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Peace sells but who's buying: Historic increase in global violence since WWII

Jun 10, 2016

Peace sells but who's buying: Historic increase in global violence since WWII

In the 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI) curated by The Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP), India ranks at an abysmal 141 out of the 164 countries, trailing Mexico. #India #Terrorism #Pakistan #Taliban #ConnectTheDots #Peace #South Asia #world peace #global violence
China to invest $8.5 billion to upgrade Pakistan rail network, build gas pipeline

Jun 09, 2016

China to invest $8.5 billion to upgrade Pakistan rail network, build gas pipeline

China will invest about USD 8.5 billion to upgrade Pakistan's rail network and to build a key gas pipeline with Iran to meet the country's energy needs, a media report said. #China #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Gwadar #Iran #South Asia #CDWP
US calls for improvement in India-Pakistan ties

Jun 01, 2016

US calls for improvement in India-Pakistan ties

The US has called for improvement in bilateral relationship between India and Pakistan, expressing concern over nuclear and missile developments in South Asia, saying a sustained and resilient dialogue process between the two neighbours is important. #United States #Barack Obama #US #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #South Asia #Bilateral relations #nuclear
'It's not an arms race': US downplays Pakistan's fear of India's entry into NSG

May 28, 2016

'It's not an arms race': US downplays Pakistan's fear of India's entry into NSG

Reacting to Pakistan's opposition to India becoming a member of the NSG, the US said it is not about an arms race, but about civilian use of nuclear energy. #World #India #US #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Nuclear power #Nuclear Suppliers Group #NSG #South Asia #Indo-US ties #Nuclear race
Pakistan to host four-nation meet to discuss peace deal with Taliban

May 16, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meet to discuss peace deal with Taliban

The US, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China will meet in Islamabad this week to discuss a roadmap for negotiating a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban to end the 15-year insurgency #Terrorism #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #South Asia #Quadrilateral Coordination Group
A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

Apr 27, 2016

A 34-year wait? India to rise as an Asia-Pacific power by 2050, says UN report

India is projected to dominate the growth in the working-age population in Asia Pacific by 2050, according to a UN report #India #China #Asia-Pacific #Indian Economy #South Asia #UNDP #UN report #working age population
Unidentified gunmen target Karachi polio drive; kill seven policemen

Apr 20, 2016

Unidentified gunmen target Karachi polio drive; kill seven policemen

At least seven policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in two separate attacks during a polio camapign in Pakistan's Karachi on Wednesday. #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Karachi #South Asia #Anti-polio campaign #Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Not a reason for joy: India is among 10 countries with the highest declines in happiness

Apr 15, 2016

Not a reason for joy: India is among 10 countries with the highest declines in happiness

India figured among 10 countries that saw that largest declines in happiness levels between 2005-07 and 2013-15, according to a report. #India #United Nations #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Somalia #Happiness #South Asia #World Happiness Report #Shareworthy #UNSDSN