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India may not cooperate with US’s sanctions on Iran: Report

The degree to which India and the Indian firms will cooperate with the Trump administration’s reimposed sanctions on Iran is not certain, a Congressional...

No progress over Teesta deal, indicates BD FM

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali Wednesday indicated that there is no progress over Teesta water-sharing deal saying that the purpose of Prime Minister...

No relief to Pakistan on dispute over Indian power plant on...

The World Bank's two-day consultation with Pakistan on a controversy over India's power plant project on a cross-border river has ended inconclusively on Tuesday....

SABIKA SHEIKH’S FUNERAL PRAYERS OFFERED AT KARACHI’S HAKEEM SAEED GROUND

The funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a Texas school shooting last week, were offered at...

‘TERRORISTS’ MAY MOVE FROM AFGHANISTAN TO CENTRAL ASIA: RUSSIA

At a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart this week, Russia’s defense minister said it was extremely important to train the military to protect the...

REFUGEE SENT TO PNG BY AUSTRALIA DIES

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar died Tuesday after jumping from a bus on a remote Papua New Guinea island, almost five years after he...

ROHINGYA MILITANTS KILLED HINDU VILLAGERS IN MYANMAR: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Campaign group Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians...

Bangladesh imports another 500MW power from India from June 10

Import of another 500MW of power from India is set to start feeding the national grid from June 10 increasing the total imports from...

India to attend SCO anti-terror moot in Pakistan

In a significant development, India will be sending its delegation to Pakistan to participate in the anti-terrorism conference being held in Islamabad, under the...

16 killed, 38 wounded in Afghanistan blast

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded on Tuesday (May 22) when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying...

Myanmar to beef up embassy security in Pakistan

Myanmar has allocated K319.66 million (US$236,548) to beef up its security in predominantly Muslim Pakistan said Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin,...

Nepal launches tourism website in Chinese language

Nepal on Monday (May 21) launched an interactive tourism website, the first of its kind, in Chinese language to attract more Chinese tourists. Amid a...

Dodgy report disturbs Sino-Indian ties

A report in Sunday's South China Morning Post has lit a firestorm. It said that China has begun large-scale mining operations in Lhunze county,...

India does not agree with Trump’s ‘Me First’ approach: Swaraj

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday warned that the world was reeling under a storm of protectionism and said India did not agree with...

Delhi archbishop warns of threat to India’s secular fabric, triggering BJP...

The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to...

Watchdog finds little progress in Afghanistan, despite US military optimism

President Donald Trump’s South Asia strategy has shown few signs of progress this quarter, a US government watchdog report said on Monday, despite public...

GOOGLE REMEMBERS RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY

Google on Tuesday celebrated the 246th birth anniversary of renowned social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy recognised as the “Father of the Indian Renaissance”,...

OFF COLOUR: POLLUTION TURNS INDIA’S WHITE MARBLE TAJ MAHAL GREEN

India's white-marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city. One of...

DOZENS DIE IN KARACHI FROM RELENTLESS HEATWAVE

At least 65 people have died in recent days from a suffocating heatwave that has afflicted Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling southern port metropolis, the charitable...

TALIBAN ATTACKS GHAZNI DISTRICTS, CLASHES ONGOING

Local police officials confirmed on Tuesday morning that Taliban attacked Dih Yak and Jaghatu districts of central Ghazni province on Monday night and heavy...

Pakistan’s comments on wanting peace will be taken seriously, says Indian...

India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India will take any "comment on wanting peace" by Pakistani officials "seriously", Indian media reported Monday...