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On 30 September in Asian history

1965-09-30-gestapu

ON 30 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 30, 2018

1207: Birth of Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Afghan scholar and Sufi poet who died on December 17, 1273
http://www.poemhunter.com/mewlana-jalaluddin-rumi/biography/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/rumi-20.php

1551: End of the Tainei-ji incident: A coup in Yamaguchi by the military establishment of the Ōuchi clan forces their lord Ōuchi Yoshitaka to commit suicide, and the city is burned
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tainei-ji_incident
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Ouchi_Yoshitaka

1626: Death of Nurhaci, Manchurian founder of the Jin Dynasty, born in 1558
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurhaci

1874: Birth of Vyner Brooke, third and final White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) (1917-1946) who died on 9 May 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Vyner_Brooke

1917: Birth of Park Chung-hee, president of South Korea (1963-1978) who died on October 26, 1979
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/chung-hee-park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Chung-hee

1920: Birth of Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing), Chinese writer who died on September 8, 1995
http://www.chinesetolearn.com/eileen-chang-zhang-ailing-quotes/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Eileen_Chang

1922: Birth of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director, who died on August 27, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrishikesh_Mukherjee
http://www.gomolo.com/hrishikesh-mukherjee-biography/487

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s9aRvYoDeI

1932: Birth of Shintaro Ishihara, writer and governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Ishihara
http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/tokyo_mayor.html

USA Shintaro Clinton caricature

1945: In the Philippines, under popular pressure, MacArthur is obliged to free Luis Taruc, leader of the Huk (People’s Anti-Japanese Army)
http://cityofsanfernando.blogspot.com/2005/05/ka-luis-m-taruc-june-21-1913-may-4.html

1947: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations

1948: Siliwangi division recaptures Madiun. The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) abandons Madiun, pursued by army. Aidit and Lukman leave for China

1949: End of the first meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (started on 21).  Mao is elected president
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/mao-zedong-becomes-chinese-head-state

1950: Zhou Enlai warns that China will not stand idly by if « the imperialists wantonly invade the territory of North Korea. »Two days later, he formally notifies the Indian ambassador to China that if the U.S. enters North Korea, China will intervene

1953: Joint Americano-French communiqué announcing a bigger aid to France in Indochina

1959: Coming back from USA, Nikita Khrushchev goes to China

Nikita Kroutchev et Mao Tse Tung

1961: Birth of Sally Yeh, Hong Kong pop star and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Yeh
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=236

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYxFaeG5TP8

1964: First large scale antiwar demonstration staged at Berkeley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-large-scale-antiwar-demonstration-staged-at-berkeley

1965: Indonesian procommunist military officers, calling themselves the September 30 Movement (Gestapu), attempt to seize power, killing five generals. Their failure led to Sukarno’s displacement from power; a bloody purge of PKI members and the rise of Suharto who retake control on October 1

1965-09-30-gestapu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_September_Movement
http://www.globalresearch.ca/still-uninvestigated-after-50-years-did-the-u-s-help-incite-the-1965-indonesia-massacre/5467309
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/54b/033.html
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41017138_The_’Gestapu’_events_of_1965_in_Indonesia_New_evidence_from_Russian_and_German_archives

https://youtu.be/N-07wttSEx4

1969: Thailand announces the gradual withdrawal of the US forces from its territory

1972: Birth of Shaan, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaan_(singer)

1975: The General Assembly of the United Nations postpones the question of the admission of the two Vietnam

1977: Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmena III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenio_Lopez,_Jr.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Osme%C3%B1a_III

1979: Birth of Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Chong
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-mn0001458791

1982: Birth of Li Xiaolu (Jacqueline Li), Chinese actress and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Li_Xiao_Lu

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3XBN6Mqdg

1987: Mohammad Najibullah becomes president of Afghanistan (until 1992)
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mohammad-najibullah-6875.php

1987: Birth of Denise Laurel, Filipino actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_Laurel

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

1990: The Soviet Union and South Korea establish diplomatic relations

1993: Around 10,000 people are killed when an earthquake measuring 6.4 struck southern India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Latur_earthquake
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-september-1993-20000-are-killed-in-an-earthquake-in-latur-maharashtra

1996: Death of Asao Uchida, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0879729/

1999: Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/461446.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/radiation-released-at-japanese-plant

2004: Death of of Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor, born on March 21, 1936
http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1114
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamini_Fonseka

