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Three Dead as Police Raid Suspected Militant Camp in Maungdaw

Myanmar military and border police raided a suspected militant camp in the forests of Mayu mountain range of Rakhine State’s southern Maungdaw Township on...

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border

Pakistan has started the fencing work along the whole Pakistan-Afghanistan border or Durand Line. According to Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG, Inter-Service Public Relations...

PM’s adviser says Raheel Sharif cannot be recalled from Saudi Arabia

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday told the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that former chief of...

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley postpones Dhaka trip

The July trip of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Bangladesh has been postponed. The decision to stall the visit was officially conveyed to the...

Bhutan: Govt. will exceed 11th Plan targets: PM

The Bhutan government will not only achieve but exceed most of the 11th Plan targets by the end of its period, the Prime Minister...

Iranian drone allegedly on spying mission shot down ‘deep inside’ Balochistan

An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan's...

Celebrating Pakistan win, 17 men charged with sedition in India

Fifteen men who allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans and burst crackers in Mohad village of Madhya Pradesh’s Burhapur district after India’s defeat in the ICC...

China says it will link Pakistan corridor with project involving India

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be connected to a corridor that involves India, Bangladesh and Myanmar through the sea, Beijing announced on Tuesday...

Former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, on run for 43 days,...

Former Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan's life as a fugitive for 43 days ended abruptly on Tuesday when a team of West...

Bangladesh infrastructure is world’s costliest, says World Bank

Building infrastructure in Bangladesh is costliest in the world, the World Bank said in a briefing on the national budget. The global lender made the...

Pakistan Still Home To 2 Million Afghan Refugees: UNHCR

Pakistan has taken in Afghan refugees since the 1970s and until today, there is an estimated two million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. However, last...

Miners Flee Conflict in Kachin State

Kachin State, Myanmar — With the recent fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Tatmadaw, thousands of locals and workers fled seven...

Police seek charges against Gayoom’s assistant

The police are seeking charges former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s personal assistant over his refusal to appear for questioning over the alleged bribery...

People’s war was not a romance of a few individuals: Dahal

Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has remarked that the 'people's war' was not a romance of some...

The Guardian view on Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s impressive run in the Champions Trophy, though terminated by a thrashing from India in the semi-final last week, highlighted the cricket team’s striking progress and...

DNT demands Prime Minister resign

Stating that it is ready to sue the government, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and Finance Minister...

HRCSL: Foreign judges will enhance confidence in war crimes probe

 The government had agreed to the participation of foreign judges in a war crimes probe in accordance with Oct 1, 2015 Resolution moved at...

Wa-led alliance: We will only meet govt peace team as a...

An alliance of seven ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar led by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said it would only meet...

Opposition lawmaker slams broadcasting regulator over Medianet fine

Opposition MP Ahmed ‘ADK’ Nashid slammed the broadcasting regulator Thursday night over an MVR500,000 (US$32,425) fine imposed on the main cable television provider for rebroadcasting an Al Jazeera corruption...

Ram Nath Kovind had opposed SC status for Dalit Christians, Muslims

Ram Nath Kovind, when he was a BJP spokesperson, had objected to the proposed inclusion of Dalit Christians and Muslims in the Scheduled Caste...

Constitutional Council meet fails to pick CJ candidiate

A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) summoned to pick a candidate for the post of Chief Justice (CJ) ended inconclusively on Monday due...