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FreeBalochistan Billboards: Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch

FreeBalochistan Billboards: Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch

FreeBalochistan Campaign: Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch

Picture of the day: Baloch leader Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch

Concerns raised as China launches massive island-making vessel

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/631932/concerns-raised-as-china-launches-massive-island-making-vessel/story/ Published  November 4, 2017 6:19pm  By MARGARET CLAIRE LAYUG, GMA News China has launched Asia's largest dredging vessel described by local media as a "magic island maker," the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday. The vessel named Tian Kun Hao has begun its water tests at the coastal province of Jiangsu. The ship was reported to have a deck the size of nine basketball courts capable of dredging up to 6,000 cubic meters an hour and can dig as deep as 35 meters under the sea floor. It is also reportedly equipped with an advanced global positioning system. Measuring 140 meters long and 28 meters wide, Tian Kun Hao replaces Tian Jing Hao as Asia's largest dredging vessel. advertisement Tian Jing Hao was reported to have been extensively used in building artificial islands in the South China Sea. A maritime security expert was quoted b

ASEAN's China Shift Puts Vietnam on Coast Guard

Photo Credit: Nguyen Minh / Reuters / 達志影像 Truong-Minh Vu Truong-Minh Vu is a director of the Center for International Studies (SCIS) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of International Relations at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. His research interests encompass international and strategic relations of Southeast Asia.  Subscribe  Add to Favorite Try out the new features! Why you need to know China's growing influence in Southeast Asia leaves no country more isolated in terms of maritime strategy than Vietnam, and places increasing importance on the relationship with the United States and its impact on strengthening the Vietnam Coast Guard. Listen  powerd by  Cyberon    Less than a year ago, former U.S. president Barack Obama announced his intent to completely lift the arms embargo imposed on Vietnam since 1975. Observers of the relationship have held both strong expectations and some trepidation over the trajectory of U.S.-Vietnam mil

Oil losses could bankrupt the Iraqi Kurds

https://dailybrief.oxan.com/Analysis/DB225469/Oil-losses-could-bankrupt-the-Iraqi-Kurds Tuesday, October 31, 2017 The resignation of Kurdish President Masoud Barzani underlines the extent of the post-referendum debacle Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim today announced that Iraqi government forces had taken control of the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Turkey -- although Kurdish officials deny this. The border crossing is close to the vital oil pipeline tie-in at Fish-Khabur, where the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) oil export pipeline meets the federal pipeline (currently not operational) and continues through Turkey to the Ceyhan export terminal. Controlling this has been a key prize in recent fighting near Rabia, as well as in the US-mediated negotiations that followed a October 27 ceasefire. What next The fallout from the KRI's September 25 referendum will be devastating for the economy of the autonomous region, which

India :Ease of Doing Business ranking 100

* Ease of Doing Business ranking improved from 130 during last year to 100 this year. Mind you, GST is not yet factored in this ranking. * India's 30-place elevation is the highest jump that any country has ever made in this index * The country improved its ranking on six out of the 10 parameters used to judge ease of doing business, becoming the only large economy to do so this year * India is seeking to reach the 90th rank in 2017-18 and 30th by 2020 * Since the Modi government assumed power in 2014, Ease of Doing Business ranking improved from 142 to 100 today. * China's rank did not improve, even though its Distance to Frontier (DTF) score increased by 0.40 points. India's DTF score is at 60.76, a mega jump of 4.71 points from last year * This result is no reason for complacency as the govt already recognised the areas of improvement *This is only possible with Modi's Juggernaut* Congress, it's time you stop all your rallies for elections and rally behi

Pakistani Millitary abduct Dr.Allah Nazar Wife and Daughter

#Baloch  leader  @DrAllahNizar ’s.wife, Fazeela and adopted daughter  Popal Jan were abducted by Pakistani forces today from Quetta. Baloch Diplomacy strongly condemn this dastardly act by Pakistani Millitary and Establishment for violating international law ,  it is the responsibility of Pakistan to ensure Safety and Security of all.

The Twists and Turns along China’s Belt and Road

30/10/2017   Michael Kovrig   Economy Image  courtesy of Pilar Rubio Remiro/Flickr.  (CC BY 2.0) This article was  originally published  by  International Crisis Group  on 2 October 2017. “The project of the century” is how Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi touted the Belt and Road Initiative to the world when addressing the UN General Assembly on 21 September. It was only the latest in a series of pronouncements and events, including a Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May and the ninth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Xiamen in early September, choreographed to position China at the vanguard of a new stage of globalisation. Step by step, China is demonstrating that the Belt and Road is now the guiding framework for its international economic statecraft. Formally launched in 2013, the vision combines a Silk Road Economic Belt along the ancient Eurasian routes, a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road through the South China Sea and across the Indian Ocean,

56 Baloch abducted by Pakistan army in Balochistan and Sindh

 بلوچ سرمچار 4 mins ago Reports from Balochistan and Sindh confirm 56 Baloch abducted and forcible disappeared in a few days. The detailed report is as follows: On 28 October 2017 ,  Nawaz Atta , the information secretary of Baloch Human Rights Organization ( BHRO ), a Balochistan based human rights group was abducted along with eight others from Karachi. The abductees include eight years old Aftab Younis, 17 years old Abid Ashraf, 17 years old Farhad Anwar, 18 years old Sajjad Yar Jan, Ulfat Altaf, Rawat Taj Muhammad, Muhammad Arif Muhammad Younis and Ilyas Faiz Muhammad. On 28 October 2017 , security forces abducted six persons from Chitkan and Airport road Panjgur district Panjgur. Abductees are Murshid Muhammed Baksh resident of Chitkan Panjgur, Salim Khuda Bakhsh, Pir Bakhsh Issa, Khaliq Dad Mengal, Asad Jamal and Issa Raza, residents of Gichk Panjgur. Khan Muhammad was abducted by security forces from Faqir Colony district Gwadar and Khalil Faiz Mihammad was abducted from