2004: The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo

2008: Veteran Singapore opposition leader and human rights fighter Josue B. Jeyaretnam dies He was the first to break a government monopoly on power in Singapore when he won a seat in parliament in 1981
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7643379.stm
http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/persistent-opposition-j-b-jeyaretnam/

jb-jeyaretnam-june-2008

2008: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Nicolas Sarkozy sign a major co-operation pact which paves the way for the sale of French nuclear reactors to Delhi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7644377.stm

2009: At least 475 people are dead and thousands are trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake shook western Indonesia
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02quake.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8284208.stm

2010: North and South Korea end their first military talks in two years without making progress. The meeting was aimed at easing tensions heightened by the sinking of a South Korean frigrate near the nations’ disputed sea border in March
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201093053311507827.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20100930-north-korea-south-korea-military-talks-torpedoed-warship-dispute-cheonan

2016: A Chinese court jailes for life Wan Qingliang, former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou, after finding him guilty of corruption
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023942/former-guangzhou-party-chief-wan-qingliang-jailed-life

 

South asian countries inter-relations

30 SEPTEMBER 2018

India and Pakistan clash in UN over terror support

India and Pakistan exchanged barbs at the United Nations on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in New York fell through
https://www.dw.com/en/india-and-pakistan-clash-in-un-over-terror-support/a-45694162
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/india-pakistan-trade-barbs-failed-bid-talks-180929202643933.html
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-accuses-india-of-suspending-dialogue-to-resolve-issues-1.2284332

21 SEPTEMBER 2018

New Delhi cancels Pakistan, India Foreign Ministers meeting

New Delhi has cancelled meeting of Pakistan and India Foreign Ministers scheduled to be held next week in New York, Indian media reported
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/371657-new-delhi-cancels-pakistan-india-foreign-ministers-meeting
https://www.dawn.com/news/1434285/india-cancels-new-york-meeting-with-pakistan-says-pm-khans-true-face-revealed

21 AUGUST 2018

Pakistan’s new PM proposes dialogue with India

Pakistan’s newly-elected prime minister on Tuesday offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/21/pakistans-new-pm-proposes-dialogue-with-india.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1428400/pm-khan-says-india-pakistan-must-dialogue-resolve-differences
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1785949/1-dialogue-best-way-resolve-conflict-pakistan-india-pm-imran/

3 MAY 2018

India, Pakistan clash on Kashmir border ends brief truce

India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the Kashmir border on Sunday (June 3), officials said, killing two guards and ending a days-old agreement to honour a ceasefire in the disputed region
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-pakistan-clash-on-kashmir-border-ends-brief-truce
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/03/563770/India-Pakistan-Kashmir-border-clashes
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/jun/03/latest-ceasefire-violation-proves-pakistan-says-one-thing-does-another-bsf-ig-1823246.html

30 MAY 2018

Pakistan, India agree to stop trading fire in disputed Kashmir

Pakistan and India have agreed to stop trading artillery fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, and on Wednesday the situation was calm after months of routine skirmishes that killed dozens of soldiers and civilians
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-india-agree-to-stop-trading-fire-in-disputed-kashmir-17848
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/30/563346/Pakistan-India-Kashmir-2003-truce
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2148542/thousands-go-home-india-pakistan-agree-end-kashmir-firing

18 MAY 2018

Nine killed as India and Pakistan exchange cross-border gunfire along Kashmir frontier

Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged gunfire across the tense, heavily militarised Kashmir border on Friday, leaving eight civilians and an Indian soldier dead
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/nine-killed-as-india-and-pakistan-exchange-cross-border-gunfire-along-kashmir-frontier-1.731690
https://www.dawn.com/news/1408474/3-children-among-4-civilians-killed-by-indian-firing-across-working-boundary-ispr
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/4-civilians-killed-1-bsf-jawan-martyred-in-pakistan-firing-in-jammu-1236390-2018-05-18

30 APRIL 2018

It’s Time For India To Redefine Its South Asia Strategy – Analysis

8 APRIL 2018

Modi rules out India’s participation in Saarc summit in Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli India’s firm opposition to the staging of the SAARC Summit by Islamabad, given the fact that Pakistan continued to support cross-border terrorism from its territory
http://www.thedailystar.net/politics/modi-rules-out-indias-participation-south-asian-association-for-regional-cooperation-saarc-summit-pakistan-cross-border-terrorism-1559755
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1680503/9-india-hints-sabotaging-saarc-summit-scheduled-pakistan/

