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AFGHAN POLITICAL PARTIES FORM COUNCIL TO HELP ELECTIONS

Representatives of well-known political parties in the country formed a joint council on Friday (Apr 20) to support the voter registration process, elections and...

KATHMANDU AIRPORT CLOSED AFTER JET SKIDS OFF RUNWAY

Kathmandu airport was closed Friday (Apr 20) after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway,...

Pakistan, Poland sign defence cooperation agreement

Pakistan Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir-Khan and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak signed an agreement between the two countries on cooperation in the field...

13,796 civilians killed in J&K since start of militancy, India’s home...

As many as 13,796 civilians and 5,123 security force personnel have been killed in Jammu & Kashmir since the advent of militancy in the...

Over 5 lakh still affected by Sri Lanka drought

Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan...

China wants to see smooth, stable elections in Bangladesh

China, the biggest trade partner with $15 billion exports to Bangladesh, wants to see the upcoming general elections “smooth and stable”. The Chinese Embassy’s economic...

Khawaja Asif to attend foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting that will be held in Beijing...

Pakistan terms PM Modi’s remarks on surgical strikes as false

Pakistan rejected as “false and baseless” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the ‘surgical strikes’ across the Line of Control in 2016 , saying...

Pakistan turns to China for high-end weapons: report

The downward trend in Pak-US relations has pushed Islamabad towards China for the procurement of high-tech weaponry as the United States has again become...

Nepal home minister calls for strengthening security

Nepal’s home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Thursday (Apr 19) issued instructions for tightening the security citing preparations being undertaken by domestic and external enemies...

PAKISTAN’S LONG-DELAYED NEW AIRPORT TO OPEN ON MAY 3

A long-delayed new international airport for Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, is set to open on May 3, a civil aviation official said during an advance...

CASH CRUNCH IN INDIA SPREADS ACROSS SEVERAL STATES

India's cash machines are running dry, leaving policymakers and bankers scrambling to assuage the public and prevent perception of the nation's fraud-hit financial system...

AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA TO DEVELOP KALAYMYO AIRPORT

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will develop an airport in Myanmar’s Sagaing Division, it has been announced. According to International Airport Review, the AAI signed...

Bangladeshi among Reuters’ Pulitzer-winning team

Mohammad Ponir Hossain, a Bangladeshi photojournalist, is one of the photography staff of the Reuters' team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography...

Pakistan, Chinese naval chiefs hold talks in Beijing

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi who is on an official visit to China has met his Chinese counterpart Vice Admiral Shen...

World’s largest aircraft lands in Sri Lanka’s southern airport

The world's largest aircraft, Antonov An-225 "Mriya" landed at the Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Apr...

Hasina’s Visva Bharati visit may be in sync with Modi’s convocation...

Bangladesh wants the inauguration of the upcoming Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva Bharati in presence of the two premiers — Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi....

Indian Prime Minister Modi confronted by angry protests in London

Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday (Apr 18), demonstrating over a rising tide...

China calls on India to get on board with Nepal projects

China has called on India to get involved in its connectivity projects with Nepal, saying they should both support the landlocked nation’s development in...

India developing destabilising doctrines, technologies, former SPD chief says

India’s expansionist and revisionist mindset is guiding its force posture development that makes war look more likely, said former head of Strategic Plans Division...

UK CAMPAIGN GROUP DISAPPOINTED AFTER AROUND 90 POLITICAL PRISONERS KEPT IN...

Burma Campaign UK yesterday expressed disappointment at the apparent decision by Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to keep around 90 political prisoners in jail. While...