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GERMANY TO EXTEND AFGHANISTAN MILITARY MISSION

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has decided to extend the military mission in Afghanistan for another year, Deutsche Welle reported, adding that a leaked...

NATO CHIEF SAYS GOVT MUST PLAY A ROLE IN PEACE PROCESS

Wrapping up the two day NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday, the alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said the organization is in Afghanistan...

NEPALI RESEARCHER WINS 2019 OWSD-ELSEVIER FOUNDATION AWARD

Nepali researcher Tista Prasai Joshi has been named one of the winners of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award for her work in biological sciences. A...

LANKAN PM SUGGESTS FLATS FOR MUSLIM IDPS IN NORTH

It has been decided to construct flats for Muslims who were displaced after they were chased out of Jaffna during the war. Prime Minister Ranil...

SECURITY OF ROYAL VISIT ASSIGNED TO ARMY

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high level preparatory meeting on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,...

Taliban announce surprise talks with US in Pakistani capital

The Taliban has said it will meet envoys from the United States for talks next week in Pakistan, even as another round of negotiations...

Bangladesh PM Hasina hints on retirement from politics after present term

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given hint that her present — and third consecutive — term could possibly be her last as prime...

Celebrations as India nationality law fails

Celebrations have erupted in north-east India after a contentious nationality law put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government failed to pass. The proposed changes...

Sri Lanka sets to launch global campaign to promote Ceylon Tea

Sri Lanka sets to launch a mega global campaign to promote its popular Ceylon Tea this year in order to boost its tea exports,...

EC MAHBUB THINKS DEMOCRACY NOT ONE-PARTY AFFAIR

mahElection commissioner Mahbub Talukder. File PhotoClaiming that the upcoming upazila parishad election has lost its glamour as it is not a participatory one, election...

Six-member Saudi delegation arrives in Pakistan

A six-member delegation of the Saudi government arrived in Islamabad ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan on February 16....

BISWA IJTEMA BEGINS TODAY

Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim congregations in the world, will start on the bank of the Turag river in Tongi on Friday,...

US WARNS INDIA AGAINST BUYING VENEZUELAN OIL

Washington, February 13 (The Statesman): The hardline US National Security Adviser John Bolton has issued a warning to India against buying Venezuelan oil, saying...

NEPAL: TOURIST ARRIVALS UP 25PC IN JANUARY

Foreign tourist arrivals to Nepal rose 25.4 percent year-on-year in January with the strongest growths recorded from India, China, the US, Thailand and Japan....

India is buying 72,400 assault rifles from American firm to replace...

India has signed a contract with an American firm for 72,400 assault rifles at a cost of around Rs. 700 crore, Defence Ministry officials...

7th Bhutan-Bangladesh commerce secretary level meeting underway in Thimphu

To exchange ideas and explore new areas of cooperation to promote trade and commerce between the two countries, the 7th Bhutan-Bangladesh commerce secretary-level meeting...

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines’ war on drugs

Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country’s president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat...

MYANMAR SHOULD PAY US$6 BILLION IN COMPENSATION FOR ROHINGYA CRISIS: STUDY...

The research, conducted by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, interviewed 16,000 people and collected data on 3,300 households A latest study has suggested that Myanmar...

TALIBAN FORM NEW PEACE NEGOTIATING TEAM AHEAD OF QATAR TALKS

Taliban on Tuesday announced the formation of a 14-member peace negotiating team ahead of fresh round of peace talks with the US envoy in...

NEPAL: SCHEME TO ENSURE AT LEAST 100 DAYS OF JOBS FOR...

The government is rolling out a scheme that will guarantee minimum days of employment for citizens in a move that aims to deal with...

CITIZENSHIP BILL: MAMATA SUPPORTS BHUPEN HAZARIKA’S SON

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday came out in support of Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika's son on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...