26 FEBRUARY 2018

Thousands relocated in Kashmir as Pakistani and Indian forces trade fire

Authorities on both sides of the disputed Kashmir region depopulate villages following heavy artillery exchange by the Pakistani and Indian armies, in the worst border skirmishes since the 2003 ceasefire
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/thousands-relocated-in-kashmir-as-pakistani-and-indian-forces-trade-fire-15493
http://www.firstpost.com/india/panicky-villagers-along-loc-in-kashmirs-uri-flee-homes-amid-heavy-shelling-pakistan-army-tells-locals-to-leave-4366891.html

23 FEBRUARY 2018

Afghan, Pakistani, Indian officials launch Turkmen natural gas pipeline

The Afghan president and Pakistani prime minister have inaugurated a 1,814 kilometer gas pipeline that will carry Turkmenistan’s natural gas to Afghanistan as well as Pakistan and India after its construction officially began on the Afghan-Turkmen border
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/02/23/553352/Afghanistan-natural-gas-pipeline-Turkmenistan-Pakistan-India-Kabul-inauguration-President-Ashraf-Ghani
http://www.radio.gov.pk/23-02-2018/ceremony-held-in-herat-on-completion-of-turkmenistan-section-of-tapi-project

6 FEBRUARY 2018

As the political game of chess continues in Maldives, India still stuck in decision-making mode

Even as the Indian government issued its first public statement on Tuesday condemning the island nation’s government for declaring a state of emergency, it has yet to decide what role it will play in the ongoing Maldives crisis
https://thewire.in/221711/political-game-chess-continues-maldives-india-still-stuck-decision-making-mode/
https://www.oneindia.com/india/maldives-crisis-india-keep-troops-ready-2636239.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/06/maldives-opposition-pleads-india-send-troops-countrys-president/

4 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan gives over a million Afghan refugees 30 days to leave country

Pakistan has given over a million Afghan refugees until the end of the month to leave the country, in an announcement on Wednesday, following US accusations that Islamabad shelters some of the fiercest factions of the Taliban fighting US and Afghan soldiers in neighbouring Afghanistan
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-gives-over-a-million-afghan-refugees-30-days-to-leave-country-13892

15 NOVEMBER 2017

India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative

In recent weeks, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan on October 24, 2017 and his visit to New Delhi visit on October 25, and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on October 24, have drawn significant attention to South Asia’s geo-political situation
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/589.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2017

Pakistan’s Second Strike Capability: Implications for South Asian Stability

Pakistan and India since their independence involved in never-ending arms race despite the fact the Pakistan cannot compete with Indian conventional weapon capability but in order to compete with them, they developed a nuclear and tactical weapon. India already has a second strike capability
http://moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=2987:pakistan-s-second-strike-capability-implications-for-south-asian-stability

1 JULY 2017

Kashmiri rebel chief rejects US terror sanctions

The leader of a prominent Kashmir rebel group has rejected U.S. sanctions and vowed to continue fighting until the disputed Himalayan region is “liberated from India.”
https://www.voanews.com/a/kashmiri-rebel-chief-rejects-us-terror-sanctions/3924209.html
https://www.dawn.com/news/1342575/us-decision-will-not-affect-legitimate-struggle-for-kashmirs-freedom-syed-salahuddin
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1448045/declaring-terrorist-joint-move-us-israel-india-hum-chief-syed-salahuddin/

7 MAY 2017

50 Afghan soldiers killed, over 100 injured in retaliatory fire: Pakistan

Inspector General FC (IGFC) Major General Nadeem Ahmad on Sunday said that at least 50 Afghan soldiers were killed and over 100 injured when Pakistan responded to the firing by Afghan border police
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/203046-50-Afghan-soldiers-killed-over-100-injured-in-retaliatory-fire-Pakistan
http://www.dw.com/en/worst-border-clashes-in-years-are-afghanistan-and-pakistan-at-war/a-38743051

10 APRIL 2017

Pakistan risks fallout after army decides to execute Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan will execute an Indian man arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year who officials claim has confessed to being a spy for Indian intelligence, the country’s powerful military
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2086473/pakistan-risks-fallout-after-army-decides-execute-indian-spy
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/khulbhushan-jadhav-pakistan-deathsentence-4607384/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1379765/pakistan-sentences-indian-spy-kulbushan-yadav-death/

8 APRIL 2017

India and Bangladesh sign 22 pacts

India and Bangladesh today signed 22 pacts in key sectors including defence and civil nuclear but the long-pending Teesta waters sharing agreement remained elusive though Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his government’s commitment for an “early solution”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-bangla-ink-22-pacts-pm-assures-early-solution-on-teesta-1.2008051
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-bangladesh-step-up-cooperation-top-developments/articleshow/58085009.cms
http://www.thestatesman.com/india/pm-modi-sheikh-hasina-launch-india-bangladesh-rail-bus-services-1491641478.htm

