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Afghanistan to figure at Russia-NATO talks

The Afghanistan conflict will be on the agenda at next week’s meeting between representatives from Russia and NATO, a media report says. The meeting would...

Bangladesh set to sign 15-year gasoil import deal with India

Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) is set to sign a 15-year deal with Indian oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) to import gasoil to...

3-ft-tall JeM militant in J&K new security headache for Indian Army

A 47-year old militant, who is only three feet tall, is reported to be behind the recent attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Kashmir. According...

Nearly 400,000 people under poverty line in Nepal

Nearly 400,000 people are reeling under the poverty line across 25 districts in Nepal, according to a report unveiled by the Ministry of Cooperatives...

Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya: Amnesty

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new...

India can help US to keep an eye on Pakistan: Nikki...

India can help the US keep an eye on Pakistan as President Donald Trump has "taken tougher approach to Islamabad harbouring terrorists", US ambassador...

US expects Pakistani govt’s ‘decisive action’ against militants: Tillerson

  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today said the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorists and such a move will improve Islamabad's...

No need for a new Constitution, say Sri Lanka Buddhist prelates

The Chief Prelates of two main Buddhist chapters on Wednesday issued a special announcement saying Sri Lanka did not need a new constitution or...

WB urges Bhutan to boost innovation in agribusiness

The level of innovation in Bhutan’s agribusiness firms is low, according to a World Bank report, which calls for the government to establish entrepreneurship...

Fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks, says Pak Army

Pakistan's military said Wednesday that new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan would help prevent militant attacks in both countries, but...

Probe finds Maldivian model in Bangladesh was not murdered

Bangladeshi police have concluded that Raudha Athif, a 21-year-old Maldivian medical student who was found hanged in her college dorm room, committed suicide after...

China to take 70 percent stake in strategic port in Myanmar

China has agreed take a 70 percent stake in a strategically important sea port in Myanmar, at the lower end of a proposed range...

Three drone strikes near Pak-Afghan border kill 31, Islamabad says ‘clear...

At least 31 people have died in three drone strikes targeting areas near the Pak-Afghan border in Afghanistan over 24 hours. At least 12 people...

Sir Lanka to support Pakistan holding next SAARC Summit, says Sirisena

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena said that his country would extend support to Pakistan to hold the next Summit of South Asian Association for...

Paktia police chief among 41 killed in attacks on Afghan police...

The death toll in a suicide and gun attack on police in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 41 with more than 200 wounded, an...

Nepal PM Deuba relieves all Maoist ministers of portfolio

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has relieved all the ministers representing CPN (Maoist Center) of their portfolios. According to Govinda Pariyar, Press Coordinator of...

India, Russia to hold first ‘tri-service’ war games starting this week

India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, said the Defence Ministry. The two...

Bhutan to set aside Hydropower revenue as part of stabilisation fund

The revenue generated by Bhutan’s three major hydropower projects- Mangdechhu and Punatsangchhu I and II will be set aside as part of the government’s...

UN says 582,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said Tuesday (Oct 17), warning that thousands more...

Afghan president Ghani to visit India prior to Pakistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is expected to visit India within two weeks before his travel to Pakistan. Earlier, Pakistan chief of army staff Javed Qamar...

EU to suspend invitations to Myanmar top Army officers

The European Union (EU) and its member states will suspend invitations to the Commander-in-chief of the Myanmar armed forces and other senior military officers...