October 9, 2012

Abdi Farah Shirdon Said is the new Somali PM

Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has been chosen as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was recently chosen by parliament in a UN-backed process, selected

September 9, 2012

India, Pakistan eased visa regime

Indian signed long-awaiting visa agreements aimed to make the visa norms more lenient and liberal. The new visa regime – the first major modernization since 1974 – in particular

September 9, 2012

Canada severs diplomatic ties with Iran

Canada has severed diplomatic relations with Iran, closing its embassy in Teheran. As per Canadian Foreign Minister major factors behind the move were Teheran’s nuclear programme, its support for

August 23, 2012

Terrorist attack Pakistan’s Kamra air base

  Pakistan’s security structure was breached when terrorists belonging Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked Pakistan Air Force’s Minhas Base in Kamra (a two-hour drive from Islamabad). Although all the terrorists

August 20, 2012

OIC suspends Syria’s Membership

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the 57-member body of Islamic countries, suspended Syria from the organization. The decision was taken despite strong opposition from Iran, during the OIC summit