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Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

AFP SYDNEY: Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in what it said on Thursday is a bid to improve standards across the country’s Aus$28 billion ($22 billion) international education market. There are more than 550,000 international students in Australia, according to government data, which lists the lucrative sector as the country’s third-largest export […]

‘A foreign policy disaster’: What Indian papers say about Modi’s boycott of OBOR

‘A foreign policy disaster’: What Indian papers say about Modi’s boycott of OBOR

As dozens of world leaders arrived in Beijing to attend the “Belt and Road Forum” hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping, India refused to send an official delegation to the summit. India has maintained that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – a flagship project of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative ─ is a violation […]

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Foreign officials to be given visas only after full documentation: interior ministry

Our Desk The interior ministry on Thursday ordered all relevant government departments to strictly follow immigration rules pertaining to the entry, exit and stay of all foreign officials in Pakistan. In a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar, it was decided that all departments, including Civil Aviation, Immigration, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, […]

Beijing offers cash rewards to unearth foreign spies

Beijing offers cash rewards to unearth foreign spies

By AFP BEIJING:  China’s capital is stepping up a campaign against foreign espionage from Monday, offering rewards ranging from $1,500 to $73,000 to citizens who blow the whistle on suspected spies, state media said. Since taking office in 2013, President Xi Jinping has overseen a raft of laws and campaigns to secure China’s national security […]

Dutch PM stops plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing

Dutch PM stops plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing

Dutch PM stops plane carrying Turkish foreign minister from landing By Reuters PHOTO: AFP ANKARA/ROTTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte barred on Saturday a plane carrying Turkey’s foreign minister from landing, saying his visit will be a threat to public order. The move comes after Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he will travel to Rotterdam, […]

India has built ‘covert nuclear city’: foreign ministry

India has built ‘covert nuclear city’: foreign ministry

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Spokesperson for the Foreign Office has said on Thursday that India has erected a ‘covert nuclear city’ and have conducted inter-continental tests of missiles. Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson for the office revealed in a weekly press briefing in the federal capital today.  The department has revealed that a huge cache of atomic […]

Abdul Basit to replace Aizaz Ahmad as Foreign Secretary

Abdul Basit to replace Aizaz Ahmad as Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD: The government has in principle decided to appoint Abdul Basit as country’s new Foreign Secretary while Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary has been designated to become country’s envoy in the United States.  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is also retaining the portfolio of the Foreign Affairs has concluded consultations for appointing new administrative boss of the […]

Pakistan’s captaincy dilemma: Three out of five captains in PSL 2017 are foreign

Pakistan’s captaincy dilemma: Three out of five captains in PSL 2017 are foreign

At a time when cricket circles in Pakistan are debating whether to transfer captaincy from Azhar Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, it is worth noting that captaincy is indeed a critical problem facing the country right now. This is glaringly evident from the fact that three out of the five franchises in the upcoming second edition […]

Paying for border wall ‘not negotiable’, says Mexico foreign minister

Paying for border wall ‘not negotiable’, says Mexico foreign minister

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Mexico is willing to talk with the United States in order to maintain good relations, but paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall “is not negotiable,” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Thursday. “There are things that are not negotiable, things that cannot and will not be negotiated. The fact that it […]

Trump hosts first foreign leader as May visits White House

Trump hosts first foreign leader as May visits White House

WASHINGTON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Donald Trump on Friday, the US presidents first official meeting with a foreign leader that is set to be dominated by talk of trade and security. After igniting a row this week with Mexico over his plans to build a border wall, Trump will likely […]

Prime Minister’s envoys sensitize French Senate and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Kashmir Issue

Prime Minister’s envoys sensitize French Senate and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Kashmir Issue

Paris, 28th September, 2016. The special envoys of the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq and Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, Member of Pakistan National Assembly met with French Senators, Senior officials of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, local think tank and Pakistani Kashmiri community in Paris today and […]

Finance Minister’s meeting with French Foreign Minister

Finance Minister’s meeting with French Foreign Minister

Paris, Sep. 16, 2016: Wrapping up his official visit to Paris, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs met today Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France. Finance Minister conveyed his deepest condolences on the loss of lives in the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and […]