politics – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:10:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.3 China furious after Trump signs Hong Kong legislation http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/china-furious-after-trump-signs-hong-kong-legislation/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/china-furious-after-trump-signs-hong-kong-legislation/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:30:27 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34654 Protesters have called on the US to support their movement during mass protests that began in June. [Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters]   Published in AlJazeera on Nov 28th, 2019, Trump says he signed bills out of ‘respect’ for China, but country reacts with fury and warns of ‘firm countermeasures’. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation …

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Lebanon’s Hariri steps aside to speed up new govt http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/lebanons-hariri-steps-aside-to-speed-up-new-govt/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/lebanons-hariri-steps-aside-to-speed-up-new-govt/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:25:18 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34655 “I strongly adhere to the rule of ‘not me, but someone else’ to form a government,” Hariri said.   Published in Arabian Business on Nov 27th, 2019, By AFP Demonstrations demanding an overhaul of Lebanon’s entire political system have rocked the small Mediterranean country since mid-October Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister said Tuesday he will not …

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Anger over India’s diplomat calling for ‘Israel model’ in Kashmir http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/anger-over-indias-diplomat-calling-for-israel-model-in-kashmir/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/anger-over-indias-diplomat-calling-for-israel-model-in-kashmir/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:20:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34657 Kashmir is reeling under a crippling military lockdown and internet blackout for nearly four months [Danish Ismail/Reuters]   Published in AlJazeera on Nov 28th, 2019, In video posted by filmmaker, India’s consul general to US seems to advocate Israel-like settlements of Kashmiri Hindus. A senior Indian diplomat has triggered a controversy by calling for the …

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Saudi-led coalition says to free 200 Yemen rebels in peace effort http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/saudi-led-coalition-says-to-free-200-yemen-rebels-in-peace-effort/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/saudi-led-coalition-says-to-free-200-yemen-rebels-in-peace-effort/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:15:59 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34659   Published in Arabian Business on Nov 26th, 2019, By AFP Coalition says will also allow patients needing medical care to be flown out of Sanaa airport The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Huthi rebels said Tuesday it will release 200 insurgents, as efforts pick up pace to end the conflict in the impoverished country. Patients …

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China says developed countries lack ‘political will’ on climate goals http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/china-says-developed-countries-lack-political-will-on-climate-goals/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/12/02/china-says-developed-countries-lack-political-will-on-climate-goals/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 20:10:51 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34656   Published in The Express Tribune on Nov 27th, 2019, By AFP BEIJING: Beijing on Wednesday accused developed countries including the US of doing too little to curb global warming, ahead of a UN summit discussing controversial issues including climate compensation. China is the world’s second-largest economy and the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide but has repeatedly …

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Hundreds protest corruption in Kuwait http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/hundreds-protest-corruption-in-kuwait/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/hundreds-protest-corruption-in-kuwait/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:27:12 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34436 Kuwaiti demonstrators take part in a demonstration against corruption in Kuwait City   Published in Arabian Business on Nov 7th, 2019, The demonstrators called on speaker of parliament Marzouq al-Ghanim to step down Hundreds protested in front of Kuwait’s parliament on Wednesday evening against the state’s perceived unwillingness to fight corruption, in a country where …

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Iran pumps centrifuges with uranium gas as nuclear deal crumbles http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/iran-pumps-centrifuges-with-uranium-gas-as-nuclear-deal-crumbles/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/iran-pumps-centrifuges-with-uranium-gas-as-nuclear-deal-crumbles/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:26:07 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34435   Published in AlJazeera on Nov 7th, 2019, Latest step means Fordow facility will move from its permitted status as a research plant to an active nuclear site. Iran stepped up activity at its underground Fordow nuclear plant early on Thursday – a move France said showed for the first time that Tehran explicitly planned to …

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Sajid Javid compares Labour to ‘anti-vaxxers’ over economy http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/sajid-javid-compares-labour-to-anti-vaxxers-over-economy/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/sajid-javid-compares-labour-to-anti-vaxxers-over-economy/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:25:50 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34434   Published in Independent on Nov 7th, 2019, Lizzy Buchan Chancellor seeking to get on the front foot after a bruising few days for the Tories Sajid Javid will compare Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell to “anti-vaxxers” who refuse to listen to the experts over the economy. In his first appearance on the campaign trail, the chancellor …

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan re-elected President of the UAE http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/sheikh-khalifa-bin-zayed-al-nahyan-re-elected-president-of-the-uae/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/sheikh-khalifa-bin-zayed-al-nahyan-re-elected-president-of-the-uae/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:24:36 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34433   Published in Gulf News on Nov 7th, 2019, This will mark the start of his fourth term as the President of the UAE Abu Dhabi: The UAE Supreme Council has re-elected His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE for a fourth five-year term. The Council expressed its deep …

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Saudi Arabia recruited Twitter employees charged with spying: US http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/saudi-arabia-recruited-twitter-employees-charged-with-spying-us/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/11/11/saudi-arabia-recruited-twitter-employees-charged-with-spying-us/#respond Sun, 10 Nov 2019 19:23:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=34432 Those charged were Twitter employees Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, along with Ahmed Almutairi, a marketing official with ties to the royal family [File: Amr Nabil/AP]   Published in AlJazeera on Nov 7th, 2019, Two Saudi citizens, one American, accused of working together to unmask ownership of dissident Twitter accounts. Saudi Arabia‘s government, frustrated by …

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