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Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Taiwan’s gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

By AFP BEIJING, CHINA:  Taiwan’s giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn’t over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some countries. Challenges to an Asia-wide embrace of same-sex unions were highlighted by this week’s caning of two Indonesian men as punishment […]

Pakistan has the highest number of road accidents in Asia

Pakistan has the highest number of road accidents in Asia

KARACHI (Yes News) – Road accidents have earned Pakistan a dubious distinction as the country has the worst road traffic accident rate in Asia. Pakistan is first in terms of number of road accidents in Asia while ranked 48th in the world. This was also revealed in the programme that at least 51,400 people were killed […]

Ishaq Dar Holds Bilateral with Secretary General, OECD

Ishaq Dar Holds Bilateral with Secretary General, OECD

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq held bilateral meeting with Mr. Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris today. This was his second meeting with OECD Secretary General in the last three months. The Finance Minister informed the Secretary General that the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in […]