norm of most countries, especially a post-conflict state managing a difficult democratic transition to peace. The interesting aspect of the Nepalese Army (NA), however, is its limited public role in national politics.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/10/04/the-deft-politicking-of-nepals-army/

28 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal’s slave girls

Can the young girls forced to work in middle class homes across the country break the bonds of slavery? Slavery is banned in Nepal. But hidden behind the walls of city homes, some still keep young girls as slaves called kamlaris.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2013/09/20139249536331927.html

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal recalls envoy after she called Qatar ‘open jail’

Nepal on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Qatar after she compared the Middle Eastern emirate to an « open jail » for thousands of Nepali migrants who face abuse from employers there.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/371687/nepal-recalls-envoy-after-she-called-qatar-open-jail

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal: Alleged Mastermind Of Journalist’s 2009 Murder Arrested

Reporters Without Borders welcomes last week’s announcement by the police that they have arrested the suspected mastermind of the murder of journalist and women’s rights activist Uma Singh in the southeastern city of Janakpur in January 2009.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/23092013-nepal-alleged-mastermind-journalists-2009-murder-arrested/

20 SEPTEMBER 2013

Killers roam free in Nepal

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-200913.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2013

Do not use children for political gain, say Nepal’s child rights advocates

The Nepal National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Unicef Nepal have expressed concern over the potential misuse, manipulation and engagement of children by political parties in pre- and post-election campaigns, as the country’s Constituent Assembly looms

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Do-not-use-children-for-political-gain-say-Nepals–51857.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal: Communist Party Of Nepal-Maoist’s Election Dilemma

The splinter group led by Mohan Baidya, the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M), has been causing anxiety in Nepal’s political circles for many reasons. First, if CPN-M will join the election to be held in November for the second constituent assembly (CA). Second, what will be the consequences if CPN-M does not join the election? Ironically, in Nepal, even if both issues appear to be mutually exclusive at this stage, the current uncertainty implies that it will significantly influence the political process. In such a scenario, any attempt to underplay or side step Mohan Baidya’s faction will seriously undermine the legitimacy of the political process required for the CA 2. Legitimacy and consensus are more important as the outcome of the CA 1 were not very encouraging.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/16092013-nepal-communist-party-nepal-maoists-election-dilemma-analysis/

14 SEPTEMBER 2013

India And Nepal: Koirala’s Visit And New Delhi’s Interests

Is there a reason why the Indian government has frequently been extending invites to Nepali leaders to visit India in the past few months? What impact could this particular visit have on the current Nepali political scenario?
http://www.eurasiareview.com/14092013-india-and-nepal-koiralas-visit-and-new-delhis-interests-analysis/

12 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nepal strike shuts down capital

A general strike called by an alliance of opposition political parties to oppose government plans for elections in November has shut down Nepal’s capital, closing schools and markets.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201391253132992536.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Kathmandu: Christians have no right to a cemetery

The measure, which was to « preserve the sanctity of the soil near the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath » compels a minority to seek burial sites concealed in the forest or near the rivers. Christian leader: « We fear that the Nepalese Hindu faith profane our graves. » The government does not respond to the requests of the faithful.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu:-Christians-have-no-right-to-a-cemetery-28912.html

23 AUGUST 2013

China tries to cover up giant corruption scandal in Nepal

Nepali authorities detain 22 senior Nepali officials as well as 2 Chinese suppliers who worked with the state electricity company following an unprecedented operation by Anti-Corruption Commission. The identity of the Chinese company involved is still unknown, but Beijing is concerned the story might discredit its electrical product exports.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-tries-to-cover-up-giant-corruption-scandal-in-Nepal-28817.html

16 AUGUST 2013

As long as Nepal is crippled by caste, it shall remain an economic untouchable

Nepal’s rigid caste system is holding the country back, preventing it from taking part in the economic revolution of its neighbours

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10248100/As-long-as-Nepal-is-crippled-by-caste-it-shall-remain-an-economic-untouchable.html

