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On 6 December in Asian history

ON 6 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 6, 2017

735: Death of Japanese Prince Toneri, born on December 6, 676
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Toneri

1240: Kiev (Russia) under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kiev_(1240)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Khan

Batu Khan

1704: Battle of Chamkaur between Sikhs warriors led by Guru Gobind Singh against the Mughal forces led by Wazir Khan and In spite of their numerical strength, the Mughal soldiers were unable to kill or capture the Guru (others sources said December 22)
http://www.panthic.org/articles/2107

1756: British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India

1853: Birth of Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, who died on November 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haraprasad_Shastri

1890: Birth of Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist who died on January 10, 1951
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=605

1896: D T Suzuki (1870-1966) founds the Awakening at Engakuji temple
http://www.anb.org/articles/08/08-01898.html
http://www.azenlife-film.org/top.htm

D_T_SUZUKI

1903: Sumatra Aceh guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders the Dutch Captain Colijn

1912: The new Republic of China votes for universal human rights

1932: Birth of Kamleshwar, Indian author, screenwriter, and critic who died on January 27, 2007
http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/kamleshwar.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/literature/kamleshwar.html

1933: Birth of Jo Shishido, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Shishido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMn8og1bU6w

1941: US President Roosevelt launches an appeal to Japanese Emperor Hirohito for peace
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-to-japanese-emperor-prevent-further-death-and-destruction

1945: Birth of Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shekhar_Kapur

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

1947: Start of two days of talks between Vietnam emperor Bao Dai and French representative Bollaert in Along Bay

1950: Birth of Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/hisaishi/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEb4TG10jW8

1950: General de Lattre de Tassigny is appointed High Commissioner for Indochina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny

1953: Birth of Masami Kurumada, Japanese author and illustrator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Kurumada
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=7821

1956: Death of Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, the most famous Indian dalit, first Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India, born on April 14, 1891
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/br-ambedkar.html
http://www.ambedkar.org/Babasaheb/Babasaheb.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/ak/ambedkar/

1961: In Vietnam War, Operation Farm Gate combat missions authorized
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-farm-gate-combat-missions-authorized
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farm_Gate

1963: The Communist Party of Soviet Union launches a new call for a «truce in the opened polemic » with China Communist Party

1965: Pakistan’s islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate lever

1967: Birth of Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacken_Lee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyyYCnzWP8k

1971: India recognizes Bangladesh. Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with New Delhi

1971: Birth of Huang Lei, Chinese actor
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/fr/people.asp?id=4687

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK7RaPY42Ag

1971: Puting forward a danger of invasion by North Korea, President Park Chun-hee proclaims the state of emergency
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/12/05/0200000000AEN20171205001000315.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/chung-hee-park

1979: US president Carter accuses Hanoi, Moscow and Phom-Penh to block all help to Kampuchea population

1979: Prime Minister Choi Kyu-hah, acting president of South Korea after the killing of president Park Chun-hee in October, is elected president
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16302609 http://15cwd.pa.go.kr/english/intocwd/expresident/pre_ckh/


1981:The Communist party of Kampuchea (Khmer rouge) is officially dissolved and replaced by the Party of Democratic Kampuchéa

1983: Death of Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani poet, historian, and politician, born on May 14, 1914
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gul_Khan_Nasir
https://sites.google.com/site/gulkhannasir/

1985: For the first time, the violation of human rights in Afghanistan is investigated by United Nations

1990: Death of Tunku Abdul Rahman, first Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-1971), born on February 8, 1903
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE1D6173DF934A35751C1A966958260
https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/tunku-abdul-rahman-putra-remembered/

1992: Extremist Hindu activists destroy the 16th century built Babri Masjid mosque in Ayodhya starting two months of Hindu-Muslim rioting causing the death of at least 2,000 people


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/6/newsid_3712000/3712777.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6th-december-1992-the-babri-mosque-at-ayodhya-was-demolished

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjCR3TnI-L4&NR=1&feature=fvwp

1998: Death of Kosaku Yamashito, Japanese film director, born in 1930
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945617/

2000: Death of Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer, born on April 17, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aziz_Mian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ifV2yQLOg

2001: Surrender to the Northern Aliance of Kandahar, the last strongpoint of Taliban in South Afghanistan

2004: Death of Fumiko Yamaji, Japanese actress, born on March 12, 1916
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945375/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Fumiko_Yamaji

2007: A Philippine court sentences 14 members of the rebel Abu Sayyaf group to life in prison for a high-profile mass kidnapping in 2001 in which five people died

2008: French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets the Dalai Lama at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in the Polish city of Gdansk, shrugging off Chinese anger
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/3629865/Defiant-Nicolas-Sarkozy-meets-Dalai-Lama-despite-Chinas-trade-threat.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7769123.stm

2009: Taiwan’s pro-independence opposition has receives a boost in local elections, holding on to all three of its magistracies and winning back one from the ruling party
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912642214102652.html

2011: South Korea celebrated the return of nearly 1,200 ancient documents looted by the Japanese during its 1910-1945 colonial rule, with welcoming ceremonies at Incheon International Airport
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20111206000810&mod=skb

2014: Nguyen Quang Lap, an award-winning Vietnamese writer is arrested for publishing criticism of the Communist government on his blog
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30360665

2015: Death of Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician, born on January 15, 1945
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/12/08/2003634284
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/ko-chun-hsiung-a-leading-man-of-the-1970s

2015: Death of Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician, born on March 31, 1917
http://english.hrbeu.edu.cn/news/2015-12-21/499.html


Holidays and observances

Pakistan : Sindhi Topi day, celebrated by Sindhi

All about Hong Kong & Macau

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6 DECEMBER 2017

Taiwanese writer Chang Tieh-chih says he was denied entry to Hong Kong

Taiwanese writer and former Hong Kong resident, Chang Tieh-chi, has been denied entry to into the SAR
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/author-12062017105126.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/06/taiwanese-writer-chang-tieh-chih-says-denied-entry-hong-kong/
http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1368718-20171206.htm?spTabChangeable=0

4 DECEMBER 2017

Macau’s youngest pro-democracy lawmaker suspended

Macau’s youngest-ever lawmaker, a leading pro-democracy advocate, has been suspended from the city’s legislature in an echo of the disqualification of rebel Hong Kong legislators as China’s pressure on political opponents grows
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/macaus-youngest-pro-democracy-lawmaker-suspended
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/12/04/macaus-youngest-ever-pro-democracy-lawmaker-suspended-aggravated-disobedience-charge/

4 NOVEMBER 2017

China extends national anthem ‘disrespect’ law to Hong Kong

China’s parliament has formally extended a law banning disrespect of the national anthem to cover Hong Kong, a move that critics say undermines the city’s autonomy and freedoms
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/04/china-extends-national-anthem-disrespect-law-to-hong-kong
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/04/insulting-national-anthem-set-become-illegal-hong-kong-china-sets-ball-rolling-basic-law-legislation/

30 OCTOBER 2017

Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong tells foreign envoys to respect China’s sovereignty

Foreign countries must respect China’s sovereignty and understand Beijing’s strategy on Hong Kong in a “comprehensive and accurate manner”, the head of foreign ministry office in Hong Kong told diplomats on Monday
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2117680/beijings-top-diplomat-hong-kong-tells-foreign-envoys

24 OCTOBER 2017

Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law granted bail

Jailed Hong Kong democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were released on bail Tuesday pending an appeal against sentences handed down for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-freed-on-bail-pending-appeal/9080716?section=world
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/jailed-hong-kong-activists-released-on-bail-11615
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/jailed-hong-kong-activist-joshua-wong-released-bail-0

21 OCTOBER 2017

Filmmaker Wong Kar-wai becomes first Hong Kong director to win Lumière Award

Wong became the first local director to win the Lumière Award – often described as the “Nobel Prize for cinema” – joining a list of high-profile filmmakers including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2116414/filmmaker-wong-kar-wai-becomes-first-hong-kong-director-win-lumiere

20 OCTOBER 2017

China summons British ambassador to Beijing, over ‘raft of incorrect comments’ after UK activist barred from Hong Kong

Beijing on Friday summoned London’s ambassador in a tit-for-tat protest stemming from Hong Kong’s denial of entry to a British human rights activist
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2116341/china-summons-british-ambassador-beijing-over-raft-incorrect

18 OCTOBER 2017

Central government exercises overall jurisdiction over Hong Kong, says Xi Jinping in communist congress speech

Chinese Xi Jinping says that the central government exercises full control over Hong Kong and Macau. He was speaking at the opening of the 19th Chinese Communist Party National Congress on Wednesday, though did not make direct reference to the Hong Kong independence movement
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/10/18/central-govt-exercises-overall-jurisdiction-hong-kong-says-xi-jinping-communist-congress-speech/

1st OCTOBER 2017

Tens of thousands march to defend Hong Kong’s rule of law against China

Organisers estimated about 40,000 people joined the march against China’s « authoritarians rule. » The march has been an annual fixture over the past few years on China’s October 1 National Day
http://www.trtworld.com/asia/tens-of-thousands-march-to-defend-hong-kong-s-rule-of-law-against-china-10989
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2113583/national-day-protest-hong-kong-draws-40000-streets

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hong Kong-Macao office gets new director

The State Council, China’s Cabinet, appointed on Friday Zhang Xiaoming as director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/191/48/177/1506093517280.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/22/chinas-top-official-hong-kong-zhang-xiaoming-leaves-beijing-post/

17 SEPTEMBER 2017

Macao votes in legislative election

The election of the sixth Legislative Assembly of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) kicked off on Sunday morning, with more than 300,000 registered voters expected to cast their ballots in polling stations
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/177/242/169/1505643725216.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2111580/macau-set-record-turnout-legislative-assembly-polls

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Lam accused of undermining freedom of expression in Hong Kong by 13 universities, academic institutions as pro-independence posters appear on Hong Kong campuses

Thirteen Hong Kong universities and academic institutions accused the Chinese-ruled city’s leader of undermining freedom of expression amid a row over pro-independence banners appearing on campuses
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pro-independence-posters-appearing-on-hong-kong-campuses-stoke-9206188#cxrecs_s
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/lam-accused-of-undermining-freedom-of-expression-in-hong-kong-by-13-universities

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hong Kong, ASEAN conclude Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced on Saturday the conclusion of the negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a related Investment Agreement
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/141/47/68/1504950886173.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hong Kong drops BBC World Service to be replaced with Chinese state broadcaster

The BBC World Service’s 24-hour broadcast has officially been stopped and replaced with China’s state radio in Hong Kong
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/hong-kong-bbc-world-service-china-state-broadcaster-china-national-radio-a7928746.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41152231

22 AUGUST 2017

Britain cannot shirk its duty to defend Hong Kong from China’s authoritarianism

Arrests of pro-democracy activists show China is breaching its commitments to the “one country, two systems” agreement
http://www.newstatesman.com/world/2017/08/britain-cannot-shirk-its-duty-defend-hong-kong-chinas-authoritarianism

20 AUGUST 2017

Thousands march in Hong Kong for release of pro-democracy leaders

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong – some clad in prison uniforms – to demand the release of three of the former British colony’s best-known pro-democracy leaders
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/20/hong-kong-pro-democracy-march-alex-chow-nathan-law-joshua-wong
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/thousands-protest-jailing-umbrella-movement-leaders-170820130648345.html
http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-protest-jailing-of-activists-in-hong-kong/a-40165026

17 AUGUST 2017

Joshua Wong and two other Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders jailed for six months

Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong has been sentenced to six months in jail over a 2014 protest
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/hong-kong-jails-umbrella-movement-leaders-170817083036528.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/the-young-face-of-hong-kongs-democracy-movement-jailed/8817996?section=world
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/17/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-joshua-wong/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2107216/occupy-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-jailed-hong-kong

1st AUGUST 2017

Michael Yeung named new Hong Kong Catholic leader as John Tong retires

Coadjutor bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung will become the new head of the Catholic diocese in Hong Kong after Pope Francis approved the retirement of Cardinal John Tong Hon a day after he turned 78
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/From-today,-Msgr.-Michael-Yeung-is-bishop-of-Hong-Kong:-he-is-a-friend-of-Zen-and-Tong-41432.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2104856/leadership-change-works-catholic-churchs-hong
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/08/01/controversial-senior-bishop-michael-yeung-head-hong-kongs-catholic-church/

14 JULY 2017

Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament

Four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified from Hong Kong’s parliament Friday (Jul 14) in a move that will worsen growing fears the semi-autonomous city’s freedoms are under serious threat from Beijing
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/14/hong-kong-pro-democracy-legislators-disqualified-parliament
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102733/legislative-council-disqualifications-shift-balance-power
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/14/live-hong-kong-reacts-4-elected-pro-democracy-lawmakers-ousted-legislature/

1st JULY 2017

Thousands take to Hong Kong streets for annual pro-democracy march following Chinese president’s visit

An annual protest march began in Hong Kong, hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his visit to the city by warning against challenges to Beijing’s sovereignty
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-hong-kong-march-20170701-story.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/01/hong-kong-xi-jinping-china-power-protests

Xi Jinping sends warning to advocates of Hong Kong independence but offers pan-democrats hope of better relations

President Xi Jinping adopted a speak-softly-but-carry-a-big-stick approach yesterday, offering a chance for dissenters to be engaged but also warning that those who threatened national sovereignty would not be tolerated – and those who heard him took note
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2100843/xi-jinping-challenging-chinese-sovereignty-hong-kong-crosses
http://www.dw.com/en/xi-warns-of-red-line-as-hong-kong-marks-20-years-under-china/a-39501643
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170701_14/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40465359

28 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong protesters arrested over demonstration a day ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s arrival

Hong Kong police on Wednesday (June 28) arrested pro-democracy protesters, some of whom scrambled up a monument symbolising the city’s handover from British to Chinese rule, a day before Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive for the célébrations
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-protesters-arrested-over-demonstration-a-day-ahead-of-chinese-president-xis
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/28/breaking-hong-kong-pro-democracy-activists-stage-sit-golden-bauhinia-surrounded-police/

23 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong’s new chief: detention of booksellers in China not our concern

The kidnapping and detention of a group of Hong Kong booksellers is of no concern to the city’s government, its new leader has said
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/23/hong-kong-new-leader-carrie-lam-challenge-china-detention-booksellers

