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On 7 August in Asian history

ON 7 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 7, 2019

479: Death of Yuryaku 21st emperor of Japan, born in 418
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Y%C5%ABryaku

1461: The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a failed coup against the Tianshun Emperor and commits suicide by jumping down a well
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion_of_Cao_Qin
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7631.html

1661: Death of Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic, born in 1608
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Shengtan

1864: Execution of Li Xiucheng, Chinese General in the Taiping Rebellion, born in 1823
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Xiucheng
http://taipingrebellion.com/fall.htm
http://www.executedtoday.com/2013/08/07/1864-li-xiucheng-taiping-rebellion-general/

1871: Birth of Abanindranath Tagore, Indian painter who died on December 5, 1951
http://www.indianetzone.com/9/abanindranath_tagore.htm
http://www.chitralekha.org/abanindranath.htm
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Abanindranath+Tagore&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=zM8fUJjJOcnQhAek-YHYCg&ved=0CF0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Abanindranath Tagore

1905: Indian National Congress declares boycott of British goods

1925: Birth of M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
http://ramsap.tripod.com/swami1.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApzQFvX9u4

1927: Chen Duxiu is dismissed from the chairmanship of the Chinese Communist Party
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Chen_Duxiu
http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinawealthpower/chapters/chen-duxiu/

 

1941: Death of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, 1913 Nobel Prize Laureate, born on May 7, 1861
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1913/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-august-1941-nobel-laureate-rabindranath-tagore-passes-away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d7-lGVo64c&feature=related

1942: Beginning of the Battle of Guadalcanal, up to February 7, 1943


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-invade-guadalcanal
 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_guadalcanal.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZBNqg5Weg

1945: Death of Yi Wu in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Korean prince and officer in the Imperial Japanese Army, born on November 15, 1912
http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.com/2016/02/yi-wu-prince-of-korea.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Wu

1955: Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Ali Bogra is forced to resign by the new governor General Iskander Mirza
http://www.bogra.org/bogra1.html

1964: Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0807/5275.html
http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=13473

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbm2NysG-SQ

1965: First Vietnamese ambush on Thailand’s soil

1965: Signature at Kuala-Lumpur of an agreement for Singapore to leave Malaysia

1967: Vietnam War: The People’s Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant

1974: Birth of Sek Loso, Thai Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loso

1978: Birth of Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Vanness_Wu

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

1978: Indonesia establishes diplomatic relations with Kampuchea

1978: Birth of Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Yeung

1985: Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan’s first astronauts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takao_Doi

1987: Death of Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-1960), born on November 13, 1896
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/nobusuke-kishi

1994: Death of Liu Haisu, Chinese painter, born on March 16, 1896
http://www.artnet.com/artists/liu-haisu/biography
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7651.html

Liu Haisu Mount Huang

2003: Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, is sentenced to death for the Bali bomb attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2632043.stm

2008: Malaysia’s  opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is formally charged with sodoming a former male aide
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7546448.stm

2008: Zarganar, one of Burma most popular comedians is charged with several offences, after he defied the military by giving aid to the victims of Cyclone Nargis
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7547484.stm

2009: The new leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger separatist group is arrested. Selvarajah Pathmanathan, was wanted by Interpol in connection with allegations he smuggled arms for the Tigers for decades
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/08/20098773917105764.html

2009: The Pakistan’s most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, is killed by a US missile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8188859.stm

2011: Death of Joe Yamanaka, Japanese singer, born on September 2, 1946
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/flower_travellin_bands_joe_yamanaka_dies_at_64

2014: Ex-Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea are sentenced to life in prison
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/11017930/Khmer-Rouge-leaders-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-war-crimes.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28670568

2014: One of China’s most prominent dissidents, Gao Zhisheng, is released after three years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28689580
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11019505/Wife-speaks-to-dissident-Gao-Zhisheng-after-he-is-released-from-prison.html

2015 : Death of Korean traditional dance master Lee Mae-bong at 88
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2015/08/317_184412.html
http://english.donga.com/List/3/all/26/411236/1

2016: Thailand’s military government wins overwhelming approval of a new constitution that aims to reduce the power of political parties and extend the influence of the military
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36972396
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1055413/yes-camp-overwhelms-charter-referendum

2018: Karunanidhi, Indian political icon and DMK leader, dies at 94
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/07/asia/muthuvel-karunanidhi-intl/index.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45093900
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/kalaignar-m-karunanidhi-dravidian-stalwart-passes-away/article24624489.ece?homepage=true

Pakistan foreign affairs and defence

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7 AUGUST 2019

Pakistan downgrades diplomatic ties, suspends trade with India over Kashmir

Pakistan has announced it will downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India after New Delhi stripped the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/07/asia/kashmir-pakistan-response-intl-hnk/index.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49267912
https://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-expels-indian-ambassador-over-kashmir-dispute/a-49933967

27 JULY 2019

US approves support for Pakistan’s F-16s amid Afghanistan outreach

The US State Department announced on Friday that the Trump administration is set to approve $125 million for Pakistan to provide technical support to its fleet of F-16 aircraft
https://www.dw.com/en/us-approves-support-for-pakistans-f-16s-amid-afghanistan-outreach/a-49766828
https://www.dawn.com/news/1496522/us-state-dept-approves-proposed-125m-support-programme-for-pakistans-f-16s

25 JULY 2019

Was Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s visit to the US a success?