15 AUGUST 2013

Patience fading for Nepali judge turned premier

The chief justice and interim government chief, Khilraj Regmi, has shocked even some of his supporters by proposing an extensive budget, making sweeping bureaucratic changes and exercising the full power of a prime minister.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/112011/patience-fading-for-nepali-judge-turned-premier/

31 JULY 2013

Nepal claims strategic middle ground

Nepal’s highest-ranking military officer has returned from China with promises of improved relations, disaster aid, and cold hard cash. The trip served to highlight Beijing’s growing political, economic, and cultural influence in the Himalayan nation. As New Delhi looks on with trepidation, Nepalese leaders are attempting to leverage their crucial geopolitical position between the Asian giants for their own benefit.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-310713.html

24 JULY 2013

Two Nepalese women accused of witchcraft and tortured in a Buddhist monastery

Beaten and tortured all night by neighbours on suspicion of practicing black magic. Police arrested only two of those responsible. In Nepal traditionally older women or widows are often accused of being witches, and for this tortured and burned alive.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Nepalese-women-accused-of-witchcraft-and-tortured-in-a-Buddhist-monastery-28558.html

15 JULY 2013

Nepal: Moving Towards Elections – Analysis

On June 13, 2013, the Interim Election Government formed on March 13, 2013, headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi, announced November 19, 2013, as the date for holding fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. After the dissolution of the first CA on May 27, 2012, it was first decided to hold elections for the new CA on November 22, 2012. The absence of a political consensus forced a deadline extension to June 21, 2013, and now, further, to November 19.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/15072013-nepal-moving-towards-elections-analysis/

Nepal’s ministry issues 600,000 citizenship certificates in 1 month

Despite haggling among political parties over the distribution of citizenship certificates, Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) gave out over 600,000 national IDs in one month.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepals-ministry-issues-600000-citizenship-certific-49173.html

17 JUNE 2013

Caritas Nepal against slave-like child labour

Nepali law bans child labour under the age of 14, but children are the most sought after domestic workers. Torture and abuse often go along with the job, especially if children spend too much time studying. For Caritas, children’s rights should be respected, including the « right to practice one’s own religion ». http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Caritas-Nepal-against-slave-like-child-labour-28223.html

13 JUNE 2013

The battle against child labour in Nepal continues

Having “rescued” around 150 underage children working in Bhaktapur’s sari embroidery factories in July last year, the Nepalese government and private agencies concerned might have lauded their move as a giant leap towards curbing child labour in the country. However, no less than a year down the line, the problem that was supposed to have been solved in Bhaktapur has shifted to Thankot, a few kilometres west of Kalanki in Kathmandu.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/The-battle-against-child-labour-in-Nepal-continues-47906.html

5 JUNE 2013

Kamalari, girls and women victims of slavery in Nepal

Sold into slavery by their families in debt. Kathmandu condemns slavery, but in the poorest regions of the country, it remains a common practice. An activist: « victims of continuing violence, but police will not conduct any investigation. »

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kamalari,-girls-and-women-victims-of-slavery-in-Nepal-28120.html

30 MAY 2013

Nepal’s parties set up panel to settle poll law dispute

Amid delay in the announcement of the new Constituent Assembly (CA) election date, Nepal’s major political parties represented at the High-level Political Committee (HLPC) on Thursday 30 formed a taskforce to settle disputed issues in an electoral law.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal’s-parties-set-up-panel-to-settle-poll-law–47431.html

17 MAY 2013

China Increases Investment in Himalayan Neighbor Nepal

In recent years, Nepal has deepened its already strong ties with China – some say to counter its reliance on India for aid and investment

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-nepal-investment/1663184.html

23 APRIL 2013

Nepal promises China to crack down on Tibetan refugees

On a visit to Beijing, the leader of the Maoist party in Nepal Prachanda promises Xi Jinping to repress any anti-Chinese protests. « The national stability and integrity of both countries will not be compromised in the name of religious freedom and human rights. » http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-promises-China-to-crack-down-on-Tibetan-refugees-27732.html

14 MARCH 2014

Nepal’s 36th prime minister officially sworn in

Nepal’s Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi has been sworn in as the Chairman of the Interim Election Government at the President’s office in Kathmandu on Thursday                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepals-36th-prime-minister-officially-sworn-in-44038.html

http://asiancorrespondent.com/102075/top-nepal-judge-becomes-head-of-interim-government/