30 MARCH 2017

India’s demonetization shock pushes Nepal closer To China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters
https://fronteranews.com/news/asia/indias-demonetization-shock-pushes-nepal-closer-to-china/

24 MARCH 2017

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina’s India visit is critical for South Asia

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s forthcoming three-day visit to India (April 07-10), after two postponements, mainly because of the Indian government’s preoccupation with domestic issues, is expected to take the bilateral relations a notch higher
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2133

21 MARCH 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bought himself time with election showing but reconciliation with Pakistan still unlikely

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed talks, even as small signs of cooperation over sensitive security issues emerge
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2080135/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-has-bought-himself-time

20 MARCH 2017

Pakistan and India discuss their water dispute in Islamabad

Pakistani and Indian experts have opened round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed Neighbors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-03/20/content_15588554.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-india-discuss-water-dispute-in-islamabad-1.1997322
http://nation.com.pk/national/20-Mar-2017/pakistan-india-to-discuss-3-projects-as-water-talks-begin-in-lahore

9 MARCH 2017

Pakistan indefinitely closes border with Afghanistan amid rising tension

Pakistan has indefinitely closed two border crossings with Afghanistan after opening them for two days to let through Afghans with visas, officials said on Thursday
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-indefinitely-closes-border-with-afghanistan-amid-rising-tension_1984961.html
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/03/09/pak-afghan-border-closes-for-indefinite-period/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

Chinese development in Indian Ocean raising concern of possible militarisation among major players

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China’s infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for militarisation in the sea lanes which carry much of the world’s oïl.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-09/could-the-indian-ocean-become-south-china-sea/8257204?section=world

16 DECEMBER 2016

The Tangled History of the Afghanistan-India-Pakistan Triangle

Kabul’s foreign policy approach has shifted between favoring India and Pakistan since the partition
http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/the-tangled-history-of-the-afghanistan-india-pakistan-triangle/

4 DECEMBER 2016

Heart of Asia participants slam Pakistan over terrorism

Afghan President Ghani and Indian PM Modi have lashed out at Pakistan for its « lack of cooperation » in the fight against terrorism. Ghani also snubbed Islamabad’s 500-million-dollar aid at the Heart of Asia conference
http://www.dw.com/en/heart-of-asia-participants-slam-pakistan-over-terrorism/a-36633835
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/28699-14-nations-adopt-heart-of-asia-declaration

28 SEPTEMBER 2016

SAARC summit cancelled following India-Pakistan tensions

The SAARC summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year will be cancelled following India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan’s decision to boycott the summit
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/248078509
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1190209/bangladesh-pulls-pakistan-summit-tensions-rise/

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan is a terrorist state, carries out war crimes, India tells UN

India on Thursday called Pakistan a “terrorist state” and accused it of carrying out “war crimes” against Indians through its “long-standing policy” of sponsoring terrorism, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif racked up Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session
http://atimes.com/2016/09/pak-a-terrorist-state-carries-out-war-crimes-india-tells-un/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247883721

19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Uri attack a deadly blow to Indo-Pakistan ties

The Uri terror attack that has left 18 Indian soldiers dead deals a lethal blow to the already frayed India-Pakistan ties, with the government coming under intense pressure to give a befitting response to Islamabad
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/uri-attack-a-deadly-blow-to-indo-pakistan-ties-1.1898853

25 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and India move closer to SCO

The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization approved memorandums on Friday to pave the way for India and Pakistan to join the organization
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/25/content_15454167.html

15 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and Afghanistan formally agree over ceasefire at Torkham

The border authorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday formally agreed over ceasefire at Torkham and waved white flags on both sides of the border
http://www.dawn.com/news/1265011/pak-afghan-forces-agree-on-ceasefire-at-torkham-border-wave-white-flags
http://nation.com.pk/national/15-Jun-2016/new-ceasefire-enforced-at-torkham-border

14 JUNE 2016

Pakistan, Afghanistan increase troops ar Khyber Pass border after clash

A Pakistani army officer died on Tuesday after being shot by Afghan forces in a border clash, Pakistan’s military said, a development likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours who sources said were beefing up troop numbers on either side
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-afghanistan-increase-troops-at-khyber-pass-border-after-clash-1.1846138
http://www.voanews.com/content/afghanistan-pakistan-border-tensions/3375279.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/afghan-soldier-killed-border-clash-pakistan-160613075159320.html

