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Bangladesh port authority grapples with China, S’pore, Korea, India proposals

The Chittagong Port Authority in Bangladesh has sought government intervention to select suitable financiers as it grapples with late proposals from China, South Korea...

Pak Army chief ‘expresses deep concern’ as violence in Afghanistan escalates

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the rising number of violent incidents in Pakistan's westside neighbour, Afghanistan, that...

No peace in Afghanistan if foreign occupation continues: Taliban leader

The leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position...

New criminal law sparks press freedom concerns in Nepal

Nepal introduced a new change to its criminal code on Friday, making the sharing of information that's been deemed confidential by the authorities, a...

President Yameen suspects India is in Maldives to keep watch on...

President Abdulla Yameen suspects that Indian personnel is in Maldives to keep watch on China, says Abhijit Singh, a former Indian naval officer. In an...

Bhutan’s LDC graduation likely to be deferred to 2023

Bhutan has sought a deferral of its LDC (Least Developed Country) graduation year to 2023 from 2021. The United Nation’s Committee for Development Policy...

INDIAN NAVY TO DROP IN TO YANGON PORT

To further strengthen close and strong bilateral relations between India and Myanmar, Indian Naval Ship Khanjar will call into Yangon, Myanmar from 18-20 August. INS Khanjar (P-47) is a Khukri-class...

IMRAN SWORN IN AS 22ND PRIME MINISTER

Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan at the Presidential house. The oath was administered by President Mamnoon...

KAMAL HOSSAIN URGES PM TO FREE ARRESTED STUDENTS

Eminent jurist Kamal Hossain on Friday urged prime minister Sheikh Hasina to unconditionally release before Eid-ul-Azha the students arrested during demonstrations for quota reforms...

Bangladesh to ramp power import to 10,000 MW from India

Bangladesh, which is currently importing around 700 MW of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country to...

Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi becomes first Muslim woman senator in Australia

At a time when Australia is embroiled in a bitter row over racism, Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi became the first Muslim woman to be appointed...

Taliban, Indonesian officials hold talks on Afghan peace

A delegation of Taliban visited Indonesia on August 12-15 and held talks with Indonesian sneior officials over the Afghan peace process and withdrawal of...

Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka amid China links

Japan's defence minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka for the first time in history from August 20 to 22. The embassy of Japan said...

China defence minister to discuss possibility of setting up hotline with...

Chinese minister of national defence and a member of the Central Military Commission Wei Fenghe is set to visit India from August 21 to...

Rohingya refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and bamboo....

FATF delegation urges Pakistan to toughen anti-terror financing laws

A delegation of the global financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has urged Pakistan to toughen its laws and implementation against terror financing...

Gwadar to become the next Dubai, vital for CPEC, says analyst

As the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) develops rapidly, investors have turned their attention to Pakistan's Gwadar port city. Gwadar, one of the Belt and...

IMRAN KHAN 22ND PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN

Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan during a special session of the Lower House on Friday after the majority of...

IMRAN KHAN IS HEARTTHROB TO MILLIONS: NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan is heartthrob to millions, after arriving in Lahore via Wagah Border...

MITSUBISHI AGREES TO BUY 25% STAKE IN SUMMIT LNG TERMINAL

Mitsubishi Corporation will purchase a one-fourth stake in Summit LNG Terminal, a unit of Summit Power International, the Japanese conglomerate has said. “Mitsubishi Corporation has...