2 MARCH 2013

Nepal appoints a prime minister who can not govern

Khilaraj Regmi, chairman of the Supreme Court, will not take office until March 7. The two posts are incompatible and his appointment is unconstitutional. June 5 elections at risk.                                                                                                                                               http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-appoints-a-prime-minister-who-can-not-govern-27282.html

1 MARCH 2013

Hindu gurus accused of rape and drug dealing

In the last few days, five young women came close to being raped at the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. People blame Hindu gurus, from Nepal and India, who have come to Kathmandu for the festival of Maha Shivaratri. The holy men attract young followers offering hashish and marijuana. Those who cannot pay in cash pay « in nature ».                                                                                                                  http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hindu-gurus-accused-of-rape-and-drug-dealing-27280.html

25 FEBRURAY 2013

Nepal: The mega transition

Nepal’s political gridlock has crossed all limits. The recent proposition to appoint Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as prime minister with a team of technocrats has been met with mixed reactions. While the major political parties have ultimately dragged themselves to the point of agreement, another Maoist faction led by Vaidya has severely criticized the move.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/nepal-the-mega-transition/

20 FEBRUARY 2013

Chief justice to become new prime minister

Khil Raj Regmi will replace Maoist Baburan Bhattarai. The country’s main parties have accepted his appointment. He will lead the country until elections for a constituent assembly are held on 5 June. Smaller parties protest, claiming that the appointment of a chief justice to the post of prime minister is a violation of the constitution                                                                                                                            http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chief-justice-to-become-new-prime-minister-27189.html

19 FEBRUARY 2013

Nepal parties agree on new interim PM

Nepal’s major political parties have agreed to form an interim government led by a supreme court chief justice, and to hold elections in June, in an attempt to end the deadlock that has left the nation without a fully functioning government since last year. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/20132196114628235.html

25 JANUARY 2013

Is a New Maoist Revolution Brewing in Nepal?

Around 1,000 leading cadre of the regrouped Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) agreed to pursue a strategy of “people’s revolt” against the coalition government that includes their former allies, during their seventh general convention on January 9-14. The event was the first of its kind since a radical faction of the United Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) split last June and retook the CPN-Maoist name that the party held during its decade-long insurgency that resulted in the ousting of the Nepali monarchy in 2007.              http://newsjunkiepost.com/2013/01/25/is-a-new-maoist-revolution-brewing-in-nepal/?goback=%2Egde_3681308_member_209601525

24 JANUARY 2013

Unrest in Nepal over journalist Dekendra Thapa’s 2004 murder

Two senior officials in the western Nepalese district of Dailekh have been transferred, a day after violent protests against a visit by Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.                                                                                                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21181407

10 JANUARY 2013

PM stops trials involving Maoists

Baburan Bhattarai stops the investigations of a number of murders by Maoist rebels, including that of Dekendra Thapa, a journalist killed in 2004. In 2010, the government dropped 309 cases involving acts of violence.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/PM-stops-trials-involving-Maoists-26835.html

7 JANUARY 2013

Nepalese protest violence against women

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the prime minister’s residence in Nepal for a 10th day to protest against the alleged rape and robbery of a maid by officials and other violence against women.                      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/20131714247955976.html

2 JANUARY 2013

Like India, Nepal is powerless against rising violence against women

Figures from 2012 show a terrible picture. Sixty-four per cent of Nepali women are victims of domestic and gender-based abuse. About 71 per cent of all victims between 26 and 35 years of age are deemed at risk                                                                                            http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Like-India,-Nepal-is-powerless-against-rising-violence-against-women-26754.html

21 DECEMBER 2012

Can Nepal’s Republic Be Saved?