Khan met US President Donald Trump on Monday, with both sides reaffirming their commitment to the Afghan peace process and the US president offering his services to mediate in the Kashmir dispute with India has rejected the proposal
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/qa-pakistan-pm-imran-khans-visit-success-190725061729064.html

22 JULY 2019

Trump wants Pakistan’s help in Afghanistan exit, offers to mediate Kashmir

US is working with Pakistan to find a way out of the war in Afghanistan and is ready to mediate on Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday
https://www.trtworld.com/americas/trump-wants-pakistan-s-help-in-afghanistan-exit-offers-to-mediate-kashmir-28441
https://www.thenational.ae/world/the-americas/donald-trump-says-us-working-with-pakistan-to-find-way-out-of-afghan-war-1.889446

16 JULY 2019

Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation after five month

Pakistan has opened its airspace to civil aviation with immediate effect, the Civil Aviation Authority said on Tuesday, following five months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighboring India earlier this year
http://paktribune.com/news/Pakistan-airspace-reopened-to-civil-aviation-282773.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-48999736

16 JUNE 2019

Pakistan: Lt Gen Faiz Hameed is new ISI chief

Hameed was appointed as the Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) in place of Lt Gen Asim Munir, who was transferred and appointed as Corps Commander Gujranwala
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/06/16/gen-faiz-hameed-to-head-isi-reports/
https://www.dawn.com/news/1488568/lt-gen-faiz-hameed-named-new-dg-isi-govt-spokesperson

5 JUNE 2019

In rare move, Pakistan military agrees to budget cut amid economic woes, PM says

Pakistan’s powerful military has agreed in a rare move to cut its hefty budget for a year to help ease the South Asian country’s “critical financial situation”, Prime Minister Imran Khan said
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/in-rare-move-pakistan-military-agrees-to-budget-cut-amid-economic-woes-pm-says
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1987181/1-pm-imran-appreciates-militarys-unprecedented-cuts-defence-spending/

28 MAY 2019

Chinese Vice-President wraps up Pakistan visit on ‘highly successful’ note

China’s Vice-President Wang Qishan on Tuesday concluded his three-day “highly successful” visit to Pakistan, setting a tone for future trajectory of mutual engagement between the two countries
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/chinese-vice-president-wraps-up-pakistan-visit-on-highly-successful-note-1.64241434
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/31/3/177/1559031095229.html?newsId=84082
http://www.app.com.pk/china-pakistan-cooperation-in-next-phase-to-focus-on-benefiting-people-through-local-development-projects-expert/

23 MAY 2019

Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

Pakistan says it has successfully conducted a “training launch” of a ballistic missile capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional warheads up to 1,500 kilometers
https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-tests-nuclear-capable-ballistic-missile/4929203.html
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/pakistan-military-test-fired-ballistic-missile-shaheen-ii-190523080246734.html

22 APRIL 2019

Iran, Pakistan to set up border ‘reaction force’ after attacks

Iran and Pakistan have agreed to set up a joint border « reaction force » following a spate of deadly attacks by militant groups on their frontier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Monday after talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/iran-pakistan-to-set-up-border-reaction-force-after-attacks-26077
https://www.dw.com/en/iran-pakistan-agree-to-joint-border-reaction-force/a-48434184

3 MARCH 2019

Pakistan denies Indian claims it used US F-16 jets to down warplane

The US has said it is trying to find out whether Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, potentially in violation of trade agreements, as the standoff between the nuclear-armed Asian neighbours showed signs of easing
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/03/pakistan-denies-indian-claims-it-used-us-f-16-jets-to-down-warplane

19 FEBRUARY 2019

Pakistan will retaliate against any Indian attacks over Kashmir bombing, says Imran Khan

Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has warned his country will retaliate against any Indian attack in the wake of last week’s Kashmir suicide bombing and called instead for dialogue to calm the growing crisis
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/19/pakistan-will-retaliate-against-indian-attacks-kashmir-bombing/
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-pm-warns-india-against-attack-24292

18 FEBRUARY 2019

Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released

Saudi Arabia also signed investment agreements with Islamabad worth $20 billion on Sunday as crown prince Mohammed bin Salman began his Asia tour with a two-day trip to Pakistan
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistan-says-saudi-crown-prince-orders-2-100-pakistani-prisoners-released-24246
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1913033/1-not-charity-investment-saudi-foreign-minister/
https://www.france24.com/en/20190218-kashmir-pakistan-india-saudi-crown-prince-mbs-khashoggi-modi

15 FEBRUARY 2019

India says will ensure ‘complete isolation’ of Pakistan after worst terror attack under Modi

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (Feb 15) promised a strong response to a car bombing in Kashmir that killed 44 paramilitary officers that his government blamed on Pakistan, ratcheting up tensions with the nuclear rival
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-says-will-ensure-complete-diplomatic-isolation-of-pakistan-after-worst-attack
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/after-pulwama-attack-india-launches-diplomatic-drive-to-isolate-pakistan/articleshow/68012784.cms
http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/160219/pakistan-denies-link-vows-strong-reply.html?utm_source=latestPromotion&utm_medium=end&utm_campaign=latest

20 DECEMBER 2018

Muslim Pakistan says outcry over China’s Xinjiang detention camps has been ‘sensationalised’

Pakistan on Thursday defended its close ally China against a growing outcry over Muslims who are being detained by Chinese authorities, saying the issue was being “sensationalised” by foreign media
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2178987/muslim-pakistan-says-outcry-over-chinas-xinjiang-detention

3 DECEMBER 2018

Trump asks Pakistan PM for help with Afghan peace talks: minister

US President Donald Trump has sought Pakistan’s help with Afghan peace talks in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the South Asian nation’s information minister, Fawad Chaudhry, has said
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/trump-asks-pakistan-pm-afghan-peace-talks-minister-181203095950483.html
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/trump-asks-pakistani-prime-minister-for-help-with-afghan-peace-talks-22154

9 NOVEMBER 2018

Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan gets tough, snubs Trump

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday rejected US President Donald Trump’s remarks against Pakistan, suggesting that Washington should assess its success in Afghanistan instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for its failures
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/11/19/pm-imran-gets-tough-snubs-trump/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1850563/1-pm-imran-delivers-scathing-response-trumps-pakistan-not-damn-thing-statement/