21 JUNE 2017

Hong Kong’s new cabinet revealed with plenty of familiar faces

Beijing has approved chief-executive elect Carrie Lam’s ministerial choices, which mostly comprise incumbents and promotees from within the current administration
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2099273/next-hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-announces-her-cabinet
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/21/just-hong-kongs-next-leader-carrie-lam-reveals-cabinet-top-3-officials-stay/
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-40346419/who-does-hong-kong-s-leader-carrie-lam-represent

10 JUNE 2017

United States expert Xie Feng becomes new foreign ministry commissioner in Hong Kong

A diplomat with two decades of experience in handling Sino-US relations has been appointed to head the foreign ministry office in Hong Kong
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2097769/united-states-expert-xie-feng-becomes-new-foreign-ministry

26 MAY 2017

Hong Kong’s Bar Association chief warns against making Basic Law interpretations by Beijing ‘standard practice’

The new head of Hong Kong’s professional body of barristers has warned against worsening fears over the city’s autonomy and judicial independence if “standardising” Beijing’s interpretations of the city’s mini-constitution means making it a regular practice
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2095737/hong-kongs-bar-association-chief-warns-against-making-basic

26 APRIL 2017

Hong Kong arrests ousted pro-independence lawmakers over oath-taking fiasco

Two former Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers were arrested without warning by local police on Wednesday morning as part of what many fear to be a wider crackdown on dissent by the Beijing government
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/26/hong-kong-arrests-ousted-pro-independence-lawmakers-oath-taking/
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170427_02/

24 APRIL 2017

Bail for Hong Kong’s disgraced former leader Tsang

A Hong Kong court on Monday granted bail to former leader Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was jailed in February for 20 months for misconduct in public office
http://www.atimes.com/article/bail-hong-kongs-disgraced-former-leader-tsang/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-04/24/content_15604154.html

22 APRIL 2017

Beijing official rejects need for development of democracy in Hong Kong over next decade

Beijing has poured cold water on Hong Kong’s ­electoral reform aspirations, saying the city had pressing livelihood concerns to handle in the coming five to 10 years
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2089798/beijing-official-rejects-need-development-democracy-hong-kong-over

30 MARCH 2017

Cardinal Tong tells Carrie Lam that the Church stands for full democracy and religious freedom in Hong Kong

In a letter to Beijing’s candidate, the bishop of Hong Kong promises a frank and honest relationship with the new government from « a friend who will give forthright admonition » to people in power
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Card-Tong-tells-Carrie-Lam-that-the-Church-stands-for-full-democracy-and-religious-freedom-in-Hong-Kong-40336.html

27 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong democracy activists charged hours after election of new city leader

Hong Kong police have started a crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and activists, informing at least nine people they will be charged for their involvement in a series of street protests more than two years ago
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/27/hong-kong-democracy-activists-charged-day-after-new-city-leader-elected
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/world/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-democracy-charges.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fasia&action=click&contentCollection=asia&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/27/breaking-pro-democracy-occupy-leaders-charged-police-day-lam-election/

26 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam selected to be city’s next leader

Former chief secretary Carrie Lam has been elected as chief executive, becoming the first female leader of Hong Kong
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/25/asia/hong-kong-chief-executive/index.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/26/hong-kong-gets-a-new-leader
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/26/content_15591889.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/breaking-carrie-lam-elected-hong-kongs-first-female-leader/

13 MARCH 2017

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung appointed vice-chairman of top Chinese political advisory body

Leung is the second vice-chairman – effectively a state leader – from Hong Kong, in addition to former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa. But Leung is the first chief executive to become a vice-chairman of the national political body during his tenure
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/13/chief-executive-cy-leung-appointed-vice-chairman-top-chinese-political-advisory-body/
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/13/content_15584789.html
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news.php?id=86053

22 FEBRUARY 2017

Convicted ex-Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang sentenced to 20 months in jail

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced to 20 months in prison after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/convicted-ex-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-sentenced-to-20/3540004.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2072910/disgraced-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-escorted-hospital
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/22/hong-kong-former-leader-sentenced-20-months-misconduct/

17 FEBRUARY 2017

Donald Tsang guilty of misconduct in office, making him first Hong Kong leader convicted in criminal trial

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen became Hong Kong’s first ever chief executive to be convicted in a criminal trial as the High Court on Friday found him guilty of misconduct in public office when he was the city’s leader
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2071852/donald-tsang-guilty-misconduct-office-making-him-first-hong
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-02/17/content_15573309.html

16 FEBRUARY 2017

Hong Kong pips Singapore to be ranked world’s freest economy for 23rd consecutive year

The city scored 89.8 out of 100 points in the annual index of economic freedom compiled by the Heritage Foundation, up by 1.2 points from last year, beating Singapore by 1.2 points and edging the island nation to second place
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2071423/hong-kong-pips-singapore-be-ranked-worlds-freest-economy-23rd

7 FEBRUARY 2017

Beijing’s ‘Invisible Hand’ at Work Ahead of Hong Kong Election

China has sent one of its most senior officials to drum up flagging support for its favored candidate in forthcoming elections for Hong Kong’s next leader, according to local media reports
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/beijings-invisible-hand-at-work-ahead-of-hong-kong-election-02072017112023.html

1 JANUARY 2017

Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest bid to unseat lawmakers

Thousands of protesters, chanting « Sovereignty belongs to the people! » marched through Hong Kong on New Year’s Day to protest at the government’s legal bid to unseat pro-democracy lawmakers Nathan Law, Lau Siu-lai, Leung Kwok-hung, and Edward Yiu
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/thousands-march-in-hong-kong-to-protest-bid-to-unseat-lawmakers/3406990.html

23 DECEMBER 2016

President Xi Jinping praises Hong Kong leader for ‘curbing independence’

President Xi Jinping on Friday hailed outgoing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s efforts in “curbing Hong Kong independence and street violence”, while also effectively setting requirements and priorities for the city’s next leader
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2056899/president-xi-jinping-praises-hong-kong-leader-curbing

12 DECEMBER 2016

Pro-democracy camp takes record quarter of seats on Election Committee that will choose Hong Kong’s leader

The city’s democratic camp has seized a record quarter of the seats in the committee that will go on to pick Hong Kong’s next leader in March
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2053833/pro-democracy-filmmaker-makes-breakthrough-win-seat-election?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed

10 DECEMBER 2016

Hong Kong leader CY Leung says will not run again

Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying, who has been vilified by critics as a puppet of Beijing, said on Friday (Dec 9) he would not run again for office after a term marked by anti-China protests and political divisions
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-leader-cy-leung-says-will-not-run-again/3355058.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/article/2053258/hong-kong-chief-executive-cy-leung-not-seek-re-election
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/12/09/cy-leung-set-lea

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Hong Kong court rules pro-independence politicians barred from legislature

A Hong Kong court disqualifies two pro-independence politicians from taking office, ruling their oath of allegiance invalid in a judgment in step with Beijing which last week intervened in the city’s legal system
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/hong-kong-bans-pro-democracy-politicians-after-beijing-rewrites-oath-law
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-11/15/content_15526451.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37984118

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Thousands of people attended a pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong Sunday (Nov 13) in support of China’s decision to effectively bar two pro-independence legislators from taking office, as fears grow of the city’s freedoms being under threat
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/thousands-attend-pro-beijing-rally-in-hong-kong
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2045614/thousands-turn-out-decry-hong-kong-independence

7 NOVEMBER 2016

China rules Hong Kong politicians must swear allegiance to country baring 2 pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office

China’s top legislature has effectively barred two democratically elected, pro-independence politicians from taking office in Hong Kong, marking Beijing’s most direct intervention in the territory since the 1997 handover
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-11/07/content_15522017.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2043738/two-hong-kong-localists-down-and-two-more-risk-after-beijing
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-backs-china-bid-to-bar-rebel-lawmakers/3268022.html

6 NOVEMBER 2016

Hong Kong police clash with anti-China protesters

Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Sunday (Nov 6) to drive back hundreds of protesters angry at China’s decision to intervene in a row over whether two pro-independence lawmakers should be barred from the city’s legislature
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-police-clash-with-anti-china-protesters/3266474.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2043425/thousands-hongkongers-join-protest-march-against-beijings

12 OCTOBER 2016

New Hong Kong politicians defy Beijing by raising independence issues during swear-in ceremony

Three newly-elected Hong Kong MPs have been barred from the legislature after using a swearing-in ceremony to raise the contentious issues of independence and more democracy, highlighting growing defiance of Beijing
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161012_31/
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/hongkong-oath-10122016120336.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/10/12/breaking-democratic-lawmakers-stage-protests-alter-oaths-new-term-kicks-off-hong-kong-legislature/

5 OCTOBER 2016

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong deported from Thailand ‘at China’s request’

Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong returned home on Wednesday (Oct 5) after being deported from Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as supporters blamed China for his detention
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-activist-deported-from-thailand-at-china-s-request/3180748.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161005_29/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-pro-democracy-activist-joshua-wong-detained-in-thailand

26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Taiwan attacks Hong Kong over string of visa denials

Taiwan lashed out at Hong Kong Monday (Sept 26), saying the city had recently denied visas to several Beijing-sceptic Taiwanese politicians as the island’s relations with China worsen.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/taiwan-attacks-hong-kong-over-string-of-visa-denials

6 SEPTEMBER 2016

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Beijing has warned new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence for the semi-autonomous city after young anti-China activists won seats for the first time in key weekend élections
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-new-hong-kong-lawmakers-not-back-independence
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/06/china-hong-kong-beijing-threatening-freedoms-independence

5 SEPTEMBER 2016

Hong Kong elections: anti-Beijing activists gain foothold in power

Two years after tens of thousands of young people poured on to the streets of Hong Kong to issue an unprecedented call for political change, a new generation of pro-democracy activists has gained a foothold in power in the former British colony.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/05/hong-kong-poll-pro-independence-activists-poised-to-win-seats-in-record-turnout
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/counting-key-hong-kong-elections-160905035900730.html

4 SEPTEMBER 2016

Record Hong Kong turnout for bitterly fought Legislative Council polls

A record number of voters turned out for Sunday’s Legislative Council elections, reflecting Hongkongers’ eagerness to make their voices count in the most politically critical and bitterly fought polls since the city’s 1997 handover
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2014678/record-hong-kong-turnout-bitterly-fought-legislative-council
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/09/04/hong-kong-legco-election-2016-record-high-turnout-expected-as-polls-close/

31 AUGUST 2016

China ‘to launch global hunt’ for boss of Hong Kong-based newspaper Sing Pao Daily News

Shenzhen police are reportedly looking for Gu Zhuoheng over a case of financial irregularity, following Sing Pao’s recent criticism of Leung Chun-ying
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/2011908/china-launch-global-hunt-boss-hong-kong-based-newspaper-sing-pao

21 AUGUST 2016

Protest over election ban on Hong Kong pro-independence activists

Hundreds of people have taken part in a tightly-controlled demonstration in Hong Kong to protest at the government’s decision to bar six independence activists from standing in September’s legislative élections
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/protest-over-election-ban-on-hong-kong-pro-independence-activists-1.1882854
http://www.euronews.com/2016/08/21/protests-return-to-streets-of-hong-kong

5 AUGUST 2016

Banned election candidates lead Hong Kong independence rally

Candidates banned from standing for election in Hong Kong because they are advocating a split from mainland China led the city’s first pro-independence rally on Friday (Aug 5) as tension over the upcoming vote escalâtes
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/banned-election/3017618.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1999664/more-1000-hong-kong-police-mobilised-localist-rally
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/08/05/basic-law-cannot-changed-accommodate-hong-kong-independence-says-govt/

30 JULY 2016

Hong Kong National Party convenor Chan Ho-tin disqualified from running in Legislative Council polls

Chan Ho-tin, whose candidacy was invalidated by the city’s election watchdog on Saturday, is one of a number of localists who refused to sign a recently introduced ­additional declaration form which ­reinforces acknowledgement that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1996994/hong-kong-national-party-convenor-disqualified-running
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/07/30/independence-advocates-barred-hong-kong-election-cannot-uphold-basic-law-says-govt/

26 JULY 2016

Two Hong Kong Journalists Jailed Over Sale of Political Magazines in China

A court in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Tuesday jailed two veteran journalists from neighboring Hong Kong after they sent their political magazines to subscribers across the internal border in mainland China.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/hong-kong-journalists-jailed-china-160726131231893.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/two-hong-kong-journalists-jailed-over-sale-of-political-magazines-in-china-07262016111510.html

21 JULY 2016

Hong Kong ‘Umbrella Revolution’ leader Joshua Wong convicted for protests

A key figure in Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a « chilling warning » by rights campaigners
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-umbrella-revolution-leader-convicted-protests
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36852731

20 JULY 2016

Hong Kong election candidates must issue China pledge by law, says electoral commission

Candidates in Hong Kong’s September elections must pledge that the city is an « inalienable » part of China, the head of the Electoral Affairs Commission said, adding that advocating for independence could end their candidacy
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-20/hk-election-candidates-must-issue-china-pledge-by-law-electoral/7645420?section=world
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=171820
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-warns-independence/2972884.html

6 JULY 2016

China demands Lam Wing-kee return from Hong Kong, but Hong Kong security chief says ‘no legal way’ to return bookseller Lam Wing-kee to China

A statement issued by the Ningbo Public Security Bureau said Lam had broken his bail terms by failing to return to the mainland for further investigation after his initial eight months in detention, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper reported
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/06/bookseller-abductions-china-demands-lam-wing-kee-return-from
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-07-06/hong-kong-security-chief-says-no-legal-way-to-return-bookseller-lam-wingkee-to-china/1596728

1 JULY 2016

Hong Kong protesters march over abducted booksellers

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to demand the resignation of its unpopular leader and answers over China’s alleged abduction of five local booksellers
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/01/hong-kong-protesters-call-for-leader-to-stand-downhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36680898

17 JUNE 2016

Protests in Hong Kong over bookseller detention in China

Angry protesters gathered in Hong Kong Friday after a city bookseller broke silence to reveal how he was blindfolded, interrogated and detained in China for eight months for trading titles critical of Beijing
https://www.yahoo.com/news/protests-hong-kong-over-bookseller-detention-china-044808830.html
http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/17/hong-kong-protests-over-booksellers-detentions-after-lam-wing-kee-accuses-china/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1977002/outrage-expressed-hong-kong-over-missing-bookseller-no