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

2 JANUARY 2015

India Blocks China’s Attempt to Take Over South Asian Group

At the group’s 18th summit, held in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, Beijing allies Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka pushed for China’s upgrading from observer status to full membership. India sought to defeat the initiative because SAARC, as the organization is known, operates on consensus and New Delhi feared that China would block its initiatives in the future.
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/india-blocks-china%E2%80%99s-attempt-take-over-south-asian-group

27 NOVEMBER 2014

South Asia summit ends with little progress

South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region on Thursday (Nov 27), as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan’s rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/south-asia-summit-ends-little-progress
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/11/disappointing-saarc-summit-2014112885157300755.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/798067/pakistan-under-pressure-to-save-trade-agenda-at-south-asia-summit/

11 NOVEMBER 2014

 Saarc nations to ink 3 vital agreements

 In a major step towards greater regional integration in three decades of the Saarc, the South Asian nations are set to sign three framework agreements in Kathmandu for establishing rail, road and electricity connectivity
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Saarc-nations-to-ink-3-vital-agreements-67345.html

17 OCTOBER 2014

The SAARC: A Bloc Whose Time Has Come

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is more relevant than ever before. Time to give it more power.
http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/the-saarc-a-bloc-whose-time-has-come/

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

SAARC meet proposes visa exemption for 50 eminent people by country

SAARC immigration officials here Wednesday proposed to exempt from visa requirement 50 eminent people listed by the grouping under 24 categories to enable their hassle-free travel in member countries, an official said.
http://www.sify.com/news/saarc-meet-proposes-visa-exemption-for-50-eminent-people-news-international-ojsaanebjfjdh.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 30 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 30, 2018

1945: In the Philippines, under popular pressure, MacArthur is obliged to free Luis Taruc, leader of the Huk (People’s Anti-Japanese Army)
http://cityofsanfernando.blogspot.com/2005/05/ka-luis-m-taruc-june-21-1913-may-4.html

1947: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan join the United Nations

1948: Siliwangi division recaptures Madiun. The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) abandons Madiun, pursued by army. Aidit and Lukman leave for China

1953: Joint Americano-French communiqué announcing a bigger aid to France in Indochina

1964: First large scale antiwar demonstration staged at Berkeley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-large-scale-antiwar-demonstration-staged-at-berkeley

1965: Procommunist military officers, calling themselves the September 30 Movement (Gestapu), attempt to seize power, killing five generals. Their failure led to Sukarno’s displacement from power; a bloody purge of PKI members and the rise of Suharto who retake control on October 1

1965-09-30-gestapu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_September_Movement
http://www.globalresearch.ca/still-uninvestigated-after-50-years-did-the-u-s-help-incite-the-1965-indonesia-massacre/5467309
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/54b/033.html
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41017138_The_’Gestapu’_events_of_1965_in_Indonesia_New_evidence_from_Russian_and_German_archives

https://youtu.be/N-07wttSEx4

1969: Thailand announces the gradual withdrawal of the US forces from its territory

1990: The Soviet Union and South Korea establish diplomatic relations

2010: North and South Korea end their first military talks in two years without making progress. The meeting was aimed at easing tensions heightened by the sinking of a South Korean frigrate near the nations’ disputed sea border in March
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/09/201093053311507827.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20100930-north-korea-south-korea-military-talks-torpedoed-warship-dispute-cheonan

On 30 September in South Asian history

ON 30 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1207: Birth of Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Afghan scholar and Sufi poet who died on December 17, 1273
http://www.poemhunter.com/mewlana-jalaluddin-rumi/biography/
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/rumi-20.php

1922: Birth of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian film director, who died on August 27, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrishikesh_Mukherjee
http://www.gomolo.com/hrishikesh-mukherjee-biography/487

1947: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan joins the United Nations

1972: Birth of Shaan, Indian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaan_(singer)
http://www.in.com/music/artist/shaan-7811-1.html

1987: Mohammad Najibullah becomes president of Afghanistan (until 1992)
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/mohammad-najibullah-6875.php

1993: Around 10,000 people are killed when an earthquake measuring 6.4 struck southern India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Latur_earthquake
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-september-1993-20000-are-killed-in-an-earthquake-in-latur-maharashtra

2004: Death of of Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor, born on March 21, 1936
http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/1114
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamini_Fonseka

2008: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Nicolas Sarkozy sign a major co-operation pact which paves the way for the sale of French nuclear reactors to Delhi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7644377.stm

