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Sri Lanka keen to enhance trade with Pakistan

Sri Lanka on Tuesday showed interest to further enhance bilateral trade and economic relations with Pakistan as both countries have good potential to do...

Pak army chief wants good relations with India, but it takes...

In a major gesture, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly said the military was ready to back the political leadership’s initiative for normalisation...

Moscow warns Daesh fighters fleeing Syria, Iraq for Afghanistan

Daesh has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan - many of whom fled Syria and Iraq this year -  Russia's head of the Middle East...

Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case, taken into custody

A special CBI court on Saturday (Dec 23) convicted former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and 15 other...

Afghanistan-China-Pakistan talks in Beijing next week

The first round of Afghanistan-China-Pakistan trilateral foreign ministers' talks will be held in Beijing on December 26, China’s Foreign Ministry said. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang...

Nuclearisation of Indian Ocean undermining SA’s strategic stability: Pak NCA

Pakistan’s The National Command Authority (NCA) on Thursday (Dec 21) expressed concern over the stockpiling of nuclear arms and plans for installation of Ballistic...

Indian IT companies establishing firm presence in China amid receding US...

In a first, India's IT industry has joined hands with Chinese authorities to establish the business equivalent of a marriage portal. The matchmaking platform...

Pakistan hits back after Pence remarks

Pakistan and the United States engaged in verbal duel on Friday (Dec 22) after Vice President Mike Pence claimed that the Trump administration had...

‘Rohingya bypass Bangladesh to directly enter India’

Following increased vigil by India along the border with Bangladesh, Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims fleeing the country have discovered new routes to sneak into India....

Communist Party of India urges govt to have friendly ties with...

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday (Dec 21) urged the Indian government to establish close relation with Nepal without interfering in its...

India downplays Maldives diplo drama

India has scotched rumours of a rift with the Maldives, saying the two countries enjoyed a close relationship with shared development and security interests. External...

Sri Lanka awards expressway contract to Chinese companies

Sri Lankan cabinet approved the awarding of a contract for the construction of the Ruwanpura Expressway from the Kahatuduwa entrance to the Southern Expressway...

India, China agree on early settlement of boundary question

India and China on Friday (Dec 22) agreed that an early settlement of boundary question served the fundamental interests of both countries, India's external...

India pledges US$25mil for Myanmar’s Rakhine to help refugees return

India will provide Myanmar with US$25 million (S$33.6 million) for development projects including prefabricated houses in troubled Rakhine state to enable the return of...

Indo-Asean Summit on January 25: India to host to 10 Asean...

The government of India is preparing for the mega Indo-ASEAN show which will be attended by all the 10 leaders from SE Asia in...

750 ‘made disappeared’ in last 10 yrs: BD opposition leader

Bangladesh’s biggest opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday (Dec 21) alleged at least 750 pro-democracy activists have been made disappeared...

1,344 farmers commit suicide in India’s Chhattisgarh state in 2.5 years

As many as 1,344 farmers committed suicide in Chhattisgarh during the last two-and-a- half years, the state government said on Thursday (Dec 21). In a...

‘Defence of Jerusalem is the core principle of Pakistan’s foreign policy’

Pakistan told the OIC Ambassadorial Group at the United Nations, which met Tuesday (Dec 19) ahead of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) special emergency...

Myanmar rice exports highest in 50 years in 2017-18

Demand for rice produced in Myanmar has risen to its highest level in 50 years in the current 2017-18 fiscal year, with rice exports...

Indian PM Modi talks with Nepal’s top leaders over telephone

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has talked with top leaders three major parties over telephone on Thursday (Dec 21) evening. Following the result of...

Maldives cosponsors Palestine resolution despite US threat

Maldives has cosponsored the resolution submitted to the United Nations General Assembly criticizing the decision to United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital...