Author: Blake Morgan

Tajikistan and China have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in the field of transportation and logistics.   Tajikistan’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) and Kashgar Jinlida International Logistics Center Co., Ltd have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation.  The parties reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of transportation and logistics, the MoT press center says.    The document was reportedly inked in Dushanbe on May 29 by Mr. Rahmiddin Salomzoda, Director of the State Unitarian Enterprise (SUE) Road Transport and Logistics Services at a Mot, and Mr. Yan Xijang, Director-General of the Jinlida International Logistics Center Co., Ltd in…

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Europe’s new “Iron Lady”, Estonia’s Kaja Kallas, is one of the strongest voices for an uncompromising stand against belligerent Russia. Brussels (30 June – 28). Having grown up under the Soviet occupation of Estonia, Kaja Kallas was urging EU leaders to take the Russian threat seriously long before the invasion of Ukraine On Saturday, the Reform Party chose climate minister Kristen Michal to replace outgoing Kaja Kallas, who is the EU’s new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The unanimous decision to nominate Michal was made following a closed-door meeting by the party’s governing board only two days after…

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ISLAMABAD   –   A ringleader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was reportedly killed in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, reports coming from the neighbouring country suggested. The slain terrorist Abdul Manan alias Hakeemullah (Shura Member of ex-TTP Malakand) was killed in Chaghasarai, District Asadabad, Kunar, Afghanistan. According to the reports, on 16 June 2024, prominent terrorist commander Abdul Manan was fatally injured as he remained actively involved in all sorts of terrorist activities including target killings, IED attacks, etc. Abdul Manan was formerly associated with the TTP Malakand Shura and was recognized as an aide to TTP leader Azmatullah Mehsud alias Azmat Lala and…

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Brussels/London (16/6 – 33.33) The defeat of the Russian Federation is a foregone conclusion. It is a reality. It is a must. Victory for Ukraine is non-negotiable. It is an absolute necessity. As ironclad as Brussels, London, Berlin or Washington. As ironclad as the Normandy battlefield, Waterloo, Verdun, or many other spots on the planet. We, the ones living in this generation that saw the war erupted right in front of our eyes, owe it to the young men and women in the Ukraine who gave their lives for this conviction. An excessive number of sceptics advocate for surrender. We…

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Last week, within just two days, China’s self-developed regional jet ARJ21 completed two breakthrough commercial operations linking China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang with the Central Asian region. The first commercial operation of the ARJ21 passenger-to-freighter conversion First, on June 6th, the ARJ21 passenger-to-freighter conversion aircraft completed its first commercial flight, marking the first time a derivative model other than the passenger version of the ARJ21 program entered commercial operation. The first commercial operation of the ARJ21 passenger-to-freighter conversion aircraft was by YTO Cargo Airlines, flight number YG9097, which flew from Yining, the capital of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang, to Tashkent,…

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After 16 years of containment and deterrence strategy toward Hamas, it seems that the barbaric massacre committed on October 7 brought the State of Israel to the conclusion that a terrorist organization that works to destroy the Jewish State cannot exist on its borders. Thus, the IDF’s tactical and intelligence failure may lead to a strategic turning point in Israel’s perception of security, not only against Hamas in the Gaza Strip but also toward Hezbollah, the Iranian proxy in Lebanon, which possesses an arsenal of more than 150,000 missiles with greater precision and destruction capabilities than those of Hamas. While October 7 will…

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Talk about history repeating itself. As Bangladesh goes to the polls exactly a month from now on 7 January 2024, the international community has begun to openly take sides for and against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Fifty years ago, as India fought the Pakistan Army in support of the creation of the new nation of Bangladesh, the US Seventh Fleet sent the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier in a show of strength for Pakistan, but before it could enter the Bay of Bengal, the former Soviet Pacific Fleet had dispatched one of its own ships. There was never a face-off, but…

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In Pakistan, Karachi is currently facing a severe shortage of essential medicines including life-saving drugs, vaccines, insulting for diabetes management, epilepsy drugs, and others, according to a report published by ARY News.  The shortage has caused serious concern among patients and citizens as the life-saving drugs are now being at higher prices in the black market.  Last month, the Drug Regulatory Authority also launched a crackdown against an artificial shortage of essential medicines. However, despite their action, the illegal sale of essential medicines continued. The health authorities also initiated the registration process for new life-saving drugs and fastened the efforts to…

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A hospital in New York City recently said it had successfully performed the world’s first eye transplant and the patient is doing well. New York University Langone Health said it performed the surgery last May. Hospital officials say it will be some time before it is known if the 46-year-old patient, Aaron James, will see with the new eye. But the transplant operation itself went well and the eye looks healthy. James is an electrician in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was hit in face by a live electric wire while at work in 2021. James was severely injured and came close to…

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The knee injury that Pakistan legspinner Abrar Ahmed sustained during a tour game earlier this week has ruled him out of the first Test against Australia on Thursday and created doubts around his participation in the two matches that follow. A press release from the PCB on Sunday said Abrar will stay with the team and undergo treatment in Perth. Then he will undergo “conservative rehabilitation” and will have to be reassessed before the Boxing Day Test to “ascertain his availability on this tour”. The PCB hasn’t ruled him out of playing in Melbourne or Sydney just yet, but has called up Sajid…

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