2009: At least 475 people are dead and thousands are trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake shook western Indonesia
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02quake.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8284208.stm

2010: Indian holy site Ayodhya is to be split between 3 religious communities, but Muslims and Hindus plan to appeal court
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/09/2010930101028349827.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/world/asia/01india.html?ref=asia

 

On 30 September in Southeast Asian history

ON 30 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1874: Birth of Vyner Brooke, third and final White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) (1917-1946) who died on 9 May 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Vyner_Brooke

1945: In the Philippines, under popular pressure, MacArthur is obliged to free Luis Taruc, leader of the Huk (People’s Anti-Japanese Army)
http://cityofsanfernando.blogspot.com/2005/05/ka-luis-m-taruc-june-21-1913-may-4.html

1948: Siliwangi division recaptures Madiun. The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) abandons Madiun, pursued by army. Aidit and Lukman leave for China

1953: Joint Americano-French communiqué announcing a bigger aid to France in Indochina

1965: Procommunist military officers, calling themselves the September 30 Movement (Gestapu), attempt to seize power, killing five generals. Their failure led to Sukarno’s displacement from power; a bloody purge of PKI members and the rise of Suharto who retake control on October 1

1965-09-30-gestapu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_September_Movement
http://www.globalresearch.ca/still-uninvestigated-after-50-years-did-the-u-s-help-incite-the-1965-indonesia-massacre/5467309
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/54b/033.html
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/41017138_The_’Gestapu’_events_of_1965_in_Indonesia_New_evidence_from_Russian_and_German_archives

https://youtu.be/N-07wttSEx4

1969: Thailand announces the gradual withdrawal of the US forces from its territory

1975: The General Assembly of the United Nations postpones the question of the admission of the two Vietnam

1977: Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmena III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenio_Lopez,_Jr.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Osme%C3%B1a_III

1979: Birth of Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Chong
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/vince-mn0001458791

1987: Birth of Denise Laurel, Filipino actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denise_Laurel

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

 2008: Veteran Singapore opposition leader and human rights fighter Josue B. Jeyaretnam dies He was the first to break a government monopoly on power in Singapore when he won a seat in parliament in 1981
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7643379.stm
http://www.economist.com/obituary/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12376738
http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/persistent-opposition-j-b-jeyaretnam/

jb-jeyaretnam-june-2008

2009: At least 475 people are dead and thousands are trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake shook western Indonesia
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02quake.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8284208.stm

 

On 30 September in Japan’s history

ON 30 DECEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1551: End of the Tainei-ji incident: A coup in Yamaguchi by the military establishment of the Ōuchi clan forces their lord Ōuchi Yoshitaka to commit suicide, and the city is burned
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tainei-ji_incident
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Ouchi_Yoshitaka

1932: Birth of Shintaro Ishihara, writer and governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shintaro_Ishihara
http://www.citymayors.com/mayors/tokyo_mayor.html

USA Shintaro Clinton caricature

1996: Death of Asao Uchida, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0879729/

1999: Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tokai-mura, northeast of Tokyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/461446.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/radiation-released-at-japanese-plant

2004: The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo

 

On 30 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 30 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1626: Death of Nurhaci, Manchurian founder of the Jin Dynasty, born in 1558
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurhaci

1920: Birth of Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing), Chinese writer who died on September 8, 1995
http://www.chinesetolearn.com/eileen-chang-zhang-ailing-quotes/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Eileen_Chang

1949: End of the first meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (started on 21).  Mao is elected president
http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/mao-zedong-becomes-chinese-head-state

1950: Zhou Enlai warns that China will not stand idly by if « the imperialists wantonly invade the territory of North Korea. »Two days later, he formally notifies the Indian ambassador to China that if the U.S. enters North Korea, China will intervene

1959: Coming back from USA, Nikita Khrushchev goes to China

Nikita Kroutchev et Mao Tse Tung

1961: Birth of Sally Yeh, Hong Kong pop star and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Yeh
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=236

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYxFaeG5TP8

1982: Birth of Li Xiaolu (Jacqueline Li), Chinese actress and singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Li_Xiao_Lu

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3XBN6Mqdg

2016: A Chinese court jailes for life Wan Qingliang, former Communist Party boss of the southern city of Guangzhou, after finding him guilty of corruption
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023942/former-guangzhou-party-chief-wan-qingliang-jailed-life

 