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-21/can-nepals-republic-be-saved?goback=%2Egde_1569157_member_199102250#r%3Dglo-s

18 OCTOBER 2012

Nepal: Government hobbles human rights commission

Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened the group’s ability to pursue war-era crimes, say officials and activists. Almost 18,000 civilians died during a civil conflict between Maoist separatists and the government from 1996-2006, but so far no one has been prosecuted for war crimes
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96579/NEPAL-Government-hobbles-human-rights-commission

2 OCTOBER 2012

Nepal cinemas close after Maoist orders

Most cinemas in Nepal’s capital were closed to film fans on Tuesday after their owners bowed to demands by hardline Maoists to stop screen

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121002-375088.htmling Bollywood movies.

21 SEPTEMBER 2012

Nepal, secular parties against King Gyanendra’s « religious » visit

Under the guise of a religious pilgrimage, the former monarch is to visit the districts of Kanski, Myagdi and Parbat in the western region. Local Maoist authorities announce a boycott. Whole villages festively decorated for the arrival of the king. Consensus, especially among the poorer classes of the Hindu religion disappointed by Maoism
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-secular-parties-against-King-Gyanendra’s-religious-visit-25881.html

3 AUGUST 2012

Hundreds march in Nepal in support of gay rights

Gays, lesbians, transgender people and their supporters marched in a Nepalese town Friday to demand recognition as a third gender in citizen certificates, to allow same-sex marriage and to criminalize discrimination based on sexual preference.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/87063/hundreds-march-in-nepal-in-support-of-gay-rights/

20 JULY 2012

Revolution of Nepalese women: from slavery of Hindu culture to flying planes

Until a few decades ago, women were burned on the pyre of their deceased husband as a gesture of submission. Their emancipation is the visible sign a secular state and the presence of associations for women’s rights in the territory. The story of Anusha Udas, a girl of 22 who become pilot thanks to perseverance and family support.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Revolution-of-Nepalese-women:-from-slavery-of-Hindu-culture-to-flying-planes-25344.html

15 JUNE 2012

NEPAL: The hidden costs of early marriage

Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says. Parents are often unaware of the impact that trying to save the money spent on education can have on the future of their daughter.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95654/NEPAL-The-hidden-costs-of-early-marriage

30 MAY 2012

Political impasse deepens economic uncertainty

Most Nepalese face an uncertain economic future and the possibility of political unrest after Nepal’s Constituent Assembly (CA) failed to agree on a new constitution on 27 May
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95553/NEPAL-Political-impasse-deepens-economic-uncertainty

21 MARCH 2012

Nepal, poverty and unemployment push thousands of people to suicide

The cases have increased by 31% since 2010. The average is 4 thousand suicides a year. In Bara, an unemployed mother with severe economic difficulties kills herself and her children.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-poverty-and-unemployment-push-thousands-of-people-to-suicide-24295.html

11 MARCH 2012

Nepal could become a drug hub

After the decades of 1970s and early 1980s, Nepal is again on the verge of becoming a major transit point for illegal drugs trade between Asian nations and rest of the world, police have warned
http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/03/11/top-story/nepal-could-become-a-drug-hub/350353.html

10 MARCH 212

Big power deal gives Chinese foothold in Nepal

The power play between China and India for influence in the strategic Himalayan state of Nepal has just got electric. China has signed a US$1.6 billion ) agreement to develop the 760MW West Seti Project hydropower plant in Nepal
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=28508&sec=2

9 FEBRUARY 2012

In Nepal,  Baidya faction demands PM’s resignation

The hardline faction of the UCPN (Maoist) led by Vice Chairman Mohan on Thursday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. Baidya-faction has been enraged by the Cabinet’s decision to scrap the legalisation of the land transactions made by the Maoist parallel government during decade-long insurgency
http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/02/09/top-story/baidya-faction-demands-pms-resignation/348666.html

3 FEBRUARY 2012

Nepal former rebels begin to leave camps

Thousands of former Maoist fighters in Nepal have begun demobilising, five years after they ended their armed revolt. More than 7,000 fighters, confined to camps since 2007, are receiving money to help them return to civilian life
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16876353

2 FEBRUARY 2012

Nepal cancels ‘crucial’ border talks with China

Nepal has unilaterally cancelled the proposed boundary talks with China, after the latter refused to recognise Nepal’s stance over the missing Pillar No 57 in Lamabagar, Rasuwa (northern Nepal) http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=27262&sec=1

