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Pakistan defies Washingtons sanction threats and starts building gas pipeline with Iran MikeRivero

Pakistan has started construction of an 80-kilometre section of a gas pipeline with Iran despite receiving sanction threats from the US. Working against US interests, though, the threat of sanctions only pushes Pakistan not only closer to Iran but also to China and Russia.

Construction for the pipeline from Gwadar in southwest Pakistan to a junction where it can join the Iranian gas pipeline finally started after years-long delays and Washington’s recent threat of sanctions.

Use of India's CBDC declines, but central bank presses ahead malterwitty
India's Reserve Bank deputy governor has revealed that transaction volumes using the nation's central bank digital currency (CBDC) have trended downwards since December 2023 – and may even have been inflated by one-off uses of the currency. In that month – around one year into the pilot – the number of digital rupee transactions hit the Reserve Bank's (RBI) goal of a million CBDC transactions each day. The pace did not keep up, however, as the total number of transactions using the e-rupee stands at 22 million, revealed deputy governor T Rabi Sankar.
Anti-Israel protesters torch KFC MikeRivero

A crowd chanting anti-Israel slogans set fire to a KFC fast food restaurant in the Pakistan-administered region of Kashmir on Friday night, leading to the arrest of more than 50 people, AFP reports, citing police.

The police chief of the city of Mirpur told the outlet over the weekend that nearly 400 protesters had gathered at the height of the demonstration, sparking clashes with law enforcement.

Happening now: Protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza at the Four Freedoms Monument in downtown Evansville MikeRivero

You may have noticed several people at the Four Freedoms Monument in downtown Evansville Friday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., they were gathering in protest of the war in Gaza.

We’ll hear from some of them later on 14 News.

You can see the crowd live on our SkyVision camera:

Pakistan to consider restoring trade with India top diplomat MikeRivero

Pakistan will “seriously examine” restarting trade ties with India, acting on sentiments expressed by its business community, according to the newly appointed Foreign Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar. Diplomatic ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbors have remained in deep freeze, with little sign of a potential warm-up. On Sunday, New Delhi accused Islamabad of being a sponsor of terrorism at “almost an industry level.”

Team Of Chinese Engineers Targeted By Suicide Bomber In Pakistan Ladylove

Separatist Islamic insurgents in Pakistan appear to be engaging in all-out war with the government and its Chinese partners who are building Belt and Road Initiative projects in the south Asian country. Beijing has been investing billions into Pakistan, but some regions are very high-risk in terms of the security situation.

Beijing Slams US for Getting Involved in China-India Territorial Dispute Ladylove

Beijing Slams US for Getting Involved in China-India Territorial Dispute

The US released a statement rejecting China's claim to Arunachal Pradesh, known as Zangnan in China

AirAsia PacificAfghanistan Retaliates Against Pakistan After Air Strikes Kill Eigh Ladylove

Eight civilians were killed Monday in “reckless” air strikes by Pakistan’s military in the border regions of Afghanistan, prompting Afghan forces to retaliate against Pakistani military outposts, Taliban officials said.

Border tensions between the two countries have risen since the Taliban government seized power in 2021, with Islamabad claiming militant groups are carrying out regular attacks from Afghanistan.