6 NOVEMBER 2018

Despite India’s objection, Pakistan-China bus service flagged off from Lahore

Brushing aside a strong objection by India, the luxury bus service between Pakistan and China was flagged off from Lahore on Tuesday
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/despite-indias-objection-pakistan-china-bus-service-flagged-off-from-lahore-2153559.html
https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/china-pakistan-bus-service-launched201811060730340003/

3 OCTOBER 2018

US, Pakistani foreign ministers fail to break Afghanistan impasse

The US continues to demand more commitment from Islamabad on the Afghan peace process. The new Pakistani government shows willingness but has yet to act conclusively
https://www.dw.com/en/us-pakistani-foreign-ministers-fail-to-break-afghanistan-impasse/a-45738952
https://nation.com.pk/03-Oct-2018/pakistan-us-agree-to-move-forward

1 OCTOBER 2018

Pakistan cuts Chinese ‘Silk Road’ rail project by $2bn

Pakistan has cut the size of the biggest Chinese “Silk Road” project in the country by $2 billion, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing government concerns about the country’s debt levels
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/10/01/pakistan-cuts-chinese-silk-road-rail-project-by-2b-due-to-debt-concerns/
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/375054-china-open-to-changes-in-bri-projects

5 SEPTEMBER 2018

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford

USSecretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed Afghan peace process and blockage of $300 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) among other matters of mutual interest during a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1795672/1-pompeo-arrives-islamabad-seeks-reset-ties-pakistan/
https://www.dawn.com/news/1431096/pm-imran-khan-us-secy-of-state-pompeo-discuss-bilateral-ties-during-meeting-at-pm-house
https://nation.com.pk/05-Sep-2018/mutual-interest-to-be-key-factor-in-future-pak-told-us
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/us-not-ready-to-resume-military-aid-to-pakistan-mike-pompeo-says-1.767266

2 SEPTEMBER 2018

US military to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over terror groups

The US has confirmed it will cut $300m in aid to Pakistan over its perceived failure to tackle militant groups, ratcheting up the tension in a deeply strained relationship ahead of a visit to Islamabad by the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/02/us-military-confirms-300m-cut-in-aid-to-pakistan
http://www.atimes.com/article/us-suspends-300-million-in-aid-to-pakistan/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45386278

22 AUGUST 2018

A Year On, Pakistan Still the Weak Link in US South Asia Strategy

The Trump administration’s strategy has produced no definitive improvements along its pillars. Pakistan remains a safe haven for terrorist groups
https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/08/year-pakistan-still-weak-link-us-south-asia-strategy/150730/

15 JUNE 2018

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in air strike in Afghanistan – officials

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a US-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/pakistani-taliban-leader-killed-in-air-strike-in-afghanistan-officials-18225
http://www.dw.com/en/who-is-taliban-leader-mullah-fazlullah/a-44244329

6 JUNE 2018

Pakistan’s reluctant relationship with Russia

A major shift in Pakistan’s foreign policy from the US to Russia is underway. Washington’s often repeated demands for Pakistan to “do more” — operations against alleged militant safe havens on Pakistani soil, shifting the blame onto Pakistan for US failures in Afghanistan — have pushed their relations almost to the brink
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/718.html

28 MAY 2018

Retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani, former Pakistan ISI chief banned from leaving country

Retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani , who headed Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) from 1990 to 1992, was placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) stopping him from leaving the country, according to the military spokesman
https://nation.com.pk/28-May-2018/retired-lt-gen-asad-durrani-placed-on-ecl
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/05/28/army-orders-inquiry-against-ex-isi-chief-puts-name-on-ecl/
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1720514/1-spy-chronicles-ruminations-former-isi-raw-chiefs/

13 MAY 2018

Pakistan’s Diplomatic Dispute with US Intensifies

Pakistan’s decision not to allow a U.S. diplomat from leaving the country for his role in a fatal road accident has fueled tensions between the two countries
https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-s-diplomatic-dispute-with-us-intensifies/4391774.html
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/05/13/what-explains-washingtons-diplomatic-row-with-islamabad-2/

22 MARCH 2018

China provides tracking system for Pakistan’s missile programme

China has sold Pakistan a powerful tracking system in an unprecedented deal that could speed up the Pakistani military’s development of multi-warhead missiles
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2137643/china-provides-tracking-system-pakistans-missile-programme

15 MARCH 2018

Pakistan, Russia discuss security and defence partnership

Pakistan and Russia took yet another step forward to increase security and defence cooperation with high level discussions in Islamabad between the visiting Russian envoy and senior Pakistani officials
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-russia-discuss-security-and-defence-partnership-1.2188784

27 FEBRUARY 2018

Russia upgrades presence in Pakistan

Russian-language signposts have been erected in several regions of Pakistan, and Russia has appointed an honorary consul for the Pakistani city of Peshawar, following up on the bolstering of bilateral relations and the increased Russian presence in Pakistan
https://nsnbc.me/2018/02/27/russia-upgrades-presence-in-pakistan/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

Pakistan’s PM urges politicians to continue support for struggle of Kashmiri people

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in an address to the Legislative Assembly of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Kashmir Day, urged politicians to continue supporting the struggle of people across the border in Jammu and Kashmir
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pm-urges-politicians-to-continue-support-for-struggle-of-kashmiri-people-1.2168916
http://www.radio.gov.pk/05-02-2018/people-of-indian-occupied-kashmir-never-have-nor-will-accept-indian-occupation-president
https://www.dawn.com/news/1387465/this-kashmir-day-who-will-stand-up-for-azad-kashmiris

