Asia Pacific Jun 16, 2020

India and China add to nuclear arsenals in 2020, report says

India and China have added to their nuclear warhead stockpile in the last year while all other nuclear-armed nations like the U.S., Russia and France, continued to modernize their arsenal, according to a recent report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. India increased its ...

Two survive Pakistan plane crash that leaves 97 dead

Asia Pacific May 23, 2020

Two survive Pakistan plane crash that leaves 97 dead

Ninety-seven people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, health officials said Saturday. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane had made multiple approaches to land at the city's airport when it came down in ...

India and Pakistan nuclear procurement networks larger than thought

Asia Pacific May 1, 2020

India and Pakistan nuclear procurement networks larger than thought

Hundreds of foreign companies are actively procuring components for India and Pakistan’s nuclear programs, taking advantage of gaps in the global regulation of the industry, according to a report by a U.S.-based research group. Using open-source data, the nonprofit Centre For Advance Defense Studies (C4ADS) ...

Too little, too late? Pakistan struggles to combat locust plague

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Mar 6, 2020

Too little, too late? Pakistan struggles to combat locust plague

Pakistan's farmers are struggling to combat the worst locust plague in nearly three decades as insect swarms decimate entire harvests in the country's agricultural heartlands and send food prices soaring. Heavy rains and cyclones sparked "unprecedented" breeding and the explosive growth of locust populations on ...