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Pakistan has emerged stronger from “tribulations”: Army chief

Pakistan has emerged stronger from the "tribulations" though the fight against terrorism "is still on", Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has told Italian...

India’s union minister MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

India’s minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar resigned on Wednesday, buffeted by a storm of allegations of sexual misconductdating back to the...

Maldives’ president says preparing to step down with no regrets on...

The president of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, said on Wednesday he had no complaints or reservations about any of his decisions while in office,...

Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain,...

India orders to move 2,000 SSB personnel to strengthen Intelligence Bureau

Over 2,000 non-combatised personnel of border guarding force – SSB – have been finally ordered to be moved to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) as...

India’s 200 miles-per-hour bullet train has starting trouble

India's bullet train project is moving at the pace of a commuter train instead. A year after the project was kicked off, only 0.9 hectares...

Rupee-oil problem: Will Saudi Arabia agree to this Iran model for...

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, on Monday warned oil producers like Saudi Arabia that high crude prices are hurting the global economy+ ,...

Bangladesh approves works to facilitate river transit to India

Bangladesh’s Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved a number of procurement proposals including awarding a contract for development of fairway from Sirajganj...

UN SECURITY COUNCIL ASKED TO HEAR FROM UN MISSION ON MYANMAR...

The United States and eight other countries on Tuesday requested a United Nations Security Council meeting on Myanmar to hear from a UN fact-finding...

INDIA FRETS AS ‘PRO-CHINA’ OLI IS STILL TO APPOINT ENVOY

Eight months after the K P Oli government took office in Kathmandu, Nepal is yet to send an ambassador to India. This is a...

AFGHAN DROUGHT ‘DISPLACING MORE PEOPLE THAN TALIBAN CONFLICT’

A deadly drought in Afghanistan is causing a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more people this year than the war between the government and...

EC MEMBERS RETURN TO MALDIVES

The elections commission members who had left the country amid increasing death threats following allegations of vote rigging in last month's presidential elections have...

BHUTAN: YEAR-ON-YEAR INFLATION AT ALL-TIME LOW IN AUGUST

According to the National Statistics Bureau’s report, the prices of goods and services increased by two per cent between August last year and August...

BANGLADESH MOVES 1 NOTCHES DOWN IN GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX

Bangladesh has been ranked the 103rd most competitive economy in the world, moving 1 notches down from last years' ranking, on the World Economic...

Pakistan’s first digital city to be established near Islamabad

The first ever digital city in Pakistan is being initiated by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the nearby areas of Islamabad. Kamran Khan Bangash, Special...

Navies from China, India, US to meet in Colombo

The navies from China, India and the US are to meet in Colombo next week at a conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy. Navy...

Facebook bans more Myanmar military-linked accounts for spreading propaganda

Facebook has removed nearly two dozen more accounts and pages linked to Myanmar’s military, which the U.N. is investigating for possible charges of genocide...

Nepal-India border security meeting concludes

The Nepal-India border security meeting concluded in Araria of India. The meeting focused on minimisation of problems related to peace and security, combating criminal activities,...

J&K fourth phase sees just 4.2% polling

In the lowest turnout recorded in the urban local bodies polls in Jammu and Kashmir, just 4.2% of the electorate voted in the fourth...

Maldives court rejects witnesses in major blow to pres’ election challenge

Maldives' apex court on Tuesday refused to hear the three witnesses presented by incumbent president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to back his motion to...

Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills

The Pakistan Army and the Russian military will be holding joint military drills in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 to November 4. According...