19 JANUARY 2018

Pakistan closes U.S.-funded radio station, citing ‘hostile’ agenda

Pakistani authorities on Friday closed the offices of a U.S. government-funded radio station whose broadcasts it said were “against the interests of Pakistan,” dealing another blow to relations with the United States
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-pakistan-us-radio-20180119-story.html
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201801201060902834-pakistan-closes-us-funded-radio-station/
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1229411/world

10 JANUARY 2018

Pakistan: Defense, intelligence cooperation with US suspended

Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan disclosed Tuesday that the country has suspended defense and intelligence cooperation with the United States amid growing tensions over US suspension of military aid to Pakistan
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/139/18/184/1515550727977.html
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/01/10/pakistan-has-not-suspended-military-intelligence-cooperation-with-washington-us/

5 JANUARY 2018

US suspends security assistance to Pakistan following Donald Trump ‘lies and deceit’ tweet

The United States has announced it will suspend security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take « decisive action » against Taliban militants targeting US personnel in neighbouring Afghanistan
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-05/us-cuts-pakistan-security-spending-following-trump-tweet/9305544?section=world
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/05/547926/Pakistan-US-security-aid
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistan-slams-us-suspension-of-military-aid-accuses-it-of-betrayal/2018/01/05/fb564c92-f1bc-11e7-95e3-eff284e71c8d_story.html?utm_term=.73e290f0fc41

1 DECEMBER 2018

Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid

President Donald Trump suggested Monday he would cut off foreign aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harboring violent extremists and lying about it
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/01/547485/US-Trump-Pakistan-Afghanistan
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/263185-trump-threatens-to-cut-pakistan-aid
http://zeenews.india.com/world/pakistan-reacts-to-trumps-no-more-aid-tweet-says-will-let-the-world-know-the-truth-2071206.html
https://nation.com.pk/01-Jan-2018/trump-s-no-more-holds-no-importance-khawaja-asif

28 NOVEMBER 2017

Why is Pakistan Distancing Itself from the US?

One country that stands significant in Pakistan’s foreign policy and with whom it has never fought a war but yet remains under a multifaceted threat is none other than the United States. Both countries have entered their seventh decade of bilateral engagements, which have been subject to asymmetrical love and hate
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/599.html

25 NOVEMBER 2017

Pakistan calls on army to restore order as blasphemy protests spread

The Pakistani government has called on the army to restore order in Islamabad and disperse anti-blasphemy protesters who have been demonstrating in the capital for the past fortnight
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1567872/1-clashes-erupt-after-law-enforcers-crackdown-on-islamabad-sit-in-dozens-injured-scores-detained/
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/clashes-in-pakistan-capital-as-police-move-to-disperse-sit-in-protesters-12595
https://www.dawn.com/news/1372800/a-timeline-of-the-crisis-that-has-gripped-islamabad-for-the-past-18-days

21 NOVEMBER 2017

Pakistan turns down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone

Pakistan has turned down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework, arguing any such move would compromise its ‘economic sovereignty’
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1564050/2-pakistan-rejects-use-chinese-currency/

19 OCTOBER 2017

The Pakistani militant group Jamaat-ul-Ahraar confirms killing of chief Umar Khorasani in drone attack

The Jamaat-ul-Ahraar (JuA), a breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), on Thursday confirmed the death of its chief Umar Khalid Khorasani in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Paktia province a couple of days ago
https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/10/19/jamaat-ul-ahraar-confirms-killing-of-chief-umar-khorasani-in-drone-attack/
https://www.dawn.com/news/1364849/umar-khalid-khorasani-9-associates-confirmed-killed-by-us-drone-strike

25 SEPTEMBER 2017

Pakistan-Russia joint military exercise begins

A two-week long joint counterterrorism exercise between the special forces of Pakistan and Russia began in Minralney Vody, Russia
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/politics/192485-pakistan-russia-joint-military-exercise-begins
https://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-russia-friendship-joint-anti-terror-drill/4043265.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

20 SEPTEMBER 2017

Pakistan, US agree to ‘stay engaged’ after Trump’s tough talk

Breaking the ice in their ties, Pakistan and the US have agreed to “stay engaged” and carry forward the relationship that has been under strain after President Donald Trump warned Islamabad against providing safe havens to terrorists
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-us-agree-to-stay-engaged-after-trump-s-tough-talk-1.2093516
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1511338/pakistan-us-agree-stay-engaged-pm-abbasi-meets-mike-pence/
https://www.dawn.com/news/1358882/pakistan-us-agree-to-remain-engaged-as-abbasi-meets-vice-president-mike-pence

30 AUGUST 2017

Pakistan’s parliament unanimously adopts resolution rejecting US allegations

The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution rejecting the US’s new Afghan policy and allegations against Pakistan
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/227074-Pakistan-parliamentarians-forge-unity-against-new-US-policy
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1495029/unanimous-resolution-na-condemns-trumps-anti-pakistan-remarks/
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/27/533154/Pakistan-Karachi-rally-Trump-police

21 JULY 2017

US will not pay Pakistan for military reimbursements: Pentagon

The Pentagon has decided not to reimburse US$50 millions to Pakistan this year citing the country’s failure to take “sufficient action” against Haqqani network
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/217976-Pentagon-says-it-will-not-pay-Pakistan-military-reimbursements-this-year
https://www.dawn.com/news/1346732/pentagon-blocks-50m-coalition-support-fund-payment-to-pakistan

6 JULY 2017

Pakistan test-fire short range ballistic missile

Pakistan says it has successfully tested a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-test-fires-short-range-ballistic-missile-1.2054320