9 JUNE 2016

Hong Kong is the most expensive Chinese city for expats and second in Asia

Hong Kong has become the second most-expensive location for expatriates in Asia, overtaking Tier 1 mainland cities for the first time in five years and going up two places from last year’s fourth position, reveals the latest semi-annual cost-of-living survey by London-based human resource consultancy ECA International
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-06/08/content_15446615.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1969403/hong-kong-now-second-most-expensive-city-asia-pacific-survey

8 JUNE 2016

Lancome shuts main Hong Kong stores as protesters accuse it of bowing to China

Lancome, the face-cream company owned by French cosmetics giant L’Oreal, shut main stores in Hong Kong on Wednesday as protesters gathered accusing it of bowing to China by cancelling a concert featuring a pro-democracy singer.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/08/lancome-shuts-main-hong-kong-stores-as-protesters-accuse-it-of-b/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1969055/denise-ho-controversy-protesters-march-despite-lancome
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160608_33/

7 JUNE 2016

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong acquitted over anti-China protest

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was acquitted on Tuesday (Jun 7) over an anti-China protest in the first of a raft of cases against him to reach a verdict.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-student-leader/2851574.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/06/07/joshua-wong-activists-proven-not-guilty-obstructing-police-officers-burning-white-paper/

31 MAY 2016

Hong Kong reclaims crown as world’s most competitive economy

Despite constant concerns that Hong Kong is losing its edge to mainland and regional rivals, the city has reclaimed the title of the world’s most competitive economy, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Centre
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1959161/hong-kong-reclaims-crown-worlds-most-competitive-economy

30 MAY 2016

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist beaten by police handed prison sentence

The assault of Ken Tsang by seven police officers in 2014 was caught on tape, sparking outrage in Hong Kong. Now he has been given a jail term for resisting arrest.
http://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-pro-democracy-activist-beaten-by-police-handed-prison-sentence/a-19294115
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-05/30/content_15441507.html

17 MAY 2016

Chinese official visits Hong Kong amid tension

The three-day visit by Zhang Dejiang, who in charge of Hong Kong and Macau affairs, is the first by such a senior official since the 2014 occupy democracy protests and comes amid growing concerns that Beijing is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous territory http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/chinese-official-visits-hong-kong-tension-160517052748951.html
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-hong-kongs-rift-with-china-is-growing/a-19262104
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1945670/five-key-questions-about-senior-chinese-official-zhang

2 MAY 2016

Hundreds join protest over sacking of Ming Pao editor

Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside the headquarters of a Hong Kong newspaper where a respected editor was recently sacked after publishing a front-page story linked to the Panama Papers leak
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hundreds-protest-over-sacking-hong-kong-editor
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/05/02/hundreds-join-protest-sacking-ming-pao-editor/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160503_01/

20 APRIL 2016

Firing of top Hong Kong editor after Panama report rattles city’s media

The sudden sacking of a senior editor at Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper after the paper ran a front-page expose of local figures based on the Panama Papers sent shockwaves through the city’s media industry onWednesday
http://atimes.com/2016/04/firing-of-top-hong-kong-editor-after-panama-report-rattles-citys-media/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/20/ming-pao-newspaper-union-extremely-angered-by-sudden-firing-of-executive-chief-editor/

14 APRIL 2016

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong’s murky financial underbelly

The so-called Panama Papers, released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists this month, have exposed the key role played by Hong Kong and Singapore in funnelling that wealth into tax havens
http://business.asiaone.com/news/panama-papers-reveal-hong-kong%E2%80%99s-murky-financial-underbelly

10 APRIL 2016

Student leaders unveil new Hong Kong political party

Joshua Wong and Mr Nathan Law, who spearheaded the Occupy movement in 2014, founded Demosisto with the aim of running in the Legislative Council elections in September
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/student-leaders-unveil/2683882.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/07/asia/demosisto-joshua-wong-hong-kong/index.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/11/new-party-to-seek-vote-on-possible-hong-kong-independence/

3 APRIL 2016

Controversial Hong Kong movie wins ‘Best Film’ award

A controversial movie about the future of Hong Kong won the top prize at the city’s film awards on Sunday (Apr 3), after being a local box office hit but antagonising Beijing over its portrayal of the semi-autonomous territory in 2025
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/controversial-hong-kong/2662710.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/04/03/dystopian-box-office-hit-ten-years-wins-best-movie-at-2016-hong-kong-film-awards/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1933157/award-belongs-you-all-controversial-hit-ten-years

22 MARCH 2016

Hong Kong and China: A special Relationship

Recent developments in Hong Kong – from the violent disturbances in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on the first day of the Chinese new year to the disappearance of publisher Lee Bo – have taken concerns about political risk in Hong Kong to a new level, both in the city and beyond.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/hong-kong-china-special-relationship-160320110701938.html

16 MARCH 2016

Hong Kong and Macau to be integrated with nine mainland provinces: State Council plan

A proposal to foster economic, social, technological and infrastructure integration includes speeding up construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed railway
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1925690/hong-kong-and-macau-be-integrated-nine-mainland-provinces-state-Council

14 MARCH 2016

Singapore versus Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong have long been rivals for the crown of Asia’s best city. But Singapore has now crept well ahead of Hong Kong, a trend that is bound to continue, writes John West.
http://www.asiancenturyinstitute.com/economy/1095-singapore-versus-hong-kong

4 MARCH 2016

Hong Kong booksellers: One of five missing men returns home

Mr Lui, the general manager of Mighty Current, disappeared on 15 October while in Shenzhen in southern China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35729143

3 MARCH 2016

Macao’s GDP contracts 20.3% in 2015

Due to the continued decline in exports of services, Macao’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank by 20.3 percent in real terms last year, with a 22.8 percent contraction in the first half, and a smaller slump of 17.7 percent in the second half, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) said Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-03/03/content_15394269.html

29 FEBRUARY 2016

Pro-democracy candidate Alvin Yeung wins key Hong Kong election

Alvin Yeung of the established pro-democracy Civic Party defeated Holden Chow of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong by more than 10,000 votes
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pro-democracy-candidate-alvin-yeung-wins-key-hong-kong-election
http://www.intellasia.net/pro-democracy-candidate-wins-key-hk-election-500981

9 FEBRUARY 2016

Dozens injured as police, protesters clash in Hong Kong

Activists angered over authorities’ attempts to crack down on the food hawkers in a crowded Kowloon neighborhood held running battles with police into the early hours of Tuesday.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/02/hong-kong-activists-police-clash-over-holiday-food-stalls-2/
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/09/54-arrests-in-wake-of-mong-kok-unrest-as-police-to-investigate-use-of-live-warning-shots/

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Chinese police admit holding three missing Hong Kong booksellers

The fate of five booksellers who disappeared from Hong Kong last year became clearer after Chinese police said the three men still missing were under investigation on the mainland for alleged “illegal activities”.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f7cc6640-cb55-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44.html#axzz3zEkjUZ3A
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/02/04/breaking-guangdong-police-confirm-3-missing-booksellers-under-investigation/

27 JANUARY 2016

Hong Kong’s former anti-corruption chief cleared of wrongdoing

Hong Kong has cleared its former anti-corruption chief of criminal wrongdoing, saying there is not enough evidence to prosecute him, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kongs-former-anti-corruption-chief-cleared-wrongdoing

17 JANUARY 2016

Missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on China state television

A missing Hong Kong publisher of books critical of Beijing appeared weeping on state television Sunday, saying he had returned to China to surrender to police 11 years after fleeing a fatal drink driving incident
http://www.dw.com/en/missing-hong-kong-publisher-surrenders-to-chinese-officials-beijing/a-18985828
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35338484
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/17/questions-raised-after-missing-hk-bookseller-confesses-to-drink-driving-death-on-state-tv/

Mgr Stephen Lee is the new bishop of Macau

Pope Francis has appointed Stephen Lee Bun-sang as the new bishop of Macao, replacing Mgr José Lai Hung-seng
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mgr-Stephen-Lee-is-the-new-bishop-of-Macau-36417.html

13 JANUARY 2016

Hong Kong Chief Executive heckled in parliament during annual policy address

In a two-hour long policy address, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying outlined his a wide range of policy initiatives for the city in 2016. But even before entering the Legislative Council where the speech took place, the leader knew he was facing a tough crowd, as protesters gathered outside the building to vent their anger.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-chief-executive/2422936.html

10 JANUARY 2016

Thousands march in Hong Kong over missing publishers

Thousands of people in Hong Kong have attended a protest rally following the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35277199
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/thousands-march-hong-kong-missing-publishers-160110091351001.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/10/hongkongers-gather-at-chinese-embassy-in-london-to-demand-release-of-missing-booksellers/

8 JANUARY 2016

The curious tale of five missing publishers in Hong Kong

The publishers’ serial disappearances have stoked “white terror” fear in Hong Kong, a rare corner of freedom in China. The city’s pro-democracy forces accused Chinese law enforcement agencies of trespassing into the Hong Kong jurisdiction and making illegal arrests
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/08/the-curious-tale-of-five-missing-publishers-in-hong-kong/

3 JANUARY 2016

Hong Kong demands answers from mainland Chinese police after five booksellers go missing

Hong Kong police are seeking ­answers from their mainland counterparts over the mysterious disappearance of a bookseller and his associates involved in publications critical of the Chinese Communist Party, amid fears they might have been secretly ­detained by law enforcement personnel from across the border
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1897784/hong-kong-demands-answers-mainland-chinese-police-after
http://www.france24.com/en/20160103-hong-kong-china-missing-booksellers-xi-jinping-publisher-causeway-bay-books-mighty-current
http://www.france24.com/en/20160103-hong-kong-china-missing-booksellers-xi-jinping-publisher-causeway-bay-books-mighty-curren

1 JANUARY 2016

Controversial Hong Kong bookseller becomes fifth man to go missing in mysterious circumstances

A controversial Hong Kong bookseller who specialises in reading material critical of the Chinese Communist Party has gone missing – just weeks after four of his associates disappeared in mysterious circumstances
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1897366/controversial-hong-kong-bookseller-becomes-fifth-man-go
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2016/01/02/455044/Another-controversial.htm

11 DECEMBER 2015

Alibaba buys South China Morning Post, pledges to uphold editorial independence

Alibaba Group, China’s e-commerce giant, has bought the South China Morning Post and all other media assets from the SCMP Group, and has pledged to uphold editorial independence and to invest to strengthen the quality of the content.
http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1890060/alibaba-buys-south-china-morning-post-groups-media-business
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-35068144
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/12/11/breaking-jack-mas-alibaba-buys-south-china-morning-post-paywall-to-be-scrapped/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1890058/letter-readers-south-china-morning-post-alibabas-executive-vice

23 NOVEMBER 2015

In Hong Kong district election, pan-democrats win 112 out of 431 seats but fail to take control of any district

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp saw an increase in district council seats following the first public election since last year’s mass pro-democracy movement, although pro-establishment parties retained the majority, according to poll results released Monday
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Pro-democracy-camp-earns-more-seats-in-Hong-Kong-election
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/11/23/winners-and-losers-in-the-2015-hong-kong-district-council-elections/
http://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-district-council-elections-2015

28 OCTOBER 2015

Hong Kong’s work-life balance deteriorating: Survey

More than 60 percent of local employees perceived Hong Kong’s work-life balance as deteriorating compared to 10 years ago, a survey concluded
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-10/28/content_15336048.html

6 OCTOBER 2015

Hong Kong university protests over academic freedoms

Around 2,000 protesters at Hong Kong University marched Tuesday to support academic freedom as fears grow that Beijing is interfering in the city’s education system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-university/2173034.html?cx_tag=similar#cxrecs_s
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-university-protest-over-academic-freedoms

5 OCTOBER 2015

Ex-Hong Kong leader charged with misconduct in public office

Hong Kong’s former leader, Donald Tsang, was charged on Monday with two counts of misconduct in public office, the latest in a string of scandals that have ensnared senior business and former political figures in the financial hub.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/ex-hong-kong-leader-charg/2170450.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1864164/former-hong-kong-leader-donald-tsang-due-court-misconduc

29 SEPTEMBER 2015

Fears for Hong Kong academic freedom as top legal scholar Johannes Chan barred from vice-presidency of Hong Kong University

A leading law professor was barred from taking up a senior post at one of Hong Kong’s top universities on Tuesday in what some said was a blow to academic freedom as Beijing tries to tighten its grip a year after student-led protests rocked the city
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/fears-for-hong-kong-acade/2158978.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1862423/surprise-move-chair-university-hong-kong

28 SEPTEMBER 2015

Rallies in Hong Kong mark anniversary of mass protests

Thousands of pro-democracy activists rallied near government headquarters in Hong Kong amid tight security to mark the first anniversary of pro-democracy protests that crippled parts of the Chinese-controlled city
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/rallies-hong-kong-mark-pro-democracy-protests-150928103557853.html

27 AUGUST 2015

HK student leaders charged with unlawful assembly

Hong Kong police have charged 3 student leaders for attending an unlawful assembly almost one year after the mass protests that demanded democratic elections. Those charged include former student federation leader Alex Chow and a teenage student group’s leader, Joshua Wong
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150828_02.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-student-leader/2079840.html

14 JULY 2015

Student activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law charged with obstructing police in Hong Kong protest

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong and another prominent young pro-democracy activist were charged Tuesday over an anti-China protest last year, in what they said was a witch hunt against political campaigners in the city
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1838698/student-activists-joshua-wong-and-nathan-law-charged
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-student-activists-charged-over-anti-china-protest

25 JUNE 2015

Fiasco for China’s Allies in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman, Li Ka-shing, said he was “very disappointed” over the Hong Kong government’s failure to enact its reform package for the 2017 election of the chief executive. Asked who was responsible for what is now widely called a fiasco, Li ducked the question. “Everyone in Hong Kong is discussing this,” he said
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/fiasco-china%E2%80%99s-allies-hong-kong

18 JUNE 2015

Hong Kong lawmakers vote down Beijing-backed constitutional reform package

A bill proposed by the Chinese government that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to vote for their next leader — as long as the candidates were approved by Beijing — has been rejected by Hong Kong’s legislature
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33179247
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-06/18/content_15278958.html
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/despite-veto-china-says-hong-kong-electoral-proposal-stand
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1823617/who-biggest-loser-after-rejection-2017-electoral-reform

4 JUNE 2015

Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

A park in central Hong Kong turned into a sea of candles on Thursday (Jun 4) as tens of thousands gathered to mark the 26th anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square incident, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/thousands-rally-in-hong/1893326.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/04/tiananmen-remembered-135000-attend-hong-kong-vigil/

