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Malala: Nobel laureate to a Twitter troll

Malala Yousafzai, the 22-year old Pakistani Nobel laureate who now lives in Birmingham, is being accused of "sharing fake news & peddling lies" on her Twitter profile with regards to Kashmir. The Nobel prize winner, on September 14th, sent out a series of tweets sympathizing with Kashmiris. Kashmir is a disputed region between India, Pakistan & China with all controlling...

India Captures Chinese Side of Pangong Lake – Region Controlled by China Since 1962: sources

In a fresh twist to ongoing India-China skirmishes, unconfirmed sources have asserted that India has now captured the Chinese side of Pangong Lake - a region that was taken under China's control post the 1962 Indo-China war. It is to be noted that the India-China stand-off recently took violent turns as the Chinese side killed 20 soldiers, in retaliation, India...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

China’s economy hits 30-year low

Chinese economy hits its 30 year low
The great Asian slowdown is here. China's economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost last three decades. Official figures show that the world's second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before - the worst figure in 29 years. It comes after almost two years of trade tensions with the US - although hopes of a...