On 29 September in Asian history

1972-09-29-diplomatic-relations

On 29 September in Asian history

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1637: Killing in Japan of Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino martyred for the Christian faith and the first Filipino saint
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=231
http://thepinoycatholic.blogspot.fr/2009/06/st-lorenzo-ruiz.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/647/today-in-history-philippine-september-29-1637-lorenzo-ruiz-the-first-filipino-saint-was-hung-upside-down-to-death-in-nagasaki-japan

1856: French forces land in Tourane (now Danang) in Annam (now central Vietnam)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tourane

1858-french-ships-at-danang

1898 : In Philippines, the Malolos Congress ratified the June 12, 1898 Act of the Declaration of Independence from Spain
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1288/today-in-philippine-history-september-29-1898-the-malolos-congress-ratified-the-declaration-of-independence

1915: Birth of Brenda Marshall, Filipino actress who died on July 30, 1992
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktj81S7W2gM

1918: Hara Takashi becomes Prime Minister of Japan, up to his killing on November 4, 1921
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/172.html

1920: Birth of Noriyoshi Matsuura, Japanese film maker who died on January 15, 2005
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0559676/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=4430

1929: Death of Giichi Tanaka, Japanese baron and general, 26th Premier (1927-29), born on June 22, 1864
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanaka_Giichi
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6136245

1932: Birth of Mehmood Ali, Indian actor who died on July 4, 2004
 http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mehmood-ali.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILgrhR9rjyM

1936: Volksraad (People Council) votes to support petition for autonomy for Indonesia within the constitution of the Netherlands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksraad_(Dutch_East_Indies)

1945: British forces land in Indonesia

1946: Birth of Ravi Baswani, Indian actor, who died on July 27, 2010
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Baswani
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0060629/

1949: China’s Initiation of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-Existence
 http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18053.shtml

1949: The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1949-ccp-program.html

1950: The United Nations Security Council invites Red China to participate on discussions on Taiwan

 1954: USA says it will contribute financially to the French forces in Indochina and will give aid to these associated states

 1955: In Indonesia, elections show big gains for NU and PKI, but disappointment for Masyumi; many small parties win seats
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_legislative_election,_1955

 1957: A passenger train collides with an oil-tanker train in the Gambar province of western Pakistan, killing 300 people

 1965: Hanoi announces that downed pilots will be treated as war criminals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hanoi-announces-that-downed-pilots-will-be-treated-as-war-criminals

1967: US president Johnson proposes to meet Ho Chi Minh and to suspend bombings on North if he accepts negotiations (see previous exchanges of letters)
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1967-vietnam-letters1.html

1968: Birth of Samir Soni, Indian actor
http://www.webindia123.com/personality/men/samir_soni/samir.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGJCE2Sef0I

1972: Publication of a Joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between China and Japan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/japan01.htm
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/joint72.html

1972-09-29-diplomatic-relations

1977: Birth of Sin Joo-ri, Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1176586/
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Sin_Joo-ri.php

1977: Birth of Won Bin, South Korean actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Won_Bin
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=8058

1979: Just before the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China, self-criticism by the Communist Party on the Cultural Revolution excesses

1988: In Bangladesh, floods cause 30 million people with no shelter

1996: Death of of Endo Shusaku, Japanese Catholic author, born in March 1923
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-EndoShu.html

2001: Death of Nguyen Van Thieu, President of South Vietnam (1967-1975), born on April 5, 1923
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/01/us/nguyen-van-thieu-is-dead-at-76-last-president-of-south-vietnam.html
http://www.nndb.com/people/538/000087277/

nguyen-van-thieu-3

2006: Death of Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic, born in 1926
http://www.dawn.com/news/212670/khalique-ibrahim-dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalique_Ibrahim_Khalique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNMwpLHc2oE

2007: Terrorist attack in Malé (Maldives), twelve foreign tourists wounded

2008: Afghanistan insurgent leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claims responsibility in a video message for an August ambush that killed 10 French soldiers in Sarobi. The attack, in which 21 troops were also wounded, shocked France and sparked debate about the country’s involvement in war-torn Afghanistan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/2584302/10-French-soldiers-killed-by-the-Taliban-in-Afghanistan.html

2011: China successfully launches an experimental craft paving the way for its first space station amid a blaze of national pride, bringing the growing Asian power closer to matching the United States and Russia with a long-term manned outpost in space
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110929-302326.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15112760

2012: Death of Nan Huai-Chin, Chinese scholar, born on March 18, 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan_Huai-Chin

2013: Thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei in a series of protests on Sunday, hurling shoes at the portrait of the beleaguered President Ma Ying-jeou and demanding he step down
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1320699/thousands-rally-taiwan-leaders-resignation
https://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/372123/protests-demand-taiwan-leader-quit