31 MAY 2015

No end to Hong Kong political battle as last-ditch meeting fails

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers said on Sunday they would « definitely » veto the government’s planned political reforms after a last-ditch meeting with Chinese officials failed to reach any agreement
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/no-end-hong-kong-political-battle-last-ditch-meeting-fails

28 MAY 2015

Hong Kong leader challenged to step down over electoral reform package

Hong Kong’s leader was challenged to step down on Thursday as he clashed with angry pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s controversial electoral reform package, which goes to a vote next month.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/28/hong-kong-leader-challenged-to-step-down-over-electoral-reform-package

5 MAY 2015

Lu Ping: Chinese official who oversaw Hong Kong handover dies

Lu Ping, the Chinese official who oversaw Hong Kong’s transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, has died at the age of 87
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32579597

25 APRIL 2015

European Union urges Hong Kong to adopt ‘genuine choice’ in elections amid city’s reform fracas

The European Union weighed in on Hong Kong’s political reform, saying people should be given a “genuine choice” in electing the city’s leader in 2017
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1776114/european-union-urges-hong-kong-adopt-genuine-choice

22 APRIL 2015

Hong Kong unveils election reforms but pro-democracy leaders push back

Hong Kong’s government unveiled electoral reform proposals Wednesday that will allow citizens for vote for the city’s leader for the first time, but again failed to offer concessions to pro-democracy lawmakers and activists who object to China’s power to veto candidates
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/hong-kong-unveils-election-reforms-pro-democracy-leaders-push-back-0
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/1773857/hong-kong-electoral-reform-likely-leave-pan-democrats-out
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/world/asia/hong-kong-presents-plan-for-elections-offering-little-to-democrats.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

20 APRIL 2015

China vice president says 2017 vote wish of most Hong Kong people

The planned 2017 election for Hong Kong’s top official is what most people in the Chinese territory want, Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said on Monday, despite demonstrations by thousands last year against the way it will be conducted
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-vice-president-says/1796434.html

 12 APRIL

China to curb visits to Hong Kong by Shenzhen residents

China will limit visits by residents of the city of Shenzhen to neighboring Hong Kong, a politician and media said on April 12, following recent tension in the former British colony over growing numbers of mainland visitors. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/12/beijing-to-limit-hong-kong-visits-by-mainland-chinese

30 MARCH 2015

Hong Kong activists use newspaper petition to warn of academic threats

Activists published a full-page petition in a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong on Monday, warning of growing threats to academic freedom and the educational system amid fears of a broader Chinese clampdown on the former British colony
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-activists-use-newspaper-petition-warn-academic-threats

25 MARCH 2015

Hong Kong Ready for Fresh ‘Occupy’ Protests Says City Leader

Hong Kong’s leader said on Wednesday the city was prepared for a fresh flareup of pro-democracy street protests, while issuing a call to arms against opposition democratic lawmakers who have disrupted government policy-making in the legislature
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/hong-kong-ready-fresh-occupy-protests-says-city-leader/
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/03/25/hong-kongs-top-leader-predicts-opposition-will-be-punished/?mod=WSJAsia_hpp_LEFTTopStories

1 MARCH 2015

Hong Kong police arrest 33 after anti-mainland march

Hong Kong police arrested 33 people and fired pepper spray during clashes with demonstrators that disrupted traffic on Sunday (Mar 1), as a protest at the rising number of visitors from mainland China turned violent.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-police-arrest/1687862.html

22 FEBRUARY 2015

Hong Kong delegates to China’s parliament seek mainland security laws to counter protests

Two Hong Kong delegates to China’s parliament are pushing to implement mainland security laws months after pro-democracy protesters shut down major parts of the Chinese-controlled city, broadcaster RTHK said on Sunday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-delegates-chinas-parliament-seek-mainland-security-laws-counter-protests

17 FEBRUARY 2015

HK’s population at 7.26 million at end of 2014

Hong Kong’s population has increased 42,300, or 0.6 percent, to 7,264,100 at the end of 2014 from 7,221,800 at the end of 2013, according to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Tuesday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-02/17/content_15229348.html

7 FEBRUARY 2015

China seizes toilet rolls depicting HK leader CY Leung

China’s authorities have seized 7,600 toilet rolls and 20,000 packets of tissue printed with the image of Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31189050
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/468978/china-seizes-toilet-paper-ridiculing-hong-kong-leader

2 FEBRUARY 2015

Macau Faces Biggest Test as Corruption Crackdown Hits Hard

The “build it and they will come” strategy that has earned billions for casinos in Macau is facing its biggest test yet as a construction binge in the Chinese city bumps up against plummeting revenue
http://www.wsj.com/articles/macau-faces-biggest-test-as-corruption-crackdown-hits-hard-1422856496?mod=WSJ_hp_Asia_EditorsPicks

1 FEBRUAY 2015

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters return to streets

Thousands of pro-democracy activists have returned to the streets of Hong Kong for their first big rally since mass protests last year.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31079840
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/02/protesters-return-central-hong-kong-streets-150201070713634.html

19 JANUARY 2015

Hong Kong creates cadet force modelled partly on Chinese army

Hong Kong has created a new army cadet force modelled partly on the Chinese military, sparking fears of tighter controls over the city’s youth in the wake of student-led pro-democracy protests.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/458093/hong-kong-creates-cadet-force-modelled-partly-on-chinese-army
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2015-01/19/content_15215624.html

12 JANUARY 2015

Controversial Hong Kong media tycoon’s home firebombed

The home and former offices of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who also played a prominent role in large pro-democracy protests last month, were firebombed early on Monday, a spokesman said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/controversial-hong-kong-media-tycoons-home-firebombed
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11339191/Petrol-bombs-thrown-at-home-of-Hong-Kong-democracy-activist.html

31 DECEMBER 2014

A 14 years teenage girl arrested and put into a children’s home for drawing a chalk flower on a wall has been bailed after a successful appeal

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/girl-arrested-put-childrens-home-4899651

23 DECEMBER 2014

Hong Kong tycoon, former top official sentenced in corruption trial

Tycoon Thomas Kwok received a five year sentence Tuesday, and former chief secretary Rafael Hui got seven and a half years, after having been found guilty by a Hong Kong high court jury last week.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/asia/hong-kong-tycoon-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2014-12/23/content_15206217.html

Hong Kong tycoon, former top official sentenced in corruption trial

Tycoon Thomas Kwok received a five year sentence Tuesday, and former chief secretary Rafael Hui got seven and a half years, after having been found guilty by a Hong Kong high court jury last week.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/asia/hong-kong-tycoon-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2014-12/23/content_15206217.html

20 DECEMBER 2014

 Xi Jinping defends ‘one-China’ idea in Macau, amid protests

 Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Macau residents to respect the « one-China » policy during a visit to the former Portuguese colony.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30559769
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/451115/xi-warns-hong-kong-and-macau-in-one-china-message

19 DECEMBER 2014

Umbrellas banned as Xi Jinping arrives in Macau

President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub’s return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas – the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/umbrellas-banned-xi-jinping-arrives-macau

15 DECEMBER 2014

‘Occupy is over’: Hong Kong chief executive announces end to protests as Causeway Bay is cleared

Hong Kong’s leader declared an end to 78 days of mass protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police today cleared the last major camp and arrested 20 peaceful  protesters.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1662891/hong-kong-police-set-dismantle-occupys-last-remaining-pro-democracy
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/dec/15/hong-kong-pro-democracy-protesters-video

12 DECEMBER 2014

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai resigns after arrest

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the popular Apple Daily newspaper after being arrested for refusing to leave a key pro-democracy protest site in the centre of the city.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/12/hong-kong-media-tycoon-resigns-after-arrest-201412125059872695.html

11 DECEMBER 2014

Hong Kong police clear main protest site, ending pro-democracy occupation

Hong Kong police dismantled the city’s main pro-democracy protest site on Thursday (Dec 11), clearing tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies and arresting more than 200 demonstrators, who vowed their struggle lives on.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/more-than-200-arrested-as/1524210.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30426346
http://www.euronews.com/2014/12/11/resignation-as-hong-kong-clears-main-pro-democracy-protest-site/

3 DECEMBER 2014

Occupy Central leaders turn themselves in to Hong Kong police

The three co-founders of the pro-democracy Occupy Central movement which has become Hong Kong’s biggest civic disobedience campaign turned themselves in to the police on Wednesday
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30305473
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/east-asia/story/occupy-central-leaders-turn-themselves-hong-kong-police-20141203

2 DECEMBER 2014

Hong Kong protest leaders to ‘surrender’

The three original founders of Hong Kong’s « Occupy Central » protest movement have announced that they will « surrender » to police while some other protesters started a hunger strike and called for a new wave of protests.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/12/hong-kong-protest-leaders-surrender-20141229575668458.html
http://online.wsj.com/articles/hong-kong-protests-occupy-central-founders-to-surrender-to-police-1417508139

1 DECEMBER 2014

Hong Kong Protests Reach Violent High as Students Clash With Police Overnight

After two months of stalemate, the students attempt to block access to the government headquarters leading to intense clashes
https://time.com/3611250/hong-kong-occupy-central-umbrella-revolution-lung-wo/
http://www.euronews.com/2014/12/01/police-and-protesters-clash-at-hong-kong-government-hq/

26 NOVEMBER 2014

Hong Kong Police Clear Democracy Protest in Mong Kok, Arrest Leaders

Hong Kong authorities cleared a main protest camp Wednesday and arrested two leaders of the Occupy Central movement, which is calling for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/25/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-mong-kok-clearance/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/major-road-reopens-after/1494758.html

25 NOVEMBER 2014

Lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ among 80 arrested amid clashes at Hong Kong protest site

Bailiffs began clearing a major pro-democracy protest site in Hong Kong’s bustling Mong Kok district Tuesday, triggering scuffles, arrests and a standoff with growing crowds of protesters.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/25/world/asia/hong-kong-protests-mong-kok-clearance/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/nov/25/hong-kong-police-pepper-spray-protesters-video

19 NOVEMBER 2014

Clashes as Hong Kong protesters attempt parliament break-in

Masked teenagers rammed government offices in Hong Kong with metal barricades and charged police as the ongoing protests turned violent for the first time.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11239703/Clashes-as-Hong-Kong-protesters-attempt-parliament-break-in.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/nov/19/hong-kong-protesters-break-into-government-building-video

18 NOVEMBER 2014

Hong Kong authorities clear part of Admiralty protest site

The bailiffs, backed by police, dismantled barricades outside Citic Tower after the building’s owners complained about the disruption and were granted a high court injunction.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30092508
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11237310/Hong-Kong-authorities-start-removing-protest-site.html

16 NOVEMBER 2014

Hong Kong court notice clears way for action at Admiralty protest site

A Hong Kong court notice ordering the eviction of democracy demonstrators from parts of the main protest site they have occupied for seven weeks has been published in leading newspapers, the first such public circular that empowers authorities to start clearing rally sites
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-court-notice-clears-way-action-admiralty-protest-site

15 NOVEMBER 2014

Hong Kong protest leaders denied Beijing flight

Three pro-democracy student leaders from Hong Kong have been stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30067035
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1640648/occupy-leaders-seeking-travel-beijing-denied-boarding-airport-cathay

7 NOVEMBER 2014

Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing

Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request Friday to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-protest-leaders-request-formal-meeting-beijing

6 NOVEMBER 2014

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters have clashed with police in Hong Kong for the first time in more than two weeks as pressure grows on demonstrators to abandon more than a month and a half of street occupations
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/11/protesters-clash-with-police-hong-kong-201411611305648718.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-democracy-protesters-fresh-clashes-police

5 NOVEMBER 2014

Hong Kong lawmakers demand inquiry into city leader

Hong Kong’s democratic lawmakers called for an official inquiry into the city’s embattled leader Wednesday, saying he « has no political integrity » after receiving large undeclared payments from an Australian company
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-lawmakers-demand-inquiry-city-leader

29 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong lawmaker James Tien ousted from Chinese government body for ‘disloyalty

The prominent businessman and politician had criticised Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun Ying for failing to put an end to more than a month of pro-democracy protests – an unusual move for a pro-Beijing lawmaker
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-lawmaker-james-tien-ousted-chinese-government-body-disloyalty
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627462/say-what-you-choose-your-words-carefully-beijing-warns-hong-kong

28 OCTOBER 2014

Thousands mark one month of Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong democracy activists on Tuesday marked one month of mass protests by unfurling a sea of umbrellas as student leaders called for direct talks with Beijing officials, the first time such a request has been made.
http://www.france24.com/en/20141028-china-hong-kong-pro-democracy-protests-one-month/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29797987
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/oct/28/hong-kong-police-disperse-pro-democracy-protesters-with-tear-gas-video

26 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong protesters in disarray as vote on next steps halted

Hong Kongs pro-democracy protesters were on Sunday forced to suspend a planned vote on their next steps – hours before it was due to begin – due to differing opinions about how to move their month-long campaign forward.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11188463/Hong-Kong-protesters-in-disarray-as-vote-on-next-steps-halted.html

23 OCTOBER 2014

UN Rights Watchdog Calls for Open Elections in Hong Kong

The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-un-rights-body-calls-for-open-elections-in-hong-kong/2493396.html

21 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong talks break up without agreement

Hong Kong’s leaders held their first direct talks with protesters who occupy large areas of the city on Tuesday, but without reaching any agreement.
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621694/talks-fail-narrow-gap-between-student-leaders-and-government
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dialogue-10212014142614.html

20 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong court bans protesters from blocking roads

The Hong Kong High Court Monday granted two interim injunctions barring protesters from occupying key areas in the city even as the Chinese government accused the demonstrators of “putting social order at risk”.
http://freepressjournal.in/hong-kong-court-bans-protesters-from-blocking-roads/
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620708/hong-kongs-high-court-orders-occupy-protesters-mong-kok-leave

18 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong: violence flares again as protesters reoccupy streets

Riot police clashed violently with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday as demonstrators reoccupied a camp mostly cleared the previous day, leading to multiple arrests and jeopardising talks aimed at ending a political stalemate.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/hong-kong-protests-violence-flares-again-activists-retake-streets
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29672083

16 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong leader calls for talks but rules out key concession

Hong Kong’s government is ready for new talks with student protesters next week, its chief executive has said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29640500
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hk-leader-reopens-talks-offer-after-police-brutality-video

