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Maldives police meets with City Council regarding gang violence

Maldives Police Service has met with the members of the Malé City Council regarding the surge of gang violence in the city. At the meeting...

Violence follows confrontation between villagers, police in Rakhine

Hundreds of people from Outt Nan village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State’s Rathedaung Township resisted security forces on Friday when policemen attempted to arrest men...

Sri Lanka Navy commissions first advanced offshore patrol vessel

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned the first of two Indian-built advanced offshore patrol vessels (AOPVs). Named SLNS Sayurala (with pennant number P623), the 105.7 m-long...

75% voter turnout in Bharatpur repoll

The re-election in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 held on Friday saw 75.58 per cent voter turnout.  The total number of votes cast today was 2,870. The...

Five border police have been killed during Taliban’s attack

Five border police personnel, including an officer, have been killed and seven others injured during the Taliban’s coordinated attack on police posts in Lashkargah, the...

Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

The world faces a shortage of prized Darjeeling tea because of deadly unrest in the idyllic Indian Himalayan foothills where it is grown. In the...

Muhith obstinate to repeatedly pass 16th amendme

Finance minister AMA Muhith said the government will repeatedly pass the controversial 16th amendment of the constitution despite scraping it by the Appellation Division. "We’ll...

Coordinating with Bhutan on Doklam issue: India

India, today, said it continues to engage with China diplomatically and has been coordinating with Bhutan to find a mutually acceptable solution to the...

Pakistan’s new PM Abbasi forms cabinet with an eye to 2018...

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday (Aug 4) formed a Cabinet filled with allies of toppled leader Nawaz Sharif, in a...

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to boost cooperation for peace, stability

Peace and stability can best be achieved through complementary efforts and enhanced cooperation, agreed military officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan in a high level...

Chinese PLA Navy’s most advanced hospital ship due in SL

Upholding the concept of peace, development and cooperation and creating a win-win situation as well as actively carrying forward international humanitarianism, Ark Peace has...

Father of robotics team member killed in Herat attack

The father of one of the Afghan girls who caught the world's attention when trying to attend a robotics contest in the United States was killed...

Increasing investment is govt’s priority: PM Deuba

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that increasing both domestic and foreign investment into the country has been the government’s priority. Inaugurating the 2nd Responsible...

OAG appeals to High Court against JPLP case judgement

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has appealed to the Bhutanese High Court against the judgement passed by the Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court on...

No-Faith Motion against Ravi handed over

The no-confidence motion signed by 32 Joint Opposition MPs against Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to the General Secretary of Parliament...

Corrections: Detained MPs do not need to be allowed to attend...

Parliamentarians under detention do not need to be allowed to attend People’s Majlis meetings, says Maldives Correctional Services. MCS made the statement in a press...

World Islamic body OIC tells Myanmar to protect rights of Rohingya...

Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the...

China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties

Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of...

‘100 bridges can collapse anytime’, Minister Nitin Gadkari tells parliament

Weeks after a bridge collapsed under the weight of a passing truck in Manipur, the government said there were scores of bridges across the...

Both AL, BNP see new alliance a positive sign

The ruling Awami League and its political arch-rival BNP are sensing a new polarisation in politics ahead of the upcoming general election and they...

Military brought country back on track, civilians derailed it: Musharraf

"Military rule has always brought the country back on track, whereas civilian governments have always derailed it," former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf said...