18 NOVEMBER 2011

Nepal begins reintegration of Maoist fighters

Government monitors have reached seven camps spread across Nepal to begin asking 19,000 former fighters whether they will join the army or leave with cash to start new lives, five years after ending their armed operations to join a peace process.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2011/11/20111118171652882539.html

11 NOVEMBER 2011

Search for Buddha maternal home

Nepal’s Department of Archaeology (DoA) and Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) in unison are trying to ascertain whether Lumbini-based  Devdaha was the maternal home of Gautam Buddha
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=23807&sec=10

1 NOVEMBER 2011

Nepal parties agree final part of landmark peace deal

Nepal’s main political parties have agreed the last part of a landmark peace deal after years of wrangling. A spokesman for the prime minister said the deal revolves around the future of about 19,000 former Maoist fighters.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15542959

18 OCTOBER 2011

US ‘enormously optimistic’ about peace process

There is an emphatic view among Nepal’s major political actors that the current peace process is nearing a successful conclusion and the hardest part of the process is already completed, according to a visiting senior US official.
http://www.ekantipur.com/2011/10/18/top-story/us-enormously-optimistic-about-peace-process/342359.html

8 September 2011

Nepalese victor seen as pro-Delhi plant

The election of Baburam Bhattarai as Nepal’s fifth prime minister in four years appears a defeat for democracy and a victory for the revolutionary left, but Nepal’s elites fear pro-Indian elements will benefit the most
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MI09Df02.html

1 AUGUST 2011

Nepal says no to Beijing’s mega tourism project for the birthplace of Buddha

The government of Nepal has blocked a joint China-UN project amounting to three billion dollars to transform Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, into a mega tourist attraction. According to Mod Raj Dotel, secretary of the Nepali Ministry of Culture, Beijing acted without notifying
the appropriate government offices and has no right to interfere in the religious traditions of Nepal Discovered by archaeologists in 1897, the site of Lumbini has become one of the most important places of Buddhism and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each year millions of pilgrims make the pilgrimage to the small village. To date the area is surrounded only by monasteries and no other major constructions are allowed. In recent days, the Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with the UN Industrial Development Organization to develop the area creating hotels, restaurants and an airport
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-says-no-to-Beijing’s-mega-tourism-project-for-the-birthplace-of-Buddha-22248.html

11 JUNE 2011

For the first time non-Hindu included in Nepalese census

The Nepalese government has started the national census of population. And for the first time in the history of the country, the count – started June 17 – will also cover the faithful who do not profess the Hindu religion. Since the declaration of state secularism, enshrined in 2006, and 10 years after the last statistical survey, the Himalayan republic has gradually given greater recognition to religious minorities, including Christians, for their efforts for the welfare and development of nation
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu,-for-the-first-time-Christians-included-in-Nepalese-census-21873.html

2 JUNE 2011

Nepal needs tourism to avoid going bust

The number of visitors to Nepal is up, especially from Asia. Despite tensions and social disorder, tourism remains crucial for the country’s development, but for experts, the sector alone cannot sustain the Nepali economy
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-needs-tourism-to-avoid-going-bust-21730.html

21 FEBRUARY 2011

Nepal caught between China and India

A recent recording making the rounds in Nepal featured a Maoist party leader speaking to a man with a Chinese accent. During the 12-minute tape, the Chinese voice offers $6.9 million to bribe 50 Nepali legislators for help in forming a Maoist-led government that would favor China
over India.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-nepal-china-20110220,0,7857485.story

30 JUNE 2010

Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal announces his resignation in a televised speech. He says that he wanted to bring an end to political deadlock in the country and move the peace process forward
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10464705.stm

29 MAY 2009

Madhav Kumar Nepal, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) is elected the new Prime
Minister of Nepal
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/23/content_11424604.htm

 

5 MAY 2009

Nepal’s Prime Minister Prachanda resigns after his decision to sack the army chief was rebuffed by the President
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095494952290711.html

1 MAY 2009

Nepal’s army
chief is fired by the ruling Maoists in a row over the integration of their former fighters into the armed forces
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8031302.stm