15 OCTOBER 2014

Police beating caught on video sparks Hong Kong outrage

Hong Kong police came under fire Wednesday after plainclothes officers were filmed beating and kicking a handcuffed protester during some of the worst clashes since mass pro-democracy rallies erupted over two weeks ago.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/hong-kong-police-clear-protest-barricades-2014101512237584208.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20141015-hong-kong-police-beating-video-outrage-china-democracy/
http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000003176672/hong-kong-news-cameras-capture-beating.html

14 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Police Dismantle Protest Barriers With Chainsaws and Sledgehammers

Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city’s financial center on Tuesday, reopening a major road for the first time since protests began two weeks ago.
http://www.newsweek.com/hong-kong-police-dismantle-protest-barriers-chainsaws-and-sledgehammers-277306
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/hong-kong-protests-20141014163347934397.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29623396

13 OCTOBER 2014

Masked men attack Hong Kong democracy protesters

Violence broke out at the heart of Asia’s most important financial centre on Monday afternoon as dozens of masked men launched an assault on pro-democracy protesters camped out on the streets of Hong Kong.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/11158181/Masked-men-attack-Hong-Kong-democracy-protesters.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-authorities-accused-hiring-thugs-after-clashes

12 OCTOBER 2014

Zero chance’ of protest success, says HK leader

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have an « almost zero chance » of changing Beijing’s stance and securing free elections, the city’s embattled Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in a TV show Sunday.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/06e60966-51df-11e4-b55e-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3FuuVdin8
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/437211/hk-protest-has-almost-zero-chance

11 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Media Become Propaganda Tool Used to Attack Occupy Central

Many of Hong Kong’s media outlets have followed the line of the Chinese Communist Party in reporting on the Occupy Central’s democracy protests.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1011278-hong-kong-media-become-propaganda-tool-used-to-attack-occupy-central/

10 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong protest: Thousands on streets for fresh rally

Thousands of people are demonstrating in Hong Kong’s financial district after protest leaders called for a show of strength.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29563788
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thousands-hong-kong-protesters-regroup

9 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Government Cancels Talks, Tells Protesters to Clear Streets

The Hong Kong government on Thursday called off scheduled talks with pro-democracy student leaders aimed at ending nearly two weeks of a mass civil disobedience campaign calling for universal suffrage, and told protesters to clear the streets
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/talks-10092014091540.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/09/world/asia/hong-kong-protest-leung-payment/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

8 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung faces questions over secret $7m payout from Australian firm

Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, CY Leung, has pocketed millions in secret fees from a listed Australian company in return for supporting its Asian business ambitions, a Fairfax Media investigation can reveal
http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/hong-kong-chief-executive-cy-leung-faces-questions-over-secret-7m-payout-from-australian-firm-20141008-1134yv.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29532624

6 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong officials resume work as protests thin

Hong Kong’s civil servants returned to work and schools were reopening Monday as a massive pro-democracy protest that has occupied much of the city center for the week dwindled
http://www.france24.com/en/20141006-hong-kong-resume-work-protests-thin/
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2014/10/07/418869/HK-protests.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29494885

2 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong leader refuses to step down amid protests but opens door to talks

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung says he will not resign, but has offered talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29467239
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/02/world/asia/china-hong-kong-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

1 OCTOBER 2014

Defiant Hong Kong protesters demand leader steps down

Student demonstrators in Hong Kong have vowed to step up their mass pro-democracy protests if Chief Executive CY Leung does not resign.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29448338
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/defiant-hong-kong-protesters-demand-leader-steps-down?page=0%2C0
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/10/02/2003601064

28 SEPTEMBER 2014

Tear gas used against Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse protesters, just after the city’s leader announced that his government will launch a new round of consultations on electoral reform shortly.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/09/hong-kong-leader-pledges-talks-amid-protests-20149289332276673.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29398962

26 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong democracy protesters enter government complex

At least 100 pro-democracy protesters have pushed through a police cordon to break into the main government compound in Hong Kong.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29378961
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/09/anti-china-protesters-storm-hong-kong-hq-2014926182539276234.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

Former Hong Kong chief secretary Rafael Hui says he accepted secret payoff from Beijing

A former top Hong Kong civil servant told a court on Tuesday that he had received a secret payment of HK$11 million (S$1.8 million) « from Beijing » in 2007 through a businessman intermediary, local media reported
http://business.asiaone.com/news/former-hong-kong-chief-secretary-rafael-hui-says-he-accepted-secret-payoff-beijing

22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong students kick off class boycott to demand greater democracy

Thousands of students braved sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Monday to demand greater democracy as they launched a week-long boycott of classes, underscoring a restive younger generation’s determination to challenge the Chinese Communist Party
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29306128
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-students-kick-class-boycott-demand-greater-democracy
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597934/boycott-begins-thousands-students-stage-classroom-walkout-over

Ups and downs in Singapore-HK ties

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Ups-and-downs-in-Spore-HK-ties-64790.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

Time is right to rejuvenate Hong Kong-India relations

Hong Kong has a significant Indian community and much in common with India such as the British-derived law and the English language. Despite this however, I have found knowledge of India, even among the highly educated classes, to be either limited or wrong. The strange point is that the mainlanders have a sound knowledge of India, particularly its history and culture.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/opinion/2014-09/19/content_15168178.html

18 SEPTEMBER 2014

Singapore PM and Hong Kong leaders reaffirm strong ties

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Hong Kong political and business leaders yesterday in his first trip to the city since 2001.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Singapore-PM-and-Hong-Kong-leaders-reaffirm-strong-64637.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong democracy activists shave heads in protest

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have shaved their heads in a protest over what they see as China’s growing political control over the city.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-29125769
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/431342/hk-pro-democracy-leaders-shave-heads-in-protest

2 SEPTEMBER 2014

Taiwan leader says he backs democracy for Hong Kong

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, who initiated detente with China, on Tuesday threw his support behind Hong Kong’s push for democracy — calling it a core value shared by Taiwanese people.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/430135/taiwan-leader-says-he-backs-democracy-for-hong-

31 AUGUST 2014

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader

China insisted Sunday on the authorities’ right to choose candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong, a move likely to trigger protests from democracy advocates in the former British colony
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-insists-right-choose-candidates-hk-leader
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-refuses-to-give-hong-kong-right-to-choose-leaders-protesters-vow-vengeance/2014/08/31/bf2d2422-311a-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161405.html

Unchallenged Macau leader elected for a second term

Macau re-elected its incumbent leader in an unchallenged contest Sunday as the gambling hub faces growing calls for democracy amid anger over deteriorating living conditions and government accountability.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/429727/unchallenged-macau-leader-elected-for-a-second-term
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-08/31/content_15161350.html

28 AUGUST 2014

Hong Kong Officials Raid Home of Media Mogul Critical of Beijing

Hong Kong anti-corruption officials have raided the home of media mogul Jimmy Lai, whose publications are often critical of mainland China
http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-officials-raid-home-of-media-mogul-critical-of-beijing/2430667.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/08/hong-kong-media-magnate-home-searched-2014828174640104451.html

24 AUGUST 2014

Four arrests as Macau police halt unofficial democracy poll

Four people were arrested as police shut down voting facilities in Macau after activists ignored strong objections from Beijing and held an unofficial referendum on electoral reform, the event organiser said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/four-arrests-macau-police-halt-unofficial-democracy-poll
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/428471/macau-starts-unofficial-referendum-on-democracy

19 AUGUST 2014

Were some Hong Kong marchers paid?

The biggest difference from previous protests was a flurry of accusations from media outlets – including Ming Pao, RTHK, ATV, TVB, Now TV, Oriental Daily News and Apple Daily – that organisers had hired marchers.
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-28832294

17 AUGUST 2014

HK pro-Beijing activists rally against pro-democracy campaign

Tens of thousands of people, some waving Chinese flags, marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district unless Beijing grants acceptable electoral reforms
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/427229/hk-pro-beijing-activists-rally-against-pro-democracy-campaign
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28824975

15 AUGUST 2014

Hong Kong legal body votes to oust its pro-Beijing president

The Hong Kong Law Society has sent a strong rebuke to Beijing after it passed a vote of no confidence in its own president, who backed a controversial white paper reaffirming China’s control over the city
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/426971/hong-kong-legal-body-votes-to-oust-its-pro-beijing-president
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574521/solicitors-step-pressure-law-society-president-ambrose-lam

Hong Kong chief backs anti-Occupy move

Hong Kong’s top politician has backed a petition designed to counter Occupy Central ahead of a planned march on Sunday opposing the demands of the pro-democracy movement, which is expected to attract crowds of more than 100,000
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2bd4d334-2475-11e4-be8e-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3AUvbRzEI

3 AUGUST 2014

More Singaporeans moving to Hong Kong to work

Some high-profile names have joined the latest wave of Singaporeans who have moved to Hong Kong for various reasons
http://www.stasiareport.com/the-big-story/asia-report/hong-kong/story/more-singaporeans-moving-hong-kong-work-20140803

1 AUGUST 2014

Macau follows in Hong Kong’s footsteps on electoral reform

A civil referendum on electoral reform is brewing in Macau, following Hong Kong’s unofficial poll in June. Scheduled to be held from Aug 24 to 31, the referendum asks respondents if they support universal suffrage for the Macanese chief executive election in 2019, and whether they have confidence in the sole candidate for the 2014 chief executive election, who is incumbent Fernando Chu
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Macau-follows-in-Hong-Kongs-footsteps-on-electoral-62972.html

29 JULY 2014

Hong Kong leader says Occupy protest would be ‘illegal’

Hong Kong’s leader declared a planned occupation of the city’s financial district by pro-democracy campaigners illegal Tuesday, and warned senior officials not to support the movement
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-leader-says-occupy-protest-would-be-illegal

26 JULY 2014

China denounces British parliament’s inquiry into Hong Kong affairs

China denounced the launch of a British parliamentary inquiry into the affairs of Hong Kong that has begun 30 years after the two countries agreed on the return of the financial hub to Beijing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10992493/China-denounces-British-parliaments-inquiry-into-Hong-Kong-affairs.html

23 JULY 2014

Beijing’s censorship and Macau universities

Lecturers are fired because they express pro-democracy views or mention the horror of Mao’s reign. The politburo and the principle of « one country, two systems » are off-limits on university campuses.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing’s-censorship-and-Macau-universities-31703.html

16 JULY 2014

China accuses Britain of interference over Hong Kong

China on Wednesday accused London of interfering in its internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420953/china-accuses-britain-of-interference-over-hong-kong

15 JULY 2014

Hong Kong’s leader calls for limited electoral change despite protests

Hong Kong’s chief executive has set out the course towards limited electoral reform in his report to Beijing, arguing that mainstream opinion opposes the direct nomination of leaders
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/15/hong-kong-protests-leung-chun-ying-china-elections
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420764/hong-kong-leader-calls-for-patriotic-political-reform
http://www.2017.gov.hk/filemanager/template/tc/doc/report/ce_report.pdf

11 JULY 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers blast Britain over report

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong hit back Friday at former colonial ruler Britain over a report they said showed no « commitment » to the city and strived to avoid embarrassing Beijing
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/420043/hong-kong-pro-democracy-lawmakers-blast-britain-over-report

7 JULY 2014

Mainland Takes Charge in Hong Kong

China’s Xi Jinping administration, with its tougher stance on external and internal relations, is assuming greater control over Hong Kong’s affairs through the China Liaison Office, the mainland’s representative in the territory, setting the political agenda often without even consulting the city’s own leadership.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-takes-charge-hong-kong/

6 JULY 2014

Hong Kong press freedom faced ‘darkest days’ in past year

Hong Kong journalists said Sunday the past year had been the « darkest » for press freedom for decades, with growing political tensions expected to worsen the situation in the future
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/419261/hong-kong-press-freedom-faced-darkest-days-in-past-year

4 JULY 2014

Organisers of huge Hong Kong rally arrested

Police on Friday arrested the organisers of Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy rally since the city was handed back to China, sparking outrage from campaigners who denounced the « political suppression »
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/organisers-huge-hong-kong-rally-arrested
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/hong-kong-democracy-rally-organisers-arrested-20147483044965456.html

2 JULY 2014

Hong Kong police detain hundreds after mass protests

More than 500 demonstrators arrested for illegally ‘occupying’ street in central business district during pro-democracy protest
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/02/hong-kong-police-detain-hundreds-protest
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28122434

1 JULY 2014

Hundreds of thousands march through Hong Kong to demand democracy

In what is likely to be Hong Kong’s largest protest since its return to Chinese control, huge crowds pour onto the streets of the former British colony to protest against Beijing and demand greater democratic rights
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10938114/Hundreds-of-thousands-march-through-Hong-Kong-to-demand-democracy.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28102644
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/jul/01/hong-kong-march-protesters-video

29 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong democracy ‘referendum’ voting ends

The 10-day poll was held by protest group Occupy Central, which says almost 800,000 voted online or in person.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28076566
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10934093/Referendum-on-democracy-in-Hong-Kong-draws-740000-votes.html

27 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong lawyers march against Beijing ‘interference’

More than a thousand lawyers all dressed in black took to the streets of Hong Kong in a silent march Friday against « interference » by Beijing in the city’s judiciary
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/417791/hong-kong-lawyers-march-against-beijing-interference

24 JUNE 2014

China orders media to ‘delete’ Hong Kong democracy poll

Communist Party propaganda chiefs order China’s heavily controlled media to erase all mention of a referendum gauging support for democracy in Hong Kong
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10921953/China-orders-media-to-delete-Hong-Kong-democracy-poll.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/local-news/hong-kong/2014/06/25/410914/p1/Hong-Kong.htm

20 JUNE 2014

Tens of thousands vote in Hong Kong democracy ‘referendum’

Tens of thousands of people voted in an unofficial « referendum » on Hong Kong’s political future on Friday as tensions between pro-democracy activists and Beijing soared and one former senior official predicted a « very long hot summer » of protests
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10914053/Tens-of-thousands-vote-in-Hong-Kong-democracy-referendum.html
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/dd3c5116-f878-11e3-815f-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz356mim7lF
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/06/unofficial-hong-kong-vote-rattles-china-2014620105734999757.html

17 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong paper claims banks pulled ads after pressure from Beijing

Two London-based banks have stopped advertising in a Hong Kong newspaper, Apple Daily, because of pressure from Chinese authorities, claims one of the paper’s publishers
http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2014/jun/17/hong-kong-press-freedom

