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Massive preparations underway in India ahead of President Xi’s visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India on a two-day informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India’s external affairs ministry said that the summit will provide an opportunity for the leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance. India-China ties have recently come under strain as India bifurcated its northern state of Jammu...

How China is saving millions of youth from radical Islamic indoctrination

As the People's Republic of China celebrates its 70th anniversary, we dwell into the controversial topic of Xinjiang re-education camps. An issue that has received its fair share of coverage and criticism in the international media, with an agenda being pushed to millions of users around the world. The issue of re-education camps has been widely misrepresented by the Western...

2021 Asian Film Festival, Chooses Amber Martinez as Judge

In the afternoon of Saturday November 7th, 2020, in Beverly Hills, CA, the official judges were announced for next year’s 2021 Asian Film Festival. Among the announced judges was Amber Martinez, actress and producer. Amber Martinez’s first television appearance was in 1998 on TPS Television, in Michigan. She continued her TV Hosting, acting, and modeling career. After subsequently moving...

Ahmed Zulficar to Support in Raising Tech Cash for Palestinian Children

“I felt that I’m responsible to support these marginalized communities,” said Ahmed Zulficar from Egypt. In collaboration with a charity, that’s founded in 2003, works with hundreds of multi-faith and multi-cultural women and provides a safe space, as well as a variety of services including English lessons, lunch clubs for children, advice and advocacy services. Zulficar has previously volunteered for the...

India: Crowd Lynches Hindu Saints to Death Amidst Lockdown, Disturbing Video Goes Viral

In a disturbing incident, 3 people - two Hindu saints of 70 and 35 years of age, along with their car driver - were lynched to death in Palghar, Mumbai. A mob of over 100 villagers attacked the trio who were travelling to the city of Nashik to attend a funeral. The deceased have been identified as Sushil Giri Maharaj,...

India hits Turkey with $2.3 billion, Malaysia with $1.3 billion loss for siding with Pakistan on Kashmir

According to a Reuters report, India is considering restricting imports of products from Malaysia including palm oil, in reaction to the Malaysian PM criticizing New Delhi for its actions in Kashmir. As reported by multiple Indian and international news sources, the proposal is still under consideration. But is likely to be officially announced in coming weeks. The Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir...

Coronavirus deaths surpass SARS

Coronavirus Outbreak - China
China has officially raised the death toll from the Coronavirus epidemic to 811. Surpassing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003, as millions prepare to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break. In 2003, 774 people were killed by Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in more than two dozen countries. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Young Blooded Politician Sultan Bajwa in conversation with GEO News

Young-Blooded politician Sultan Bajwa sat down for an interview with GEO in our Lahore office on July 11 for discussing the current political situation in the country. During the 38-minute conversation, he discussed how he led his father’s (Tariq Mehmood Bajwa) campaign in the last elections from NA-117 and discussed the accomplishments and development works for the past tenures of...

Shinzo Abe to UN: Japan won’t take any Muslim ‘refugees’

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
UNITED NATIONS – Japan’s prime minister said on Tuesday that his nation needs to attend to its own demographic challenges posed by falling birth rates and an aging population before opening its doors to refugees. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at the U.N. General Assembly that Japan is ramping up assistance in response to the exodus of refugees to Europe...

Indian Lower House Passes Historic Bill that Proposes Giving Citizenship to Refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan

On Tuesday morning, the Indian lower house - Lok Sabha - passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, that seeks to give Indian nationality to persecuted refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Christian, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Buddhist and Hindu immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without...