15 AUGUST 2008

Maoist leader Prachanda is elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7563816.stm

21 JULY 2008

Ram Baran Yadav, from the Nepalese Congress, is elected first president of the Republic of Nepal
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-07/21/content_8741639.htm

 

28 MAY 2008

Nepal’s new Constituent Assembly abolishes the 240-year-old monarchy and declared the country a « secular, federal democratic republic. »
http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14683139

2 MAY 2008

For the first time, USA have talk with Maoists in Nepal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7379567.stm

11 APRIL 2008

In Nepal, people vote in elections that will decide the future of the direction of the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7339813.stm

27 MARCH 2008

Nepal Maoist said they will not playing China or India card
http://www.asianewsnet.net/news.php?aid=16486

28 DECEMBER 2007

Nepal declares it will become a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy
http://www.feedsyndicate.com/articles/7009564071

10 APRIL 2077

In Nepal, the  provisionary government adopts an amendment to the constitution for a new constitution

1 APRIL 2007

In Nepal, following an agreement that put an end to ten years of civil war and five communist leaders join the temporary government

23 MARCH 2007

Nepal’s seven ruling political parties and the country’s former Maoist rebels agree to form a joint government, the latest step in ending a decade of civil war

15 JANUARY 2007

In Nepal, opening of the first session of the parliament (Sansad) after king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev has been ousted. The Maoist communist party has 83 MP among 330

21 NOVEMBER 2006

Historic Peace accord between Nepal’s Premier Girija Prasad Koirala and Prachanda,  head of the maoist guerrilla. The civil war caused more than 12,500 dead in ten years

18 MAY 2006

In Nepal, the parliament, which has been restore, passes a law curtailing the power of the monarchy, making Nepal a secular country

5 MAY 2006

In Nepal, Maoist rebels accept peace talks and decree a three-month cease-fire

28 APRIL 2006

In Nepal, Koirala is again appointed prime minister

24 APRIL 2006

After 19 days of demonstrations in which at least 14 demonstrators have been killed, king of Nepal Gyanendra restore the parliament that he dissolved in May 2002

27 MARCH 2005

Nepal King Jigme Singye Wangchuk suggests to change absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy with two political parties
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1186840,00.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 11 November in Asian history

1921-11-11 Naval conference

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 11 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1743: In now Indonesia,  Pakubuwono II gives to Dutch VOC Surabaya, Rembang, Jepara and claims to eastern most Java and West Madura. VOC receives a say in court appointment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta_Sunanate

Pakubuwono-II

1750: Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_riot_of_1750

1865: Treaty of Sinchula in which Bhutan gives up the areas east of the Teesta river to the British
East India Company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan_War

1866: Bombing of Seoul by the French fleet of Admiral Roze, but the city is not taken (See 16 October)
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/French_Campaign_against_Korea,_1866

1873: Dutch invade Aceh again, and maintain their positions, but would sustain heavy losses due to  disease

1896: In the Philippines, end of the two-days Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Binakayan-Dalahican
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/binakayan.htm

1921: Opening of Washington Naval Conference between Britain, France, Japan and United States for discussions of issues in the Pacific and Far East (up to February 1922)
http://totallyhistory.com/washington-naval-conference/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1921.htm

1921-11-11 Naval conference

1960: A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_South_Vietnamese_coup_attempt

1960-11-11 Failed coup

1967: One more time, US president Lyndon Johnson says he is ready to meet North Vietnam leaders

1967: During the Vietnam War, in a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to « new left » antiwar activist Tom Hayden
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-release-u-s-prisoners-of-war

1968: Biginning of Operation Commando Hunt. The goal is interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail throught Laos into South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-commando-hunt-commences

1968: Failed assassination attack against Ayub Khan, head of state of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayub_Khan

1972: The huge American military base of Long Bing is given to South Vietnam authorities. End  of the direct engagement of the USA in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/long-binh-base-turned-over-to-south-vietnam