11 JUNE 2014

Protests in Hong Kong after China moves to assert control

Protesters turned Hong Kong’s constitutional document into toilet paper Wednesday in an angry demonstration against Beijing’s publication of a controversial White Paper reasserting China’s control over the city
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/protests-in-hk-after/1145922.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27790302
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/11/world/asia/hong-kong-beijing-two-systems-paper/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

10 JUNE 2014

Hong Kong must accept Beijing’s control, China’s Communist Party warns

Nearly a week after more than 100,000 protesters gathered in Hong Kong to remember the Tiananmen crackdown and call for universal suffrage, Beijing issues controversial white paper reminding the former colony it does not enjoy « full autonomy »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10889465/Hong-Kong-must-accept-Beijings-control-Chinas-Communist-Party-warns.html
Full text:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-06/10/c_133396891.htm

4 JUNE 2014

Crowds Gather in Hong Kong to Mark 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Killings

Tens of thousands gathered at a central Hong Kong park on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, even as a stifling security presence in Beijing and elsewhere in mainland China appeared to forestall protests
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/world/asia/crowds-gather-in-hong-kong-to-mark-25th-anniversary-of-tiananmen-killings.html?_r=0
http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/jun/04/hong-kong-commemorates-tiananmen-square-anniversary-in-pictures
http://www.voanews.com/content/tens-of-thousands-stage-tiananmen-anniversary-vigil-in-hong-kong/1929240.html

1 JUNE 2014

Protesters march in Hong Kong ahead of Tiananmen vigil

Pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for greater political freedoms in China and an end to one-party rule, ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/protesters-march-hong-kong-ahead-tiananmen-vigil

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/protesters-march-in-hong/1131906.html

28 MAY 2014

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Challenge Beijing with Referendum Plan

Hong Kong appears to be heading toward more political confrontation in the coming weeks, as pro-democracy activists prepare to hold an unofficial referendum to pressure the territory’s government and its superiors in Beijing to accept greater public involvement in the election process

http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-democracy-activists-challenge-beijing-with-referendum-plan/1924873.html

21 MAY 2014

Concern Grows in Hong Kong Over Beijing’s Embrace

Much has been written about the erosion of Hong Kong’s political and administrative autonomy as Beijing leans on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his allies to promote One Country over Two Systems. But scant attention has been paid to the erosion of the territory’s commercial and financial autonomy.

http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/concern-grows-hong-kong-beijing-embrace/014

10 MAY 2014

Beijing’s Choice and Hong Kong’s Elections

Beijing can better achieve its goals by allowing free elections in Hong Kong.

http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/beijings-choice-and-hong-kongs-elections/

26 APRIL 2014

Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong

The world’s first museum dedicated to the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square has opened in Hong Kong
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041

http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/27/world-s-first-tiananmen-square-memorial-museum-opens-in-hong-kong/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/406799/world-first-tiananmen-museum-opens-in-hong-kong

10 APRIL 2014

Beijing’s Censors Ban Hong Kong Short Film

A short online video revealing Hong Kongers’ worries for their future was banned by China’s censorship bureau

http://thediplomat.com/2014/04/beijings-censors-ban-hong-kong-short-film/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YzCXjm2yOU

28 MARCH 2014

Hong Kong democrats start hunger strike

More than a dozen Hong Kong democracy activists, including five lawmakers, said they were starting a hunger strike Friday as they step up their campaign for universal suffrage
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/402330/hong-kong-democrats-start-hunger-strike

26 MARCH 2014

The assault on press freedom in Hong Kong

Before the People’s Republic of China opened its doors to outsiders, Hong Kong used to be the keyhole through which the world peered into the vast, yet little known, country. After that it remained a place where journalism could thrive. But there are worrisome signs that being a journalist in the former British colony is becoming increasing difficult, if not dangerous.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/120971/the-assault-on-press-freedom-in-hong-kong/

23 MARCH 2014

Who will help the helpers in Hong Kong?

Foreign domestic helpers have come under the spotlight in Hong Kong recently, with several foreign domestic maids making allegations of torture and abuse at the hands of their employers

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/23/who-will-help-the-helpers-in-hong-kong/

12 MARCH 2014

Nine men arrested over cleaver attack on Hong Kong journalist

Nine men have been arrested in connection with a brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police say.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/nine-arrested-cleaver-attack-hong-kong-journalist-kevin-lau

9 MARCH 2014

HK triads hide behind veil of respectability

http://www.asianewsnet.net/HK-triads-hide-behind-veil-of-respectability-57816.html

6 MARCH 2014

China parliament head warns of western-style democracy for Hong Kong

The head of China’s parliament warned on Thursday that importing western-style democracy for a planned direct election in Hong Kong in 2017 could lead to « disastrous » results, a delegate who attended the closed-door meeting said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-parliament-head-warns-western-style-democracy-hong-kong
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-warns-hong-kong/1023332.html

28 FEBRUARY 2014

After Brutal Attack, Hong Kong Journalists Call for End to Violence

Journalists groups started a signature campaign Friday to gather support for press freedom after Kevin Lau, former editor in chief of the Mingpao daily and one of the city’s most influential editors, was stabbed multiple times

http://www.voanews.com/content/after-brutal-attack-hong-kong-journalists-call-for-end-to-violence/1861354.html

26 FEBRUARY 2014

Hong Kong journalist stabbing sparks outrage

Kevin Lau Chun-to, a former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose abrupt dismissal in January sparked protests over press freedom is in critical condition after being hacked by an assailant with a meat cleaver
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/hong-kong-journalists-stabbing-sparks-rage-20142267259261156.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/hong-kong-ex-editor-stabbed-fears-media-freedom
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10661944/Hong-Kong-news-editor-stabbed-with-cleaver-over-press-freedom-protests.html

23 FEBRUARY 2014

Protestors March for Press Freedom in Hong Kong

Protestors took to Hong Kong streets on Sunday to march for press freedom, in a demonstration organized by journalists as fears grow that free expression is being compromised.
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/119826-protestors-march-for-press-freedom-in-hong-kong

20 FEBRUARY 2014

Beijing’s Fight Against Democracy Activism in Hong Kong

Resentment toward Beijing is rising in Hong Kong due to Beijing’s persistent efforts to impose mainland-style policy aimed at limiting democratic rights for Hong Kong residents, silencing critics and assimilating Hong Kong into China

http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41984&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=f501ed7cb1114204c114402cd8e25023#.Uwz_873LTIU

16 FEBRUARY 2014

Chinese military port approved in Hong Kong

The controversial construction of a People’s Liberation Army port along Hong Kong’s historic Victoria Harbour has been approved, amid growing unease about China’s role in the former British colony.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/10642000/Chinese-military-port-approved-in-Hong-Kong.html

14 FEBRUARY 2014

Ill wind for Hong Kong’s press freedom

Undeterred, a steady stream of the city’s famously tough and boisterous journalists braved the cold to gather outside the office of privately owned Commercial Radio, a local station, to protest against the sacking of a popular but polarising talk show host Li Wei-ling.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-26175523

5 FEBRUARY 2014

China Leans on Hong Kong’s Press

Beijing pulls the strings, editors move, tycoons shift advertising

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-hong-kong-press/

4 FEBRUARY 2014

Hong Kong actor Wu Ma dies of lung cancer

His wife confirmed that Wu had been diagnosed with lung cancer after years of heavy smoking, with his health taking a turn for the worse around 10 months ago when the cancer was declared incurable. Despite the diagnosis, his wife said that he managed to « enjoyed every precious minute with his family. »
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140204000080&cid=1104

30 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong’s Hugely Wasteful Fiscal System

Crying wolf over Hong Kong’s fiscal future has been a regular feature of the government in recent years but over the past few weeks almost daily wolf cries have been heard as the bureaucracy attempts to sustain its control of a hugely wasteful system of spending and reserve accumulation in the face of public demands for measures to reduce poverty

http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/hong-kong-fiscal-system/

Hong Kong imposes sanctions on Philippines

The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials will be suspended from February 5, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told a press conference
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/hong-kong-imposes-sanctions-philippines-20141303748519260.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392396/philippines-stands-firm-in-diplomatic-row-with-hong-kong

29 JANUARY 2014

A new Cultural Revolution: China’s war against Hong Kong publications

The publisher Wentian Yao, who was about to release a book on Xi Jinping, was arrested on phoney charges. For several years, Beijing has done everything it can to destroy books, stop publications, and censor newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong. Although the mainland appears to be winning this « war without explosion or smoke », its victory is but a veil hiding its real problems.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-new-Cultural-Revolution:-China’s-war-against-Hong-Kong-publications-30167.html

14 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong pulls off 20-year reign as world’s freest economy

Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy yet again, in a two-decade reign of the position, a US-based think tank has reported.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405318/hong-kong-pulls-20-year-reign-worlds-freest-economy?goback=%2Egde_54180_member_5828769326936633347#%21

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/389563/hong-kong-tops-freest-economy-list

13 JANUARY 2014

Can China Win Back Hong Kong?

Relations between Hong Kong and mainland China have fallen to some of their greatest depths since the city’s handover to Beijing.

http://fpif.org/can-china-win-back-hong-kong/

7 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong Kung fu movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies aged 106

Run Run Shaw, a pioneering Hong Kong media mogul whose studio helped to bring kung fu movies to the wider world, died Tuesday, his company said. He was 106
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10555131/Run-Run-Shaw-kung-fu-film-pioneer-dies-aged-106.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/entertainment/kung-fu-movie-mogul-run-run-shaw-dies-aged-106-2D11871778

1 JANUARY 2014

Thousands rally on New Year’s Day for Hong Kong democracy

Thousands marched in Hong Kong Wednesday to demand a greater say in how their future leaders will be chosen, expressing fears that China will limit long-awaited political reforms.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/95559/thousands-rally-on-new-years-day-for-hong-kong-democracy
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/01/thousands-on-the-streets-of-hong-kong-to-demand-full-control-for-city-elections/

23 DECEMBER 2013

Monopoly Takes Hong Kong’s Economic Heights

Monopoly marches on in supposedly competitive Hong Kong as a few families entrench themselves ever deeper into the sinews of the economy.

http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/monopoly-hong-kong-economy/

22 DECEMBER 2013

HK sees sharp fall in corruption reports

Hong Kong has become cleaner – it seems. The number of corruption reports made to its anti-graft watchdog this year looks set to fall to a two-decade low, due possibly to « heightened awareness of the public against corruption ».

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hk-sees-sharp-fall-corruption-reports

4 DECEMBER 2013

HK gets election ball rolling

The premise that candidates in the future chief executive elections, to be conducted under universal suffrage, must « love the country and Hong Kong » is self-evident, said the chief secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, who announced on Wednesday the launch of a five-month public consultation on electoral reform.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/HK-gets-election-ball-rolling–54669.html

2 DECEMBER 2013

China Tries to Head off Hong Kong Democracy

Twenty years after stalling universal suffrage for Hong Kong to elect its chief executive and legislators – promised in the territory’s mini constitution called the Basic Law, Beijing is now bent on hijacking the process of chief executive selection for 2017. Patriotism – equated as it is with allegiance to Communist Party dictatorship, has been introduced as a filter to screen out critics.

http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/china-hong-kong-democracy-basic-law/

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong domestic workers treated as ‘slaves’: Amnesty

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the « slavery-like » conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of « inexcusable » inaction.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/380966/hong-kong-domestic-workers-treated-as-laves-amnesty

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong activists head to Spratlys in « fishing » trip

Hong Kong activists left Wednesday on what they called a « fishing » boat trip to disputed islands, more than a year after they sailed to another contested chain to assert China’s sovereignty.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-activists-head-spratlys-fishing-trip
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379743/hong-kong-activists-halted-ahead-of-fishing-trip-to-spratlys

5 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong  warns Manila of sanctions over hostage tragedy

Hong Kong threatened the Philippines with sanctions on Tuesday if there’s no progress in talks over an apology for families of tourists killed while vacationing in Manila three years ago.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/115344/hk-warns-manila-of-sanctions-over-hostage-tragedy/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/hong-kong-gives-philippines-sanctions-warning-20131156552579778.html

20 OCTOBER 2013

Hong Kong Television Network: Protest over licence ruling

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what they see as a lack of government transparency and accountability.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24600971

15 OCTOBER 2013

Trust Issues: Hong Kong Resists Beijing’s Advances

When Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, expectations were high—in Beijing and among the pro-mainland forces in Hong Kong—that identification with the Chinese nation would slowly but surely strengthen among the local population, especially among the younger generations, eventually solving the problem of Hong Kong’s full integration into China. However, sixteen years later the situation is very different

http://www.chinafile.com/trust-issues-hong-kong-resists-beijing-s-advances

28 SEPTEMBER 2013

One-fifth of Hong Kong poor’

One-fifth of Hong Kong’s population lives in poverty, says a report that establishes an official poverty line in the affluent Chinese territory for the first time.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/371976/nearly-20-of-hk-residents-live-in-poverty

18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Britain, don’t interfere with Hong Kong’s internal affairs

Hugo Swire, British Foreign Office minister of State, wrote in Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post on Saturday that Hong Kong’s progress toward universal suffrage was « vital to its future stability, » and Britain stands ready to lend support in any way it canauling the electoral system.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Britain-dont-interfere-with-Hong-Kongs-internal-af-51785.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Former Hong Kong minister appeals fraud conviction

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/former-hong-kong-minister-appeals-fraud-conviction

29 AUGUST 2013

China warns US against meddling in Hong Kong politics

The United States refused to back down Thursday in its support for democracy in Hong Kong after Beijing accused Washington’s envoy to the city of meddling in China’s internal affairs.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-us-against-meddling-hong-kong-politics

24 AUGUST 2013

Hong Kong police arrest 1800 in triad raids

Hong Kong police said Friday they had arrested more than 1,800 people during anti-triad raids for crimes including illegal gambling and drug offences.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/366114/hong-kong-police-arrest-1800-in-triad-raids

20 AUGUST 2013

Hong Kong Finds New Maids to Exploit

With Indonesians, like Filipinas, having become too aware of their rights, HK turns to Bangladesh

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5649&Itemid=204

22 JULY 2013

Alibaba defends Jack Ma’s Tiananmen Square comments

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has accused Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post of misinterpreting comments made by company founder Jack Ma regarding the infamous crackdown on student protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130722000003&cid=1101