3 JULY 2017

McCain led delegation visits Pakistan for security talks

A high-level US Senate delegation met Pakistan’s top foreign affairs official and powerful military chief in Islamabad to discuss regional security as Washington gears up to send more troops to neighbouring Afghanistan
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/mccain-led-delegation-visits-pakistan-for-security-talks-1.2052546
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1449352/john-mccain-led-us-team-visits-south-waziristan-praises-pak-armys-efforts/

27 JUNE 2017

Pakistan rejects U.S. sanctions against Kashmir militant Syed Salahuddin

Pakistan came out in defence of militants fighting Indian security forces in Kashmir on Tuesday, saying it was a legitimate struggle for freedom, after the United States put the head of one of the groups on its list of global terrorists
http://in.reuters.com/article/pakistan-kashmir-salahuddin-idINKBN19I1G6?rpc=401&
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/pakistan-defends-salahuddin-to-keep-backing

9 JUNE 2017

India, Pakistan join SCO, China and Russia-led security bloc

Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/209608-India-Pakistan-join-China-and-Russia-led-security-bloc
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170610_01/
http://www.atimes.com/article/bigger-shanghai-cooperation-organization-may-game-changer/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/what-does-shanghai-cooperation-organisation-membership-mean-for-india/article18825646.ece

6 JUNE 2017

Pakistani politicians blast Saudi-led coalition amid row with Qatar

Senior Pakistani politicians and lawmakers have denounced a controversial Saudi-led military alliance that has been dealt a severe blow following a diplomatic rift among the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf region
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/06/524388/Pakistan-Saudi-Arabia-coalition

18 MAY 2017

UN court orders Pakistan to halt execution of Indian ‘spy’

The UN’s top court on Thursday (May 18) ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a victory for New Delhi over its bitter rival
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/un-court-orders-pakistan-not-to-execute-indian-national-1.2029392
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1412800/live-icj-decides-whether-order-pakistan-suspend-jadhavs-execution/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/un-court-orders-pakistan-to-halt-execution-of-indian-spy

13 MAY 2017

China, Pakistan Sign Six Memorandums of Understanding to Enhance Bilateral Ties

China and Pakistan signed a total of six Memorandums of Understanding related to cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road, as well as to cooperation on a number of projects, such as Gwadar port and East Bay expressway and Havelian Dry Port and ML1 Karachi-Peshawar railway project
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705131053575707-china-pakistan-memorandum-understanding/
http://nation.com.pk/business/13-May-2017/pakistan-signs-nearly-500-million-in-china-deals-at-silk-road-summit
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/204228-Nawaz-meets-Chinese-prime-minister-assures-Pakistans-support-for-On-Belt-One-Road

11 MAY 2017

Pakistan, Turkey ink MoU for sale of warships, Aircraft

Turkey and Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sale of four Turkish-made corvette warships and 52 Pakistan-made training planes for Ankara’s armed forces, Turkey’s defence industry under-secretariat said
https://www.dawn.com/news/1332372/mou-on-warships-aircraft-deals-signed-with-turkey

16 MARCH 2017

Pakistan successfully test-fires anti-ship missile

The Pakistan navy on Thursday said it conducted a successful test of a land-based anti-ship missile, bolstering the operational reach of the country’s navy to launch long-range, anti-ship missiles from land
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-successfully-test-fires-anti-ship-missile-1.1995384

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/

3 MARCH 2017

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has magnified and magnetized the attention of China and non-China watchers at the regional and global levels. The CPEC has received a wide currency and been attributed with different catchphrases, including: the revival of Mackinder theory, the Great Game, New Asia is Emerging, China’s Rise as a Global Power
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/365.html

8 FEBRUARY 2017

Why is China ‘protecting’ the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group?

China has blocked a US move to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad’s chief Masood Azhar at the UN. In a DW interview, Siegfried O Wolf explains why China is protecting the Pakistan-based militant group’s head
http://www.dw.com/en/why-is-china-protecting-the-pakistan-based-jaish-e-mohammad-militant-group/a-36974181

7 FEBRUARY 2017

Pakistan slams India, others for demanding permanent UNSC membership

Targeting India, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Tuesday rejected the attempts of countries to seek permanent UN Security Council membership
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1319463/pakistan-slams-india-others-demanding-permanent-unsc-membership/

26 JANUARY 2016

 Turkish, Pakistani generals look to boost military ties

Turkish General Staff Deputy Chief Gen. Umit Dundar met Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa at the general headquarters in Rawalpindi city Thursday, according to a military statement
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/turkish-pakistani-generals-look-to-boost-military-ties/735589#

15 JANUARY 2017

U.S. likely to continue ‘carrot and stick policy’ with Pakistan under Trump

Washington [United States], Jan.15 (ANI): The incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is likely to continue the ‘carrot and stick policy’ with Pakistan, say experts after analyzing the statements made by Defense Secretary-designate James ‘Mad Dog » Mattis during two days of hearing before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/250942177

9 JANUARY 2017

Pakistan completes nuclear triad, launches missile Babur-3 from submarine

Pakistan’s first submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-3 is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and giving the country a credible second strike capability, the military said in a statement
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/pakistan-completes-nuclear-triad-launches-missile-babur-3-from-submarine_1965794.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2060852/watch-pakistan-test-fire-first-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/babur-3-five-things-to-know-about-the-pakistans-1st-nuclear-capable-submarine-cruise-missile_1965804.html

5  JANUARY 2016

Kashmir integral part of Pakistan, Sharif says

Saying that Kashmir was an “integral part” of Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday praised slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “vibrant and charismatic leader”
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/kashmir-integral-part-of-pakistan-sharif-says-1.1957002

14 NOVEMBER 2016

Economic corridor – CPEC could turn Pakistan into China’s ‘client state’

Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif has hailed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a harbinger of change for the region. But analyst Siegfried O. Wolf tells DW the project comes with a big price for Islamabad http://www.dw.com/en/economic-corridor-cpec-could-turn-pakistan-into-chinas-client-state/a-36384662