1978: The tragedy of the 2500 boat people on Haï Hong ship who are denied to shore on Malaysia is revealed
http://cyusof.blogspot.com/2008/10/hai-hong-saga.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFny5Kh6qo

2001: Theys Eluay, leader of the independence movement for Papua (Irian Jaya), is found dead in a town east of Jayapura. Several military officers will be later arrested for the murder
http://www.insideindonesia.org/weekly-articles/the-life-and-death-of-theys-eluay

 

On 11 November in South Asian history

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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 Updated on November 11, 2017

1675: Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, 9th sikh guru, is beheaded, born on April 1,  1621
http://www.theworldofgurunanak.com/guru-teg-bahadur-ji.html
http://www.patshahi10.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=256:who-killed-guru-tegh-bahadur&catid=34:english&Itemid=63
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsjGayRu7TQ

1750: Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_riot_of_1750

1763: Death of Jean-François Dupleix, former governor general of the French Establishment in India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Fran%C3%A7ois_Dupleix

1865: Treaty of Sinchula in which Bhutan gives up the areas east of the Teesta river to the British East India Company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan_War

1888: Birth of Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed, Muslim scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement, who died on February 22, 1958
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/5.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/11th-november-1888-abul-kalam-azad-leader-of-independence-movement-was-born

1926: Birth of Johnny Walker, Indian actor who died on July 29, 2003
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0907888/bio

https://youtu.be/hROVywDRGkg

1936 Birth of Mala Sinha, Nepali Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mala_Sinha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBgk0Ho0xkk

1955: Birth of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, king of Bhutan (1972-2006)
http://www.raonline.ch/pages/bt/visin/bt_royalfam01b.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Singye_Wangchuck

1968: Failed assassination attack against Ayub Khan, head of state of Pakistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayub_Khan

1968: Second Republic is declared in the Maldives under the presidency of Ibrahim Nasir, elected indirectly to a four-year presidential term by the Majlis (legislature)
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_nasir.shtml

1978: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is elected president of the Maldives succeeding Ibramim Nasir
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maumoon_Abdul_Gayoom

1980 : Death of Binod Behari Mukherjee, Bengali painter and muralist, born on February 7, 1904
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=binod-bihari-mukherjee
http://www.artnewsnviews.com/view-article.php?article=benodebehari-mukherjee-a-recluse-and-the-centenary-show&iid=16&articleid=352
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Binod+Bihari+Mukherjee&biw=1255&bih=550&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipv8CG-p7QAhXM2RoKHSyRDMsQ_AUIBygC

2008: Mohamed Nasheed is sworn in as the 4th president of the Maldives, succeeding Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7721335.stm

2009: Death of Dhanpat Rai Nahar, marxist Indian labour leader, born in 1919
http://pd.cpim.org/2009/1213_pd/12132009_4.html

 

Holidays and observances

Maldives : Republic Day (1968)

Bhutan: Birthday of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

On 11 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1743: In now Indonesia,  Pakubuwono II gives to Dutch VOC Surabaya, Rembang, Jepara and claims to eastern most Java and West Madura. VOC receives a say in court appointment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta_Sunanate

Pakubuwono-II
1858 : Birth of Martin Teofilo Delgado, Filipino revolutionary general, who died on November 12, 1918
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1340/today-in-philippine-history-november-11-1858-martin-teofilo-delgado-was-born-in-santa-barbara-Iloilo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mart%C3%ADn_Te%C3%B3filo_Delgado

1873: Dutch invade Aceh again, and maintain their positions, but would sustain heavy losses due to  disease

1896 : In the Philippines, end of the two-days Battle of Binakayan, at Cavite el Viejo (present day Kawit), Cavite
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Binakayan-Dalahican
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/binakayan.htm

1945: in Indonesia, Sutan Sjahrir moves a proposal through KNIP to take powers away from the President and transfer them to a Prime Minister and the Cabinet. The effect is to make Sukarno’s position less powerful for a while
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1960: A military coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam is crushed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_South_Vietnamese_coup_attempt

1960-11-11 Failed coup

1967: One more time, US president Lyndon Johnson says he is ready to meet North Vietnam leaders

