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Chief justice Sinha returns home

  Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha returned to Dhaka after wrapping up his 16-day visit in Canada and Japan. He arrived here in a flight of...

Pakistan, China air forces conduct joint drills

The "Shaheen VI" joint military drills between Pakistan and China are ongoing in Chinese region of Urumqi. "The Chinese and Pakistani air forces have cooperated...

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque...

Myanmar's army chief on Saturday (Sept 23) blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused...

Senior journalist KJ Singh, mother murdered in Mohali

Senior journalist K J Singh and his 92-year-old mother were found murdered at their residence in Punjab's Mohali, officials said today. While 64-year-old Mr Singh's...

An impressive debut: Pak PM Abbasi ticked the right boxes in...

The newly-elected Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is on his first visit to the US to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations...

U.N. eyes $200 million for refugees

Bangladesh and aid organizations are struggling to help 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who have arrived since Aug. 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a...

‘Saudi Arabia to join CPEC,’ ambassador tells Pakistani media group

Saudi Arabia will "soon" undertake investments at Gwadar Port and join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), The News has reported quoting Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf...

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry...

Japan vice-minister pledges support for Union government on Rakhine issue, donates...

Myanmar’s Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye separately received Japan Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Iwao...

SIGAR report puts Afghan security deficiencies in focus

Deficiencies in Afghanistan's security forces, including the military and police, are getting renewed attention as the US administration considers sending more than 3,000 additional troops to the...

Bangladesh PM proposes UN-supervised ‘safe zones’ for Rohingyas in Myanmar

Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek...

States must compensate victims of cow vigilantism, punish violators: SC

The Supreme Court Friday said states were under obligation to compensate victims of violence by cow vigilante groups even without any judicial order. “We...

Nepal says will measure Mount Everest next year to see if...

Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over the height of the world's tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it...

Pakistan tells UN it won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

Pakistan refuses to be a "scapegoat" for Afghanistan's bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations...

Shelling across Pakistan-India border kills six civilians, wounds 30

Shelling along the disputed border between Pakistan and India killed six civilians, and wounded an additional 30 people, officials from the two sides said...

Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab to be opened next week

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the first Social...

Bhutan receives €1m from Austrian Development Agency

Bhutan received one million Euros from the Austrian Development Agency in Thimphu on Tursday. This is in addition to three million Euros the European Union...

Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, PM to IOM DG   

BD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing to create pressure on...

Pakistan wants ‘zero’ political or military role for India in Afghanistan

Pakistan has vowed to remain engaged with the United States in fighting regional terrorism and stabilizing Afghanistan, but said “any political or military” role...

Ghani meets Trump in NY, says ‘victory within sight’

President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday said “a cloud of uncertainty has been lifted and victory is within sight...

Two killed, 6 injured in grenade attack on J&K Minister’s cavalcade

Two civilians were killed and six persons, including two policemen, injured in a grenade attack on a cavalcade of senior Jammu and Kashmir Minister at Tral...