Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar

With many factories still closed in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, its trading partners are feeling the effects. Pakistan imports over $14bn worth of goods from China every year. Dwindling supplies has led to an inflation of prices for Chinese products. Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Prices of Chinese goods in Pakistan soar

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 people in southwest Pakistan

An explosion has rocked a rally in Quetta, southwest of Pakistan, killing at least ten people and injuring many others. The blast in the Balochistan province capital happened as demonstrators gathered outside the local Press Club on Monday. A suicide bomber set off a device near a police vehicle; two police officers are among the … Read more Suicide bomber kills at least 10 people in southwest Pakistan

International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees. It is estimated more than two million are sheltering in Pakistan, with some displaced since the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Ongoing violence makes returning home dangerous. But a repatriation programme is set to resume next month. … Read more International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

From Pakistan, the Kashmir region appears disputed. From India, it appears firmly under Indian control. Google Maps changes disputed borders based on the country a user is searching from, demonstrating its ability to bend information to its will. Read more: https://wapo.st/37nFgZD. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ … Read more Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

Coronavirus: Pakistanis stuck in Wuhan- BBC News

Over the past few weeks countries across the world have been evacuating their citizens from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the Coronavirus outbreak. But Pakistan – which has close economic and political ties to China – has decided not to. The decision has caused anger amongst the relatives of the approximately … Read more Coronavirus: Pakistanis stuck in Wuhan- BBC News

Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine

It is the worst invasion of desert locusts in a quarter of a century. The food supplies and livelihoods of millions across East Africa and South Asia are under threat. The situation has been declared a national emergency in some countries, including Somalia and Pakistan. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Locust plague: Millions at risk of famine

What’s caused an outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa and South Asia?

The insects are the world’s most dangerous migratory pests. Locusts can swarm in their billions and in January, densely enough to force an Ethiopian Airlines plane off course. Now they’re invading Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan. It is the worst outbreak in twenty five years and for Kenya, seventy years. The insects can spread … Read more What’s caused an outbreak of desert locusts in East Africa and South Asia?

Keeping big cats as ‘pets’, a growing trend in Pakistan

In Pakistan, keeping lions or tigers at home is a growing trend, flouting rules and safety regulations. The wild animals are seen as a status symbol in the country. Politics and lions often go hand in hand, with politicians buying big cats to symbolise their power. But now, even ordinary citizens are latching onto the craze for … Read more Keeping big cats as ‘pets’, a growing trend in Pakistan

India: Eleven years after Mumbai attacks, scars still visible

More than a decade after ten terrorists from Pakistan brought India’s financial capital Mumbai to a halt for nearly sixty hours, our team revisited the metropolis. They found that the scars of those deadly attacks are still visible across the city, even eleven years on. FRANCE 24’s Mandakini Gahlot, Alban Alvarez, Clément Laborde and Adil … Read more India: Eleven years after Mumbai attacks, scars still visible

Coronavirus: Pakistan not to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

Governments globally are grappling with the challenge of how to get their citizens out of China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak. But Pakistan is not evacuating anyone, leaving hundreds of foreign students in limbo. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Coronavirus: Pakistan not to evacuate citizens from Wuhan