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/jul/22/press-freedom-hong-kong

16 JULY 2013

Universal suffrage in Hong Kong, Beijing wants to « select » candidates

Zhang Xiaoming, the representative of the Chinese mainland, meets elected LegCo members for the first time since 1997, says a screening process for the post of chief executive is necessary. For Lee Chuek-yan, Zhang sends a very « bad message ». Alan Leong hopes it is « casual chat ».



http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Universal-suffrage-in-Hong-Kong,-Beijing-wants-to-select-candidates-28485.html

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/360134/beijing-envoy-hong-kong-lawmakers-in-landmark-talks

1 JULY 2013

Hong Kong protesters urge leader to resign

ens of thousands of protesters have marched on Hong Kong streets, demanding greater democracy and the resignation of the city’s embattled leader.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html

http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/01/hong-kong-demonstrators-call-for-leader-cy-leung-to-resign/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23123833

24 JUNE 2013

Hong Kong Leader Defends Role in Letting NSA Leaker Flee

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Monday there was « no legal basis » to stop Edward Snowden from leaving the city while authorities were processing the U.S. extradition request and « asking (Washington) for further important information » on the case.

http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-leader-defends-role-in-letting-nsa-leaker-flee/1687983.html

23 JUNE 2013

U.S. ‘disappointed’ that Hong Kong let NSA leaker Edward Snowden leave

The U.S. said Sunday it is « disappointed » that Hong Kong declined to arrest NSA leaker Edward Snowden and warned other countries « in the Western Hemisphere » that they should stop him in his tracks as he reportedly heads to Ecuador via Moscow with assistance from WikiLeaks.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/23/19098016-us-disappointed-that-hong-kong-let-nsa-leaker-edward-snowden-leave?lite

21 JUNE 2013

Hong Kong’s democratic dilemma

Hong Kong is on a slow march towards full democracy, but as protesters up the pressure, business is increasingly fearful about the possible impact of the protests themselves

http://www.publicaffairsasia.net/greater_china.aspx?id=33&goback=%2Egde_2163586_member_251603033#

15 JUNE 2013

Hundreds protest in Hong Kong in support of Snowden

Chanting “No extradition” and “Shame on the U.S. government,” hundreds of people took to the rainy streets of Hong Kong on Saturday to voice solidarity with Edward Snowden and denounce the United States as a hypocritical “big brother” whose cyber-surveillance activities rival those of the Chinese government.

http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-hong-kong-protest-snowden-20130615,0,5279669.story?track=rss

15 MAY 2013

HK anticorruption agency investigates ex-chief

Hong Kong’s corruption watchdog has launched a criminal investigation of its former chief following complaints of excessive spending when giving tens of thousands of dollars in gifts to mainland Chinese and other officials.                                               http://asiancorrespondent.com/107672/hk-anticorruption-agency-investigates-ex-chief/

10 MAY 2013

Hong Kong property sales plunge 60% — with prices following

The volume of Hong Kong property sales fell 60% compared with last year in a sign that recent government policies are cooling one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/09/business/hong-kong-property-now-time-to-buy/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

7 MAY 2013

Hong Kong dock workers end strike

Dock workers in Hong Kong have ended a 40-day strike that affected one of the world’s busiest ports

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22430016

2 MAY 2013

Cambodia, Hong Kong Slip in Press Freedom Poll

Press freedom took a knock in Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Thailand while Burma chalked up the best gains for media reforms in Asia over the past year, says an annual global Survey

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/media-05012013234119.html

4 APRIL 2013

Hong Kong port strike enters seventh day

Several hundred striking Hong Kong dockworkers are refusing to back down in a weeklong pay dispute that is slowing cargo shipments at the world’s third busiest port.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134455425247961.html

25 MARCH 2013

Hong Kong maids lose residency fight

Hong Kong’s top court has ruled against two Filipino domestic workers seeking permanent residency, the final decision in a case that affects tens of thousands of other foreign maids in the city.                                                                                                                          http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133254315486835.html                                                      http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-court-denies-right-to-seek-residency-to-foreign-domestic-workers/1627862.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/“Racist”-Hong-Kong-denies-permanent-residency-to-domestic-workers-27480.html

28 FEBRUARY 2013

CPPCC Member insults Leung Kwok Hung ‘You aren’t even a fucking Chinese’

In a Legislative Council meeting on Feb 18 2013, Lawrence Ma Yan-kwok 馬恩國, a member of CPPCC Shanxi Committee and the vice-spokesperson for DAB‘s Administration of Justice and Legal Services, blasted Legislative Council member Leung Kwok-hung, aka Long Hair, for not loving China and insulted Leung “You aren’t even a fucking Chinese” (3:29) after Leung quoted Ma’s speech, in which Ma agrees with Wu Bangguo that Hong Kong should not have the separation of powers.                                                            http://badcanto.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/cppcc-member-insults-leung-kwok-hung-you-arent-even-a-fucking-chinese/

14 FEBRUARY 2013

Leung’s popularity falls to record low, poll finds

Plagued by accusations made by a former ally, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s popularity has plunged to a record low, according to a poll by the University of Hong Kong released on Thursday.                                                                                                           http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1150205/leungs-popularity-falls-record-low-poll-finds

28 JANUARY 2013

Hong Kong Journalists Protest Proposal to Restrict Information

Journalists in Hong Kong have issued a petition urging the government to scrap a proposed law limiting the personal data corporate directors must make publicly available. Critics argue the amendment will restrict press freedom and protect potentially corrupt directors from public scrutiny of their business holdings                                                                                                                                 http://www.voanews.com/content/hong-kong-journalists-protest-proposal-to-restrict-information/1592069.html

25 JANUARY 2013

Disgruntled Hong Kong embraces Union Jack as symbol of freedom

Fifteen years into Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong, the Union Jack returns to be a politically loaded symbol in the quest for identity as two different visions of the future of Hong Kong and Greater China square off in the autonomous city. Surprisingly, the long-retired colonial flag has been adopted as a symbol for those who advocate a distinct cultural and political identity for Asia’s leading financial hub.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/96293/disgruntled-hong-kong-embraces-union-jack-as-symbol-of-freedom/

1 JANUARY 2013

Hong Kong protesters urge leader to resign

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Tuesday, calling for the city’s embattled leader to quit and demanding greater democracy 15 years after it returned to Chinese rule.                                                                                                     http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013119593990515.html

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130101-392838.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/world/asia/thousands-protest-over-hong-kongs-leader.html?ref=asia&_r=0

13 DECEMBER 2012

Jackie Chan suggests China should crack down on Hong Kong protests

The actor’s comments, made during an interview with a Chinese newspaper, provoked a fierce reaction from critics who described him as a stooge for the Chinese government.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9741912/Jackie-Chan-suggests-China-should-crack-down-on-Hong-Kong-protests.html

28 NOVEMBER 2012

Beijing signals new hard line on Hong Kong

When a mainland Chinese official accuses unnamed « external powers » of interfering in Hong Kong affairs, it’s a given that he is referring to the United States and Great Britain – and perhaps Taiwan as well. It’s also a given that, 15 years after Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty, such a cryptic, undocumented allegation is the clearest signal yet that authorities in Beijing have completely lost the plot in their management – check that, mismanagement – of a city that is supposed to remain a largely autonomous Special Administrative Region of China until 2047
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK29Ad02.html

21 NOVEMBER 2012

Hong Kong Administration Seeks Closer China Ties

Hong Kong’s five-month-old administration, despite some highly publicized rear guard action over national loyalty introduction into the public schools, is nonetheless moving fast to insinuate more Beijing-inspired ideas.
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4987&Itemid=204

Shifting ground on Hong Kong’s autonomy
http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2012/11/21/shifting-ground-on-hong-kongs-autonomy/

11 SEPTEMBER 2012

China’s “One country two system” under threat

As mainlanders head to Hong Kong to protest, Chinese authorities are increasingly cracking down on the former British colony.
http://thediplomat.com/2012/09/11/chinas-one-country-two-systems-under-threat/

9 SEPTEMBER 2012

Hong Kong votes amid anger at Chinese interference

Hong Kong residents voted Sunday to renew half the seats in the island’s legislative council at a time of discontent over Chinese influence. The vote takes place a day after mass protests forced the government to back down on “patriotism” classe
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19533116

8 SEPTEMBER 2012

Hong Kong backs down on ‘patriotism’ classes

Hong Kong’s government has backed down on a plan to force children to take Chinese patriotism classes, after thousands took to the streets in protest ahead of legislative poll
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201298135259455926.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/world/asia/amid-protest-hong-kong-backs-down-on-moral-education-plan.html?_r=1&ref=asia

6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Protests against brainwashing classes continue in Hong Kong

Thousands of students and teachers in Hong Kong on Thursday protested for the eighth straight day in front of the government headquarters against plans to introduce a « national education » curriculum, while the authorities insist the plans must be enforced, reports Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao.
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1103&MainCatID=11&id=20120906000063

1 SEPTEMBRE 2012

Thousands hold rally in Hong Kong against patriotism class Thousands of protesters held a rally in Hong Kong Saturday in a final push to force the government to scrap Chinese patriotism lessons before the start of a new school year
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1223479/1/.html

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a hunger strike over the Chinese government’s plans to introduce a “national education” curriculum
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/01/hong-kong-students-strike-over-national-education-plan/

15 JULY 2012

Former SCMP Hacks Appeal to Change Paper’s Direction

Twenty-four journalists who formerly worked for the South China Morning Post have written an open letter to the paper’s group executive director, Hui Kuok, expressing their concern that critical coverage of China is being abandoned in order to please the Communist authorities in Beijing
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4690&Itemid=173

3 JULY 2012

Beijing gives Tsang a slap in the face

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, the second chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, stepped down from office over the weekend after serving seven years without getting a time-honored sinecure from the central government of China. In the context of Chinese culture, that’s a slap in the face.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NG04Ad01.html

2 JULY 2012

One country, two (failed) systems

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. At least 400,000 Hongkongers, snaking all over Central in absolutely sweltering heat, from early afternoon until deep into the night, and from all walks of life (tycoons excluded), all of them expressing their anger at Hong Kong’s new CEO, pro-Beijing property developer Leung Chun-ying; the notion of « one country, two systems »; their impossibility to actually vote; and last but not least, motherland China.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NG03Ad01.html

1 JULY 2012

Hong Kong leader sworn in as protests swell

Hong Kong’s new Beijing-backed leader has been sworn amid rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semi-autonomous southern Chinese financial centre.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012714286700794.html http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/protesters-march-as-new-hong-kong-leader-is-sworn-in.
html?_r=1&ref=asia

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9368130/100000-march-in-Hong-Kong-on-15th-anniversary-of-handover.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18664132

26 JUNE 2012

Donald Tsang: Fall of a fallen leader

With the last days of his term as Hong Kong’s Chief Executive drawing near, Hong Kong society remains reluctant to loosen their grip on Donald Tsang for his corruption allegations.
http://gbtimes.com/focus/politics/donald-tsang-fall-fallen-leader

30 APRIL 2012

Hong Kong delays China patriotism lessons

Hong Kong said Monday 30 it would delay the introduction of mandatory « national education » classes, which have been criticised as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese patriotism
http://www.edvantage.com.sg/edvantage/news/news/1086170/Hong_Kong_delays_China_patriotism_lessons.html

25 APRIL 2012

Hong Kong to limit mainland China maternity services

Hong Kong hospitals will limit maternity services to most pregnant women from mainland China from next year, under new proposals from its incoming chief executive. Mainland women will be prevented from giving birth in Hong Kong unless they have a Hong Kong husband.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17838280

18 APRIL 2012

New South China Morning Post Editor Confronts the Press

Wang Xiang Wei was appointed editor of the 110-year South China Morning Post in February. This is not the first time the newspaper, one of Asia’s most influential English language dailies, has had a Chinese editor. But Wang is the first from the Peoples’ Republic of China
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4432&Itemid=224

4 APRIL 2012

Hong Kong sizes up next leader CY Leung’s loyalties

Over the weekend thousands of marchers took to the streets of Hong Kong’s commercial district to protest against what they perceived as Beijing’s meddling in the city’s political affairs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17594452

1 APRIL 2012

Thousands march against Hong Kong’s new leader

Thousands of Hong Kong people staged a noisy protest Sunday against the city’s incoming government chief and decried Beijing’s alleged interference in the city’s recent leadership election
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1192525/1/.html

29 MARCH 2012

Billionaire Kwok brothers arrested for graft in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption on Thursday arrested the chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties, brothers Raymond and Thomas Kwok, on suspicion of corruption, the company said
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/kwok-brothers-arrested-graft-hong-151311356.html

28 MARCH 2012

Hong Kong wins appeal in maid residency case

A Hong Kong court has overturned last September’s landmark ruling which granted foreign domestic helpers the right to apply for permanent residency. The government’s victory is a major blow for hundreds of thousands of foreign maids working in the city
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/201232821924672260.html
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-03-28/Hong-Kong-Denies-Residency-to-Domestic-Workers.html#video_section

25 MARCH 2012

Leung Chun-ying elected Hong Kong’s new leader

An election committee of about 1,200 Hong Kong notables picked Beijing-loyalist Leung Chun-ying as the city’s next leader on Sunday, after a fraught campaign which will intensify pressure on China to keeps its promise to allow Hong Kong a direct leadership election in 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17503171 http://uk.news.yahoo.com/beijing-loyalist-lead-hong-kong-fraught-election-082507969.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Chief_Executive_election,_2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-03/26/content_14909098.htm

1st MARCH 2012

Hong Kong leader apologizes for accepting tycoons’ hospitality

Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Donald Tsang, issued a public apology Thursday for the public concern he had caused by accepting hospitality from tycoons
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1693678.php/Hong-Kong-leader-apologizes-for-accepting-tycoons-hospitality
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17216874

17 FEBRUARY 2012

Pressure mounts on favourite to quit Hong Kong leadership race

The man believed to be Beijing’s choice for the next chief executive of Hong Kong was under growing pressure to quit the race Friday over an illegal extension at his family home
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1691610.php/Pressure-mounts-on-favourite-to-quit-Hong-Kong-leadership-race
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17071207
14 FEBRUARY 2012

China blocks Hong Kong-Taiwan embrace

Taiwan’s Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) government would like to see Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang stop by on the island. However, it seems Beijing and Tsang himself aren’t too keen on the implications of such a visit
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NB16Ad01.html

