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Lanka recalls its defence attache in UK over anti-Tamil gesture

Sri Lanka has recalled its defence attache in the UK for an inquiry following his offensive act of gesticulating to slit throats of Tamil...

India shouldn’t worry about China-Bangladesh ties, says Sheikh Hasina

India should not be worried about Bangladesh's growing ties with China, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, asserting that the cooperation with Beijing was...

China wanted to split India, Bhutan through Doklam: Shivshankar Menon

China's political goal was to "split" India and Bhutan over the Doklam standoff, India’s former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said on Wednesday while...

Time to reflect on advancing ties with Bhutan: Sushma

As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday (Feb 21) said that it...

US urges Taliban to speak with Kabul first if they want...

The United States urged the Taliban to speak with the Afghan government first if they want to hold peace talks with Washington. “We have seen...

CANADA’S PM SAYS INDIA TRIP ABOUT BROADER TIES NOT JUST POLITICAL...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week,...

PAKISTAN GIVEN 3-MONTH REPRIEVE OVER TERRORIST FINANCING WATCHLIST

Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist...

STRANDED ROHINGYA REFUSE TO RETURN TO MYANMAR WITHOUT GUARANTEE

Rohingya refugees living in no man’s land refused to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security after Bangladesh and Myanmar officials met...

India to catalyze Bangladesh-Nepal bilateral power tie up

Indian land between Bangladesh and Nepal is going to be the conduit for the two friendly international neighbors to have large scale hydropower trade...

Amid call for help, ex-Maldivian president meets Indian defence minister

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed met defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sought India’s intervention to defuse the crisis in his country in the wake...

Appeal filed with HC against BD opposition leader’s sentence

A day after receiving the certified copy of the lower court verdict, lawyers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal...

8 Afghan policemen killed in overnight insurgent attack

Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east. In western Farah province, attacks on police checkpoints...

Saudi Arabia suspends fish imports from Myanmar

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended fishing imports from Myanmar, according to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation. Saudi Arabia’s general authority for food and medicine suspended aquaculture...

Afghan Taliban offer

A renewed offer of negotiations by the Afghan Taliban, though once again insisting on direct talks with the US rather than the Afghan government,...

Daesh troops redeployed to Afghanistan, Pakistan: CIS Anti-Terrorism Center

Daesh is gaining a new foothold for its troops' deployment in Afghanistan and Pakistan instead of the territories lost in Syria and Iraq, Col....

Publication of NRC in Assam: SC says ‘no’ to extension of...

Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday (Feb 20) declined pleas to extend the date for the final publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in...

China in talks with Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

China has been quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60 billion worth of...

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical...

India expects Maldives to end emergency, implement top court order

India on Tuesday (Feb 20) urged the Maldives government against seeking an extension of the state of emergency and resume the political process with...

Nepal’s ruling party merges into super bloc with Maoists

Nepal's ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years...

AL UNEASY WITH BNP STRATEGY OVER KHALEDA VERDICT

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) had to take a stance over the conviction of party chief Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case,...