23 SEPTEMBER 2016

Russia and Pakistan to hold first joint military exercise

Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia.
http://atimes.com/2016/09/russia-and-pakistan-to-hold-first-joint-military-exercise/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1186889/russian-forces-arrive-pakistan-first-ever-joint-military-exercise/

17 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan Navy launches the third Azmat-class Fast Attack Craft-Missile (FAC-M)

 Pakistan Navy on Saturday launched the third Azmat-class Fast Attack Craft-Missile (FAC-M) and layed the keel for a 600 ton Maritime Patrol Vessel (MPV) in Karachi
http://www.dawn.com/news/1284347/pakistan-navy-launches-third-azmat-class-fast-attack-craft

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan may be buiding new nuclear site: Defence experts

Pakistan, estimated to have the world’s fastest-growing nuclear stockpile, could be building a new uranium enrichment complex according to commercial satellite imagery analysed by Western defence experts
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-may-be-building-new-nuclear-site-analysts-1.1897122

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Cold War foes Russia and Pakistan forge closer ties, will hold joint war games

Pakistan and Russia will hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this year, say media reports. Islamabad is looking for new alliances in the region as its ties with Washington are rapidly deteriorating
http://www.dw.com/en/cold-war-foes-russia-and-pakistan-forge-closer-ties/a-19545856
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1180917/first-pakistan-russia-hold-joint-war-games/

11 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan Refuses Fresh Calls for Afghan Trade with India Through Land Routes

Pakistan has rejected fresh calls by Afghanistan to allow the conflict-ridden landlocked country to engage in direct trade with India through its land routes, citing existing official arrangements between Islamabad and Kabul
http://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-refuses-fresh-calls-for-afghan-trade-with-india-through-land-routds/3502168.html

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

26 AUGUST 2016

U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan due to warming relations with India

Pakistan’s continued support for resurgent militant groups hostile to the United States, coupled with warming U.S. military and business relations with India, is sharply diminishing Islamabad’s strategic importance as an ally to Washington, U.S. military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials and outside experts said
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247078283

4 AUGUST 2016

Pentagon won’t pay Pakistan $300m military reimbursements

The Pentagon will not pay Pakistan $300 million in military reimbursements after US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter decided not to tell Congress that Pakistan was taking adequate action against the Haqqani network, a US official said
http://nation.com.pk/international/04-Aug-2016/pentagon-not-to-pay-pakistan-300-million-in-military-reimbursements

26 JULY 2016

Secular Pakistanis resist Turkey’s ‘authoritarian’ demands

Turkey has asked Pakistan to crack down on institutions run by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara believes was behind the failed coup against President Erdogan. But many Pakistanis do not want to follow along
http://www.dw.com/en/secular-pakistanis-resist-turkeys-authoritarian-demands/a-19427773

22 JULY 2016

Should Pakistan Put All Its Eggs in the China Basket?

How much is Pakistan really benefiting from its “all weather friendship” with China?http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/should-pakistan-put-all-its-eggs-in-the-china-basket/

18 JULY 2016

China upset over Pakistan’s handling of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)° project

Due to delays in the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the authorities in Beijing have suggested Islamabad to formally rope in the Pakistan Army to ensure smooth execution of the project
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245920175

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

22 JUNE 2016

Is Pakistan Secretly Testing a New Chinese Killer Drone?

According to IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly, a Pakistani defense official speaking on the condition of anonymity said that the unmanned aircraft was on an “experimental flight.” This could indicate that the Pakistani military was evaluating a new UAV type for service in the PAF. Furthermore, IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly explains
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/is-pakistan-secretly-testing-a-new-chinese-killer-drone/

16 JUNE 2016

Pakistan’s Crippling Strategic Isolation Is Its Own Fault

Pakistan’s recent relations with Afghanistan have been one example of Pakistan as a state unable to define its foreign policy and national interests beyond a Cold War paradigm. An India-centric foreign policy has stalled Pakistan’s foreign-policy evolution and tainted its worldview of international politics. Pakistan currently has strained and difficult relations with all its neighbors except China
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/pakistans-crippling-strategic-isolation-its-own-fault-16620

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

31 MAY 2016

Pakistan Fails to Seal F-16 Deal

Pakistan failed to move forward with the purchase of eight U.S.-made F-16C/D Block-52 fighter aircraft following a dispute over financing
http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/pakistan-fails-to-seal-f-16-deal/

30 APRIL 2016

US Congress blocking founds for F-16 purchase by Pakistan

The United States (US) administration is withholding funds earmarked for Pakistan’s purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets, BBC Urdu reported, citing an unnamed senior US State Department official.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1255209/us-congress-blocking-funds-for-f-16-purchase-report
http://www.dawn.com/news/1255438/convincing-congress-of-f-16-deal-is-obama-administrations-job

26 APRIL

India, Pakistan diplomats meet after lengthy hiatus

India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/26/content_15423148.html

3 APRIL 2016

At the global Nuclear Security Summit, Pakistan sought greater acceptance as a responsible nuclear state.

Pakistan assured the international community that it was strongly committed to the objective and had been proactively engaged with efforts to promote nuclear safety and security.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1249661

24 MARCH 2016

Can Iran’s Rouhani win over Pakistan?