2013: Death of Toyoko Yamasaki, Japanese journalist and author, born on November 3, 1924
http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2013/09/30/toyoko-yamasaki-champion-of-social-issues-dies-at-88/
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Toyoko%20Yamasaki

2014: Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban
http://www.france24.com/en/20140929-afghanistan-ghani-president-inauguration/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29375438
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/07/profile-ashraf-ghani-20147883632825529.html

2016: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has formalised a peace treaty with Hezb-i-Islami, an armed group led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a deal the government hopes will lead to more agreements with other fighters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/afghanistan-ghani-hekmatyar-sign-peace-deal-160929092524754.html

2017: Cambodia mourns legendary architect Vann Molyvann
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5083941/nation-mourns-legendary-architect-vann-molyvann/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/visionary-architect-vann-molyvann-dies-90

2017: UN chief urges Burma to end ‘nightmare’ for Rohingyas
http://www.france24.com/en/20170929-united-nations-chief-guterres-urges-burma-myanmar-end-nightmare-rohingyas
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/28/asia/myanmar-un-security-council/index.html

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 29 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICS AND STRATEGY ON 29 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1856: French forces land in Tourane (now Danang) in Annam (now central Vietnam)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tourane

1858-french-ships-at-danang

1898 : In Philippines, the Malolos Congress ratified the June 12, 1898 Act of the Declaration of Independence from Spain
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1288/today-in-philippine-history-september-29-1898-the-malolos-congress-ratified-the-declaration-of-independence

1936: Volksraad (People Council) votes to support petition for autonomy for Indonesia within the constitution of the Netherlands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksraad_(Dutch_East_Indies)

1945: British forces land in Indonesia

1949: China’s Initiation of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-Existence
 http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18053.shtml

1954: USA says it will contribute financially to the French forces in Indochina and will give aid to these associated states

1965: Hanoi announces that downed pilots will be treated as war criminals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hanoi-announces-that-downed-pilots-will-be-treated-as-war-criminals

1967: US president Johnson proposes to meet Ho Chi Minh and to suspend bombings on North if he accepts negotiations (see previous exchanges of letters)
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1967-vietnam-letters1.html

1972: Publication of a Joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between China and Japan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/japan01.htm
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/china/joint72.html

1972-09-29-diplomatic-relations

2007: Terrorist attack in Malé (Maldives), twelve foreign tourists wounded

2008: Afghanistan insurgent leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claims responsibility in a video message for an August ambush that killed 10 French soldiers in Sarobi. The attack, in which 21 troops were also wounded, shocked France and sparked debate about the country’s involvement in war-torn Afghanistan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/2584302/10-French-soldiers-killed-by-the-Taliban-in-Afghanistan.html

2016: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has formalised a peace treaty with Hezb-i-Islami, an armed group led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a deal the government hopes will lead to more agreements with other fighters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/afghanistan-ghani-hekmatyar-sign-peace-deal-160929092524754.html

 

 

 

On 29 September in South Asian history

ON 29 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1932: Birth of Mehmood Ali, Indian actor who died on July 4, 2004
 http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mehmood-ali.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILgrhR9rjyM

1957: A passenger train collides with an oil-tanker train in the Gambar province of western Pakistan, killing 300 people

1968: Birth of Samir Soni, Indian actor
http://www.webindia123.com/personality/men/samir_soni/samir.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGJCE2Sef0I

1984: Birth of Isha Sharvani, Indian dancer and actress
 http://www.filmyfolks.com/kmh/isha-sharvani.shtml

1988: In Bangladesh, floods cause 30 million people with no shelter

2006: Death of Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic, born in 1926
http://www.dawn.com/news/212670/khalique-ibrahim-dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalique_Ibrahim_Khalique

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNMwpLHc2oE

2007: Terrorist attack in Malé (Maldives), twelve foreign tourists wounded

2008: Afghanistan insurgent leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claims responsibility in a video message for an August ambush that killed 10 French soldiers in Sarobi. The attack, in which 21 troops were also wounded, shocked France and sparked debate about the country’s involvement in war-torn Afghanistan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/onthefrontline/2584302/10-French-soldiers-killed-by-the-Taliban-in-Afghanistan.html

2016: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has formalised a peace treaty with Hezb-i-Islami, an armed group led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a deal the government hopes will lead to more agreements with other fighters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/afghanistan-ghani-hekmatyar-sign-peace-deal-160929092524754.html