1967: During the Vietnam War, in a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to « new left » antiwar activist Tom Hayden
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-release-u-s-prisoners-of-war

1968: Beginning of Operation Commando Hunt. The goal is interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail throught Laos into South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-commando-hunt-commences
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Commando_Hunt

1972: The huge American military base of Long Bing is given to South Vietnam authorities. End  of the direct engagement of the USA in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/long-binh-base-turned-over-to-south-vietnam

1977: Kriangsak Chomanan is sworn in as Thai prime minister, up to March 1980
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chamanan

1977: Prime Minister Pham Van Dong issued Resolution 297 severely restricting religious practices in Vietnam and allowing the government to confiscate church properties and to forbid the « spread of superstitions. »

1977: Death of Abraham Sarmiento jr, Filipino journalist and activist while in prison, born on June 5, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/index.html?curid=17115268
http://www.philstar.com/breaking-news/617597/justice-sarmiento-passes-away

1978: The tragedy of the 2500 boat people on Haï Hong ship who are denied to shore on Malaysia is revealed
http://cyusof.blogspot.com/2008/10/hai-hong-saga.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFny5Kh6qo

1980: Birth of Pinkan Mambo, Indonesian singer and actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinkan_Mambo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSaYJzASyD4

2001: Theys Eluay, leader of the independence movement for Papua (Irian Jaya), is found dead in a town east of Jayapura. Several military officers will be later arrested for the murder
http://www.insideindonesia.org/weekly-articles/the-life-and-death-of-theys-eluay

2008: A closed court Myanmar sentence at least 11 dissidents involved in last year’s pro-democracy protests to 65 years each in prison
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/11/2008111135316716782.html
http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/11/11/burmese-blogger-nay-phone-latt-sentenced-to-twenty-years-and-six-months/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7721271.stm

On 11 November in Japan’s history

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on November 11, 2017

1921: Opening of Washington Naval Conference between Britain, France, Japan and United States for discussions of issues in the Pacific and Far East (up to February 1922)
http://totallyhistory.com/washington-naval-conference/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1921.htm

1921-11-11 Naval conference

1939:Death of Murakami Kagaku, Japanese painter, born on July 3, 1888
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagaku_Murakami
http://clocktower.org/show/acaw-09-the-life-and-work-of-murakami-kagaku-1889-1939
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Murakami+Kagaku&rlz=1C2EODB_enFR584FR584&biw=1366&bih=600&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=KC1hVILgN87haOmGgvAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Murakami Kagatu 2

1941: Birth of Shunsuke Ikeda, Japanese actor who died on June 11, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Ikeda

1983: President Reagan becomes the first US president to address Japanese legislature
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1983/111183a.htm

1983-11-14 Reagan Hirohito

1987: Birth of Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuya_Tegoshi
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2koay_yuya-tegoshi-you-world-is-yours_music

1989: Birth of Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reina_Tanaka
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201fq_reina-tanaka-memory-seisyun-no-hika_music

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201fq_reina-tanaka-memory-seisyun-no-hika_music

 

 

 

On 11 November in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 11 NOVEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1636: Birth of Yan Ruoqu, great Chinese scholar who died on July 9, 1704
http://sussle.org/t/Yan_Ruoqu
http://www.ovguide.com/yan-ruoqu-9202a8c04000641f80000000007585d3

1750: Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lhasa_riot_of_1750

1911: Yuan Shikai, succedes Prince Qing as Prime Minister of the Chinese Imperial Cabinet

1913: Birth of Sun Yun-suan, Prime Minister of the Republic of China (1978-1984) who, died on February 15, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

1921: Opening of Washington Naval Conference between Britain, France, Japan and United States for discussions of issues in the Pacific and Far East (up to February 1922)
http://totallyhistory.com/washington-naval-conference/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/naval-arms-control-1921.htm

1921-11-11 Naval conference

1949: The Chinese PLA air forces are founded
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-intro.htm

1952: Birth of Ho Lily, Taiwanese actress
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=1818
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/ho_lily.htm

2008: Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwan’s president, is detained after being questioned about a money-laundering case

 2008-11-11 Chen arrested