Iranian President Rouhani’s Pakistan visit comes at a delicate time for both Tehran and Islamabad. The neighboring countries want to improve economic ties, but the Saudi-Iranian rivalry continues to be a big impediment
http://www.dw.com/en/can-irans-rouhani-win-over-pakistan/a-19138190

16 MARCH 2016

Prospects of Pak-US strategic relationship: Trust vs interests

It would take time to witness a transformation in the sentiment of the relationship that continues to be defined by concerns rather than pledges
http://nation.com.pk/blogs/16-Mar-2016/prospects-of-pak-us-strategic-relationship-trust-vs-interests

15 MARCH 2016

Pakistan Air Force needs to replace 190 planes from its current fleet by 2020

Pakistan Air Force needs to retire 190 planes from its current fleet by 2020, senior officials told Dawn while commenting on a report that the country was seeking another batch of 10 F-16s from the United States.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1245714/pakistan-air-force-needs-to-replace-190-planes-by-2020

3 MARCH 2016

Islamabad: Pope Francis accepts invitation to visit Pakistan

The Pakistani government has invited Pope Francis to visit the country and the pope has accepted, this according to a government press release that also noted that the pontiff prayed for “Pakistan and the victims of terrorism”.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Islamabad:-Pope-Francis-accepts-invitation-to-visit-Pakistan-36849.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1243265/pope-accepts-invitation-to-visit-pakistan-this-year

 

22 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan was the tenth largest arms importer in the world in 2015

Pakistan was the tenth largest arms importer in the world in 2015, down one spot from number nine the previous year, a military think tank database reveals, while Saudi Arabia was the leading arms importer in the world, followed closely by India.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1241157/pakistan-at-tenth-place-in-list-of-worlds-largest-arms-importers-for-2015

21 FEBRUARY 2016

The sixth round of ministerial level US-Pakistan strategic dialogue will focus on enhancing cooperation in trade, investments, defence and counter terrorism.

  The dialogue will be held in Washington DC on February 29. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on foreign affairs would be representing the Pakistan side, while Secretary of State John Kerry would be representing the US side.
http://www.indiawrites.org/diplomacy/us-pakistan-strategic-dialogue-to-focus-on-enhancing-investments-defence-cooperation/

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

14 FEBRUARY 2016

The problem with Pakistan’s foreign policy

Diplomatic pressure continues to build on Pakistan from the West and China to dismantle anti-India militant groups.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/02/problem-pakistan-foreign-policy-india-isis-160210110952659.html

12 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan’s balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Recent twists in Pakistan’s foreign policy to maintain a balance between Saudi Arabia and Iran reflect the country’s historical obsession with acting as the leader of the ‘Muslim Ummah’ and also the on-going sectarian tussle, roots of which can be traced to both the Mid-Eastern states, within the country.
http://atimes.com/2016/02/pakistans-balancing-act-between-iran-and-saudi-arabia/

6 FEBRUARY 2016

Pakistan: A dangerous alliance?

A key figure, often identified with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), has issued a video statement congratulating the faction of the Pakistan Taliban responsible for attacking a university in Charsadda, Pakistan, on January 20.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/02/pakistan-dangerous-alliance-160203113731975.html

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

24 ANUARY 2016

Obama said Pakistan “Can and must” do more against terrorism

US President Barack Obama has urged Pakistan to show it is “serious” about crushing extremist networks operating on its territory, saying the latest mass killing of students underlined the need for more decisive action.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1235106/obama-says-pakistan-can-and-must-do-more-against-terrorism
http://www.dawn.com/news/1234994/who-wants-peace-in-pakistan

12 JANUARY 2016

 Pakistan reluctant to act against terrorism – US Congress stalls sale of F-16s

 In a setback for Pakistan, Republican-controlled US Congress has stalled sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Islamabad, amid growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill over its reluctance in taking action against terrorist groups
http://news.niticentral.com/2016/01/12/pakistan-reluctant-to-act-against-terrorism-us-congress-stalls-sale-of-f-16s/?utm_source=Offstumped&utm_medium=Offstumped&utm_term=Offstumped&utm_campaign=Offstumped

7 JANUARY 2016

Chinese pressure sees Pakistan mull status of region disputed by India

Pakistan is considering upgrading the constitutional status of its northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is also claimed by India, in a bid to provide legal cover to a multi-billion-dollar Chinese investment plan, officials said on Thursday (Jan 7)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/chinese-pressure-sees/2407538.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1231394/pakistan-mulls-elevating-status-of-gilgit-b

5 JANUARY 2016

Pakistan and Sri Lanka sign eight memoranda of understanding (MoU)

Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday inked eight memoranda of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Sri Lanka
http://www.dawn.com/news/1230917/pakistan-sri-lanka-sign-eight-mous-for-bilateral-cooperation

 

25 DECEMBER 2015

Indian PM Narendra Modi makes surprise visit to Pakistan; first time in more than a decade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a surprise stopover in Pakistan to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-26/indian-pm-narendra-modi-makes-surprise-visit-to-pakistan-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade/1529930
http://www.dw.com/en/india-pm-narendra-modi-leaves-lahore-after-surprise-pakistan-visit/a-18942319
http://www.dawn.com/news/1228735/modi-arrives-in-lahore-on-surprise-visit

11 DECEMBER 2015

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile following peace conference

Pakistan has launched a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and hitting neighboring India. The test comes two days after Islamabad said it would resume peace talks with New Dehli.
http://www.dw.com/en/pakistan-test-fires-nuclear-capable-missile-following-peace-conference/a-18911627
http://www.dawn.com/news/1225688/pakistan-successfully-test-fires-shaheen-iii-missile

9 DECEMBER 2015

Pakistan and India have agreed to restart comprehensive dialogue process

Pakistan and India have agreed to reinitiate the comprehensive dialogue process, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a joint press conference on Wednesday along with the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz
http://www.dawn.com/news/1225246/pakistan-india-agree-to-restart-comprehensive-dialogue-process
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-pakistan-to-resume-dialogue-jammu-and-kashmir-siachen-among-issues-to-be-discussed-2153962
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-full-text-of-joint-statement-made-by-india-and-pakistan-2153928

