Thursday, November 23, 2017

Upset Pak Drops Bid To Include PoK Dam In China-Pak Economic Corridor

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has refused China's aid for a $14-billion dam being built on the river Indus and has also withdrawn its bid to include the project in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC over Beijing's strict conditions. The Diamer-Bhasha dam is located in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, and Islamabad has been struggling to raise money in the face of India's opposition.


pope francis, health care, health care inequality, medical treatment, us healthcare bill, medical access

Pope Francis on Thursday urged lawmakers to ensure that health care laws protect the “common good,” decrying the fact that in many places only the privileged can afford sophisticated medical treatments. The comments came as US lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation’s health insurance laws.


However, the country’s army has denied the allegations

New York-based group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday accused Myanmar’s security forces of committing “widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing” during the past three months.


We demand respect for the Constitution, a return to order, says AU chief Alpha Conde

The head of the African Union said on Thursday that the body “will never accept the military coup d'etat” in Zimbabwe.


Says China doesn’t want “a full-blown conflict,” but there will be no compromise on “sovereignty, territorial integrity and core interests”

China will handle more “squarely” issues such as Doklam and not adopt the past approach of trying to shelve differences, a Chinese expert said on Wednesday.


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