11 FEBRUARY 2012

Hong Kong’s « Election »

As Chief Secretary Henry Tang’s candidacy fades, the oligarchs try to prop him up
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4220&Itemid=173
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1182382/1/.html
7 FEBRUARY 2012

Hong Kong rages at wave of pregnant Chinese

Chinese officials are trying to reassure Hong Kong citizens that they will curb the number of pregnant women coming to give birth in the city as anger over non-residents’ access to health and education resources stirs up wider anti-mainland feeling
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/91857e70-5175-11e1-a99d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1ljQT4z5B

5 JANUARY 2012

Hong Kong’s Leaders Back Away from Their Own Pact

After having agreed a 9.2 percent hike in power prices, they now find it too steep
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4100&Itemid=224

8 DECEMBER 2011

Task force set up to investigate vote rigging in Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s anti-graft agency set up a 20-member task force to look into allegations of vote rigging in district elections last month, a top official said Thursday
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1679644.php/Task-force-set-up-to-investigate-vote-rigging-in-Hong-Kong

28 NOVEMBER 2011

Leung Chun-ying runs for Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Leung Chun-ying, former Executive Council convener, announced his bid for Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region on Sunday.
http://en.radio86.com/news/leung-chun-ying-runs-chief-executive-hong-kong

Hong Kong leader denies eroding press freedom

Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang on Monday defended his administration’s respect for freedom of the press, after complaints that the media was excluded from a Chinese state visit
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1677787.php/Hong-Kong-leader-denies-eroding-press-freedom

24 NOVEMBER 2011

Hong Kong’s waning economic resilience

Asia’s economies have so far managed to escape the economic crisis in Europe and the US. But that resilience seems to be waning as fears grow that Hong Kong – a regional economic powerhouse – could slide into recession.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/201111246727142257.html

6 NOVEMBER 2011

Pro-Beijing parties sweep Hong Kong district polls

Well-financed pro-Beijing parties swept district polls in Hong Kong, official results showed Monday, ahead of bigger elections next year when the territory’s leader will step down. Sunday’s vote was more closely watched than usual because under reforms passed this year, district councillors will be able to run for new seats in the Legislative Council in 2012
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1163866/1/.html
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=23811&sec=3

23 OCTOBER 2011

Hong Kong mothers march against mainland babies

More than 1000 protesters, including pregnant mothers, marched in Hong Kong Sunday opposing the growing number of
mainland Chinese women coming to the city to give birth, organisers said.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20111023-306658.html

19 OCTOBER 2011

Card. Zen on hunger strike for freedom of education in schools

Card. Joseph Zen has begun a hunger strike this morning in support of Catholics’ right to freedom of education. The hunger strike which will last at least three days aims to « underline the unjust ruling of the Supreme Court against the diocese, which threatens to destroy Catholic education in the territory
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Card.-Zen-on-hunger-strike-for-freedom-of-education-in-schools-22950.html

30 SEPTEMBER 2011

Filipina maid wins landmark Hong Kong case

Hong Kong’s High Court has ruled that a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a
landmark case for the city’s domestic helpers
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/09/201193035933698766.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15090597

28 SEPTEMBER 2011

Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Henry Tang resigns
A controversial Hong Kong official expected to become the territory’s next leader on Wednesday announced his resignation, fuelling
speculation that he would be tapped for the city’s top job. Henry Tang, the semi-autonomous territory’s chief secretary, had faced a storm of criticism over remarks he made about what critics called heavy-handed security imposed during a visit by China’s vice-premier Li Keqiang last month
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1156057/1/.html

18 MAY 2011

Hong Kong: China’s most patriotic city

Let’s face it, nearly 14 years after the British handed back this colony to Chinese rule, this city of 7.1 million people has yet to take the motherland in a warm, loving embrace. There have been lots of firm handshakes sealing economic deals, but hugs of genuine affection have been few, and ond kisses – indeed, even perfunctory pecks on the cheek – even fewer. So far, Hong Kong’s reunification with the mainland has been an economically successful but distinctly cold-blooded affair

28 AUGUST 2010

China approves controversial Hong Kong election reforms

China’s top lawmaking body Saturday approved controversial electoral reforms for Hong Kong, the city’s government-run radio station said. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in Beijing voted 98 per cent in favor of the reforms, RTHK radio reported
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1580626.php/China-approves-controversial-Hong-Kong-election-reforms

3 AUGUST 2010

How far and how fast should one of the planet’s most densely populated conurbations be allowed
to grow?
Last week the government Census and Statistics Department published its population projections for 2010-2039, data which reach
into many areas of government policy. Using a 2009 baseline of 7.003 million the forecast is for the total to reach 8,892 million by 2039, an annual increase of some 0.8 percent or 63,000 a year
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2619&Itemid=204

25 JUNE 2010

Hong Kong: Plan to Expand Legislature Is Approved

The Legislative Council voted 46 to 12 on Friday to approve a plan to add 10 seats to the legislature in 2012. The public would elect lawmakers to fill five seats
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/26/world/asia/26hkbrief.html?ref=asia

20 JANUARY 2010

Former Tiananmen movement leader Zhou Yongjun was sentenced to nine years
Former Tiananmen movement leader Zhou Yongjun was sentenced to nine years in prison on the charge of attempted fraud and fined
80,000 yuan. He was arrested in Hong Kong in September 2008. Instead of expelling him to the place he came from, Hong Kong authorities handed him over to Chinese police in violation of Hong Kong lawhttp://www.asianews.it/news-en/Arrested-in-Hong-Kong,-Tiananmen-protest-leader-sentenced-to-nine-years-in-a-Chinese-prison-17401.html

5 JULY 2009

Freedom of expression in Hong Kong on decline, journalists say
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1487847.php/Freedom_of_expression_in_Hong_Kong_on_decline_journalists_say_#ixzz0KQ8zxWXz&C

30 APRIL 2009

Bishop John Tong of Hong Kong, « man of dialogue, » but with « non-negotiable principles »
A wide-ranging interview with the successor to the combative Cardinal Zen. The progress and prospects of the Church’s efforts in the territory, and toward the sister Church in China, in a give-and-take relationship. Openness and dialogue with the Chinese government, but remembering the Chinese bishops in prison, and asking for complete religious liberty. Memories of childhood and of his conversion. The work of the Holy Spirit Study Centre
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=15126&geo=&theme=&size=A

Pakistan home affairs & society

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6 DECEMBER 2017

Pakistani activist Raza Khan reported missing

A Pakistani peace activist has been abducted in the eastern city of Lahore, prompting fears for his safety, his family and fellow activists confirmed on Wednesday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/pakistani-activist-raza-khan-reported-missing-171206091156178.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42249090

27 NOVEMBER 2017

Opinion: Pakistan’s ignominious surrender to Islamists

November 27 will be remembered as a « black day » in Pakistan – a day when religious hardliners forced the entire state to surrender over a blasphemy row. And the military sided with Islamists, writes DW’s Shamil Shams
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-pakistans-ignominious-surrender-to-islamists/a-41543721
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/11/27/state-surrenders-to-zealots-demands/
http://nation.com.pk/27-Nov-2017/khadim-rizvi-calls-off-sit-in-as-govt-caved-into

22 NOVEMBER 2017

Militant leader accused of masterminding Mumbai attacks ordered freed by Pakistani court

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2121168/militant-leader-accused-masterminding-mumbai-attacks-ordered
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/22/pakistani-court-orders-release-of-alleged-mastermind-of-mumbai-attacks
https://www.dawn.com/news/1372167/hafiz-saeed-set-to-be-freed-after-lhc-turns-down-extension-in-detention-order

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

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 6 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 6 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 6, 2017

1240: Kiev (Russia) under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kiev_(1240)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Khan

Batu Khan

1704: Battle of Chamkaur between Sikhs warriors led by Guru Gobind Singh against the Mughal forces led by Wazir Khan and In spite of their numerical strength, the Mughal soldiers were unable to kill or capture the Guru (others sources say December 22)
http://www.panthic.org/articles/2107

1756: British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India

1941: US President Roosevelt launches an appeal to Japanese Emperor Hirohito for peace
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-to-japanese-emperor-prevent-further-death-and-destruction

1947: Start of two days of talks between Vietnam emperor Bao Dai and French representative Bollaert in Along Bay

1950: General de Lattre de Tassigny is appointed High Commissioner for Indochina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny

1961: In Vietnam War, Operation Farm Gate combat missions authorized
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-farm-gate-combat-missions-authorized
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farm_Gate

1963: The Communist Party of Soviet Union launches a new call for a «truce in the opened polemic » with China Communist Party

1971: India recognizes Bangladesh. Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with New Delhi

1971: Puting forward a danger of invasion by North Korea, President Park Chun-hee proclaims the state of emergency

1979: US president Carter accuses Hanoi, Moscow and Phom-Penh to block all help to Kampuchea population

2001: Surrender to the Northern Aliance of Kandahar, the last strongpoint of Taliban in South Afghanistan

 

On 6 December in South Asian history

ON 6 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1704: Battle of Chamkaur between Sikhs warriors led by Guru Gobind Singh against the Mughal forces led by Wazir Khan and In spite of their numerical strength, the Mughal soldiers were unable to kill or capture the Guru (others sources said December 22)
http://www.panthic.org/articles/2107

1756: British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India

1853: Birth of Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, who died on November 1931
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haraprasad_Shastri

1932: Birth of Kamleshwar, Indian author, screenwriter, and critic who died on January 27, 2007
http://www.loc.gov/acq/ovop/delhi/salrp/kamleshwar.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/literature/kamleshwar.html

1945: Birth of Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shekhar_Kapur

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

1956: Death of Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, the most famous Indian dalit, first Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India, born on April 14, 1891
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/br-ambedkar.html
http://www.ambedkar.org/Babasaheb/Babasaheb.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/ak/ambedkar/

1965: Pakistan’s islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate lever

1971: India recognizes Bangladesh. Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with New Delhi

1985: For the first time, the violation of human rights in Afghanistan is investigated by United Nations

1992: Extremist Hindu activists destroy the 16th century built Babri Masjid mosque in Ayodhya starting two months of Hindu-Muslim rioting causing the death of at least 2,000 people


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/6/newsid_3712000/3712777.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6th-december-1992-the-babri-mosque-at-ayodhya-was-demolished

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjCR3TnI-L4&NR=1&feature=fvwp

2000: Death of Aziz Mian, Pakistani singer, born on April 17, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aziz_Mian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ifV2yQLOg

2001: Surrender to the Northern Aliance of Kandahar, the last strongpoint of Taliban in South Afghanistan

2008: French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets the Dalai Lama at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in the Polish city of Gdansk, shrugging off Chinese anger
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/3629865/Defiant-Nicolas-Sarkozy-meets-Dalai-Lama-despite-Chinas-trade-threat.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7769123.stm


Holidays and observances

Pakistan : Sindhi Topi day, celebrated by Sindhi

On 6 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 6 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 6, 2017

1947: Start of two days of talks between Vietnam emperor Bao Dai and French representative Bollaert in Along Bay

1950: General de Lattre de Tassigny is appointed High Commissioner for Indochina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny

1961: In Vietnam War, Operation Farm Gate combat missions authorized
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-farm-gate-combat-missions-authorized
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farm_Gate

1979: US president Carter accuses Hanoi, Moscow and Phom-Penh to block all help to Kampuchea population

1981:The Communist party of Kampuchea (Khmer rouge) is officially dissolved and replaced by the Party of Democratic Kampuchea

1990: Death of Tunku Abdul Rahman, first Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-1971), born on February 8, 1903
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE1D6173DF934A35751C1A966958260
https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/tunku-abdul-rahman-putra-remembered/

2007: A Philippine court sentences 14 members of the rebel Abu Sayyaf group to life in prison for a high-profile mass kidnapping in 2001 in which five people died

2014: Nguyen Quang Lap, an award-winning Vietnamese writer is arrested for publishing criticism of the Communist government on his blog
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30360665
  

On 6 December in Japan’s history

ON 6 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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735: Death of Japanese Prince Toneri, born on December 6, 676
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Toneri

1890: Birth of Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist who died on January 10, 1951
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=605

1896: D T Suzuki (1870-1966) founds the Awakening at Engakuji temple
http://www.anb.org/articles/08/08-01898.html
http://www.azenlife-film.org/top.htm

D_T_SUZUKI

1933: Birth of Jo Shishido, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Shishido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMn8og1bU6w

1941: US President Roosevelt launches an appeal to Japanese Emperor Hirohito for peace
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-to-japanese-emperor-prevent-further-death-and-destruction

1950: Birth of Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/hisaishi/



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEb4TG10jW8

1953: Birth of Masami Kurumada, Japanese author and illustrator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Kurumada
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=7821

1971: Birth of Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese voice actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naozumi_Takahashi
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847175/

1998: Death of Kosaku Yamashito, Japanese film director, born in 1930
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945617/

2004: Death of Fumiko Yamaji, Japanese actress, born on March 12, 1916
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945375/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Fumiko_Yamaji

2011: South Korea celebrated the return of nearly 1,200 ancient documents looted by the Japanese during its 1910-1945 colonial rule, with welcoming ceremonies at Incheon International Airport
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20111206000810&mod=skb
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/looted-korean-royal-texts-return-home-040003505.html

On 6 December in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 6 DECEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on December 6, 2017

1240: Kiev (Russia) under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kiev_(1240)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Khan

Batu Khan

1912: The new Republic of China votes for universal human rights

1963: The Communist Party of Soviet Union launches a new call for a «truce in the opened polemic » with China Communist Party

1967: Birth of Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacken_Lee

 

1971: Birth of Huang Lei, Chinese actor
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/fr/people.asp?id=4687

2008: French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets the Dalai Lama at a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in the Polish city of Gdansk, shrugging off Chinese anger
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/3629865/Defiant-Nicolas-Sarkozy-meets-Dalai-Lama-despite-Chinas-trade-threat.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7769123.stm

2009: Taiwan’s pro-independence opposition has receives a boost in local elections, holding on to all three of its magistracies and winning back one from the ruling party
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912642214102652.html

2015: Death of Ko Chun-hsiung, Taiwanese actor, director, and politician, born on January 15, 1945
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/12/08/2003634284
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/ko-chun-hsiung-a-leading-man-of-the-1970s

2015: Death of Liu Juying, Chinese general and politician, born on March 31, 1917
http://english.hrbeu.edu.cn/news/2015-12-21/499.html