6 DECEMBER 2015

National Security Advisors of India, Pakistan discuss terrorism, J&K in Bangkok

In a sudden breakthrough, National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan held talks in Bangkok today on a wide gamut of bilateral ties including terrorism and Jammu and Kashmir, and agreed to take forward the “constructive” engagement
http://atimes.com/2015/12/national-security-advisors-of-india-pakistan-discuss-terrorism-jk-in-bangkok/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1224563/pakistan-india-nsas-hold-talks-in-bangkok

23 OCTOBER 2015

Pakistan’s PM Sharif attacks ‘dangerous’ India in US speech

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today kept up his attack on India and warned that Pakistan will have to take « credible deterrent » measures in the face of Indian « arms build-up » and « dangerous military doctrines »
http://www.sify.com/news/sharif-attacks-dangerous-india-in-us-speech-news-national-pkxvaiegfiabf.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1215094/nawaz-urges-us-to-side-with-pakistan-against-indian-aggression
http://www.sify.com/news/india-desires-dialogue-but-pak-uses-terrorism-as-instrument-mea-news-national-pkxtcvdjjaidb.html

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

 

19 AUGUST 2015

Pakistan and Russia sign a landmark defence deal

Pakistan and Russia on Wednesday signed a landmark defence deal that includes the sale of four Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ attack helicopters to Pakistan
http://www.dawn.com/news/1201473/pakistan-russia-sign-landmark-defence-deal

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 7 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 7 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 7, 2019

1461: The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a failed coup against the Tianshun Emperor and commits suicide by jumping down a well
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion_of_Cao_Qin

1942: Beginning of the Battle of Guadalcanal, up to February 7, 1943

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-invade-guadalcanal
 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_guadalcanal.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZBNqg5Weg

1964: Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0807/5275.html
http://blogs.archives.gov/prologue/?p=13473

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbm2NysG-SQ

1965: First Vietnamese ambush on Thailand’s soil

1965: Signature at Kuala-Lumpur of an agreement for Singapore to leave Malaysia

1967: Vietnam War: The People’s Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant

2009: The new leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger separatist group is arrested. Selvarajah Pathmanathan, was wanted by Interpol in connection with allegations he smuggled arms for the Tigers for decades
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/08/20098773917105764.html

2009: The Pakistan’s most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, is killed by a US missile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8188859.stm

On 7 August in South Asian history

Rabindranath Tagore 2

ON 7 AUGUST IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 7, 2019

1871: Birth of Abanindranath Tagore, Indian painter who died on December 5, 1951
http://www.indianetzone.com/9/abanindranath_tagore.htm
http://www.chitralekha.org/abanindranath.htm
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Abanindranath+Tagore&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=zM8fUJjJOcnQhAek-YHYCg&ved=0CF0Q_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

Abanindranath Tagore

1905: Indian National Congress declares boycott of British goods

1925: Birth of M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
http://ramsap.tripod.com/swami1.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApzQFvX9u4

1941: Death of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, 1913 Nobel Prize Laureate, born on May 7, 1861

Rabindranath Tagore 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1913/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/7th-august-1941-nobel-laureate-rabindranath-tagore-passes-away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d7-lGVo64c&feature=related

1955: Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Ali Bogra is forced to resign by the new governor General Iskander Mirza
http://www.bogra.org/bogra1.html

2009: The new leader of the defeated Tamil Tiger separatist group is arrested. Selvarajah Pathmanathan, was wanted by Interpol in connection with allegations he smuggled arms for the Tigers for decades
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/08/20098773917105764.html

2009: The Pakistan’s most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, is killed by a US missile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8188859.stm

2018: Karunanidhi, Indian political icon and DMK leader, dies at 94
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/07/asia/muthuvel-karunanidhi-intl/index.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45093900
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/kalaignar-m-karunanidhi-dravidian-stalwart-passes-away/article24624489.ece?homepage=true

On 7 August in Japan’s history

ON 7 AUGUST IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on August 7, 2019

479: Death of Yuryaku 21st emperor of Japan, born in 418
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Y%C5%ABryaku

1942: Beginning of the Battle of Guadalcanal, up to February 7, 1943
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-invade-guadalcanal
 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_of_guadalcanal.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZBNqg5Weg

1985: Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan’s first astronauts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takao_Doi

1987: Death of Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan (1957-1960), born on November 13, 1896
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/nobusuke-kishi

2011: Death of Joe Yamanaka, Japanese singer, born on September 2, 1946

http://www.tokyograph.com/news/rock-vocalist-joe-yamanaka-dies-at-64/

On 7 August in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 7 AUGUST IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on August 7, 2019

1461: The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a failed coup against the Tianshun Emperor and commits suicide by jumping down a well
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion_of_Cao_Qin
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7631.html

1661: Death of Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic, born in 1608
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin_Shengtan

1864: Death of Li Xiucheng, Chinese General in the Taiping Rebellion, born in 1823
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Xiucheng
http://taipingrebellion.com/fall.htm
http://www.executedtoday.com/2013/08/07/1864-li-xiucheng-taiping-rebellion-general/

1927: Chen Duxiu is dismissed from the chairmanship of the Chinese Communist Party
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Chen_Duxiu
http://sites.asiasociety.org/chinawealthpower/chapters/chen-duxiu/

 

1967: Vietnam War: The People’s Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant

1978: Birth of Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
http://wiki.

1978: Birth of Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Yeung

1994: Death of Liu Haisu, Chinese painter, born on March 16, 1896
http://www.artnet.com/artists/liu-haisu/biography
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7651.html

Liu Haisu Mount Huang

2014: One of China’s most prominent dissidents, Gao Zhisheng, is released after three years in jail
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28689580
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11019505/Wife-speaks-to-dissident-Gao-Zhisheng-after-he-is-released-from-prison.html